This time last year the HaitiHub team did a Guest House tour of Port au Prince, Haiti. Our goal was to meet up with old friends from the country, while also meeting new people and seeing what accommodations the city had to offer (outside of the up and coming hotel industry.)
There were different things we loved about each place we stayed, and we’re happy to share just a few of those things below! If you or your group is looking for a place to stay in Port au Prince, we highly recommend the locations below.
Have another guesthouse or hotel you’ve stayed at and loved? Please add to our list by posting in the comments below!
This family run home is very welcoming and it definitely had the homiest feel out of all the places we stayed! We loved hanging out and chatting with other visitors on the upstairs balcony in the evenings and interacting with John and his family throughout the day. Breakfast and dinner were family affairs, with everyone in the guesthouse sitting down to eat and talk over the day together.
Photos via Brian Zurita at panoramio.com
Matthew 25 had the most open atmosphere of any of the homes, and the fewest barriers to the outside world (while still providing safe and comfortable accomodation!) Dinner was, once again, one of our favorite parts of our stay. Everyone sat down together to recollect on the day and share in the conversation. Fayme, one of the house managers, led everyone in a Creole song to bless each meal. The food was delicious and definitely stuck more closely to traditional Haitian cuisine. This was a wonderful experience!
We stayed at Trinity on our last night in Haiti and felt absolutely spoiled by the place. The house is run by Daniel and his wife Ketia who both take pride in the Hotel like atmosphere at Trinity (Including air conditioned rooms, hot showers and wifi). Daniel’s mission for Trinity Lodge is to prove that by doing things the “right way” Haitian owned and operated businesses can get ahead. The refreshing breeze on the upstairs patio makes it a great meeting space, while the down stairs cafe/restaurant like dining arrangement is also a fine option for sitting down and catching up with whomever you might be entertaining while in Haiti.
Don’t forget to share where you’ve stayed below!
Vwayaje an byen zanmi m!
Written by Erin Nguyen on January 7, 2016