We had a small suite (no 105) for 3 nights with kitchen and shared veranda with a view of the small swimming pool and some newly built apartment buildings in the neighbourhood. We could also see part of Cabrits peninsula and the bay. The kitchen was well equipped with a four plate electric stove, water kettle, microwave, toaster, fridge, and all necessary pans, crockery, and cutlery. There were no pan lids, but this was provided at request. The lamp on the bed-side chest did not work because there was no bulb in it, but we were given one. When we opened the tap of the bathroom basin, no water flew, but the shower started running instead! When we complained about this, the owner said that he had tried everything to change this since he had bought the guest house nine years ago. We brushed our teeth in the kitchen. Our general impression was that the place was somewhat neglected, with damages not repaired or in a not very painstaking way. The owner and staff were friendly and helpful, however, ordered a taxi and tried to book a rental car.
A good place a little bit out of Porstmouth but accessible even with public transportation.
The room was large enough for 2 adults and 2 young children and had direct access to the small swimming pool.
Quite a lot of mosquitoes after dark including inside the room so plan for it.
Good advices on what to do nearby with rather precise indications on prices we should expect to pay for public transport, activities...
The restaurant is ok, although maybe a bit expensive.
Globally, I would go for a B+ !
We stayed for five days of our fifteen day trip to Dominica at the end of March. Due to a bit of a misadventure, which I will not go into right now, we found ourselves without a place to stay for the last seven nights of our journey. My wife, Ellie, found Heaven's Best listed on the road map we had been using, so we decided to take a look at it and we are very glad that we did. The property is situated above Douglas Bay, two miles north of Portsmouth, in a very nice residential area amidst newly constructed condos housing the faculty of Portsmouth's Medical School. It has seven air conditioned guest rooms, all with kitchens and private baths and is owned by a delightful couple, Keith and his wife, Evelyn. Keith grew up in Dominica and Evelyn in St. Martin. If you decide to stay here, make sure you have at least one dinner at their restaurant. Keith spent much of his working life as an executive chef at the Divi Resort chain and he is a truly gifted chef.
Breakfasts are included in the price (very reasonable) of the room and are always accompanied by fresh tropical fruits grown on the property, mangoes, bananas, grapefruit, pineapple or whatever else is ripe from the many fruit trees surrounding the guest house.
Although Keith and Evelyn could not accomodate us for the last two nights of our trip, they recommended another place 5 miles south of Portsmouth and even negotiated a special price for us. To sum up, what could have been an uncomfortable last half of our trip turned out to be a delightful surprise. Comfortable room, delightful hosts, and wonderful food. Oh, there is also a small pool which is a nice place to relax and cool off after a day of trekking or snorkelling.