Shirma's Apartment - Reader Reports & Opinion
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.
Laura And George from Germany visited in September 2013 and awarded
Having arrived with just a pocket of excitement we left with a huge bag of wonderful memories, warmth, experiences and most important with such good friends. We loved our stay at Shirma´s apartment so much! We loved everything about the island, but were happy the most when we got to see one member of her great, lovely family!
The apartment is extremely clean and has everything you could look for (washing machine, kitchenware, very good shower, very comfortable bed, big table, sofa chill area, air condition, ...) and in case something is missing, Shirma gets it for you.
A rough but beautiful beach (Minister Bay) is just a stone´s throw away and a small nice bathing beach (Bacolet Beach) is a 7 minutes walk far. Everything else is within easy reach by cheap route taxis, normal taxis, rental car or even Shirma herself.
Special notice for medical electives: You will have a ride to the hospital (which is a 10 min drive).
We can think about our stay for hours, but just cannot find a little thing to complain about.
Thank you all SO much again! We miss you guys so much!
Michelle from Trinidad visited in August 2013 and awarded
I read all the reviews on this site before selecting Shirma's as my family's vacation spot. After reading only good reviews I thought that it sounded too good to be true but went ahead and booked reservations. It was everything and more!!!!
Clean and homely, Shirma's is the place to visit if you want a relaxing quiet vacation. The owner and her family were kind, friendly, courteous all those positive values you can think of! The epitome of customer service.
I recommend this place to everyone reading this review. It's said that when something sounds too good be true it usually is, this is not the case with Shirma's Apartments. Don't hesitate to book your reservation!!
A vehicle is highly recommended to enhance your stay as Shirma's is located in Bacolet.
Karina from Trinidad visited in August 2013 and awarded
I stayed here with friends for a couple days and I must admit that this place exceeded my expectations. Miss Shirma is extremely hospitable and a very friendly person. My friends and I felt at home. The place is very clean and well kept. The place is reasonably priced and totally worth the money. I will definitely go back there again!
The Mc Eachrane Family from Trinidad visited in August 2013 and awarded
My name is Dymphana. After meticulously searching through place after place for my husband Wendell and our boys to stay, I selected Shirma's. My husband and boys stayed, though for a short stay in August, we would definitely return again and again. It was wayyyy more than we expected. All the appliances including iron and board, washer, ac and fans were there and in great working condition. My number one stickler when spending time away from home is cleanliness and Shirma's was tops. Every nook and cranny was very well kept. Ms. Shirma and her family were also very pleasant and saw to our needs. The place was also easy to find. I wish we had stayed longer. Some places put up nice pics from the first year they opened for business way back and never do any updating. Then you book and get a different view when you arrive. This has happened to us before and we have a very disappointing stay. But Shirma's is homely, nice and tidy as if she opened for business just before you arrived! I recommend Shirma's for anyone looking for affordable, clean accommodation especially if you are the fussy type like me!