How to Get & Use a Promo Code

How to Get & Use a Promo Code

Hotel The Champs would like to provide you with the best service and best discounts that you will not be able to find anywhere else across the island of Dominica. We are here to serve, pamper and make you happy. 

Click here on this link and a new page with an email to [email protected] will open. In that email the From field already has your email address. And in the body of the email are already the words asking for your Promo Code. Verify that all is fine, and click Send. Shortly after, during our working hours, we will send your Promo Code. As explained in the images below, use this Promo Code and place it in the upper right corner box, when you’re ready to book your desired room nights at unbeatable rates.

How to use your Promo Code

Hotel The Champs will provide you with the best discounted deals with the use of Promo Codes. When you click to book a room you will arrive to the page shown below.

Upon arrival onto this page, check on the upper right corner of your page and click on the date option that is there and choose your date of arrival. Next click in the empty box to the right of the dates and type in the number of days that you would like to stay at our hotel. Now click on the search option to the upper right on the page.

Next, look for the word “ Promo Code “ which is in the upper right side of the page just beneath the image. Type in your Promo Code in the box at the front of the word Promo Code.
The prices of the rooms will now change into the some great discounted prices.

Time to choose your room

It’s now time to make a choice from our three different room types. As your scroll down through our room options, you will see the difference in prices and descriptions so this may just help you to make a choice.

However when you have selected your room, click in the drop down arrow box at the front to state how many rooms of this room type that you would like to book for your stay.

When you have done that you can now click continue to make a better choice of things that you can do while you stay with us.

Additional Extras

Wouldn’t you just love to add more excitement to your stay at The Champs? Well here’s your chance to add as many options as possible.

If you would like to get picked up from the ferry or the airport upon your arrival, then the click on the plus sign, to the right  of the first option which is Airport /Ferry pickup or drop off.

The other options below being Dinner and Drinks, Birdwatching, Horseback riding can also be pre-booked.

 

 

Contact Details

We always need to stay in contact, thats why we need your contact details. Fill out your name  and email address. Ensure that you check this email address frequenlty. 

Ensure to place a working cell phone number in correct  area. We can also try contacting you on your cell phone if  an emergency arises.

With your email address we will be able to send a thank you and welcome email address as soon as you book with us. 

 

 

Card  Details are necessary to guarantee your booking.

 

In order to fully guarantee your booking your card details are necessary. Please choose your card type in the first block. Then in the second block fill in your card number

In the third block fill in the expiration date of your card. In the CVV section enter  the three digit number at the back of your card.

Enter the name that is on your card in the last section which states “Name on Card.”

Click next and now you have your fully confirmed booking with us. Feel free to send us an email if you need any verification . Remember we want to do all in our power to ensure that your stay is an enjoyable , satisfactory and long lasting memorable one. Thanks again

 

 

A Top Hotel & A Top Dive Center

A Top Hotel & A Top Dive Center

Hotel the Champs and Cabrits Dive Center 

join forces to offer top-rated dive packages

The north of Dominica has been buzzing with excitement this year, but it is still somewhat undiscovered as a destination for dive, and travellers are enthusiastic to explore Portsmouth and the north.

Around the hills of the Cabrits National Park, in Douglas Bay and Toucarie Bay you will truly find some of the world’s top dive spots.  

 

Hotel the Champs offers a top-rated personalised accommodation experience across an intimate five-room hotel and has partnered with Dominica’s only PADI 5 Star Rated Dive Centre, Cabrits Dive Center to offer idyllic dive and sleep packages for guests with varying dive experience and vacation wishes.

These dive packages have attracted the attention of specialized dive tour operators and the team from Hotel the Champs and Cabrits Dive Center were requested to conduct some training webinars to their Sales Agents last July.

 

 

 

A large US tour operator has already contracted to sell these dive packages through the 2020/21 season.  All parties are pleased with this partnership and look forward to taking this package model to other tour operators and trade partners and also directly to the visitors.

