Conrado Beach Resort - Reader Reports & Opinion
Brendan from Trinidad visited in April 2010 and awarded
This isn't for the hotel but for the restaurant, We went to take newlywed friends out for dinner. Lobster and at the time they were the only restaurant that had lobster, and was open still. At first glance we were going to drive off and find somewhere else as the outside entrance looks like a pool hall and the rest of the hotel was not too inviting until the waiter came out to get us ( we had called around quite a bit first so they were expecting us ) and did convince us to come in. Simple plastic table and chairs with nice table cloths thrown over and a small candle for light looking out to the sea, nothing too enticing really at first.
Well the shrimp cocktail was great, the service decent and I need to mention, I have had lobster in Halifax to Louisiana, their lobster thermidor was good but the lobster with garlic butter was divine, they really know their lobster! My friends and girl friend both want to return to Tobago just for more and we will.
Deborah Gray from U.K. visited in March 2010 and awarded
We loved this simple hotel located right on the beach near Pigeon Point. We particularly enjoyed taking a drink on the colourful veranda overlooking the sea, watching the fisherman and pelicans. The staff were a delight and the warmth of their welcome was truly special. We would definitely return to this hotel.
Marsha Eli from U.K. visited in January 2010 and awarded
My family and I have been going to the Conrado for holidays since 2003 which we have always enjoyed very much, the service, the people, the food and most of all the location. This January was our 8th stay and the hotel had changed management. We got off to a bad start when we arrived at the airport and there was no taxi to meet us when it had been pre-paid. Then on our arrival we usually enjoy complimentary drinks as described in the package we always arrange through sportif. So we went to sit on the verander after a long plane flight and enjoy a light bar snack only to find the prices had quadrupled and we ended up paying £55 for the five of us to have a salad and chips each. The standard had not changed. It is good food but you dont have to pay those sort of prices even at the best restaurants and they dont make you sit at plastic tables and chairs. It was £45 for a meal with lobster. Needless to say we did not see many diners throughout our stay and we had to make the journey each night to eat elsewhere. The standard of service had not changed either. The breakfasts were poached egg, boiled egg or omelette. Very repetitive and one morning there was no tea bags at all and the water ran out in the urn, we asked 4 times for it to be refilled before it actually was. The waitresses were rude but most of all we were dissapointed with the fact that the friendliest person of all who has been working there for ten years had been sacked. Poor Travis kept the Conrado alive and now we feel really sad that it has all changed and we will be finding somewhere else to stay next year.
Lorraine from Canada visited in December 2009 and awarded
We had seriously considered staying at the Conrado Beach Resort as the pictures and reviews looked good and the correspondence with the resort sounded like a place that we would like to stay. We decided to stay at the Crown Point Hotel instead (which we loved) as we were a little concerned about being a little out of the way at the Conrado. We did walk by it on our way to Pidgeon Point. We were not too impressed by the look of it from the road so we decided to go inside through the lobby and check it out. It seemed very old and run down and there really was no beach as it seemed all washed away perhaps due to the high tides they have been having. The dining area that we saw wasn't that impressive either, it was outdoors with plastic table and tub chairs, the view was good though. But in all fairness we can't comment on the rooms or the staff as we didn't acutally stay there and perhaps they were ok. For us though we were glad that we didn't stay there as it wasn't really what we were looking for in a place to stay.
Terrence And Vitra Harry from Trinidad visited in May 2009 and awarded
The hotel is close to the sea and does have great views. Also, the restaurant is on the beach, and eating almost on the sand was nice. There is also a pool board in the bar!
The food was more than fantastic and the people very friendly. The room we stayed in had 2 single beds, se we had to join them together.
They cleaned the room everyday we were out and everything was safe, so they are very caring about their guests.
We would have rated Conrado 5, if it weren't for the 2 single beds. They do have ocean view rooms with queen size beds, but they were all booked.
Thanks to the staff and chef (curry flying fish was really good).