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We arrived in Port of Spain on a WestJet red-eye at 7:00am. Flying in over the city we were struck by the sight of massive traffic jams on every road. We knew we would soon be more than just observers. The good news was that we had plenty of time to absorb the sights, sounds and smells of the tropics as we made the 20km taxi trip to our hotel in …
We hauled out painlessly and without incident. Our hearts are always in our boots when shes being lifted. We've watched too many utube fail videos!! The hull was scrapped and jet sprayed off. It left a carpet of sea growth on the floor, i could have knitted a jumper with it! along with Barnacles, jellies and large chunky flakes of the coatings back to the gel coat( original white layer). Even a crab crawled out of one of the skin fittings( outlet/ ...
... at 3pm having been
waiting for 2 hours!
By the time I got back I was ready for a refreshing drink –
took a while to find a not very supermarket (coffee filters but no coffee!) to
find they don’t sell beer. All the rum shops, which I’d identified all sold
beer, were near the market – eventually found it in a petrol station at £1 a
pop for just 275ml – good job I’m not staying long!
Ok. So I'm writing this first entry 2 days too late, but at lease I'm doing it, right? I got into Port of Spain at 9:30pm. It was tired and needed a drink. Leaving the airport was a little bit long winded - it was a much bigger airport than I expected, and the going through the security to get out was like trying to get into the frigging White House! I had to get a cab to Par-May-La's Inn on Picton St, and I have to say that I was a little apprehensive about ...
The flight is only 50 minutes which is why find it hard to believe they offer beverage service in coach. With the numbers of people it seems they zip the beverage cart up the aisle, go back down the aisle tossing a small cup full of a beverage at those that wish to have one, zip back up the aisle with the trash cart, and then one final pass by to grab the empty cups. The way people toss their heads and drinks back ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHilton Trinidad and Conference Centre Port of Spain
Very pleased with this hotel! Our early arrival request (9:30am) was accommodated with a smile. Staff were uniformly courteous, efficient, and helpful - suggesting an excellent training culture. The restaurant was very good, but not cheap (lunch was $50 US.). Rooms were excellent - comfortable, quiet and well equipped. Prior to our stay we read reviews suggesting that the hotel was "run down" - an unfair assessment, in my view.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hilton Trinidad and Conference Centre Port of Spain
I stayed at the Hilton Trinidad over the Thanksgiving weekend. Let me start by saying that I have stayed at many hotels in many different countries and so I feel I know a thing or two about them. Anyway I booked the hotel on Hotwire for $85 US per night which is great because through Expedia, Hilton or over the phone it would have cost $ 130 per night. When I checked in they put me in room 6...something and it was scary! The balcony rail was shaky and the room to left off the balcony was condemed and they used it for storage. There was no view from the room except for a big tree. The room itself had a musky smell, a dirty green shaggy carpet, a small outdated bathroom. The room felt like a motel off the side of a highway. Even the hallway was gloomy and musky. After 1 night I decided that even though I was paying $85 a night I still deserved better, I went up to the front desk to discuss my scary room with them and they agreed that it was unacceptable. The next day they moved me to room 558 on the other side of the hotel. I felt like I went to a new hotel, the room was clean, modern, nice carpet, big modern bathroom etc. I had a great view off the balcony of the gulf or Paria and the mountains....it was night and day. So make sure you request a more updated room. The breakfast in the restaurant was great for about $15 US. Room service was slow and not that good....go out to eat. The location is the best on the Island and close to all attractions. If your looking for a bit of nightlife check out "51 degrees" nightclub on Cipriani Blvd Thursday night for Karaoke like no other or "Jenny's on the Blvd" for happy hour on Friday around 6pm.
Not a lot of choices in T'dad
I travel often to Port of Spain on Biz. There is little choice. the Hilton tries in some areas, but is lacking in others. beds are cheap, the linens and towels are cheaper. The property is nice with great views of the Savanah. Great Breakfast Buffet with lots of local dishes. dinner is forgetable. The Biggest problem is the hotels tendancy to have bands playing all night long around the pool. you really can't escape the noise. i sleep very poorly when i am in POS.
Outdoor poolside dinning, June 2003
Had a sunday brunch, food was ok but over price there should have been a band playing, started really late and play for a very short time the meal wasnot worth 40.00 us dollars per person.
A little scary for a Hilton
I have stayed at this hotel several times as an airline crewmember. We had a guard on our floor, but this place just gives me the creeps. Hot water seems to be a problem. This hotel would be great if Hilton would renovate and brighten up the guest rooms.
What a Relief It Was!
The MOST COMFORTABLE BEDS I have slept in, for a Trinidadian hotel. Yes, the bathrooms are a little outdated, but who cares? The staff were most gracious, warm, and courteous. The short walk to the Savanah is great. The breakfast buffet is excellent. I prefer this hotel to any in which I have stayed in Trinidad.
A nightmare from the 70's
A magnificient bit of architecture. An upside-down hotel. While the staff try their very best to please the liming clients, the gloomy daunting feel of a 70's sitcom film stage gone-wrong awaits to welcome the tired visitor.
The rooms are in desperate need of upgrading. the flowery feel has to go. Having spent two months staying in this hotel I'm definately in need of some IKEA shopping.
The plus points include: 1. The excellent gym 2. The proximity to the Savanah
Nice older hotel. Staff was friendly and helpful. Nice gym. Good breakfast buffet. Decent water pressure, good A/C. Only negatives were: ants in room and lousy ironing board.
Needs a major overhaul
Staying here during carnival was a very disorienting and disappointing experience. Staff were abrupt and frantic, and rooms are rundown--worn carpet, outdated bathrooms--and very overpriced for what they offer. Don't waste your time on the restaurants here, either--all of the food is mediocre. Someday, someone will open a boutique hotel in Port of Spain and make a forture; until then, this shabby motel de luxe is about the only game in town.
All most perfect
The hotel was comfortable, however their tour desk is the worst.The best day was when I hired an outside independent guide.Try Stephen (868) 624 7281 He was fantastic.
Up is Down and Down is up
The Trinidad Hilton is a hotel built into the side of a hill. The lobby is on the top and the rooms are underneath. You go up to the lobby and down to your room. (I still get confused but I have fun each time)
I always stay at this fine hotel and have enjoyed the excellent service. I recommend it for anyone travelling, and expecially business travellers.