Seahorse Inn - Reader Reports & Opinion
Steve Moody from U.S.A. visited in December 2006 and awarded
We attended a wedding in Trinidad and then 7 of us stayed a week longer at the Sea Horse Inn in Tobago. It was relaxing, small, confortable, and good price wise. We enjoyed the bar, breakfasts, lunch and dinners. The outdoor seating was perfect in the day for drinks, cards, talks. The evening was romantic with the ocean right across the street. We loved it as it was out of the way of all the tourist & high rise hotels. What a lovely untouched island. Easy to explore & the people were wonderful. Would love to return.
Post Recreated: Originally posted - 05 October
Has anyone here stayed at the Seahorse Inn and have any comments to share? Thanks for any info.
Seahorse Inn & Man O War Cottages
Post Recreated: Originally posted - 12 February
Anyone been to the above places? Have a trip to Tobago planned for May for the four of us (2 adults 2 children) and have booked a week in Seahorse (B&B) and then a week at Man of War Bay cottages. Decided to split the holiday as we dont fancy spending our time in the car up and down the coast! Any help appreciated.
Seahorse Inn Accomodation Review
This is probably the best restaurant on the island, with prices to match, but it is definitely not the best for accomodation.
Visitors are not warned that the rooms are immediately adjacent to the restaurant seating area and in the case of the best room, right next to the washing up area. If you dont mind the crash of crockery until midnight most evenings, then it is a good room with an excellent shower and balcony, if rather dimly lit. The mosquitoes will find their way in through the open eaves in the roof, so you may want to take your repellant or insect killer with you. The air conditioning is good, but at this price you might expect a fridge and some tea or coffee making facility.
Unlike the restaurant, the menu at breakfast is is rather dull and monotonous with little interesting fruit, few fruit juces available and awful jam.
The owners are too busy with the restaurant to be very helpful or hospitable, but most of the staff are friendly and obliging.
Stonehaven Beach has a big swell which will not suit all swimmers and there are not many alternative restaurants within walking distance, so a car is a very essential extra to get around.
The Seahorse Inn Review
The location at Stonehaven beach was magnificent; you could listen to the sound of the waves at night. The only minus about the location is that it is kind of isolated and you need a car if you don’t want to rely on taxis. On the other hand, the small village of Black Rock is just around the corner with some small shops to buy the basic things. There was quite a lot of noise from the bar and the restaurant in the evenings and that might bother someone. But the noise always ended before midnight so it won’t keep you up all night. The staff at the hotel was nice, especially at the bar and at the office.
The rooms were big and airy and were kept very clean. The interior was made of teak wood, which was beautiful, but other wise the décor was quite plain. The rooms had cable-TV, but no phones. The biggest minus was that they don’t have fridge in the room. The air-conditioning was really good and very quiet and if I understood correctly, they had just renewed them. There was also a ceiling fan. We had a veranda and a separate balcony. They were both with chairs and tables and both overlooking the beach and the restaurant, which was nice, because you got beautiful views of the sunset. Beach towels were also provided.
Rates include cooked breakfast (not buffet), which isn’t that big but adequate and got you started for the day. They have fruit, toast, eggs and bacon or fish. I don’t usually eat toast with jam, but I really liked the pineapple jam they had. We were also given welcome cocktails, when we arrived.
All in all, we had a pleasant stay there and would recommend The Seahorse Inn to others, who appreciate the intimacy of a small hotel and don’t miss the hustle and bustle or the services of a big resort hotel. However I wouldn’t recommend the Seahorse Inn to people, who are physically challenged, because there are a lot of steps and all of the rooms are on the second floor.