A wonderful blog post about Zandoli Inn, and the island, after the storm: Dominica: After Storm Erika from March 2016.
Zandoli Inn has made the Top 10: the best affordable hotels in the Caribbean list from The Telegraph, July 2015
Judy Bastyra in the LIAT magazine: “Feeling tired after my day's adventuring I head to Zandoli Inn. With just five immaculately kept bedrooms, Zandoli, which is owned and run by a mother and daughter team has an informal and friendly atmosphere, a world away from faceless hotel chains. A delicious dinner is served at 7pm and, dining at a large table with the other guests, I couldn't feel more at home, especially after one or two of Jen's knee-weakening watermelon daiquiris.” LIAT ZiNGMag, 2012
“... Zandoli Inn... built on a cliff top in Stowe, the cultural capital of Dominica. Dining at Zandoli, you get the feeling you are attending an intimate dinner party.” Food and Travel Magazine, December 2011
“A villa-style hotel built on a clifftop, it has majestic views across the ocean and a stairway down to the sea where you can snorkel or sunbathe on giant volcanic boulders.” CN Traveller, April 2000
“It’s hard to imagine a more captivating location than the one enjoyed by Zandoli Inn... what's even better... it has outstanding food, good wine, and a relaxed, convivial atmosphere.” National Geographic’s Adventure Magazine, February 2000
Adventuring South Blog: a tour of Zandoli Inn with pictures, March, 2011.
Caribbean Travel + Life: Trip Savvy - The Emerald Isle of the Windwards, December 2008
Chicago Tribune Travel Section: Dominica offers an ecological escape from the everyday. On Dominica, beaches are an afterthought. June 2008
The Guardian (UK) Travel Section: Five Best Affordable Caribbean Escapes, November 11, 2007
Wanderlust: Five Eco Retreats in Dominica, February 2007
February 2012: The accepted wisdom we'd picked up is that Jenn is a great cook. When we arrived we found this is a pretty serious understatement. Jenn is a passionate chef who has had her own restaurant, and it really shines through in the consistently delicious food. A – England
September 2011: Une Guest House fantastique. Très bien située pour découvrir le Sud et l'Est de l'ile. La propriétaire est d'une gentillesse incroyable et ses conseils très utiles. Les chambres sont impécables et la vue face à la mer est exceptionnelle. Le lieu est emprint de sérénité et vraiment très agréable. En plus la cuisine est excellente. N – France
November 2009: ….you must check our the snorkeling here. My wife saw 2 large Eagle rays in about 30’ of water. There is a red lipped Blenny that lives on the large rock that you step onto to enter the water. He is territorial and should be there feeding on the algae when you look left facing the shore – in only 2’ or 3’ of water. Great stay! J & A – Savannah, GA, USA
September 2009: This is the paradise one never imagines actually experiencing. Our room was perfect and it was exceptional to sleep with all the windows and doors open. P + N - France
July 2009: The room was beautiful – best nights of sleep ever – open windows, breeze, listening to birds in the morning. Also a great location for visiting various beaches – Champagne is my favourite. The food here is brilliant and we’ve had a great time. M + T - U.K.
June 2009: Tremendous, thank-you! The food is so fresh that it “sings” and the headland views are hypnotic. Watching the catch arrive at Fond St. Jean was a highlight. The homemade ice cream and plantaine in ginger are etched in my memory. D + H - U.K.
May 2009: Great swim yesterday, during a break from the rain, in ‘Zandoli Bay’. Even in paradise, a little rain must fall. See you next year.
D + J – L.A., CA, USA
April 2009: Just one word: “we’ll be back”! Thanks for everything. Pure luxury here at this place and lots of fun with Linda and Staff and dogs. Paradise in paradise. C & L – (outside Zurich) Switzerland
March 2009: By far the nicest place we stayed in Dominica. Amazing architecture, beautiful colors, clean beyond compare, excellent food, awesome staff. Snorkeling was great. I relaxed. We shall return. MC + JP - Washington, DC, USA
February 2009: You’ve given us a beautiful time at Zandoli. Having such a relaxing place to be made our time on Dominica that much more enjoyable. Your staff was warm and caring. We loved it. T + J - Long Island, NY, USA
January 2009: Wow, what a great stay we’ve had! The food has been wholesome and always delicious, the hospitality has been generous and genuine and we’ve had such a relaxing and enjoyable time we couldn’t recommend it highly enough. Thanks so much Linda and Staff…
R + L – London, U.K.
