Stayed 4 nights in room 12 - by their indication the best room in the place. The room was huge with some outside seating (no balcony or anything). Room was clean but a bit dated and dark - not as a result of the jungle but just because of the low ceilings, etc. Didn't feel that authentic given the generic steel entry doors on the room (there were 2 entrances). Hot pool outside the room was very nice and the larger hot & cool pools down by the waterfall were nice.
Food was good - but not cheap (did not do the meal plan). The service at the main desk was good - was happy to book guides for hiking, do laundry, etc. However, the restaurant service wasn't great - but that seemed common on Dominica.
Very quiet and relaxing place - not much going on socially. Location was good for a lot of hiking and waterfalls, etc. Short 5-10 minute drive into Roseau (which can be a hassle to drive in given the one way streets - especially at night). A few restaurants within 5 minute drive are handy if you want to avoid Roseau.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A small secluded hotel at the head of the beautiful Roseau River Valley with comfortable charming rooms overlooking gardens, mountains, waterfalls and pristine rainforest wilderness.Dine in our Rainforest Restaurant on fresh caught fish, prawns or chicken prepared with all the fabled spices of our Island's rich cultural heritageWander through four acres of nurtured wilderness amidst a world class collection of bromeliads, begonias, gingers and aroids. Bathe in our natural hot mineral pools. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Papillote Wilderness Retreat Hotel Roseau
- Papillote Wilderness Retreat Dominica/Roseau