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Holiday in Tobago

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Holiday in Tobago

Post Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 6:30 pm

We are heading there next Thursday. My husband has been before but many years ago, we have done our research I am just wondering if anyone has recent experience ?


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Re: Holiday in Tobago

Post Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 4:54 pm

Well we are back from Tobago, flight to Uk then following day the 8 and half hour flight to Crown Point.

I was diasppointed with the hotel, food and service, it is in need of roof repairs in at least one section approx 8 rooms badly affected by rains in the 2 weeks we were there, guests had to be re located during the night (after talking to repeaters we found out there has been a problem for several years )

Some patio doors need to be replaced damaged and leaking, soft furnishings outdated and past best ( holed /repaired bed/table linen) Fixtures in bathrooms rusty and corroded, shower curtains scruffy.

The dinner menus read well but seldom lived up to expectation, meats, veg over cooked, clams with sand in, plates hot and food cold. The buffet lunches were better but hot food still not hot enough. The hotel did not serve any locals dishes and seemed to struggle with providing local fruits for breakfasts, 3 types of melon, tinned peaches and occassionally mango or paw paw. We saw plenty choice of fruit on the local stalls and trees.

The staff were often found to be bickering with/about each other and about management, rotas etc. We heard there was a problem with the sewage pipe on the other side of breakwater for the private swimming area before we arrived, while we were there, at least 2 guests needed doctor for ear problems after swimming /snorkelling in it.

The locals call it Coco Grief ( Coco Reef ) due to problems from day one.

Our holiday was, even after all that good ! we hired a jeep toured the island went on many of the 'traces' took a Rain Forest tour, a glass bottomed boat trip to Coral gardens and Nylon Pool. Saw the leatherback turtle lay her eggs on the beach and enjoyed the varied bird and plant life of the island.

 

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