The guest house is set up like a B & B. You can go on a meal plan which will include your dinner for a modest sum. If you have ever wondered what it is like to be a monk or a nun in an under-developed country, and you are Catholic, and British, then this is the place for you. Or, if you missed going to summer church camp when you were 12 and have always wanted that experience, then this is the place for you. If not, then visit, but don’t plan to stay the night. The rooms are very basic – 4 inch mattress on wood slats. A sheet on the mattress and a sheet to cover with is provided. My room had lovely antique furniture that did not work (drawers would not open.) The ensuite/air conditioned rooms are apparently saved for Brits or Europeans (and there appear to be only 3) – even if you have a reservation for one. You then get an upstairs room where you use the extremely claustrophobic and sometimes-clean bath at the end of the hall. No A/C in these rooms.
Breakfast is at 7:30am. You can get NOTHING prior to this hour; not even coffee. Dinner is at 7:30pm. No lunch. No TV. No phone. No radio. You can order afternoon tea for a fee. I did not receive any pre-dinner punch or any other ‘frill’. Dinner is basic Trini food. It’s OK, but somewhat bland. I had heard the food here was very good, so I was more than disappointed. (tap)Water comes with dinner. I ordered a glass of juice with dinner and literally had to sign for it! Remember this is a B & B, not a 500 room hotel. And yes, they charged me for it. Breakfast, which comes with coffee or tea, consisted of scrambled powdered eggs with three slices of fried pepperoni (I could not eat either one). However, it did come with a remarkably well done toast ; apparently the bread is homemade. It was served with jam, and as I am not British, I do not eat jam. Honey or jelly as an option would have been nice. Also, as an early riser the lack of a coffee or tea service for guests prior to 7:30am was awful. As for the church; it was lovely and the peace of God surrounds the mountainside. That said, there was very little music (even in the services) and there were beggars hanging in the parking lot. In short, it was peaceful and not terribly expensive, but certainly not what I had anticipated.
- Also Known As:
- Pax Guest House Hotel Trinidad
- Pax Guest House Hotel
- Pax Guest House Trinidad, Trinidad And Tobago