So, if you are reading this blog post and are interested to find out more, then contact Hotel The Champs or Cabrits Dive Center and ask for the special Dive Package offers.

Here is a nice article to find our more about Cabrits Dive Center and the owners Virginie & Rémi Granger.

 

 

Developing the Art of a Tiny Caribbean Hotel

Developing the Art of a Tiny Caribbean Hotel

On October 1, 2007 Lise and Hans came to live and work in Dominica. They never worked in the hospitality industry, they never formally studied hospitality. But they have stayed in many hotels and visited countless restaurants and bars. And, the last few years before coming to Dominica they were making notes of what they liked and wanted, so in fact they were studying the art of hospitality.

Staying at Hotel The Champs has to be such a good experience that all our guests will tell their family and friends that The Champs is THE place to stay in Dominica.

That was the standard when The Champs opened on Nov 8, 2008, a standard that has worked well for many years. 

We are now writing July 2019. Almost two years after devastating hurricane Maria, after building a new roof, new interiors and beds in the rooms, after rebuilding and expanding the pool, after creating an intimate breakfast-and-dinner restaurant, and while still working on more great facilities.

And at a new level of tourism in Dominica with Secret Bay around the corner, Kempinski opening in October, the “Morocco Hotel” almost ready to start, Anichi under full construction. The 2008 standard is no longer good enough. Now is the time to develop the art of a tiny Caribbean hotel.

Join us in thinking and talking about the “new champs”.

We think that Hotel The Champs is not a typical boutique hotel, although it is much sleeker than a bed and breakfast. There’s an on-site restaurant, though that certainly doesn’t make it a resort.

There is a particular class of tiny hotels in the Caribbean, delightful little places with a handful of rooms, a lunch-and-dinner restaurant and, if you’re lucky, a pool or a beach.

They’re typically under the radar, the sorts of accommodations for seasoned travelers who know what they like, what they need and what they want to avoid. And Lise & Hans want Hotel The Champs to be part of that particular class.

It’s the special experience of Lise and her team offering a mix of Dutch and Caribbean hospitality, always smiling and cheerful, a simple hotel filled with simple pleasures for sophisticated travelers.
That’s precisely what we’re trying to offer at The Champs, perched on the hillside of Picard, overlooking Prince Rupert Bay, on the Nature Island Dominica, still waiting to be discovered.
It’s an hour-long winding drive from the airport over narrow mountain roads, but when you walk through the doorway and see that splendid million-dollar view, you’ll know that is was worth the flight and the drive to get here. This tiny little jewel box of a hotel has just five rooms, all contemporarily appointed with neatly designed wooden interiors and spacious bathrooms. But when you’re here, why would you won’t be spending much time indoors?

Because the top-floor restaurant is worth the trip all by itself, and so is the beautiful pool-deck set above the lush garden with sweeping views of the Caribbean Sea and the hills of the Cabrits. Inviting and comfortable furniture and a crystal-clear little pool.

And yes, there are beaches at walking distance. Coconut Beach, Picard Beach, Purple Turtle Beach, all offer the authentic Reggae & Rasta experience with spicy rum-punches and local Kubuli beer.

And then there are the superior sea view rooms, decorated with local art, and the garden/pool level rooms, the ones that open right out onto the pool and deck, giving you the feeling of your own private balcony on the Picard hillside.

The food is excellent, with The Champs’s always-smiling friendly service and the rooftop tables where you’ll never be bored of consuming the incredible 270 degree view.

Take your time sitting down with your personal concierge Lise who love to help you exploring Dominica’s adventures or the quaint little colonial towns. After your day out come back to Hotel The Champs and end your day on the pool-deck, savoring a colorful cocktail while the sun sinks in the sea painting astonishing colors in the sky. And while the tropical night comes rolling it with all its stars and sounds, you will relax with the joy of knowing you’ve found one of the island’s best-kept secrets.

Come check out the new Hotel The Champs. The days of student-hangout have gone. No more busy bar with shuttle service. Now our 5-star personal service fully focuses on you, the hotel guest, the fill your stay with life long memories to make you feel warm inside when you’re back home in cold wintery weather.

