Review Detail

Castle Comfort Lodge
Overall rating 
Level of service 


Although many people like this hotel very much, it should be noted that it is a very bare-bones place. The rooms have no amenities, not even a plug to put a razor in in the bathroom, shower heads that go from cold to hot and back in the twinkling of an eye, no Kleenex, no hairdryers, very hard beds and slippery tile floors. The breakfasts are good (and the breakfast ladies very sweet and helpful), but the rest of the food is mediocre at best with very little choice. We found two better restaurants in Roseau: Le Bistrot and Old Stone café. The hotel is perched on the edge of a busy two-lane road that is noisy at night. It is nearly impossible to walk along the road since it is very narrow and the traffic comes at you from what seems to us the wrong side of the street (as in England). The best snorkeling is at a place called Champagne Bubbles, which is a ten-fifteen minute cab ride from the hotel. Once you get there you have to walk a long way over small, volcanic boulders to get to the entry to the water. The going is rough. Also, since it is the best snorkeling in the area it gets overrun with people from the cruise ships who don't know what they're doing. The island boasts many beautiful waterfalls, but only a few of them are fairly easily reached from the Roseau area. Many are long cab rides away.

In short, I would recommend this hotel only for serious divers who are not concerned with niceties.

Was this review helpful to you?