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Papillote Wilderness Retreat

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Takoma Park, MD
Reviewed 13 March 2011

This hotel is rated as the most elegant in the Roseau Valley, which is four miles east of the capital of Roseau. We did not stay there but took a tour of the gardens -$10 and well worth it- and had dinner there, after the concierge claimed that it was "the best resteraunt" on hte island nation of Dominica. FALSE....

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Papillote Rainforest Restaurant has been recognized through the years as one of the best restaurants on the Nature island of Dominica by professionals of the industry, International and Caribbean Media, the majority of our guests, visitors and Dominican people Our Rainforest Restaurant offers for lunch a wide selection of delicious local dishes such as callalou soup, flying fish platters, dasheen...

Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 March 2011

It just wouldn't be appropriate to write anything negative about this place. Sure, the accomodations are basic; our bed was actually uncomfortably hard. No TV, no phone in the room (what blessing!). We found a fridge, a coffee maker (but no coffee), and plenty of bottled water. But the location (in the middle of a botanical garden/rainforest) is difficult to...

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Port au Prince
Reviewed 9 January 2011

The only guests in the first half of december, so we were luckky and got the top room with a private terrace for a few dollars more than the other rooms. It certainly was worth it. A big, beautiful room, and no power station noice mentioned by some other reviewers (but this might be a problem depending on the room's...

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Barbados
Reviewed 11 August 2010

We arrived from Barbados, which is where we live and most people think of as Paradise, but Papillote is truly the Garden of Eden. Built into the slope of a green mountain, it has few enough rooms that you can feel alone if you want to, while the restaurant is intimate enough that you can talk to other guests if...

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University Park, Maryland
Reviewed 14 July 2010

Stayed at Papillote Wilderness Retreat for three nights with my husband. We had a wonderful time. The grounds of Papillote with the plants and the hot springs are well worth the stay, really spectacular. The food is great, each night the menu changes. An added plus is each evening at dinner you most likely will see and chat with Anne...

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New Haven, Connecticut
Reviewed 7 July 2010

I highly recommend Papillote to anyone looking for a relaxing getaway that even comes with your own private paradise! The owner, Anne, takes a very hands on approach to all aspects of the hotel- and she can be seen every night dining with her guests. It is very refreshing to see an owner that takes the time to greet all...

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Reviewed 3 July 2010

Papillote Wilderness Retreat is one of those severely underated places that you stumble upon by accident, but once you've found it, is a place where you want to go back to year after year. The setting is absolutely beautiful, and the staff is absolutely wonderful.

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Drenthe
Reviewed 19 April 2010

It is difficult to explain what is more attractive to Papilliota, the tropical garden ,the various suites, the restaurant, the tropical garden, the hot en cold mineral pools or the friendly people. It made our stay unforgettable. Do not expect a tv in your room, but experience the quietness and the birds songs of the tropical garden. No aircocndition but...

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New Plymouth
Reviewed 15 December 2009

I stayed at Papillote during November, and I had a wonderful time. It has a lovely rainforest setting, and lovely hot pools. The staff cannot be blamed for the climate (it rains a lot in Dominica which makes it so lovely and green), and neither can they be blamed for the Trafalgar Hydroelectric Station and the noise from its turbines...

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Los Angeles
Reviewed 10 December 2009

I've visited Papillote at various times since the mid 1990s. On this trip, I was relieved to find it the same miraculous haven from the stereotypical Caribbean vacation. Papillote doesn't offer vats of rum punch, white sand beaches, and 300 thread count sheets. It does offer a beautiful natural setting (it's just down the hill from astonishing waterfalls), a subtly...

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  • Spa
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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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