The Hotel Mont Joli is located in the citiy of Cap Haitien, situated on the Northern coast of the island of Haiti.
Mont Joli Hotel in Cap-Haitien is strategically located and can be easily accessible by almost all modes of transport. You can site the hotel near the city center. You can make this hotel as the base and move around the place. At the close proximity to the hotel, you can find a number of shopping center as well as entertainment venues. It is because of the convenient location that this hotel is favorite among the tourists visiting this place.
Accommodation in Mont Joli
To meet the needs and the budget of the guests, Mont Joli Hotel at Cap-Haitien offers well appointed rooms. The rooms are comfortable and spacious. Proper maintenance and cleaning are done to make the stay a relaxing one. Choose from the wide range of accommodation option provided by the hotel. The rooms are tastefully decorated and furnished with all modern amenities. The facilities that are incorporated in the rooms include the following:
* Room service
* Private bathroom
Dining in Mont Joli
To stimulate the taste buds, you can step in to the dining hall of the Mont Joli. Here, you can relish some mouth watering and delectable regional as well as international cuisines. The ambiance of the restaurant is warm and cozy. Food prepared by the master chefs are simply lip smacking. Choose from the various delectable delicacies enlisted in the menu cards.
Health and Recreation at Mont Joli
Being one of the major Cap-Haitien Hotels, this Accommodation in Cap-Haitien provides a number of recreation and fitness facilities. You can visit various tourist attractions near the hotel and make your stay a worthwhile experience.
Other Facilities and Services in Mont Joli
In addition to all these facilities and services, Mont Joli offers other facilities like parking, reception, laundry facilities and tour desk. Credit cards are accepted at the hotel. You can expect warm hospitality and modern facilities at the hotel.
Hotel Mont Joli used to be the family Home of the Bussenius family. Walter Bussenius moved to Cap-Haitian with his family in 1940. As an engineer he supervised the construction of the domes of Cap-Haitian’s Cathedral. The MontJoli was the family’s home.
In 1954, his wife Yvette “ManBo” Bussenius, turned the family’s residence into a bed and breakfast with 6 rooms. Her son Walter Bussenius joined her in the early 70’s and with his wife Marie-Christine; grows the Hotel to 42 rooms. In 2003, Nicolas Bussenius, Walter’s son, becomes the third generation owner of the Hotel…
After more than a half of a century in Cap-Haitian, the Hotel continues to grow and deliver the same level of personalized and courteous services that were offered when it first opened in 1954.
Join us! As the story continues…..!
An exterior view of the original family home/hotel in the 1940s.
The family home/hotel interior in the 1940s.
The founders of Hotel Mont Joli, Yvette “ManBo” Bussenius (left) and Walter Bussenius (right).
The founder’s son, Walter Bussenius (right) and his wife Marie-Christine (left) from the 1970s.
Walter Bussenius (left) and his son Nicolas Bussenius (right) as a toddler.
Nicolas Bussenius, the third generation owner of the Hotel.
Located on the North Atlantic coast, Cap-Haitien is the second city of the Republic of Haiti in terms of population. It is now known for its colonial architecture and historical monuments in the surroundings : the “Palais Sans-Souci” and the “Citadelle Laferriere”.
The town of Cap-Haitien, originally called “Cap-Francais” during the French colony, was built by the buccaneers on the Tainos village “Guárico”. Diamond of the island Cap-Haitian was its capital, and was named “the Paris of Saint Domingue.”
Many historical events, many revolutions, that changed the course of Haitian history took place in that famous town of Cap-Haitian : the “Ceremony of Bois Caiman”, the arrival of Santhonax, the great “Battle of Vertrières”…
After the Independence in 1804, the city of “Cap-Francais” officialy became “Cap-Haitien”. With the rising of Port-au-Prince as the new capital of the Haitian Republic, the town lost its prestige and was gradualy overshadowed.
In 1842, a major earthquake ravaged almost the entire city of Cap-Haitien, and decimated two-thirds of its inhabitants.
Despite the earthquakes, the fires, the many socio-political crises that have rocked Haiti through the centuries, the city of Cap-Haitian still retains its charm and unique identity thru its architecture, its colonial vestiges and the imposing legacy of King Henri Christophe. Because of its uncommon history and its high cultural value, the city of Cap-Haitien was proposed in 1992 to be included in the heritage of the Caribbeans.
The Sans-Souci Palace was the royal residence of King Henri I (better known as Henri Christophe) of Haiti, Queen Marie-Louise and their two daughters. It was the most important of nine palaces built by the king, as well as fifteen châteaux, numerous forts, and sprawling summer homes on his twenty plantations. Construction of the palace started in 1810 and was completed in 1813. It is located in the town of Milot, Nord Department. Its name translated from French means “carefree.”
UNESCO designated the Palace and the Citadelle World Heritage Sites in 1982.
Sans-Souci is located approximately 21.2km (a short 25 minute drive) from the hotel and is a must see for hotel guests.
The ruins of the once majestic Sans-Souci Palace.
A statue among the ruins at Citadelle Laferrière.
A view from the palace looking down into the town of Milot.