If what you would like is to switch off and relax and not care how much you spend in the process, then this is the place for you. All your needs will be catered for by the lovely Jen and her team. Breakfast, dinner, a walk in the grounds, tour excursions, the lot!
If however you are a bit of an independent traveller and like making your own arrangements, then perhaps consider alternatives before staying at this place. Internet does not work in the room, only outside in the garden and gets switched off during storms, which I must say are quite common in a tropical climate. We also felt a bit uncomfortable saying no to breakfast and dinner when we wanted to do our own thing. We were told to try the dinner there first before deciding where else to go.
As regards value, well even though the room is nice it is quite basic, and the price of meals is a bit expensive when compared to other restaurants on the island. You get charged for everything, even a welcome drink. The rooms do not have insect screens, just a mosquito net, so just beware of that. Other than that they were clean and well maintained although not brand new. The location is about 45 drive from Roseau, and you would need a car to get there. It is a very nice setting, and most rooms have sea view.
Would i return? Overall I have mixed feelings. I would only go back if I had a large mountain of cash and just wanted my holiday to be organised by someone else and not care about emails and other things that need doing on the Internet. If you would like this kind of trip, then this is the perfect place for you. Otherwise I would suggest looking at other options.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A tranquil, secluded hideaway with captivating views, dramatically located on six acres of forest gardens 80 feet above the sea. For the adventurous, the boulder shoreline below provides sea access for those who snorkel. Resident guests enjoy breakfast and dinner overlooking the Grand Bay and the sparkling village across the bay. Zandoli Inn is just a 25 minute drive from Roseau and a special place to stay while investigating the southern end of the island of Dominica. ... more less