Shirma's Apartment - Reader Reports & Opinion
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!
Kevin from Trinidad visited in August 2013 and awarded
I must admit, the apartments surpassed my expectations. Myself and 3 friends stayed there for the independence weekend this year. Everything was amazing. The apartments were well kept, together with a beautiful cabana and a well taken care of yard area. Mrs.Shirma was most hospitable and friendly as well as her son. Felt like home. I would totally recommend her establishment to anymore going to Tobago. The neighborhood was nice also, clean and quiet. Once there's accommodations for us, this will always be our first choice. *thumbs up*
Samantha Armorgan from Trinidad visited in July 2013 and awarded
On July 6th I made it over to Tobago for a wedding in Bacolet. It was my first time to Tobago on my own. Staying at Shirma's Apt. felt like I came to an aunt's house. This family runned place truly incorporates and has mastered comradery, hospitality and general concern for tenants.
I will always recommend this location whenever anyone asks me about accommodation in Tobago. Ms. Shirma and her family were successful in creating a place one can call a "Home away from home". My stay in Tobago was an experience that has been embedded within my mind and shall be remembered for years to come. I thank Ms. Shirma and her family for being a significant part of this memory.
Already planning my next trip with friends... see you all soon!
To those reading this, you will not regret this choice!
Laura,Lena, Kristina from Germany visited in July 2013 and awarded
We stayed at Shirma’s apartment for 7 weeks while doing our medical elective at Scarborough
We selected Shirma´s after reading the good reports on this homepage. We were looking for a clean and safe room, big enough for 3 persons and well appointed: we found it at Shirma’s apartment.
We spent our time in an apartment with 2 bedrooms, each one appointed with an own bathroom (basin, toilet and shower). The apartment has a well furnished kitchen with everything you need for self-supply. There is also a laundry room with a washing machine.
We had wireless-lan in the whole apartment, even in the amazing garden.
Minister Bay is only 5 minutes walk away from the apartment (the sea is very rough). You reach the Bacolet Beach within 10 minutes walking. The beach is a wonderful caribian place to relax after working at the hospital.
Shirma is a wonderful person who really takes care of her guests. She picked us up from the airport and drove us to the hospital every morning ( moved in April 2013, so it’s too long to walk). If we had any problems, we could ask Shirma or one of the very friendly family members, and they always solved it. All in all you could say, she made you feel like being at home.
Because of the fact, Shirma was working during the day and our working time at the hospital ended most of the time at 1 pm, she gave us the number of a really reasonable taxi-driver: Donny. He picked us up every day from the hospital and drove us around the island to every place we’d like to see.
For us, to choose the apartment was the best decision. Thank you Shirma for making the 7 weeks stay to such a great one!
Sebastian from Germany visited in July 2013 and awarded
Shirma and her nice and friendly family treated us very well. You could ask them for anything, talk about any problems, they always helped us or found someone who can. Perfect for me!
For example I wanted to know how to cut a coconut with a cutless (machete), Shirma showed me a few times the different techniques, after that we brought a lot of coconuts from the beach and cut it in the garden for breakfast.
Talking about food we were lucky to get some delicious and authentic dinners cooked by master chef Shirma herself! So amazing to eat the local food fresh cooked when you come home! The barbecue party in Shirmas garden was also a highlight!
And Dony must be mentioned! He is a friend of Shirma and was our driver for the whole time (I stayed 3 weeks). He fulfilled all of our dreams and whishes. We had a wonderful time in Tobago thanks to him. A very reliable guy, it's worth it to ask for him.
So finally we had an awesome time and a lot of this thanks to Shirma and Dony!