I stayed at the Villa Augustus while traveling on business. It is truly the most unique and zany hotel I have stayed at – this is a good thing! The hotel is built into an old water tower and is surrounded by crops, used in the onsite restaurant. Rooms are all decorated in very abstract ways, the particular room I stayed in was painted in fluros with pop culture art all over the walls. The fridge was built into an old crate. The room itself was the cheapest available – but was still generous in size with an excellent shower.
Wifi was fast and reliable and a desk and lamp were provided making pre/post-meeting work nice and easy.
The only downside of rooms on the ground level is the constant foot traffic walking past. Each room has a huge window, so if privacy is needed curtains must be drawn. The keys were also very hard to use (old large metallic keys).
The biggest positive of all at this hotel were the staff, who were INCREDIBLY friendly and helpful.
Would highly recommend this to all who visit Dordrecht.
- 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