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The Champs

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Interior
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

VIP Access

The Champs

3.0 star property

9.2/10 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
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Blanca Heights, Portsmouth

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCoconut Beach12 min walk
  • Popular LocationIndian River10 min drive
  • Popular LocationFort Shirley21 min drive
  • AirportMarigot (DOM-Melville Hall)63 min drive
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About this area

Portsmouth

The Champs is located in Picard, a neighborhood in Portsmouth, and is near theme parks and near the beach. While the natural beauty of Indian River and Toucari Bay can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can check out Chaudiere Pool. Kayaking, scuba diving, and snorkeling 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 - 10 min drive
  • Cabrits National Park - 20 min drive
  • Fort Shirley - 21 min drive
  • Toucari Bay - 27 min drive

Getting around

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

Restaurants

  • Rosie's Bar - 4 min walk
  • Jack's Chinese Restaurant - 5 min walk
  • Shawarma King - 7 min walk
  • Woody's pizza - 9 min walk
  • Asian Fusion - 9 min walk

About this property

The Champs

3-star family-friendly guesthouse located in Picard
Located close to Indian River and Fort Shirley, The Champs provides free cooked-to-order breakfast, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and 2 beach bars. Active travelers can enjoy amenities like horseback riding and hiking/biking at this guesthouse. For some rest and relaxation, visit the 2 hot springs or hot tub, and indulge in a massage or a manicure/pedicure. The onsite family restaurant, Restaurant The Champs, features ocean views and a poolside location. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a poolside bar and a terrace.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • An outdoor pool with sun loungers and pool umbrellas
  • Free self parking
  • A free area shuttle, an area shuttle, and newspapers in the lobby
  • Smoke-free premises, multilingual staff, and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews say great things about the pool and helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms are individually furnished, and have comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to thoughtful touches like free WiFi and minibars (stocked with some free items). Guest reviews give good marks for the comfortable, spacious rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • 7 bathrooms with rainfall showers and free toiletries
  • 20-inch LCD TVs with cable channels
  • Balconies or patios, refrigerators, and coffee/tea makers

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.

Property amenities

Internet

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

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Limited onsite parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Free offsite parking
  • Street parking available
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free shopping center 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

Restaurants on site

  • Restaurant The Champs

Things to do

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

Family friendly

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

Conveniences

  • Front-desk safe
  • Newspapers in lobby
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

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

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Spa

  • 2 hot springs
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massages

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Couples dining
  • 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
  • Hair dryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shampoo
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 20-inch LCD TV
  • Cable channels

Food and drink

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

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

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

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
2 children, up to the age of 1, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 55 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • 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
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
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

Frequently asked questions

Does The Champs have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at The Champs?

As of Jan 27, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Champs on Feb 7, 2023 start from $129.6, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is The Champs pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at The Champs?

Self parking is free at this property; nearby parking is also free.

What time is check-in at The Champs?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at The Champs?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability).

Does The Champs provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs on request. A fee of USD 55 per vehicle applies.

Where is The Champs located?

This family-friendly Portsmouth guesthouse is located by the ocean, 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Indian River, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Fort Shirley and Toucari Bay. Cold Soufriere and Batibou Beach are also within 12 mi (20 km).

Reviews

9.2

Wonderful

Rating 10 - Excellent. 59 out of 90 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 66%
Rating 8 - Good. 25 out of 90 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 28%
Rating 6 - Okay. 5 out of 90 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 6%
Rating 4 - Poor. 1 out of 90 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 1%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 0 out of 90 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 0%

9.2/10

Cleanliness

9.6/10

Staff & service

8.6/10

Amenities

8.6/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.3/10

Eco-friendliness

Reviews

8/10 Good

Roger

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
People.

10/10 Excellent

Stekoula

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful views. Peaceful atmosphere. Excellent customer service.

8/10 Good

Franklyn, McDonough

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Clean, quiet and friendly staff and service
Stayed 7 nights in Jul 2022

6/10 Okay

bernadette

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Nice quaint hotel. The staff were the best, they were friendly, helpful and make our stay better. The hotel was clean and the view is beautiful. Some of the linen and towels can use some updating. Nice new faucets and sinks in the bathroom but the shower didn’t drain well and the ceiling had a leak in our bathroom. There is a mini fridge and filters water was always available. There was also a kettle and tea bags provided. New television with a lot of available tv stations. The Wi-Fi sucked, and was constantly dropping. It worked well for one day only but the connection dropped frequently. The hotel has a restaurant and the food was really good. The food was Americana and no local food but most days local juices were freshly made. Breakfast was provided daily, the omelettes were great! The hotel has a nice pool however sometimes it may not be available because at times it is rented out for parties. Overall it was good!
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2022

10/10 Excellent

Ammon

Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

10/10 Excellent

Jeremy, Cortland

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
What a place! This small property only has 5 rooms, all with hammocks and balcony space overlooking the sea. Wifi and A/C worked great throughout my stay (though I didn't need to use the a/c very often). Delicious free breakfast and other meals available on request, with menus changed daily based on culinary inclinations of chefs. Special shout out to Tammy and Sabrina for the tender loving care infused in all their delicious meals! Picard beach and several eating options are about a 15 minute walk, though note, the property is high up a steep hill, so not recommended for walking if you're not particularly in shape nor if lugging heavy luggage. Overall, a fantastic stay.
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022

8/10 Good

Klaus

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
pool was great. Very friendly staff. food was mediocre. no sugar or sweetener in room for morning coffee. nobody would answer my phone call about this at 7.00 in the morning. check in was late
Stayed 3 nights in May 2022

8/10 Good

Fabian

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The champs had a spectacular view that you must eat or stay at to view Portsmouth. The chef and hotel staff were all nice and helpful. Able to get us taxi when needed and arrived to get us to and from our destination.
Stayed 6 nights in May 2022

10/10 Excellent

Marion P

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.
Stayed 7 nights in Apr 2022

10/10 Excellent

Timothy

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022