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Reviewed 24 August 2015

My honeymoon at the Picard Beach Cottages was Great! My cottage was very welcoming, felt almost like home, surrounded by nature at its best. In planning my wedding, I went searching for an ideal place for honeymoon and found Picard Beach Cottsges. When I first visited this place, it was very breath-taking, My fiance and I had NO doubt that...

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. We are particularly pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are committed to working hard to improve our product every day, and look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Switzerland
Reviewed 10 July 2015

Stayed from 19th to 25th of May 2015 with a friend and were warmly welcomed and greeted daily by all staff, from the manager to the cleaning ladies and gardener. We have rented 2 cottages in the second row and were very pleased by the style and accomodation. Although not new, the cottages are well maintained and very cosy inviting...

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

Thank you very much for this review. We are pleased to know that we were able to meet your expectations. We try each and every day to improve the visitor experience, and look forward to seeing you again. We are confident that your next stay with us will be even more memorable than this one.

Reviewed 4 June 2015

Have just sadly left this beautiful place this morning. Stunning sunsets and a lovely little cottage (ours was right on the beach). Get there if you can. There are fruit trees all around and markets, supermarket, and little restaurants (beside the one at the hotel, which was very nice).

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 June 2015

We booked Picard Beach cottages via Booking.com. It was advertised as ' free cancellation' we had to cancel the booking and received an e mail from booking.com advising us that indeed there was no cancellation fee. A couple of months later, Picard took a large sum of money from my credit card. Twelve days later they refunded the same amount...

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Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

Wonderful 4 days at PCB. Adorable beach front cottages. Well maintained. Very friendly, helpful staff. Relaxing ocean sounds. Clean and spacious rooms. Can't wait to return. Restaurant staff excellent. Breakfast great. Could expand other food choices.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 9 May 2015

The cottage was very cute and kept pretty clean. The AC only really cooled the bedroom, but that was OK because we spent most of our days on the porch. We were in a beach front cottage and the view of the ocean was gorgeous. The walk to the beautiful black sand beach was about 10 seconds out of our...

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1Thank Julianne F
Bristol
Reviewed 3 May 2015

For the price we paid (approx £145 per night, room only) we would have expected much better quality accommodation. We were really disappointed on arrival as it does not live up to expectations after viewing the website. If it was half the price I would have written a much better review but our cottage was in need of updating, with...

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Reviewed 24 March 2015 via mobile

We are staying in the sister hotel The Anchorage, and was treated to two nights here, the bungalows are fantastic, with a bath ! The beach is black sand and the water is fantastic. The food in the restaurant was first class as was the service. However the rooms had a cooker etc so self catering is an option. Excellent...

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Reviewed 12 March 2015 via mobile

The cottages are beautiful. They remind me of lovely cottages in French Polynesia at which I once had the privilege of staying. They have thought of everything, from clothesline discreetly tucked along the railing of the porches, to a foot washing tub of water at the cottage steps. To me, the idea that, because there may be a florescent light...

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

We thank the client for staying with us. We deeply regret that the client was impacted by activities that occurred on the beach. Our property is adjacent to one of the few sandy beaches in Dominica. It takes less than 30 seconds to walk from the cottage entrance into the sea. The beach is accessible to the public, and we...

Niagara Falls, New York
Reviewed 13 February 2015

The good. The location, on the ocean and the beach is great. The Cottages are ok but with some work, could be great. The bad was very bad. 1. Second day. Students from Ross University partying, yelling, screaming, swearing right in front of my unit for 4 hours the second day we were there. It was for about 4 hours...

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We thank the client for staying with us. We deeply regret that the client was impacted by activities that occurred on the beach. Our property is adjacent to one of the few sandy beaches in Dominica. It takes less than 30 seconds to walk from the cottage entrance into the sea. The beach is accessible to the public, and we...

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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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  • 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: RM742 - RM1,067 (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!”
 of 5 bubbles 837PaulA837, 4 Jun 2016 | Read review
“This wonderful place has sister properties around the Island. Don't miss out on them, they are just as great. Trust Me On This!”
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“The cottage is a COTTAGE! Probably 20'x25". Also bring electric converters to 110 v.”
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