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“A truly amazing hen weekend in a fabulous...”
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12 Bedrooms, 12 Bathrooms, Sleeps 24
Matlock Bath, Matlock, Derbyshire, England

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AbiHulme
Chesham, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A truly amazing hen weekend in a fabulous, beautiful house!”
Reviewed December 9, 2012 for a stay in November 2012
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I booked Portland House for my friend's period themed hen do. Portland House made such a beautiful setting for this and gave us a really magical weekend. It has been so sympathetically renovated, with a mixture of the period and the modern, that it took everyone's breath away as they had their first tour of the house. Set close to both Matlock Bath and Matlock we were able to go out of the house to visit places, but we also had everything we needed to stay within the house if we wanted to. The house was extremely well equipped and catered perfectly for the large group of us staying. We had great fun cocktail making in our very own bar, we had some lovely meals all seated in the grand dining room and had fun relaxing on the largest sofa I have ever seen in the living room. The sound system, allowing music to be played throughout the house, was brilliant and again added to the theme and atmosphere of our weekend. The booking process was excellent, we couldn't have asked anything more from Juliet and Martin. They even put up a real Christmas tree early, especially to fit our theme! The flowers and chocolates in the kitchen upon arrival were another really sweet touch too. Thank you Juliet and Martin for helping us to give Jane a truly memorable, amazing hen weekend - she loved every minute of it!

Date of stay: November 2012
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Liked best: Everything!
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Michael C
Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic House for Family and Friends”
Reviewed October 14, 2012 for a stay in October 2012

We had a wonderful weekend at Portland House for a 60th birthday celebration. The house is just right for a large group of people and it has a very comfortable feel. What a shame our weekend had to end! The house is well positioned for strolling into Matlock Bath or walking further afield. A great experience and we would definitely stay at the house again in the future.

Date of stay: October 2012
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Liked best: The bar area was a great place to meet, drink and play table football.
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Large groups
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lynseyell...
Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
“magnificent residence, wonderful location, fabulous decor.”
Reviewed September 24, 2012 for a stay in September 2012

A large group of us stayed at portland for a hen do- we were impressed by the property, the high standard of decor and the amenities. Juliet even left some flowers for the hen which was a really lovely touch. The bar was a brilliant party room, the beds were sooo comfy none of us wanted to get out of them. Juliet was also really helpful in providing local info that really made the weekend. I can't recommend this place or the service provided by the owners high enough.

Date of stay: September 2012
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Liked best: everything
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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BenSmiths...
leeds
1 review
“Great Find”
Reviewed September 20, 2012 for a stay in September 2012

Portland house hosted my 'Gentlemans Weekend' Its a fantastic house and was a priviledge to stay in such a grand residence. Great place to spend time. Has a bar, bbq, well equiped kitchen, big lounge and lots of beds. Juliet and her partner were great and did everything they could to make our stay enjoyable. You will not be dissapointed!

Date of stay: September 2012
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Liked best: Overall quality and attention to detail
Liked least: cleaning up after a gentlemans weekend and having to leave.....
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 6, 2012 for a stay in July 2012

Date of stay: July 2012
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Liked best: The whole experience
Liked least: There was nothing we didn't like
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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SMMcK
Guildford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
83 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“The Best 40th Birthday Ever :)”
Reviewed September 4, 2012 for a stay in July 2012

We had an amazing weekend at Portland House - everything was perfect: beautiful house, well decorated, kitchen well-equipped, great location AND the sun shone all weekend :)
There were 24 of us staying and the house had plenty of room - not to mention it's own bar, all of us loved the novelty of this (we stocked it well!)
Juliet was great - so friendly and organised (and re-arranged key pick-up time when I got stuck in traffic as the M1 was closed due to accident).
Many of my friends have already passed the suggestion along to others, and it's been suggested we should have a Portland House reunion every year :)
(We also had a meal catered on the Sat evening by Peak District Fine Foods which was also perfect if anyone is looking for a special meal for the group!)

Date of stay: July 2012
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Liked best: The bar
Liked least: no complaints from us
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Charlotte...
Canmore, Canada
1 review
“I could not have asked for a better venue with fantastic hosts”
Reviewed September 4, 2012 for a stay in July 2012

I booked Portland House for a informal business meeting. Juliet and Martin, the owners could not do enough to meet our requirements. They were absolutely brilliant hosts. The house itself, is in a beautiful setting with easy access to the motorway network. The house is stepped in tradition and grandure, it was a real treat. I would recommend Portland House for anyone looking for some time away with a large family or for a corporate event, I cannot wait to go back!

Date of stay: July 2012
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Liked best: The hospitality of the hosts
Liked least: That we had to leave!
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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