Rave Reviews

“amazing, amazing and more”

Five star review on March, 2016 at TripAdvisor.com: The power of the natural splendor of Dominica is everywhere here and Papillote embodies its many graces… The food could not have been better, the service wonderful, and the rainbows over the rainforest unending. Yes to Papillote!


Five star review on March, 2016 at TripAdvisor.com: Food was absolutely amazing. The hot pools and location was outstanding. Rooms were basic and comfortable. Owners were very hospitable. Picked fresh grapefruit from trees on property and had fresh squeezed juice everyday.

“Spectacular gardens!”

Five star review on March, 2016 at TripAdvisor.com: What a gem of an experience we had at Papillote! The gardens are gorgeous, extensive, and inviting… The food was fantastic and the conveniences of being able to soak in the hot spring pools and sit and watch the birds were just lovely!

“A Spectacular Eco-Lodge”

Five star review on February 12, 2016 at TripAdvisor.com: We stayed in one of their suites, with a lovely view of the rainforest-covered mountains. We could enjoy the lush scenery from the couch on the deck or from inside the room on our bed.

“Gem in the rainforest”

Five star review on January 17, 2016 at TripAdvisor.com: The quiet seclusion was rejuvenating.

“Peace and quiet at one with nature”

Five star review on October 26, 2015 at TripAdvisor.com: I was so happy to have stayed here, one of the best holidays I have had in years… The whole experience was just heavenly bliss.

“2nd honeymoon in a tropical rainforest!”

Five star review on May 11, 2015 at TripAdvisor.com: Papillote is built on a mountainside in the rainforest with waterfalls, hot springs with 5 pools with an amazing garden. This was a luxurious (if you love nature, birds, and mountainside vistas) 2 night pause on our explorations in Dominica.

“Exquisite Hide Away”

Five star review on April 7, 2015 at TripAdvisor.com: My very best memories were made here. The property has a rustic charm. You are surrounded by nature… Perfect for couples or honeymooners.

“Truly unique and wonderful place to be at peace.”

Five star review on March 5, 2015 at TripAdvisor.com: It was a truly magical place, for the flowers, the fruit, the wildlife and most of all the wonderful people who made our stay so enjoyable. Thank you Papillote.


Five star review on February 1, 2015 at TripAdvisor.com: Tree frogs and birds singing. Beautiful orchids and a sea of green.The air is perfect and after the baths and a waterfall massage you can step upstairs to a great meal overlooking the jungle.


Five star review on January 30, 2015 at TripAdvisor.com: This lovely property is as close to the garden of Eden as you can get in this world. The gardens are so special that they are hard to describe and the hot spring soaking pools are heaven after a hike to a waterfall or lake.


Five star review on December 22, 2014 at TripAdvisor.comSimple but stylish hotel. Interesting architecture, classy decoration. The garden is absolutely marvelous.

“Great for Couples, Kids & Groups”

Five star review on September 9, 2014 at TripAdvisor.comIt is an easy drive from Roseau. The service is great, people were friendly. The grounds are AMAZING!

“Great Service and Excellent Food”

Five star review on August 23, 2014 at TripAdvisor.comWe loved to wake up early in the morning and to sit outside enjoying our fresh brewed Dominican coffee, so as to view the many hummingbirds, and other bird-life that frequents the multitude of flowers found here.

“Garden of Eden”

Five star review on May 26, 2014 at TripAdvisor.comThe gardens are exquisite, so peaceful and zen like. The hotel is well located in terms of walks and hikes.

“Exquisite, dreamlike and healing”

Five star review on May 11, 2014 at TripAdvisor.comThe staff was smart and on point. I can’t wait to go back. This is a great value as well as being one of the most beautiful places I have ever stayed.

“Still paradise”

Five star review on March 9, 2014 at TripAdvisor.comNothing like coming back from a hike and sitting in a natural hot spring pool with a rum punch! At night you go to sleep to the sounds of running water and chirping tree frogs. Truly a magical place.


Five star review on February 16, 2014 at TripAdvisor.comIf you want to meet some of the friendliest people in the Caribbean, and to experience the wonderful rainforest not to mention some lovely unspoilt beaches, then go to Dominica and do stay at Papillote, you won’t be disappointed.

“The way to experience dominica”

Five star review on January 28, 2014 at TripAdvisor.comSurround yourself in the lush rain forest of the nature island. A comfortable room with hot springs right outside your door to soak your troubles away.

“So Nice”

Five star review on October 21, 2013 at TripAdvisor.com It was everything we expected and more. Our room was comfortable and well decorated. The gardens are so lovely with paths connecting lots of little venues to sit and relax at.

“Tropical Paradise”

Five star review on September 15, 2013 at TripAdvisor.com The breakfast is delicious, as is the dinner. It is a calm, peaceful retreat.

“Glorious, peaceful Papillote … a little piece of heaven!”

