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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

What a view waking up in de morning open the cottage doors and boom! Screen saver shots! We had a great time staying there. The freedom of having your own small house on the beach. Great! I would recommend this to anyone!

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Reviewed 25 July 2016

This time last week we were sadly leaving Picard Beach Cottages after a fantastic 10 day stay there. We stayed in a beach front cottage which was perfect for us. I was always the first one up each morning and loved sitting on the terrace drinking coffee (fresh coffee provided by PBC), quietly reading my book and watching the waves... More 

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Ingen, Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 June 2016

Advantages: - Location (on the beach) - Private veranda - Kind staff Disadvantages: - Poor maintenance of the room (e.g. broken taps, corroded stove, corroded door and window locks) - Shabby and cheap-looking interior - Dark atmosphere in the room - Small bedroom - Airconditioning with insufficient capacity - Poor room service (our child was always 'forgotten' with towels, sheets,... More 

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Venice, California
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Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

My cottage opened up to a million dollar view of the Caribbean and each night I drifted off to sleep to the sound of gentle crashing waves. the rooms are rustic but not rough - hot water shower, fridge, comfortable bed, and a wonderful and large front porch. The staff here was so friendly and happy to help in any... More 

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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Picard Beach Cottages in Portsmouth Dominica is a wonderful place to stay. Our cottage had a covered porch which looks out on the ocean and the surrounding mountains. We saw spectacular sunsets every evening. We saw a full moon at dawn and a rainbow at breakfast. The cottages are rustic, thoughtfully designed and very comfortable. The sounds of the ocean... More 

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CarlaDominica, Manager at Picard Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for writing this review. We are pleased to learn that you plan to return. Meanwhile, we will be working hard to continue improving our product and service. More 

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Reviewed 16 February 2016

The cleanliness of the facility was as breathtaking as the peacefulness of the Ocean. The staff lovely, warm, helpful and knowledgeable about where to enjoy what on the Island. The Food Absolutely Delicious. I could stay there forever. Wishing them a great year. Coach Gwen Carter

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PBCManager, Manager at Picard Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are working hard to improve our clients' experience, and are pleased to see our efforts bearing fruit. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

I went to Dominica for my daughter's Whitecoat Ceremony at Ross University School of Medicine. This hotel is connected to Ross University with excellent location and security, helpful staff (Diana) great WiFi and Cable TV plus a restaurant with the most accommodating servers (especially Charles and Julia) and it is right on the beach. Top value for your money!!!

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PBCManager, Manager at Picard Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to tell the world that we have a wonderful product that is top value for money. It was a pleasure serving you, and we look forward seeing you again in the near future. More 

British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 15 January 2016

We enjoyed staying at Picard Beach Cottages, because of the setting and the location, and the staff who were all very personable, friendly and helpful. Our check in was delightful, and even though our cottage was not set up for the 4th person, they brought the extra bed right away. The mattress was pretty beat up looking. We had to... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 1 January 2016

We spent a week at Picard Beach over the Christmas holiday. We chose Dominica because we were looking for something a bit different. We chose Picard for the beach front cottages. This review has some Dominica information mixed in along with info on Picard, so sorry about the length. Getting to Dominica from the States is not easy. We needed... More 

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Louisville
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Reviewed 5 November 2015

Compact, cozy, clean and on the beach. Close to town, Ross University, restaurants and groceries. GREAT staff. Very helpful. That goes for everybody we met. Beach was at the front door. Reef snorkeling from beach. Other water sports nearby. Lots of hiking in hills around Portsmouth. A/C, WiFi and electricity all appliances worked. Occasional power outages in area. Great for... More 

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CarlaDominica, Manager at Picard Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write this review. We are happy that you had a wonderful time, and value your comments. At Picard Beach Cottages we are always looking for ways and means to improve out product and services. We welcome suggestions for improvement, and look forward to hosting you again in the near future. we would More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Picard Beach Cottages, being & healing with Nature. The only Beach Cottages in Dominica where you literally step out of your cottage and onto the beach. Where you are literally 25 feet from a dip in the Caribbean Sea. Where you can sit on your porch and watch your children play safely in the sand or experience some of the most amazing romantic Sunsets. Where you HAVE to walk among a profusion of flowering and fruit trees and shrubs and our 500 year old Samaan Tree all vying for the attention of the countless birds just to get to your cottage. Where your locally built accommodations celebrate traditional 18th century style wooden bungalows which would have speckled Dominica's coasts and villages in those days. Where all the Team are just naturally sweet and courteous and really happy to be here at Picard Beach Cottages to be able to host you in Dominica. And where the owners are 100% local having spent 41 years and now 3 generations working as Pioneers of Dominica's Tourism Industry. As recipients of the Responsible Tourism Award in both 2012 and 2013 we continue to work in all aspects of our operations to be guardians of our heritage through various community and environmental activities and mentor-ship programs. Nestled on the shores of the old Picard Coconut Plantation on the North West coast of Dominica, the Nature Island of the Caribbean, fringed by Dominica's longest sandy beach, Picard Plantation is just south of Portsmouth and Ross University School of Medicine, in a quiet suburban area originally called Ayohayo by the island’s first settlers, the Arawaks. Our eighteen one bedroom en-suite air conditioned hardwood cottages each contains one queen bed, bathroom, kitchenette and living/dining area and private veranda. There is a daybed in the living area, a TV with over 50 channels of Cable television coverage, free wireless internet and iron & board. You will be supplied with local herbal & organic teas and cottage amenities. The Beach Front cottages are just steps away from the beach and the Beach View cottages have glimpses of the beach through the flowering and fruit garden. The Kitchenettes in the Standard cottages have a hotplates, fridge, kettles and coffee makers and our Standard Beach views have shower in the bathroom while the others, Superior cottages have kitchens with standing stoves with oven, fridges, kettles coffee makers and microwave on request (at a small daily fee), as well as a bathtub with Shower. Due to our strategic location you may choose to spend your time relaxing on our beach or in the gardens but we are also ideally located to take advantage of many of the natural attractions and restaurants in the area. We can arrange them all for you, these include; Scuba diving and snorkeling, whale watching, visiting the Cabrits National Park, taking a ride up the Indian river, where parts of the film, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 1 & 11’ were filmed (a number of the executive crew members of the movie were also our guests), Bird Watching at the Syndicate Forest Reserve, visiting the Carib Model Village & Territory or anything you would like to do on the island. Our Wellbeing Pavillion is situated in our forested paddock where Pilates sesions are booked by appointment or various retreat sessions and meetings are held. Our therapists offer various health & beauty treatments by appointment for our guests. At Picard Beach ‘Wellness Eco’ Cottages we offer wildlife & adventure tours, Scuba diving, honeymoon and wedding packages and invite our guests to join in our wildlife preservation and environmentally sensitive operations and projects. Le Flambeau Restaurant & Beach Bar is situated right next door on the property of the Portsmouth Beach Hotel where meals and snacks and of-course beverages are available from 7:30am to 10pm while there are numerous other interesting places to eat in the vicinity. Many neighborhood taxis can take you around Portsmouth, Dominica's second town, should you wish to do some grocery shopping, if you choose to rent a vehicle, we can assist with all these arrangements too. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Picard Beach Cottages

Address: Picard Estate, Portsmouth, Dominica
Region: Caribbean > Dominica > Saint John Parish > Portsmouth
Price Range: €157 - €226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Picard Beach Cottages 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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“Though even more expensive, you should chose a Beach Front Cottage, since the beach view cottages don't have a direct beach view!”
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“The cottage is a COTTAGE! Probably 20'x25". Also bring electric converters to 110 v.”
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