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- Maida - January 2011
How are you all???? I had to tell you what a wonderful time we
experienced staying with you at Comfortel. Your generosity of time and
spirit were unbelievable. How you go on day after day with all the
different personalities you encounter – all the challenges you face
running a business on the island – how you do what you do and remain
kind, thoughtful and sane is amazing! Your presence on that island is a
gift to all who are fortunate enough to experience it.
I will keep you posted as to when we will be coming down again.
My Love & Hugs to you and everyone there.
- Amy, Harvey, Jessica and Kim - January 2011
Dear Lise and Hans,
Just wanted to thank you both for your wonderful hospitality and advice during our stay at Comfortel De Champ.
hotel was a breath of fresh air with all the comforts of home in the
Caribbean. Annie is a wonderful cook and the views from the hill were
We will certainly see you in April 2012 upon our return to Dominica. Please have our room ready upstairs this time!
Thanks again and if you are ever in New York we would love to return the hospitality to you and Hans.
Amy, Harvey, Jessica and Kim
Woodbury, New York
- Rob & Patti - January 2011
Good day Lies and Hans
Really enjoyed our time with you folks over New Years - great way to
bring in 2011.
Rob and Patti
- Brian - December 2010
Dear Hans and Lies,
I'm back in New York City, and just wanted to drop you a note to once
what a fabulous time I had at De Champ - it was without a doubt the
I stayed during my visit to Dominica. Also Hans, thanks again for
me to Cabrits and for helping with the rental car.
If anyone I know ever takes a trip to Dominica in the future, I'll be
recommend De Champ.
P.S. Happy New Year!
- Patrick & Ute - February 2010
Hallo Lise und Hans,
wir sind wieder gut in Deutschland angekommen und der Alltag hat uns
Es wäre schön, wenn wir uns mal kurz am Wochenende nach Dominica
Wir haben den Urlaub sehr genossen und in euren Apartments und mit
eurer freundlichen Betreuung wunderbar gewohnt. Vielen Dank und
hoffentlich bis bald.
Patrick und Ute
- Katrin & Andy - October 2009
Dear Lies and Hans
So let me tell you that we really enjoyed Dominica stayin' in your
home. We really appreciate.
Andy has still some EC-Dollars and he said, he will get a drink next
time at the airport in Dominica.. so I guess he will also come again.
Me you will see sooner or later again anyway!
All the best to you and take good care on the nature isle!
BIG HUG Katrin with Andy
- Patty & Frank - October 2009
Frank and I really had a nice time staying at De Champ. You and Hans
certainly do a great job. We were very lucky to find the best place to
stay in Dominica!!!!!! We thoughly enjoyed our room and our stay. I was
so happy our flight was delayed and we were able to stay an extra 2
Hope things are going well for you and Hans.
Keep looking out for my boy!!!
Patty & Frank
- Deborah - September 2009
Loved, loved, loved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the video!!! I'm so happy and
thankful to GOD for the road!!! So, so thrilled for you----what a
tremendous improvement for your lives and others.
Loved seeing my girl (Briana) and all the crew---both of you too.
Truly, I am so glad you guys are there, as a buffer for all the Ross
kids, in a difficult time. You're great. Give my love to sweet
Lindsay---loved seeing the happy pics with her too.
Take care of yourselves----don't work so hard!!! Love to you, Deb
- Linda - September 2009
Dear Hans and Lise,
I had a wonderful time in Dominica. You are wonderful hosts and I can't
say enough wonderful things about you both, the hotel and the entire
stay. I look forward to seeing you again in March.
PS. The Bello coffee I brought home isn't nearly as good as yours!
- Dale & Tina - September 2009
Hey Lise! We had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Thanks again for the hospitality and making a memory for us.
Dale / Tina
- FX et Marie - August 2009
Bonsoir Lise et Hans,
Nous sommes bien rentrés à Marie Galante et nous vous remercions
beaucoup pour votre accueil. Nous avons passé de très bons moments chez
vous et à la Dominique. Je comprends mieux pourquoi vous vous êtes
installés à Portsmouth...
D'autre part, des amis à nous vont certainement vous contacter pour
venir en Dominique.
- Raskin family - August 2009
Hi Lise and Hans,
Thank you very much for taking care of us.
