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“A taste of history in the city”
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Fort Young Hotel
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Roseau
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 December 2012

The Fort Young Hotel is an actual fort from the seventeen century which lies on tot a moderate hill overlooking the Caribbean sea in Dominica.

Guests enter through historic gates with 2 authentic cannons perched on either side of the entrance.The reception room is small, cozy and dimly lit creating an intimate atmosphere.

The lay out of the hotel is somewhat confused and not orderly but thoughtfully placed signs leads one to the two dinning rooms,spa, fitness center etc.This is because the fort was placed on a hill

The food is really tasty and the service is good.

I am not impressed with the rooms , they are moderate and in need a tiny repairs.In fact the hotel though recommended could do with a bit of upkeep.The fitness room ,spa and jacuzzi is modest as is the infinity pool . The view however is priceless.

For a business week end I certainly recommend this hotel for a longer holiday type vacation its
average.

Room Tip: I would suggest the most expensive rooms the others are in need of some upkeep
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 25 November 2012

Spent 4 nights at the hotel. Great location, a couple minutes walk into capital Roseau. Stayed in fort room as only one available for my travel dates. Room was okay, nice balcony view and standard amenities in room including a mini-fridge. The hotel has well maintained grounds with a small but lovely pool with excellent view. Sunset terrace with jacuzzi deck was quite nice. Waterfront restaurant had very good buffet breakfast and dinner menus varied with nice selection. Balas bar was nice for happy hour drinks 2 for 1 and lighter snacks. The stand out points of trip include the tour/activities desk very efficient and organized tours added to a wonderful first time experience on the island:). One pet peeve of stay (no pun intended) was the cats running around the open air balas bar, something I thought should not be allowed as persons are allergic and some have fear of cats like myself. Overall, a wonderful stay and good location to be in when visiting Dominica! Would definitely recommend it to friends!

Room Tip: All rooms in hotel have nice views due to how hotel is built. Ocean view suites however are nicely l...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 November 2012

This is a beautiful hotel on a beautiful island. The scenery from the hotel is stunning. The facilities in the hotel are all you could want The staff were happy, caring and responsive. Breakfast on the balcony was a great way to start the day. Food great,scenery unparalleled.

Go to Dominica - stay at this hotel, walk the streets of Roseau, chill out, enjoy the peoplel

Room Tip: Room on the ocean front is best but all rooms had some view
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled solo
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1  Thank Michael G
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Reviewed 9 November 2012

This is one of the nicest places I've stayed. Absolutely perfect!

The sun sets over the sea and it has the most amazing view from the infinity pool. The jacuzzis are delightful. We ate in The Waterfront restaurant and the food was impeccable. Lovely wine too!

After dinner we lay on the peer and listened to the dolphins while staring at the stars. We saw a shooting star fly across the sky. SO ROMANTIC!!!

The staff here are lovely and all in all it's the perfect place to stay.

I've been here for one day and I know I will be coming back here many times in my life.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank HenryBuckley
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Reviewed 7 November 2012

Great location for diving-rooms standard but nice, quiet and good restaurants on the grounds. Also has "spa", but really just one massage therapist in a room on the grounds-she was excellent though. Nice pool-has a hot tub but it was out of order. Staff helpful. Close to downtown.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 November 2012

Fort Young Hotel has the reputation of Dominicas premier hotel and I agree. Well situated in the heart of Roseau, do yourself a favour and splash a little extra cash to get one of the deluxe oceanfront rooms. Staff are friendly and helpful, just remember that things sometimes run on Island time. Grab a cocktail and watch a wonderful show every night as the sun goes down, from your balcony Priceless! Rooms are well appointed and most importantly spotless. No hesitation in recommending this establishment to anyone going to Dominica.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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FortYoungHotel, Director of Sales at Fort Young Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2012

Hi

Thank you for your positive review. We are happy that you had a good time in Dominica and at the Fort Young Hotel.

We strive our best to provide excellent service and to provide the amenities and facilities that our guests while on vacation are looking for.

We look forward to welcoming you again soon. The sunsets are here waiting!

Marvlyn James
Sales and Marketing Manager

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Reviewed 29 October 2012

The Fort Young hotel is a treasure in the heart of Dominica's capital. The hotel has wonderful staff and the ocean front room and balcony look over the caribbean. If the cruise ship is scheduled to arrive, it is right in front of your balcony (which we did not experience). The bar menu has a lot of local fare as well as some american items and is quite good. Overall, the rooms are large and spacious with a huge tub, which I used to rinse scuba gear.

Room Tip: Ocean front rooms are quiet and spacious with balcony
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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FortYoungHotel, Director of Sales at Fort Young Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2012

Hi Guest

Thank you for your positive review of the Fort Young Hotel. We are quite pleased that you had a wonderful time in Dominica and the Fort Young Hotel.

We look forward to welcoming you soon in the Nature Island and the Fort Young Hotel- Dominica's Premier Hotel

Sincerely
Marvlyn James
Sales and Marketing Manager

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Additional Information about 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Roseau
Price Range: £184 - £284 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Fort Young Roseau
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