Crusoe's Holiday Apartments - Reader Reports & Opinion
Marcus Bonszkowski from Germany visited in August 2011 and awarded
First time in Tobago but not the last time! Crusoes Apartments are one of the reasons why I will come back to Tobago:
- nice rooms, exact as described on the website
- very nice surrounding (pool, garden etc)
- overwhelming nice staff (they are very supportive, no matter what you need / intend to do)
We had a very good time there. The rooms were in very good condition, the cleaning service was very nice for even doing the dish washing we had forgotten one morning.
The gardener brought us ripe Mango from the apartments own garden, helped us to setup a small dinner/BBQ-party in the garden.
The pool was very clean and a nice place to be in the evening hours after sunset.
Being close to the airport wasn't a problem, there was no noise from it.
As our flight was delayed for 6 hours, the owners allowed us to stay longer at the apartment without any extra costs.
Next time in Tobago I'll be back!
Crystal from Trinidad visited in July 2011 and awarded
I stayed at crusoes for 3 days with my husband and 3yr old in july 2011.I previously stayed at crusoes about 5yrs ago with my husband and the rooms were magnificently kept.I was very disappointed on this visit as the room was yucky.The bed was uncomfortable,the sheets and towels looked questionable,luckily i packed my own.The shower curtain was mildewed and the cushions on the sofa were DIRTY.The grounds and pool are still beautifully kept and most of the staff is friendly and welcoming.This place can be restored to its beauty if attention is placed on cleanliness of the room and upgrading old bedsheets,towels and shower curtains.
Phil & Jackie from U.K. visited in September 2010 and awarded
Excellent place to stay,no frills but very clean,best location on the island for a self catering holiday.Janice was never far away for any assistance,her staff were all very friendly.We had the pool to ourselves most of our stay,it was always spotlessly clean and the temperature was perfect.....Our third trip to Tobago,first time during the rainy season but we saw very little after the first couple of days!.....We will be back.
Sandra from Trinidad visited in July 2010 and awarded
Crusoe's is exactly as advertised on the internet. The rooms are spacious, well kept and comfortable. There is air-conditioning in the bedrooms and the remotes are there for adjustments to be made to the temperature, if need be. The grounds are well manicured and a pleasure to see. The kitchen was adequate enough,though a cup strainer,a grater and a pie dish would also have been welcome. No microwave was present, but that was not a bother to me at all. There is a toaster, though.
The owners and their staff were helpful, and they allowed you your privacy.
I stayed for 6 days and ran out of clothes. Two days before we were due to leave, I discovered that there was a laundry room on the premises and we were invited to use it. That was very relieving to me. The coin washing machine costs $15 TT, for readers who may be interested in knowing. Otherwise, you can wash in the sinks available.
Store Bay beach is about 20 minutes' walk away, depending on the pace at which you walk. We walked casually,taking in the scenery.
All in all, it is a great place to stay and I would highly recommend it.
Omelia Smith-Hicks from U.S.A. visited in July 2010 and awarded
I and my extended family stayed at this facility for about 3 nights. Arragements were made for us by a family member and they did not tell the Owener exactly how many of us that would be coming. We arrived about 8 pm at night and the owner was very gracious to let us stay even though it was a lot of us and she did not have the space to accommodate all of us. She provided us with extra beds etc.
The grounds are immaculate and the rooms are clean. The staff was very friendly and helpful. My husband helped himself to some of the mangoes on the grounds and the owner was gracious about us taking her fruits. My only diaappoint was that there were no airconditions in the living room. The bedrooms are upstairs. We had a 2 bedroom apartment and the 2 rooms shared the same bath which was disappointing as well. There was a ceiling fan in the living room but this did very little to help with the heat. The kitchen does not have much utencils to help with cooking. 1 potspoon, a few plates and about 2 pans. We had to go out and buy utencils for our short stay. Overall it was a plesant stay.
Would I stay there again....would I recommend friends or families to stay there....That depends on the individuals. Though the customer service was very nice, if you don't like sharing your toilet facilities with others and someone walking in on you because you forgot to look both doors...then good on you. If you like the heat and can stand to be without aircondition...then this would be perfect for you.