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Portland House Bed and Breakfast

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   19 Leonard Street, Keswick CA12 4EL, England
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Portland House Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #5 of 178 Keswick B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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North Vancouver, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had a very comfortable and quiet two-night stay here as a single traveller in late June 2014. The room was clean and basic, with decent plumbing (nice toilet, good water pressure, and sufficient hot water), and the full cooked breakfast was wonderfully sumptuous. The hosts Denise and Rod were gracious and helpful, and I've received good tips on nearby... More

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

We were pleased to be able to offer you advice on places to help you make the most of your short stay here. Our single room is very popular being en-suite and a good size with the added bonus of a great view towards Latrigg and Blencathra. Thank you for posting this review. Best wishes Denise and Rod More

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Portland House is still a 'home from home'....we returned after our stay last year and things are just the same. Friendly welcome, comfortable surroundings and spotlessly clean! Rooms were bright and airy with good facilities. Breakfast was excellent and the proprietors were as attentive as always with helpful suggestions for trips and activities in the area. A little gem in... More

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

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, it is a great compliment when guests return and also take the time to post reviews - thank you! We are looking forward to seeing you both again soon. Very best wishes Denise and Rod More

Cornwall
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Every detail thought of - and free entertainment from Rod thrown in! We have no hesitation in recommending this b&b in terms of hospitality, comfort and quality of breakfast. Denise and Rod could not have been more welcoming.

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

We are pleased you enjoyed your 2 night break with us as part of your Cumbria Way walk. The 'rest' day (although you did manage to fit in Cat Bells!) set you up for the next leg to Caldbeck, and we often get walkers who do this. Thank you for your great comments, we hope that you may come back... More

Fife
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this is the second time that we have stayed at this B&B, the first time was about three years ago, and the standard of this lovely B&B has not decreased in the interim. Rod and Denise are a delightful couple who go out of their way to welcome you. I would definitely recommend a stay. Pity that Rod was busy... More

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

It was good to see you both again, we were sorry not to have had time to ride out with you this time. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you for posting another review - we really appreciate it. Next time you come we will hopefully be able to take you out and show you some different... More

Barnsley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I spent 2 nights here in June. Denise and Rod were the perfect hosts, they made us feel very welcome from the moment we stepped into their lovely home. Well to be fair before we got through the door. Rod was carrying out some maintenance to the outside of the building and had a genie boom parked... More

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

Thank you for this great review, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay and were both able to complete your races - well done! Thankfully the machine has been returned and the upstairs has been painted now, so parking is not so difficult! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes Denise and Rod More

Winchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Out first stay in Keswick for over 20 years, and we had a fantastic long weekend. Perfect weather, great hospitality from Denise and Rod, and the room, breakfast, and everything else at Portland House was first-rate. Thank you.

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

Thank you Nick for this review and your great comments. We are pleased you enjoyed your long weekend with us and hopefully you won't leave it another 20 years before you come back to Keswick! Best wishes Denise and Roe More

Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Rod and Denise are a lovely couple who will give you not only a great breakfast, but also some insider tips on Keswick and surroundings plus lend you maps for walks. Beautiful surroundings. Great Theatre by the Lake - go see Dracula if it's still on! Really enjoyed our stay! Thanks!

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

As soon as we saw the title of this review we knew who had posted it! We really enjoyed meeting you both and we were pleased that you were so lucky with the weather during your 8 days here, you certainly got out and about and saw a lot of the area. We hope that you will come back again... More

Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here with some friends for a couple of nights and we loved it, we didn't want to leave. Denise and Rod were great people, down to earth and very informative. The breakfast was amazing too! Definitely recommend it.

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

Thank you for this review, we are glad you were able to make the most of your short visit to the Lake District - as you know, there is plenty more to see! We hope you enjoy the rest of your trip and will maybe return and see us again one day. Best wishes Denise and Rod More

Aberdeen, Scotland.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were travelling to the Isle of Man and stayed for one night. We were four older bikers and a young un. We could not have been better served with both the welcome accommodation and our motorcycles parked securely. The rooms and facilities were excellent and I extend our thanks to Rod and Denise for making us feel at home.

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

We were pleased that we were able to accommodate you all for a one night stay and thank you for posting this review. We enjoyed meeting you all and are pleased that you were happy with your accommodation and facilities. We will be in touch when we want some ideas for riding up in Scotland and hope that you will... More

Glasgow
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last week I stayed at Portland House for the first time. My single room was very comfortable & it was good to get a single room en-suite, as many of the B&B's in Keswick have single rooms, but not with en-suite facilities. The bed was very comfy & the room itself was a good size for 1 person, with plenty... More

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

Thank you Lesley for posting this review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and that you felt welcome. Our single room is very popular, as you mention, not many in Keswick have en-suite facilities and ours does have a wonderful view as well towards Latrigg and Blencathra! Thank you for your comments about breakfast - we are proud of... More

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Address: 19 Leonard Street, Keswick CA12 4EL, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Portland House Bed and Breakfast 4*

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Attractive Victorian residence in a quiet area within easy walking distance of Keswick town centre, theatre and the lake. Our six en-suite guest rooms are spacious and comfortably furnished. Breakfasts are freshly cooked to order using locally sourced ingredients and include traditional English with vegetarian options, or choose from several lighter options. Special diets can be catered for and all beverages are Fair trade. A warm welcome awaits you. Completely non smoking and sorry no pets or children under 12 years. ... more   less 
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