Pros

  • Oceanfront location with great breezes and beautiful views from the hotel restaurant
  • Steps from Sunday School beach party – weekly party with free steel-band performances
  • Air-conditioned rooms with TVs and hardwood furniture
  • Some rooms have have sea views and kitchens
  • Restaurant serves tasty Trinidadian and international cuisines
  • Snorkeling equipment, beach chairs, and beach towels for rent
  • Laundry service available (for a fee)
  • Free Wi-Fi and gated parking
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Cons

  • Some rooms are dated or worn and could use an update
  • Location a bit far from many tourist attractions
  • Waterfront location, but no swimmable beach
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Bottom Line

Miller’s Guest House is a two-pearl waterfront guest house on Tobago’s Buccoo Point that draws budget travelers and backpackers. It’s eight compact, air-conditioned rooms are worn and include bright, colorful interiors, hardwood furniture, and TVs (some have flat screens). It’s a low-frills kinda place but the ocean-view restaurant serves up tasty Trinidadian and international dishes. There’s no pool and although its located next to the water, the waterfront is used by fishermen and isn’t swimmable -- the swimming beach is a five-minute walk away. The hotel rents snorkeling equipment and beach chairs. For a similar stay also on Buccoo Bay, it’s worth considering the nearby Fish Tobago Guesthouse, which has slightly nicer rooms, lush grounds, and a communal kitchen.

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Amenities

  • Cribs
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet

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Miller’s Guest House

Scene

Ocean-themed guest house with great views and a friendly, backpacker vibe 

Miller’s is a family-run establishment that traces its roots to the 1950s, when the current owner’s grandmother ran it as a simple room-and-board-style guest house. Two generations later, her grandson Winston Pereira took the reigns, and his outsized personality is a highlight of every visit. He expanded and renovated the guest house -- most recently in 2015 -- into its current budget-friendly incarnation. With its oceanfront location across from the fisherman’s pier, it’s no surprise that decor is nautical. The exterior is painted a rich blues, big conch shells are scattered throughout the grounds, and starfish adorn the ocean-view restaurant’s pillars. There’s also a great outdoor patio that overlooks the bay. Since it’s a budget guest house, the style here is simple and a bit dated, and guests are often backpackers and travelers who create a lively, friendly vibe. As a result, it’s easy to meet fellow travelers to trade stories and advice into the evening hours.     

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Location

Waterfront location on Buccoo Point, close to restaurants, horseback riding, and beaches

Miller’s Guest House is located on a hill overlooking Buccoo Point, a peninsula that pierces the beautiful Buccoo Bay, one of the island’s best snorkeling and diving spots. Just in front of the guest house, daily tours of of Buccoo Bay depart and fishermen unload and clean their day’s catch. Within a three-minute walk are restaurants serving Trinidadian cuisine, a bakery, shops, and a few bars. A four-minute walk up the road is Healing with Horses, an organization that rescues horses and offers horseback riding tours of the bay, beach, and mangroves. Sunday School, a weekly party where locals take in steel pan band performances is next to Buccoo Beach, and a five-minute walk from Miller's. 

The closest swimmable, sandy beach is a five-minute walk from the guest house but also near where fishermen park their small wooden boats. Other nearby beaches include Pigeon Point, one of the island’s most popular beaches that's a 22-minute drive from the hotel. Another popular public beach (that often gets crowded with locals) is Store Bay Beach, a 17-minute drive. Millers is a 25-minute drive to the jetty for ferries to Port of Spain and a 15-minute drive to ANR Robinson International Airport. 

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Rooms

Basic air-conditioned rooms with TVs, some with kitchens and ocean views

We wouldn’t call the rooms at Miller’s stylish, but at their price point, they’re a decent value. Rooms can be small and are mixed bag when it comes to amenities and decor, but expect slightly worn hardwood furniture, small TVs (only some of which are flat-screen units) with satellite channels, colorful curtains and comforters, and air-conditioning. All units also have free Wi-Fi. Fully tiled Bathrooms in all rooms are basic, with stall showers and bar soap. Some show a bit of wear and tear on the discolored hardware. 

Miller’s choicest offering is the Sea View Apartment, a multi-room suite with an auburn color palate and sea views. It has a king bed with a fold out twin bed, lots of light, and a large stand-up wardrobe. It also includes a kitchen stocked with a four-burner gas range and oven, full-size refrigerator, blender, and other standard amenities and gadgets. However, only the bedroom is air-conditioned in this unit.

