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Hotel of the Month - Cobblestone Inn, St. Vincent

cobblestone%20inn%20St%20Vincent.jpgI haven't spent much time exploring St. Vincent, yet I have been there many times, usually just to overnight. Most of the time I arrive late, too late to catch the ferry over to the Grenadine Island of Bequia, one of the Caribbean's most charming places, and a favorite spot of mine. Nevertheless, I always look forward to a stay in St. Vincent, however short.

Why? Because St. Vincent really does have a lot to offer. It's a mountainous, volcanic island with steep roads leading down to black sand beaches, and some terrific colonial fortresses just outside the capital city Kingstown.

This is the real West Indies.. The countryside is verdant and lush. However, Kingstown, is where the action is. It has some old buildings, and a bustling market. When I find myself there I always stay at the charming Cobblestone Inn. It's a stone's throw from both the market and the ferry docks. In fact it's an easy walk, even with luggage to the docks. From there you can grab a ferry to various islands in The Grenadines, to as far south as Union Island.

STV%20Cobblestone%20Inn.jpgThe Cobblestone Inn dates back to1814. It was constructed in the Georgian style of architecture favored at the time. Built originally as a waterfront warehouse for sugar, the idea of restoring the building and converting it into a hotel required extensive renovation. In the process, original details of the building were exposed, revealing its lovely cobblestone walkways and arches.

It's a comfortable hotel, steeped in history. While some of the rooms are facing the main street, most are placed further back in the property, and are as quiet as can be. All the rooms are unique, and all show different aspects of the original building. There are seventeen double and two single fully air-conditioned rooms each with its own bathroom. There is a restaurant in the hotel, and another one on the ground floor facing the main street, which is run by Basil, of Mustique fame. It's also one of St. Vincent's best watering holes.

Rates are $75 for a single to $95 for a suite. Tax of 20% will be added on top to cover service and VAT.

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Such an affordable and nice place to stay when you're in the vicinity of St Vincent.


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