Conrado Beach Resort - Reader Reports & Opinion
Andrea from U.S.A. visited in January 2012 and awarded
The Conrado is right on a beautiful beach and it is a ten minute walk from Pigeon Point, a larger and similiarly gorgeous beach. It is a great deal for what you pay and a good location to be a launching point for enjoying the rest of Tobago. The hotel rooms are extremely simple, no frills, and basic but the rooms are clean. The bedding needs some updating. The rooms with the balcony overlooking the beach cost more but the view is magnificant and the balconey is really nice, on the street side the small balconies overlook a busy hot street and macaws and parrots that start screeching at 7 am.
A delicious and hardy breakfast every morning is included with the stay and the staff are all extremely nice and laid back. All the food we ate at the restaurant was delicious but they typically had only about 35% of the items listed on the menu and service is island-style slow and and laid back. There is also seating all along a beautiful porch right on the beach where meals are served and where guests can also just hang out - a huge plus for the hotel overall.
If you are not looking for luxary but want a decent price,clean rooms, good location, and friendly staff - I would definitely recommend the Conrado.
Kerwin from Trinidad visited in February 2011 and awarded
My stay at Conrado was just 2 nights, my wife and I was disappointed with the rooms, the website did not advertise accurately.
The Pros and Cons of the Resort:
Pros:an okay-ish beach lay a few steps down from the beachfront, a few stones and coral but workable.
A bar is downstairs it is pretty expensive but it has a pool table that is $3tt for a coin a game, why its not free to the guests I don't know.
Cons: Breakfast was nice if it wasn't for the rotting fish smell, the locals catch there fish and clean them, then throw the guts and heads in the water hence washing up on the resort's beach front, my wife wanted to leave as soon as we got there and saw the mess.
All the beds are as hard as if u lay cardboard on the ground an slept.
The latch on the door was broken and all we got was a "its safe because no one else comes up here but the residence"
Tobago was the only thing that cheered us up, we never spent more than half an hour in the Resort, only to sleep when night came.
I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone.
Melissa Gonzalez from U.S.A. visited in October 2010 and awarded
This hotel is really a bargain and great for those whose main objective is to save money. The staff are incredibly helpful and friendly. The rooms are basic but clean. The complementary breakast includes toast, tea/coffee, fruit and scrambled eggs with bacon, omelette with meat or just veggies, pancakes. The bar serves great piņa coladas, and the restaurant serves a tasty dinner, reasonably priced, out on the very pleasant veranda.
Walking to Pidgeon Point is incredibly fast and easy, but we also enjoyed swimming in the clear blue waters right in front of the hotel. There are a few fishing vessels parked there, and there are friendly dogs walking around, but we had no problem with either, as they add to the charm. We took one of the cheaper rooms facing the street, and yes, once in a while you hear a parrot squawking, but I find it charming. This is a budget hotel for a great price, near fabulous beaches, with very good amenities for the price. If your main objective is to try different restaurants, it might be better to look at an inn nearer Store Bay. But if you mostly want to veg out on beaches and not spend too much, then the Conrado is an excellent choice.
Tennille from Trinidad visited in May 2010 and awarded
GREAT place...GREAT VIEW>....GREAT price....very accondating.tobago is great for family, group of friends or just a romantic get away. nyloon pool is soo nice...the buccoo reef is soo nice....it was the best experience ever.
Keeley Van Dyke from U.K. visited in April 2010 and awarded
Had a wonderful stay here, if you ar staying in this area, this is a lovely little hotel, the rooms are lovely and clean, huge beds and the most amazing terrace with views on to an idealic beach. Not only is it a short walk from Pigeon Point (A Must see Beach) The food served was top notch. Maria and Antonio who run the place were so hospitable and would highly reccomend anyone to stay here.