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“OK Hotel....expensive for what you get” 3 of 5 stars
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Cara Suites - Pointe a Pierre
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Southern Main Road | Claxton Bay, Trinidad   |  
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Ranked #6 of 51 hotels in Trinidad
Oshawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“OK Hotel....expensive for what you get”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Stayed one week here on business and then moved on to the Royal Hotel 20 minutes south towards San Fernando for my second week. Accompanied by my wife I don't know how she managed. Don't be fooled by the term Suites....there wern't any. Originally booked a room with a balcony but was surprised on check in. Two buildings shut down for rennovations...no balcony to sit and relax unless you go poolside....and more exensive than just about any other hotel in Trinidad for what you get. Hotel front desk staff went out of their way to get me an extra arm chair into room and make life comfortable. Ocean view is just about gone because of 3 new condominuim buildings blocking it and a fourth one starting. Poolside was not kept tidy, lounge cushions always soaked from rain, glasses, dishes and food plates not picked up often enough. Food was OK, breakfast great, front desk staff very friendly, rooms very clean. Cara Suites was OK but nothing around the place.....but then Trinidad is not a place to go out for a walk in the evenings anyway. We decided to move 20 minutes to a much more charming hotel for my second week of work.

Room Tip: demand a room with a balcony otherwise it is the same as any typical Holiday Inn or Super 99 with no...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Just back home after spending four nights excellent at Cara Suites. Great rooms with plenty of DSTV channels. Well-stocked mini-bar.
Superb, hearty breakfasts designed for the hungry surveyors and marine superintendents that seem to form the lion's share of the hotel's guests.
A great bar from which to view the sea.
Too many mosquitos were the only downside in what is Trinidad's rainy season, but the inserts ate beyond the hotel's control.
Finally, a great GM in the shape of Hassel Thom. One of life's true gentlemen, a pleasure to meet and someone couldn't do enough to help.

Room Tip: Try to bag a sea view room in the new block.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

I stay here when I come to Point Lisas for business occasionally. Definitely the best hotel in the area. Not where I would want to stay for vacation though. The area is not very good, and the hotel staff constantly warn you not to leave the hotel. I go running though, and have never encountered a problem. The service is always very good and the food is decent. Most people hang out at the bar in the late afternoon and early evening to watch the sun set.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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leeds
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

This month I had another opportunity to visit this hotel , and as always was overwelmed by the friendly reception i receive when staying here.
When it comes to warmth and friendliness i cant think of anywhere which comes close.
The hotel is undergoing some modernisation but that is "bricks and mortar" the people make it happen for me.
if you are in the south of trinidad there are a number of options but trust me this is the best and i would go as far as saying some of the blue chip hotel chains could do worse than checking in here to see how to look after a guest.
not sure if they read this but thanks and look forward to my next stay.

Room Tip: for me the older rooms with outside balcony are best my younger colleague prefers the new block
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Port of Spain, Trinidad
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

This is my first trip back since mid-last year and must say that I am rather impressed with my room, refurbished pool and the always fabulous sunset.
What was also noticeable was the friendly service at the bay from the Bartender Shawn and a very helpful supervisor in the Restaurant, who must be new but a great addition to the team.

I look forward to my next visit later sometime in June.

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the new wing. A bit more but definitely worth the couple dollars extra.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

I checked in on 3rd March for a one night stopover. the newly upgraded rooms are very well appointed and finished. However, the pool was algae covered with loose mosiac tiles littering the bottom. The restaurant put on a very tired buffet at night.The dearth of decent hotels in Sando means that i think they make their money too easily and dont have to try. i will look for an alternative for my next trip

Room Tip: choose a revamped room
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Marabella, San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

I was booked into Cara Suites by my company as it was close to the company i was doing some international work with. Staff were friendly, and very professional. The food was always tasty and they had some great deserts. My room was wonderful and very spacious, i loved that i had access to local tv stations as well as some cable.

The nighttime was peaceful and the sunset every evening was just magnificent, as though it was painted specially every evening. I would love to return for a relaxing holiday here as soon as possible

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Cara Suites - Pointe a Pierre

Address: Southern Main Road | Claxton Bay, Trinidad
Location: Caribbean > Trinidad and Tobago > Trinidad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 51 hotels in Trinidad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Cara Suites - Pointe a Pierre 3*
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Also Known As:
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