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Portland House Bed and Breakfast

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4.0 of 5
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19 Leonard Street, Keswick CA12 4EL, England
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Portland House Bed and Breakfast
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just returned from a lovely weekend in Keswick. The Portland House is in a great location and is very well looked after. We received a great welcome, pot of tea and homemade shortbread. Our host were very friendly. It was a great base, good breakfast, fantastic room (No 4) and excellent value. Definitely deserves excellent ratings on this site. Thoroughly... More 

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

Many thanks for posting this review - when guests have found us through TripAdvisor and then go on to post reviews it is particularly helpful for visitors looking for places to stay. We enjoyed meeting you both and are pleased you had a good time. We hope to see you again one day. Best wishes Denise and Rod More 

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

Denise and Rod are the perfect hosts. Coffee and homemade shortbread on arrival, after a long day travelling on the bikes it was most welcome. The room was lovely, with everything you need, very comfortable, with a superb view. The perfect place to come and relax. The breakfast was superb with local produce, I recommend the bacon! Oh and fairy... More 

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

Thank you Kate for posting this review. It was great to meet you and the rest of your group. We both enjoyed our ride out with you all on Saturday - it was a fantastic day with perfect weather and riding conditions. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes Denise and Rod More 

Leeds
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've stayed at a number of the highest rating B&Bs in Keswick over the last few years and Portland House certainly deserves its ranking as one of the best. We would echo all the positive comments below and were especially impressed with the little touches and details that you don't find everywhere. We booked a standard double and were pleasantly... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After checking reviews on TripAdvisor, I chose Portland House as the base for an Easter holiday week in and around Keswick with my daughter. On arrival, we were greeted by Denise and Rod, who made us very welcome indeed. The presentation of their beautiful guest house is impeccable and the location, just five minutes easy walking from the town centre,... More 

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

Thank you Andy for the great comments about your stay with us. We are pleased that you had a good time and plan to come back! We always try to help our guests get the most of their time in our lovely area, as you mention, we are passionate about the Lakes, it certainly is a special place and we... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed at a fair amount of B&B's in Keswick over the years and this is by far the best! This is the 3rd time we've been back to Portland House and I cannot fault it. Location is great literally minutes from the centre of Keswick. Rod and Denise are the perfect hosts - both truly lovely and wonderful... More 

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

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, it was good to see you both again. Thank you for your comments - we appreciate you posting this review for us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes Denise and Rod More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Denise and Rod thoroughly deserve all the wonderful reviews they have received. Their attention to detail, the quality of the fixtures and fittings and most of all, their warmth and friendliness guarantee a perfect experience for all their customers. We, have been coming to Keswick for more than twenty years and I don't believe we've ever enjoyed a better weekend.... More 

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

Thank you Bryn for posting this excellent review. It was a pleasure to meet you all and we are pleased you enjoyed your weekend. We enjoyed the banter at breakfast time - not sure about learning Hungarian, it looks pretty difficult! Koszonom! Denise and Rod More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my fourth visit to the excellent Portland house. This time solo without the other half as I was working in the area. As usual there was a great welcome from Rod & Denise with a nice brew waiting. Room was very clean & comfortable, had a great night sleep as it is in a nice quiet area yet... More 

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

It was good to see you again and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the great comments in this review, we do appreciate it. We look forward to seeing you later in the year. Best wishes Denise and Rod More 

Gomersal, West Yorkshire
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our umpteenth viisit to Portland House over the last few years. It's the friendly welcome, the excellent service, the exceptional cleanliness and the fabulous breakfasts that keep us returning. As ever, nothing is too much trouble for either Rod or Denise. The choice at breakfast time is outstanding and perfectly cooked by Denise and served by Rod. They... More 

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

We always enjoy seeing you both and are pleased that Wayne chooses to stay with us for his birthday. Thank you for posting another review, your kind comments are appreciated! We look forward to seeing you next month for your birthday treat Annette! Very best wishes Denise and Rod More 

Rugby, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

3rd visit to Portland House and Rod & Denise never disappoint and are always the perfect hosts. From the immaculate room (room 6, top floor looking out to the hills) stocked with home made shortbread and a good selection of hot drinks and a very comfortable bed after a long day to the amazing breakfast cooked to perfection in the... More 

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

Thank you for another excellent review - we really appreciate your great comments about us. We look forward to your 4th visit! Very best wishes Denise and Rod More 

Yorkshire
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous stay with Rod and Denise. Rooms spacious with excellent bathrooms and great attention to detail in all regards with plenty of well thought out extras. Breakfast is phenomenal with fresh fruit, perfect cooked options and good range of yoghurt and preserves- the marmite was appreciated! The hosting is brilliant and we felt like we had stayed with Rod and... More 

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

We thank you for your great comments following your stay with us - it was good to meet you and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes Denise and Rod More 

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