It was wonderful, unforgettable time.
- Cliff and Lesley - July 2009
Thanks for everything! We had a wonderful trip!! I'm so glad we decided
to stay at the De Champ!
Cliff and Lesley
- Accomodation of the Year 2009 - June 2009
Here are some of the reactions we received on winning the Award "Accomodation
of the Year 2009" in Dominica:
>> Congrats - we had a wonderful stay with you and totally
understand why you won the accommodation award.
>> C o n g r a t u l a t i o n s !!!! We thank you again for your
hospitality and simpaty. Ciao to both of you.
>> Gefeliciteerd jongens, zo hoort het!
>> Dear Mr. & Mrs. Schilders: Congratulations!!! What a
wonderful news that the Comfortel de Champ win the award for the best
hotel of the year. You must be very excited.
>> Wat een erkenning! G E F E L I C I T E E R D
Dit betekent dat jullie het echt goed doen (dat wist ik allang, maar
wist de rest dat ook?), en dat jullie harde werken beloond wordt.
>> CONGRATULATIONS on the award! You guys totally deserve it,
everyone knows you guys have the best hotel/bar on the island, and now
it's official! In fact, we stayed at the Ritz a few weeks ago, and
Comfortel de Champ is better than the Ritz too!
>> GEWELDIG! Proficiat met de award! Eigenlijk had ik niet anders
verwacht van twee van die noeste werkers. Dit is weer Hollands glorie
>> Hans & Lise, Congratulations you sure deserve the award.
You were so great and we loved staying with you.
>> Let me add my voice to the chorus of congratulations on this
prestigious award. It couldn’t have been given to a more deserving
business. You both work extremely hard all the time and yet continue to
be happy hosts with pleasing smiles!!
>> Congratulations!! You guys do a great job and deserve it.
>> Hi Hans and Lise, I know how conscientious, enthusiastic and
committed to success you both are, so it is no surprise to me that you
got this award. And that is before we start on your endearing
personalities which must have warmed the hearts of the local community.
- Amelia, Mike and Evan - May 2009
Dear Lies & Hans,
We arrived home @ noon today, Sunday...
I must again thank the both of you, as well as your kind staff, from
the bottom of my heart for showing us what Dominica is all about. So
much beauty, in both the country and the people..
We work hard to reward ourselves on vacation - and you made us feel so
invited and took care of all of our needs...Looking forward to our
return in the future.
Amelia, Mike and Evan Denoux
- Webzine Undercurrent - April 2009
Cabo, Cozumel, Dominica, Naples - Undercurrent,
Comfortel De Champ, Dominica.
If you're looking for a new place to stay while diving in Dominica, C.
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- Jan Koens - April 2009
Hoi Lies en Hans,
De vakantie zit er weer op. We hebben een erg leuke en mooie vakantie
gehad. Een mooie tijd om op terug te kijken.
We willen jullie toch nog een keertje extra bedanken voor jullie
gastvrijheid. We voelden ons onmiddelijk thuis bij jullie. Als er
mensen zijn die de echte betekenis van het woord gastvrijheid kennen
dan zijn jullie dat wel!
Nogmaals bedankt en we zullen jullie site regelmatig blijven bekijken
zodat we een beetje op de hoogte blijven hoe het met jullie gaat.
Wie weet komen we ooit nog eens terug naar Dominica, er is nog genoeg
Jan, Esther, Roel en Mark
- Simon - April 2009
Thank you for having me at such short notice and for such a tasty
You have an excellent establishment. I am enjoying my stay and it is
making my unplanned night in DOM quite restful.
Director of International Operations
--- International Inc
- Wim & Dorethy - March 2009
Lieve Hans en Lies,
Wat een fantastisch eiland, wat een heerlijk hotel, wat een schitterend
uitzicht en over het weer niets dan goeds. Zelfs de muggen vielen mee.
Jullie begrijpen dat wij zeer zeker terugkomen om bij te houden hoe het
jullie vergaat. We hebben intens genoten en willen jullie daarvoor heel
We hebben de week ervaren als een echt familiebezoek. Ondanks de drukke
werkzaamheden die het hotel en de bar met zich mee brengen, hebben
jullie tijd gevonden om ons Dominica te laten zien. Een eiland om
verliefd op te worden.
