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Papillote Wilderness Retreat

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 September 2012

The rooms and restaurant are acceptable but no more. What you're paying for here is the scenery - particularly the collection of hot and cold mineral pools and the garden. I can imagine some people paying just to experience the gardens and the springs. Some rooms even come with mini spring baths just by the door. It's a little bit...

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Willemstad
Reviewed 23 August 2012

Beautifull garden in which different buildings with rooms. Not cheap but a very special experience. Excellent food. Very friendly staff. We had the nicest room (#12), but we really missed a ceiling fan!

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Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 1 August 2012

Me and a friend of mine were visiting Papillote just for one day. We had lunch and a wonderful garden tour there. The hotel property is simply amazing and very large. The garden consists basically out of jungle (but arranged) with beautiful flowers, plants, hot and cold pools, bamboo showers etc. The gardener personally gave us a 1,5 hours tour...

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St. John
Reviewed 22 July 2012

My wife and I visited Dominica for the first time, after many years visiting other Caribbean islands. Upon the recommendation of a friend, we stayed 3 nights at the Papillote Wilderness Retreat. We were extremely pleased with this unique and legacy resort. The location is perfect - an easy walk to the amazing Trafalgar Falls and an easy drive to...

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Barbados
Reviewed 17 April 2012

My wife, our two children, of 4 and 6, and I loved this place. We spent 4 nights at the Papillote, 3 nights in suite n. 11 and 1 night in room 10. Both rooms are spacious, clean and tidy; the suite is huge. The landscape if fantastic: the retreat is actually nested in a botanic garden, which includes a...

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 April 2012

Owner Anne Jno Baptiste made me feel immediately welcome and very much a part of her community at Papillote and that goes a long way for a single female traveller. Even met the handsome Prime Minister there on my very first night! Everything about Papillote makes you want to drop your shoulders and relax. The hot sulphur and cold baths...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 14 April 2012

Dominica is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Papillote offers clean and simple rooms in a cultivated environment. With only seven rooms, its almost intimate. The grounds are designed to showcase the island's natural assets: mineral springs, waterfalls, a large variety of plants and flowers which attract several species of birds, insects and lizards, all waiting to give...

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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
Reviewed 25 March 2012

we really enjoyed our time here..restful, relaxing..good food. the grounds are great..gardens, hot and cold springs and lovely waterfall. Must go to Trafalgar Falls which is within walking distance. The co owner Ann was lovely and very friendly.

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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Reviewed 24 March 2012

Sometimes the 1-5 stars rating system doesn't give an accurate depiction. If I could attach an asterisk to my "4 star" rating I would. The Hotel is beautiful; mineral pools, waterfalls, lush gardens, friendly staff, cozy rooms, etc. We both enjoyed our stay and would probably stay here again. I need to give future travelers a beware however; hence the...

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MInehead
Reviewed 12 March 2012

Stayed three nights in one of the rainforest lodges as part of a package.. Beautiful surroundings and gardens. Free garden tour was really informative and helped us enjoy the location all the more. Excellent food and great views from the restaurant. Staff friendly and helpful - although we had a few problems in arranging our pre-paid excursions. Need own transport...

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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: $135 - $175 (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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See which rooms travellers prefer

“The largest and best is #10 because of the hot tub”
michaellP5560KK, 1 May 2017 | Read review
“Lots of stairs. No AC.”
grinnellrobin, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“room 6 for valley views; room 10 for privacy. Other rooms more budget friendly”
C6144FLlisaw, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
digitalpics, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I think ours was one of the two largest but I did not see the other rooms.”
Nancerina, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
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