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):
- 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