2 nights spent in september, just spot-on in every respect. Room large, spotless, well appointed, comfortable and warm, with a comfy bed, really good shower in the ensuite, plenty of drawers/wardrobes to put your stuff in, proper kettle with proper cups/mugs, home made short bread with your brew, comfy chairs in front of light and dual aspect windows.
Breakfast again excellent - proper fruit salad (inc kiwi, strawberry, blueberry, grapes, peach - this is not something out of a tin). As well as the fresh juices, and the usual choice of cereals, there is also a selection of yoghurts, prunes, museli's and granola's.
The cooked full english is again spot-on. Good choice, and top quality - the sausages, bacon and black pud especially good.
As for the hosts, Denise and Rod could not be more welcoming - nothing is too much trouble. They are chatty, funny and friendly hosts who are genuinely interested in you, and your stay with them. Made our stay really enjoyable, we had a great time and would wholeheartedly recommend Portland House to anyone.
To top it all off, it is just two minutes walk to the moot hall (centre of keswick), so could not be better placed, and yet quiet, and with a half decent change of parking out front - which is real bonus in keswick. (ps - If you are thinking of taking in a performance at the theatre, dont forget to mention it to Rod or Denise, who are ambassadors for the theatre and can get a couple of quid off your tickets for you.)
Thanks again guys, hope to see you again soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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