Bacolet Beach Club - Reader Reports & Opinion
These reports are a combination of questions and comment posted in our Bacolet Beach Club 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 16 votes = 3.7 (max 5)
Robert Britt from U.K. visited in September 2014 and awarded
Positives- great location and site, lovely pool area, secluded beach and bar.
Restaurant serves lovely food and great choice of cocktails. Non local staff give exceptional service adding to holiday experience, other not so!
Negatives- Wifi, exceptional poor, constantly dropping off and constantly having to re-connect, I stood 8 ft from router and still only got broken up Face Time connection (if you can call constantly freezing a connection)
Hotel building new annexe, so constant noise, Chinese workmen start hammering, angle grinding, etc, from 07.00 am, this is happening right next to hotel and feet away from you as you have breakfast (after getting up early because of the noise) I complained before we left and was told I should have complained earlier! I accept responsibility for not complains earlier and no getting a solution. But the hotel, if ethical, honest and professional hotel should advise potential holiday bookers on web site or booking sites of construction and noise and give people the choice before they book not after they have arrived! Also two dogs across from the hotel, start barking constantly from 3-4 am and carry on all day and into the nite.
There was only one choice of cereal, limited 2/3 of the same fruit every day.
Conclusion- great located hotel, which shows photograph's of room in a way that make them look a lot bigger than they are, hotel looks better in the photo's taken years ago, looks better at nite as in the cold day looks grubby, restaurant looks grubby and cleaned where it shows, better at nite and you cannot see the bits that are not so clean.
Some of the public areas have nails showing on foot planking, also planks lifting(trip hazard) and splintering( hazard)
This hotel, should be absolutely amazing, but is really living off its past glory and it's location, pool and beach, Needs money spent to bring it back up to tip top. As a tip ring to see if the construction has finished! But I think this will be ongoing till at least Jan 15.
A Ramsahai from Trinidad visited in June 2013 and awarded
Staff were extremely helpful.
Room was comfortable and clean. Tea making facilities available upon request. Wi-fi quality decent. Beautiful view from the pool. Breakfast was delicious.
Caroline from U.K. visited in February 2013 and awarded
We were managing our expectations of this hotel as prior reviews were a bit mixed, but it seemed like the best option for poolside relaxation towards the luxury end of what is available in Tobago, without paying too much. We were very pleasantly surprised.
On arrival the view through the reception to the pool and sea is stunning. It's very quiet and generally there were only a few people around the pool. The beach is lovely, smooth sand and clear waters and not too choppy, despite being on the Atlantic side of the island (we'd found waves much bigger on the other side of the island). The beach benefits from some dappled, leafy shade in the morning. The room was spot on, big comfy bed, thankfully devoid of mosquitoes following our stay in the rainforest. Cafe Havana was surprisingly good with a varied breakfast each day and we had dinner there more than once. One might expect the restaurant linked to the hotel to be awful but it was really quite nice - Pina Coladas were the best ever! There is also the option of a little local lunch at a snack shop 5 mins walk towards town, on a bend in the road, where we had some lovely local soup for a few £ each!
Staff were nice, although we were a bit disappointed to have no flexibility on late checkout despite hanging by the pool all day and seeing nobody arrive in the room by 5pm and nobody cleaning the room for hours after we had checked out! Little things like an extra hour to dip in the pool and change in your own room afterwards can make the difference. However they redeemed themselves by letting us use a room to change and shower before our flight. All considered, would highly recommend!
Paulette H from U.S.A. visited in October 2012 and awarded
Our first impression was "small room", "small pool", but after visiting the private beach, all else was secondary. The sand was wonderful, no rip tides, and it was fairly shallow quite a ways out. The place was very clean, our room had been updated. It's a small resort, so not many guests to share the beach/pool with. Mostly older couples, like us. It's a ways from town, and there really isn't any nightlife. The food at the hotel is good (including the buffet breakfast) which is a wonderful thing since it was off season and nothing else was open. We took a rental car around the island one day and stopped in the nature reserve for a quick tour. Enjoyed that very much--saw 6 indigenous bird species. My husband scuba dived one day and got to pet a shark. We snorkeled right at the beach at the hotel and saw many beautiful fish, a sting ray and a turtle. I would highly recommend this hotel for anyone looking for a peaceful get-away in the sun!
Colin from U.K. visited in April 2012 and awarded
We had a wonderful stay at the bacolet beach club. The hotel has its own small sandy beach and pool and is located only 20 minutes walk from scarborough. The steps down to the beach through tropical gardens are steep and could be a challenge to people with disabilites. The hotel provides sun loungers, beach chairs and towels and there is also a fresh water shower available. Our room was spacious and clean with excellent sea views. It was equipped with air conditioning, Wi-Fi internet, cable TV, DVD and a music player.It also had a very nice ocean facing balcony with furniture . The bed was very comfortable and even had mosquito nets.The bathroom was modern and clean with an excellent shower.
The catering facilities were also very good with a very good restaurant for evening meals. Breakfasts were buffet style with a good choice. There is also a beach bar for snacks and drinks during the day.