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Portsmouth Beach Hotel

Picard Estate, Portsmouth Dominica
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#5 of 6 hotels in Portsmouth
The Portsmouth Beach Hotel is located just next door to the Picard Beach Cottages on Dominica’s longest sandy beach on the north-west coast of Dominica, just half a mile from the second town Portsmouth. Set in tropical lawns and garden this tourist class hotel offers 80 air-conditioned rooms and studios all with en-suite bathrooms and private balconies. Amenities include, telephone, refrigerator, cable television and complimentary Wifi.Portsmouth Beach Hotel is an informal and relaxing place which can be used as the ideal base from which to participate in any of the many adventures offered on the island, all of which can be arranged for you by the team of friendly and helpful staff all waiting the pleasure to share their Dominica with their guests.Choose to simply just stroll on the beach to enjoy the sand, sea and sun swimming and snorkeling on our coral reef just in front of our restaurant or for an exciting contrast, enjoy mountain hikes including along the Waitukubuli National Trail, island tours across Dominica, Historic & Cultural walks to the Cabrits National Park, guided row-boat tours up the Indian River (of Calypso’s river haunt fame in Pirates of the Caribbean 2), snorkeling off our reef just steps away, scuba diving in the Cabrits Marine Reserve, Whale Watching, Bird Watching in the Syndicate Parrot Preserve & Morne Diablotin National Park, trips to Secret Bay, and a plethora of other activities like river & waterfall bathing, kayaking in our Freshwater lakes or visiting various hot & cold springs, the Boiling Lake, tropical rainforest and more! Dining is in the friendly, relaxed atmosphere of Le Flambeau Restaurant at Beach Bar. Our well-stocked bar and lounge offers an extensive variety of tropical cocktails and the restaurant serves an eclectic menu of Creole, American and continental cuisine. Our produce and ingredients are sourced locally and organically wherever possible. Dining begins at 7am for breakfasts and the last dinner order is taken at 10pm. With the menu available all day, Le Flambeau is the ideal Beach spot on the island. Our Rates are Year-round with some specials during summer and festive seasons.En-suite Hotel Room: Our en-suite air-conditioned rooms are situated facing the sea only 150 meters away from the water’s edge and are equipped with one double bed, Telephone, Refrigerator, microwave, Cable TV, Wireless internet access, bathroom with shower and a private balcony.Studio: Our en-suite air-conditioned Studios are accommodated in our 3 storey building adjacent to the beach overlooking the coastline, beach and mountains views. They are all equipped with one double bed, Telephone, Kitchenettes with a refrigerator, microwave, and stove, Cable TV, Wireless internet access, bathroom with shower and a private balcony.Long Stays & Study AbroadLocated on Dominica’s longest sandy beach with its Le Flambeau Restaurant & Beach Bar only steps from the sea, Portsmouth Beach Hotel, PBH has for 3 decades provided the best location for University students & Study abroad programs in the North of the island. Set in a tropical garden and lawns is the 80 room Portsmouth Beach Hotel, strategically located as a premier location for students attending the adjoining Ross University or for those wishing to study abroad or attend medium to long-stay trips from 1 to 12 months. All our guests are given the same service and attention to their needs as we recognize the importance of safety, security, comfort and quiet relaxation is vitally important for successful studies. The added amenities of privacy, open fresh air balconies, telephone, high speed internet access, Cable TV, air conditioning, and kitchenettes add to students comfort while away from home.
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Free parking
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All in all, this place is ok to stay if you just need a bed. Staff is very friendly and helpfull and the location is really nice, next to the ocean. They also have a security patroulling on site which is always comforting. AC was working and the room was clean but thats about it. The room was rather small and the bathroom was only seperated by a wall that doesnt go all the way to the ceiling. Probably only a concern to couples that are not long enough together - but just so you know, you will hear everything :) All in all, this feels a little like a motel that has seen better days, but if you‘re on a tight budget it gets the job done.
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Simple, no-frills room, yet convenient to Portsmouth. There is a difference in accommodation between the dorm-style block of rooms in the main building and more private bungalows along the beach on the other side of a small restaurant and bar. However, the rooms are conveniently situated next to the open bar & restaurant right on the beach. Friendly staff. Daily specials. Great sunsets!
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I stayed for 3 nights at Portsmouth Beach Hotel for business reasons. I needed a clean room; where I could work with unfailing wifi and and nice safe environment. PBH fulfilled these needs well. The room was very clean; the floors were so clean when I wiped up water I spilled there was no dirt marks on the white cloth; the bedding was all white and spotless; the frig and oven were shining. The staff were friendly and professional - they helped me to access equipment that was not normally in the room and were flexible as my schedule was only confirmed day by day. The grounds are well kept and spacious enough I could practice yoga away from everyone outside. But i absolutely loved the location - so close to the sea you can take a swim in the clear waters at any time. You can walk along the beach for hours and the sounds of the waves are a great sleep aid in the night. I did not need the air-conditioning even though the room was small as the sea breezes never stopped. This is not a luxury hotel - so the decor is basic - but the price reflects that. For a cheap clean, safe place to stay I highly recommend it.
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The 3 star reflects the cleanliness or should i say lack of in my room. There were dead bugs...beetles etc in bedroom and bathroom....a dead bird on my verandah...stained sheets and towels in the bathroom and although the bed itself was comfortable. ..2 pillows on bed with none to swap out were as lumpy and uncomfortable as all buggery.... On a good note though...the location was good the staff in both the restaurant and reception were all lovely..bubbly and very helpful.
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For anyone thinking of booking here, don't! I booked this hotel accidentally, not realizing it was far from Roseau. I booked the reservation through a travel site. When I realized that it was too far from Roseau, I called the hotel to see if they would let me cancel it despite the fact that it was non-refundable. I figured that 72 hours advance notice was still pretty reasonable. First, the phone was busy all day. Second, I emailed but never received a reply. Finally, the travel site managed to reach them and the hotel told them that they would not agree to a refund.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Portsmouth Beach Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Portsmouth Beach Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Morne Bruce (0.09 miles), Dominica Botanic Gardens (0.2 miles), and Roseau Museum (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Portsmouth Beach Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Portsmouth Beach Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Portsmouth Beach Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Portsmouth Beach Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Portsmouth Beach Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kozy's Niche, Old Stone Grill & Bar, and Le Petit Paris Bakery and Restaurant.
Does Portsmouth Beach Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Portsmouth Beach Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Portsmouth Beach Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.