Fort Young hotel in Rosseau. I stayed at the Garraway though (more a business hotel). Fort Young was full (it was Carnival). The best beach hotel .. Castaways on the mid-west coast.
Fort Young (as they name would imply) is built on an old Fort .. on a cliff overlooking the bay. The old stone walls are evident throughout the structure, and the sunsets are gourgeous.
I paid $95.00 US per night that only covered the cost of the room.
I felt like back in time in the days of the pirates and colonists. The rooms are excellent however while in there it is hard not to reflect on the history of the island.
It is even hard not to expect to hear the sound of soldiers.
For lovers of history and ancient buildings this can be a remarkable choice.
About $US75 for the room (we slept three and could have fit 10 more, it was a veryyyyyy large room with a hammock on one porch and a couple of chairs on the second porch).
The people staffing Bobby's Cocoa Cottages are all friendly, especially Bobby himself. If you need a hand setting up a trip (even one Bobby does not do), directions, or just advice on what to see, Bobby will sit with you for as long as you need. The atmosphere is fantastic, while we were there all the guests sort of turned into one single family!!
We stayed in three different guesthouses and, therefore, were able to experience a broad range of service. Our absolute favorite place was Roxy's Mountain Lodge in Laudat at the foot of the Morne Trois Pitons Park and a number of hikes (including the Boiling Lake). Owner, Marie Louise was building on to the main building so we expect an even bigger and better Roxy's soon. The set-up promotes community living--rooms have their own baths, but there's a common space with TV and a common kitchen. Rooms are extremely comfortable (the bed was the firmest bed I've slept on in my travels--ever!), but our view was what won us over. We were lucky to come during low season and were given the best room in the house for the same rate as the least expensive ones(which weren't bad at all--we took a peek). Upon opening the veranda doors of our room, we had a glorious view of the mountains. Roxy's will serve you meals with notice (the food was very good) and will arrange tours with extremely knowledgeable guides. The other two guesthouses were no competition at all and the entire time that we stayed at the other places, we wondered why we had ever left Roxy's. Before picking a place to stay, please check my tip on tourist traps!
Rates were very very affordable--we paid $40 US for a basic double and the great room we stayed in actually cost $75 per night.
As I already mentioned, the view was fabulous. This picture shows the view from the terrace after some rains that preceded Hurricane Debby. Also, everyone at the Lodge was extremely nice and accomodating. Roxy's also has a bar so you can enjoy a Kubuli with some other weary travellers.
US$95 - US$230
In 1720 a rough wooden Fort was built by the French on the same site that the Hotel sits on today. In 1761 British forces overran this fort when they captured the island and 9 years later major construction began on Fort Young, named after the island's first British Governor. These are the same walls that are now part of the Hotel.
Cherry Lodge Guest House, Roseau
Unbeatable price for low maintenance individuals: $E.C. 33-76 Eastern Caribbean dollars = $12-28 U.S. dollars per night!!!
For price, originality, true West Indian service, and low cost I STRONGLY recommend the Cherry Lodge Guest House. Everyone in the area knows this very antique guest house and a taxi from the Melville Airport can get you there in about 1 hour 30 minutes.
This is a quaint very old building, and this former 'mansion' has been in the Tavanere family for more than 100 years. There is no air conditioning or seperate bathrooms to each individual room. You can request a room with bathroom, however. Breakfast will be served every morning except Sunday at no later than 9 A.M. The wonderful and intriguing, Veron, will visit your room to clean daily. She is quite a character. When calling to book your room, you can ask for Zinnia Tavenere the proprietor.
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