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The Champs

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Beach nearby, black sand, 2 beach bars
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers

Overview of The Champs

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The Champs

3 out of 5

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Personal protective equipment
Blanca Heights, Portsmouth

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMero Beach32 min drive
  • Popular LocationDominica Museum65 min drive
  • AirportMarigot (DOM-Melville Hall)66 min drive
  • Popular LocationChampagne Beach77 min drive

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About this area

Portsmouth

Located in Portsmouth, The Champs is in the business district and near the beach. Cold Soufriere and Chaudiere Pool are worth visiting if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Indian River and Toucari Bay. Kayaking, scuba diving and snorkelling offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with ecotours nearby.

What's nearby

  • Coconut Beach - 12 min walk
  • Indian River - 7 min drive
  • Mero Beach - 32 min drive
  • Dominica Museum - 65 min drive
  • Champagne Beach - 77 min drive

Getting around

  • Marigot (DOM-Melville Hall) - 66 min drive

Restaurants

  • Restaurant The Champs — 1 min walk
  • Le Flambeau - 12 min walk
  • Rituals - 13 min walk
  • The bunker - 14 min walk
  • The Thirsty Parrot Pub - 14 min walk

About this property

The Champs

Family-friendly Portsmouth guesthouse in Picard, near Indian River
This smoke-free guesthouse features a restaurant, an outdoor pool and 2 beach bars. Free cooked-to-order breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free self parking and a free area shuttle. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a poolside bar and a spa tub are on-site. All 5 individually furnished rooms feature free WiFi and room service. For a bit of entertainment, LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like 7 bathrooms and fridges.
The Champs offers 5 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars (stocked with some free items) and a safe. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Each accommodation is individually furnished. 20-inch LCD televisions come with cable channels. Fridges and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

This Portsmouth guest house provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and a ceiling fan. In-room massages and an iron/ironing board can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Limited on-site parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Free off-site parking
  • Street parking available
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Free local area shuttle
  • Free shopping centre shuttle

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–10 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 2 beach bars, 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/hire
  • Outdoor pool
  • Shopping
  • Hot tub
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Free area shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fridge
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Conveniences

  • Front-desk safe
  • Newspapers in reception
  • No lifts
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Spa

  • 2 hot springs
  • Hot springs open from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Couples dining
  • Renovated entire property – November 2018
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • 7 bathrooms
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shampoo
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 20-inch LCD TV
  • TV channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Free minibar (some items)
  • Fridge

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio

More

  • Desk
  • In-room massage
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Window screens

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Shuttle services

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 55 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Hot springs access available from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Champs Hotel
Champs Hotel Portsmouth
Champs Portsmouth
Comfortel De Champ Hotel Portsmouth
The Champs, Hotel, Restaurant & Bar Dominica/Portsmouth
Champs House Portsmouth
Champs Guesthouse Portsmouth
The Champs Guesthouse
The Champs Portsmouth
The Champs Guesthouse Portsmouth

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Overall score and ratings

4.6

Wonderful

Rating 5 - Excellent. 47 out of 72 reviews
5 - Excellent 65%
Rating 4 - Good. 20 out of 72 reviews
4 - Good 28%
Rating 3 - Okay. 4 out of 72 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 72 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 72 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4.6/5

Cleanliness

4.8/5

Staff & service

4.4/5

Amenities

4.3/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Fabulous hospitality
The Champs is the absolute best!! Lise, Sabrina, Tamara, Tarnita and Chef Kevin are an incredible team! We stayed during the mandatory quarantine and the Champs took excellent care of us and always provided great, safe opportunities to explore. Lise set our testing appointment up perfectly and the food is really delicious. Highly recommended, even now with the restrictions! Thank you for a fantastic visit!
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Glorious View, Comfortable Rooms and Great Food!
The Champs is glorious! A wonderful view, clean, comfortable rooms, great pool and a friendly staff with excellent food (thanks to the staff and Chef Kevin!) We loved it, even during our quarantine, and really enjoyed and appreciated Lise going out of her way to help us plan safe in nature certified activities.
Stayed 5 nights in Dec 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The view from our room was breathtaking. The food in the restaurant was outstanding. The staff was the best, so warm and welcoming, and the owners went above and beyond to make our stay a wonderful experience. Liese booked tours for us and taxis and gave us the best advice about what to do in this part of Dominica. The hike in the National Park and tour of Free Up Farm was so good. She also helped arrange transport to the airport for us. The chef made a special playlist for our last night at the restaurant and we loved it. I cannot say enough good about this wonderful small hotel. Stay here if you are on Dominica.
Stayed 7 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
A small hotel with the most amazing personal service. Lise and the staff at Champs went out of their way to ensure we had a good time. From the first morning of our stay Lise took the time to find out what we wanted to do and then came up with suggestions and sorted out arrangements for walks, tours and different ways to explore right across the island. The view across the bay from the restaurant and from the rooms is spectacular. And the Champs is known in the town for the quality of the food at the restaurant so we ended up eating in the hotel on a number of evenings. Thoroughly recommend Portsmouth as a quieter alternative to Roseau when looking for a base to discover this beautiful island.
Stayed 12 nights in Feb 2020