Top River Pearl - Reader Reports & Opinion
Henrik Schneider from Hungary visited in March 2009 and awarded
We stayed for 6 nights and our expectation were exceeded by both by Top River and also Charlotteville. The staff is very helpful and friendly and the location is also very nice, we enjoyed every minute. And Mary, the house chef, is one of the unique treasures of the place, do not miss to try her dinners :)
Thank you for great experiences Top River Pearl!
Henrik and Diana
Guest Report 25 May 2009
Louise I from Brighton UK visited in February 2009 and awarded
Stayed for the second time in February. Stayed in the cottage despite only being two of us - it was fab!
Yes there are cockerels nearby - but that is part of the charm.
There was early morning music only once - and it didn't bother us. I think you have to embrace other cultures when you visit and when most people get up at 5 to go to work, their playing music at 6 doesn't seem so unreasonable. If it is going to bother you take earplugs.
Preben Holmboe from Denmark visited in February 2009 and awarded
I stayed 3 weeks at Top River Pearl in February 2009.
I enjoyed it very much. The room was very comfortable and with a nice balcony with view to the bay.
The staff was very friendly and service oriented. Good cleaning service.
The restaurant was exellent with a qualified chef.
The wireless internet at Top River Pearl was important to me, as I have my own business in Denmark, and had to follow up on projects, meeting dates etc.
Charlotteville was the right basis for me during my stay on Tobago. A quiet place, reflecting much of the original culture of the population.
I am therefore going back to Denmark filled up with good impressions and experiances from the vacation on Tobago and with my best recommendation for Top River Pearl.
Keith & Sharon from U.S.A. visited in February 2009 and awarded
We stayed a week at Top River Pearl and could not have been happier with our experience! Rainer was extremely friendly and helpful: he arranged a special dinner for us late on a Sunday night, mediated taxi service between Crown Point and Charlotteville, and rescued us from a potential disaster when we left one of our bags behind. This is the kind of service I expect from a concierge at a 5-star hotel!!
The rooms at Top River Pearl are exceptionally clean and very comfortable. Each has a balcony with a lovely view of the bay, and the kitchenette is well equipped if you want to cook for yourself. The cafe and communal porch at TRP are nice, quiet places to read, relax, or use the wireless internet service. Mary makes an excellent cappuccino and her ice-cream coffee is not to be missed. Other reviewers have complained of loud noises, but we did not notice any loud music or street noise beyond the daily rooster serenade (which one quickly gets used to).
Yes, Charlotteville is rustic and unspoiled-you either like that or you don't. We loved it, and we certainly recommend a stay at Top River Pearl.
Tim Coyne from U.S.A. visited in January 2009 and awarded
My fiance and I stayed at Top River for five days during January and couldn't have been happier with Top River. Mary, Top River's chef, not only makes incredible food, but she is also a very gracious and friendly host. One of the most enjoyable aspects of our visit was chatting with Mary while we sat on the outside terrace sipping coffee or adult beverages. The dinners we ate there were one of the highlights of our trip to Tobago.
As for the accommodation itself, Top River was great. A tremendous value for the money. Our room was spacious and the hotel is kept very clean. I would highly recommend Top River to anybody. Even if you are not staying there, eating there is an absolute must.