This was my first time stay at Aquila Heights. The welcome from the proprietor was friendly, and first impressions were marvellous - the property is well appointed and clearly cared for. Guests are treated to a wide range of toiletries in their bedrooms (I have never had raspberry scented hair before!), and breakfast is excellent, with a generous range of options for cereals, cooked breakfast, fruits and a massive range of marmalades/jams etc. Most rooms are large.
As a package Aquila Heights sets the standard. Quite the best B&B I have stayed in for a long time.
The property is conveniently located for a large 24 hour Tesco, a lovely leisure centre, and a new restaurant development. Central Dorchester is a 15/20 minute walk.
Only one oddity. I was in a single room with private facilities, it turned out the private facilities were across the corridor. Other rooms were en suite. Not a problem as a dressing gown was provided.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Aquila Heights Guest House Dorchester, Dorset