Villa Shalom is a family run, located at the corner of Pelham Street and Reid Lane in Belmont, just five (5) minutes by taxi from the capital city of Port of Spain. The property offers four (4) bedrooms (three air conditioned), three (3) bathrooms, kitchen facilities, TV Room with cable TV provided, living and dining areas. In addition to our Guest House, we have two (2) self-contained apartments each with its own bedroom (air conditioned), bathroom, kitchen, as well as a living room area with cable TV.
Transport is easily accessible from our guest house as taxis drop you off right in front of the building and you can access transport directly from in front of us as well. We are situated near to major restaurants such as TGI Fridays, located West of Queen’s Park Savannah, China Palace in Elerslie Plaza, St. Clair, Subway and Lawrence of Arabia in Shoppes of Maraval on the Maraval Saddle Road and Jenny’s on the Boulevard located on Ariapita Avenue. We are located close to other major entertainment and nightlife in Port of Spain and its environs.
The Port of Spain General Hospital (public), the St. Clair Medical Complex (private) as well as the Belmont Police Station all lie in close proximity of the guest house. If you need access to a supermarket, we recommend Massy Stores, which is located on Saddle Road in Maraval. They stock all major brands.
Belmont is located on the northeastern area of Port of Spain and was the city’s first suburb. It is known for its cultural heritage since it is the birthplace and early home of many important Carnival designers and bands. It is the home of approximately ten (10) Pan yards including: Trinidad Casablanca, Pandemonium, Super Sonics, BP Renegades and many others.
Villa Shalom is located about ten (10) minutes walking distance from the Queen’s Park Savannah, one of the world’s largest roundabouts, which is north of downtown Port of Spain. Directly opposite of the Queen’s Park Savannah or ‘Savannah’ as it is normally referred to by locals, are the Royal Botanic Gardens, Emperor Valley Zoo and the President’s Residence.
The southern part of the Savannah is the main venue for Carnival activities and it is now the proposed site for the new Cultural and Entertainment Centre. Across the street from the southern end of the Savannah, lies the Memorial Park and The National Museum.
Two major banks are located on the eastern side of the Savannah. They are Citi Bank and First Citizens Bank Ltd. On the Western side of the Savannah is the Princes Building Grounds, the proposed site for the Performing Arts Center and the Magnificent Seven (7).
For the sporting enthusiast, the Savannah is not only a place of culture but it is also a place where people can go to run, walk and exercise or play sports such as football (soccer), rugby or cricket.
Within walking distance (about 15 minutes) is the recently refurbished Queen’s Park Oval, one of the major locations for cricket in the West Indies.