It was fantastic. Its a self-contain room, so i can manage my budget which is good. The customer service is great, they really make you feel at home. The river is really close by, just a matter of walking and then you get to see the villagers pull up in the local shops playing dominino or enjoying themselves. On the other side is the carib territory and there is a beach close by (not so good to bath though is a bit rough). The guesthouse itself, is sorrounded by nature, and you hear the birds sign in the morning and evening. Really relaxing. They also help you find the best deals so you can really budget yourself properly. The breakfast, is upon request. They will let you know that. I believe they wanted to also grow antherium, so you may be fortunate to see it when you stay with them next time.
All in all, i would recommed it to anyone wanting to go dominica, and want to watch their budget. the room is clean and nice too.
The view is wonderful, you are in amazement. When rain is coming you see it ridding the ridge like horse. Its located privatly on a hill. Hence the view. Its really budget friendly, and the service is exceptional. Really nice place to stay. The river is really close so you can go take a bath. They offer laundry services if you want, and if you dont feel like doing your own breakfast, they do offer breakfast upon request.
Just back from splendid Dominica, we're sincerely eager to pass on OUR address, which SHOULD be listed by VirtualTourist : Cocoa Cottages
15 min above Roseau on the road to Trafalgar Falls, it is just THE PERFECT PLACE to choose to conveniently explore the many riches (nature and sea) around, without having to rent a car (frequent public mini-buses except on week ends, and hitch-hike works very well !)
Beautiful settings and views, intelligent local architecture, confortable room, a very efficient and friendly owner, Iris, who will be happy to advise you on your program and share with you her delicious dinners, if you wish. Her home-made jams at breakfast are a treat and her chocolate (elaborated from the production of her own trees !) is an absolute delight
Be sure to ask for Geoffrey as we did, her excellent, friendly and very knowledgeable chauffeur/trekking expert, and don't hesitate to call on Richard who operates on the premices a very professional canyoning operation, for both first timers and experts : Extreme Dominica.
Just in case, the website for direct bookings (as we did, browsing the Web from France) is
We'll definitely be back !
Altogether a very special place : convenient location, great views, excellent management, comfortable rooms, delicious food
wonderful stay in a luxurious ersort out in the nature of rainforest with nice view and access to a rough beach..very friendly people ...nice food
very flexibel in helping guests to complete their wishes
We had a wonderful time at the Caribbean Sea View Holiday Apartments. The manager - Julia - was very helpful. The apartments are located in Mero very close to Connie's Beach - nice beach with black sand and a nice restaurant (see my Connie's Beach Bar posting).
The place is lovely, everything is clean and well maintained.
I would highly recommend it. Good location to explore the island.
Great views from balcony - especially at sunset.
This hotel is stunning. The rooms are very spacious, clean, well equipped and beautifully furnished, as is the rest of the hotel. Our room had a balcony over the sea, we woke up to the sound of the waves lapping below.
The Fort Young Hotel has 73 guestrooms and suites, all of which have a balcony or patio with ocean views. Rooms are outfitted with redwood furnishings and offer cable/satellite TV, direct-dial phones, and air conditioning. Deluxe Oceanfront rooms have hair dryers, iron/ironing boards, in-room safes, bathtubs, and coffeemakers.
Ranked #2 in all of Dominica.
The views over the Caribbean sea with Scott's Head to the left are incredible. The food is fresh and delicious and the staff can't do enough to help. Lovely memories, I'd go back again and again.
We stayed here for 1 night. The hotel is in an old fort and has a lot of facilities ( waterfront restaurant, café, pool, bar and shops).
Our room had a good standard.
On Fridays there is a live band playing and in the courtyard there is a good value barbecue ( 16 EC pP), don’t miss the Happy Hour ( 18.00- 19.00 pm) at the bar for beers and punches. The rum-punch is excellent!
It is not far from the market. Go there an Saturday mornings and have a look at all the fruits and flowers. But it is very crowded!
We stayed 3 nights in the Hibiscus Valley Inn and enjoyed it!
The price was good and the location is very pleasant, the facilities are basic and spartan.
There is also a mosquito net, but you don’t need it! No mosquito there, during our stay.
And the very best is the hammock for relaxing among the tropical garden.
The staff was very friendly and outgoing, and we learned a lot about the Dominican way of life!
The river across the road is great for a refreshing swim (every morning and evening.
Stayed there for 3 nights in a standard room.
Hotel on a cliff ( beautifull seaview from the balcony), easy to find, located 30 minutes from Roseau off the mainroad to Portsmouth.
Comfortable room, big bed, fridge and fan.
Recommend a stay.
Continental breakfast ( fresh German- style bread and try the Lime- Pepper- Jelly) in an open restaurant with seaview.
Dinner was good ( we had fish) but we missed the "local colour"
The restaurant is closed Tuesday.
Also german speaking staff.
Pool or a 5 minutes walk to the beach. Small beach, but ok for a swim. Black sand.
The original part of this hotel was built as a fort in 1770. There are many different levels of accomodation and prices to match. We were here on a cruise so didn't stay here but I didhave a look around and it seemed very nice. For what it's worth, the cast of "Pirates of the Caribbean-Dead Man's Chest" stayed here while filming the movie.
