We stayed at Papillote for 4 days in April.
The gardens and pools are outstanding -- the creation of stand alone spaces, nooks, views, pools, incorporating two waterfalls etc in only a 10 acre patch of land was impressive. Anyone into meditation, Tai Chi, or any other contemplative activity, landscaping, or flowers would find them infinitely rewarding.
The suite was roomy and with a good view, and was nicely outfitted with island products. Fridge and an electric kettle provided some food flexibility. There were two small downsides. The mosquito net was too small for the bed, and the high posts were too tall for the net to go over them. And the room water is the same iron-filled mineral water as in the pools -- so showering does not get the iron off. The staff provide as much filtered water as one needs for drinking, so the water is only a small inconvenience.
The restaurant was a bit of a disappointment -- they did an outstanding job with vegetables, but the main entree was uninspired. We didn't but should have tried the vegetarian entree.
The staff were helpful and friendly, and made us feel very welcome.
- 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