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Features

Tasty restaurants, arrange tours, rent snorkeling equipment, and free gated parking

Miller’s is a pretty bare bones when it comes to features. The oceanfront Luvinia’s Restaurant and Bar’s is named after the owner’s grandmother and run by the current owner’s daughter. The restaurant serves tasty breakfasts, lunches, and dinners and specializes in seafood, Trinidadian, and international cuisines. Happy hour drink specials are offered and on Sundays it serves a “Come On Home” breakfast of local specialties. Next to the restaurant is a great terrace with sea views. The hotel can assist in arranging car rentals, tours, and airport and ferry terminal transfers. They also rent snorkeling equipment, beach chairs, and beach towels (all for a fee). There’s a book exchange in the lobby and free gated parking out back. Laundry service is available and there's free Wi-Fi throughout.  

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Oyster Hotel Review

Miller’s Guest House

Scene

Ocean-themed guest house with great views and a friendly, backpacker vibe 

Miller’s is a family-run establishment that traces its roots to the 1950s, when the current owner’s grandmother ran it as a simple room-and-board-style guest house. Two generations later, her grandson Winston Pereira took the reigns, and his outsized personality is a highlight of every visit. He expanded and renovated the guest house -- most recently in 2015 -- into its current budget-friendly incarnation. With its oceanfront location across from the fisherman’s pier, it’s no surprise that decor is nautical. The exterior is painted a rich blues, big conch shells are scattered throughout the grounds, and starfish adorn the ocean-view restaurant’s pillars. There’s also a great outdoor patio that overlooks the bay. Since it’s a budget guest house, the style here is simple and a bit dated, and guests are often backpackers and travelers who create a lively, friendly vibe. As a result, it’s easy to meet fellow travelers to trade stories and advice into the evening hours.     

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Location

Waterfront location on Buccoo Point, close to restaurants, horseback riding, and beaches

Miller’s Guest House is located on a hill overlooking Buccoo Point, a peninsula that pierces the beautiful Buccoo Bay, one of the island’s best snorkeling and diving spots. Just in front of the guest house, daily tours of of Buccoo Bay depart and fishermen unload and clean their day’s catch. Within a three-minute walk are restaurants serving Trinidadian cuisine, a bakery, shops, and a few bars. A four-minute walk up the road is Healing with Horses, an organization that rescues horses and offers horseback riding tours of the bay, beach, and mangroves. Sunday School, a weekly party where locals take in steel pan band performances is next to Buccoo Beach, and a five-minute walk from Miller's. 

The closest swimmable, sandy beach is a five-minute walk from the guest house but also near where fishermen park their small wooden boats. Other nearby beaches include Pigeon Point, one of the island’s most popular beaches that's a 22-minute drive from the hotel. Another popular public beach (that often gets crowded with locals) is Store Bay Beach, a 17-minute drive. Millers is a 25-minute drive to the jetty for ferries to Port of Spain and a 15-minute drive to ANR Robinson International Airport. 

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Rooms

Basic air-conditioned rooms with TVs, some with kitchens and ocean views

We wouldn’t call the rooms at Miller’s stylish, but at their price point, they’re a decent value. Rooms can be small and are mixed bag when it comes to amenities and decor, but expect slightly worn hardwood furniture, small TVs (only some of which are flat-screen units) with satellite channels, colorful curtains and comforters, and air-conditioning. All units also have free Wi-Fi. Fully tiled Bathrooms in all rooms are basic, with stall showers and bar soap. Some show a bit of wear and tear on the discolored hardware. 

Miller’s choicest offering is the Sea View Apartment, a multi-room suite with an auburn color palate and sea views. It has a king bed with a fold out twin bed, lots of light, and a large stand-up wardrobe. It also includes a kitchen stocked with a four-burner gas range and oven, full-size refrigerator, blender, and other standard amenities and gadgets. However, only the bedroom is air-conditioned in this unit.

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Features

Tasty restaurants, arrange tours, rent snorkeling equipment, and free gated parking

Miller’s is a pretty bare bones when it comes to features. The oceanfront Luvinia’s Restaurant and Bar’s is named after the owner’s grandmother and run by the current owner’s daughter. The restaurant serves tasty breakfasts, lunches, and dinners and specializes in seafood, Trinidadian, and international cuisines. Happy hour drink specials are offered and on Sundays it serves a “Come On Home” breakfast of local specialties. Next to the restaurant is a great terrace with sea views. The hotel can assist in arranging car rentals, tours, and airport and ferry terminal transfers. They also rent snorkeling equipment, beach chairs, and beach towels (all for a fee). There’s a book exchange in the lobby and free gated parking out back. Laundry service is available and there's free Wi-Fi throughout.  

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Babysitting Services

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Beach

  • Cabanas

  • Cable

  • Cribs

  • Fitness Center

  • Full Kitchen

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Swim-Up Bar

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