Arnos Vale Vacation Apartments - Reader Reports & Opinion
N K Dugan from U.S.A. visited in December 2012 and awarded
Arnos Vale Vacation Apartments were advertised as a quiet, private, relaxing place to stay. Between street noise, construction, and neighbors, it was anything but quiet. We stayed for the month of December 2012.
It was certainly not private – the owners came in every single day for a month. They were rather nosy and we had no privacy. One day they actually left a door unlocked. We got the feeling that they felt put out by our presence.
Perhaps a stay of a few days would have been better, but a month was harsh. The kitchen was meagerly equipped at best – take your own knives and vegetable peeler if you want to cook. We had to purchase glasses, baking sheets, etc.
The apartment we had was very spacious, but the layout was extremely poor. The furniture did not fit the space and two people were constantly stepping over one another. Sliding glass doors would have been a nice touch instead of solid metal, but I expect that was done for security purposes.
The deck was great for watching birds and there was a bird feeder. We were offered the use of a washer to launder clothes which saved us much hassle. Everything was very clean and tidy as the apartment was cleaned every three days. The fruit trees in the garden were lovely as was the fruit when it was available.
There was no hot water in the mornings for most of our stay. The problem got better for a few days after we complained, but then there was no hot water again. The free wifi was also not functioning for a good portion of the time we were there. And if you want to know where to leave the garbage or how to work the television, you’ll have to ask – it’s not explained when you arrive.
Do not expect more than clean linens, a bar of soap, dish soap, one garbage bag and one roll of toilet paper. As we stayed for a long time, groceries were not a problem, but for a short stay, this could be either extremely inconvenient or expensive.
This apartment could have been much more comfortable with very little modification.
Rose G from U.K. visited in December 2012 and awarded
Arnos Vale Vacation Apartments were advertised as a quiet, private, relaxing place to stay. And that Folks is the Honest Truth!
The cleanliness of the apartments are OUTSATNDING. They are absolutely spotless. The owners are very private, respectful people. When you arrive you are immediately made to feel welcomed and all necessary things are explained e.g. air con/ wifi. Another Guest report comments on the construction noise, which I agree did cause a disturbance with the few trucks going by. However this is just a case of bad timing. But apart from that you'll hear the variety of bird's in the garden.
The apartment's have ample space and are completely equipped with everything you need. Home away from home.
One of the main feature's I like are their glass doors, they give you the feeling like your living in the garden. I stayed for a month, throughout December and January and wish I could of stayed longer. Definably a plan for the future.
Thank you again for a lovely time in Tobago.
Hope to see you very soon!
Eileen George from U.K. visited in November 2012 and awarded
Hi Everyone.... Just spent December through through to Janauary at the Arnos Vale appartment for the 5th time ** EXCELLENT** Absolutely, Your simply the best place I have ever stayed...The host are extremely helpful, but very dicreet. There are not many places you will visit that make you feel at home but I can HONESTLEY say, this is one of them... We started off in the appartment upstairs. "Check it out on their website". YES!!! It does look exactly how it is shown... There are not many places so real to life. Into our 1st 3rd week a friend joined us and we stayed again in the larger appartment downstairs. Again check it out... Absolutely OUTSTANDING!!! Equipped for everything. It definately is a MUST!!! I would very much like to Thankyou both for your hospitality and for sharing your BEAUTIFUL Appartments.. See you again Soooooooon
Xeileen ~ England
Prince And Gloria Edwards from Trinidad visited in August 2012 and awarded
My husband and I spent four days at ARNOS VALE APARTMENTS and we found the rooms to be clean, spacious and tastefully decorated. The whole ambiance of the place is very peaceful. The garden is well laid out with many fruit trees and many birds also visit the area.
The host and hostess Mr.and Mrs.Forde were very pleasant and helpful. Mrs.Forde was kind enough to share her fruits wth us. This is a very welcoming place as even the birds are well treated here
We would certainly recommend this place to our friends and family. We would be going back soon.
Joe-Ann from Trinidad visited in March 2012 and awarded
I stayed there last year and returned this year with my loved one, mom, sister and brother in-law. We stayed in the two bedroom downstairs apartment it was very comfortable.We enjoy being able to sit outside and chat in the coolness of the night with no concerns.