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“great except for the room” 4 of 5 stars
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Sunset Bay Club & SeaSide Dive Center
2.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Batalie Beach | P.O. Coulibistrie, Roseau, Dominica   |  
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Ranked #7 of 22 Roseau B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“great except for the room”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2006

Generally agree with previous reviews, food, gardens, pool and staff all very good, beach very rocky however the room is a bit basic for the price. Office at entrance has a small number of books for guests during the stay as well as a few souvenirs and some t-shirts.

  • Liked — Gardens, pool
  • Disliked — room
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Williamstown NJ
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124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2006

We stayed at Sunset Bay Resort 8/3-8/10 2006- 2 adults and 4 children 20,15,14 and 7 in 2 rooms. Dominica is a beautiful island and Sunset Bay was good base to explore it from. It has a nice location on the caribbean side of the island. The beach is rocky and you need water shoes. The water was clear with lots of fish to see while snorkeling on the left side of beach. The rooms are basic, but comfortable. There is no AC, but nights were cool even in August and it wasn't needed. The rooms are about 200' from the beach and has a steady wind. The whole week bugs where not a problems at resort and we were even more surprised the we did not get eaten alive in rain forests as we expected.We had the AI meal plan. The food was good, but not a lot of selection. Drinks were strong and well stocked. They made local fresh fruit juice that the kids loved. There are nice gardens and a pool in the back of the resort. The owners and staff were very friendly and helpful. They will even pack you picnic lunches to take with you while you explore Dominica.
We rented a 4x4 and it was quite an adventure driving on the opposite side of road on very narrow, twisty, steep roads. I still think its the best way see the sites. We did the Boiling Lake hike- a must. It almost killed me and the wife, but kids had no problems on the mountian trails. It was worth it, even though kids showed us up! Local Guides costs us $40 to $150 a day, depending upon trip, that Sunset Back set up for us.
Sunset has lots of wildlife on site. We saw lots of humming birds, land crabs and lizards from 4" to 3' everywhere.
If you want a laid back vacation and your interests are nature related-GO. If you are expecting a 5 star resort, that you can just stay on the beach and resort, Sunset Bay and Dominica will not be your choice.

  • Liked — Great Sunset Views and Friendy Staff
  • Disliked — Limited food choices
  • Tips/Secrets — Rent a vehicle and see the real Dominica
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2006

We spent 10 nights at the Sunset Bay. We had the suite, which is a separate cottage towards the rear of the property. I did look in one of the rooms and they were of good size. The location, which is half-way between Rouseau and Portsmouth, was great for touring the island. Because of it's location, I would recommend a car rental. The owners are Belgian, and Roger was a chef. He has trained his kitchen staff very well, so the food is top-notch (He also cooks, himself). His wife, Marcella, manages the hotel. Her staff is also well-trained, and I've rarely seen a cleaner establishment in the Caribbean! No request was too much for them to respond to quickly! The one draw-back is the beach. There is a lot of sand, but there's also a lot of stones, so if you're going to go in swimming, reef shoes are a must. The setting is lovely, with lots of interesting plantings. An addad bonus is the presence of lots of big iguanas! They're very interesting to watch. There's also lots of birds, especially hummingbirds. The pool, unfortunnately, is located at the rear of the property, so it's not handy to use both it and the beach at the same time. On the other hand, the pool has lots of comfortable sun loungers and is a quiet place to swim and read or just soak up the sun. There's a complete dive operation and all-inclusive guests have free use of the snorkle equipment and get to go out on the dive boat for snorkle trips. All in all, guests really receive a lot for a relatively modest amount of money. This is a high-quality operation!!

  • Stayed February 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Batalie Beach | P.O. Coulibistrie, Roseau, Dominica
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Location: Caribbean > Dominica > Saint George Parish > Roseau
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Roseau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sunset Bay Club & SeaSide Dive Center 2.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A cozy, beachfront hotel conveniently located in the center of Dominica's west coast. We offer all-inclusive or bed & breakfast plans to suite your needs. Our dive center, located on our private beach, offers morning boat dives, snorkeling and whale watching or relax at our pool and sauna located in our tropical garden. Come and enjoy a relaxing experience you will never forget. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sunset Bay Club & Seaside Dive Hotel Roseau
Sunset Bay Club And Seaside Dive Center
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