Golden Thistle Hotel - Reader Reports & Opinion
L. Francis from Trinidad visited in September 2009 and awarded
My friend and I recently spent our mini vacation at the Golden Thistle (Bronze Thistle), welcome to the Golden Thistle...if anyone of the staff members should call you the day before to confirm whether or not you are coming to this hotel, its actually not a confirmation and also if you call on the same day and say that you are here its still not a confirmation just a reminder. We arrived at the hotel after our short walk from the airport, and was greeted by a not so pleasant gentleman, because we did not confirm as mentioned before, he vanished into the inner room and we were then greeted by a young lady, who advised us that we would have to hold on because our room was not ready, after holding on for an entire hour and a half we finally got the time to rest of weary feet, the room was absolutely perfect for someone who suffered from claustophobia, the cockroach was very entertaining he came out at night and dance over the sink where we kept our personal stuff, the sliver fish also joined in the party, oh and how could we forget the cricket that sang to us at the wee hours in the morning to make sure you could not sleep, house cleaning was magnificent the towels were changed only if you begged, and they were quiet holely to accomadate the water when you wiped your body. The pool was unavailable due to the painting by the handy man, the garbage in the room was taken out by the guest, the power cuts was great we were in darkness more than three times in a day but have no fear they supplied you with candles and matches as written in the hotel manual or handbook. However should you run out of matches you can purchase same for only $1.00.The previous resident in our room was unaware how to wash a dish, but I guess it was because of the dishwashing liquid was not supplied so they basically rinse and packed them into the cupboard. Ah the Green Thyme restaurant... hot meals served daily it was great, Tantie was on top of here game, don't understand the connection with the hotel, maybe she's renting a spot. Good Luck!
from Norway visited in September 2009 and awarded
We will come back to this nice hotel! Me and my girlfriend stayed at the Golden Thistle Hotel in Tobago for a week and we loved it. Nice hotel in true Carribean style. Relaxed atmosphere and nice surroundings.
The rooms had everything we needed, including chilled airconditioin. Pool area is nice and quiet.
This is the place to go if you want to relax and have a great time. You will find everything you need in walking distance from hotel.
And also, the food was delicious. For breakfast the menu include egg, bacon, toast, pancakes +++. I will also recommend to try a good at traditional meal while staying there.
Near by there is a nice beach, with rentals of JetSkis, scooba-trips and boat-trips to the coralreefs. Nice cafes and restaurants, shops, shoppingmall, cinema, golfcourts and the airport are all near by.
Christine Westmaas from Trinidad visited in August 2009 and awarded
I inquired about the Golden Thistle on behalf of my sister-in-law and her two teenage children, who stayed there from August 21 - 23. I had stayed there the previous year (August, 3 nights).
The hotel is clean, friendly, close to shops, the beach (Store Bay) and the airport. Very conveniently located. The staff is courteous and helpful, especially Jaemie. My sister-in-law was very impressed with the nutritious, tasty and filling breakfast, served in a very relaxing and picturesque semi-outdoor dining room.
I would recommend this hotel for people who are looking for safe, clean and basic lodging near to one of the best beaches in Tobago.
Nadra from Trinidad visited in April 2009 and awarded
I spent 3 nights at the golden thistle hotel which i had no regrets at all. the atmosphere was very peaceful and comforting. the rooms was well equiped as mentioned when i made my bookings.. kitchenette, a/c, bathtub, cable and personal porch. for a vacation getaway for serenity i highly recommend the golden thistle hotel. jus there were little adjustment that could be sorted out, was the parking which was little limited for the number of vehicles on the compound... but yet no complains it was safe. my package had included breakfast which i would say... very selective and tasty served by a very pleasant lady. ohh and not forgetting the location was perfect for convience to the beaches, some of the best resturants, mini marts and night life entertainments.its like couple mins walk to the beaches although i had driven. to my conclusion i would say it was a great stay and i have no doubts of making a second stay at the golden thistle hotel..
Mrs. Neela Seepersad from Trinidad visited in April 2009 and awarded
My Husband and I stayed at Golden Thistle for 5 days. It wasn't a five starr hotel but was very homely, comfortable and relaxing. The pool was great and the hosts were very friendly.Not to mention the beautiful garden just outside our room. I find it was a wonderful idea. Thanks again.