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Fort Young Hotel
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Roseau
Certificate of Excellence
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32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Nice, but needs some changes...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2014

Stayed at the Fort Young Hotel for 16 nights in January of 2014 for a business trip to Dominica. First thing to be said about the hotel - it doesn't quite know what it wants to be. It sort of wants to attract the business crowd, but the rooms aren't designed for business - slow and spotty internet, no desk. It sort of wants to attract the tourist crowd - but no attendant at the pool bar and a very small gym. It is on the waterfront, but there is no beach in Roseau itself. The views are fantastic, with vistas of the mountains along the coast and fantastic sunsets on the Caribbean. The restaurant staff were probably the most lacking in friendliness and attentiveness. The food was good, if pricey - but that's what you'd expect in the Caribbean. All in all, I felt that management was just happy to tread water and wasn't looking to improve anything - even if those changes were simple and obvious. If you are staying in Roseau for business, this would be the hotel to chose. But I certainly would look to smaller boutique hotels for the tourist experience.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2014

I have spend a week in Fort Young hotel part of a professional mission for Digicel.
I found the hotel room comfortable and very clean.
The wifi access is good, strong and free !
Food is high quality, breakfast in particular.
The staff is friendly, available and professional - Great service overall

I had a very pleasant stay and would recommend Fort Young Hotel if you are staying in Roseau area in Dominica

Best Regards

Veronique

Room Tip: As for Ocean view
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Thank Veronique S
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Trinidad
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2014

My husband and I spent 3 days at this hotel.It was a very beautiful experience. This hotel is located in a very lovely area.The ocean front room was very clean comfortable and safe. the staff all members were helpful and friendly The tours from the hotel were realiable and fun.WE enjoyed the freedom of safety at the hotel and in the country.THe meals were well prepared and served with a smile always .It was a warm and positive environment KUDOS TO YOU ALL !

Room Tip: Ocean view rooms are good esp on the 5 floor private and less disturbance
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Chandra R
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Castries, St. Lucia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2014

Good hotel for business trip. The staff is very professional and polite and very responsive. The included breakfast is more than substantial and the meal selection is quite extensive. The rooms are clean and well appointed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2014

I have stayed at the Fort Young for 2 weeks and the entire experience was very positive. The view, the restaurant and the bar. The staff have been extremely helpful and friendly. My boyfriend got sick while we were there and their response was second to none. A big thank you for your help, you really made a very difficult moment very easy.

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Barbados
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2014

I stayed in this hotel for much of January and February 2014 as a business traveler in one of the deluxe oceanfront rooms with a great view. Super location and good mix of local and international food. Great use of meetings rooms for our important meetings. My wife also joined for a weekend, and was a great location to start exploring Dominica with good use of spa, gym and swimming pools. Staff made my wife and I feel at home! My hotel of choice for all future visits to Dominica!

Room Tip: Oceanfront Deluxe, great view on waterfront side.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

I took my husband to Dominica for the first time last weekend. I was quite anal about going there and sent a barrage of emails to Fort Young because I didn't have a clue what we would be in for and no one I knew had gone before. From the get-go the staff at the hotel were quite responsive and extremely willing to assist whether it had to do with the hotel booking, assistance with arrangements to celebrate my husband's birthday and generally anything Dominica that I enquired about.

Check-in was fast and without fuss and then we got to our Ocean Front Room on the south side of the hotel and that was it!!! The room was impeccable and the view from our wrap around porch simply mind blowing!!! My husband and I plan to go back and we wouldn't hesitate to make Fort Young our home a second time around.

Room Tip: The Ocean Front rooms on the south side are the newer rooms in the hotel and affords an undisturbed...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Fort Young Hotel
Address: Victoria Street | P.O. Box 519, Roseau, Dominica
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Location: Caribbean > Dominica > Saint George Parish > Roseau
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Roseau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Fort Young Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 71
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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Hotel Fort Young
Fort Young Roseau
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