This well-run B&B was recommended to us by another Dorchester B&B that was full, and I would have no hesitation recommending it to others.
It was easy to book on-line.
The double room where we stayed was small but airy, clean and comfortable. It had an in-room coffee/tea maker, with many extra tea flavours freely available. The shower room was well-stocked with various gels & shampoos.
The breakfast was excellent - a full English breakfast was cooked to order and there were plenty of cereals and jams. I had no need for lunch!
The B&B is within walking distance (15-20 mins) of Poundbury and Dorchester town centre.
Joan (the proprietor) was very welcoming and had an impressive attention to detail throughout the guest-house.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Aquila Heights Guest House offers a selection of seven light, bright and airy bedrooms all furnished and decorated to enhance their individual ambiance and charm • Visit England 4 Stars accreditation plus Silver and Breakfast Awards • Free high speed fibre optic Wi-Fi • Free off street Parking • Excellent award winning Breakfast Menu designed to cater for all tastes and dietary requirements - individually cooked to order from 7 - 9am daily • Locally sourced products and fresh local produce in season are used whenever possible • LCD bedroom televisions with Freeview • Generous hospitality trays with a beverage selection • Cyclists and Walkers are Welcome with secure dry overnight cycle storage and wet clothes drying available • We are pleased to welcome guests for short or longer stays • All tariffs are inclusive of your own choices from our extensive Breakfast menu and VAT • Prestigious, peaceful location in Thomas Hardy Country with excellent views towards the ramparts of Maiden Castle iron-age hill fort and [Admiral] Hardy's Monument• Just a short walk to Dorchester's historic town centre, museums, an abundance of eateries and all local facilities and amenities • Two mainline train stations and a National Express Coaches stop en route to the town centre • Easy to find central location for touring and exploring beautiful Dorset's wealth of attractions and World Heritage Jurassic Coastline - Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, Weymouth, Isle of Portland, Chesil Bank, Abbotsbury, Bridport's West Bay [ITV's Broadchurch] and Lyme Regis etc. • A warm welcome always awaits! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Aquila Heights Guest House Dorchester, Dorset