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“Very charming”
Review of Itassi Cottages

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Itassi Cottages
Ranked #5 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Roseau
Lille
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“Very charming”
Reviewed May 12, 2014

A family of four, we rented the 2-bedroom cottage and really enjoyed our too short stay there. Roseau is a very convenient place to stay at when visiting South Dominica and itassi is very conveniently situated in Roseau (better to have a car though). Our daughters really enjoyed the quaint rooms and visits from salamanders, the verandah is absolutely beautiful... Do not go there if you want something modern!
The view on Roseau and Southern Dominica is stunning, colours changing as the day moves on. And Mrs Itassi the hostess is as charming as the place!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Bridgetown, Barbados
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Reviewed March 18, 2014

I stayed in the 2 bedroom cottage with friends during a hiking holiday in Dominica. The property has excellent views of the capital Roseau, docked cruise ships and the mountains.

The highlight of the 2-bedroom cottage is the large verandah which is the perfect spot to enjoy your breakfast. It does get a bit hot in the afternoons but cools off once the sun sets. The sunset views are spectacular.

The main bedroom is roomy with a large bed and small ensuite bathroom (no door or curtain separating the 2). The second bedroom has 2 beds and there is a convertible sofa-bed in the living room. There is a large second bathroom. Soaps were provided on arrival.

We did little cooking but the kitchen contained the essentials we needed - microwave, electric kettle, fridge, plates, cutlery, etc. There is also a toaster and stove, which we did not use.

There is no air conditioning, but standing fans were provided in each bedroom. I used this only in the afternoon as the nights were quite cool and there are large windows throughout.

There is cable TV in the living room but the selection of channels was limited. WiFi was fast and reliable. Remember to turn on the electric water heater at least 20 minutes before you're ready for a hot shower.

Valuables can be stored at the Sutton Place Hotel downtown, which is owned by the same family that owns Itassi. The owners live on-site and are incredibly friendly and accommodating.

The gardens surrounding the property are filled with tropical flowers and fruit trees. We were lucky enough to be staying during grapefruit season. The owners provided a bowl full of grapefruit on arrival and more during our stay.

I would recommend renting a car, as the hill leading from Roseau to Itassi is quite steep and winding. A car is also a essential to travel to popular hiking sites. There is plenty of parking space at Itassi.

When staying at Itassi take a stroll up the Morne Bruce hill to a wonderful lookout point with views of the capital city and cricket ground below, and the mountains and Scotts Head peninsula to the south.

There is a convenience store and gas station about 2 minutes drive away. TAO restaurant (also 2 minutes drive away) is a wonderful experience. They serve Peruvian, Italian, sushi and international dishes.

Overall Itassi is excellent value for money, especially when splitting the cost with a group. The accommodation is clean and covers the basics. All that we needed for a great stay.

Room Tip: The 2-bedroom is the best choice for a group or family.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

We did not expect such a great accomodation, and it was really difficult to leave it at the end. We were lucky enough to have the top cottage (1bedroom), with probably the best view of the 3 cottages rented : we could not have enough of sunsets ! Very large cottage, with a huge terrace, a living-room with sofa, a kitchenett (well furnished with gas cooker), a bathroom and a bedroom. This all with lots of storage for your clothes, wood everywhere and nice furniture and decoration arrangement - kind of colonial. Plenty of windows as well, so that you can ventilate very well - getting kind of hot during the day. Good service at arrival : somebody was awating us, she explains everything about the functionning flat and gave us emergency numbers. These cottages are part of another hotel in town, which is why you can actually count on good service if you need (emergency, information, bills after payment, etc.). The owner's family lives right next to the cottages though, so you feel safe. Salamanders and birds all around, we were not alone! Now the less good points : The cottages are quite difficult to reach without a car or a taxi. No TV despite being advertised when we did the reservation. No real hot water in the shower and only a trickle of water (which was enough for us still, with that heat outside). The bed's matress was not really good neither, the bed was kind of brocken so that we were falling in the middle - back hurting in the morning.
We would recommend it just for the view, but the cottage itself was really good as well for the price - modest but charming. Do not hesitate, reserve right now!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Waterloo, Canada
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Reviewed June 3, 2012

We were intending to stay a week but enjoyed it so much that we stayed two extra nights. The view is totally worth the hike up the hill!! Having a kitchen is wonderful and the front porch is lovely. The owners are beyond sweet and will do anything to help. This is a great base to access much of the island and is worth having a home base with a fridge. The only downfalls, if I had to list any, were that the showers weren't hot (but to be honest it is so hot you don't want a hot shower, plus the people staying in the cottage beside us said their shower was totally hot so maybe we did something wrong!) and the neighbour's dog can be pretty loud. Really though, I highly recommend this place. You can't beat the location and the price.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 3, 2004

On the plus side, the Itassi has beautiful views over Roseau. But it was not what we were expecting after seeing the web-site. Admittedly we stayed in the 2nd cottage not the top one which is shown. It was a bit on the rustic side. The owners are very friendly and hospitable.

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Property: Itassi Cottages
Address: Morne Bruce, Roseau, Dominica
Location: Caribbean > Dominica > Saint George Parish > Roseau
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Ranked #5 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Roseau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Itassi Cottages Dominica/Roseau

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