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Hudson, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bit of a drive from the airport ,but 10 minutes fro Roseau ,Papillot was tucked into the hillside amidst giant tropical ferns and horticultural wonders. Our room(#10) was 66 steps up from the resto. It was a bit dated but felt like camping in the rainforest.no hot water in the shower ,but we had a private natural hot pool...

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Thank you to all the great staff at Papillote! The food was amazing, the service gracious and Marcel's tour was superb! Our group all enjoyed every aspect of the tour and lunch and to top it off with a long soak in the spa pools only capped an excellent adventure!!! Thank you for a wonderful day in your gorgeous retreat!!!

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Woodstock, Georgia
Reviewed 8 January 2017

The grounds here are incredible. The owner, Ann Baptiste, celebrated her 87th birthday while we visited and she'd been on the island building this place for nearly 50 years. She has planted an amazing grounds with the most magnificent plants, that attract butterflies and birds. It's well worth the drive up the hill to see this place instead of the...

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Charlottesville
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This was, in a word, splendid. Made arrangements on our own before we left home for a day trip. Just us and, of course our guide, Marcel, and no other passengers. Caught a cab at the port (take your pick, there are many), half hour later we arrived. Had a 1 1/2 tour through the forest with our incredibly knowledgeable...

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hannaclara, Owner at Papillote Wilderness Retreat, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your "Interlude" with us. We endeavour to give an unforgettable experience of Dominica and are happy for the feedback that we have succeeded

Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Overall, this was a very enjoyable package, with great photo ops, comfortable accommodations (Room #6), scrumptious meals and pleasant staff. We experienced a mix of sun, rain, drizzle and fog which contributed to some diverse photographs. By the third day, we had pretty much photographed as much as we were interested in and were happy to be on our way...

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Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Papilotte is a quaint throwback to rainforest living of another era. It is a compact botanical reserve with its own rainfalls, pathways, naturally heated pools and exotic plants. One should be aware that the grounds are public so not for the exclusive use of guests. Our room had a large veranda with an outdoor kitchen - rustic and rudimentary by...

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Thanks for the comprehensive review. Papillote is a simple place for nature lovers

DC
Reviewed 29 May 2016

The place definitely grew on me, and when it came time to leave after 3 nights, I felt a bit sad to be leaving. It is an idyllic wilderness retreat although it is not a luxury level of place (but it's not trying to be that either). Rooms are a bit worn, old wood, at best lukewarm water out of...

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Worthing, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 April 2016

Papilotte is an unusual but special place, it would not be to everyone's liking as it is quirky and individual. But this quirkiness adds to it's charm and I would not change a thing about Papilotte. The rooms were spotless and comfortable, we loved having the open area at the rear of the room to sit and watch the birds....

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West Virginia
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Anne Jno Baptiste has created a tropical botanical garden, hot pools near waterfalls, fabulous restaurant, comfortable rooms that are perfect for plant, rainbow, bird and butterfly watching. Surrounded by forest, near Trafalgar Falls which is perfect hike early morning or close to dusk when the tourists are gone, Papillote is a gem. The staff is kind, honest, clear, direct, and...

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Secaucus, New Jersey
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Stay 5 days over Christmas and had a wonderful stay. Food was absolutely amazing. The hot pools and location was outstanding. Rooms were basic and comfortable. Owners were very hospitable. Picked fresh grapefruit from trees on property and had fresh squeezed juice everyday. Staff made arrangements for car rental. I highly recommend renting a car and explore the island. A...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A small secluded hotel at the head of the beautiful Roseau River Valley with comfortable charming rooms overlooking gardens, mountains, waterfalls and pristine rainforest wilderness.Dine in our Rainforest Restaurant on fresh caught fish, prawns or chicken prepared with all the fabled spices of our Island's rich cultural heritageWander through four acres of nurtured wilderness amidst a world class collection of bromeliads, begonias, gingers and aroids. Bathe in our natural hot mineral pools. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Papillote Wilderness Retreat

Address: Trafalgar Falls Road | Box 2287, Roseau 811, Dominica
Region: Caribbean > Dominica > Saint George Parish > Roseau
Price Range: €93 - €121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Papillote Wilderness Retreat Hotel Roseau
Papillote Wilderness Retreat Dominica/Roseau
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“Lots of stairs. No AC.”
grinnellrobin, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“room 6 for valley views; room 10 for privacy. Other rooms more budget friendly”
C6144FLlisaw, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room #6 has two bedrooms with spectacular view from the front porch.”
  • Morning view from the balcony
  • Room #6 outdoor balcony
  • Outdoor Kitchen is clean and well equipted
  • Sunset from the balcony with a passing hawk
digitalpics, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I think ours was one of the two largest but I did not see the other rooms.”
Nancerina, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We were there only for a day visit; hence the paucity of comments above.”
ValS416, 2 Mar 2016 | Read review
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