A converted water tower, the hotel has been very tastefully designed into an eclectic mix of the old and the new.
Beds and linen are of the very best quality, contrasting well with rustic style decor and bathrooms. The hotel has well maintained, walled gardens, with external function / conference rooms and a large and special bar / restaurant serving much organic and locally produce as well as that grown in the hotel's own allotment plots.
It is just a 15 minute walk into Dordrecht old town which can be done mostly by the river if preferred.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In 2006 the 1.5 hectares of Dordrecht's former drinking water companysite has been transformed into a large kitchen garden, an italiangarden, an orchard and a flower garden. In the middle of the kitchengarden you will find two monumental buildings. The former pumpingstation (from 1942) which has been reconstructed and now accommodatesa restaurant seating 200 people and a market.The restaurant is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch anddinner in which predominantly organic products are used; right fromthe garden onto your plate! The menu follows the seasons.In Villa Augustus's own bakery sourdough bread, cakes and biscuits arefreshly made and an afternoon tea is being served daily.The water tower (from 1862) now is a hotel totaling 37 rooms; some ofwhich have a magnificent view and some which are situated in thegarden. All rooms have wonderful beds and the informal atmospheremakes you feel completely at home; as if you are staying with friends! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Augustus Hotel Dordrecht