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The Champs, Hotel, Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Portsmouth
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Convenient Location, Good Amenities & Well Managed”
Reviewed 9 January 2012

We stayed here during a diving trip and it was perfect. The rooms were nice and the views great. We had everything needed and the staff was extremely accomodating to our every request. We requested alternations to the time for breakfast to be quite early as we were diving early each day and they were more than pleased to accomdoate us. We even had to request a late dinner one night after a night dive and they were happy to accomodate us for that as well. Also, the staff was great to to get us local flowers and make a home-made birthday cake for our stay. The Bar area is nice with more great views. The owners were very attentive and responsive to us. Email communication was great before our arrival and we had good internet Wi-Fi on the property throughout our visit. We would stay here again!

Room Tip: All of the rooms require access via a few stairs. We had our 74 year old mother with us but the sta...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Comfortel-De-Champ, Owner at The Champs, Hotel, Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, 12 January 2012
Thanks so much for your great review. Yes indeed, we are happy to adapt to the needs of our guests.We're here to give you a great holiday,
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Reviewed 4 January 2012

Because we were visting Dominca in December during a cruise, we contacted Hans and Lies for a tour. Friends of ours recommended them and now we do too!! Hans himself showed us a lot of the lovely places of the island. We had a more exensive tour than the fixed tours you can book via the cruise company and we went to see the highlights before or after the other cruisers were there so it wasn't too crowded when we arrived. During the trip Hans told all kinds of things about (living on) the island. Which was very interesting too. We enjoyed a self made lunch in a idyllic nature spot with a delicious brownie as dessert.
In short: for a warm welcome and great hospitality go to The Champ!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Comfortel-De-Champ, Owner at The Champs, Hotel, Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, 12 January 2012
Thanks a lot for the review Nicole.
I also enjoyed the day with you and your husband, especially swimming in Titou Gorge and bathing in the hot water of Trafalgar Falls. All the best, Hans.
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Savannah, Georgia
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Reviewed 15 November 2011

What a wonderful place to spend our Honeymoon! Where do I begin??? Allan was at the airport (with a personalized sign) to pick us up. He did a great job of educating us on local customs and life on the drive back. Lise was there to greet us and show us our rooms, etc. There are only 5 rooms, so you get great personalized service. They provide a complimentary cell phone with pre-programmed numbers for De Champs in case you need anything. They also provide complimentary beach towels and snorkeling equipment. Luke and Shelvin were great at arranging things for us, including a rental car. They will arrange tours of different areas around the island, or provide great information if you want to explore yourself (which we did and loved it all!). Lazia and/or Annie were there with a smile on their faces every morning for breakfast...which consists of fresh fruit, fresh-squeezed juice and your choice of eggs, bacon, ham, etc. We had omelets every day to give us energy for a busy day of exploring this beautiful island! Ike and the ladies at the bar/restaurant are friendly and helpful. De Champs is one of the best places on the island to see the beautiful sunset! The jacuzzi area is great and includes satellite tv, a sitting area and a hammock.
The local people are friendly and helpful if you happen to get a little lost (which is pretty hard to do with only a limited number of roads on the island).
As you can see we loved Dominica and the Comfortel De Champ! We can't wait to return!

Room Tip: There are 3 regular rooms and 2 deluxe rooms. We enjoyed the extra sitting area of the deluxe room.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Comfortel-De-Champ, Owner at The Champs, Hotel, Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, 30 November 2011
Honeymooners, it was a pleasure having you here. Thanks for the great review and the beautiful picture of the cocktails with the night view. Congratulations once again with your marriage and we do hope to see you back again.
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fonthill
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Reviewed 18 October 2011

There really isn't much to choose from in terms of accomodations in Dominica - especially in the northern section. I was taking a chance when I booked us into Comfortel de champs. What a pleasant surprise! Right from the airport pickup and continued throughout the stay there. The views are spectacular. The rooms spacious and clean including the bathrooms. The service is exceptional - we asked how to rent a car and within 15 minutes the rental agency was at the door step - delivering the car! All the staff was friendly and accomodating and funny! All which made the stay memorable! The previous comment about the bar being noisy...yes it can be, but they shut down at midnight (they are closed on Wednesday and some nights the bar shuts down at 9pm!) We were there for a whole week and it was noisy for only one night (end of mid term exams) - I certainly did not think it distracted from our stay at all! I would recommend this place to everyone! and I already have!! The view from my balcony is already the screensaver on my computer!!!

