Prior to arrival my only communication was with Rosemary by email several times. She was responsive, timely and a great communicator. We arrived in POS after12MN. My family and I did not reach the Gingerbread House until nearly 1AM. I was worried at first as we pulled up in a cab. We rang the "after 10PM" buzzer and Rosemary greeted us. She had waited up for us! That was very impressive. We were placed in the front room with a separate entrance- nice again. However, in AM there were no wash cloths. Upon request, this was rectified. Otherwise the room and attached bathroom had everything my family needed. We were served breakfast daily. The breakfast was satisfying and enough to get me to dinner easily. My only disappointment with breakfast was that it was exactly the same daily x 7. We felt welcomed in the guest house. We had lots of discussion and guidance from Rosemary, Bernadette and Bernard regarding Trinidad. This house is within walking distance of POS shopping and restaurants. We felt safe but must admit we did not venture outside after sunset unless chaperoned by a local. As time progressed in our stay it became clear that we were in a relatively safe environment and there were no detectable differences than some parts of USA. We enjoyed spending time with other house guests from England and Germany later in our visit. We really learnt a lot from them about their individual experiences in their country and their beliefs of USA politics. All of that was intriguing and different from a hotel experience. Departing for the airport seemed as if we were leaving our relatives. Rosemary and family even gave us hugs along with safe travel wishes. The other house guests were quite pleasant as well. I would recommend this guest house for its proximity to town. It is possible to venture out without a car. However, if you are interested in the beaches or checking out other areas a car or taxi is needed. They do have a local bus and taxi line services that can get you from one area to another. It does take time to learn the system and a willingness to ride in a bus or car with strangers. Or, one can take a personal taxi if desired. This a great, warm and charming place to stay. I would stay here again.
- Also Known As:
- The Gingerbread House Hotel Port Of Spain
- The Gingerbread House Trinidad/Port Of Spain