If you are an animal lover or an animal rights activists, stay away from this place. Caged birds, rabbits, turkeys and doves will turn you off. a roosters crows each and every morning at 3AM, as well. stray pups and dogs are a bit reserved. also, make sure that you speak french and/or creole. my english and spanish weren't enough, so mere communication with the staff was done through sign language. free breakfast consisted of cold, weak coffee and fairly good jam on top of bread or sometimes toast. the dinners were occasionally tasty, as well. get a unit with air conditioning even if you have to pay more. an air circulator will cause you to get terrible nasal congestion and if it isn't utilized, it will be hot inside of the cabin. don't leave the room's door open, either, or the place will be filled with mosquitos that will bight you like crazy! flies are also abundant, many times in the cabin as well as at the restaurant. i found a huge waterbug in the bathroom and it ran under the bed. the view of the trees and the mountains is rustic, though, indeed, and the cabins are physically attractive and pleasing to the eye, at least. bordering the area is an affluent enclave where anyone can take walks up long hills safetly. ex-pats and all types of characters from the UN frequent the bar at night. plus, there's a pool table and compa music. make sure you bring a bottle of mosquito spray with you that isn't confiscated by customs, because it costs a fortune at the local stores.
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I highly recommend the bungalows at Lakou Breda to travelers who yearn for authentic Haitian hospitality. The food at the restaurant is tasty, and the staff will give you tips on speaking Creole. The wait staff speaks French, and the manager French and English. The larger Breda property includes long-term rentals to a friendly, eclectic community of Haitians and expats, and I had a very pleasant and relaxing stay.
The best parts:
-Helpful, friendly staff
-Occasional musical events at the Breda pavillion
-Lots of trees and shade
Lakou Breda is located smack dab on a verdant hill overlooking the surrounding area of Cap Haitian, with nice hiking a short stroll away. Do not expect the colonial architecture of downtown, but a 10-15 minute ride will get you to the hustle and bustle of central Cap. Electricity was consistent with only a few short lapses, and staff are always available to provide recommendations and assistance.