Candles In The Wind - Reader Reports & Opinion
Ben Stentz from U.S.A. visited in March 2011 and awarded
Andrew (the owner) was very helpful during our stay at Candles in the Wind. He assisted us in many ways including changing our return flight to Trinidad and finding us a hotel close to the airport in Trinidad for our return to the US.
The property was clean, spacious and charming.
The level of service that Andrew provided was excellent.
The location is perfect...walking distance (5 minutes) to the beaches and Andrew was always willing to give us a ride to where ever we were headed.
I heard a few people mention that there are cheaper accomodations in the area than Candles...that may be true, but for my money Candles was worth the money. We had zero worries.
I would highly recommend Candles in the Wind for visitors to Tobago.
Simona from Italy visited in January 2011 and awarded
I stayed @ Candles in January 2011 and slept three nights in the dorm. All beds had a mosquito net, which was very useful as the whole island was packed with mosquitoes) and a fan close to them. The dorm was in the attic and during the day got unbearably hot, but at night it was ok and with the help of the fans it was actually possible to sleep. The bathroom was very narrow and it smelled a bit, not the cleanest bath I've seen but it was ok. I have seen the rooms downstairs and - to no surprise - they are far better than the dorm, all with a private bathroom.
The common kitchen appeared very greasy, I wouldn't cook anything there nor use one of the cups or glasses, but it was ok for storing things.
The owner is definitely the best part of the whole package, with lots of tips on the island and always a smile on his face. He will offer to drive you from the airport or to other destination (for a fee, of course) and let you use the washing machine at no additional charge, but you have to provide your own laundry powder.
All in all I was satisfied with the place - at the dorm price you couldn't find anything better.
Alana Alleyne-Ash from Trinidad visited in October 2010 and awarded
My stay was short, but an enjoyable one. The location of the place was super convenient because of the nearby restaurants, convenience stops and the banking facility. Store Bay is also a five minutes walk from the guest house, which made my short stay extremely relaxing since I did not require taking a taxi to get there. I will recommend others to stay at Candles in the Wind because of the serenity and privacy one is afforded. There was no hassle on arrival neither were there any on checking out of the establishment.
Shelley-Ann Thompson from Trinidad visited in August 2010 and awarded
The host, Mr. Leekit was polite, professional and a good people person. The guest house is immaculate, comfortable, easy to find, safe, and within a short and pleasant walking distance to the beach. The house facilities were excellent: the Self-Catering kitchen was clean and fully functioning with a gas stove, refrigerator, kitchen utensils in a clean cupboard, clean food storage cupboards, clean cutlery, kitchen tools, dish washing liquid, kitchen was always clean with no insects, two garbage bins that were always emptied and cleaned. The kitchen floors were clean and neatly tiled.
the laundry appliances worked well and were clean. cleaning equipment such as brooms and mops are provided. there is an ironing and ironing board, a bathroom scale, linens, etc.
The bathrooms clean and fully functioning with hot and cold showers with bath soap and toilet paper as an initial provision and welcome.
The bedrooms were clean and comfortable with Air Conditioning. The nights were quiet. the bedroom locks were fully functioning. The cable television worked well. beds were clean and comfortable.
the dining area was clean, spacious and had a relaxing veranda that overlooked the main road. one can sit out there and have refreshments and see the buses and pedestrians pass by day or night. For those who smoke, you can smoke outside on the veranda but keep it clean people: bring your own ashtray and don't leave butts or ash. On the wall of the staircase to the upstairs rooms, there is a nice little collection of literature for guests to use during their stay and return before they check out. Outside there is a hose to wash sand off of your feet before you enter the house. this keeps the house clean for everyone. there is no pool but it is not missed after spending the day at either nearby Pigeon Point beach or Storebay beach. for the ladies at Storebay beach you can get a great deal on beach chairs and umbrellas from Peggy, ask for her.
My stay was so pleasant that I plan to return and with my elderly parents who I know would enjoy the house and beach.
During my 5-day stay, I lost 15 pounds in weight just by walking to and from the beach everyday, doing water exercises and eating local fruits, vegetables and lots of fresh fish. I had an excellent stay at Candles In the Wind guesthouse, thank you Mr. Leekit.
Aisha Mcqueen from U.S.A. visited in February 2010 and awarded
February 2010 my family and friends decended on candles in the wind for my wedding on pigeon point. Let me Say that Andrew is very kind,warm and accomadationg. (keeping in mind that there was about 15 children under 12yrs old there). Candles is very spacious and comfortable, Everything worked and if you needed anything andrew and his staff was there to help. The rooms and bathrooms were very clean and well kept. i recommend candles to anyone looking for a nice quiet stay in tobago, i myself will be going to candles in June,