Shirma's Apartment - Reader Reports & Opinion
Rachel from Australia visited in September 2014 and awarded
Stayed for 4 weeks as a medical elective.
Shirma was very easy to contact, and she responded very quickly to my emails. She even gave me her details to list as a reference on my visa application!
Shirma welcomed me at the airport and brought me to the supermarket & vegie market to ensure I had what I needed for the first few days. She is very kind and very happy to accommodate your needs.
Her apartments are located in Bacolet, a quiet neighbourhood next to Scarborough (15min walk). There are 2 neighbouring beaches :)
You can walk to Scarborough (if you can stand the heat), but Shirma can help recommend a driver.
Shirma drove us Medical Elective students into the hospital each day and to the supermarket weekly.
Everything you could possibly think of is provided!
- Air con, fans
- Washing machine
- Iron + ironing board
- Plenty of storage space
- Fridge + freezer
- Gas stove
- Well equipped kitchen - tea pots, cutting boards, colanders etc..
Shirma + Family:
It was a pleasure to stay with and get to know Shirma and her family. She would cook us traditional food (so good!) and introduce us to other traditional meals - I highly recommend Patsy's doubles! Shirma ensured I ate my weight in doubles since I enjoyed them so much.
I highly recommend staying here if especially if you are an elective student - Shirma is well acquainted with our requirements and the hospital!
Yasmin from U.K. visited in August 2014 and awarded
SHIRMA'S!! From being picked up at the airport,to the warm welcome I received upon arrival,I have nothing but great things to say about Shirma and her lovely home.
I stayed at Shirmas apartment for about 4 weeks during my Medical elective at Scarborough General hospital. Initially I was anxious,as a young woman travelling alone however once I arrived at her apartment,and saw her beautiful garden, how clean and homely it was,well equipped and with working internet,all my worries went away!
Shirma and her family are lovely,warm people and stop at nothing but to make you feel comfortable during your stay. As an elective student transport to the hospital was important to me and Shirma made sure my colleagues and I were taken to the hospital every morning and arranged a local taxi man to pick us up daily.
Definitely worth every penny and I would recommend anyone staying in tobago to stay there! I genuinely felt like I was at home with my own family! It was a lovely experience and I would definitely visit again. 10/10!
Thank you Shirma and Clifford!
Emmanuel from U.K. visited in August 2014 and awarded
I stayed at Shirma's apartment from mid-August 2014 until September 2014, and I have nothing but good things to say about my stay with her and her family in Tobago. I was picked up from the airport and was made to feel right at home as soon as I arrived. It's located in a pleasant and quiet neighbourhood which was exactly what I was after. There was also a beach club a short walk from Shirma's that had an outdoor pool that was free to use, and a lovely strip of beach which I visited most days.
The rooms at Shirma's were spacious and clean, had their own ensuite bathroom facilities and air conditioning units which was an absolute God-send after spending many a sticky night whilst on elective in Trinidad, in an A/Cless student apartment for a month! Myself and other guests where encouraged to try local delicacies that were lovingly made by Shirma, which I thoroughly enjoyed!
Absolutely no complaints!
Thank you Shirma!
Susanna Sinanan from Trinidad visited in July 2014 and awarded
I visited Tobago this weekend with a some family and friends, and we stayed at Ms. Shirma's apartments. We were all pleasantly surprised at the place considering how affordable it was.
The apartments had all the necessary amenities that made our stay quite comfortable. Additionally, the ambience surrounding the apartments was quite peaceful, making for an enjoyable stay. Finally, the pleasant attitude of Ms. Shirma and her family added to the enjoyment of our stay. Looking forward to visiting again.
Keren from Trinidad visited in July 2014 and awarded
Had a wonderful stay at Ms.Shirma`s Apartments...first of all the apartment was in immaculate condition furnished with all basic amenities and then some then the kindness and care shown to us was the icing on the cake...I've already started recommending you guys to my friends. A definite 5 stars.