Candles In The Wind - Reader Reports & Opinion
Massimo Rossi from Italy visited in December 2011 and awarded
Last DecemberWe spent two weeks in Tobago. In October my choice was Candles in the wind and now I can say that I could not be happier with my choice.
Andrew, the owner. was very nice and helpful.
The house is spacious and the communal kitchen and dining area are large and well equipped.
We were three friends and we had dinner there every evening.
The level of service that Andrew provided was excellent. He assisted us in many ways including the island tours
If you choice a guest house Candles in the wind is a perfect location, if you want a Resort Candles is a bad choice!
Maureen from U.S.A. visited in December 2011 and awarded
Andrew the owner was very nice and helpful but the room was not very comfortable. There was a bright security light shining in the room all night from the neighboring building and the en suite bathroom was a bit stinky. But the place was very spacious with a large communal kitchen and dining area. I just didn't sleep very well
Sunir from U.S.A. visited in September 2011 and awarded
I just came back from spending 2 nights in Tobago, and I could not be happier with my choice to stay at Candles in the Wind.
The location is excellent if you want to stay in the Crown Point area. It is set aside in a really nice residential street set amongst mansions and vacation villas. The area seemed extremely safe with a neighborhood watch and 24 hour guard posted a few houses down. You are not too far from the action though, as it is a 2-3 minute walk to a bunch of restaurants, 5-10 minute walk to Store Bay, and 15-20 minute walk to Pigeon Point. I even walked here from the airport
The guesthouse was extremely comfortable. I am not comparing this to a 5 star beachfront resort, but for a VERY affordable guesthouse, I couldn't have been more pleased. Most of this was in part to the owner, Andrew, who was an excellent host. He takes a lot of pride in his place, and seems to enjoy what he does. He is very informative, helpful, hospitable, and enjoyable to talk to. He is very personable and intelligent, but at the same time he is not overbearing, and gives you plenty of space, even though he's always around and easy to find. It can be arranged for him to drive you places like Sunday School or Pigeon Point for a fee.
The rooms are basic/modest but comfortable. I stayed in #3, which had a spacious bedroom and bathroom compared to other guesthouses I stayed at in T&T (other rooms at Candles appeared smaller). There was a small TV without cable, but it had a DVD player and Andrew has a large library of DVD's you can borrow. The air conditioner was a wall unit and wasn't as strong as I would've preferred. The mattresses were not uncomfortable, but they were not luxurious either. The bathroom was fine, no complaints about hot water or water pressure.
I didn't really use the kitchen, but he has one on the second floor and one on the first floor that seemed well equipped, and clean. It's not Gordon Ramsey's kitchen, but I wouldn't have a problem cooking in them if I needed to. The rest of the house was very clean, and had a spacious open floor plan which I liked. The wifi signal in my room was excellent, but I would've been happier without the $5/day charge. But besides that, I find the owner to be reasonable, and not money hungry. I would not hesitate to stay here when I return because of Andrew's desire to maintain a quality guesthouse and to provide his guests with a wonderful experience.
Gary Almarales from Trinidad visited in August 2011 and awarded
I love Tobago and I can hardly ever find anything to complain about when I stay in this lovely island.Ok here's one,my stay was to short!Candles in the wind was a a perfect get away for both me and my family.It's a lovely place and very quiet.The greatest advantage is the proximity to everything ,close to the beach,the airport,restaurants.If I could improve one thing it would be the internet service.In this day why should one have to pay for internet service while at a guest house? Andrew is a good host and is very helpfull.
Odette from U.S.A. visited in May 2011 and awarded
I visited Candles in May and reconnected with my friend Andrew (owner/manager). Whilst there I met Sarah from Manhattan, Frank from Venezuela and Angie (Irish), who lives in Trinidad and is a member of a retired group of repeat visitors. The property is conveniently located,clean, quiet and spacious. it is ideal for relaxation.