Seaside Garden - Reader Reports & Opinion
These reports are a combination of questions and comment posted in our Seaside Garden forum and visitor reports added via the 'Add Report' tab above. The votes awarded are weighted by volume and date to give a truer representation of reader satisfaction [more details].
Reader Satisfaction Ranking: Weighted ranking based on 81 votes = 4.7 (max 5)
Donna & Chris from Canada visited in August 2015 and awarded
We stayed at the Seaside Garden Inn Guesthouse on our visit to Tobago in August 2015 and thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Tobago. We found the location to be quite central to everything (car rental is a good thing!). The Guesthouse itself was clean, accommodating and although not a 5-star resort, it was appropriate for the affordable rate. The proximity to the beach was great, however, the area was not the best. The noise level of the nearby 'hang-out' spot and the colorful language was off-putting to me personally but this may not be a problem to anyone else and should not really reflect on the property itself. We tried to change our flights so that we can stay in Tobago longer because we absolutely LOVE Tobago! We will definitely return to Tobago but we are not sure with the change in ownership of the Seaside Garden, if the property will be the same. We are definitely planning to return to Tobago!
Donna & Chris
Willi Bedek from Austria visited in January 2015 and awarded
It was a wonderful time my friend and me spent in Tobago. The Apartment was clean, there was a big kitchen where we could make some meal, the surounding was great nearby the beach an the habour, some restaurants near by. The owner of the guesthouse was very friendly, we had many helpful und very interesting talks at evenings. We also had dinner together sometimes. We felt free to do everything we wanted in the house in self-responsibility. The best way is taking care to other guest and to do things in the way you want others do for you.
It was two nice weeks we spent and we would choose this accomodation again.
Colin Read from Canada visited in December 2014 and awarded
Seaside Garden was exactly what I was looking for. The combination of private rooms and communal space made it easy and enjoyable to meet the other guests. Access to a well equipped kitchen was very valuable, and the location put us close to the sound of the waves and the local scene. Add to that a generous and gracious host, and it made for an ideal stay.
Patricia Francis from Trinidad visited in November 2014 and awarded
It was as advertised a place suitable for European visitors. It was clean and quiet. The view from the balcony was of the ocean and very pleasing to the eye. No meals were provided but we had unlimited use of the kitchen which was always clean. The owner was very pleasant and friendly. The place could use some updating but other than that it was a pleasant stay.The price was a very reasonable one given the time of the year. As advertised onsite it is a very quaint place and needs a face lift and an onsite gardener as the grounds were not well kept. Would I return? maybe,maybe not. It was my 20th Anniversay and there was nothing special to make it a celebration. If I depended on location and atmosphere alone there was very little of that. It would be a lovely getaway if only upgrades were made. I guess the old world charm will appeal to it's targeted audience, European visitors.
Annie from U.K. visited in March 2014 and awarded
I stayed at the Seaside Garden for two nights with my family and I can thoroughly recommend it.
Location is central but not so much that you feel overcrowded by other hotels. There is a beautiful beach minutes from the guest house and when we were there, it seemed to be as yet undiscovered by the majority of tourists. The waters are clear, calm and safe and it's easy to wile away a few glorious hours there. .
If you want to head into Central Tobago, ie Store Bay or do the glass bottomed boat tours, it is a quick drive. Or there bikes for hire nearby if you prefer the green traveler option.
Accommodation at Seaside Guest House is clean, spacious and the rooms are very comfortable. There are also laundry facilities and if you don't opt for an apartment with a kitchen there is also communal kitchen. Again it's clean and tidy.
There is a lovely vibe at the guest house and you are sure to come away having made many friends. Whether you are on your own or with family / friends you will be made to feel very welcome at Seaside Gardens.
The real beating heart of the guest house is the lovely Sheldon. He's the perfect host, organising and leading tours, dealing with restaurant reservations etc..
While we were there he took us on a tour of the interior of Tobago, we walked through a forest and swam in a river and under a waterfall. A truly fantastic experience! Sheldon knows his stuff as he's a top notch guide so you will be safe and you will probably learn a few things along the way.
Finally, if you have any achy limbs afterwards be sure to make an appointment for a massage as Sheldon is not only a gold star host and tour guide he's a trained massage therapist and one of the best at that.
Seaside Gardens gets four gold stars!