This hotel in conveniently placed near the airport. It is a 60 second drive and 5-10 min walk from the arrivals terminal. However you will never guess it was near the airport from the interior as you won't hear the airport noise from the interior of the hotel.
I think my girl put it most eloquently when she said "They pretend to be fancy when they are really not." The lobby looks really nice, spacious and modern but it was painfully obvious that the hotel was incomplete from the empty fountain, to the wires hanging from the ceiling in several places, to the lack of landscaping when you look outside your window. The elevator doesn't work but that was ok since the ground floor rooms are the only ones ready. To get to the rooms you had to pass through a dark hallway and you can hardly see the place to put your key in. The "key" is really a card. The key also "powers" up the room as the lights in the room won't work if the key is not in it's slot. When you take the key out the lights go out 3-5 mins after it's removal.
The room (standard King) is spacious dominated by a king sized bed flanked by 2 end tables. One side (closer to the door) has a clock and phone while the other had a bible in the drawer. There is a desk with a lamp with a office chair and an arm chair in the corner. There is also good Wi-Fi for your portable devices and an lcd tv with cable.
The closet had some hangers and drawers with a safe for your valuables. But the safe was inoperable. The bed was firm not to hard nor too soft. It made for a good night's rest.
The bathroom was somewhat small but well appointed with modern fittings. They was also complementary shower gel and shampoo/conditioner. There were also the usual amount of towels and face cloths. It should be noted that it is not a tub though but a fancy looking shower stall.
The staff get full marks for being very courteous, warm, helpful and seemed accommodating to our needs such as asking if we needed a ride to various places we needed to go to or if we needed fresh towels etc. Top class staff!
The one thing that marred the stay is that there was no power on the morning we were set to leave.
To me the price was the biggest let down for an incomplete hotel that has stiff competition. A king bed is about 200 USD after taxes and you still have to pay an additional 23 USD for breakfast. Which we declined. We simply didn't feel as we got our money's worth staying at this location as basically all you get is a bed to sleep in and an opportunity to take a shower.
In the final analysis the Hotel has lots of potential and will be beautiful when it is finished however I will be hard pressed to stay a night here again and pay a top class price for a hotel that is not quite so top class; more so when the Hyatt regency in POS is the same price with breakfast or if you need to be near the airport there is Innflight suites which has the same amenities at 150 usd with cereal, muffin, granola bar and juice for breakfast.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our unparalleled location coupled with the unique traveler allows Regent Star Hotel to become an oasis within the eventful Piarco environs. Regent Star Hotel is situated a mere minute away from Trinidad's main port of entry, Piarco International Airport. The unprecedented luxurious furnishings accompanied by our amicable, intuitive Associates allow you the opportunity to unwind and relax after an exigent day. Our stylishly designed Standard Rooms, Junior Rooms, Executive Suites and Presidential Suites are outfitted with all modern amenities and conveniences right at your finger tips. Tantalize your taste buds with exquisite cuisine at our Flavours Restaurant for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner. No matter what's the occasion or travel purpose at Regent Star Hotel we guarantee you can..........Relax, Work, Eat. ... more less
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