Room Tip: All the rooms have spectacular views and are renoovated to a very high standard.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Comfortel-De-Champ, Owner at The Champs, Hotel, Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, 27 October 2011
Thanks Susanne,
We really hope to see you again before your daughter leaves the island.
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Encino, California
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Reviewed 6 September 2011

Although TripAdvisor is my bible for travel, I have never written a review for it. I feel I must now, however, as my recent stay in Dominica was so outstanding due to the hotel Comfortel De Champ. There were other hotels with outstanding reviews on TripAdvisor, but I chose De Champ as it was closest to the Ross University Medical School campus where I was moving my daughter in. Now, without regard to location, I would ONLY stay here.

The brief story began when Lise, the owner along with Hans, gave me a wealth of information by phone months prior to my arrival, having nothing to do with the hotel! Already I felt at home.

Then, upon arrival I was surprised to be personally and warmly welcomed, receive a cell phone free of use on the island and be offered a 'welcome' cocktail gratis each night of my stay. Although De Champs offers to drive you anywhere for dinner, shopping or sightseeing, I chose to eat each evening in their outdoor dining area, enjoying friendly people, drinks and an unsurpassed view. I did enjoy their complimentary shuttle up the hill after a day of sightseeing though!

The rooms are spacious and clean....I had no complaints. If you're bringing your 'adult child' to Ross, check out: http://parentsofrossmed.blogspot.com for helpful hints. You'll also see nice shots of De Champs as well as the view from there. Regardless of your reason for visiting the magnificent island of Dominica, I highly recommend De Champs!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Comfortel-De-Champ, Owner at The Champs, Hotel, Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, 14 September 2011
Thanks EncinoAces for your raving review. We're very happy that we've been able to give you such a convincing service that you decided to write your first review on TripAdvisor.
We hope to see you again during the time your daughter studies at Ross University.
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Johnston, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 6 September 2011

the bar was very noisy and I was kept awake till 2:30 every morning

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Chesterfield, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 July 2011

Very customer friendly. The view from the front rooms overlook the town, Ross University and the Caribbean Ocean. We will stay there again. The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Lise_van_de_Kamp, Owner at The Champs, Hotel, Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, 14 January 2015
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your great review. We are happy that you loved our ambiance. It is good to know that you felt our staff very helpful.

We hope to have you spend some time with us again in the near future.

Kind Regards,
Lise
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Property: The Champs, Hotel, Restaurant & Bar
Address: Blanca Heights | Picard, Portsmouth, Dominica (Formerly Comfortel De Champ)
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Region: Caribbean > Dominica > Saint John Parish > Portsmouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Portsmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Champs, Hotel, Restaurant & Bar 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perched high upon the Picard hillside is the Award Winning Hotel The Champs. While you stay in your perfectly sited 3-star room with sea view and balcony, our smiling staff will provide you with 5-star personal service. This remarkable place overlooks the calm Caribbean Sea, the colonial town of Portsmouth and the gorgeous green hills of the Cabrits National Park. The beach is just 5 minutes down the hill. Its hospitable treatment to clients brings guests from far and wide to its welcoming doors. Combined with this mini paradise is its highly popular restaurant and cocktail bar, lush flower garden, relaxing leisure and jacuzzi area, parking lot and local shuttle service. A perfect place for adventure vacations, couple escapes, visitors to Ross University, business trips and a gem for weddings and honeymooners. Begin each day with our delightful breakfast-to-order; spend each day experiencing another island activity; end each day sipping on a cocktail gazing at the magnificent sunset. ... more   less 
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