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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Lancs
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19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We're just recently back from another stay at the Portland House and thoroughly enjoyed our 2 night break there. It's spotlessly clean, very comfortable and the breakfast is wonderful - great selection of cereals/fruits & yoghurts followed by a delicious Full-English, cooked perfectly by Denise (despite her hobbling around with a cast on her broken foot !). The quality of... 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 this excellent review. Denise's foot is on the mend, she's still hobbling but thankfully it hasn't affected her cooking, we appreciate your comments about our breakfasts! We look forward to seeing you again the next time you come to Keswick Very best... More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We really enjoyed staying at Portland House Bed and Breakfast. Denise and Rod were so welcoming and helpful with suggestions where to go for dinner and sightseeing. Breakfast was delicious and we loved our room. Thank you to Denise and Rod for a wonderful stay in Keswick!

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

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for posting this review. Your room (superior room 4) is very popular being our largest (none of our rooms are small!) with double aspect bay windows. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip and that maybe you will come back to Keswick one day. Best... More 

Banbury, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The owners have put a lot of effort into making their guest house a lovely place to stay. The extra touches like homemade shortbread, sewing kits, bottles of water in the rooms and not forgetting wine glasses and an opener makes Portland House stand out from the rest. They even loaned us umbrellas and waterproof coats (we had arrived on... More 

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

We really appreciate the comments you have made in this review, thank you. We do try to provide everything for our guests to enjoy their stay with us - things that we would like to find when we go away, and it is great to know it is appreciated. We do hope that you make it to Keswick again one... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My fiancée and I stayed at Portland House for a two night pre wedding break. We were greeted Rod, who was very friendly and shown to our room, which was lovely. Rod made us a lovely cup of tea whilst we got settled, which we had with one of Denise's home made short breads. The room was lovely, quiet, the... More 

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

Thank you for posting this excellent review, we appreciate your comments and are pleased we helped to make your break in the Lakes so enjoyable. We wish you both well for the future and hope you have a great wedding day! Best wishes Denise and Rod More 

Tawau, Malaysia
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Denise and Rod were wonderful hosts. They were very helpful with directions and any questions we might have. Portland House is conveniently located near the centre of town and Derwentwater. The rooms were clean, and the beds were soft and cosy. The guest house was beautifully furnished, giving them a comfortable feel. The porcelain was especially lovely. The tall windows... More 

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

Thank you for your comments in this review, it is good to know that things like our porcelain are appreciated. We take great pride in holding the Breakfast Award, and presentation is part of the assessment The bacon we serve is cured locally by our butcher and we agree it is some of the best we have tasted! We are... More 

Long Beach, CA
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location in town, very comfortable, quiet rooms. Good facilities, breakfast to die for, try the Smoked Salmon and Scrambled Eggs! However what makes this the best place to stay in Keswick is the hosts, Denise and Rod. Their knowledge about the town and the area is fantastic, their help and advice was invaluable in making our decisions. Wouldn't stay... More 

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

We were pleased to be able to help you get the most out of your trip to Keswick, thank you for posting this review. The smoked salmon with scrambled eggs is a very popular breakfast choice with our guests - thanks for mentioning it! We look forward to seeing you again, either when you do the Cumbria Way or come... More 

Blackburn, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our 5th visit to Portland house. It's a lovely place in a quiet location. Rod & Denise are great hosts, very friendly. Clean comfortable rooms & an excellent breakfast. We return to Keswick often as its a great base for the many fell walks nearby, there's plenty of good pubs for evening meals all within 10 mins walk.... More 

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

Thank you Pete for posting this review. We were pleased that you were both able to come this time. We always appreciate it when regular guests take time to post reviews for us, it helps show future visitors the quality of our accommodation and the welcome they will receive! Look forward to seeing you again soon. Very best wishes Denise... More 

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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed in room 6 for 2 nights and could have quite happily stayed a month! The rooms are spacious and quiet with glorious showers and soft bedding. As many others have mentioned, the hosts are wonderful! Denise makes the best porridge (although the fry up is also fabulous) and the shortbread when you arrive is delicious!... More 

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

It was great to meet you both and we feel flattered that you felt you could have stayed longer - there is always the next time you return to England! Thank you for posting this review, we really appreciate it. We hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday. Best wishes Denise and Rod More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Portland House for 2 nights last week. We found the room (No. 6) clean, comfortable and well-equipped. The breakfast menu offered an extensive choice and the food itself was good and nicely presented. Denise and Rod were excellent hosts with great local knowledge especially about where to eat; we ate at two of their recommended restaurants and... More 

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

Thank you for posting this review for us, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Room 6 is a very popular double room being particularly spacious, on the 2nd floor with pleasant views and having a large powerful shower. We hope you will come back and see us again one day. Best wishes Denise and Rod More 

Cockeysville
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location in the middle of Keswick, convenient to restaurants, the visitor center and shopping and an easy walk to Derwentwater Lake. We had a lovely room with lots of windows, but with room darkening curtains which are important if you want to sleep past 5 this time of year. Our hosts, Rod & Denise were lovely. Denise kindly made... More 

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

After such an eventful journey here, we were pleased you were able to relax and enjoy your stay with us. Thank you for posting this review, we appreciate your comments and hope that maybe you will come back and see us again if you have another trip to England. Best wishes Denise and Rod More 

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