We kunnen iedereen de reis, die niet mis is, aanraden. Het is de moeite
Het was voor ons erg gezellig om samen met je ouders deze reis te
ondernemen. Onvoorstelbaar zoals deze vrolijke, enthousiaste mensen
alles hebben mee mogen maken. We doen dit graag een volgende keer weer.
Lies en Hans, heel veel succes en we komen terug, dat hebben we beloofd.
Wim en Doortje
- Sue & Mike - February 2009
Dear Lies & Hans,
Thank you so much for sending this short video. It was so lovely to be
reminded of a really special evening – Mike and my first evening in
Dominica and how fitting it should be on Valentines Day because we
really did fall in love with the island.
We both want to thank you very much for your hospitality, you were
truly fantastic, not just for your great hotel and magnificent
breakfasts but for your stoicism on the constant drive up and down that
hill – I hope the finance has at last been approved and you can get a
bit of tarmac down in time for our next visit.
Please pass on our thanks and best wishes to Ike (the best of rum
punches) and Lindsay (for more enthusiasm than one person should have).
We had a brilliant time and that was largely down to you, your staff
and Cabrits Dive Centre – what a great bunch of people.
Thanks again, I will keep in touch and will recommend you to any likely
visitor to Dominica.
Lots of love,
Sue & Mike xxxx
- Vernon - October 2008
This is a our second trip to Dominica.
On our repeat visit to Portsmouth ,we stayed at a new
B&B/Guesthouse named Comfortel de Champ - owned by an ex-pat Dutch
couple we met diving last year. Great facility with a killer view of
Portsmouth harbor. Air con,ceiling fans, well stocked refrigerator,
great new bathroom, great cooked to order breakfast, "eco friendly"
operation, great Spanish wines by the glass and friendly Dominica
knowledgable hosts. They have chosen to live here, traveled as tourists
in the country, and it shows they love their newly adopted country.
They are presently completing a new bar and hot tub as an extra
addition for their guests.
Last visit was in November - we went this time in early October. It is
the rainy season and one day we chose not to dive because of storms
including storm including lightening. It rains in buckets. I guess it's
the reason this island is so incredibly green. Lunch and dinner are on
your own. We had the best and cheapest meal at "Iguana" a seaside shack
owned by rastas. No meat but great seafood (including grilled lobster),
pasta and vegetables. We also ate at the Purple Turtle, Blue Bay ,
Tomato , Strawberry and the local "foodstalls" near the US based
medical school - Ross University.
Diving: Helen and Peter ,the owners of Cabrits are passionate about
quality service for their clients. That attitude works down to the
staff and crew. Cabrits owns 3 dive boats (although we heard one was
damaged severely after we left by the backwash of Omar). John, Evan and
Fabian are careful and attentive divemasters. They do their best to
point out interesting critters, unique format! ions and sea life to
make the diving enjoyable for what ever level of dive experience you
have. Portsmouth does not have the walls of the South but the sea bed
is alive with sponges,tropical fish of every kind (including an
electric ray and flying gunard), turtles, squid,eels (including the
snake eel) and invertbrates. We even did a small "ship wreck". Pole to
Pole is still our favoritr dive - in spite of the viz being lower
because of rain. The underwater scene is equal to the above water.
Between dives Helen even sends her famous English tea (milk and sugar)
and "biscuits". Very elegant and classy.
Dominica deserves the title "Nature Island" and it would be missing a
substantial portion of Dominica's underwater wonders to dive only in
C.Vernon Hartline , Jr.
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6688 N. Central Expressway
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- Gwen - July 2008
Thanks kindly Hans. I really enjoyed my stay at Comfortel de Champ. You
and Lies are doing an amazing job of completing your project, despite
various local challenges. I admire your organizational talents and
persistent good cheer.
I feel especially privileged to have been one of your first guests.
Thank you for giving me that honour.
Be assured that I will spread the word in glowing terms about your
beautiful hotel with its attentive service.
Comfortel De Champ
Hans Schilders & Lise van de Kamp
P.O. Box 731, Roseau
Commonwealth of Dominica
Tel +1 767 275 3710 / 275 3660
skype-names: liesvdkamp -or- hans_schilders