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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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Paul F wrote a review Jan 2021
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I arrived to find that the room had no facilities for tea or coffee, had a microwave that you couldn't plug in, and the room was used by students and no fit for tourists. They had a nurse who also took care of hospitality, but her main function was to keep you at the hotel for as long as possible, whilst you wait for the result of your Covid-19 test. The nurse was upset when I told her I was not staying for 5 days but simply two days for my test results, and lied when she told me that no results had been sent through. I contacted the Doctor who told me the truth, but then she refused to check if I was on the list. I complained to everyone about her and left the next day, but not before she charged me an extra $120 to clean a room that was directly when I arrived. Keep away from this place.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Lynjmc52 wrote a review Aug 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
The hotel had a great atmasphere. Clean and well stocked. Our room a queen room over looked the beach and pier. Staff were brilliant and caring. We had our golden wedding anniversary break and was treated so well. Food is lovely and the bteakfast is good. Weather was great. I would recomend the hotel. We would go back again and recomend it. Perfect stay. Thank u.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Johannes wrote a review Mar 2020
Thun, Switzerland14 contributions
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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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Catherine2200 wrote a review Nov 2019
Cape Town Central, South Africa44 contributions7 helpful votes
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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Date of stay: November 2019
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: The bungalows on the other side of the small restaurant and bar are more private than the...
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TrudyinDominica wrote a review Apr 2019
Marigot, Dominica36 contributions13 helpful votes
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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Date of stay: April 2019
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Rooms facing away from the restaurant are quieter
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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.