I got upgraded to a large upper floor balcony room. great bed, fluffy pillows, quiet and clean room. I enjoyed waking up to a light-filled room and the working space in the veranda. And great Haitian art collection.
Hotel Florita is a beautiful, historic hotel in a great location. We really enjoyed our stay. The staff was friendly and accommodating. Our room was comfortable. We ate at the restaurant two nights. The food was fine- nothing super special but worth it for the convenience. Breakfast of bread, fruit, coffee, and juice is included. The only bummer was that the pool was out of service during our stay. Overall, I would definitely recommend the Florita!
Florita is an absolute beauty and you get the feel of living in an open museum. The bar/restaurant is the heart of the hotel, you find lots of interesting painting, and installations probably dating back to the time before Florita became a hotel (1888). The rooms are nice and clean, the staff is friendly and welcoming and the Wifi works well. Some of the cheaper rooms are located close to the street with some noise. You eat well at Hotel Florita. The menu card is simple, and prices are at the higher end in Haiti (660 gds). The included breakfast is fine, especially if you add an omelet for 200 gds to it.
I visited the Florita with a large group of American student-consultants after spending 6 days in Port-au-Prince. Hands down it was a great experience. The hotel has a convenient location downtown...it was quiet and comfortable with lots of shops and several cafes nearby. And the fact that it occupies an old coffee storehouse makes it very unique and charming. The downstairs bar/lounge area is large and comfortable with great Wifi. The staff did everything they could to make our stay enjoyable (even helping to arrange transport to Bassin Bleu for our large group). There is the waterfront nearby (new promenade along it makes for nice waking) and a beach is present, although you really wouldn't swim there. Better to take a day trip out of town for a beach visit. Overall, I couldn't have asked for a more relaxed visit. Thank you Florita!
I had a great time at the Florita. The food is very good, the bartender makes good drinks at a fair price, and the WIFI in the lobby worked well. It is located in a nice centralized place near the boardwalk. I also loved the breakfast. We had mini bananas, bread, coffee, and various kinds of jams like tamarind and pineapple. The bedrooms are comparable to other places I stayed in Haiti. Stayed March 2016, travelled with friends.
The staff was so friendly and always smiling and the hotel owner would greet us whenever he was downstairs! Was traveling with a group of 12 students so expected meals to be difficult but the staff did an excellent job of serving food at breakfast everyday. The hotel itself was beautiful with so many paintings and the rooms were very majestic. If I am in Jacmel again I will be staying here for sure!
We found this hotel to be close to the new boardwalk along the bay in Jacmel, close to many artisans (Charlotte is right down the street). and we were able to walk to the center of town. We had a large room with a king bed with a fan and mosquito netting. The bathroom was adequate and there was hot water. There was a standing fan but no overhead fan. The continental breakfast was delightful with croissants, hot coffee or tea and a fruit platter. The restaurant served food piping hot. The managing director was very helpful and even took us to the bus stop. The rest of the staff were not as helpful or friendly.
A friend and I spent two nights at the Florita earlier this month. We have both traveled to Haiti numerous times, but had never visited Jacmel. Although some of our Haitian friends had advised us to stay at a newer hotel, I am very glad that we stayed at the Florita. The architecture, artwork, and atmosphere are unique, and the service was top-notch. We had a room with a balcony at the front of the hotel, and although the upcoming elections meant that there was a fair amount of noise in the street at night, the hotel itself was quiet and comfortable. The breakfast (included with the room) was typically Haitian (no cold spaghetti, but fresh bread, fresh fruit, peanut butter and preserves, juice and great Haitian coffee) and the dinner we ate there was excellent. The staff were very helpful, providing advice about shops in the area and arranging transportation for us to Bassin Bleu (not to be missed!). It is an older hotel, so it's probably not for the timid traveler (no deadbolts on the door, no air conditioning), but for someone who wants to really experience Haiti, it is the perfect place to stay. I loved it!
We tried several times to contact the hotel via email, but never got a response. The manager offered to drive us to the bus station, sparing us the moto trip with luggage...a really nice gesture. Another employee made a phone call for us to reserve a bus trip for later in thr week. Breakfast was great, but we weren't there long enough to have another meal. We took advantage of the lovely dining area to do email, though.
