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Crawley Down UK
Reviewed 21 June 2015

It is always satisfying to return to an establishment that you have previously enjoyed and find that its as good, if not better, than before. This was the case with Portland House .. Rod and Denise were, again, the perfect hosts providing spotlessly clean and spacious accommodation, and an excellent breakfast plus some good restaurant recommendations, all within walking distances....

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

Thank you for this review - we too are pleased you returned for another visit! We always appreciate reviews from our guests, particularly when guests return and post again - it shows visitors looking for accommodation that we work hard to maintain our high standards. We have done a lot of re-furbishing since your last visit which we were pleased...

Sunderland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 June 2015

Denise and Rod made us feel extremely welcome The standard of accommodation was excellent, exceptionally clean room, well decorated, tea & coffee making facility's, nice touches in the bathroom re toiletries and clean white fluffy towels. Breakfasts were superb with a wide range and variety of choices from full English to cereal to fruit and every preserve you could think...

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

Thank you for your great comments in this review Tony. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and as you say, it was good to meet fellow bikers - next time we hope that you make it over on the bike and maybe we can ride out together. Best wishes Denise and Rod

Maidstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 June 2015

I traveled to the lake district with my mother and my partner but due to her having very bad arthritis needed to have a ground floor room with disabled facilities. The room was beautifully decorated with a large bed which can be made into twins, the bathroom was amazing it has a large walk in shower and Denise and Rod...

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

Thank you Annette for posting this review. Our ground floor room is very popular being suitable for people with limited mobility as well as guests who want a large spacious room which can be super Kingsized or twin bedded with a luxury walk in shower en-suite room. We can provide extra portable aids so that guests with a disability can...

Arlington, Texas, United States
Reviewed 15 June 2015

Rod and Denise were the perfect pair for making the three of us welcome - plenty of good advice (including maps) about where to go and what to do. The breakfasts were superb...loved the smoked salmon & scrambled eggs! We would definitely want to stay there on any return visits to Keswick.

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

We both enjoyed meeting you all and thank you for posting this review. If we can help our guests get the most out of their visit to Keswick, we feel we have done our jobs well - our collection of guide books, maps etc are all there to be borrowed. We do hope you enjoy the rest of your trip...

Reviewed 14 June 2015

What a great find in a beautiful town. Perfect location, within easy 5 minute walk to all amenities, peaceful parks, museums, galleries and the Theatre by the Lake. Countless different eateries to suit all tastes and budgets, not to mention the whole of the Lake district on your doorstep to explore. Portland House is exceptionally, clean, fresh and welcoming. From...

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

Thank you Jan for this review, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and it is nice to know that you plan to come back again! Keswick is a great place to visit (and live!) and we enjoy sharing our passion for the area with our guests, so much to do and see. We look forward to seeing...

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 June 2015

Everything you could want for in a top notch Bed and Breakfast establishment, and more besides. Everything catered for. Nothing was to much trouble. Very friendly and helpful hosts. We had occasion to use the disabled ground floor room for my aged parent, and it was perfect for her disabilities.

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

Hello Carolyn. Thank you for taking time to post this review for us - we really appreciate it. It was a pleasure to meet you all and we are pleased your mother was able to use our ground floor room and enjoyed her stay. As you mention, having a ground floor room is particularly helpful for guests with mobility problems...

Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

Another great weekend was had at the Keswick beer festival, made all the more enjoyable staying at Portland House B&B. Rod and Denise are like old friends and it's great to see them every year, they make our party feel so welcome (two couples). With spacious en suite bedrooms, comfortable beds and all the extra little touches it's like home...

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

It was good to see you all again - as you say, we also feel it is like having friends to stay when you come, the weekend has a party atmosphere. Thank you for your great comments in this review, we really appreciate it. Maybe we will see you again before next year for the Beer Festival - you may...

Llandrindod Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 June 2015

After a long cold journey on the motorcycle we were thrilled to receive a lovely warm welcome from Rod & Dense with a steaming pot of tea followed by hot showers & warm towels! Despite the weather during our five days there & which prevented us from doing very much motorcycling, they kept our sprirts up & suggested alternative activities...

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

It was such a shame that you weren't able to get out on your motorbike as much as planned due to the weather. We are glad you enjoyed your stay despite this, there is so much to do in and around Keswick that we can recommend. Hopefully you will come back another time and get to enjoy riding our Lake...

south east england
Reviewed 8 June 2015

Really great place to stay in Keswick for the fells and lakes - in fact Keswick was the best location for the whole of the Lake DIstrict we found. Thanks Denise & Rod we had a great time there. Cheers.

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

Thank you for choosing Portland House for your stay in Keswick. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and like this area - we agree it is the best place in the Lake District! It was nice to meet you and to talk about the area we came from, such a coincidence that you knew one of our family visitors...

Doncaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 June 2015

We have been staying here for a few years now and each time there is absolutely nothing to complain about. It's all the little extra things (free bottle water in your room, Denise's shortbread, guest fridge, extra water, cakes etc) that make this simply the BEST B&B in Keswick. Rod & Denise are the perfect hosts, nothing is too much...

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We always look forward to the Beer Festival weekend when regular guests like yourselves come to stay - we are pleased you feel like family when you are here, it means we are doing our jobs right! Thank you for another great review, we appreciate you taking time to post for us. You are all booked in again for next...

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  • Free Breakfast
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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 

Additional Information about Portland House Bed and Breakfast

Address: 19 Leonard Street, Keswick CA12 4EL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
Price Range: $63 - $76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Portland House Bed and Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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