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4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago

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Dannie B
Port of Spain, Trinidad
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“For that price wasn't worth it :(”
Reviewed 6 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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Hi Barry,

I recently stayed at your villa with a group of friends during the period June 19 - June 23. Our stay in Tobago was enjoyable and the villa accommodation was adequate for the group of persons who stayed there. Also, Lois was keen on meeting us (halfway) after our early morning flight and making us away of the villa's rules.

While the stay there was comfortable there are some things that you should note:

1. For the price of the villa we were expecting more. The furniture is outdated, worn out and needs to change. The beds looked and felt like makeshift pieces of wood put together in a wood work class. For the price we paid we were expected better beds with a more sturdy base. In addition the living room furniture, beach lounge chairs and gallery chairs were worn out, rusty, dirty and you should throw them away in favour of new ones.

2. Mosquito nets were a plus considering the bush that is around the villa. However mosquito nets with holes in them serve no purpose!

3. The bedrooms are equipped with ensuite bathrooms and there is an additional bathroom outside. However, the villa can sleep up to 8 persons - at least more than two towels per person should be provided.

4. The cupboards and wares were old and dusty. In addition, the cupboards felt as though two swings would take them off the hinge. It was not a pleasant sight to see spider webs and spiders in cups/glasses. Furthermore, cooking with that stove was like cooking with a crock pot - talk about slow! The microwave serves little to no purpose since a meal can't be properly warmed in 3 minutes - that old machine needs to find a new home in the garbage.

5. The space was large enough in each room to accommodate our group but the lights in some of these rooms was poor - almost as if there was a 10 watt bulb in the socket.

Date of stay: June 2014
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Liked best: The space was adequate for my group.
Liked least: The beds were like lying down on the base boards they lay on, there was an excess amount of bugs, the places was rather dusty, there was rat droppings and last but not least Lois the caretaker needs to learn how to speak to adults
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
22 Aug 2014
Hi Good day .Thank you for staying at my villa .I am sorry that It didn't live up to your expectations .I will be looking into some new furnishings and be addressing the issues that have been brought to my attention .Regards Barry
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Race B
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nice house but it needs some upgrades”
Reviewed 3 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014
1
person found this review helpful

I recently stayed at the villa with a group of friends. Our stay in Tobago was enjoyable and the villa accommodation was adequate for the group of persons who stayed there.

While the stay there was comfortable there are some things the owner should note:

1. For the price of the villa we were expecting more. The furniture is outdated, worn out and needs to change. The beds looked and felt like makeshift pieces of wood put together in a wood work class. For the price we paid we were expecting better beds with a more sturdy base. In addition the living room furniture, beach lounge chairs and gallery chairs were worn out, rusty, dirty. The owner should throw them away in favour of new ones.

2. Mosquito nets were a plus considering the bush that is around the villa. However mosquito nets with holes in them serve no purpose!

3. The bedrooms are equipped with ensuite bathrooms and there is an additional bathroom outside. However, the villa can sleep up to 8 persons - at least more than two towels per person should be provided.

4. The cupboards and dishes, etc were old and dusty. In addition, the cupboards felt as though two swings would take them off the hinge. It was not a pleasant sight to see spider webs and spiders in cups/glasses. Furthermore, cooking with that stove was like cooking with a crock pot - talk about slow! The microwave serves little to no purpose since a meal can't be properly warmed in 3 minutes - that old machine needs to find a new home in the garbage.

5. The space was large enough in each room to accommodate our group but the lights in some of these rooms were poor - almost as if there was a 10 watt bulb in the socket.

6. We enjoyed using the grill but did not enjoy having to clean it before we used it. This should have been done before we arrived.

7. The general look of the villa is honestly not worth the money we paid. Coats of paint are needed and the place has to get a facelift. We have stayed at villas in Tobago that are cheaper and felt more like a villa rather than a house that is on the brink of extinction.

This is in no way a review to take offense or be negative. However, you must take these reviews into consideration should you want to continue this business investment for the future. I suggest you make a quick trip to Tobago to see for yourself. I am sure you too will be dissatisfied to pay so much money for an advertised "villa" when in reality it was more like a old house close to foreclosure. Please look at accommodation sites to see what visitors are looking for.

Date of stay: June 2014
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Liked least: The small pool
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
11 Jul 2014
Hi Good day .Thank you for your review .Your comments are much appreciated and they will be looked into and any changes needed will be carried out asap . Regards Barry
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J W
Chichester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Holiday of a lifetime!”
Reviewed 27 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014

This was our first trip to Tobago. Plantation View was a lovely place to stay. It is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need. The balcony area is a lovely place to sit and eat from morning to evening, with a fantastic unspoiled view.
4 of us stayed so we mainly used the upstairs facilities, however you could easily have a comfortable stay with 8 when using the downstairs facilities also.
The pool is a lovely depth for swimmers and non swimmers,and its warm enough all day long.
Outside of the villa Tobago is a lovely place, with lots of different activities to take part in if desired. The people are friendly, and the weather is fantastic!

Date of stay: March 2014
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Liked best: The views and the pool
Liked least: You will need a car to stay here
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
2 May 2014
Hi Good day .Thank you for your review and I am glad you enjoyed your stay .I will look forward to you staying again .Regards Barry
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Simon G
Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Too good to be true!”
Reviewed 20 August 2013 for a stay in September 2012
1
person found this review helpful

This secluded villa is extremely comfortable, spacious and very well equipped. It makes you feel like you are the only occupants of Tobago. It has some stunning views, and sitting on that balcony having your breakfast overlooking the sea, and on a clear day (that's most of them) you can even see Trinidad on the horizon. The view is not restricted to the balcony, walking around the tropical colourful garden or sitting in the pool which is not overlooked watching the world go by peacefully below you is just so relaxing. If you manage to tear your self away from this wonderful villa, which is a challenge in itself there are some great beaches nearby for swimming or just soaking up the sun, We had a day trip on the catamaran 'Island girl' which was great value for money, very friendly crew. There are plenty of restaurants not far away with great menus and reasonably priced. The owners are very knowledgable on the area and only too willing to assist and offer advice. In summary a truly great and memorable holiday, one we hope to repeat before too long.

Date of stay: September 2012
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Liked best: Location and panoramic view cannot be beaten
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
29 Aug 2013
Thank you for your review .I am glad that you enjoyed the villa and Tobago and if you are making a return trip I would be happy for you to stay at the villa again .Regards Barry
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Chichester
Reviewed 9 March 2012 for a stay in February 2012

Date of stay: February 2012
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Liked best: The views from the garden to the lowlands
Liked least: The track to the villa
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
1 Apr 2013
Thank you for letting me know that you enjoyed your stay please come again
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