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Admiral's Retreat

Weymouth, Dorset (Ref. 993912)


(34 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Ground floor accommodation

Reviews & Ratings

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "We very much enjoyed the location of the apartment."

    Very disappointed in the 3 small sachets of milk which was left for us. We arrived at midnight and could have done with a bit more being left for us. Must also say that the kettle needs a good clean or replacing. Apart from that we really enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by JoanJun 2022

  • "Great quiet location, spotlessly clean will book for next year."

    Only gripe was finding the box with the key. it took me some time to get the key as it was not particularly easy to locate.

    Reviewed by GrahamJun 2022

  • "Great property, perfect location very clean and tidy a big thumbs up"

    Reviewed by Robert BMay 2022

  • "Great property, ideal location for nothe gardens and harbour area."

    All in all wonderful.

    Reviewed by StanMay 2022

  • "Very nice place in a gated area but no fob to open the gate had to key in the code everytime to get in and the parking area is very tight, the property is very modern and clean with a shared garden but there are no blinds so people can see in."

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2022

  • "Absolutely perfect for the two of us."

    Property exactly as described, my husband thought your pictures didn't do it justice. Great location, lovely and quiet.

    Reviewed by SheilaMar 2022

  • "It was lovely we liked the area by Nothe Gardens and we could see the sea and over to Portland."

    It was lovely for walking down to Weymouth harbour.

    Reviewed by RichardMar 2022

  • "Its a beautiful spot and Admirals Retreat had everything you could need for a lovely holiday, everything is to a high standard, which is why we choose to go with Sykes cottages again for this holiday."

    And will be looking to book with tgem again for our next holiday.

    Reviewed by AndrewMar 2022

  • "A well presented apartment with up to date facilities including contemporary smart TV !"

    Excellent and comfortable heating. Easy access to town of Weymouth and coastal walks. Loo flush was a bit temperamental!

    Reviewed by AlanFeb 2022

  • "Lovely Flat, also convinient for the town"

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2021

  • "Lovely apartment, great location, just right for a couple."

    Reviewed by JeanetteOct 2021

  • "As we have stayed here before, we knew what to expect."

    It’s a fabulous flat in a great location and we couldn’t recommend it more

    Reviewed by ClaireSep 2021

  • "We feel that the apartment needs refurbishing for what we pay, it is the same as it was when We first went to it 10 years ago, and it really is a shame because we love it."

    Reviewed by IanAug 2021

  • "The apartment is spacious, airy, very clean and quiet."

    Furnished and equipped to show room standard. The only disappointment was lack of all-weather patio chairs and standard, old (judging by the remote) smallish size TV. The Smart TV set with BBC I player etc. would enhance the experience, as the weather was not great during our stay. The apartment is facing south east and it would be so pleasant to use the patio, if chairs were provided, as they are indeed for the apartment next door. The location is fantastic, but approach on foot is uphill all the way from the Old Harbour, about 10 min walking. Saying that I have seen people in the wheelchairs powering up the hill to the Nothe Fort… The maintenance below standard. 5 light bulbs in various light fittings did not work.

    Reviewed by DianaJul 2021

  • "Been to this property several times always good clean and tidy great location ..."

    Been to this property several times always good clean and tidy great location weymouth is one of the best locations in England

    Reviewed by RogerJun 2021

  • "Overall we thought the holiday was excellent and would be happy to return for another holiday."

    The location is close to everything that Weymouth has to offer but in a nice quiet location 5 min from Harbour. We thought the apartment was a perfect size for us , cleaned nicely and well equipped. The information provide for directions and access arrangements were excellent. These are areas that could be improved and would have allowed me to give a 5 star rating. The long pile carpet in the lounge I don’t think is suitable it holds dirt and is difficult to clean.either the vacuum cleaner or the carpet had a nasty smell when we hovered it. The back of bathroom door bottom half is dirty and the corners in the bathroom a bit grubby The bed seemed to be comfortable but after a while it sagged to the outside. We had a good holiday and would be happy to return and recommend to friends.

    Reviewed by CharlesMay 2021

  • "Admirals Retreat is a brilliant location."

    Ideal for coastal walks and trips into town! The accommodation is cosy, warm and comfortable with plent of space in the kitchen and bedroom wardrobes/ cupboards. The views across to Portland are expansive - great sunrises. We arrived as Boris was announcing lockdown .2, and stayed to enjoy our week, weather was dry and sunny! Great autumn break.

    Reviewed by AlanOct 2020

  • "The only thing that would of improved it for us on a personal note being 60 plus would of being able to have a bench outside the lounge door to sit outside."

    Noticed our neighbours had them and thought a nice touch that property was also a Sykes has our friends had it last year.

    Reviewed by JeanOct 2020

  • "Great holiday apartment, lovely location have stayed on a few occasions."

    Parking is a bit tricky when car park is full.

    Reviewed by JeanetteOct 2020

  • "My only criticism of the beautiful apartment, was I feel there should be maybe a voile in the bedroom window to afford a little privacy as you share the outside space with another apartment."

