What a gorgeous, calm & genuinely friendly place! And far, far more lovely and much better value than other places that cost twice the price. I was (sadly) only staying the one night & had work to do during my stay, so I couldn't make full use of the facilities - such as the gardens, which were in bloom and obviously cared for well. Just another detail that contributed to a very happy stay here. My room was spotless, individual (i.e. someone had taken the time to consider how to create a welcoming, relaxing atmosphere...it definitely worked for me) and, despite being next to a busy road, managed to be quiet (hurray!). And fantastic views too!
I really appreciated the many little details - such as (in the shower room) having a selection of toiletries; clean, fluffy and BIG towels; & very clean surfaces (especially in the shower itself). My bedroom was neat - whilst not being too formal - the bedlinen & bathrobe felt new and were nicely scented, it had a great selection of hot drinks and biccies - and the TV worked! And I've not stayed anywhere that's provided a bedside alarm at all, let alone one that gently welcomes you to the new day! A good selection of info about the local area & its many attractions - it really seemed as if there was a deep sense of pride about the locality.
I was given a very friendly, genuine welcome & tour, and this helped me to settle in after a long, stressful day & journey. I've already recommended this gorgeous b&b highly to family & friends - and I'll most definitely be returning for a longer, more leisurely stay!
- 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