Sandcastles - Reader Reports & Opinion
Kim Hawke from U.K. visited in March 2008 and awarded
We chose to go to Tobago at a busy time of year so there were not many options and Sandcastles was not our first choice as I would have preferred to have been closer to the beach, but nevertheless it had really good reviews and the price certainly indicated it would be good. I feel it was overpriced, you can definitely get better deals in Castara and far better deals elsewhere on the island. The rooms were not cleaned everyday which they were supposed to be. No soap and buy your own loo roll - well for $80 a night I would have thought that would be included. Also it is sold as self catering but really the kitchen was so ill equipped it was more like self catering as long as you want to have bananas and beer for dinner. It did have a lovely balcony and view, and is away from the noise of the village as long as you don't mind walking up a VERY steep hill. My final word is ... overpriced.
Pam Sterling from Canada visited in February 2008 and awarded
We were fortunate to find a place in Castara at the last minute (our previously booked accommodation was even more unsuitable). The owner is very friendly and accommodating, but the room (one bedroom) is in dire need of redecoration. The bed was not very comfortable, the sheets and pillows are of very poor quality. The lighting did not work well and the bed is stuffed in a corner with very little room to manuever. Also, the walls are quite thin, we could hear the activities next door. The location however, is lovely, overlooking the bay. If you are looking for cheap accommodation and you won't be in the room very much, then this place is okay.
Julie Lisk from U.S.A. visited in December 2007 and awarded
We enjoyed our stay here. The views are awesome and there are quite a few birds to be seen and heard on the premises. The owners are very friendly, helpful and attentive. The yummy breakfast omelette will keep you going the entire day!
Isabelle Bruno from Canada visited in August 2007 and awarded
When we decided to go to Tobago, we were looking for a quiet place (village and guesthouse) for our stay. Castara and Sandcastles both met our needs and desire. Ria and Adam, from the Sandcastles, made us feel welcomed right from the start. Both were always there to answer questions or help us out. We had booked the 2 upper apartments sharing the kitchen and balcony which was perfect for our family of four. The Sandcastles is well located with a great view out to the sea, beautiful birds all around, etc... The kitchen on the upper floor is equiped with the strict minimum but still allowed us to prepare ourselves nice little dinners on the deck. Overall, a good place to stay. Isabelle & Bruno
Barry And Cathy Tilby from U.K. visited in April 2007 and awarded
Stayed a couple of nights at Adams place but were the only guests. Place is very much a work in progress and the room furniture was a little basic. No aircon etc and the fans were no use. Very friendly host who tries very hard to make you welcome. Steep walk into the village but location is good and it will improve over time. Great views.