Let us have your comments if you stayed at Hotel The Champs in recent times. Do you think that we are developing the art of a tiny Caribbean hotel? Tell us how we can do even better.

We love to learn.

happy 60th birthday Lise

happy 60th birthday Lise

On Saturday June 29th our proprietor Lise reached her big-six-o and of course that was a good reason to celebrate and to do some other things than just the usual weekend workdays.

We actually started already on Friday by giving ourselves time to get a guided tour of the new Hotel Kempinski which is still under construction. The opening is scheduled for October and it looks like they still have a lot to do but General Manager Michael Schoonewagen feels confident they will be ready in time.

What an impressive 5-star Grand Luxe resort this is going to be. A majestic entry and lobby, sea views all around, 3 restaurants, a conference center, more swimming pools than you can imagine, a fitness and spa complex like you’ve never seen and even the smallest room is bigger and more luxurious than the superior rooms in Hotel The Champs.
Our tour also included all the kitchens, offices, and the spaces “in the back” for the staff. Picture this: a buffet restaurant for the 175 staff that can easily compete with any public restaurant on island :-).

This resort is absolutely going to be a big addition to our island and for those guests who cannot afford the 5-start room rates (they are scary…) The Champs can offer a great alternative:
Book a Superior XL room at The Champs and have some money left to go dine in one of the 3 restaurants of Kempinski or treat yourself to a day in their spa. Our beds and our personalized service will make you feel like a 5-star VIP guest and the perks at Kempinski will complete your vacation of a lifetime. We will be happy to shuttle you up and down.

So back to Lise’s birthday. Friday night we enjoyed dinner prepared by Chef Francis and Tarnita in our own restaurant at Hotel The Champs. Friday night is pizza night but we took one of the alternative dishes, the mussels & shrimps in white wine sauce with a side salad. I just love that sauce. I used one of the shells of the mussels to scoop up the sauce to the very last bit. Delicious.
For the Saturday we had in mind to go “shop” for a new car for Lise and her staff team. The current vehicle has survived hurricane Maria but we never really brought it back in good shape and the engine is giving us challenges so we’re ready for the next one.
Bad luck for us, or is it that we just don’t pay enough attention? We drove to Canefield to find out that Auto Trade is not open for sales in Saturday morning since the hurricane. Well, I tried to check that on Friday using my WhatsApp but I should have made a phone call. So now Lise just had a nice island ride in the sun on the Saturday but no signed deal for a new car. Sorry Lise!

Saturday evening dinner was the “pièce de résistance” of Lise’s birthday. We were going to have dinner in the Zing Zing Restaurant of Secret Bay. What a delicious and relaxing experience.
We were treated by executive chef Grant Lynott and his team to culinary trip around the world with start and finish in Dominican ingredients and flavors that we did not discover in the 12 years we are here on island. Paired with the welcome cocktail, via the excellent wines, to the after dinner drink the taste combinations of food and drinks were heavenly.

So beloved guests staying at Hotel The Champs here is some good news for you: the Zing Zing Restaurant is now open to the public, but be aware, you cannot just walk in. If you’re staying at The Champs and you have something special to celebrate and would like to have dinner or lunch at the Zing Zing, then we can try to make a reservation for you. If they have an opening then you will receive two forms to fill in: one for your credit card and one to inform the kitchen about your food preferences, allergies, dietary requirements etc. Chef Grant wants to be well prepared because this is what he wants to give you: “Indulge in nutrient-rich, colorful and succulent island fare with a personalised dinner program designed by our executive chef himself and delivered fresh in the comfortable surroundings of the beautiful Zing Zing Restaurant.“
Dinner or lunch at Secret Bay is not just eating; it’s a culinary feast for your all your senses and especially for your taste buds.

