The Portsmouth Beach Hotel is more than a hotel it is a "dormitory" for Ross University students.
The rooms are rustic, with no glass windows only shutters with a maybe it works air conditioning unit to help keep one cool. Most all rooms have a nice view of the ocean which is a plus. There are only stairs. Each room has, sort of, a kitchen, a propane stove and small refrigerator and a table. A balcony is there and it was nice to sit out there in the evening. (Take bug repellent).
The staff was very helpful and friendly which is also a plus. It is very close to Ross University and actually right next door.
Would I stay here again? I sort of doubt it as we upgraded to the Picard Beach Cottages which are MUCH nicer and part of the same property. Worth the extra $25 USD per night. See my separate review.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Portsmouth Beach Hotel is located just next door to the Picard Beach Cottages on Dominica’s longest sandy beach on the north-west coast of Dominica, just half a mile from the second town Portsmouth. Set in tropical lawns and garden this tourist class hotel offers 80 air-conditioned rooms and studios all with en-suite bathrooms and private balconies. Amenities include, telephone, refrigerator, cable television and complimentary Wifi.Portsmouth Beach Hotel is an informal and relaxing place which can be used as the ideal base from which to participate in any of the many adventures offered on the island, all of which can be arranged for you by the team of friendly and helpful staff all waiting the pleasure to share their Dominica with their guests.Choose to simply just stroll on the beach to enjoy the sand, sea and sun swimming and snorkeling on our coral reef just in front of our restaurant or for an exciting contrast, enjoy mountain hikes including along the Waitukubuli National Trail, island tours across Dominica, Historic & Cultural walks to the Cabrits National Park, guided row-boat tours up the Indian River (of Calypso’s river haunt fame in Pirates of the Caribbean 2), snorkeling off our reef just steps away, scuba diving in the Cabrits Marine Reserve, Whale Watching, Bird Watching in the Syndicate Parrot Preserve & Morne Diablotin National Park, trips to Secret Bay, and a plethora of other activities like river & waterfall bathing, kayaking in our Freshwater lakes or visiting various hot & cold springs, the Boiling Lake, tropical rainforest and more! Dining is in the friendly, relaxed atmosphere of Le Flambeau Restaurant at Beach Bar. Our well-stocked bar and lounge offers an extensive variety of tropical cocktails and the restaurant serves an eclectic menu of Creole, American and continental cuisine. Our produce and ingredients are sourced locally and organically wherever possible. Dining begins at 7am for breakfasts and the last dinner order is taken at 10pm. With the menu available all day, Le Flambeau is the ideal Beach spot on the island. Our Rates are Year-round with some specials during summer and festive seasons.En-suite Hotel Room: Our en-suite air-conditioned rooms are situated facing the sea only 150 meters away from the water’s edge and are equipped with one double bed, Telephone, Refrigerator, microwave, Cable TV, Wireless internet access, bathroom with shower and a private balcony.Studio: Our en-suite air-conditioned Studios are accommodated in our 3 storey building adjacent to the beach overlooking the coastline, beach and mountains views. They are all equipped with one double bed, Telephone, Kitchenettes with a refrigerator, microwave, and stove, Cable TV, Wireless internet access, bathroom with shower and a private balcony.Long Stays & Study AbroadLocated on Dominica’s longest sandy beach with its Le Flambeau Restaurant & Beach Bar only steps from the sea, Portsmouth Beach Hotel, PBH has for 3 decades provided the best location for University students & Study abroad programs in the North of the island. Set in a tropical garden and lawns is the 80 room Portsmouth Beach Hotel, strategically located as a premier location for students attending the adjoining Ross University or for those wishing to study abroad or attend medium to long-stay trips from 1 to 12 months. All our guests are given the same service and attention to their needs as we recognize the importance of safety, security, comfort and quiet relaxation is vitally important for successful studies. The added amenities of privacy, open fresh air balconies, telephone, high speed internet access, Cable TV, air conditioning, and kitchenettes add to students comfort while away from home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Portsmouth Beach Hotel Dominica