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Fort Young Hotel
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Roseau
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Please don't listen to positive reviews on this hotel”
Reviewed 24 March 2011

That was an awful hotel, in the sense that value for money was very low. And don't believe on what advertises. Price of rooms "Ocean Front View" in the catalogue is $135, but we were charged with $250 per day (!!) because prices have increased in 2011 (how much have they been increased and why this was not communicated in the catalogue??). "Ocean Front View" is also a lie. This is valid only after 17H00 (when people are often out of rooms). Mornings you open curtains and huge cruise boats are exactly outside from yoru balcony. We also slept terribly because "Ocean Front View" Rooms are next to the central A/C Unit with amazing noise. There are many much more great hotels in Dominica (as I have checked around). Please don't go in this one even if the Agency suggests it (as my Agency did).

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Covington, Louisiana
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Reviewed 15 March 2011

We stayed here during Carnival 2011. Very convenient to walk the couple of blocks where most activities were but far enough away to not be in the middle of it all. Neat watching the ships pull up each morning. While the rooms are really nice, and the view from the restaurant is great, we'd recommend saving your money and venture out to one of the nearby (local) food shacks, restaurants, diners because we were really disappointed with the food here. Amenities and service very good. If you like poking around in ruins or old forts, this will be of interest to you for at least one night's stay.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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New Jersey
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Reviewed 3 January 2011

We ended up at the Fort Young Hotel after our reservations at another hotel on Dominica failed to deliver what they'd advertised (air conditioning, among other things). It was Christmas week, so we were sure we'd have trouble booking, but the Fort Young had been my second choice originally (I'd only gone with the other hotel because the price was better), and we decided to see if they still had availability.

They worked very hard to find accommodations for us that suited us in terms of price and the number of us in the room (two adults and two older children). We ended up with a lovely, spacious room right on the water with the waves crashing beneath our balcony, air conditioning, a beautiful bathroom with a HUGE tub and shower, free WiFi, a mini-fridge, flat-screen TV with cable, and a beautiful pool. It was clean, comfortable, and well-situated. The staff were so helpful with everything we did while in Dominica. Also, the hotel's restaurant, while pricey, had excellent food. The all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet was great for us because we'd eat in the morning, stay out all day without lunch, and then return for dinner.

The hotel was exactly what we were looking for, and I'm only sorry we didn't book there in the first place.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
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Reviewed 8 October 2010

Nice, clean hotel in Roseau. Neatly added onto an old English built fort. If you stay here, make sure you ask for an ocean front, or otherwise said "new part of the hotel". The older rooms are bigger, but are in need of an update.

I enjoy my stay every time I come to Roseau.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled on business
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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 448 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2010

A recent business trip saw us stay for a few nights at the Fort Young. A terrific location right on the water in Dominica. We had an ocean view deluxe room: Large with excellent air conditioning. The room was dated, and the furnishings could use improvement. The bed was king size, firm but comfortable. The restaurant was excellent, breakfast was included. The staff was very friendly. Internet did not work on the first evening, but was restored promptly the following morning. Nice infinity pool with bar service.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled on business
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Castries, St. Lucia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 August 2010

I recently traveled to Dominica on Business and stayed at the Fort Young Hotel. This hotel offers a remarkable package. The staff is very friendly especially the bar staff. The food is delicious. The room where I stayed was quite comfortable with the exception of the solar water that did not function for two (2) day but reception never said anything.

My one bad experience was with the police. If you travel to Dominica, never find yourself in an accident. The police becomes judge, juror and executioner. The incident involves a minor accident but when the police learnt that i was on the way to the airport he simply took up the role and concluded that i was wrong. To make a long story short he was protecting a fellow Dominican.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled on business
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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2010

We stayed at the Fort Young for Carnival week. We reserved way ahead of time and were able to get the Oceanfront Suites. Wow. They are absolutely huge and wonderfully appointed. The location was perfect for Carnival, basically a block from downtown Roseau. The staff and the bar was great, even an almost non drinker like myself ended up indulging, the drinks were that good! From everything I saw and people I spoke to, this is the class hotel in Dominica.

The one downside would be, that you are in Roseau. Roseau is an interesting town and really the center of activity, but all things being equal, if you are in Dominica for the nature (and you should be), there are nicer places and there are some wonderful adventure and eco lodges. There are also 1 or 2 cruise ships each day, and the touristas can overrun the waterfront and bring out the beggars. The one exception to this is Carnival. If you are there for that, you want to be in Roseau.

Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Fort Young Hotel
Address: Victoria Street | P.O. Box 519, Roseau, Dominica
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Region: Caribbean > Dominica > Saint George Parish > Roseau
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Roseau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Fort Young Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 71
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
First built in 1699, the Fort Young has been at the heart of Dominica's story for several hundred years. Travellers from across the globe have stayed within our walls from the very beginning, all sharing the same breath-taking setting that our guests do today. Today our site on the capital's main quay is still the focal point of the capital city, with the main market and ferry port connecting island hoppers to neighbouring islands just a minute's walk from our entrance. The Fort Young Hotel is a 3 star property with historical ambience and the most recognized name in quality hospitality services in Dominica The Fort Young marries traditional elegance with breath taking views of the ocean. Our 71 guest rooms and suites are ideal for both business and leisure travellers. All rooms are fully air-conditioned, with free wi-fi throughout and all feature a terrace or balcony offering the most dramatic sea and sunset views imaginable. The Fort Young is perfectly situated to discover all this island's treasures. You can dive or go whale watching directly from our jetty. Hike the rainforests and waterfalls that stretch up behind our hotel.     Whatever you desire to do, Fort Young is The Key to Dominica ... more   less 
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