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Coming to Keswick and staying in a B&B? Then stay at the Portland House, you won't be disappointed. Very clean, warm and hospitable. Great tucker too! I've lost count of the number of times I've stayed here and will return next year too.

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

Thanks Paul for your review. It was great to see you again and glad the Christmas get-together was such fun - brilliant walking weather as well this year. You're booked in for next time! Best wishes for Christmas and New Year Denise and Rod

Henley Beach
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed at this Beautiful place in August 2016. Lovely and Comfy room, Delicious Breakfasts and Wonderful hosts Denise and Rod. Such a great location too. We were so thankful for the information and advice given to us about walking in the District, where to eat and places to visit. First hand knowledge like this made our stay even more amazing....

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

Thank you Heather for your review and great comments. We love where we live and are always happy to give advice and suggestions for our guests to get the most of their visit to Keswick - it is certainly a beautiful place. We hope to see you again one day soon. Best wishes Denise and Rod

Sunderland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Second visit with two other family members. Warm welcome from hosts. Portland house has a great location only five minutes from the town centre. Comfy beds in beautifully appointed rooms are complemented by many nice touches which make the difference between good and superb. Add to this freshly cooked tasty breakfasts and the friendliest of hosts, and you have the...

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

It was lovely to see you again and we are pleased you all enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for posting another excellent review, it is always helpful to potential visitors to see returning guests' reviews. We look forward to seeing you again next year and wish you a Happy Christmas and great New Year. Best wishes Denise and...

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another excellent stay, rooms spacious, beds very comfortable, breakfast plentiful (especially the poached eggs) great location, hosts amazing, nothing else to say. Perfect! We will be back in January!! Thank you to Rod and Denise x

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

It was great to see you both again and we thank you for posting another excellent review. Poached eggs are our favourite as well! We look forward to seeing you again in the New Year. Best wishes Denise and Rod

Crawfordsville, Indiana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location in downtown Keswick! Easy to find and a short walk to restaurants and shops. We arrived in May for Keswick Tup Fair which no one seemed to know anything about but our hostesses checked around and found it was taking place in the city park nearby. Our accommodations were terrific and breakfast was delicious! Rod & Denise were...

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

Thank you for posting this review on your stay earlier in the year. We remember you asking about the Tup Fair and we were so pleased we were able to find out where it was being held - definitely not well publicised in the town! We were glad you enjoyed your stay with us - it was interesting to learn...

Liverpool
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have stayed quite a few times and alwaysmade very welcome.Excellent hostsand lovely guest house. Would h ighly recommend to all. Thanks again Denise and Rod. Look forward to staying with you again soon.

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

Thank you Margaret for posting this review. It was lovely to see you and Mark again and to meet David. We are pleased you all enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you soon. Best wishes Denise and Rod

Blackburn, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The hotel is ideally located, really well appointed and Rod & Denise could not have been more helpful or welcoming from helping us to find a parking space on Friday when the whole area was rammed to remembering our breakfast order and taking time to chat over breakfast

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

Thank you Mark for posting this review. Your stay was during one of our busiest weeks being school half term holidays, but we were pleased to be able to find you a parking space - we will always do our best and so far we haven't had anyone stay who couldn't park nearby! It was good to meet you both....

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wonderful room; very comfortable. Hospitable hosts in a very quiet town. So glad to escape the noise of Edinburgh for a while! Denise and Rod were both very helpful with things to do around town, and we were served a wonderful full English breakfast every morning included in the price. There were also delicious shortbread snacks left in the room...

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

Keswick is a place that so many people visit to get away from the hustle and bustle of their busy lives - in our case we decided to move here and run our lovely Guest House! We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and were able to get out and see quite a lot of the area. Thank you for...

Fort Collins, Colorado
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We spent 3 nights at this beautiful B&B here last month - we were traveling around England on a 2 week vacation. Denise and Rod were so kind, knowledgeable and helpful as we researched hikes and restaurants. They have the best shortbread I've ever had - and you receive several squares every day. Lovely rooms, delicious breakfast with bright windows...

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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 - we were pleased to be able to help you get the most out of your stay in Keswick. We love the photos you posted on our listing! We will email you the recipe for the shortbread as you enjoyed it so much. We hope you may come back one day...

Sandbach, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 October 2016

As part of a walking group, we've recently returned from 3 nights with Denise & Rod, and couldn't fault their hospitality, helpfulness and good humour. On arrival Denise brought us up a tray of tea & coffee with homemade shortbread included, and a fridge downstairs with fresh milk and cake were on offer throughout. Breakfasts were freshly made to order...

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

We feel very flattered to read your review - it is always good to know that our guests appreciate everything we do! It was a pleasure to have your walking group stay and take over the whole house - it was a very friendly atmosphere in the house all weekend, with plenty of laughs. We hope to see you again...

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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: RM210 - RM256 (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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Portland House Bed And Breakfast Keswick, Cumbria
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“Room 4 on first floor has two large windows with views up the street to hills in background with fantastic sunsets”
 of 5 bubbles billw752, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Third Floor was terrific!”
 of 5 bubbles farmgirlontheprairie, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 4 is on the 1st floor on the corner with 2 large sunny windows.”
 of 5 bubbles jan1234567892016, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“all rooms very good standard”
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“All rooms are good. Not noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles HargyGmail, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
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