Sea Shell - Reader Reports & Opinion
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Reader Satisfaction Ranking: Weighted ranking based on 40 votes = 4.5 (max 5)
Pearl from Germany visited in October 2016 and awarded
Once again a very quiet relaxed holiday with the local people, fresh fish, friendly fishermen on the jetty in the amazing nature. An easy guesthouse (with the very bussy cleaning woman), few steps on the beach in the beutiful sea. Enough to live without tu much people. Thanks & I come back!
Mark And Christelle from U.K. visited in January 2016 and awarded
We rented both top apartments and would agree with most of the positive views for Sea shell, it really is a lovely place to stay but we had some gripes over our three weeks stay..
I had to pay through Western union bank, there exchange rate and charges do bump up the bill somewhat.
There is not a cash machine anywhere near, After a very draining and dangerous drive to Scarborough you will find banks and a basic supermarket.
It's not clean or well maintained, the mattresses and pillows smell bad and have not been replaced for a very long time.
We found the biggest problem is there are only hard dining and outdoor chairs to sit on and for three weeks it is not comftable at all, would have made a wonderful difference to snug up on a clean sofa the nights we stayed in.
If you like a lay in forget it, the cocks start at 04.00am and don't stop all day. But this is the case for most of Tobagos villages.
We also found the caretaker who stays below a little intimidating and received some no harm ment gestures towards my wife which we found offensive.
Mr Wallace is a very trustworthy good natured man who personally collected us from the airport and also allowed me to book the apartment without payment until our arrival.
The lady who comes to change the sheets and towels regularly is really nice and the neighbours are too, Joanne's cooking smells gorgeous unfortunately due to strick diets we were unable to eat there.
All in all you could do a lot worse for your money in Tobago.
Aleem from Trinidad visited in August 2015 and awarded
Every year my wife and I come to this very relaxing place for a stress free vacation. Excellent place for the one looking for a splash in the beautiful waters, as the beach just 30 secs away. Dale as always is cool, the people of Parlatuvier are so warm and friendly, and getting food is no problem as Ms Joanne (the house next to the apartments) caters. Nice place to get away from the hustle and bustle. Just sit back have a nice Lavazza Coffee in the porch overlooking the clear waters.
David from U.S.A. visited in May 2015 and awarded
I loved the Sea Shell. Perfectly quaint, has everything you need and no frills. Dale, the manager, is always available and is so relaxed, which is perfect, considering the location and how relaxed Parlatuvier is in general.
Please note that this is NOT for people who normally stay and expect a nice hotel. That said, it has everything you need. The view, the accessories and your access to the small fishing village is ideal.
I look forward to staying here again soon. And I'm not just saying that.. planning the next trip as I am writing this..
Ran Brosh from U.S.A. visited in April 2015 and awarded
We stayed for 2 nights at the See Shell in Parlatuvier. We were a family of four, and decided to take the two top apartments so we'll have enough space. The cheap price per apartment ($45 US) made that decision easy. We paid half of the sum in advance via Western Union, which was a bit annoying (plus included a $10 fee), and felt a bit outdated for 2015.
The hotel itself was excellent. The rooms were clean, well maintained and large enough for 2-3 persons per room. The beds were comfortable, and the lack of AC was no issue as it was not too warm. There were no mosquito nets, but we didn't feel that there were any mosquito.
The kitchens were well equipped with cooking facilities, pens, pots etc, but lacked elementary stuff like salt, sugar, oil etc, which forced us to go and get them at the local store in bulk.
The location is stunning. Right above the see, with great views and perfect sounds from the ocean. Very quite during the day and night (besides some nice music from the neighbors). There is quite a lot of stairs on the way up, so carrying luggage and groceries was a bit hard.
We had very little interaction with the owner (just email and phone).