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“Nice place, friendly staff”
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Forty Winks Inn
Ranked #4 of 21 Hotels in Port of Spain
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 19, 2013

A good and cosy place to stay in the center of Port of Spain. The location is close to the center, Ariapita Avenue and the Savannah Park and the area felt very safe.We enjoyed the help from the staff and sitting on the garden terrace at dusk. The only little problem was the parking on the street outside.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

After a full week on the beaches of laid-back Tobago, I was not prepared for the big city traffic jams, noise and confusion of Port of Spain, Trinidad. Forty Winks seemed smack in the middle of the city and I had some concerns when we arrived, but they quickly disappeared when we entered. Forty Winks has the feel of someone's home and the lobby is a quiet, inviting place and wonderful transition from the urban sense of Port of Spain. We immediately felt welcomed. Our room was small but comfortable and had the added feature of windows that open, although a bit of a challenge to reach them. Both my wife and I much prefer hot tropical air to air-conditioning and so we are delighted whenever we find accommodations where it is possible to let in real air.

The staff was extremely friendly and helpful as we decided how to spend our day and a half and also negotiated our way around the city. They arranged a 5:30 AM cab for our trip to the airport and gave us their opinion about the cost of various options for a swamp tour and for transportation to the beach.

We only had one breakfast, which was very nice, with eggs made to order, ham, grapefruit, juice, coffee and toast. A very nice part of the facility is the roof terrace (actually just up the steps on the second floor). With flowers everywhere it was a delightful place for morning coffee and a evening snack.

A special note on safety: Trinidad has received enough negative publicity recently to make you very cautious about venturing through the city. In reality, like every American city, there are places you need to avoid, but we felt completely safe walking around the neighborhood where Forty Winks is located. In fact we bought our supper from food vendors in the park both nights we were there and did not see anything or feel at all uneasy as we walked around.

I recommend Forty Winks without reservations. If we are ever back in Port of Spain we will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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3  Thank Jim M
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FortyWinksinn, Owner at Forty Winks Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2013

Thank you for the wonderful and expansive review. We were so pleased to note that you caught the feel and mood of our little oasis that we tried to achieve in the middle of the madness of a busy city. You and Linda will be welcomed back unreservedly any time.

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Reviewed January 26, 2013

I stayed at Forty Winks Inn for 7 days in December, 2012. There was no hassle in any way. Pam is nice, friendly and courteous and so is her staff especially Karen who was always willing to help with information. There was something different and delicious for breakfast ever morning. The place is clean, my bed was made every day. I stayed in RM 3, cozy, clean and nice, the AC worked well. This location is close to transportation and restaurants. I would stay here again and do recommend anyone visiting TnT to stay at Forty Winks you'll enjoy your stay. Brenda Ali, Philadelphia, USA

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

Spent two nights at Forty Winks Inn. Good location near the park. The Inn was cute, clean, and well maintained. Loved the rooftop deck. The staff was helpful and friendly, they went above and beyond to find things for us to do and arrange taxis for the airport. Breakfast was good and plentiful, they also had a kitchen that was open for guest to prepared and store their own food.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

Forty Winks Inn and Innat87 - two twins in Port-of-Spain

I came to Forty Winks Inn in Port-of-Spain from big and expensive airport hotel that I did not like at all. Difference between these two hotels were great. Big hotels are too steril, they have no spirit.

Forty Winks Inn was friendly and small. The staff was superior.The place was like living cultural monument. My room was small and good and clean. After two nights I have to leave the hotel, because rooms were fully booked. I was not happy, because I liked to stay there.

They sent me to their twin hotel, Innat87. Only  two blocks way. It means that you go in to the house at address 87 Woodford Street. And this hotel was even better, if that is possible at all. Rooms  bigger and there was no such much cultur in the place. But the staff was so happy and wonderful. Donna-Maria is the soul of the hotel and she was so lovely, friendly, polite and she understood my glomsy jokes.

I always remember my week in Port-of-Spain and my two twin hotels.

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Stayed: January 2013
1  Thank Pauli V
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Well kept guesthouse, located well with respect to restaurants/pubs in Port of Spain.
Gentle staff, very wililng to help you to plan your day-trips. Well prepared breakfast.
Rooms are sufficiently large, airconditioning ok, breakfast room is coasy.
We thought that the taps and the fan in the bathroom should be cleaned better. Furthermore, the fan in the bathroom was too noisy.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

My stay at Forty Winks Inn was pleasant and enjoyable. This an ideal place to stay as it's within easy access to downtown Port of Spain, St James and the Queens Park Savannah. Pam and her staff was excellent in providing information on places to dine and arranging transportation.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Forty Winks Inn

Address: Warner St 24 | Newtown, Port of Spain, Trinidad
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Location: Caribbean > Trinidad and Tobago > Trinidad > Port of Spain
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 21 Hotels in Port of Spain
Price Range: $97 - $136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Forty Winks Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Forty Winks Inn!If you’re a business traveller or casual vacationer in Port of Spain, Trinidad, and you’re looking for quality accommodation that offers you a Great Location, Good Value and Gracious Style, then search no more.With Complimentary Wireless Internet and Delicious Local Breakfast, Forty Winks provides a refreshing tropical experience full of warmth, comfort and personalised service.This is not just a place where people stay, but also where people meet in the cozy lobby, and where travellers find company and comfort in the intimacy of the space and the professional support of its caring, efficient staff. With over seven years of welcoming and serving guests from all over the world, we know what excellent service is about; that’s why so many of our clients return to us again and again. Make a reservation, and come join us at Forty Winks for an unforgettable stay in Trinidad. See you soon! ... more   less 
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Forty Winks Hotel Port Of Spain
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