Top River Pearl - Reader Reports & Opinion
Atle And Bettina from Norway visited in January 2009 and awarded
Charlotteville is just what we wanted. A quit, very friendly fishing village with great beaches. Pirate's Bay, a 5 min walk from the city center is known as one of the most beautiful beaches in Tobago, and that is a fact. The shore line of Man o'war bay is rooming several bars and eating places. It should though be mentioned that during the off-season not all of these are open.
Top River Pearl is the perfect accomodation to explore the wonders of Charlotteville. It is suitated up in the hill sides of Charlotteville overlooking the stunning view of Man O' War Bay. Top River Pearl has four rooms for 2 - 4 persons and is surronded by a lush garden. We rented a room for two persons on the upper floor. The room was spacious and very nicely decorated, including a king size bed. The bathroom was very clean and the shower was suprisingly good. The private balcony overlooking Man O' War Bay did fit room for a table and two chairs. Ideally to enjoy the view of Man o' War Bay during breakfast prepared in you well equipped Kitchenette. That being said you can also enjoy breakfast down at the cafe. Chef Mary prepares one of the best meals in town, and the breakfast, or lunch, is served together wth the best coffe you could get in Tobago. The coffe is imported directly from a small coffe rostary in Trinidad. During the time we spent here wireless internet was installed making it possible to check your e-mail while sipping your well tasting cappucino. It must also be mentioned that the owner and his staff was very helpful and friendly. We would recommand this place to anyone and would definetly stay here the next time we visit Charlotteville.
Jasmin + Holger from Germany visited in January 2009 and awarded
We only had 4 days (3 nights) in Charlotteville. So it was a pleasure for us to find the nice "Top River Pearl" in this peaceful village.
And of course we loved the very deliciouse menues cooked by Mary!
C Whalen from Canada visited in January 2009 and awarded
HI my husband and i stayed at this location for our first week of our vacation.it was one of the nicest place we stayed at.we had rented one of the smaller apts. but decided we needed more room because there was 3 adults.the owner Rainer let us rent one of the large apts and boy was it nice.we payed about 1000 US$ for the week and it was worth every penny.i would highly recommend this apt.the owner was very accomodating ,met us with a smile and a nice cool drink and we felt very welcomed.they gave us a free apt cleaning in the week which was great.the place was kept very clean. you had to pay extra for the air conditioner but we didnt and we never needed it anyway ,the rooms were well ventalated and had lots of windows.the kitchen was well stocked with dishes good fridge and stove.we had an out side deck with hameck chairs and we spent alot of time in them relaxing. Downstairs they had a small cafe and bar it was run by very nice people (mary and keven)very clean and good food and at a reasonable price.you could use a laptop there and have internet at a very cheap price.One evening we had guests over and Mary Kevin did a special dinner just for our group which they did not have to do but did and it was delcious mary is an excelent cook.i would absolutly rent here again.
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.
Manuela+ralf from Germany visited in December 2008 and awarded
We stayed in this lovely house for two weeks in december. We enjoyed this time very much - including the roosters at nights. Don't be afraid of that noise, because you get used to it. We also enjoyed the breakfast - changing every morning and the fantastic cappuccino. But the best of all are the delicius dinners, nicely prepared from Mary, who is really the best cook in town! So don't miss a visit in the Cappuccino Cafe when you are in Charlotteville. About the room all is said in this forum. There is no more new left to say. We just want to say thank you - especially to Mary for her kindness and to all the other friends we met in Charlotteville. We cannot wait to come back soon!