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The Champs, Hotel, Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Buffalo, New York, Usa
1 review
“Incredible value with all the support!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

Outstanding experience. With Dominica being a nature-island, more travelers' support is needed which De Champ does an excellent job providing! This includes airport pickup, travel in and about Picard, and outstanding island tours. They will schedule all your activities for you, such as diving and fishing. The concierge/duty manager of the day takes great care of every detail; you're never left without total support on the island. Restaurant on site is outstanding. Food is always good, in particular Friday night fine dining and Saturday brunch is a must! Best food on the island. De Champ really increases your enjoyment of the island considerably. It's a great value for all you receive.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Thank George K
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Comfortel-De-Champ, Owner at The Champs, Hotel, Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Dear George K,
Thanks a lot for you raving review. It is always a pleasure to receive compliments from our guests.
We will try hard to keep our standards at the highest possible level.
Hope to see you again soon.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Usa
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

The hotel was great. Lisie was a fantastic host. The rooms are clean, the atmosphere is great and the view is amazing. I had spent time on Dominica in medical school and this hotel is a fantastic addition to the area. I would stay there again with no hesitation.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Sal S
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Comfortel-De-Champ, Owner at The Champs, Hotel, Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Dear Sal S,
Thank you for your great review and for indicating that the Champs is a great place to stay for anyone who visits Picard, Portsmouth in relation to Ross University, School of Medicine.
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013

My wife and I made a reservation and had to cancel because of emergency eye surgery. We cancelled our reservation as soon as possible which was 10 days in advance. Even so, they kept one night's charge. Buyer beware. We could not have done differently so be prepared to lose money if you have an emergency.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank William K
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Comfortel-De-Champ, Owner at The Champs, Hotel, Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Dear William K,
We are very happy that you managed to come and stay in our hotel a few days later than planned so we could deduct the 1 night you paid before.
We always send our cancellation policy together with the reservation confirmation and we try to be flexible in applying this policy, like in your case we offered you to keep the 1 night cancellation fee as a credit on a future stay.
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Queensbury, New York, USA
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

We stayed at Comfortel De Champ while bringing our daughter to Ross Medical School. Hans and Lise and the entire staff truly treat you like family from the moment you arrive. The rooms are clean, well equipped and offer great views. The food is great! Our departure from the island was delayed due to hurricaine Issac, but Hans, Lise and thier staff were wonderful and let us stay on until we were able to leave. I would definetly stay there again and highly recommend this place to anyone. Along with medical school families, there were also people staying there to experience the diving and snorkeling.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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1 Thank bopus
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Comfortel-De-Champ, Owner at The Champs, Hotel, Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, December 8, 2012
Thanks Bopus for your great review. We try hard to be of service to the parents and new students of Ross University.
The January 2013 students are coming soon. We will do our best to give them the same experience as you had {but without the hurricaine difficulty :-) }
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

Everything was nice. Nice clean rooms. Good place for family! Very helpful staff. We felt like we were at home.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Istvan H
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Lise_van_de_Kamp, Owner at The Champs, Hotel, Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, December 26, 2014
Dear Guests,

Thank you for your excellent review on our Hotel. We are happy to know that you felt comfortable at our place.

It would be good if you could come again in the near future to enjoy some leisure time with us.

Kind Regards,
Lise
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2012

If you're headed to Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica....this is the place to stay! Bar None! Located very close to campus. We stayed here for 5 days during the week of the White Coat Ceremony Sept. 2012. You'll enjoy wonderful evening breezes and lovely sunset views at DeChamps. The hotel owners , Lise and Hans are here to make your stay the very best ever. Thank you!!! Thank You!!! Breakfast is served each morning on the beautiful open air dining room. Each evening Lise and Hans have a special evening planned for guests, patrons and students who might be taking a little break from their studies... Monday Madness, Taco Tuesdays, Wacky Wednesday Wings, and Fine Dining Fridays. They make it fun! I think we enjoyed them all. One evening we joined the local Rotary Club for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. We took advantage of the hotel touring guides, the staff made all of the arrangements, and we had a few days of extensive sightseeing in beautiful Dominica. The best thing I can say, is this is the PLACE TO STAY. Best hosts, best food and best drinks, and the very best staff. They made us feel as if we were at "home". Thanks Lise and Hans...we loved it. INCREDIBLE STAY!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MaRog41020
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Lise_van_de_Kamp, Owner at The Champs, Hotel, Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, December 27, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for a great review. We were very happy to serve you. It's good to know that you enjoyed yourself, your view and your breakfast.

We are happy to know that you could recommend us so highly. It would be good to have you spend some time again with us in the near future.


Kind Regards,
Lise
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012

Stayed here for 5 days in August 2012. This hotel is INCREDIBLE! The views are spectacular, Lise and Hans and all of their staff go above and beyond to make sure you are comfortable and your needs are met. You really do feel as if you're family here. The cooked to order breakfast is a great way to start the day and a jacuzzi is the perfect ending to a long day walking the hills. Recommend this hotel 110% if you are in the area!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank DBiller
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Lise_van_de_Kamp, Owner at The Champs, Hotel, Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, December 30, 2014
Dear Biller,

We would like to thank you for your excellent worded review. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your vacation here with us and that you gave us such a high rating.

We are happy that you enjoyed every bit of what we had to offer. It would be good to have you here with us again in the near future.

Kind Regards,
Lise
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Property: The Champs, Hotel, Restaurant & Bar
Address: Blanca Heights | Picard, Portsmouth, Dominica (Formerly Comfortel De Champ)
Phone Number:
Location: Caribbean > Dominica > Saint John Parish > Portsmouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Portsmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Champs, Hotel, Restaurant & Bar 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perched high upon the Picard hillside is the Award Winning Hotel The Champs. While you stay in your perfectly sited 3-star room with sea view and balcony, our smiling staff will provide you with 5-star personal service. This remarkable place overlooks the calm Caribbean Sea, the colonial town of Portsmouth and the gorgeous green hills of the Cabrits National Park. The beach is just 5 minutes down the hill. Its hospitable treatment to clients brings guests from far and wide to its welcoming doors. Combined with this mini paradise is its highly popular restaurant and cocktail bar, lush flower garden, relaxing leisure and jacuzzi area, parking lot and local shuttle service. A perfect place for adventure vacations, couple escapes, visitors to Ross University, business trips and a gem for weddings and honeymooners. Begin each day with our delightful breakfast-to-order; spend each day experiencing another island activity; end each day sipping on a cocktail gazing at the magnificent sunset. ... more   less 
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