Shirma's Apartment - Reader Reports & Opinion
Christian from Germany visited in January 2014 and awarded
I stayed at Shirma's for 7 weeks last January and all I have to say is especially when you are a medical elective shirma'S is the best place to stay.
The Apartments are huge and well equiped e.g. own washing maschine, own kitchen, living room, TV, aircondition (much better than my own place), and if you miss something you can always go and ask Shirma or any other family member.
So and here we come to the best part.
Shirma herself. She's the most friendly and welcoming person I've ever met.
She picked me up at the airport made sure I felt at home, gave a lot of advice and fresh grown mangos from her own garden (yummy)
She organizes a ride to the hospital in the morning and a pick-up-service for the afternoon (greetings to Donny) and goes for groceries with you twice a week.
All in all Shirma's is a home away from home and Shirma takes care of you like your own mother, so nothing to worry about.
P.S I'm so sorry it took me nearly a year to write you a report, I hope you will let me stay in your apartment again when I'm in Tobago again.
Marva Boothman from Trinidad visited in December 2013 and awarded
We had a wonderful stay at Shirma's Apt. The atmosphere was peaceful, quiet and very relaxing. I have now called it "My home away from home." If the Creator makes it possible, I shall return.
Thanks Shirma's , for your warm hospitality.
Annie from Trinidad visited in October 2013 and awarded
I recently visited Tobago with my friend for the second time of the year and decided to stay at Shirma's Apt which is located in the peaceful and quiet neighbourhood in Barcolet. I must say the self contained apartment was very clean and tidy and has all amenities, she also has a lovely flower garden which captures my attention every time I enter or leave her yard. A very well kept place. Ms Shirma complements her place with her warm and friendly personality, while conducting business with her over the phone I felt as though I had known her all my life, we also met her family, some very nice people. They made us feel very comfortable,the eight days we spent there was like home away from home. This is definitely a place to stay, relax and enjoy. God's willing we will be back Ms Shirma, thumbs up.
Shenelle from Trinidad visited in October 2013 and awarded
I will recommend these apartments to all my friends an family,miss shirma is very friendly.The ambience is very nice an the apartments are well kept,i made good use of the gazebo.My aunty an i really loved it,we are already planning our next visit.
Thomasina Gibson from U.K. visited in October 2013 and awarded
Just want everyone to know how amazing both of Shirma's Apartments are. My son and a number of fellow medical elective students from various parts of the world stayed for periods of between 2 - 6 weeks in August/September/October this year and every single individual we met whilst on Tobago in October had nothing but good words to say. The apartments are private, well maintained, extremely clean and have all the comforts of home and then some. The entire property is safe and secure, nestled in beautiful gardens. The Gazebo, particularly, is a lovely, calm, relaxing space in which to enjoy a beer and barbeque in the evening or leisurely breakfast at the start of your day.
Aside from the great location and ambiance, the REAL gem of this accommodation is Shirma herself. She (and her family) offer the warmest of hospitality in true Tobagonian style. As well as collecting guests from the airport, Shirma made sure there was transport available to take the young doctors to and from Scarborough General Hospital each day; drove them to and from the supermarket as required and provided invaluable information regarding tours of the islands, safest beaches to swim/surf, most fun night life and general insight into local customs and getting the best out of their time on Tobago.
Shirma's husband, Clifford, offers a first rate, reliable, 24 hour taxi service (1-868-683-7900) including an extremely comfortable, air-conditioned 7 seater vehicle and his knowledge of the roads/areas of Tobago are second to none.
All in all, whether it's for a short break of one or two days or a longer stay of many weeks, we cannot recommend Shirma's Apartments highly enough and feel it should be top of the list for any new or returning visitor to wonderful Tobago and certainly should be the first choice for anyone considering a medical elective. Our son is already planning his next trip and we look forward to joining him and meeting Shirma and her family again. Congratulations Shirma and many thanks.