Room was nice and had balcony. Staff friendly and helpful.
The cheaper rooms don't have any natural light, but are still spacious and airy. A lot more mosquitoes than Port-au-Prince! (But all the beds have netting) Sensational old colonial coffee mansion converted into a great hotel with just the right combination of alluring decay and clean comfort. Fantastic and atmospheric bar. Natural meeting point and base for exploring Jacmel. Very reliable and competent staff. Lots of fun.
Everything was great! Charming staff and historical site. Great food too!!
No WiFi in bedrooms, erratic WiFi in restaurant and lounge. Old fashioned style, a kind of time travel... Loved the bedrooms with their large beds and mosquito nets. Food was good and staff friendly
The staff were extremely supportive, friendly, and accommodating. They went above and beyond to ensure we had great service and everything we needed.
The hotel florita is absolutely beautiful. I love how they have preserved the building and incorporated local artwork. The only drawback was not having A/C in my room, but I was aware of that going in and would still prefer to stay here than at a generic hotel that offered A/C. The staff were incredibly pleasant and helpful when I needed something. The cocktails were delicious and made to order - the best rum sour I've had while in Haiti. And breakfast the next morning was simple but delicious: strong coffee, freshly squeeze orange juice, ripe cut mango, homemade preserves, and hot crispy toast. The art district is beautiful and everything is in walking distance. I will definitely be staying here on my next visit to Jacmel.
I love old buildings with character so of course I love the Hotel Florita. The rooms have fans, mosquito nets and the shower has hot water. The hotel is located on Rue du Commercial right in the middle of town with a nice bar & restaurant, art gallery, cafe next door, ATM around the corner. The staff are all helpful. I organised a trip to beautiful Bassin Bleu & also arranged a t/f from PAP.
From the wonderful staff to the wonderful location, staying at the beautiful Hotel Florita is like living in a Graham Greene novel come to life, complete with strong coffee and wonderful characters. I cannot wait to return. It is within easy walking distance to everything and the employees can assist you with whatever you desire.
Historic hotel full of charm. Friendly staff, nice breakfast, and great location close to art galleries. No a/c but fan in room worked just fine for us. Was some traffic noise from street.
A friend and I spent two nights at the Florita in early August. We've both spent time in Haiti but had never visited Jacmel and had never really been "tourists." We enjoyed it immensely. The hotel is an older building, and the architecture is amazing. The room was small, but comfortable; the only thing it needed to make it perfect was another small chair . . . the mosquito nets on the beds made it difficult to sit on them. The balcony was great! We ate in the hotel's restaurant both mornings, and the breakfast was good -- bread, peanut butter, preserves, fruit, juice, and wonderful coffee. We also ate dinner there one night and the food was excellent -- a little more expensive than some of the local cafes, but well worth the price (and much less expensive than a comparable meal would cost in the states). The hotel staff was very helpful -- the arranged transportation to Bassin Bleu for us -- and answered any questions we had about the neighborhood and the city in general. We had been advised to stay in a more modern hotel in a different part of town, but I am very glad we stayed at the Florita. I look forward to going back!
I love this hotel. It's beautiful and magical with above par service and great food. It's a great escape for tranquility and inspiration. I can't wait to go back.
Pros: Excellent location. And the history of hotel and city is very interesting. Good wi-fi. Cons: The staff fulfilled our requests when asked, but they didn't go out of their way to be helpful or accommodating. Location: Excellent location to walk around town. Jacmel is such an interesting city. Nearby Bassin Bleu is a must see! Raymond Beach is popular w/locals. We chose Hotel Florita based on online reviews and historic appeal. This aspect of the hotel did not disappoint. The hotel is in the heart of the old section of Jacmel and we were able to walk around the historic section easily and without any problems. Hotel Florita was built is 1888 and much of it is original. That alone makes it an interesting place to stay. The room was clean and the beds were moderately comfortable. NOTE: however they have a TON of mosquitoes and we were feasted on at night. Bug spray is a must! A simple breakfast (fruit, bread, coffee and juice) was included and was plenty filling. There is no air-conditioning but fans are provided.