An ornate 1882-built art-nouveau water tower has been transformed into this ode to Dutch design. Inside the tower, 36 individually designed rooms have stunning art on contrasting feature walls; a suite hides in a secret garden. Views stretch to Rotterdam from the glass-paned rooftop terrace; the organic restaurant in the pumping station is sublime. Private boat rental is available.
The rooms are equipped with light décor, wooden floorboards, 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.