King Solomon's Mine - Reader Reports & Opinion
These reports are a combination of questions and comment posted in our King Solomon's Mine forum and visitor reports added via the 'Add Report' tab above. The votes awarded are weighted by volume and date to give a truer representation of reader satisfaction [more details].
Reader Satisfaction Ranking: Weighted ranking based on 5 votes = 3.8 (max 5)
Stefani Brown from Canada visited in February 2013 and awarded
A wonderful guesthouse with a kitchen made our stay in Tobago unforgettable. The host was helpful and made sure we had everything we needed. The room was wonderful and there was a lovely deck for eating and socializing. I would recommend this guesthouse to anyone wanting an authentic Tobago experience.
Darryl Asson from Trinidad visited in February 2010 and awarded
After reviewing the reports left by those on this site, I decided to try this place seeing that the plan was to tour the island and my wife and I were looking for somewhere comfortable to rest our heads. I must say Leroy is very humble, hospitable and friendly. The rooms are cosy and are kept clean at all times. The television could have been a bit bigger as well as the air condition unit could get a bit noisy at times. I would recommend this to anyone just looking for the simple life or somewhere quiet to relax.
Marilyn Warren from U.S.A. visited in July 2009 and awarded
I would recommend King Solomon's to anyone, my stay there was extremely wonderful, and comfortable, I felt home away from home. The nostalgic feeling of growing up in the Caribbean, was my favorite part. Everything is right there for you, two lovely beaches, one walking distance, and the other just a few minutes drive. There is a grocery store and bars close by, also a park for the kids.Try it if you're looking for a home away from home feeling.
Aaron Welch from U.S.A. visited in March 2009 and awarded
We stayed at King Solomon's Mine in hopes of finding a place a bit cheaper but within close proximity to good snorkeling beaches. This was our second trip to Tobago, but first time staying in Plymouth so we weren't exactly sure what to expect. Upon arrival, Leroy, the owner of King Solomon's Mine, was very kind and accomodating. The rooms were on the small side, but they were clean and comfortable. We were the only visitors staying there at the time so it was also quiet for the most part. On our second day there Leroy brought us around town to point out some of the local restaurants and grocery stores. That was the point at which we realized the disadvantages to staying at King Solomon's Mine: the location.
Plymouth has very little in the way of food, shopping, and banks (of which there are none). We quickly found out that we desperately needed a rental car and picked one up the next day. The turtle beach and hotel was only a short 10 minute walk away, however the closest decent snorkeling beach, Arnos Vale, was about a 10 minute drive away thus necessitating the rental car. Likewise, most of the restaurants, banks, and grocery stores were a good 30 minutes away by car in Crown Point.
Overall I would say King Solomon's Mine was a good place when you are on a budget, just be sure to factor in the rental car costs!
Frank Augustine from Canada visited in February 2009 and awarded
We stayed in "The executive suite" at King Solomon's Mine Hotel for several days in February 2009 and were pleasantly surprised. Owner Leroy Solomon was an excellent host. The apartment was a complete, private, self contained, self catering, second floor unit with a very large, covered, outdoor balcony/patio overlooking the surrounding neighborhood, with sea views. The hotel is located about two hundred yards from the sea, although there is no beach close by, we really enjoyed the sounds of the surf and breezes that came into our apartment. This is not a high end accommodation, but it was quite adequate for our needs and very comfortable. We were pleased with the accommodation and felt that we had received very good value for our money. We would definitely return to this hotel if we were in Tobago again.