It has to be understood that Dominica is somewhat behind neighbouring islands in development and sophistication and so everything must be judged in terms relative to the Dominican context. We stayed three nights attending a convention and found everything to be fine and comfortable. We stayed in the older, Fort rooms, since we basically slept at the hotel, ate breakfast and dinner and little else because we were out all day. The rooms were older but clean and adequate, the front desk staff friendly and helpful, they organised a pack lunch successfully for each of the three days without a fuss. The buffet breakfast on the restaurant balcony was fine with everything you needed and in a very beautiful location overlooking the ocean. We ate dinner in the main restaurant as well as the Balas bar and everything was up to standard, service in the main restaurant was up to speed and the kitchen organised our dinner in good time. I would have no hesitation staying there again, though I would not recommend it for people who are not mobile, it is built on a cliff with plenty of stairs up and down to the various levels, the lobby is on the "fifth" floor and the ocean front restaurant along the cliff on the bottom level. One lift is available but you still need to climb some steps up to the restaurant. Watch out for "happy hour" on Friday night which is party night when the music goes on until midnight, the hotel is very quiet otherwise. We enjoyed the historical connection and the very obvious fact it had been a fort in the past with all of the battlements etc still very visible, this added character to the property. For what we wanted, a hotel near Rouseau it was ideal and we would stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- First built in 1699, the Fort Young has been at the heart of Dominica's story for several hundred years. Travellers from across the globe have stayed within our walls from the very beginning, all sharing the same breath-taking setting that our guests do today. Today our site on the capital's main quay is still the focal point of the capital city, with the main market and ferry port connecting island hoppers to neighbouring islands just a minute's walk from our entrance. The Fort Young Hotel is a 3 star property with historical ambience and the most recognized name in quality hospitality services in Dominica The Fort Young marries traditional elegance with breath taking views of the ocean. Our 71 guest rooms and suites are ideal for both business and leisure travellers. All rooms are fully air-conditioned, with free wi-fi throughout and all feature a terrace or balcony offering the most dramatic sea and sunset views imaginable. The Fort Young is perfectly situated to discover all this island's treasures. You can dive or go whale watching directly from our jetty. Hike the rainforests and waterfalls that stretch up behind our hotel. Whatever you desire to do, Fort Young is The Key to Dominica ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Fort Young
- Fort Young Roseau
- Fort Young Hotel Dominica/Roseau