Carnetta's Inn Limited 

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Carnetta's Inn was originally built as a family home nestled low in the hills of Maraval, today it has developed into a premier guesthouse. We offer you the experience of a home away from home where you can find comfort, harmony and a quiet retreat. 

As it is our home, you will become part of our family. We ensure your well being and we are available to answer questions and make arrangements for you. 

Please "Come Share Our Home".

Whether you are a naturalist, a culture buff or simply planning a relaxing or working visit, all these experiences and more can be yours when you are a guest at Carnetta’s Inn. The Inn is ideally located on the Saddle Road, Maraval, with easy access to several interesting places on the island. 

After an exciting day playing golf at the nearby St. Andrew’s golf course, swimming on the North Coast beaches, hiking in the rainforest, or shopping in Port-of-Spain, you can relax for afternoon tea, and enjoy the Bamboo Terrace Restaurant. Indeed, some evenings we have live entertainment.

Your host and hostess are eminently qualified and experienced in the areas of Tourism and Hospitality. Winston was a former Director of Tourism for Trinidad and Tobago, Director of the Trinidad and Tobago Hotel School and served as President of the Trinidad and Tobago Hotel and Tourism Association for several years. Like Winston, Carnetta is a graduate of the Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Administration Program at the Ryerson Polytechnic University in Canada She also specializes in Personnel Administration.

This unique blend of location, setting, skills and expertise has allowed the guests at Carnetta's Inn the opportunity to have an experience, which is unlike any other.

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Carnetta's Inn provides the perfect island visit: intimate surroundings, beautifully landscaped plants and trees, exotic fishponds, nearby activity choices and the personal attention of the most gracious and hospitable host and hostess imaginable. 

Carnetta's Inn reflects a relaxing mood amongst the natural setting on the Maraval River, where ginger lillies, orchids, anthuriums and heliconias blossom. 

Carnetta's Inn, a guesthouse where new friends can become good old friends.

At Carnetta's Inn, we cater to the needs of all our visitors, particularly those visitors accessing specialized medical attention.

The Inn is ideally located fifteen (15) minutes away from the major health institutions on the island and the ambience of the facility is perfect for recuperating visitors. 

Additionally, to serve you better, one of our rooms has been designed for the physically challenged. At your request, meals are prepared to suit specific dietary requirements.

We are here to provide you with everything you need, including generous helpings of peace and privacy, so that you are free to enjoy the natural beauty of our island and the many experiences that it offers. 

We offer single, double or triple occupancy rooms. Each of our fourteen (14) rooms is fully furnished and has been designed for your own privacy and comfort. Rooms are equipped with private bathrooms, direct dial telephones, cable TV and are air-conditioned. On your request, rooms with kitchenettes are available.

The natural setting of Carnetta's Inn on the Maraval River, with its mixed tropical fruit orchards, beautiful flourishing trees and exotic flowers forms the perfect backdrop to the sight of blue-grey and palm tanagers, banquets, tropical mocking-birds, great kiskadees, humming-birds, orioles, fly catchers, ruddy ground doves and crested oropendolas, which all share our garden. 

Indeed, Carnetta’s Inn is a haven for the eco-tourist.

At the Bamboo Terrace Restaurant, you can enjoy the unique flavour of creole dishes served in an informal setting. Our chef under the guidance of Carnetta herself will provide you with the finest Caribbean cuisine garnished with homegrown seasonings and magnificent, garden fresh tropical fruit.

This tropical flavour can also be experienced at our full bar which serves tropical drinks, complemented by international and local wines.

Soft music, romantic moods, jazz, steelband and calypso complement dining and liming or simply looking at the stars or listening to the river – paradise found! 

In addition, you can take a trip into Port-of-Spain to enjoy an evening's entertainment of steelband, calypso, theatre and nightlife. 

Carnetta's Inn is home to nature, culture and music lovers.

Whether you want a quiet time to relax or an adventure filled vacation, you can get it all at Carnetta’s Inn.


Bamboo Terrace Restaurant
Creole dishes served with homegrown seasonings prepared by talented cooks instructed by Carnetta herself. Do inquire about our monthly theme dinners. September - every Saturday night we offer "A Feast for Lovers".

Afternoon tea
Served from Monday to Thursday - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Our cooks have a flair with pastry.
Come and enjoy our selection of tea, fruit juices, cakes and pastries.

Friday Night Lime
Friday nights are special nights with delightful music from our selected entertainer. Light refreshment and finger foods are also available.

Banquets, Cocktails and catering for private functions.
Our Bamboo Terrace Restaurant is an ideal tropical setting for evening functions. We can accommodate groups up to seventy-five people.


Standard Single $50
  Double $50
  Triple $60
Kitchenette Single $55
  Double $55
  Triple $65

Rates are subject to 10% Service Charge and 10% Room Tax

Come and experience the warmth and hospitality of the Caribbean.

Designed with informality in mind our riverside grill caters for visitors and residents, guests alike. Inexpensive meals and quick foods are the order of the day. 

Our cow heel soup is well known and our daily luncheon special is always in demand. 

Whether you are a resident guest or en route to the North Coast Beaches our Mr. B's Grill is worth a stop for refreshments or simply liming.


Mr. Hollis Chin-Kee-Fatt
Enterprise Business Manager - Xerox.
Union Avenue, Maplewood, New Jersey.
"I've been coming to Trinidad for the last five (5) years, I have a residential house in Trinidad but I've stayed at Carnetta's Inn every time, it's like home. I wouldn't trade that for anything, I love the setting, service and comfort that I feel when I come to Carnetta's Inn. They genuinely care about how I feel, what I need and I like that. "

Ms. Angela Sharp
Champion Columbus, Ohio, USA
"Everything was wonderful. "Your staff is gracious and your rooms very comfortable.
We totally enjoyed our stay and can't wait to return"

Mr. Ryan Cronin
University Avenue, Los Gatos, California, USA
"We give our visit to Carnetta's Inn a 5+, excellent. Thanks to the management and staff, 15 people had a most enjoyable stay from the moment we got to the Reception desk. Thank you all".

99 Saddle Road,
Maraval, Trinidad,
West Indies
Tel: (868) 628-2732, 622-5165, 622-2884
Fax: (868) 628-7717

“Come Share Our Home”

Copy courtesy:
Roxanne Colthrust
Public Relations Practitioner
20th July 2001

Winston Borrell - Managing Director
Carnetta Borrell - Manager

Carnetta's Inn Limited
99 Saddle Road

Phone: (868) 628-2732 , (868) 622-5165 , (868) 622-2884
Fax: (868) 628-7717


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Last updated 22nd June, 2002