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At one time a guest house for family members, today this guest house is run by husband and wife team Monica and Michael Charbonnè. It has been in operation since 1975 and has garnered a reputation for its home-style environment, clean accommodations, and friendly service. That's not even mentioning their location in the lush Maraval Valley, surrounded by beautiful trees, birds, and cool Caribbean breezes.

Those hoping to taste some interesting foods will be particularly happy with Moniques, as it's in an area that features a wide range of local restaurants. Adam's Bagels & Specialty Breads is the closest option, which serves International food. Next, pay a visit to one of the region's bars.

Set on the southern edge of Maraval, Monique's is a great choice for guests who are thinking about staying in this neighborhood or nearby. It's north-northeast of the center of Port of Spain.



Each guestroom comes complete with air conditioning, a television, hot and cold water, private bathrooms, and daily housekeeping services. Guestrooms at Monique's II, the latest addition to the hotel complex, offers large rooms for groups and long-term visitors.

These rooms have the added amenities of a kitchenette, and outdoor verandas with view. Any room without a kitchenette still has a refrigerator for guests to use.

Moniques has 20 total rooms. Accordingly, it appeals to visitors who enjoy a less commercialized atmosphere. This hotel has been given a two and a half star rating, for a number of reasons, including amenities, value, and more.

Look below for a list of in-room amenities found at Monique's.

  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Private Bath
  • Terrace
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator
  • Balcony

If a particular amenity is important to you, mention this when you contact the front desk or reservation service.

Activities and Amenities

In addition to these in-room amenities, this hotel also has

  • FAX
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Highspeed Internet

However, it's best to check with the front desk if you want to guarantee that a certain favorite amenity will be available. To view our in-depth discussion about the activities offered at Monique's, click here.


Besides what is available on-location, visitors hoping for more culinary diversity might also want to consider the region's other local eateries. Those staying at Monique's will encounter a limited but good selection of restaurants beyond the property. It's never a bad idea to pick out a few restaurants in the area that are worth trying, even though Moniques has on-site dining. To find out more about this area's dining, click here.

Guest Services

Also included with these accommodations are guest services -- including the ones below -- can help you have a smooth, stress free vacation on Trinidad and Tobago.

  • Maid Service
  • Local Shuttle Service
  • Tour Desk

The property also boasts some useful business amenities, making this property an excellent choice for guests who seek some of the functionalities of their home offices.

  • Copy Service
  • Computer
  • FAX


You will notice many attractions near Moniques. One of the closest is Caroni Bird Sanctuary, a nature sanctuary/wildlife reserve. If you plan to do a little lounging in the sand, like many of the travelers who visit this area, your itinerary will surely include a few peaceful hours at the beach. You'll find Cyril Bay among the nearest beaches to the hotel.

The hotel is situated near Port of Spain, a particularly enjoyable area for sightseers to experience the diversity of Trinidad and Tobago.

If you're still curious about what you'll find near Monique's, click here.

Contact Info

Location: 114 Saddle Road, Maraval, Trinidad

Phone: (868) 628-3334

Fax: (868) 628-5511



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