The Champs

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

Overview of The Champs

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The Champs

3.0 star property
Family-friendly guesthouse with 2 beach bars, near Indian River

9.2/10 Superb

85 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
Map
Blanca Heights, Portsmouth
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and 2 beach bars
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free shopping center shuttle
  • Spa tub
  • Pool bar
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Picard

Getting around

  • Roseau (DCF-Canefield) - 52 min drive
  • Marigot (DOM-Melville Hall) - 70 min drive
  • Free area shuttle
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free shopping center shuttle

About this property

The Champs

The Champs offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 55 per vehicle one-way. Guests can indulge in massages or mani/pedis, and Restaurant The Champs serves breakfast and dinner. Other highlights include 2 beach bars, an outdoor pool, and a poolside bar. Fellow travelers love the pool and helpful staff.

Languages

Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish

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/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

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

Safety measures

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

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 5 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time 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 time is 11:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • 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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Free offsite parking nearby
  • Street parking available

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Offsite

  • Free area shuttle within 0 kilometers
  • Free shopping center shuttle

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–10 AM
  • 2 beach bars
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Private dining
  • Room service
  • Water dispenser

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Free local shuttle

What to do

  • Yoga classes
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/rentals
  • Shopping
  • Beach nearby
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Discount at nearby fitness center
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Hot springs nearby

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Facilities

  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa tub

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages

  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 20-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Stocked minibar (select free items)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Balcony or patio
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • 7 bathrooms
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Dining

Restaurant The Champs - This poolside family restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Reservations are required.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 55 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Renovations and closures

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

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Hot springs access available from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

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

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

9.2

Superb

9.2/10

Cleanliness

9.6/10

Staff & service

8.6/10

Amenities

8.6/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.0/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

Short Visit
I enjoyed my stay at The Champs, particularly from Room 2 with amazing views of the sea, town and beautiful sunsets. The staff were incredible, always checking up on you. Hosts, particularly Lise, were very friendly and helpful in proposing island tours, reserving taxis etc. It felt very homely and comfortable. The cuisine was more western but local fish available and the hearty cooked breakfast was enough to keep me going all day, as was their delicious pizzas. As others have noted, hotel is situated at the top of a very steep hill - walk up and down once is sufficient. Local taxis are very cheap are as local mini buses (one kind driver brought me uphill to The Champs). This side of the island has more black sand volcanic beaches which I didn't like very much so would go to the other side next time for the beautiful white sands. Fort Shirley is worth exploring and stop at the Purple Turtle Beach Club for amazing views by the sea. There is also an indigenous region worth visiting and Dominica has 365 rivers and endless waterfalls to explore. I loved my short visit and hope to return, perhaps take the ferry to Guadeloupe.
Marion P, 7-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

If you go to Portsmouth it would be a mistake not to stay here. The owners and staff are so welcoming, accommodating, and knowledgeable. I could not have asked for a better experience. Thank you so much, I’ll be back one day.
Timothy, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

The hotel room was great and the view spectacular!
Mareba, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Exceptional service and communication from Lise (owner) and her amazing staff. Rooms are spacious and have all the amenities expected for a business / leisure traveler. Breakfast and meal offerings are scrumptious; don't miss out of these! Property is a few minutes away from convenience stores, food establishments, and wonderful beaches (Coconut and Mero Beaches). The unobstructed ocean views from room balcony and restaurant are a must see - sunsets and rainbows are the highlights!
Brian, 7-night business trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip with friends
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Look no further in Portsmouth!
Everything about my stay at Champs was top-notch. Big, comfy bed and a spacious bathroom made for a great room, and the pool hits the spot after a long, hot day of sightseeing. Also, the view from the restaurant has to be the best in town. Speaking of, the meals were outstanding! Temara, Sabrina, and Tarnita spread the shifts out during the day and all will leave you full and satisfied at meal time. All three are also very helpful with advice, directions, or a friendly chat. Tarnita can whip up tasty, creative cocktails as well. Owner Liz had great communication and will be quick to share a digital guidebook with practical advice and sightseeing tips. She also likes to settle into a fun conversation and is happy to help with plans in person too. She organized airport and onward transportation for me as well, which was clutch with a late flight and moving south on a Sunday when most things are closed and buses don't run. If I'm back in the region, there will only be one place I'll stay!
Restaurant view over pool
Restaurant view towards town and Cabrits National Park
Todd, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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!
Giselle, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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.
5-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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.
7-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review