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Forty Winks Inn

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Warner St 24 Newtown, Port of Spain Trinidad
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#3 of 23 hotels in Port of Spain
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Welcome to Forty Winks Inn!If you’re a business traveller or casual vacationer in Port of Spain, Trinidad, and you’re looking for quality accommodation that offers you a Great Location, Good Value and Gracious Style, then search no more.With Complimentary Wireless Internet and Delicious Local Breakfast, Forty Winks provides a refreshing tropical experience full of warmth, comfort and personalised service.This is not just a place where people stay, but also where people meet in the cozy lobby, and where travellers find company and comfort in the intimacy of the space and the professional support of its caring, efficient staff. With over seven years of welcoming and serving guests from all over the world, we know what excellent service is about; that’s why so many of our clients return to us again and again. Make a reservation, and come join us at Forty Winks for an unforgettable stay in Trinidad. See you soon!
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Canoeing
Golf course
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Rooftop terrace
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24-hour front desk
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Breakfast available
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Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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RossBlake wrote a review Jan. 2020
Cranbrook, Canada892 contributions112 helpful votes
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I chose the Forty Winks Inn based on vicinity to the Queen’s Park Savannah, mainly for the night market, the vicinity to the old part of Port of Spain for the old buildings, the local restaurants and also based on the description and reviews. Once I had booked, Pam (the owner) contacted me to check what time my flight was arriving. I was arriving in Trinidad at 0600 and I understood that check in was much later, so I requested to leave our bags at the Inn. Pam offered breakfast and an early check in for a small fee, and I graciously accepted. I’m glad I did. The Inn is a simple two level building with rooms on both floors. We stayed on the ground floor at the back of the building. There is a courtyard along the side of the building where breakfast is served. On the second floor, there is a rooftop garden that is often visited by local birds, including green parrots. The room was simple and comfortable, exactly what I needed as a base for day trips. I had to do coursework during the evenings, so I often sat in the foyer where the wifi was strongest. Pam is a wealth of local knowledge, and asked straight away what my plans were for Trinidad. When I outlined that my list of places of interest and that I’d need a driver, Pam organised a driver who turned out to be better than I could have ever arranged myself – “Sweet” Nick from “Sensational Tours and Transport”. Pam had known Nick for years. I can’t recommend Nick enough, if you’re looking for a guide! We walked to downtown Port of Spain from the Inn, as well as Woodbrook and St James. We were warned to not venture east of Henry St, but honestly we never felt unsafe. Sadly, the only issue I had during my stay was the vicinity to local food. The listings on google maps mostly don’t exist anymore or at least don’t keep the hours on google. It’s an issue in Trinidad and Tobago, and a lot of it is due to a downturn in tourism. There aren’t a lot of local food options available at night nearby, besides the night market (which I would recommend), and you might need to walk a bit further to St James etc. We did get takeaway fish from “Sweet Mouth” at the back of Hereford’s Bar on Maraval Rd a couple of blocks north. We ate it in the rooftop garden at the Inn and it was a great easy option. There is also a Rituals Coffee House a couple of minutes walk away. There is a Massey Stores supermarket a few minutes walk to the south. If I was visiting Port of Spain again, I wouldn’t hesitate to stay at Forty Winks Inn again. I enjoyed chatting with Pam over breakfast in the mornings, and discussing our experiences in Trinidad and travelling. And if you’re lucky, you’ll get to meet her beautiful dog Bella.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Roger C wrote a review Jul. 2019
Milton, Canada13 contributions29 helpful votes
I recently sent a friend for a vacation to Forty Winks Inn at Port of Spain T&T. This was her first trip outside her home country, first time in an airport and first time on an airplane. She was travelling solo and a little nervous. I spoke to Pam at Forty Winks and explained all this to her. Pam assured me she would take good care of my friend from arrival to departure. Pam arranged for a Spanish speaking driver to pick my friend up at the airport and deliver her to the Inn. She and her staff bent over backwards to accommodate my friend and even took her out to show her the local tourist sights. My friend told me she felt so welcome and at home from the moment she arrived. The rooms was beautiful and very clean, food was excellent and above all the customer service was excellent. Thank you Pam and staff for providing my friend with a wonderful experience at Forty Winks Inn. I’m very happy to recommend this to others.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded Oct. 19, 2019
It was our absolute pleasure to serve your friend. Our aim is simply to make our guests comfortable and happy, whatever that takes, and we were pleased to know that we met all her needs. We appreciate your intention to recommend us to others and look forward to being of service again.
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Jeremiah J wrote a review Jun. 2019
New York City, New York38 contributions7 helpful votes
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I stayed here for a few days. Location was perfect, central to the best sights in Port of Spain,Trinidad that not once I rode a taxi.Pam the owner was warm, friendly, accommodating & sweet.Fresh home made breakfast too daily.Super friendly staff, comfortable bed, clean room and completely affordable!!!.I thought I was dreaming. I can't wait to visit again.I really can not say enough about this place!!!. Excellent customer service!!!. Don't believe what you always read in the media.Trinidad is beautiful, safe & you will definitely have a fun time!!!. FORTY WINKS INN is where you definitely want to stay!!!!.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Responded Oct. 19, 2019
Thank you so much for your brilliant review and robust recommendation.!!! We appreciate you taking the time to complete one and to have been so flattering. You were a wonderful guest and we love when clients get our vibe, so we complemented each other well. Our apologies for taking so long to respond, but somehow we missed the notification of the Review. All the very best to hope, and hope to see you again another time. Pam
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anna m wrote a review Jun. 2019
London, United Kingdom111 contributions31 helpful votes
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Forty Winks is a lovely locally owned guesthouse with friendly owner and staff. WiFi is good, there’s a different home cooked breakfast each morning, and a small terrace upstairs which is nice in the evening. Very safe area to walk around, and only 10 mins to Ariapita Ave in the evenings, 3 mins to Queen’s Park Savannah to join the morning joggers. Stay there!
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from FortyWinksinn, Owner at Forty Winks Inn
Responded Jun. 7, 2019
We feel lucky to have had the honour of being of service to this very important but unpretentious client. We appreciate your service to the world and are happy that you got our'vibe'. Thank you for taking the time to post this wonderful review. Sorry you didn't get to have those mangoes :-)
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guidadiroma wrote a review Feb. 2019
Rome, Italy69 contributions29 helpful votes
Forty winks was lovely as was Pam and her staff. We loved the rooms, the breakfast and...everything! The building is wonderfully looked after, everything is very clean and the colours of every part of it are joyful and vibrant. There is a lovely terrace with lots of plants and a table with chairs for one to go and enjoy the Caribbean sky. The rooms are lovely and breakfast is cooked fresh every morning. Pam and her staff are always there to help with any query with a smile on their face, nothing is too much for them. Everything ticked all the boxes for us.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded Jun. 7, 2019
So happy to know you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate it !! I think you really got our vibe!! and that's very important to us. Thanks again for sharing. All the very best.
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PRICE RANGE
US$99 - US$122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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forty winks hotel port of spain, 40 winks inn
LOCATION
CaribbeanTrinidad and TobagoTrinidadPort of Spain
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Forty Winks Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Forty Winks Inn?
Nearby attractions include PCS Silver Stars (0.2 km), Escape the Movies (0.4 km), and The Red House (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Forty Winks Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Forty Winks Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Forty Winks Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Forty Winks Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include BUZO Osteria Italiana, The Meena House, and Town Restaurant & Bar.
Does Forty Winks Inn have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Forty Winks Inn offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Forty Winks Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Forty Winks Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fort George (3.7 km).