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Portland House Bed and Breakfast

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19 Leonard Street, Keswick CA12 4EL, England
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

3rd visit to Portland House. Denise and Rod are great hosts and always willing to help and recommend walks, places to visit and things to do. Breakfasts are wonderful and particularly as they are locally sourced; ended up bringing home some cured bacon and black pudding from their local butcher. The shortbread in the room is just extra special. Can't... More 

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Rodden10, Owner at Portland House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

It was good to see you here again and we are pleased you had a good time. Thank you for another great review! We hope you enjoyed the bacon and black pudding when you got back - Keswick dry cured bacon is certainly delicious. We hope it won't be too long before you come back to see us. Best wishes... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great location to explore Keswick and the surrounding area. A warm welcome from the hosts followed through to excellent service during our stay. We'll definitely return by motorbike to take advantage of Rod's knowledge of local roads and to eat more of Denise's cake.

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Rodden10, Owner at Portland House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you Rob for this review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and are pleased you plan to return on your motorbike - we will certainly be able to give you ideas for riding out or Rod may lead you out on a ride if you like. Your comments about Denise's cakes are appreciated - they are proving very... More 

nantwich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Myself, wife and our son had a great time in Keswick in the middle of August. I booked with Portland House after reading the reviews on trip advisor, and I must say we weren't disappointed. My wife and I have stayed in the Lake District many times over the years and this is far and away the best place we've... More 

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Rodden10, Owner at Portland House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

We are pleased you decided to share your experience with us rather than keep it a secret - thank you! It was a pleasure to meet you all and we are glad that you had such a good time. One of the nice things about our location is that it is possible to leave the car (there is unrestricted parking... More 

Bristol
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16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Portland House for 3 nights in August 2015, having searched for recommended B&Bs in the Lake District. We arrived a little earlier than we'd expected but were welcomed by Denise, who told us we'd been given a free upgrade to a superior room on the ground floor. The room was lovely, with a very large and shiny... More 

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Rodden10, Owner at Portland House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you Teresa for posting this review. We are pleased you appreciated your free upgrade - we would also love to have the huge bed ourselves but it wouldn't fit in our room either! The launch tickets are just one of the discounts we are able to give our guests, we also have vouchers for some shops in town, other... More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed twice since my last review of Portland House but TripAdvisor prevents more than one review within a certain period of time. Once again Rod and Denise couldn't do enough to make us welcome, and always very jovial be it greeting you on arrival or at breakfast. The facilities at Portland House are always spot on with little added extras... More 

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Rodden10, Owner at Portland House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

It was great to see you again and thank you for another excellent review. Your comments about breakfast, rooms and parking will be very helpful to potential guests reading about us - thank you! We look forward to seeing you next time you return to Keswick. Very best wishes Denise and Rod More 

Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just come back after three lovely days at the Portland. It was my first visit, but my partner has visited many times, my niece also joined us. Denise and Rod are very welcoming and can't do enough for you. The breakfast that Denise cooks is first rate and there is a wide range to choose from. The room I shared... More 

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Rodden10, Owner at Portland House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you Marie for posting this review. It was good to meet you and your niece and we are pleased you all enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate your comments about your room, we are fortunate that all our rooms are nice and spacious. The room you stayed in, room 5, can be either twin bedded or super Kingsize.... More 

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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived looking wet and bedraggled after a typical day walking in the Lakes in summer, and we were greeted with a large pot of tea, homemade shortbread in the room and a very friendly welcome. The room was superb-really spacious with a double aspect and seats in the bay, it was lovely to sit and have a cup of... More 

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Rodden10, Owner at Portland House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your kind comments. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and found your room so comfortable. Yes, the shower en-suite is new and our guests all tell us how nice and powerful the shower is - perfect for warming up after a long days walking in the sunshine (yes we do get sun!) or... More 

Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the second time we have stayed here. Just as I remembered. Friendly, comfortable and nothing is too much trouble. Despite a broken leg, Denise still cooked the best breakfast ever. Although I think her husband was run a bit ragged! His friendly banter never stops. Can't recommend this place highly enough

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Rodden10, Owner at Portland House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Many thanks for posting this review Lynn, we are pleased you both enjoyed your return visit. Rod was certainly having to work extra hard to cope with me being less mobile, but thankfully our guests didn't notice any difference in the service they received! We hope to see you again next time you come to Keswick. Best wishes Denise and... More 

Wirral, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

“Portland House; Simply the BEST” Reviewed 5 August 2015 We have visited Portland House every July since Denise and Rod opened. This B&B has deserved top rating since their first year and has got better every year. It fully merits all the reviewers’ plaudits and all the awards it has received. Denise and Rod are cheerful, friendly, welcoming and warm... More 

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Rodden10, Owner at Portland House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

We always look forward to seeing you both and are pleased you enjoyed your stay this year. Thank you for this review and your comments, you always notice the improvements we have made since your last visit - it is nice to know they are appreciated! We look forward to seeing you again next year - your room is booked!... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My grandad and his partner first stayed at Portland house in 2015. They loved it so much, they booked again for the end of July this year. As always, the rooms were perfect and came complete with home made shortbread! Denise even offered to collect some of the products she uses in the room so that my grandad could take... More 

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Rodden10, Owner at Portland House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you Courtney for posting another review for your Grandad and his partner. It was lovely to see them again and we are pleased they enjoyed their week with us. Our ground floor room is very popular with our guests both for accessibility and also the luxury en-suite with large walk in shower, which is very welcome after a day... More 

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