This converted 1882 water tower surrounded by gardens is an ode to the ingenuity of Dutch design. Inside, 20 individually designed rooms are decorated with art and recycled furniture; the family rooms are in sheds next to the garden and are nowhere near as atmospheric. New pontoon rooms next to a parterre garden on the Wantij will open in 2019.
À la carte breakfasts are enjoyed in on-site restaurant, which overlooks a large kitchen garden and orchard. The popularity of the restaurant means that the surrounds can lack tranquility. Private boat rental is available.
Housed in a former water tower, a 15-minute walk from Dordrecht’s historic centre, Villa Augustus features spacious grounds including decorative gardens and an organic kitchen garden. The rooms are light and feature extra long beds, and a flat-screen cable TV. A minibar and a tray with a kettle, tea and coffee are also provided. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout. The market shop and café at Villa Augustus offers a range of seasonal products as well as deli-style items. Home-baked sourdough bread, biscuits and cakes are made in the on-site bakery. Guests can enjoy fresh meals with mainly organic ingredients served in the restaurant at the centre of the kitchen garden. Private parking is available for free at the hotel. Dordrecht Museum is 2 km from Augustus. Rotterdam, featuring sights including the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, is 30 minutes away by car. The windmills of Kinderdijk are 20 minutes' drive away.
Guests who would like to book a table at the restaurant are kindly requested to do so beforehand.