Auldwyn Lindsay Apartments - Reader Reports & Opinion
Adrian Dunne from Ireland visited in July 2011 and awarded
Excellent apartment, excellent location and excellent value for money.
The rooms were very clean and the birds and flowers of the charming garden are fantastic. Black Rock is a great place to stay in Tobago. Stonehaven Beach and Turtle Beach are 5 minutes walk away (ask Maggie for the short-cut).
Recommended to anyone
from Norway visited in February 2011 and awarded
We stayed in the 2 bedroom- apartment for 8 days after another guest house in Black rock had failed to provide accomodation (although we ordered 6 months ahead!). Being 4 adults and 2 small kids, we were very happy to discover that we could all fit in to a single apartment at Lindsay's :D
Our first thought was that we would miss the sea view and immediate access to beach, since the guest house is a 5 minute walk from Turtle Beach and Stone Haven Beach in the middle of Black Rock. How wrong we were!! Liz and Auldwyn immediately made us feel welcome (unlike most residents of Tobago..) and almost a part of their family. The rooms were very clean and welcoming and the birds and flowers of Liz's charming garden all added their efforts to make us feel really relaxed. Actually, we enjoyed escaping the thundering waves constantly harassing our poor ears the preceding 14 days when we stayed at an apartment directly on the beach front...
The most valuable assets of the guest house, apart from nice apartments and guarden, are the owners themselves! Liz and Aulwyn are by far the most welcoming and including Tobagians we ever met (well, Liz is actually a full- fledged English and Auldwyn almost too, I think :), and I would really like to plan my vacation when going back, to match their stay at the guesthouse.
We must also add that Black Rock is a great place to stay when travelling to Tobago. There are very few tourists here, and we really got to see the every- day life here. There are several small groceries and fruit- stalls in BR, and also a lady selling pastries and bread at a small yellow "shop". The fabulous Stonehaven Beach and Turtle Beach are flanking the seaside of the village with the Black Rock and Fort Bennett between them. The less accessible, but excellent Lava Beach is also close by and the Seahorse In is a magnificent restaurant. Within walking distance we also enjoyed pizzas at Pizza Boys, local cusine at The Fish Pot and Joannes (great home made take away at very affordable prices:)
Vanda Hospedales from Trinidad visited in April 2010 and awarded
I stayed at the Auldwin Lindsy apartment for the Easter Vacation and it was devine. I also had the opportunity to meet Mr Auldwin and his wife Elizabeth and found them to be very pleasant and welcoming. They made you feel like home when you're away from home. We enjoyed the birds who came to feed on nearby. The seenery was soo welcomming and relaxing that you felt like you need not go anywhere and could just stay there and relax. Although I got sick before I arrived It was the best vacation ever, I was comforable and felt that I was in my little five star hotel resoprt.
Thank You guys my children and I enjoyed the stay and I hope to retun with my husband for the summer.
Ben And Ines from France visited in February 2010 and awarded
A very good adress where you feel like home!!!
totaly in harmony whith Tobago's nature, peaceful and serenity and owners are very nice people.
Appartments are very clean and nothing miss to have a good time after the beach!
Sure we'll come back here... in the little bird's paradise
Thanks for all
PS: sorry for our french's english...
Wilder Boucaud from Canada visited in December 2009 and awarded
The guesthouse was near the end of a laneway in the middle of the village of Black Rock. We had the spacious 2-bedroom apt on the ground floor at the back of the house for four nights! Amenities were great (e.g. air conditioning, kitchen supplies, fridge ...) except that we had difficulty with the t.v. remote control. The guesthouse is in a very peaceful setting with a beautiful garden. You will quickly get used to the roosters and bird calls in the early morning. The birds coming to the feeder were a treat for us as we never had seen such a variety of colours. The sound of the steel pan practices in the evenings was nice.
We didn't have a car but were able to get around by foot or by taxi. Elizabeth had organized for a driver to pick us up at the airport when we arrived. Maggie greeted us when we arrived at the guesthouse and went over things (telephone numbers, security, keys for the gate, air conditioner ...) with us.
It was all easy going. One of the best parts of our short 4-day holiday was the driver/guide services of Peter Alfred who Elizabeth recommended. He is just full of great information – agriculture, birds, history ... - about the island and knows quite a few people. He drove us on a one-day tour of the island going through or stopping at Plymouth, Castara, Englishman's Bay, Charlotteville, Parlatuvier, Speyside ... and coming back on the south side of Tobago.
We were with our 2 teenage daughters who thoroughly enjoyed the visit. The fact that the beaches are a 10-minute walk away was a big plus. We have very pleasant memories and would recommend this guesthouse!