Gloucester Place - Reader Reports & Opinion
Tim Conway from U.S.A. visited in April 2009 and awarded
After a week of work in Trinidad, my wife, two children and I found ourselves with a few extra days left for liming. We headed to Tobago and had a wonderful, relaxing, and enjoyable stay at Essex Cottage. We'll be back again as soon as possible! It's truly a lovely place and very conveniently located away from tourist areas and over crowded hotels. We highly recommend this cottage and have already shared its weblink with several friends and colleagues.
Alan Wenderoff from U.S.A. visited in April 2009 and awarded
The perfect restful vacation in paradise. Bea and Win were the perfect hosts. The guesthouse is lovely, the accommodations better than we expected, and the setting beyond description. We can't wait to return.
Malcolm Jones from U.K. visited in March 2009 and awarded
I stayed here for four days after a busy time in Trinidad.For this short stay I didn't need transport and you can get all your meals here.The meals are excellent Great room ,air con , stunning views and a pool to use. Be and Win are well informed helpful and good company.Stay here ,chill here ,you'll love it
Leslie from U.S.A. visited in March 2009 and awarded
I have to admit, I was worried about booking a place sight unseen. But that's what we did and we were all so happy with Essex Cottage and it's surroundings. The cottage is simple and gorgeous. Parletuvier Bay was quiet, beautiful and untouristed. Win and Bea were wonderful hosts, checking in just enough to make sure we were happy and had had everything we needed, and always there with information. We even borrowed a little boom box from them so we could have little iPod dance parties (bring your own tape adapter) which made the week so much more fun.
My lovely companions - there were 4 of us - made dinner most nights which makes sense here because there are not that many restaurants nearby, though there are a few about 15 minutes away by car. There's a very small selection of groceries in P Bay so it makes sense to stock up near the airport - but Win and Bea told us this when we booked. We were able to buy fish from the local fisherman a few days during the week and also got some fried chicken at a P Bay shop.
We cruised around the island a few days, including a day spent closer to the airport at a surf spot in front of a large hotel. It was nice to check out the rest of the island and get some good roti, but we were always so happy to know that we were staying at the best place on the island, at least for our little crew.
Mick & Di Garnett from U.K. visited in February 2009 and awarded
What a joy to have met Win and Bea and stay in their wonderful home Gloucester Place. You would be hard pushed not to immediately fall in love with this place and its owners!
We had oringinally booked four days and had moved onto another accomodation, but were so disappointed we drove back to Win & Bea's and they put us up for the remainder of our stay, which finished our trip on a high.
You will need a car here to get around, but can walk down to Parlatuvier and watch the rays gliding along the shore and fish with the local kids from the jetty, as we did... (magical). For the most part we just chilled out around and in the pool, or went for walks into the rain forest to see the waterfalls and in the evenings Bea would sometimes do dinner and we would laze around chatting for hours...
If it hadn't been for Win & Bea, our holiday would have been a complete disappointment. Go visit them!