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Roots Jungle Retreat

3.0 of 5 1st St | Concord, Dominica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's been an interesting process, thinking about how to write this particular review. Roots is... some combination of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness. This place is in the jungle. Really. In. The. Jungle. This is a wonderful and disquieting, all at the same time. The room we stayed in was spacious, clean, simple and,... More 

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Vienna, Wien, Austria
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 4 days at roots and it was the highlight of our holidays. Lorena and Olaf were so friendly and helpful. They really made it feel like home in the jungle. Food and especially breakfast were great, the cocktails tasted amazing. It is a bit of a tricky drive up to the retreat, but therefor you are surrounded by... More 

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New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Roots Jungle Retreat is simply a paradise to reconnect with your inner self. It’s a place to be happy, to wake up smiling and go to bed with an even greater smile. It’s a place for nature lovers. A place you realize you don’t need much to be really happy. Getting to Dominica itself it’s an adventure. Flying there is... More 

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Ballachulish, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

We stayed only one night in our jungle roots tree house, but Loreta and Olaf ensured that we were treated like old friends. You really need a 4x4 to travel the track which slowly brings you to Jungle Roots. The food was excellent and sourced from the local Carib tribe. Our cottage was entirely eco friendly and comfortable, with a... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Olaf and Lorena were perfect hosts during our week stay in the middle of the rain forest. You are 15 mins drive off the road up a great track (watch out for the yellow land crabs) so it's a get away from it all holiday although our hosts were happy to guide/drive us around the island as well as cook... More 

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Homestead, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

There are plenty of positive reviews on here and most I skimmed fairly accurately describe the location, road access, and accommodations so not really worth overly repeating. As others have said, the lodging is not top of the line, completely private, and everything perfect...but it is as advertised, rustic and comfortable with conveniences such as hot water/electric/on site restaurant. Some... More 

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Munich, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

After visiting St Lucia we decided to fly to Dominica and to stay at Roots for 4 nights. Our start has been worse - heavy rain, a 4WD car, manufactured approx. 1850 (we changed it after one day), and last but not least a 3 km (15 - 20 minutes length) way on something called dirt track, which is not... More 

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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This place is beautiful. We went for our honeymoon and had an absolutely amazing time. Ollie and Lorena, the two who manage the property, are accommodating, friendly, and really good cooks. We ate breakfast with them everyday, and dinner most nights. The few times we ventured out, we wished we could have been back at Roots with Ollie and Lorena's... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

What a perfect hideway within the forest of Waitukubuli. We enjoyed the peaceful and basic place. There is a very rustic 'road' leading through the bush - approx. 15 Min. drive (you need a 4-W-D) and you will reach Roots. No cars, no traffic, no electricity at night, no computers but nature pur! At night you can hear the concert... More 

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Trinidad
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

My family and I just came back from Roots Jungle Retreat. We had a blast! From hiking on the property trails to swimming in the natural river pool, it was all exhilarating. The managers, Olaf and Lorena, went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and at home. We can now say we have some friends in Dominica.... More 

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Address: 1st St | Concord, Dominica
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Location: Caribbean > Dominica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Roots Jungle Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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