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The Gingerbread House
Ranked #7 of 42 Port of Spain B&B and Inns
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Why stay in a hotel?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2012

We were in Trinidad to watch the Aussies take on the West Indies in a Cricket Test match in April 2012. Gingerbread House is located 10 minutes walk to Queens Park Oval. The place is lovely, a restored 1920 home with 4 rooms to rent. Perfectly located close to restaurants, cafes, bars in Woodbrook. Rosemary is the perfect host dishing out fab breakfasts every day, wi-fi to keep you connected while you are on holiday. Why would you stay in an impersonal hotel?

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Charles C
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Perth, Australia
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19 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2012

Stayed here for our recent trip in April 2012. This is the third time we have stayed here and in my opinion, the Gingerbread House is still the best place to stay in POS. The location is brilliant, short walk to the restaurants nearby, bank / ATM around the corner, short walk to the Savanah and, as we were there for the cricket, the circket ground was a short, less than 10 min walk away. We even walked to St James which took us a little over 15 minutes. Rosemary is still lovely and accomodating and makes the best breakfasts (eggs, bacon, toast, cereals, juices coffee/tea). Rooms are comfortable and well maintained. Really recommend ths as a great place to base yourself if you are staying in Port of Spain.

Room Tip: Recommend the front verandah room with its own private entrance.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Anita68
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London
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2012

We stayed there for just over two weeks in January. This was the perfect base to explore the island and its capital,Port of Spain. It is near all the popular night spots and best restaurants.A great experience to stay in a old style house with all the modern conveniencies.There was also on-site parking for our hire car.
Our hosts Rosemary and Bernard made us feel comfortable and welcome at all times.Nothing was too much trouble.They are very knowledgeble about all things local.Breakfast was always a treat,that set us up for the day ahead.

We loved it and will certainly stay there again!!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Adventurer045
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Denver, Colorado
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2012

My girlfriend and I stayed here 2 nights, and although we were hardly around during the day, we enjoyed coming back to our temporary home. Close enough to walk to interesting places but far enough away you can sleep easily at night. A little pricey at $600TT/night, but it's safe and in a good location.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank davep763
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Geneva, Switzerland
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2011

We stayed in the Gingerbread House in November for just a few days. Rosemary is a pleasant and helpful host. I loved the sound of the tree frogs at night. Relaxed family atmosphere and well located.

Room Tip: Avoid the room off the kitchen as the sounds and smells of the kitchen come straight in. Ended up in...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LizzieS2011
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2011

We recently visited Port of Spain and having seen some of the reviews on the Gingerbread House, decided to stay there for the full 2 weeks of our visit to Trinidad, as it sounded so welcoming.

It was great - and absolutely lived up to our expectations. It was an excellent base for the holiday being centrally located, but just far enough away from the hustle & bustle, so it wasn't noisy at night .

The house is lovely, rooms are well presented and comfortable, and our hosts particularly Rosemary, couldn't have been more accommodating or helpful. Breakfast was excellent every morning and more than enough to keep us going for a day visiting/ sight seeing.

It made such a nice change also to stay somewhere with a personal touch, rather than in a hotel.

If we have the opportunity to go back to Trinidad it would definitely be a lovely place to stay again.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2011

In Port of Spain we stayed at The Gingerbread House B&B, 8 Carlos St, Woodbrook,
o Tel: 1-868/627- 8170 Cel: 1-686/792- 4334
o www.trinidadgingerbreadhouse.com
o Email: info@trinidadgingerbreadhouse.com
The house has been beautifully renovated, and our room was nicely decorated and comfortable. Rosemary, the owner, provided great breakfasts (fruit, eggs & toast, cereals, muffins, coffee, etc.). The area is safe and location is good for both transportation (Wrightson Road) and entertainment (Ariapita Avenue). Rosemary was very accommodating and helpful and good source of info on Port of Spain. While it’s not the cheapest accommodation around, I whole heartedly recommend the Gingerbread House.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about The Gingerbread House

Property: The Gingerbread House
Address: Carlos Street 8 | Woodbrook, Port of Spain, Trinidad
Location: Caribbean > Trinidad and Tobago > Trinidad > Port of Spain
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in Port of Spain
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
The Gingerbread House Hotel Port Of Spain
The Gingerbread House Trinidad/Port Of Spain

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