Alena Villa - Reader Reports & Opinion
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Reader Satisfaction Ranking: Weighted ranking based on 9 votes = 3.6 (max 5)
Denesha from Trinidad visited in November 2011 and awarded
I stayed downstairs and this is such a beautiful place,d location, the atmosphere,the manager ,the pool,the setting etc.
what would have topped it off is to see some updated appliances and if they paid even just a little more attention to cleaning especially in the kitchen area,some of the small appliances looked liked they haven't been cleaned in months or even been paid any attention to.
The scent of the sofas in d living room actually made me sick........it smelled like when something dirty get wet an did not dry properly. You can see d sofas are in good condition,simply some up cleaning now an again could have taken care of that....and i believe its still not to late.
This place is such a nice place but whoever is in charge of up keeping this place,is making things bad for it just by those simple easy things that is not hard to take care of.
I would recommend it still because those minor things was the least of everything, i enjoyed my stay and had a nice time and if i had to back again i would.
Laura from Trinidad visited in February 2011 and awarded
I was booked to stay in the 2 bedroom apartment with a few friends. When we arrived we were told that the manageress was asleep (10.30am) and we were taken to the apt by her son. Access to this apartment was at the side of the two storey dwelling with not the most ideal walkway. The back patio and grounds with swimming pool and jacuzzi were most delightful.However there were some serious concerns about the cleanliness of the place. The sofa and armchair were brown with dirt and grime. The kitchen counter was full of very large ants (which were cleaned by the young man). The bathroom had not been thoroughly cleaned and the lights in a great part of the apt were not operational. We were told that they were having an electrical problem. As a result the bedrooms were dark with only one bulb working.
This apartment has so much potential. A few suggestions:
Clean the sofa and armchair. Upholstery cleaner is not expensive.
Simple renovations to make the kitchen more modern and pleasant to the eye would help.
Bright coloured bedding and curtains in the bedroom would make them more inviting.
Make sure electrical outlets are working before renting.
Kurtis Alexander from Trinidad visited in December 2010 and awarded
Alena is a very spacious villa in terms of sleeping capacity. If you are looking for a place that can accommodate a large number of your friends and/or family Alena is one of the villas you should consider. However another thing to consider is that Alena is totally no frills. The house keeper who lives on sight is a very pleasant woman, and was always willing and available for your request. There are things that you should not have to request however even if staying in a no frills villa. Many of the rooms had either no light bulbs or blown light bulbs, there was no t.p. in the toilets or those small complimentary bath soaps in the shower or even extra towels, the Jacuzzi was not heated. The Good – with enough people and lots of laughs between us (16) these seem minor. In conclusion it was a villa that served its purpose, inexpensive and roomy, if not in need of a place to suit these needs then maybe this place isn’t for you.
Brenda Ettienne from Trinidad visited in June 2010 and awarded
Villa Alena was better than expected. We(20)of us really enjoyed our stay. The surroundings, spacious rooms, swimming pool added to our enjoyment. Our guests from Arizona had fun. Even though, the caretaker was there, our privacy was not affected. We have since recommeded it to others and we ourselves would certainly visit again.
Mark Pilgrim from U.K. visited in May 2009 and awarded
I stayed with my family at the villa in may 2009.
The staff was very charming and helpful in every respect.
The villa was very clean and rooms very spacious.
We intend to go back next year for a longer stay, as we were just getting into the vibe.
Yeah Man! Tobago nice! EEEE!