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“Good value for money. Warm welcome. Claean and comfortable”
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The Portland Hotel
Ranked #34 of 39 Buxton B&B and Inns
Sheffield
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
38 hotel reviews
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“Good value for money. Warm welcome. Claean and comfortable”
Reviewed December 1, 2013

Attending a big 'do' at the nearby Palace Hotel, the choice was drive an hour home or find somewhere nearby at a reasonable price. We were so glad that we chose the latter and found the Portland. A warm welcome from the start. No fuss. Warm room. Warm shower. Comfortable large bed. Good breakfast served hot and promptly by helpful staff.

Room Tip: We were room 30 in the top of the building at the side and it was quiet. Just a little bit of pipe...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Livingston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

The food was wonderful. We ate at the hotel boths nights of our stay, and were very impressed, value for money and a very high standard. The staff were very friendly.

The hotel was very dated and needed an update. We did like the free car parking

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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woodbridge uk
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2013

Stayed on two Friday evenings - very good value for B&B and also good value and good home-cooked breakfasts and evening meal. Rooms a bit worn and tired but clean and comfortable. Friendly and helpful staff.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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North Carolina
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

We had a brief stay in Buxton and were pleased with the Portland. The man at the front desk was more than helpful and went out his way to meet our needs for which we are very appreciative. The room was good size, clean and well kept. It's a very old building but we didn't find anything negative about it. I was worried I would hear every movement through the walls but noise was minimal. The breakfast (which was included in the price of the room) wasn't anything great but it was fine and well presented and the staff was attentive.
It has a good location close to the center of Buxton. As long as you don't mind walking it was very walkable - we walked to a pub and back in the late evening very easily. And driving will get you there in just a couple of minutes.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bournemouth
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99 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2013

I booked the hotel very last minute and asked for a late check in as I would not be arriving until gone 11pm. Another hotel in Buxton had already refused my booking! The gentleman on the phone was nothing but helpful and understanding.
The room was large, clean and comfortable with nice white towels. I am not sure about the design and furnishings, however it may be a taste issue.
A good night's sleep and a filling breakfast followed. Again the staff were friendly and helpful.
A brief stay and I would stay again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 9, 2013

The bad would be the rooms are basic with basic furnishings, definitely not a luxurious hotel. However the hotel has a great relaxed atmosphere, the staff and owner are incredibly friendly and helpful and the location is great too.

Good: Location, Staff, Service.

Bad: Furnishings

The good were great though, and the bad was averagely bad so still 4 stars.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 2, 2013

Our twin room was small with 2 beds squashed behind the door. The bed against the wall was so lumpy and one of the pillows like a lead weight. Ensuite really small with grubby grouting and thin small towels. No hairdryer. Breakfast not much. Coffee tasted dreadful certainly not filtered. Wasn't asked if everything was ok when we checked out. Best thing about this hotel was the location. Awful plastic flowers in reception and the front door needed a good scrub!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Property: The Portland Hotel
Address: 32 St. Johns Road, Buxton SK17 6XQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Buxton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 39 B&Bs / Inns in Buxton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Portland Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 22
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