    Other than that, it was very spacious and well equipped .

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2020

  • "All that glitters is not Gold."

    First impressions were very good but faded over the week. Kitchen cupboard facias are lifting off and soft furnishings are showing signs of wear. The car parking is a joke and unless you have a very small car trying to manoeuvre to park is difficult. Positive is that apartment is well located for access to the old port.

    Reviewed by BarrieJul 2020

  • "Shared garden was more a shared mountain parking very tight when got the car into the space I had great difficulty getting out of the car."

    Reviewed by RobertJul 2020

  • "Very comfortable and spacious apartment ..."

    Very comfortable and spacious apartment Great response from staff for minor plumbing issue sorted immediately Great service

    Reviewed by AlanFeb 2020

  • "Lovely apartment for two in a great location."

    Reviewed by JeanetteOct 2019

  • "A few cobwebs here and there and a strange smell on entering the apartment, a bit like stale perfume."

    Great location though.

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2019

  • "It's a fair walk to the beach, but is quiet and secure."

    Think the two settees are ready for replacing as both very soft with little support and hard to get out of. The mattress too was too soft and bouncy with little lumber support.Disappointed that with the money it cost we had to buy toilet rolls and use the same towels for the entire week.We have made enquiries about next years availability and are really disappointed that the cost for a week has shot up by £164.And it is no longer possible to book in the local office but through the office in Chester who I have to say didn't give us the promised call back.So unfortunately after several years dealing with Dream Cottages we and our extended family will be making alternative arrangements for future visits to Weymouth.Thanks go to the Weymouth office staff for their efficient help in the past.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2019

  • "Good location , spacious property and great views of Portland and Newton's Cove."

    Not suitable for persons who have restricted mobility. One downfall was the large groups of youths who congregate in the public gardens along Newton's cove, lots of screaming and shouting relating to alcohol and drug misuse.

    Reviewed by ShaneJul 2019

  • "No privacy in bedroom unless you drew curtains and put light on during the day ..."

    No privacy in bedroom unless you drew curtains and put light on during the day not enough decent crockery cutlery in cuboard on top shelf difficult to reach bathroom cabinet coming off wall settee had smell scatter cushions pass sell by date

    Reviewed by GregJun 2019

  • "The apartment was lovely but the bedroom window looked out on a shared grassy area, so strangers could have looked in."

    The main draw back was that the parking space was extremely tight; I was lucky that no-one was using the next space but if they had I would have struggled to get in and out.

    Thank you for all your lovely comments about Admiral’s Retreat. I’m glad you’re enjoying my holiday apartment as much as I do. One comment was that the garden is immediately in front of the bedroom window and people could look in. The garden is only shared by Admiral’s Retreat and the apartment next door’ Can I suggest closing the curtains if privacy is required in the bedroom. The parking space is small but unfortunately it is allocated parking and nothing can be done about changing the space. I am in the process of changing the heating controls to something more user friendly. Wishing you all a happy holiday. Kind Regards, The Owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SheilaApr 2019

  • "A very nice apartment but needs some attention."

    The TV is old and not up to standard as it does not have streaming nor IPlayer , itv hub, ability to record directly etc. It is expected now and should be addressed immediately. Dream Cottages were very good and provided replacent towels as those provided were like sandpaper, along with a casserole dish, our thanks to them. The heating controls were incomprehensible too. But it was a nice place to stay and we would return.

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2019

  • "The apartment was very comfortable, and the location was lovely, but the lack of control of the heating and temperature was an issue."

    The heating didn't come on in the morning and when it did come on at lunchtime, there was no way to control the temperature - it got too hot in the evening. This needs rectifying. Otherwise, very happy. I think you should pass this feedback to the owner.

    Reviewed by KarlMar 2019

  • "Great accommodation, ideally situated, glorious weather ideal for coastal walks - lovely restaurants in Hope Square !"

    Reviewed by AlanFeb 2019

  • "This is the second time we have visited Admirals Retreat and it never lets us down."

    It's a beautiful apartment in the perfect location.

    Reviewed by KarenNov 2018

  • "Beautiful clean modern appointment, in an excellent location, close to Weymouth town centre."

    Will definitely book to go again. Stayed July 2018.

    Mrs Susan CarlessAug 2018

  • "A lovely place to stay, so quiet and peaceful and only 5 minutes walk from the harbour."

    Stayed June 2018

    Mr Raymond WalkerJun 2018

  • "Beautiful modern apartment with fab views over Newtons Cove and Portland."

    The apartment was stylish and immaculate and had everything we could have possibly needed and was ideally situated close to the harbour area of Weymouth. Can't wait to return next year. Stayed March 2018

    Ms Lynne SmithApr 2018

  • "Dream Cottages are our preferred choice for holiday accommodation, Staff are fantastic and so helpful."

