This is a good hotel to stay at and it feels different from other hotels that I've been to. I say this because the check in area has this rustic appeal from the tiles to the opened reception area.
Check in was easy and smooth.
Then the difference continues with the layout of the hotel. The reception area is at the top of a hill, and then you walk down the hill until you reach your room. My room was 1, so I had to walk all the way to the bottom of the hill to reach it.
What's worse is that the conference room and restaurant is also at the top of the hill; there are no elevators. Every morning I got my daily exercise; sometimes two to three times a day. However I'm one who cherishes every moment that I get to walk so I did not let that spoil the experience of the hotel.
I will expound on some of my ratings.
There was this one occasion where I sat at a table for breakfast and waited 20 minutes without being served. I had to walk up to the waiter and asked them to visit my table, which then took another 10 minutes. I was truly disappointed with this service as no apology was given to us. This is the only negative service that I had, but it lingers in my head.
The price for the meals are reasonable. You really get a good portion of food for the price that you pay.
The location of the rooms could be better. It did not bother me, but I believe there are persons who may complain about all the walking. I have to reduce points for the location of my room, 1, as it was located next to the road. I constantly heard vehicle engines passing by.
The room is very spacious. Large bed with a couch and still a lot of space to walk around. It made you feel very comfortable. However the bathroom leaves a desire for more. While the room is big, the bathroom area was very small. I found myself being uncomfortable when taking baths. The bathroom wall could be pushed in so that the tub area could be expanded on.
Though there is not a rating for it, i'd give it 4/5.
It's a great facility for business meetings. However it's unfortunate that a toilet was not placed directly in the room. The screen used in it should also be bigger.
All in all, this hotel has a lot of potential which I believe could be improved on through some infrastructural work on the room and conference room. One thing that I must applaud the hotel on is the friendliness of their staff. Approximately 90% of their staff, whether security guards, grounds men, house keepers etc always greeted me when we walked past each other.
I would recommend this hotel for persons to stay at. It's nice to experience this differences in accommodations.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Trade Winds Hotel is located in the St. John's Antigua neighborhood, close to Dickenson Bay Beach, Fort James and Runaway Bay Beach. Nearby points of interest also include Cedar Valley Golf Club, and we are 15 minutes from V.C. Bird International Airport. Resort Features. Trade Winds Hotel's Restaurant; the Bay House serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. A poolside bar and a bar/lounge are open for drinks. Room Service is available during limited hours. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool. This 4.0-star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms audio-visual equipment, and business services. Complimentary Hi Speed WiFi Internet access is available throughout the property. This St. John's property has event spaces consisting of banquet facilities and conference/meeting rooms. Wedding services,Cocktail Receptions, concierge services and tour assistance are available. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include laundry facilities. Guest Rooms. 50 air conditioned guestrooms at Trade Winds Hotel feature CD Players and Coffee/Tea making facilities. All accommodations have balconies. Bathroom feature shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, hair dryers. Rooms also include safes, mini fridge, Iron and Board and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is offered daily and guests may request wake-up calls. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Trade Winds St Johns
- Hotel Trade Winds
- Trade Winds Hotel Antigua/Saint John Parish