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“Thank you Portobello!!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Portobello Inn Bed and Breakfast

Portobello Inn Bed and Breakfast
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Portobello Inn Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 2 Herkimer B&B and Inns
Oceanside, California
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Thank you Portobello!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2011

Thank you Roland for a great weekend. We had a very relaxing time and enjoyed the homemade cookies and amazing breakfast. Portobello definitely has the best breakfast I have had at a bed and breakfast. If we are in the area, we will definitely come back and recommend Portobello to others.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2010

My partner and I stayed in the Portobello Inn for six nights in August, 2010 while attending the Glimmerglass Opera, and the only disagreement we had during the entire stay was about the afternoon cookies. I thought the chocolate chip superior to the oatmeal; he thought the opposite. We both agreed about the quality and tastiness of the sumptuous breakfasts: always a fresh fruit cup, juice, muffins, and endless single-cups of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate while waiting for the main courses: individual quiches, or unusual French toasts, torts, bread puddings, sweet potato pie, blueberry cobblers.

Roland, the Innkeeper, and Steve and Ralph, co-owners, cater to one's every need, whether it be a special diet, a dinner reservation, or insider tourist tips. The house can best be described as old-world elegant with a down-home feeling. Filled with antiques from all periods, paintings, and books, it's a treasure trove of delights and a true home-away-from-home. We never wanted to leave.

We stayed in the Lundstrom Room, perhaps the smallest room in the house, but perfectly appointed with two upholstered chairs with lamps nearby for reading, a small armoire, a modern bath with stall shower, and two antique twin rope beds with modern mattresses. Ask Steve to tell you the history of the beds. He has a wealth of stories to tell about the house and its uniqueness in American history.

We observed that the people who stayed only one night didn't have time to savor the full experience afforded at the Portobello, so try to stay at least two nights and allow time for afternoon or early evening relaxation in the downstairs rooms. You, too, may never want to leave.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Halifax, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2010

My husband and I found this inn off the internet. We looked to tripadvisor for help in choosing a place to stay and saw the reviews and stayed for two nights.

What wonderful hosts and the place is like a museum but very comfortable and homey. The place was clean and neat and the breakfasts were just wonderful.

We will definitely return.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GFreem
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2010

Roland and his partners were gracious, accommodating and helpful during our 1 night stay (last minute booking) in the Cooperstown area. Of particular note, he took our request in advance for our breakfast choice chosen from the recipes listed on the website.....fantastic baked praline french toast, together with fresh fruits and juices. The "take-away" brownies (home baked and delicious) were the added touch to our departure! We will surely be back next season for Glimmerglass (about 30 minutes away).

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ron11_47
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2010

Roland was exceptionally accomodating for my son and I. He made a point of knowing exactly our likes and dislikes before even arriving. Our first breakfast is one we still talk about as he made a 10 year old feel special with his name in pancakes. The forethought of having explicit directions to area locations were provided and fresh oatmeal cookies were available whenever the craving hit us ~ which was often!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank natiam200524
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Additional Information about Portobello Inn Bed and Breakfast

Property: Portobello Inn Bed and Breakfast
Address: 5989 State Route 5, PO Box 169, Herkimer, NY 13350-3522
Region: United States > New York > Herkimer
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Herkimer
Price range (per night): ₹ 7,414 - ₹ 10,110
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
1840s Italianate Country Inn with 5 comfortable bedrooms each with private bathroom, A/C, cable TV/HBO, plush robes & CD radio alarm & Internet access. We offer a Full Country Breakfast daily. Use of Mohawk Valley Country Club facilities "In Season." We're close to Cooperstown, Adirondacks Mountains, Erie Canal, Central NY attractions and historic sites. We accept most major credit cards. Open All Year. ... more   less 

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