This is the most modern of the hotels on the island. It has been recently renovated, so you can pick from old rooms or new ones. I stayed in one of the old rooms and it was great for island standards. We had a private balcony overlooking the pool, hot tub and sea. As the name suggests, this used to be an old British fort from back around the time the Brits were fighting Napoleon. They have two restaurants, one of which is a step back in the direction of civilization where imported steaks are served as well as fresh fish and creole dishes. I recommend this place especially if you want to stay in the city. The Garrison Hotel is right across the street with comprible prices but I haven't seen the rooms. It looks more like your traditional motel while Fort Young is like a litle community of bungalows.
I stayed with my cousin this past March. When we arrived we were the only guests. A bit weird at first. They have a few options for rooms. They have three rooms upstairs next to the owner's room. Cool looking. Look like little tree house cabins. And then five beach bungalow type things. The water is cold and is a little unpredictable. The food is very good. Didier, the owner, makes good food quick. Didier is quite the character and a bit of an acquired taste at first. He enjoys the freedom of life in Dominica and the hotel is extra. He enjoys the company and gives free tours on Tuesday. He also has a beautiful ocean view. A few beaches close and a dive center as well close. Be careful of mosquitos! The hotel hosts bats at night, but they don't bother you. If you go to Dominica and can't handle bats...you probably shouldn't go anyway. The accomodations are cheap and has a good atmosphere. We watched a bunch of movies with Didier during the nights. He has a small staff...his girlfriend and one other woman. SO...when the place is packed I imagine it can be a bit tough to talk to Didier and get to know him.
Great view of the Caribbean. Good, hospitable host. Remember, your staying at his home! He cooks his food there...sleeps there...and everything. Very cheap and good quality rooms. Very clean. Again...beware of the mosquitos. Didier is a funny guy who attracts lots of French tourists. Its also off a main road where you can pick up a ride fairly easily.
I picked Stonedge Hotel for my stay for several reasons : Price - $15 us per person per night and location - Mid west coast. You can chose to stay in 1 of 5 linked cabins or in a loft room in the main building. Both are basic accommodations having there own toilet, sink and shower. No TV, Radio or Phone. The cabins are painted in vibrant colours and are situated 20 feet from a sea cliff. You can swing open the double back doors to a beautiful view. The Hotel windows have shutters but no glass. I had all of my breakfasts and some of my dinners at Stonedge. All were good as well as the service. Bring bug spray as the mosquitoes can be a bother at night. Sleep under the provided fly nets. I would recommend this hotel for value conscience eco travelers and divers ( at least 1 dive center nearby).
The most outstanding characteristic of this hotel is the 44 year old Belgium born owner. Didier was a welcoming, helpful and easy going host. His directions and suggestions on things to do and see made my stay all the better.
We've been to Dominica twice, and will be returning a third time in '06. The stay at the cottages is a wonderful experience. The view is spectactular from the deck, the service is wonderful (thanks Gweneth!), and Augustus brings fresh fruit to welcome you, and Wendy shows up for hikes, cooking, and just to drink a beer(s).
Comfortable bed, cool refrigerator (for all my beers), amazing view, natural air conditioning from the wind, short walk to the ocean for a dip, and 1 minute from the town of Calibishie which is viewed as the most friendly place on the island to eat, drink, and hang with the locals. Make sure you stop by the general store to see Gus, he's a wonderful person to talk to!
We'll add more about our vacations later. Come back soon!
This past summer, I got married in Dominica. Almost our entire wedding party of 50 was booked into this hotel. We found quickly that it is not a hotel at all, in the accepted sense. There was bat guano on the walls, the plumbing was not working, there were cockroaches in some of the rooms and the air conditioning was very inconsistent. My room was pepto-bismol pink. The Chinese proprietors had opened the hotel just for us.
It is a beautiful setting, but that was all it had to offer. Well, the Dominican staff were very friendly as well.
The proprietors are dishonest people. They overcharged some of the guests. They also tried to charge my husband and me for nights we were not even on the island, because our bags were in one of the rooms and they said they had had to turn people away. Clearly, this was a falsehood, as the hotel had not been open before we arrived and there was no plumbing. I said that they ought to have told us that this would be their policy; we would simply have stored our bags elsewhere. In addition, they tacked on quite high service fees to all meals, and we discovered that they pocket the money and do not pass any of it on to the servers. Also, we had brought in our own decorations for the rooms and several parties—silk lanterns from Asia, hand-painted Chinese scrolls, hand-made masks—and they stole them, quite baldly. They actually took boxes of our things and hid them away.
We left after just one night, but most of our guests had to stay for the 5, so we returned there wuite often. When we checked out, they tried to charge us for 4 nights--and had brought in local police we believe they had bribed, in an attmept to enforce the fee.
In a nutshell: stay as far away as possible.
Great view of the river in the back of the hotel--but you can see it elsewhere on the island. Do.
small eco resort in a magnificent rainforest valley, surrounded by rivers and mountains.
I had a beautiful wooden cottage with my own bathroom and kitchen and a hammock on the balcony.
There is a restaurant and bar overlooking the river and the food is pretty good and I got to taste a lot of local foods I had never even heard of.
The place is run by 2 friendly english guys .
The whole place uses renewable energy and all of the gardens are organic.
Both the surroundings, the hosts and the eco methods of running the hotel make it a place to remember.
They also have camping from US$10
Four natural river pools for bathing and diving,
own huge organic garden and views I normally dream about, and really trying hard to be environmentally friendly.Stunning mountain views and wherever you stand you hear the soothing sound of the rivers.
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