Candles In The Wind - Reader Reports & Opinion

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Paul Quinnell from U.K. visited in May 2008 and awarded  Five out of Five

I found candles in the wind to be off the highest standard.Andy and his staff wre very kind,helpful and suggested many trips,beaches and nightlife that would suit myself.I travelled alone and was made to feel very welcome and also met new freinds.I was also given full use of all facilities and had a very spacious and clean en suite private room at very generous rates.The cleaniless of candles was exceptional and the location is excellent with beaches,shops and nightlife all within walking distance.I would highly reccommend it too anyone staying in tobago,i will use candles again on my inevitable return to this beautiful island....

paul u.k

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Sue & Peter White from U.K. visited in April 2008 and awarded  Four out of Five

My husband and i did a 2 wk cruise, then ended our hloiday with 5 nights in tobago,we chose candels in the wind, we had a lovely peaceful time,close to the best beaches, shops, restraunts,the guest house is a great place to stay, sue white

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Danny & Caroline from Netherlands visited in January 2007 and awarded  Five out of Five

We stayed at Candles for almost three weeks. We just loved the place. Candles is situated on a excellent spot! Both beaches are within walking distance.

Andrew the owner of the guesthouse really wants his guests to enjoy themselves and to have the best holiday they can get.

The place has dormbeds and rooms. this mix will ensure that you'll meet various people from all around the world. Because of the shared kitchens you'll have the opportunity to meet them if you want to.

Reply To Paolo Franchetto's Comment.   


Firstly, I would like to thank "Ronald" of Sweden for his response and comments also.

As the Owner of Candles in the Wind, I would like to comment briefly on what was said.

Prior to the Franchettos' visit to to Tobago I called and arrange for a Guest house in Trinidad to accommodate them on their first night of arrival.

I discounted their daily rate from US$65.00 to US$60.00 and have also replied to Paolo no fewer than five times answering various questions including answering questions as stated in the following e-mail:-

andrew leekit to Paolo

show details Jan 12 Reply

Hello Paolo, I am happy to provide the following info.

Hope that I have been of help to you.

See next to your questions.


On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 5:18 PM, Paolo Franchetto wrote:

Dear Andrew

I write to taking advantage of your kindness to ask you a few informations reguarding your island.

these are the questions:

Is it possible to rent a car?

Are there any ATM for cash?

Do I have to bring with me towels and bed sheets?

I've seen in the Meteo it is raining now, is this normal?

Is Carneval time in Tobago?

Sorry to take your time but if you can spare me some answers, I would apreceate

See you soon


Firstly, I am located in the Bon Accord Development among numerous other Villas and Guest Houses where Guests all access the nearby beaches in the Crown Point area either by foot or car ..What other way is there?.

There are very few beach front properties on the island of other Guests have made this an issue in the past....The nearest beach is at Swallows which is adjacent to Coco Reef Hotel and is about eight minutes by foot

At no time did PAOLO FRANCHETTO express any dissatifaction with his stay, or the lack of cleaniness of their room or the place in general, while his wife spoke no English. and was unable to communicate directly with me..I did offer a choice of rooms on both the ground and upper floor and they choose one on the ground floor with Two Double beds.

All of my rooms are cleaned every 3-4 days , linen changes , towels rotated, garbage emptied and toileteries replenished..If Mr Franchetto claimed that “we never had our (his) bedroom sweeped up once or the bathroom cleaned” ...and was so dissatisfied why did he not ask for a refund ,or bring it to my attention and / or leave ?

I am a retired person and it is my privilege to read the newspaper or be on the computer as often as I wish.........notwithstanding I did mention my additional services of taking these guests to “Sunday School’ in the village of Buccoo at a cost of US$25.00 / return for the both of them including leaving them with a Cell phone to call me at their convenience. Regretfully this service was never paid for as the guests checked themselves out before 5.00am when I awoke as I usually do. ...I presumed that they were leaving on the evening of that day as they made no mention of their early departure.

On such occasions I would collect outstanding monies and be available to offer airport drop off or arrange ground transport to the Ferry Terminal for them as was done with other guests in the past..

This reply is not intender to engage in a debate with Mr Franchetto but merely to place on record the facts surrounding their stay with Candles in the wind.

Contrary to what they have said, all other guest comments report differently.

Andrew Leekit (Owner).

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