Store Bay Holiday Resort - Reader Reports & Opinion
Alan Rambaran from U.K. visited in July 2007 and awarded
This resort cater mainly for locals ie Trinidadians and the standard is perhaps not geared up for overseas tourist who expect something more up market. It's ok as a base or somewhere to sleep. Outside their is two bars which can be a bit noisey at times. The staff are nice, friendly and helpful.
Kim Muller from Canada visited in June 2007 and awarded
We stayed at the Store Bay Resort on June 23/24, 2007. The rate was $TT380 per night (around $50CAD) so we weren't expecting the Hilton. The hotel is in a very convenient location, less than 5 minute walk from the airport and Store Bay Beach, ample parking, private and clean pool area, nice sun deck on the upper level and very amicable staff who allowed us to check in at 10am and check out at 2pm. We felt quite secure at this establishment.
Ours was a self catering room (205) with fridge, stove, table and chairs, etc. and a separate bedroom area with a small but comfortable double bed, nice cold A/C, and cable TV. The bathroom was quite shabby but the towels were clean and the shower produced a good supply of hot water. We didn’t use the small private deck on the one side of our room because the larger sun deck was on the other side with nicer chairs and even a double swinging chair.
Be advised that if you’re looking for a quiet place to stay – this is not the place. But, if you’re into ‘liming’ with the locals until 2 am on a Friday or Saturday night, you’ll enjoy yourself here. Lot's of eateries in the immediate vacinity so you won't go hungry.
Basically - no frills but good value for the cost.
Mellissa Peony from Trinidad visited in April 2007 and awarded
I made reservations at this hotel but we canceled our trip way ahead in advance because we couldn't make it.....after some time i decided to get a refund of my money and after several attempts to contact the manager she informed me that they never made a log of my cancellation so therefore she refused to give me my money back.....these people are a total rip off because its my word against some worker who didn't do her job...this is bad service to the max
Nerissa from U.K. visited in February 2007 and awarded
I stayed at the Store Bay Holiday Resort for two nights in February 2007.
The service was first class, even when we turned up about 11pm because our flight was delayed. At all other times, staff were also very friendly and informative.
We had booked this accommodation because we were with a group of friends and this place seemed to provide the ideal combination of excellent location and price, although we did wonder what the rooms would be like given the location and price :)
The accommodation consists of a number of apartment style rooms, the smaller ones with kitchenettes, and the larger with fuller kitchens. The design of the property is such that the apartments open onto wide verandahs with comfortable seating overlooking a small green area, or the pool. There is a large sun deck area upstairs. The pool, downstairs, also has a good number of sun loungers around it, and the pool itself is a very good size, allowing me to be able to swim short lengths (I would say somewhere around 25 or 30ft long but this is very much a guess). There is parking available on the property.
Some of our party stayed in the one bedroom apartments. Another four of us stayed in a two-bedroom apartment, with both bedrooms opening onto a room in the middle that housed the kitchen and dining area. Outside our front door was a verandah which overlooked the pool. Each bedroom was simply but very comfortably furnished, with airconditioning, and cable tv. The ensuite bathrooms were adequate but felt a little more dated, slightly scruffy in appearance but clean.
We did not use the kitchen facilities in our apartment.
The location is about a five minute walk from the airport. The minimart, internet cafe and a few other shops are within about a two minute walk. Several restaurants and bars are within a 10 minute walk.
I also stayed at Rovanels (just for one night) in Feb 2007 - I'll add comments to that listing.
I stayed at Toucan Inn in September 2006 - will add comments there also.
Varsha Sieurajsingh from Trinidad visited in August 2006 and awarded
A party of 7 people arrived at the hotel straight from the Crown Point Hotel.
The hotel staff advised us that we could not check in a mere 10 minutes before the check in time.
The hotel staff was not very friendly.
On the other hand, The rooms were clean and there was a regular maid service.
The surroundings could have been better kept. The grass was overgrown and facilities were very outdated.
The only perk was the 24/7 use of the pool facilities!
WE had a great time out of the hotel.
I think that this hotel should change their name because holiday 'resort' was very misleading!