so my family and I were just wrapping up a day at the beach down Mayaro side when we all got so very hungry (the normal effect of the wonderful sea breeze down there).
I decided to pass by Queens Beach Hotel cause I remembered that I had lunch there a long time ago and the food was excellent. The only thing that turned me off at the time was that they didn't have a full dedicated menu.
So to my great surprise upon entering Queens Beach I was totally amazed as to how beautiful they transformed the place. The entire property had a complete overhaul and the place actually looked like a full fledged resort now.
I went in and asked one of the front desk ladies if i cud have a view of the room and I was blown away as to how elegant and classy the place was now!! a far cry from the old Queens beach. Upon enquiring about the rates i was informed that it was like TTD$1150 per night. I guess given the recent expansion and new look of the place that price might be justified, but i found the room a bit too small for that kind of price and they cater for couples only now.....so i wud not be able to tag the kids along if i were staying here.
The hotel now offers two swimming pools.....an out door and an indoor pool. In the shade of the indoor pool area is this really nice hot tub/ jaccuzi that looked very enticing. There is a formal restaurant and an out door one close to the beach which has sandwiches etc.
My family and I decided to try the newly renovated restaurant now. Again i was surprised to see that they now have a full dedicated menu with seriously good food. Our server's name was Angela and she was very polite and helpful. Eating out with three kids can be a bit of a challenge sometimes and she really help us out with extra cutlery etc. She was very helpful also in recommending stuff for the kids and she seemed very knowledgeable of the menu and the portion sizes. That helped a lot.
We started off with the shrimp cocktail and it was very delicious. They made sure and really piled on the shrimp and it was served with this really tasty garlic sauce. For the main course the kids had chicken nuggets and fries....the only thing though that the nuggets were so tasty i decided to order some more but because of the time of the evening that was the last portion available. That may be a bit in poor taste but given that there was only one cook in the kitchen, which is also close to the dining area, so you see ur food being prepared, I didn't decide to make a big fuss of it. My wife had the herbed shrimp with wedged fries and steamed veges and i had a Rib Eye steak with a caribbean rice and steamed veges. The food was very tasty. the only thing about my steak is that I ordered it medium-well and it came medium-well for half the steak and well-done on the other half lol. My only take on this is that the fire on the grill must have been uneven....but again....because of the really nice ambiance and excellent service from Angela I didn't decide to make a fuss. The steak was very delicious too i must admit. The price of the food is also very good.
Because of the heavy dinner we all decided to skip dessert so i can't comment on that. All in all i am very impressed at the new Queens Beach Hotel and I would highly recommend this place to local and foreign couples if you want a really nice place for a getaway.