Duke Robinson Guest House - Reader Reports & Opinion
Frank & Angelika from Germany visited in April 2009 and awarded
Our biggest thanks to Dorleen and Duke Robinson and their always helpful kids.
We enjoyed our time in our great appartment with seaview and sound of the waves. Having breakfast on the balcony, listening and watching all the birds of the neighbourhood has been a great start into the day.
We were well taken care off and able to relax and enjoy our vacation.
Whenever needed Dorleen and Duke were helpful and supportive, giving us, who were the first time in Tobago, good tips, hints where to go and what is going on on the island. If possible, we would still be there...
Christine Murray from Canada visited in December 2008 and awarded
I was very happy with the accomodation. I was in a small bachelor-type room with a kitchenette, and modern bathroom. I had to share the patio/terrace with one other unit after the first few days, so that privacy was gone. Everything was nice & clean, and I had a modern remote control operated air conditioner which worked beautifully. The villa is set on a ridge with a half-block away view of the ocean, and was very nice & quiet. The gardens are lush, and give a very private, sequestered feel to the place. I loved the bird life! Every morning the little bananaquits would come and chirp away until they got a treat! I would go back there happily. And Mr.Robinson, and the family look after the place well.
I need to amend my report a bit as I must say that I felt more than comfortable at Duke's place. I have travelled a fair bit, and I have rarely felt so comfortable and at home. I must add that I travel alone, and that can sometimes be intimidating. I felt safe and secure at Duke's. I just loved the place! One evening as my friends (who were staying with family, and one at another guesthouse) and I were coming in late, Duke and some guests were socializing on the side patio. There was a wonderful aroma of something delicious cooking, and we were all invited to join in for 'Fish Broth'....easily the best I've ever had! Our friend who was staying at another questhouse was so jealous of my lovely 'home away from home'! She wanted to change and stay there, too, but we were full! But you wouldn't know it...it was always so peaceful and quiet! Anyway, bottom line is that I will go back to Duke's again when I return to Tobago. I have been to Tobago many times, but this was just so perfect!
Jim Wood from Canada visited in July 2008 and awarded
Wow, if you are looking for value with great hospitality, a quiet super local location steps to two beatiful beaches with a beauitful veiw of the ocean, Duke's is it. Clean and comfortable, with a host that was so accomodating, helpful and sincere that I am proud to call him a new friend, it truly was a wonderful stay. July in Blackrock and Tobago overall is a unique local experience with community social activities going on everywhere, all the time. From the mangos and avacadoes on the trees to the fresh coconut water he was kind enough to pickup and the taxiing around he arranged or did himself, Duke Robinsons Guest House was so much more then we expected, we have to thank him for his efforts to make Tobago an unforgetable experience. Please remember to respect no hurry or worry in Tobago, just relax and enjoy.
Jenifer H. Kleis from U.S.A. visited in April 2008 and awarded
My Dad and I stayed in a two bedroom apartment at the Duke Robinson guesthouse for nearly a week in April. The experience was an absolute delight and the highlight of my time on Tobago. The apartment had beautiful rooms, a wonderful, sunny kitchen, nice bathrooms and a gorgeous open-air patio that overlooked the beach and water. I spent many long hours on the patio just soaking in the ambience. The hostess was gracious and accommodating. I would return in a minute!
Gillian Macnamee from U.K. visited in April 2008 and awarded
We have stayed at Duke's guest house on two occasions, once in January of this year and again in April. We will be returning again in August, so it goes without saying that the accomodation suits us very well indeed!
In January, I stayed with my daughter at the 'gardenside' apt, which is so called because it has a view of the garden and not the sea. It is extremely spacious and well equipped and the outside balcony is delightful being very private and set in Duke and Dorleen's beautifully tended colourful garden. We loved it there.
In April, we were a slightly larger group, so we stayed in the 'lower seaview' apt which has a very large living and kitchen area and a huge balcony with a glorious view of Courland Bay. The beach is only a minute from the house and is usually deserted! The waves can be a bit daunting however so not every day is suitable for swimming there, although we managed it most days. There is an alternative beach just five mins walk away, over a headland, for less daring swimmers.
I cannot recommend either of these accomodations highly enough-Duke and Dorleen are really wonderful people-welcoming, sociable, for whom nothing is too much trouble. The setting of the house is perfect-down a quiet private road, yet so close to all the amenities on the island and away from the tourist centres.
The apartments are spotless and exceedingly good value for money, a wonderful base from which to enjoy Tobago.