I knew it would be a great guest house (having not used Trip Advisor) just from making the booking when Joan was so warm and friendly, explaining her security of information she holds etc.
We arrived and were made welcome by being invited to make ourselves at home. Our room was Room 2, a twin room, with plenty of storage space for a longer stay than we were staying for. The beds were comfortable, the bathroom was well arranged (plenty of room in the shower without knocking knees, elbows etc) and the array of toileteries was almost confusing in its' choice. Joan keeps an honesty 'shop' for those last minute forgotten bits and pieces, including black socks!!!
The breakfasts were well and freshly cooked, tremendous choice of 15. I love the fact that there is a fridge in the hall for guests to use, milk and juice, and also a very comfortable guest lounge and Joan will bring you a teapot and jug for a very civilised take on tea!
Joan was extremely knowledgeable about the area, which included restaurants, places to go, local transport and the way to go in a couple of cases.
All in all a delightful stay. I went with a friend, but shall be taking my mother next year, to visit Maiden Castle (at the end of the road) as it says on the address!
- 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