    Stayed August 2017

    Mr Darryl ParkinsonSep 2017

  • "Very impressed with the properly in every way - stayed July 2017"

    Mrs Susan CarlessAug 2017

  • "Great flat, very welcoming warm and comfortable excellent wifi wonderful views over towards Portland ideal location for town of Weymouth."

    Stayed January 2017

    Mr Alan CarrollJan 2017

  • "We had a lovely week in this well located property which was finished to a high standard."

    Excellent views over "The Bill" from the lounge and property had easy access to the town and great coastal walks to round it off. Everything we needed. Thanks. Stayed November 2016

    Mr Paul DickersonNov 2016

  • "An excellent property in an excellent location."

    Will definitely recommend to friends and family and will stay again. Stayed November 2016

    Mr Michael BakerNov 2016

  • "A very comfortable modern apartment in a great position for very easy walking access to town."

    In a quiet "out of town", position, but only 5 minutes walk to town, where there are many excellent eating and drinking places. My personal favourite being the Handmade Pie and Ale House, but this takes 20 minutes to walk to because it's at the other side of the town from the apartment - stayed October 2016

    Mr Graham TeeceNov 2016

  • "Comfortable, well equipped, love the wifi, with great view over to Portland and great location for exploring Weymouth and coastal walks."

    Ideally situated for bars restaurants and other eateries! Stayed April 2016

    Mr Alan CarrollMay 2016

  • "The property is comfortable, warm, and well appointed."

    The situation and outlook stunning Information and access information excellent Service from DC replacing bulb, prompt and courteous. Stayed January 2016

    Mr Alan CarrollJan 2016

  • "This is the second time we have stayed in this property, Stayed September 2015 the first time was last year."

    We really like the area and have booked with Dream cottages for many years, we have always been very satisfied with all our holidays. We hope to return again next year. Stayed September 2015

    Mrs Julia HortonSep 2015

  • "Great location walking distance to town beach harbour park and good food and ..."

    Great location walking distance to town beach harbour park and good food and drinking places in fact just about everything you could ask for on a holiday hope to book again soon love weymouth and dorset extreamly nice property

    Mrs GrahamJul 2015

  • "Excellent apartment in a good location, prompt service from yourselves whenever any issues arise."

    Highly recommended.

    Mrs SevernJun 2015

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  • One full flight of entrance stairs to: Hall
  • Combined sitting room / kitchen / diner with patio doors to a patio and shared garden area
  • Bedroom with kingsize double bed, patio doors to patio area
  • Bathroom, bath with shower over, hand basin and WC.
  • Electric boiler producing central heating and hot water
  • Oven, Microwave, Fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • 42' Smart flat screen TV, DVD and CD player
  • Wifi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Outside patio area
  • Allocated parking space within an electronically gated parking area

The property

A contemporary apartment, in a complex of mews houses and town houses for holiday and residential homes, built by an ecologically recognised developer.

Set on one level.

One full flight of stairs from the entrance to the apartment.

Entering a hallway leads to the bathroom.

Master bedroom which offers lovely views of Newton’s Cove.

The well equipped open planned Sitting room, kitchen and diner.

Perfect to cook a tasty romantic meal for two and then cosy up on the sofa to relax after a day at the Seaside. The Nothe Gardens, is within walking distance from the property.

Wonderful walks stretching above the coast – watch out for the squirrels who love the gardens too.

Following round leads, you to Newton's Cove a lovely area to enjoy the views over to Portland.

Brewers Quay area and Hope Square is a short stroll away, where you can enjoy a glass of wine at one of the many dining opportunities.

Heading through Hope Square takes you to the pretty old harbour side where you can see working fishing boats and take in the sea air whilst eating some wonderful fish and chips.

If you fancy taking a trip out to sea, you can indulge in a white water ride or a gentler trip to Portland.

Making your way over the town bridge takes you to the town centre.

Heading through the hustle and bustle of town you will find the main beach of Weymouth, great to soak up the sun and paddle your feet in the sea.

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About the location


Dorchester 7 miles; Bridport 17 miles.

The popular resort of Weymouth makes an outstanding year-round holiday destination, with a wide variety of attractions on offer, appealing to all tastes and ages. The glorious golden sandy beaches have excellent facilities for all kinds of watersports, whilst from the picturesque, bustling harbour you can take regular fishing trips. A short drive takes you to Portland Harbour, and the rugged “Isle” of Portland, linked to Weymouth by the dramatic Chesil Beach. Visit Dorchester, Thomas Hardy’s “Casterbridge”, only 7 miles away, or take a journey along the scenic coastal road and call in at Abbotsbury Swannery and Subtropical Gardens. Alternatively, just head down to West Bay - the views of the stunning Dorset Heritage Coastline are not to be missed!

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Region Information

Note. Admiral's Retreat welcomes babies but is not suitable for children.
Note: Sorry, no smoking.
Note: Sorry, no pets.
Note: Nearest pay and display parking is the Nothe Car Park DT4 8UD a few minutes walk.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas