I chose Gardenia suites based on other reviews and everything that was said was true. Our host Recardo was accommodating, helpful and was truly concerned we had everything we needed.
The space is new, modern and exceptionally clean in every room. On arrival we were greeted with fruit, tea, coffee, milk, salt biscuits, nuts and water which came in handy during our stay. On our first night he even took us to the supermarket.
Recardo checked in daily to ensure we were having a great stay. As mentioned the town is about 20 ministers away and in driving distance of 5 mins there are a few restaurants to choose from . I would recommend having a car.
I would definitely recommend this space. Thank you Recardo.
I lived at this residence for a year while I attended school in St. Vincent. It is a super charming FULLY furnished apartment with air conditioning in all bedrooms. I was so happy to find this place. Recardo is a great landlord. He responded quickly to any questions I had and kept the residence super neat and tidy both inside and out. He helped me become familiar with the island and the culture. He is sincerely concerned about his tenants and wants them to feel safe. It was my first time living outside of the United States, and I felt comfortable and secure at this residence. Regarding the location of the apartment, it is about a 5-7 min walk to get a van (local transportation) and a 15 min walk to the main road with an additional 5-7 min walk to the beach.
Been renting here since December 2016. Really good place and landlord! Has everything you need, convenient to get to and from places.
It wasn't to far from the airport. Was easy to get public transportation. On the way there's this great food please, very delicious and reasonable. Staying there made my trip to st.vincent perfect. The landlord was also great. Eager to help and showed me around. Would love to go there again
The Gardenia Suites is a great place to stay if you are in Saint Vincent! I highly recommend it!
Here are some reasons why I enjoyed my time staying here:
CLEAN: The building complex is very tidy! Inside and outside. It is very well kept and very pleasant.
SAFETY: the complex is gated and front corridor is locked at all times.
LOCATION: The building is a short (5-7min ride) from many local restaurants and grocery store.
TRANSPORTATION: There is an area for parking, with easy access. If you don't have a car, the bus stop is a short walk away. As well if you are a student, like i was, the private buses stop right in front of the building. Very convenient.
MODERN: The apartments are equipped with modern furnishings and appliances. You will feel comfortable. Apartments have AC, Flat screen TVs, and are fully furnished. I felt I had everything I needed in the apartment and didn't have to buy many items. The balcony's are great to relax on!
AFFORDABLE: When you compare Gardenia Suites to other apartments, you realize how much better off you are. It's competitive price-wise without compromising on safety and comfort which is most important. With other apartments there is definitely a trade-off. I did not feel that with Gardenia Suites.
HOSPITABLE: The landlord, Recardo, is very friendly and very personable. He is always there if you need any assistance and cares about his tenants well-being. You won't find another landlord like this on the island. I've looked. Believe me this is such an asset. Being able to have a positive relationship with your landlord especially on the island goes a long way.
OVERALL: I highly recommend Gardenia Suites! Its modern, comfortable, and clean! Affordable and doesn't compromise on safety. Friendly landlord who will always put your needs first. Won't find another place like it on the Island. I personally guarantee that!
After visiting the Caribbean for more than half a decade, the suites are by far the nicest, safest, and closest thing to home I have seen, much less had the pleasure to live in. The building is super clean and well maintained with all of the modern amenities I've become used to back in Canada and that are often missing in many other tropical locations (eg. Wifi, Cable TV, microwave, running hot water, full stove with oven, AC, fans, washer and drier on site and so much more). It's located in a quiet, upscale residential neighbourhood, an easy 30 minute walk from all of the best beaches and only 15 minutes from the local Mini-Mart where you can find just about any essential you forgot to pack. The owner is super helpful and is always ready to lend a hand - he even drove me, on his own time, to the grocery store to fill the fridge when I first arrived; totally above and beyond!
I would absolutely recommend the suites to anyone looking for a quiet, safe, easy going and super comfortable stay on the island.
Gardenia Suites is a great place to stay if you're planning a trip to the Arnos Vale area. The apartment amenities are up-to-date, and its very clean. Gardenia Suites is also great at accommodating any needs you may have during your stay. Its certainly one of the best places in the area to stay without question. I highly recommend it!