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The Inn at Villa Bambou
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Port-au-Prince
Reading, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Top place to stay”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Due to a Caricom meeting, all rooms in Port-au-Prince were booked, but Monica was persuaded, by the person I was visiting, to rearrange her bookings to allow me to stay. It cost more than my official budget, but the extra was well worth paying. The evening meal, which was included in ther price, was worth the extra, in itself. The food was fantastic. The breakfasts were also excellent, with a range of tropical fresh fruit as well as fresh fruit juices. The whole atmosphere is peaceful, with a wonderful garden, a swimming pool, but it is not far from the main activity of Port-au-Prince. .

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

The absolute best hotel in Haiti! The service was first class, and the staff was very attentive. Monica is such a gracious host. Sad that we didn't get to spend more time there. I will definitely return to this hotel for future business/leisure trips. I highly recommend staying here if you are traveling to Port-Au-Prince. The view from the dining room is breathtaking! The food, the rooms, the décor, the overall Inn at Villa Bamboo experience gets a five star!

Bèl bagay!!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed November 9, 2012

I enjoyed the peaceful serenity of this property. The staff members were always friendly, professional, and most helpful. They anticipated your every need. I especially enjoyed the beautiful and tranquil gardens, waterfalls, chimes, and well equipped gym. The food was always delicious and well presented. I highly recommend this villa for an unforgettable and relaxing experience.

  • Stayed November 2012
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2 Thank Senior601
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Port of Spain, Trinidad
1 review
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

I was fortunate to be one of the first guests at Villa Bambou. This inn has five star service with a homely feel. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the proprietor, Monica Ansaldi, caters to your every need. This inn shows the potential of Haiti. The gardens are landscaped with large palms and trees and gives one the feeling of being in a rain forest. The view from the pool and dining area is magnificent, there were times when I lost track of time admiring the view. The food is amazing and each room has its own decor. I love this inn!!!

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

Villa Bambou greets you with the work of local artisans, the sound of running water, the scent of Haitian vetiver, a stunning view of the city, and a sense of calm. This 8 room inn sits in the hills of Port au Prince, and was made whole after the earthquake with exquisite attention to detail. Staff manage the property with the same care, making Bambou perfect for retreats or simply relaxing. Monica is a gracious Haitian hostess, historian, and guide who knows her city and country well. Speak to her when making your reservations for advice on transport from the airport, and things to do during your stay.

If you have chosen to rely soley on media portrayals of Haiti that tend to perpetuate negative images of the country, a trip to Villa Bambou will help you put them in context. There are disparities everywhere in the world, and Haiti is no exception. Much work still needs to be done to rebuild after the earthquake. For those interested in seeing more of what the country has to offer, spend a few nights at Bambou, and experience some Haitian healing.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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New York
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

This is my second stay at the Inn at Villa Bambou and "hands down", the best lodging experience in Haiti that I have experienced thus far!

Monica and Andy Ansaldi (the owners) of the Inn of Villa Bambou should definitely be included in Conde Nast Traveler or Travel and Leisure Magazine's Reader's Choice for Top 100 Hotels and Inns in the World!

The view from the property is breathtaking, the food rivals any high end spa in Asia that I have experienced and the decor would be guaranteed coverage in "Elle Decor" Magazine!

Didn't have a chance to pick-up a last minute souvenir, no problem, they carry the coolest handmade artisan necklaces. Did I forget to mention that they make and sell the "candles" that are burned in the room!

I think I purchased "12 candles" to remind me of this magical experience!

I can't wait for my next trip to Haiti so I can experience again this gem of a property!

"Experience Haiti"

Reggie C.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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2 Thank maldives40
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Evergreen, CO
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

Monica Ansaldi and her husband, owners of Villa Bambou, have done an incredible job restoring this historic home in Port au Prince after the hurricane in just 20 months. The leaders of Haiti should consider hiring Monica to help in other areas!

This is my 3rd trip to Haiti in the past 10 months, and one of my goals was to discover the nicest Hotel in Port au Prince in order to bring guest on future trips; Bamboo Villa is that hotel while visiting Port au Prince. The accommodations, food and service would compete with any Ritz-Carlton in the U.S. Small, quaint and very comfortable; I give this place 5 Stars!

Bryan Chrisman

Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Property: The Inn at Villa Bambou
Address: Ruelle Marfranc # 1 | Pacot, Port-au-Prince 6113, Haiti
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Location: Caribbean > Haiti > Ouest Department > Port-au-Prince
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Port-au-Prince
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Inn at Villa Bambou is a small and exclusive boutique hotel. Both full breakfast and full dinner are included in the price. We are located in a quiet, high security neighborhood minutes from downtown Port-au-Prince and Petionville. Guest accommodations are air conditioned, have private baths, wireless internet, cable television, luxury robes, towels,and bath products. The Inn boasts many balconies, porches and outdoor sitting areas. The numerous garden paths offer glimpses of rare palm trees and flowering plants with the bay as a back drop. ... more   less 
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