And the party for Lise’s birthday wasn’t over yet. For Sunday afternoon Lise had invited her island friends to come over for a pot luck pool party. While Lise provided a good start for the drinks and snacks the other guests came with their own favorites to share with all. We cooled in the pool, were lazy at the sun beds, sat in the shade of the big umbrella, and chatted with each other. A great relax until after sunset and time the switch the colorful pool lights on. Our Dominican StayCation guests joined the fun and had a good time like all the others.
Now that our extended pool deck is (almost) ready with small service area, a changing room and toilet and room to move all around at the pool a new facility opens up at The Champs. Dominicans can now come and enjoy our special StayCation offers and see with Lise how to combine that with time at the pool with their friends and family. Hotel guests of course have free access to the pool and get complimentary use of pool towels. Friends can be invited using our new Pool & Restaurant Combo and you can all have a great afternoon at the pool and enjoy the colorful cocktails and savory snacks of The Champs. Life in Dominica keeps getting better and better with Hotel The Champs.

Are you already seeing yourself enjoying a dinner at Secret Bay, a spa treatment at Kempinski, or an afternoon at the pool of Hotel The Champs Check out the links, book a StayCation and allow yourself to live life to the fullest right here in Dominica.

Life Long Memories; What a Treat

Life Long Memories; What a Treat

Not every slogan that is proposed by our marketing team makes it to our website or a brochure. Here’s and example of one that we haven’t used (yet): “Make Life Long Memories; Our Treat”
But although we haven’t used that slogan, this week we got another nice proof that Lise and her team at The Champs do make life long memories and that guests that walk in as strangers leave us as friends for many years to come.
Have a look at this short email that Lise received this week as a reply to our emailing in which we were offering our summer specials.
Dear Lise,
 
Today I saw another email coming through from Hotel The Champs.
My husband and I visited you a few years ago.
What a wonderful experience this was, beautiful location – nature and how hospitable you were.
Delicious food, beautiful boat trip, everything was great.
 
I really enjoyed all the days I’ve been there and every time I see the emails I think back to it with a lot of pleasure.
I wanted to let you know that when your guest(s) are gone, the memories will remain in full force.
 
Thank you for that.
Love and a big kiss,
 
J.
Now, that’s a nice email to receive, isn’t it? It makes your day.
Thank you very much “J.” for your very nice email. It makes us feel very good. Not only because we’re happy that we have been able to give you a life long memory but we know for sure that you represent a lot of other happy guests who have stayed at Hotel The Champs and who are aware that they received our special treat that we love to give:
Life Long Memories.
Cheers!

Hike to and Picknick at Syndicate (Milton) Falls:

Hike to and Picknick at Syndicate (Milton) Falls:

You walk about 10 minutes before you reach the river, there you have to cross the river 4 times.  Hans crossing the river to be able to follow the path that leads to the waterfall. 

Here you can sit and relax, enjoy your pick-nick or and take a swim in the pool. You can stay as long as you want.
You take the same route back to your car or taxi.

Hotel The Champs – the best sleep on the islands most comfy beds

Hotel The Champs – the best sleep on the islands most comfy beds

Behold the rise of Dominica’s largest and most comfortable King and Queen beds, at Hotel The Champs. The proprietors were inspired to get these new beds after traveling to Barcelona earlier in 2018. A king-size bed is always the ideal option for lots of different reasons. Our entire point of filling our rooms with brand new XL king and queen-size beds and mattresses is for luxury and relaxation. Visitors will be surprised by how much comfort can be derived from those extra inches of beds being the biggest and most comfortable outshining all other hotels across the island.
The sizes of these king-size mattress will be great for couples and persons with children, as it provides enough room for family snuggle sessions. King-size beds are ideal for starfish sleepers and we intend to give the best sleep and rest on the entire island. We always prioritize our guests when we shop. More room to sleep means that our clients will enjoy some restful sleep moments. Our new beds will lessen tossing, turning and night waking.
Bigger is always better and hotel the champs always intends to give the best. Book Direct now to enjoy the most comfortable sleep in Dominica’s top hotel. Think high quality and book a Superior Room today to get the most comfort, where you’ll get support in all the right places on a King Bed.