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Reviewed 23 December 2015

This is a very nice hotel in an absolutely unforgettable location. It's about ~20 mins from Roseau towards Trafalgar Falls across from the power station. If you like mountains and jungles, then don't even think about staying in Roseau. Stay here at least 1 night and you can bathe in their hot springs and enjoy the sunset/sunrise.

Thank mrosenga
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

I visited Dominica and was supposed to stay with my uncle who lives there. However after being let down by him, my my family and I went straight to Papillote and the owner, she was a wonderful host a warm personal welcome. I was so happy to have stayed here, one of the best holidays I have had in years,... More 

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Reviewed 5 July 2015

My two weeks vacation in Dominica was unforgettable. Dominica is like a fantasy island; surrounded by mountains, rainforests, rivers, waterfalls and sulfur pools, but mainly has friendly people. I stayed few days at Papillote Wilderness Retreat in Trafalgar Roseau, Dominica (www.papillotegardens.org). My gratitude to Anne Jno Baptiste, Director, the cooks, and courteous taxi drivers for their friendliness and hospitality. The... More 

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Reviewed 11 May 2015

Papillote is built on a mountainside in the rainforest with waterfalls, hot springs with 5 pools with an amazing garden. This was a luxurious (if you love nature, birds, and mountainside vistas) 2 night pause on our explorations in Dominica. The staff was considerate, the food was lovely and the little birds joined us for our meals in the restaurant.... More 

Thank Kate M
Roseau, Dominica
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Reviewed 10 April 2015

I choose papilote mainly based on the number of excellent reviews. it is a lovely setting and ithere are some very friendly staff. However. The accommodation is deceptive in that it is true to say there are mosquitoes grills on some window but on others there are large wooden slats leaving enough room for a small mammal never mind a... More 

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Bridgetown, Barbados
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Reviewed 7 April 2015

My very best memories were made here. The property has a rustic charm. You are surrounded by nature. The drive from the airport is a tad long but worth it once you get there. Perfect for couples or honeymooners.

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Harvard, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 April 2015

My wife and I returned to Papillote for 10 days in March. The magnificent garden has been improved by replacing dirt paths with concrete paths, steps and railings. This makes transversing the beautiful but hilly garden much easier. (although still not passible for those mobility impaired). The restaurant has retained its excellent food with an expanded menu. Once again the... More 

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Reviewed 25 March 2015

My husband and I spent 8 nights at Papillote on the Modified American Plan. It was an excellent refuge from both winter in New York and the winter hoards of beach and spa goers in the Caribbean. The island is of relatively recent volcanic origin, with cliffs that plunge straight down to the sea, lush tropical vegetation, and geothermal springs... More 

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Reviewed 18 March 2015

We stayed here for a few nights in December last year, using it as a base to explore the national park and do some hiking. We stayed in room 12, which as others have said is very big and has a shared pool with room 11. The only downside to this was that the water runs out into the pool... More 

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Reviewed 5 March 2015

Papillote was way up a steep hill which already got me going in the taxi en route. we knew were not going to be disappointed by its location high up a valley close to Trafalgar Falls four miles out of Roseau. but we were way beyond pleased. set in a tranquil tropical garden created by an amazing and delightful woman... More 

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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 

Additional Information about Papillote Wilderness Retreat

Address: Trafalgar Falls Road | Box 2287, Roseau 811, Dominica
Region: Caribbean > Dominica > Saint George Parish > Roseau
Price Range: $133 - $173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Papillote Wilderness Retreat Hotel Roseau
Papillote Wilderness Retreat Dominica/Roseau
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“Room #6 has two bedrooms with spectacular view from the front porch.”
  • Morning view from the balcony
  • Room #6 outdoor balcony
  • Outdoor Kitchen is clean and well equipted
  • Sunset from the balcony with a passing hawk
 of 5 bubbles digitalpics, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I think ours was one of the two largest but I did not see the other rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles Nancerina, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We were there only for a day visit; hence the paucity of comments above.”
 of 5 bubbles ValS416, 2 Mar 2016 | Read review
“number 12 is honeymoon suite with semi private hot pool outside the door that we had to ourselves.”
 of 5 bubbles 303katem, 11 May 2015 | Read review
“Room 11 is a suite sleeping 5 with a crib. Room 12 is large, with en-suite bathroom located above the original hot pool. Both of these are in a separate building from the other rooms. In the other building, the second floor rooms are preferable to those below.”
 of 5 bubbles bres130, 2 Apr 2015 | Read review
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