Conrado Beach Resort - Reader Reports & Opinion
Thomas Curry from U.S.A. visited in May 2009 and awarded
Me and a couple friends went over from POS. We had no reservations and not a clue were to stay. We were directed to Conrado by a local and found it to be a diamond in the rough. The people running this hotel make it the best stay possible. We showed up late in the evening, they gave us a room, re-opened the resturant kept the bar open until 2:30 in the morning.
I presently stay in Trinidad and plan on making Tobago a monthly trip. The Conrado will be my hotel of choice....
Thanks for the Great Week-End and see ya soon....
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).
John McMillan from U.K. visited in April 2009 and awarded
The Conrado hotel is undoubtedly in one of the best positions with regards to beaches and other facilities. The hotel however is in need of some tender loving care although there appears to be work on-going to improve the bar area. The rooms are basic but clean but again a little TLC is required.
The food in general was good with some meals in the exceptional class. The breakfasts however were ordinary and very repetitious. On our first week, because the hotel was busy, we had a room to the back of the hotel, which is on the roadside and was immediateley adjacent to a large cage containing Macaws which screeched incessantly every morning. Something should be done to have them removed away from the hotel. One other thing, as much as I love animals (dogs) I do not like them wandering about the dining room or for that matter in a hotel at all. I was disapointed at the standard offered in this hotel and believe that the tourism industry in Tobago needs accommodation to reflect a higher standard. On the positive side the staff could not have been better they were very attentive to our needs and were very couteous.
Ian And Trina from U.K. visited in March 2009 and awarded
Have just returned from a fabulous 10 nights here. It was far beyond our expectations. We had Room 25 which had recently been refurbished, of course we could be really picky and wonder why they painting stopped half way across a coving above the air con or that the mirror wasn't fixed up but did it matter- NO!
The room overlooked the sea, actually it was better than that as the sea gently breaking on the beach below the hotel was the background noise in the quiet of the evenings and in the mornings as the day started.
1 minute after getting up it was possible to be snorkling in the warm clear water, being amazed by the fish life, right out side of the hotel.
The rooms were fine and clean, nothing special but great to have plenty of room to shower and change, lots of space on the sun terrace to spread out wet towels and snorkling bits and pieces.
When it wasn't cloudy there were some lovely sunsets, the pelicans, laughing gulls and magnificent frigate birds gliding over the ocean made it a fabulous view.
The food was very well cooked, Anil, the Chef would come out most evenings and explain what he was going to cook, just to make sure you would be happy with the result, he also came out later to check that everything was as expected. He used locally sourced good fresh food. Fish was freshly caught and prepared, and delicious.
Breakfasts changed when we were there, there was an extensive buffet for the first part of the holiday but at the end this was limited to fresh fruit, coffee, toast and drinks and then each guest was asked by a very helpful waiter Anil (the younger) what you would like to eat, this was cooked for you.
The drinks were created by Antonio behind the bar and he had a skill with Rum Punches that is amazing!
The UK pound exchange rate was not good during the trip and so we found the cost of pretty much everything to be high, certainly more expensive than the UK.
By comparison to the other hotels and guest houses we looked at we were very happy with our choice and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone who wanted a relaxing beach holiday.
Just leave the hotel stroll down the shoreline towards Pigeon Point- no charges for going there along the shoreline and on a pure white isolated reef fringed beach, under coconut palms ...relax, swim, snorkle and enjoy!
If there was any drawback it was from the jet ski operators who found it necessary to go as fast as they could wherever there was water, it made snorkling interesting to have the possibility of being hit at speed by a jet ski, I decided to wear brightly coloured tee shirts when I went in hoping that I might be spotted and avoided!
Also it was the end of the Carnival when we arrived - now that is a crazy time but all the debris from the wild partying was cleared up very quickly.
Had a dive with Scuba Safari- Johnny is the owner, again a really good experience. Saw stingray, leopard ray. when snorkling saw a turtle and another stingray and loads of incredible fish.
Hired a car from Sheppy's Auto Rental it worked out to be about £50 a day with all insurance cover I could get- crazy roads and crazy drivers on the island! Travelled to the Argyle Falls, a guided forest walk (quite expensive) one of the best experiences apart from underwater was to stop in the forest reserve and just wait for the birds to come to close to you, amazing.
Don't miss Engishman's Bay if you are driving around, our the really friendly Charlotteville.
The natural island is beautiful, most of the man made built bits almost look temporary, all the people we met were very friendy.
One final warning, at the airport there is only one security check point and with typical Tobago efficiency there are usually two flights booked to go at nearly the same time- so allow for at least an hour in the line!
Had a great time at The Conrado Beach Resort and would certainly recommend it as a place where you can experience The Caribbean and get a real feel for Tobago. We would certainly go again, in fact we are saving up already!
Mallissa from Trinidad visited in March 2009 and awarded
This resort is ideally situated on the beautiful Caribbean beach very close to Pigeon Point. The room was very clean, Maria was very helpful, and the bartender/cooks were very kind. Oh my, the breakfast was delicious. I will certainly stay at Conrado's again.