December 2008: An extraordinary view and superb hospitality. We leave refreshed and relaxed and pampered by your wonderful staff. I also intend to make millins by marketing the “Whippet” cocktail worldwide. I promise to thank Linda on the label! Thanks again – we had a wonderful stay. R & A, Washington, DC, USA
November 2008: I’m not staying anywhere else. A great week. RC – U.K.
Super place, super time here. See you soon – if I can get away from Mabouche. JC – U.K.
October 2008: Many thanks to all for a tranquil and restorative few days, absolutely perfect. C. Leeds, U.K.
September 2008: A magical place – four days in paradise…and the food! Many thanks to everyone here for making our holiday so wonderful.
B & L, Barbados
August 2008: What an ideal place for a honeymoon! We got plenty of adventures during the day, and we got to come home to a bit of personal paradise each evening. We’ll miss the wonderful views, fantastic staff and alluring rum punch. We hope to return soon!
M & M – L.A., CA, USA.
July 2008: Thank you so much for a fabulous time! A peaceful haven from the stress of the world. We have been married for 25 years and this has given us a second honeymoon. B & K – Bristol, U.K.
June 2008: What a lovely place! The staff is lovely, the food excellent, the views magnificent. Thank you all! M.A. Cheshire, England
May 2008: Zandoli Inn is a corner of paradise perfumed with Ylang-Ylang. Merci beaucoup, S.S. France
April 2008: Thank you for the wonderful hosting. Your property is beautiful and the dinner was fantastic. L.V. Chicago, Ill. USA
March 2008: Back for the third time. Still paradise. R&C. Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada
February 2008: ....our fantastic stay at Zandoli Inn. We have enjoyed every second of our stay on Dominica?we have met some wonderful people and seen some natural sights beyond compare. The day will not come soon enough when we can return to continue the adventure. A&J. Newbury, U.K.
January 2008: Perfect! Stunning location and views. We greatly enjoyed our visit, it was perfect relaxation. We admired the way the ?estate? is kept up for visitors to stroll around. The Inn is immaculately kept and the staff are so very friendly and welcoming. Food was wonderful ?we?ll be back. D & J R. Ewen, Gloucestershire, U.K.
December 2007: Thank you for the incredible welcome and hospitality, not to mention the phenomenal site, views, garden, design, architecture, color sense and overall jeng shui. This surpassed everything I had dreamed of clicking on the internet. J.B. Boston, Mass. USA
November 2007: What can I say? It very rarely happens the moment you enter it feels just right and it stays that way. We shall certainly be back. C. & J.K. St. Maarten, Netherland Antilles
May 2007: Thank you for letting us experience your piece of paradise here on Dominica. The view, food, snorkeling and hiking were just exquisite. We are returning home feeling rejuvenated, relaxed and inspired. S & V B, Maine, USA
April 2007: Just when our stress levels were reaching new highs, we came on vacation to Dominica, and found the paradise that is Zandoli! Thanks to all for your wonderful care. We hope to see you again next spring. A & D H Lynch Station, Virginia USA
March 2007 Zandoli is a combination of luxury, relaxation and a perfect setting on this beautiful coast. The staff made us so welcome. Thanks for making our final stop in Dominica just brilliant. J & K C, Oxford UK
February 2007: At a time when so much travel has been reduced to a formula, Dominica and your Zandoli is a breath of fresh air and all I ever look for off the beaten track. One week is never enough, but plenty to make us long to come back. Superlatives do not suffice. We were suspended in time in your slice of paradise …. L & E, B & E, Connecticut USA
January 2007: All these comments, while uplifting individually, are sickening in aggregate. And they’re hard to top. So all I can say is thanks a million, lad, you’re a barrel of laffs. JW Long Island, New York USA
December 2006: We have had a whole year after getting married of traveling the world and staying here and experiencing Dominica is one of the best things we’ve done... how friendly everyone is on this island. J & D, Tasmania/Melbourne, Australia
November 2006: Stunning everything, thank you so much. A wonderful holiday in the most beautiful setting. B & P S, London UK
May 2006: It was so nice to come home again to the family and familiarity of Zandoli. This year Perdu Temps (Waste of Time) and don’t let the guidebooks fool you – you cross the river 16 times…a recovery day swimming in the ocean (below Zandoli) where we were spared from monsters. All too short a stay … thanks for everything including the best food ….cocoa tea etc. DC & JB, Los LA California, USA
April 2006: Such a wonderful, comfortable and relaxing haven in this mad mad world. M & G, Aberdeen, Scotland
March 2006: Wonderful time here at Zandoli – staff, host and company was a pleasure. One of the nicest places we’ve stayed and what a view. Thank you. KL, Vermont USA
February 2006: We hate to leave! H & B, Connecticut USA