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3.8/5 Good
129 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Business Services



Popular LocationPortland Castle5 min walk
Popular LocationPortland Harbour11 min walk
RestaurantThe Wreck Bar1 min walk
RestaurantThe Albert1 min walk
AirportBournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.)72 min drive

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  • Double or Twin Room

    Room amenities

    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds
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  • Family Room

    Room amenities

    • Bay view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed
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  • Quadruple Room

    Room amenities

    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 4 Single Beds OR 1 King Bed and 2 Single Beds
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  • Single Room

    Room amenities

    • Partial sea view
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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  • Triple Room

    Room amenities

    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed OR 3 Single Beds
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  • Economy Double or Twin Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds
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About this area


The Aqua is located in Portland. Portland Bill Lighthouse is a notable landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Weymouth Bay and Chesil Beach. Bennetts Water Gardens and Sea Life Tower are also worth visiting.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Portland Castle - 5 min walk
  • Portland Harbour - 11 min walk
  • Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy - 12 min walk
  • Chesil Beach Visitors Centre - 3 min drive
  • Sandsfoot Castle - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Weymouth Station - 16 min drive
  • Bristol (BRS-Bristol Intl.) - 97 min drive


  • The Wreck Bar - 1 min walk
  • The Albert - 1 min walk
  • Legacy Cafe - 2 min walk
  • Mess Deck Cafe - 10 min walk
  • The Little Ship - 10 min walk

About this property

The Aqua

Beach hotel with a conference centre and a bar/lounge
A restaurant, a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/café are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free English breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, a conference centre, self parking and conference space are on-site. All 25 rooms offer free WiFi, coffee makers and TVs. Safes, ironing boards and free toiletries are among the other amenities that guests will find.
The Aqua offers 25 forms of accommodation with a safe and coffee/tea makers. This Portland hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include baths or showers and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hairdryers can be requested.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free nearby parking
Self parking (surcharge)
Limited parking spaces

Food and drink

Free English breakfast
1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
1 bar

Family friendly

Laundry facilities


Front-desk safe

Guest services

Daily housekeeping
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Tour/ticket assistance
Wedding services

Languages spoken


Business services

1 meeting room
Conference centre


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Bathtub or shower
Free toiletries
Hairdryer (on request)



Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker


Iron/ironing board



Check-in between 2 PM and 10 PM


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property for check-in information
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests booking after 4 PM for check-in on the same day must contact this property to confirm the reservation.
Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types at the property

American Express

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Property is also known as

Aqua Hotel Portland
Aqua Hotel
The Aqua Hotel
The Aqua Portland
The Aqua Hotel Portland

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Aqua and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Aqua offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Aqua cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is The Aqua pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this property?
Self-parking is available for a fee. Limited spots are available. There is free parking nearby.
What time is check-in at this hotel?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 10 PM.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is this hotel located?
Situated in Portland, this beach hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Portland Castle and Weymouth Bay. Chesil Beach is 1.8 mi (2.8 km) away.

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Nicely located for the sailing centre, friendly staff and good value for money - what more could you want?

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Great hotel!

Everything about this hotel was great. Staff were fantastic, breakfast was great, room was lovely and a reasonably priced bar for a hotel! Few MINOR issues. Took money off my card before I checked in. Pillows were like paving stones, flat and hard. Still using single use plastic cups in this day and age. Overall fantastic couple of nights in this lovely little hotel!

Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020


  • Liked: Staff & service
  • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities

The staff were lovely and very helpful. Unfortunately the rooms were very basic, in our first room the toilet didn’t work, the second then had water pressure issues. It was a convenient location for us for a party though.

Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

Good basic hotel

Clean, basic hotel close to the marina. Some noise from nearby rooms but that was no fault of the hotel. Breakfast was included and there is a bar and restaurant on site for evening meals. The biggest downside was the lack of parking, only 3 spaces allocated for the hotel, although there is a pay and display car park to the rear of the hotel.

Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019