Five star review on August 7, 2013 at TripAdvisor.com The lush vegetation, hot & cold pools and waterfall combined with a very comfortable, spacious room with its own private sitting area, the warm and friendly staff, good food and total peace and quiet, made for a very special get-away.

“Papillote, a primal paradise!”

Five star review on July 6, 2013 at TripAdvisor.com  While the rest of the world grows more crowded and hectic, Papillote has remained timeless and primal.

“Fantastic location in rainforest…”

Five star review on May 31, 2013 at TripAdvisor.com  The location is fantastic with views of rainforest hills. There are two waterfalls in the wonderful garden with hot water pools everywhere.


Five star review on May 26, 2013 at TripAdvisor.com  The grounds are amazing. There are beautiful gardens and hot water pools everywhere.

“Real Rain Forest, Real Retreat”

Five star review on April 26, 2013 at TripAdvisor.com I first visited Papillote 24 years ago and was glad to see on my recent second visit that it has only gotten better…Papillote is great place to base your travels around and hike this amazing island.

“The gardens are a piece of paradise…”

Five star review on February 21, 2013 at TripAdvisor.com The high points were the gardens, pools, hot baths and Marcel. We would have followed him every day, just to soak up all his info re local herbs/healing properties AND flora out of this world.

“A truly lovely place”

Five star review on January 26, 2013 at TripAdvisor.com Friendly, relaxed but efficient, superb food, and very child friendly. Our 2 year old spent her time walking up and down the many steps and slopes, in between collecting leaves and having fun in the various natural hot spring tubs.

“We come for the hot pools”

Five star review on January 26, 2013 at TripAdvisor.com We come for the hot pools. The duel pools (one hot, one cool) is one of my favorite places I know of in the world. This could be very well be the best constructed sulphur pool on Dominica. Its like my dream backyard.

“Fabulous in Every Way”

Five star review on December 28, 2012 at TripAdvisor.com The gardens are filled with tropical wonders, so be sure to take the garden tour. The waterfall with adjacent hot and cool pools is a stunning place to spend some time. The restaurant is top-notch and the staff is always accommodating and friendly.


Five star review on September 12, 2012 at TripAdvisor.com The Papillote is an incredibly relaxing place. The staff couldn’t be more helpful.  The food is simple but excellent. The rooms are clean. There are natural hot spring pools which are wonderful to relax in (with a rum punch) after a day of hiking. The gardens are world class. Can’t say enough good about this resort.

“Full immersion in Nature’s Island”

Five star review on July 22, 2012 at TripAdvisor.com We were extremely pleased with this unique and legacy resort. The location is perfect – an easy walk to the amazing Trafalgar Falls and an easy drive to many rain forest excursions. Yet a day relaxing at the resort should be part of your itinerary too – soaking in multiple on-resort natural hot spring pools and a refreshing cool pool under their waterfall…

“Nature at its very best.”

Five star review on April 15, 2012 at TripAdvisor.com Everything about Papillote makes you want to drop your shoulders and relax. The hot sulphur and cold baths in the garden are very therapeutic and the staff know just how to treat you. Old world courtesy at its very best.

“Amazing Place”

Five star review on April 14, 2012 at TripAdvisor.com The grounds are designed to showcase the island’s natural assets: mineral springs, waterfalls, a large variety of plants and flowers which attract several species of birds, insects and lizards, all waiting to give you a show. The people at Papillote are friendly and informative; Marcel’s garden tour helped us understand a bit about the flora and fauna around us, which, in the rainforest, can be overwhelming. There are wonderful places to hike, so be sure to come prepared.

“This place is amazing!!!”

Five star review on December 14, 2011 at TripAdvisor.com: The staff was excellent, from reception, to housekeeping, to the waiters and waitresses. Everyone was really friendly and willing to help you out with any questions you had. Watch out for George’s rum punches though, he doesn’t mess around!

“Amazing! Beautiful! Incredible!”

Five star review on December 6, 2011 at TripAdvisor.com : My husband and I, along with our best friends, stayed at Papilotte for a week in June, 2011. It was absolutely fabulous… The location is gorgeous. You’ll be surrounded by lush, beautiful forest and gardens, and enjoy fresh cooking each day. There are more day hikes than we had time to do. Each one is great. The entire property is open-air, with hummingbirds EVERYWHERE.

“Total relaxation”

Five star review on November 21, 2011 at TripAdvisor.com : We have just returned from our second stay at Papillote and still love it as much as the first time!


Five star review on September 15, 2011 at TripAdvisor.com : You heard of paradise, but in Papillote you stay in it. Why? This is what you find at Papillote: waterfalls, hot and cold pools, rainforest, an amazing well kept tropical flower garden spread all over the property, relaxing sounds, and smells. A knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide, Marcel, that shows you all of this with details and a smile.  Closeness to some of the best hikes in the island and finally a warm and welcoming owner Anne… It was a genuine pleasure to stay at Papillote. Stayed August 2011, traveled solo.