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Pompano Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 21 June 2016

The place is very quiet, clean, you have a superb restaurant on the site, the beach is clean, beautiful and private. The people are very friendly always willing to help. They serve fresh and local fruits and vegetables.

1 Thank claryvin
Banbury, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

The room was clean, simply furnished but had everything we needed. Staff were very helpful and pleasant and brought in a coffee maker for us. It was nice to sit on the verandah overlooking the well kept gardens. The restaurant menu was a little limited, but the food was very nice and the location was lovely right on the seafront.... More 

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Fife, Scotland
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120 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

We stayed a couple of nights at the Portsmouth Beach Hotel as part of our walking holiday with KE Adventure. The hotel (multi-storey block) itself appears to be nothing other than student dormitories for the local university. It is the beach huts you should stay in. Used by the scriptwriters during the filming of Pirates of the Caribbean, each of... More 

Thank Sula-Bheinn
Portsmouth, Dominica
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016

The beech cottages are not bad. You can hear the waves at night and the AC works great. The rooms were clean, and house keeping did a great job. It is a picturesque place, with the a breath taking view of Cabrits Nation Park across the bay. There is a reef on the North Side of the dock with great... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

There are two redeeming features: the beach and the staff. The woman at the front desk was especially nice, even offered to try and find some very hard to find Dominican coffee for me. The hotel is located on a relatively nice beach, with great views. That said, in the three days I stayed there my room was never cleaned.... More 

2 Thank dfran33

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Salem, Oregon
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11 reviews
Reviewed 2 September 2015

This is one of the best experiences with hotels I've had. The people working there are kind and very quick to help with any of your needs. They enjoy answering questions as well as telling you more about this island. The hotel is close to several good restaurants, has an excellent internet connection and the snorkeling is incredible. This is... More 

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18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 15 February 2015

Rooms were comfortable but a bit this feels like student accommodation which I think it is. The best bit is the great location by a very nice sheltered beach and a good bar & restaurant. the staff were also excellent very helpful and good advice. When i left my camera on a table one of the staff thoughtfully locked it... More 

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Brixen im Thale, Austria
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2014 via mobile

Dont be misleaded by booking sites; there are plenty of cheap sleeping possibilities in portsmouth .... We asked our bus driver and he arranged an apartment for 80ecs , and it seemed also that written could have found easy other guesthouses for around 100ecs.... But we also didn't find portsmouth worth a visit....

3 Thank brixenbachalm
Charleston, South Carolina
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85 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2014

We spent one night here as a stop over before heading to Roseau. The staff was excellent and even found me a taxi on a holiday when no other taxis would take me to Roseau. The location is close to enough places where you can walk to grab a bite as well, which was good for us since we did... More 

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Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada
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30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2012

I had the occasion to stay five days in PBH and I was impressed by both the staff and the location. Portsmouth allowed me the flexibility to get to Fort Shirley and the Northern Forest Reserve to go parrot watching. Roseau is accesible for a day trip, but for those travellers used to Sint Maarten or the southern Caribbean, it... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Portsmouth Beach Hotel is located just next door to the Picard Beach Cottages on Dominica’s longest sandy beach on the north-west coast of Dominica, just half a mile from the second town Portsmouth. Set in tropical lawns and garden this tourist class hotel offers 80 air-conditioned rooms and studios all with en-suite bathrooms and private balconies. Amenities include, telephone, refrigerator, cable television and complimentary Wifi.Portsmouth Beach Hotel is an informal and relaxing place which can be used as the ideal base from which to participate in any of the many adventures offered on the island, all of which can be arranged for you by the team of friendly and helpful staff all waiting the pleasure to share their Dominica with their guests.Choose to simply just stroll on the beach to enjoy the sand, sea and sun swimming and snorkeling on our coral reef just in front of our restaurant or for an exciting contrast, enjoy mountain hikes including along the Waitukubuli National Trail, island tours across Dominica, Historic & Cultural walks to the Cabrits National Park, guided row-boat tours up the Indian River (of Calypso’s river haunt fame in Pirates of the Caribbean 2), snorkeling off our reef just steps away, scuba diving in the Cabrits Marine Reserve, Whale Watching, Bird Watching in the Syndicate Parrot Preserve & Morne Diablotin National Park, trips to Secret Bay, and a plethora of other activities like river & waterfall bathing, kayaking in our Freshwater lakes or visiting various hot & cold springs, the Boiling Lake, tropical rainforest and more! Dining is in the friendly, relaxed atmosphere of Le Flambeau Restaurant at Beach Bar. Our well-stocked bar and lounge offers an extensive variety of tropical cocktails and the restaurant serves an eclectic menu of Creole, American and continental cuisine. Our produce and ingredients are sourced locally and organically wherever possible. Dining begins at 7am for breakfasts and the last dinner order is taken at 10pm. With the menu available all day, Le Flambeau is the ideal Beach spot on the island. Our Rates are Year-round with some specials during summer and festive seasons.En-suite Hotel Room: Our en-suite air-conditioned rooms are situated facing the sea only 150 meters away from the water’s edge and are equipped with one double bed, Telephone, Refrigerator, microwave, Cable TV, Wireless internet access, bathroom with shower and a private balcony.Studio: Our en-suite air-conditioned Studios are accommodated in our 3 storey building adjacent to the beach overlooking the coastline, beach and mountains views. They are all equipped with one double bed, Telephone, Kitchenettes with a refrigerator, microwave, and stove, Cable TV, Wireless internet access, bathroom with shower and a private balcony.Long Stays & Study AbroadLocated on Dominica’s longest sandy beach with its Le Flambeau Restaurant & Beach Bar only steps from the sea, Portsmouth Beach Hotel, PBH has for 3 decades provided the best location for University students & Study abroad programs in the North of the island. Set in a tropical garden and lawns is the 80 room Portsmouth Beach Hotel, strategically located as a premier location for students attending the adjoining Ross University or for those wishing to study abroad or attend medium to long-stay trips from 1 to 12 months. All our guests are given the same service and attention to their needs as we recognize the importance of safety, security, comfort and quiet relaxation is vitally important for successful studies. The added amenities of privacy, open fresh air balconies, telephone, high speed internet access, Cable TV, air conditioning, and kitchenettes add to students comfort while away from home. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Portsmouth Beach Hotel

Address: Picard Estate, Portsmouth, Dominica
Region: Caribbean > Dominica > Saint John Parish > Portsmouth
Price Range: €83 - €102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Portsmouth Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 80
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“Use the beach huts rather that the multi-storey block”
 of 5 bubbles Sula-Bheinn, 10 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Cottages are right on the beach but the other rooms are excellent as well.”
 of 5 bubbles BucketListTraveler13, 2 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Have a high up room in the hotel block or better by a long way have a cabin which looked very nice and faced the beach, it would be worth the money”
 of 5 bubbles Nanortalik, 15 Feb 2015 | Read review
“I chose third floor - the view is worth it - if possible, get the north side to look out on Cabrits park and Fort Shirley with Morne aux Diables in the distance. For the adventurous, the Picard cottages on the beach, each with an associated celebrity occupant from the Pirates of the Caribbean filming, gives you oceanfront on the excellent swimming beach.”
 of 5 bubbles Bruggadung, 20 Jul 2012 | Read review
“All roms are the same. Make sure there is plenty of electricty credit on the electric meters. No rooms are really nice. Just okay.”
  • The very nice balcony view
 of 5 bubbles johnjces, 9 Aug 2011 | Read review
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