James Holiday Resort - Reader Reports & Opinion
R. Hosein from Canada visited in May 2007 and awarded
James Holiday Resort is located near Crown Point Airport.
It has 24 Apartments, complete with kitchen/dining area, balcony/porch, hot & cold shower, air-condition, microwave, stove, refridgerator, cable-tv, swimming pool, parking facilities and laundry.
Cleaning maids come in and tidy up every day. Towels, sheets, dishes, pots, etc are included.
There is an onsite mini-mart where you can purchase grocery items.
To contact James, please call: 639-8084.
Rates are very reasonable.
Neil Charles from Trinidad visited in March 2007 and awarded
James is a long walk from the airport and the noise is terrible day and night,night club close by and lots of street car racing and bottle breaking.Towels,sheets etc needs to be thrown in the garbage,the owner is not very friendly,best thing about the place is it has a small mini mart and rental cars if needed, but do does a lot of places.
Melissa M. from Trinidad visited in December 2006 and awarded
My husband and I stayed at James Holiday Resort at the end of December to the beginning of January.
I would definitely not recommend this accomodation to anyone. Firstly, it is definitely not a resort and the staff are not very friendly merely courteous.
We never received any towels (good thing we brought our own) and the bathroom smelt funny so we had to buy our own cleaning products to clean the bathroom.
The air condition was ancient and made so much noise that you could not sleep. The kitchen was barely efficient the only good thing about it was the fridge. The room is large but it is definitely not value for money.
Tamara from Trinidad visited in July 2006 and awarded
I selected James Resort and Car Rental out of the yellow pages.
What a MISTAKE. The booking was made over the phone with Carlton (I am assuming he is the owner). I was charged for two adults and a child since my daughter is over five years old.
Made my deposit for two nights out of a four night stay two months prior to my trip at the given bank and bank account no.
Mind you, Carlton will call every minute to be sure that the deposit is made.
The night before my trip I happened to view tripadvisor and i was really not thrilled with the reports of the hotel.That, off course had me a bit concerned.
Upon my arrival, the first thing on my mind was to enquire about cancellations for the unpaid nights. I was then advised that it would cost me a night's rate.I asked Carlton if he usually advises this at time of booking, his reply was, "only if asked".
We were handed our keys and took ourselves up to the second floor with all our luggage.
When we opened the door, to our disbelief the room was small, musky and there was only one queen size bed for the three of us.
Sure this was a mistake I quickly got to the reception desk to clarify with Carlton. He was sure to advise that if i wanted an extra bed i needed to pay 100TTD more. Needless to say I refused to. Without a budge I stood until he finally decided that he would simply refund me the full amount.
I moved over to Surf Side in the same area. They did not have a room available with two beds, however, they moved a single bed over to an available room so that we would be comfortable. They were cleaner and cheaper and more accomodating.
James sure has to change his approach and I promised him that I would tell everyone my story until he does.
James Holiday Resort
James was disappointing. The room were very small and bathrooms sort of run down. The owner chases you out of the pool at 8pm every night. What I found especially hilarious is that the picture you have posted in the Accommodations section is misleading. It appears that the pool is in front of the two wings when in fact it is at the side of one. In the picture, the where you see the pool, the carpark is actually situated there!! There is a gate that can be locked to restrict the pool access so it is not as you see it in front of the rooms. We had to ask for towels. A/C is very loud and works poorly...atleast my room. The only plus is that is is indeed walking distance to the Airport and Store Bay.
Eventually, I switched to Sunshine Holiday Apartments on Milford Road. Accommodation there was 100% better. They have different types of rooms: single, double, with lofts, rooms to accommodate 6 etc etc. Even more affordable than James and very clean and tastefully furnished. Maybe just 3 minutes drive from Store Bay.