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“Zany, wacky, comfortable and AWESOME” 5 of 5 stars
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Villa Augustus
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Dordrecht
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland
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70 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Zany, wacky, comfortable and AWESOME”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

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.

Room Tip: Avoid staying on the ground floor if possible - lots of foot traffic with little privacy
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Josh S
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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366 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

This hotel is an excellent choice for a weekend together. We stayed on the fifth floor what used to be the water reservoir. The rooms are nicely decorated and the bed is very comfortable. The bathroom is downstairs with big tub and walk in shower. The city is within walking distance, for dinner however you could stay on the premises since the restaurant serves excellent meals with good service.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Brussels, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Very good weekend! The hotel is very "special" totally different from other ones but in a positive way. Large rooms, king size beds, large bathroom. Everything was perfect: the view, the gardens, the restaurant and what to say about the breakfast! excellent.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Christine B
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Culemborg, The Netherlands
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84 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

This hotel has great views, clean rooms and very helpful staff. The garden we saw from the third floor, but didn't visit because of the weather. That is a must for next time, because it will look awesome in spring. What a great stay we had! Lunch, dinner and breakfast next door was also very nice.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Geneva, Switzerland
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136 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Having stayed in Dordrecht before, I was pleasantly surprised by Villa Augustus. Quirky and different in a positive way, my room was large and furnished with shabby chic recycled furniture, but the bed was great; big and comfortable with nice linen. Large bathroom with good overhead shower and double sinks. Good breakfast, with eggs to order and above average croissants.

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the back garden, as it is really quiet.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Hans d
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Frederikshavn, Denmark
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128 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Very special hotel it's a rebuilt watertower and quilte charming place. I had a "small" loft room, that's was not that's small it was fine for me and it would be fine for two also. The rebuilt has been done with respect for the old building. TV is very small.
I liked it a lot.

Downsides are the location in the middel of an industrial neighbourhood and sometimes long waiting time in the restaurant. Three is a 20 minutes walk to the old towncenter.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank TM2205
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Thought this hotel was fantastic. Very different, very quirky! Just outside of Dordrecht old town with good transport links to Rotterdam and other towns by boat, train (15/20 minute walk) bus, car or bike! It is a converted water tower with fittings made from recycled material. Sound a bit strange but it really works. We had a great view room on the third floor overlooking the gardens and river. Very comfortable bed and good sized room. We were there in the winter and guess it could get warm in the summer as there is no air conditioning. Restaurant is in a separate building (converted pumping room) and we thought the food and service was a very high standard and not too expensive. It is very popular locally and again a great experience. Nice to walk in the gardens where they grow some of there own produce. Everything about this hotel, restaurant and gardens was different, staff were very friendly. Overall a very enjoyable experience.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Additional Information about Villa Augustus

Property: Villa Augustus
Address: Oranjelaan 7, 3311 DH Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > South Holland Province > Dordrecht
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Dordrecht
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Villa Augustus 3.5*
Number of rooms: 37
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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