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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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bicester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at Portland House as our base for a charity motorcycle ride. Denise and Rod are great hosts, very friendly and welcoming with a good sense of humour thrown in for good measure. The room was immaculate and the breakfast fantastic. I cannot recommend highly enough. The location is also very convenient with only a short walk to the... More

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

We enjoyed meeting you and your friends and thank you for posting this review about your stay. We are glad the Charity ride went well, despite the weather on Saturday, but were pleased to hear that you had a good ride around the Lakes before returning home on Sunday. We look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes Denise and... More

Oxford
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed two nights at the Portland House, as a group of 5 guys on motorcycles. We were made to feel very welcome as the owners, Denise and Rod are keen riders. Ideal central location in Keswick. Immaculately clean. Breakfast was special, none of your pre-cooked stuff here, the fruit salad was freshly prepared, the fried breakfast was perfectly cooked. Denise... 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 and that you were able to do some good riding over the weekend. It is always good fun when we have fellow bikers to stay and when time allows, Rod would love to ride out as well. We had a good mix of people when you stayed, including runners, walkers and... More

Singapore, Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Myself, my wife and daughter stayed for 2 nights ( 11th and 12th July) and we were very pleasantly surprised with the warmth and hospitality shown by Denise and Rod. Our trip was unplannned and the B&B booking was done at the last minute and so I was unsure of what to expect initially, but once we arrived, we had... More

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

It was a pleasure to meet your family and we are pleased we could accommodate you for your last minute decision to visit Keswick. Thank you for your comments, we do appreciate it and hope that you may return one day and stay with us again. Very best wishes Denise and Rod More

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

We stayed at Portland House on our walk along the Cumbria Way and it was by far and away the best accommodation experience we had on the whole trip. The house is in a very handy location within a couple of minutes walk of all the town centre has to offer, yet a couple of streets away from any hustle... More

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

Thank you for this excellent review and your great comments about your stay - we do try our best to provide everything to make a stay enjoyable and it is nice to know it is appreciated. Being on the Cumbria Way we have a lot of guests who overnight here (we do try to accommodate a one night stay where... More

Perth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Couldn't have asked for better hospitality from great hosts. From the accommodation to the breakfast we couldn't fault this place. Denise and Rod looked after us from the minute we arrived and made us feel like nothing was too much bother.

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

Thank you Alice for posting this review. It was good to see you all again and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you next time you have a family get together! Best wishes Denise and Rod More

Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We regularly stay at Portland House for short breaks and every time we have great service. The hosts Rod and Denise couldn't be more helpful or friendly and we feel like part of a family when we go. I am in a wheelchair and I use their downstairs room. They have recently had their en-suite updated and although it isn't... More

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

It was great to see you again Jane and Tony, and we are so pleased you like our re-furbished downstairs room and en-suite. We are flattered that you feel like you are visiting family when you come here - we look forward to seeing you both. Don't forget to call next time you fancy a break and we will do... More

North Vancouver, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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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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