Harris Guest House - Reader Reports & Opinion
Boattini Medardo from Italy visited in March 2011 and awarded
Molto contento, soddisfatto per il trattamento interessante
e nello stesso tempo per la liberta' di movimento e di partecipazione alla vita,alla conoscenza dell'isola e degli
veramente interessante poter avere nella stessa struttura
possibilita di conoscenza e partecipazioni agli aspetti piu' interessanti dell'isola.
Gerhardt Jung from Germany visited in February 2011 and awarded
Must warn other visitors from this place! Extremly disappointed by the service, the owner was very unkind and made our holliday a big disappointment... To be honest this was under all expectations. Only good thing was the location, but far better location can easily be found.
Denise Patterson from Trinidad visited in January 2010 and awarded
I spent for 4 nights and 5 days at the above location and was pleased with the easy access. For those of you who want to take public transport; rest assured it very accessible. I walked to the main road which took less than ten (10) minutes and there were taxis, maxis and buses to choose from. The fare was quite reasonable to go the Scarborough or Store Bay.
The house was clean, quiet and serene and the room was comfortable and inviting. Kudos to the interior designer. Eventhough it was a shared kitchen, it was large enough for more than one person to comfortably cook at the same time. Each room had its'own private bathrooms which I loved the most. I am a germ-a-phobic and do not believe in sharing bathrooms with strangers in a guest house. There was also a dorm room fridge in the room; another plus.
I took the Harris Tobago tour which was very educational and informative. From Fort King George to Argyle Waterfalls to Castara and so on...it was well worth it. If you want to see what Tobago looks like on land, take the tour. Harris was very knowledgeable, friendly and jovial. He was a true tour guide. I would also say that he was a walking Tobago Encyclopedia.
Unfortunately, I have one negative comment. During my stay, the room was never cleaned including the bathroom. Neither the linens nor towels were changed. Although the "pamplet" in our room said that the room will be cleaned every other day, that did not happen.
In conclusion, it was a great experience and I would stay at Harris Guesthouse again.
Deb Wheeler from U.K. visited in March 2009 and awarded
Very friendly welcome at the airport. Lovely clean comfortable rooms and communal kitchen. Helpful Harris is full of information and larger than life itself. Nice quiet spot with relaxing patio. Stayed twice on our visit with no problems, Harris and Diamond really accomodating, willing to drop us here and there if they possibly could.
Deb & George
Rachael Greenwood from U.K. visited in March 2009 and awarded
My husband and I, and our 13 year old son, stayed at the Harris Guest House from 4-8 March and again 16-18 March, in between we took the ferry to Trinidad to watch the cricket and explore the larger island. The owner, Harris McDonald, met us at the airport, took us to the local supermarket the first evening to get food and generally helped us settle in. The Guest House is well down Golden Grove Road, in a quiet location away from the busy main road to Scarborough. It was only a short walk to the nearest shop (really a kiosk), the Beatitude Stores, a real insight into how ordinary Tobagans live.
As to facilities, there was air conditioning in the room, plenty of hot water, a laundry room, tv in the room and in the communal eating/sitting area. If you do not hire a car, and we did not, it is quite easy to get the bus or a route taxi from the main road: the beach is too far to walk. It is possible to book a Caribbean breakfast or an evening meal at the Guest House: we did this once and both meals were really enjoyable. Harris McDonald is a tour guide so he is an invaluable source of advice. If you visit, do try to take one of Harris' Jungle Tours into the National rain forest: a memorable experience.