Sandy's Guest House - Reader Reports & Opinion
These reports are a combination of questions and comment posted in our Sandy's Guest House forum and visitor reports added via the 'Add Report' tab above. The votes awarded are weighted by volume and date to give a truer representation of reader satisfaction [more details].
Reader Satisfaction Ranking: Weighted ranking based on 5 votes = 2.8 (max 5)
Joanne from Trinidad visited in April 2009 and awarded
My boyfriend and I stayed at Sandy's Guest House for overall 1 week, while travelling back and forth from Trinidad. Very pleasent and relaxed people. Would recommend this stay for visitor's looking for clean, basic accommodation, great location with great rates!!!!
Maya W-R from U.K. visited in August 2006 and awarded
We stayed at Sandy's for a week in August 2006. Our family group included my 87 year old grandmother and a 2 month old baby and 10 others in between so we hired the entire bottom floor which comprised 4 bedrooms and the kitchen and living room.
Positives: Rooms are spacious and the beds are comfortable. There are ensuite bathrooms and cable TV in every room. Very good location and reasonably priced (120$TT per adult, 60$TT for children over 5 and younger infants were free). The place was clean and there was plenty of hot water.
Negatives: We never received our welcome drinks or bottled water as promised on the website. The 'complimentary' transfer turned out to be taxi drivers who claimed no knowledge of an agreement so we ended up paying an inflated 70$TT. I later brought this up with Valerie Sandy and she agreed to take it off the bill but otherwise I think we would have ended up paying for it.
Interaction with Mrs Sandy was poor. The first day we were there Mrs Sandy let herself in in the morning, opened up the doors and turned off the lights we had left on in the corridor. When the first person got up, they received a lecture about leaving the lights on. For the rest of the morning, Mrs Sandy came in and out to use the telephone which kept ringing, despite most people sitting around in their pyjamas. She explained that when she was in the backyard washing, she answers the phone downstairs so she didn't have to keep running upstairs. This was communicated as a statement and it was clear we didnt have a choice. The final straw came when the phone rang and it was for a male member of the family, who came inside to use the phone as well instead of going upstairs to where they lived. This made the atmosphere quite uncomfortable as we had expected to have the ground floor to ourselves and we were not dressed and my cousin was breastfeeding her baby.
The rooms were not cleaned or the towels or linens changed until the sixth day, not the third day as promised. We had to request this and immediately Mrs Sandy said it was our fault as we had not asked before.
The property was very hot, despite the fans and it is tackily decorated. Bizarrely, there was a fully decorated plastic Christmas tree in the corner of the living room. Although there were two large fridges, there were not enough cutlery for everyone.
In contrast, interactions with the agent, Glynn Kirpalani from Holiday in Tobago, were pleasant. We made the booking at the last minute from Trinidad and he was very flexible. He allowed himself to be contacted on his cell on Sunday evening to confirm the booking.
In conclusion, Sandy's has a lot of potential but didn't quite live up to what was promised on the website.
Thorsten Hager from Germany visited in July 2006 and awarded
Sorry, but the guesthouse is really bad. The woman was very unfriendly and the rooms dirty! Donīt stay at this place!
Good: Near to the airport
Bad: Unfriendly, dark rooms, Dirty
I think its better to stay in a guesthouse near Piegon Point. Its important to make a reservation from germany if you travel at a weekend. During the week its not a problem to get a room
Neil Charles from U.S.A. visited in April 2006 and awarded
I stayed at Sandy's for 4 nights,i would reccommend it for a single or couples only.The owners are very nice people which made it the most enjoyable.I stayed at one of the downstairs rooms which can get very hot and humid,i really missed the A/C and think it's needed.The walk to Store bay is 12 minutes not 5 mins and to the airport it's 10 mins.Toucan Inn and Bonkers is right next door where i ate breakfast.It's a good location if you just like relax and take it easy.
Julia D from U.K. visited in August 2005 and awarded
We stayed here on 2 different occasions and were very happy with both the rooms we were given. They both were light, airy, spacious and clean. There was no a/c, but a fan was provided and an ensuite bathroom and tv. There is also a communal kitchen and living room area. We paid $120TT per person, per night. The guesthouse is a 10 minute walk from Store Bay, and located next to the Toucan Inn.