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Layover-friendly hotels in Trinidad and St. Lucia?

Old Aug 30, 15, 8:03 pm
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Layover-friendly hotels in Trinidad and St. Lucia?

I'm doing a MR in January that will see me spending single nights in Port of Spain and Vieux Fort before returning to the airport for continuing flights. I've looked for suitable hotels--moderately priced, convenient to the airport, no beach necessary, and hopefully with free transfers. Unfortunately, my choices resulted in one non-response to my email (Hewanorra Gardens in UVF) and one "no vacancy" response (Xanadu Resort in POS).

Does anyone have suggestions?
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Old Aug 31, 15, 6:29 am
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Originally Posted by travelmad478 View Post
I'm doing a MR in January that will see me spending single nights in Port of Spain and Vieux Fort before returning to the airport for continuing flights. I've looked for suitable hotels--moderately priced, convenient to the airport, no beach necessary, and hopefully with free transfers. Unfortunately, my choices resulted in one non-response to my email (Hewanorra Gardens in UVF) and one "no vacancy" response (Xanadu Resort in POS).

Does anyone have suggestions?
For POS -- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Trincity Trinidad Airport. The hotel is 5 mins from the airport and it has a free shutttle.
For UVF -- I have flown into a handful of times, but always stay near Rodney Bay which is 1.5 hrs away.

Suggestion: google UVF Airport, open the map, select nearby hotels. You will see 8-9 places within 2-3 kms of the airport.
https://www.google.ca/maps/search/ho...78!2d13.733333
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Old Aug 31, 15, 7:58 am
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Originally Posted by Seat13F_AC_CRJ View Post
For POS -- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Trincity Trinidad Airport. The hotel is 5 mins from the airport and it has a free shutttle.
For UVF -- I have flown into a handful of times, but always stay near Rodney Bay which is 1.5 hrs away.

Suggestion: google UVF Airport, open the map, select nearby hotels. You will see 8-9 places within 2-3 kms of the airport.
https://www.google.ca/maps/search/ho...78!2d13.733333
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Thanks! I will check out the POS HIE. Sounds like a good option. For UVF, your suggestion is pretty much what I did, but the hotel I chose just never responded to my email. I will go down the list...just wanted to see if any FTers have a tried-and-tested recommendation.
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Old Sep 15, 15, 7:31 pm
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I once stayed at Regent Star in POS. It's so close to the airport you could walk there, but they also do a free shuttle if you call them in advance. Which I do recommend.

The place is only a few years old and very decent. I found it very convenient and reasonably priced.

http://www.theregentstarhotel.com/home/
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Old Sep 16, 15, 7:07 am
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Thanks Milkman. I think I have a booking at the Piarco Village Suites (it seems that hotel reservations in the Caribbean are much more loosey-goosey than in other places in the world!), but if that goes squirly then I will remember the Regent Star.
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