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The Gingerbread House
Ranked #7 of 42 Port of Spain B&B and Inns
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great little place!”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

We stayed in this B&B for 6 nights after our trip to Tobago. The house itself is absolutely gorgeous, with a little garden and a pool at the back - a quiet spot if you want to get away from the city craziness. At the same time it's location is perfect - just off the Avenue and the main highway - meaning you can walk or catch a maxi to almost any important place you'd want! The rooms are immaculate - we have particularly fallen in love with the modern bathroom and walk-in shower :) All in all - I'd recommend this place to anyone who'd like to visit Trinidad.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

We stayed in the room behind the office for 4 nights after spending a week in Tobago. Although this was our first stay in a Bed and Breakfast (we usually stay in an apartment with kitchen) it was very enjoyable ... private, quite comfortable and the price was very reasonable. The location is great. We did a lot of walking every day (to Movie Town, the Zoo and of course along Ariapita, the main drag) but when the rains came and we were in the downtown shopping area, we flagged down a private car ("P" licence plate) and agreed to his price to take us home (very reasonable). The 12 seat taxi vans were really cheap, although usually pretty crowded. You just tell the driver where you want to get off. If planning a trip to Trinidad, I don't think you can go wrong staying at The Gingerbread House.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank John V
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

Three nights at Gingerbread turned to a magical three weeks. Holidaying alone I found a "home" with wonderful characters, friendly and welcoming, comfortable, secure accommodation and a spot convenient for the city, panyards , cricket ground and eating places aplenty. I can't speak highly enough of Rosemary as hostess - attentive and relaxed she helped Trini live for me even by "feeding" me books by local authors. All I can add is "....run,run, as fast as you can ......" and catch The Gingerbread House before all the rooms are booked!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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2 Thank Jen K
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Brighton
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2014

After staying at The Hilton for a few nights we were looking for something different and we found it at The Gingerbread House. Beautiful room with high ceilings, air conditioning, fridge, wifi and a sparkling bathroom with high spec fittings. The garden deck area with the plunge pool is lovely after a day out in Port of Spain.

Close to Ariapita Avenue which is safe to walk around and has various restaurants. Secure parking for our hire car, and Rosemary, who is helpful, friendly and polite. She does not intrude on your stay there, but is somehow always available when you want to ask her something.

If I go back to Port of Spain again, I will always choose to stay here over any of the big hotels.

Room Tip: We didn't look at the new rooms at the back, but it did look like it would be quieter staying th...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Mo_Brighton
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Elmwood Park, Illinois
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2014

Panther, the driver picked me up at POS airport. His professional friendly personality made me comfortable. On arrival Rosemary greeted me and took me to a beautiful apartment looking site close to the pool. This is the beginning. Rosemary is gracious and always available. I enjoyed the jets in the pool, the patio, socialized with other guests, played with the family dog, Ollie. Also, Rosemary was instrumental in arranging for my ferry trip and hotel accommodation to Tobago. This, beautiful historic home has a family environment and highly recommended for cleanliness, a garden of beautiful flowers, birds and a friendly groundskeeper with parking and security. I highly recommend The Gingerbread House for singles, couples as it is respectable, affordable and comfortable.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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2 Thank 561Anne
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2014

This extremely comfortable Guest House is a true "find" and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants a central location, a respectful and accommodating staff, lovely rooms with A/C and extremely well appointed facilities. The garden,poolside and terrace are all well maintained and provide respite from the hustle & bustle of nearby Ariapita Avenue where you can find numerous restaurants & clubs. Rosy is the ultimate hostess who cares for her guests and makes everyone feel at home.
Make your next stay in POS the Gingerbread House - you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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2 Thank avrelcfisher
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Greendale, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2013

Rosie and Bernard host a lovely 3-bedroom restored house in Port of Spain. The location is 1 1/2 blocks from Ariapita Avenue which is teeming with good restaurants. The rooms are comfortable and air conditioned - a pleasant place to return after sightseeing. Rosie is an accommodating and nice person. The price is right and the value excellent.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: The Gingerbread House
Address: Carlos Street 8 | Woodbrook, Port of Spain, Trinidad
Region: Caribbean > Trinidad and Tobago > Trinidad > Port of Spain
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in Port of Spain
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Trinidad Gingerbread House offers four double air conditioned rooms each with private ensuite bathrooms and free WIFI, cable tv, in-room safe, hair dryer, overhead fan. Three rooms have their own private entrances. Two rooms have access to an ensuite kitchenette. We also have a 2-room/2 bathroom apartment which sleeps 4 with a sofa bed for a 5th guest and these two rooms are joined by a private kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave, electric kettle, toaster oven, cutlery and crockery. There is off-street gated parking for one car with additional parking on the street. Common areas include a splash pool, pool deck and patio.. ... more   less 
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The Gingerbread House Trinidad/Port Of Spain

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