Admiralty Hotel & Restaurant


Room in hotel hosted by Justyna

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 private bathroom
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All about Justyna’s place

The Admiralty hotel is a beautifully located 60 bed hotel situated on the southern edge of Portland, overlooking Portland bill and the English channel.

The majority of our rooms have stunning sea views & we have a beautiful panoramic bar and restaurant overlooking the Portland bill light houses. We also have a sports bar with pool table and huge TVs so you can enjoy the sports of your choice.

The space
The hotel is set in the old AUWE building (admiralty underwater weapons establishment)

In 1959, Portland’s Admiralty Gunnery Establishment was transferred to Ports down Hill, allowing the research at Portland to focus on anti-submarine research and underwater weapons. The formation of the Admiralty Underwater Weapons Establishment was an amalgamation of a number of Admiralty research sites, including the Underwater Countermeasures and Weapons Establishment at Havant, the Torpedo Experimental Establishment at Greenback and the Underwater Launching Establishment at Bournemouth.

This amalgamation saw all research into underwater weapons and detection systems concentrated at Portland, with two primary sites forming the AUWE: “AUWE (North)” and “AUWE (South)”. The North site, located at Portland’s Naval Base was formerly the HM Underwater Detection Establishment. The work carried out at Portland had the highest security classification during the Cold War. In 1961, the two establishments were the center of worldwide attention, after the discovery of espionage infiltration. This became infamously known as the Portland Spy Ring, a Soviet spy ring that operated in England from the late 1950s till 1961 when the core of the network were arrested by the British security services. In 1984, the AUWE became part of the Admiralty Research Agency (ARE) and later the Defense Research Agency (DRA) in 1991. With the end of the Cold War in 1991, both Portland’s naval base and the two research establishments closed in 1995. AUWE(S) was sold and became the Southwell Business Park in 1997, while AUWE(N) was demolished around 2005.

Places for sleeping

Bedroom 1
1 king bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
High chair
Hair dryer
Dedicated workspace
Long-term stays allowed
Security cameras on property

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4.35 out of 5 stars from 26 reviews


Where you’ll be

Dorset, England, United Kingdom

Walking distance to coastal paths, Portland Bill, Church Ope Cove and birds observatory.

Hosted by Justyna

Joined in August 2016
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During your stay

Reception is open daily from 8:00 - 18:00.

Any member of staff will be more than happy to help you out with anything you want.
  • Response rate: 79%
  • Response time: within a few hours
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Check out: 10:00 am
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy