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Portland House Bed and Breakfast

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4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   19 Leonard Street, Keswick CA12 4EL, England
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Portland House Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #8 of 177 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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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Came here again - this time with my husband. Had such a lovely stay. Not a surprise as last time was lovely too. Stayed in two different rooms - so have stayed in 3 now. All have been spotless with personal touches. No detail missed. Can't recommend this place enough.

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

It was great to see you again and to meet your husband this time. We were pleased you were able to get out and do some running and walking as planned - the weather was kind! We look forward to seeing you again when you next visit Keswick. Best wishes Denise and Rod More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my partner loved our stay at the portland house. We was well looked after. The room was very clean, comfy amd has the best shower i have ever had. The breakfast choice was fantastic and delicious. We would definately reccomend.

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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 - thanks for posting this review! The shower in your room is certainly getting a lot of positive comments - our ground floor room has the largest en-suite so was able to have a full walk-in shower. We look forward to seeing you both again. Best wishes Denise and Rod More

Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I thought P H was great - peaceful, clean, friendly, great breakfast.. so often I've been to B& Bs and thought that with a little thought they could be massively improved, but I couldn't find fault. Especially appreciated the proper mugs for the bedroom!!

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

Thank you Clare for posting this review. It was good to meet you and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for the comments about the rooms - we have tried to provide things to make our guests stay a great experience - things we would appreciate in places we visit! We hope to see you again... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have been regular visitors to the Lake District for many years and have stayed at numerous B&B's in the area. We first stayed at the Portland in Sept 2009, just as Rod & Denise took occupancy. Since then we have never considered staying anywhere else. Rod & Denise always treat you as friends, not just guests.... More

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

Thank you Tom and Janette for posting this review. You were our first guests when we took over Portland House and we always look forward to seeing you. We hope to see you again soon. Very best wishes Denise and Rod More

Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was recommended to use this B&B by a friend and I now know why. Denise made us welcome from the minute we arrived. The decor and ambiance of the place is lovely. We felt at home. Easy access to the town centre is a bonus. The breakfast probably one of the best I have had.

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

We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that we lived up to your friends recommendation! Thank you for your compliment about breakfast, we are very proud of our Visit England Breakfast Award and it is always nice to receive good feedback. We hope to see you again one day. Best wishes Denise and Rod More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked this B&B for my Grandad and his partner for 2 weeks. Portland house is one of only a few B&B's in Keswick with a ground floor bedroom which was exactly what I needed for my Grandad and his partner. They both loved their stay - their room was beautiful and the hosts were fantastic! Booked up again for... More

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

Thank you for posting this review for your Grandfather Courtney. We are so pleased they enjoyed their stay with us, it was a pleasure to meet them both and we did miss the morning banter when they went home! We have booked them in for the ground floor room again next year as requested, and look forward to seeing them... More

Lambertville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit to the Lake District and our first ever stay at a B+B and we could not have been more pleased!! Portland House is beautifully decorated, lovingly maintained and perfectly located in Keswick. It was an easy walk to town and to the lake, Derwentwater. Denise and Rod are warm and gracious hosts. Denise is also... More

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

We are so pleased you enjoyed your first experience of a B&B in Great Britain with us and that you hope to return one day! There is so much more for you to do and see in our lovely area and we will be happy to give you more ideas. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip despite... More

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

Each time we stay,(more than 5 times over the years) Denise and Rod have added another tweak to the welcome and general atmosphere. A comfortable and stylish friendly B and B; Truly well done! John and Brenda I

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

Thank you John and Brenda for another excellent review. We do appreciate your comments about how we try to keep improving - it makes our hard work worthwhile! We always enjoy having you both to stay and look forward to the next time. Very best wishes Denise and Rod More

Wirral, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 hearted. Nothing is too much trouble for them to... More

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

We look forward to seeing you both each year and we thank you so much for posting this excellent review. It is good to know that our regular guests notice the changes we make each year to make their stay more enjoyable. Very best wishes Bob and Margaret, we look forward to seeing you again next year - your room... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

B&Bs really don't get any better than this. Lovely clean, bright and ample rooms and comfy beds, everything you could want for breakfast (and very well cooked too!) and some excellent banter with Rod and Denise. The location is ideal, just a few minutes walk from Keswick centre. Also very well appreciated were the tips Rod and Denise shared for... More

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

It as a pleasure to meet both of you and we particularly enjoyed our morning chats. Thank you for posting this excellent review. We were pleased to be able to offer ideas for places to see during your stay and that you were able to make the most of your few days here. We hope to see you again one... 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
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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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