Papa Joe's Place - Reader Reports & Opinion
Marie Schuler from Trinidad visited in July 2014 and awarded
We have stayed at Papa Joes many times now. Always clean, well stocked, location out of the bustle of Store Bay, but an easy 5 minute drive to get there. It is the small details that distinguish this place. Cold water bottles in the fridge, shower soap, shampoo and other toiletries( this is not common in TT) well maintained garden and pool, ice in the freezer, safe in every room. These are not common features in Tobago for the price of this suite.
Howard Spencer from Trinidad visited in July 2013 and awarded
I was incharge of the group of twenty four (24) persons who stayed at Papa Joe's Place. They all had complimentary remarks about the accomodation, some have even made bookings to return.I have made Papa Joe's my accommodation of choice anytime I am visiting Tobago.
Sylvia,I would like to thank you and your staff for helping to make our stay in Tobago pleasurable and enjoyable. You will surely see us again.
Nicole from Trinidad visited in June 2013 and awarded
Just to stay at a different location and from the great internet reports posted, I decided to stay at Papa Joe's Place, and I was not disappointed.
I stayed at Papa Joe's Place with my daughter for 4 days, I was very pleased and impressed with the service, the condition of the room and staff. The manager, Sylvia, is very accommodating and eager to please, check in time is 2.00 pm but she arranged for me to have access to my room at 11.00 am even though it was a Sunday morning and she was not working. The staff are friendly, polite and went out of their way to make you feel comfortable. The room was beautifully decorated and extremely clean (especially since most of the fixtures and fittings are white) no dirt/dust, no cobwebs, no rust in sight.
I would strongly recommend to anyone who would love to stay at a place that has the features of a big hotel in a small setting, is clean, quiet and located close to the beaches, grocery, ATM etc. to stay here.
Dun Thomas from Trinidad visited in June 2013 and awarded
It would be very difficult for me to recommend this establishment based on my experience. Firstly despite making arrangements in advance, I had to endure a two hour wait for my room to be ready. The reason given by the "manager" was that they had some unexpected bookings so they had to wait for guests to check out. How is this my problem?
Next, I was in the country for a triathlon, so I had my bike. The following morning, the manager came to my room to inform me that they do not allow bikes in the room. I told her I had seen no indication of this on their website or even in their rules. However she insisted that was their policy and that there would be no compromise.
I then asked if they offered an alternative storage arrangement for bikes to which she indicated that there was a store-room usually used for maintenance equipment but they could not guarantee that it would be safe.
I therefore told her that there is no way I'm leaving my US$4000 bike in some shed that was not secure. I was then given the option of leaving the bike outside of the room or simply leaving. I asked to speak to the owner to which she continuously replied, the owner is unavailable.
I decided to leave.
I've stayed at dozens of hotels and guesthouses in Tobago (with my bike) and have never encountered such foolishness at any other place. The island is excellent for riding and many shops rent bikes to visitors. If that's your intention, then this is not the place for you.
Needless to say, I will never be returning to this place and will never recommend it, especially to cyclist and triathletes or anyone intending to ride.
Lara Roberts from Trinidad visited in June 2013 and awarded
My family has been staying at Papa Joes Place for at least the last 8 years, the last visit the weekend of the 21st to 24th June. We have always found the rooms and environs to be impeccably clean. All modern requirements are there inclusive of fully furnished airconditioned apartment and kitchen, cable tv, wifi and a pool. We have noted with over the years that every year, the management step up the greeting as guests receive complimentary bottled water, a variety of toiletries (including a show cap), paper towels. The kitchen is ready to use and one feels comfortable using the cookware, plates and utensils as all are spotlessly clean. My family has been to several of the "bigger named" hotels on Tobago and have been horrified by the lack of hygiene. The management and staff have always been pleasant and accommodating and there is no other place in Tobago for us to stay.