The Aqua

CastletownIsle of PortlandDT5 1BDUnited Kingdom

About The Aqua

The Aqua is a three star hotel Situated on Castletown Beach on the Isle of Portland, and offers a gateway to the UNESCO listed Jurassic Coast.

The majority of the 25 rooms overlook the sea, and each room has ensuite facilities. Children’s games are provided along with a 40 channel colour TV.

The hotel offers free parking along with free Wi-Fi. Conference areas are available, and there is a concierge service. A leisure centre is located next door to the hotel.

Open all day, The Aqua Café has a range of meals on offer. Finer dining is on offer at Aqua Restaurant, or there is the more informal Wreck Bar.

Portland Harbour and the marina are located just around the corner, as is Chesil Beach. Portland Museum and Portland Castle are also near-by. Weymouth can be easily accessed by car or bus.


Castletown, Isle of Portland, DT5 1BD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1305)860269 | Fax: +44(1305)826059 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

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Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Room safe
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Friendly service throughout your stay.

Expect a friendly welcome at The Aqua. Staff are reported to be highly willing to help out with any requests, and many guests have mentioned that service always comes with a genuine smile. Some repeat customers have even been remembered by the staff on their additional visits. The receptionist is reported to be helpful with good local knowledge.

A great base for exploring the area.

The location of The Aqua is another positive. Close to the marina, the hotel is a handy base for visiting Chesil Beach or for access to the marina. Many guests appreciate the hotel’s location in regards to exploring Portland and Weymouth, yet have found the area itself to be very peaceful.

Hearty meals with a varied menu.

Many guests have complimented the food served in the restaurant. Both vegans and vegetarians have been catered for in the past, and many guests have remarked that the food served is tasty and of good quality. Breakfast in the café is often described as “hearty”, and budget conscious travellers can commented that it represents good value for money.

Negative Reviews

Hostel-style, basic furnishings.

Do not expect luxurious rooms during your stay, according to reviews. Although many guests have commented on the cleanliness of the hotel, it has been noted that room furnishings are fairly basic. Several guests have commented that The Aqua has more of a hostel feel to it, although several have pointed out that the location and value for money more than compensate.

Thin walls allow some sound through.

One issue that has been flagged occasionally is the thin walls. Some sounds from neighbouring rooms and the hallway are reported to travel into the bedrooms, although for the majority of guests this hasn’t been an issue.

Prepare for a staircase to your room.

Prepare for some stairs during your stay. There is no lift at the hotel, which unfortunately means carrying your luggage up a couple of flights of stairs if you’re staying in a higher room. In many cases, staff are more than willing to assist with your luggage.

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