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“Affordable, Comfortable Acccomodation” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Emerald Apartments & Plaza

The Emerald Apartments & Plaza
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The Emerald Apartments & Plaza
11 Eastern Main Road | St. Augustine, Port of Spain, Trinidad   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #12 of 21 hotels in Port of Spain
Bridgetown, Barbados
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Affordable, Comfortable Acccomodation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

The property is close to the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus which makes it convenient if you are doing business their. It's nestled between the priority bus route and Eastern main road which means you have easy access to public transport, if you do I suggest you use the priority bus route, it's significantly faster less traffic jams.

The apartment of itself, 601 is beautiful, The view over the campus is lush and green and is very different to what you see from ground level. It offers a King bed in one room and 2 doubles in another plus a living/dinning room area an kitchen with full sized stove and fridge. I actually didn't cook very much but it was great for getting breakfast before leaving for meetings. My personal favourtie feature was the in-room laundry unit...

The room also included wireless and wired internet access, I travel with a VOIP phone, this was important.

I prefer Emerald Plaza for comfort, it's not as rigid as a hotel, the area is comfortable to get around and I would definitely recommend it as a place to stay.

Room Tip: Emerald Plaza isn't a single company the apartments are owned by different individuals, Lester C...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

If you are OK with:one bathRoom/12 People.noisee Street all night.non exesting Dirty kitchen.broken shower.violent mosqitos,then you going to Love this Place.....................................................

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012 via mobile

I just called to find out the rates and location for a friend and the person on the phone was very rude and nasty. When I mentioned that they should tone down their bad attitude a bit - she hung up the phone!!! Having a bad attitude is one thing but hanging up the phone on a customer without resolving an issue?? Wow for a failing nasty hotel you should do more to attract customers!!! Now you have lost a sale and earned a negative review online so foriegners can see what a nasty upsetting level of service you have!

Thank you I'm glad I didn't recommend this place to anyone so that they could waste their money on you!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Halifax, Canada
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20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

I echo the sentiments expressed by other reviews. This is a great place to stay and is excellent value for money.

The apartment I stayed in #202. Mr. Lester was our contact person for this apartment. He was very accommodating and ensured that all our concerns were dealt with in a timely manner. He is always just a phone call away. It is tastefully decorated and large 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment self contained apartment. It has all the amenities for a comfortable and enjoyable stay such as:
- a kitchen (with pots, glasses, plates, electric stove) and living room area,
- high-speed internet access and cable TV,
- a/c units in every room.
- a master bedroom and another equally large bedroom both with Queen sized beds,
- a washer/dryer
- Ironing board and Iron
- A large assortment of towels
- Swimming pool downstairs

On the downside is that the bathrooms, while featuring hot/cold water and tub, are quite small and one may feel cramped in it. Additionally, although they were clean they were showing some signs of wear. For example, the soap dish in the master bathroom shower area had rusted areas and none of the bathroom fans seemed to be working.

Nevertheless it was a nice apartment and we will certainly stay here again if the need arose.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hyattsville, Maryland
1 review
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

The best place to stay in trinidad. The location was very close to everything the price was very inexpensive. The bedroom very spacious, The pool was nice I was in the pool about 2 thru 3 am in the morning.... The surrounding is very safe at night 24hr security. I had gotten it for a hooneymoon. My wife love the place and my wedding party dress at the hotel .

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

Thanks to the good reviews on this site I booked a stay at Emeralds in Apartment 202 from Flo phone number 868 793 0774. To get away from the cold with my wife and kids. This was by far the best idea I ever had (so says my wife lol). But no kidding I'm originally from Trinidad unlike my wife so I wanted to pull out all the stops and thanks to Flo I was able to make it happen. The service the security the swimming pool who could ask for more. Thanks to trip advisor for steering me in the right direction.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Trinidad
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

My family and i stayed here from the 11/11/11 to to the 14/11/11 and i must say we enjoyed our stay here we stayed in room 303 which we rented from Mr Lester contact # 620-2728 we loved the pool we tried it once during our stay spent most of our stay outdoors.
we would recommend this place and certainly stay here again everything worked well including the elevator during our stay, the wifi internet worked excellent too

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Emerald Apartments & Plaza

Address: 11 Eastern Main Road | St. Augustine, Port of Spain, Trinidad
Location: Caribbean > Trinidad and Tobago > Trinidad > Port of Spain
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Ranked #12 of 21 hotels in Port of Spain
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
The Emerald Apartments And Plaza
The Emerald Apartments & Plaza Hotel Trinidad
The Emerald Apartments & Plaza Trinidad/Port Of Spain

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