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Aquila Heights Guest House

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44 Maiden Castle Road, Dorchester DT1 2ES England
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#1 of 47 B&Bs / Inns in Dorchester
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Friendly and comfortable guest house offering quality B & B accommodation. Our Edwardian house has 6 lovely light, bright and airy bedrooms offering modern facilities and original period character - Home from home comfort, with large extra-length beds, quality bedding and well stocked bathrooms - The indulgent Aquila breakfast - loads and loads of choice, lots of local Dorset ingredients, all freshly prepared and cooked to order - Free off-road parking. Free high-speed fibre WiFi. Freeview TV - Hospitality trays with choice of teas, coffees, hot chocolate, water and local Dorset biscuits - Secure dry overnight cycle storage. Rental bikes delivered direct to the door. Wet clothes drying for cyclists and walkers - Free collection and return from railway and coach stations - Quiet, easy to find location. Walking distance to the town centre and ideal for touring and exploring West Dorset, Hardy Country and the Jurassic Coast. - Panoramic views from the bedrooms include the ramparts of Maiden Castle, Hardy's Monument & the South Dorset Ridgeway.
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NikkiM wrote a review Sep 2020
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We stayed in Room 6 which overlooked Maiden Castle Road. Lovely decor: a bright, airy and calm room, really quiet and comfortable with a nice choice of drinks and a packet of (non-vegan) biscuits. Very convenient for the town centre and for driving out of town, to the coast. Breakfasts were delicious: a huge choice of cereal and fruit and/or a delicious cooked vegan breakfast. And the portion sizes were spot-on for people wanting to get up and go (as we were). Derek and Wendy look after people really well and the breakfast room was a great way of meeting friendly people and sharing information about interesting places to go to. During COVID19, it felt really safe: Derek and Wendy were very careful about hygiene, distancing and protecting their guests. I absolutely loved it, felt really welcome and would recommend to anyone.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Room Tip: Room 6 has good en suite facilities and is light and airy.
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kate99_02 wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom8 contributions6 helpful votes
We got there early, Derek was very accomodating. Comfortable room, very thoughtful of all the supplies. 10 mins walk to the town centre and 6 mins drive to Maiden Castle - end of the road. Amazing breakfast with local produce. We were very well looked after.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Alan F wrote a review Aug 2019
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The hosts Derek and Wendy are excellent, attentive, and aiming to please through the stay. The room we had( number 5) was clean, comfortable, home from home. The bathroom had several shampoos, conditioners and shower Gels in the large bottles. The breakfasts were excellent, freshly cooked to your liking using local produce. We stayed for three nights and we will definitely be going there again next year. Cannot rate this lovely guest house highly enough.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Room Tip: Bedroom 5 has a lovely view over the Dorset landscape.
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Brian H wrote a review Aug 2019
Calne, United Kingdom11 contributions4 helpful votes
When we arrived we were greeted by the owners Derek & Wendy Caws, who made us feel very welcome and showed us to our room, then left us to settle in. There was a very well-stocked tray of DIY teas, coffee, local biscuits, etc. in the room, with even more variety available on a sideboard right outside our door on the landing, for all guests to help themselves; there was also a fridge in the reception area containing fresh milk and jugs to put it in, if we preferred this to the usual little pots of UHT milk in the room - which we did! Our room, one of about five grouped around the landing, was quite large, with an assortment of furniture, not matching but rather complementing the overall "feel" of the room. We had opted for a twin-bed arrangement but the two could have been joined together into a large super-king-sized double had we preferred it. The mattresses and pillows were very comfortable - neither too firm nor too soft - and the duvets of a tog rating appropriate to the time of year, so not stiflingly hot as in some places - another indication of the thought and care that has clearly gone into making Aquila Heights a quality establishment. We know the area well, so had no trouble deciding to have our evening meal at The Saxon Arms in Stratton, a mile or two outside Dorchester off the A37 Yeovil road (see separate review). Next morning, still a bit full from the previous evening's meal, we nevertheless decided we had to try the full Dorset breakfast on offer, preceded by a bowl of fruit and/or cereals (a wide selection of each) topped with milk and/or yoghurt. Juices, jams, marmalade and even Marmite were available on a separate table across the dining room. The gleaming dedicated kitchen was clearly on view beyond open double doors, with Derek himself in charge of the cooking and a waitress taking our orders and serving our breakfast. What came was as good a full breakfast as we have had anywhere - two sausages, two rashers of back bacon, two eggs, tomatoes, hash browns and mushrooms, with baked beans also available on request. Everything on the plate had been sourced as close to Dorchester as possible, so there were not may "food miles" involved!! Aquila Heights is not the cheapest B&B we have stayed in, but it certainly rates as one of the best. As with most things, you get what you pay for, in this case a very comfortable room in a very welcoming house, with wonderful food. It is in an affluent-looking residential area close to the Dorchester by-pass and very convenient also for the town centre. Well worth a visit and a great base from which to explore Dorset.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Carol N wrote a review Aug 2019
Buntingford, United Kingdom14 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband and i throughly enjoyed our stay with Wendy and Derek. They were very welcoming. The decoration of the room was very tasteful and relaxing. The bed very comfortable (loved the pillows). The welcome tray was very generous and included a box of Dorset biscuits which were very nice. There was a very large selection of shower gels, shampoos and conditioners to use, lovely fluffy towels and flannels. The breakfast on both days was very well cooked and done as you waited. The cooked breakfast choice was even better than some top hotels, including their Dorset breakfast, with nearly everything from Dorset and mouthwatering. There was also fresh fruit, lovely yogurts ,a very wide choice of cereal incluuding gluten free and jams and marmalades, all in very pleasant surrounding. When we return to Dorchester Aquila Heights will be our choice of B&B.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Room Tip: You need to be reasonable mobile as there was a flight of stairs.
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PRICE RANGE
US$103 - US$123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomEnglandDorsetDorchester
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aquila Heights Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Aquila Heights Guest House?
Nearby attractions include The Keep Military Museum (0.7 miles), Maiden Castle (0.7 miles), and Borough Gardens (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Aquila Heights Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Aquila Heights Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Aquila Heights Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aquila Heights Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Georgie Porgie Pie & Burger Co, Finca, and The King and Thai.
Is Aquila Heights Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the centre of Dorchester.
Are there any historical sites close to Aquila Heights Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Max Gate (1.3 miles), Hardy's Cottage (2.8 miles), and Barcleys bank (0.7 miles).