Crown Point Beach Hotel - Reader Reports & Opinion
Crown Point Hotel
Post Recreated: Originally posted - 12 October
I've stayed at the Crown Point Hotel. It's a basic, older & dated hotel but clean.
ROOMS: All rooms have kitchenettes with 3/4 size fridge & freezer, a 2 gas burner hotplate, toaster oven, a few plates, bowls and cutlary; I did find it humorous when I called the front desk saying I couldn't find any dishwashing soap and they said they didn't supply it in the kitchens! Colour TV with cable, remote; A/C. On some occasions have encountered numerous cockroaches (after awhile I simply avoided opening kitchen drawers) and tiny 'bugs' in the bedsheets. Other times, nothing. All rooms have balcony/patio and stunning tropical views.
PROPERTY: The landscaping and scenery is tops. It's mature, cliff-side waterfront with gorgeous views of Store Bay & Pigeon Point, and adjacent (one set of stairs) to one of Tobago's most popular beaches, Store Bay.
AMENITIES: Internet access is slow but available at the front desk for a fee. On-site gift shop. On-site restaurant (food is generally good but be warned the jerk chicken salad is HOT!) pool-side with great view. Pool is basic but lovely and kept immaculately clean. One negative is that it closes at 6pm for the sake of diners pool-side. The bar is on the pool-deck and liquor is good quality. Fruit smoothies are great!
LOCATION: Very convenient, 5 minutes walk from the airport. Of course, be prepared to hear planes. Several Western-standard restaurants within walking distance, local fare served from permanent take-out stands in the Store Bay park (most close during the evening). Recommendations: Take insect repellant. Book 2nd floor rooms if you want to encounter less bugs.
Stay here if basic and serviceable combined with stellar views, beach access and a pool are priorities. Very reasonably priced.