Ade's Domicil Guesthouse - Reader Reports & Opinion
Linda Forsyth from Australia visited in June 2010 and awarded
We arrived at Ade's at 11am but nobody was there. Luckily we had a hire car so we sat in that with the air con on. It was a hot and steamy day. I wasted US$10 of my global credit ringing and leaving text messages for the owner of Ade's. At 12.30, we decided to go for a drive. We got back to Ade's at 2pm and STILL nobody. Finally the owner returned our call. She was busy until 5pm??? NO WAY. Come NOW and give us the key.
Now HERE'S a thought. If you're running a Guest House, and some guests have booked MONTHS in advance, either be waiting at the guest house or arrange to have someone ELSE wait at the guest house.
So here's a plus. The view was nice.
Here's another minus. This place is advertised as having air conditioning. Well yes it does, in the bedroom ONLY and the unit sounds like a jet engine taking off so there's no way you can sleep with it on. Donna asked us not to use the air conditioner in the bedroom to try and cool the lounge as it might break down and then it took about a week to get it fixed on the island.
As for the lounge, it only has a ceiling fan. There are no curtains on the windows to block out the sun, so that vy about lunchtime, it had to be 40 degrees in there. We had to sit with just our underwear on with wet towels draped around our shoulders because it was sooooooooooo hot. It was like being in a sauna. There seriously needs to be air conditioning in the lounge and window curtains to block out the relentless sun and heat.
If this is a bed and breakfast, we only received the bed. We were not offered any breakfast. Our apartment was tidied on one of the 3 days we stayed, but some of our things had been moved. In other reviews there is mention of "supplies". The only supplies on our apartment were sugar and salt. There was no tea, coffee or shampoo and no Tobago attraction brochures.
Other reviews mention Bacolet Beach, but Donna told us not to go there because it wasn't safe.
Maybe we stayed at Ade's on an off week???
Maybe Australian standards are higher???
Otherwise, how can I begin to understand why this property has received awards for B&B Property of the Year on 2 occasions.
Tracy Winters from Netherlands Antilles visited in December 2009 and awarded
In December 2009 my husband and I stayed at Ade's Domicile and it was a fantastic experience. The guesthouse is run by Donna, a very warm and helpful hostess. The appartment was spacious, completely self contained, light and always well cleaned.
We loved the view from the balcony with the passing ships, and the garden was breathtaking with the birds and beautiful flowers. Ade's is a "get away from it all" kind of place, but yet it's close to beaches and restaurants. Bacolet Beach and Minister's Bay are only five minute walks from the guesthouse.
If you're looking for relaxation, privacy and affordability, then this is the place for you. We highly recommend Ade's and will certainly be staying here again in the future.
Sharon from U.S.A. visited in September 2009 and awarded
WOW! what a wonderful place. My brother, his sons, my sons, friends and I stayed here for a few days. The owner, Donna is one of the most beatiful people you can meet on the Island. Her place is clean and fully stocked. The gounds are very well kept. Wake up any morning and you will see her tending her flowers The view of the Caribbean sea from her top floor apartments is enough to die for. Donna made us feel like family from the first moment we met her. Will I recommend her to anyone else? NO! We need her place for ourselves (ONLY kidding) Donna, if you read this, we all send our love. See you next year.
Adele Jones from U.K. visited in September 2009 and awarded
This is the best place I have stayed at in Tobago - the quality of the accommodation is wonderful, Donna, the owner a gracious and warm host and the views absolutely stunning. This is my idea of bliss.
Terry Hamlyn from U.K. visited in March 2009 and awarded
The perfect restful vacation in paradise. Donna was the perfect host. The guesthouse is lovely, the accommodation better than we expected, and the setting was so peaceful. We can't wait to return.