Tropikist Beach Hotel - Reader Reports & Opinion
Eric Eynon from U.K. visited in March 2008 and awarded
I feel strongly that your summary of the Tropikist should be modified to accurately reflect the hotel and staff.
Having spent two weeks there it is most definitely a credit to Tabago and your description should therefore be adjusted to project a more balanced opinion, for example look at the reports you already have, the majority I have read give a good impression. I am only relieved that I read your report after I had booked otherwise I may have missed out on a very enjoyable experience.
The hotel has a new manager and both he and his staff are visable, approachful and helpful, a view shared by just about everyone I met during my stay.
Yes anyone can pick holes in anything, I do it for a living, but let's be realistic. People complaining about the birds at breakfast, ok you have to guard your toast but your in paradise, on an open terrace a few feet from the Caribbean, birds live there!
Some areas are tired but during my stay I witnessed a programme of re-decoration and some re-wiring but all said and done it's not that bad.
The bar though does close early, personally I'd stay till the early hours. On several occasions when we did get back between 10 and 10.30 staff were there but no customers, I guess it's supply and demand and there was little demand.
Far more positives than negatives, you really should change your summary for this hotel.
Sharon Kennedy from U.K. visited in February 2008 and awarded
We stayed here for 7 nights during the carnival season. It is very close to the airport but is not too noisy. We stayed in the deluxe room but the safe had been removed which was one of the reasons we choose this. The bed was king size and quite comfortable, and the room was large and we had a ocean view. The bathrooms are basic and could do with updating, although the standard rooms are very basic and small. There was only 1 pool open and the games room is closed. There were chairs around the pool but as it was a busy period there was not enough unless you got there early, the same goes for the parasols. The hotel provides pool towels. Our rate included buffet breakfast and this was adequate with a choice of hot and cold foods. We found the staff were helpful and friendly and the rooms were always cleaned by early afternoon. The beach is sadly neglected and we didnt use it but i dont think it would have been good to swim in as the floor was very rocky, but there are nice beaches nearby.
There is a restaurant for lunch and dinner and we ate their once and had a buffet which was value for money but it is within walking distance of lots of other restaurants.
The hotel does get a lot of negative comments but in my opinion it is a good value for money hotel and if you just want a good base then you should consider it.
Jennifer from U.K. visited in January 2008 and awarded
The Tropikiss Hotel was very nice and pleasant. Our room was cleaned regularly and the receptionist was very helpful. There were no children's facilities, which was abit disappointing. Overall the hotel was nice
Robert Wilkins from U.K. visited in November 2007 and awarded
We have stayed at the tropocist twice and the staff were excellent accomodation was clean and well serviced we could not fault how stay we will be coming back next year .idont know exactly the names of all the resturant staff but hyacent was the main lady also the resturant manager was very helpfulas were every one at the tropokist CArole my wife and myself robert look forward to seeing you all again I work for british airways and recommend you to every one going to tobago
regards bob and carole
Paul Mangan from U.K. visited in November 2007 and awarded
I've been reading the reports from dissatisfied people and all I can say is that it is a 3 star hotel and you cannot expect 4/5 star treatment.
My wife and I spent 14 nights there and apart from the air-conditioning breaking down one night (which was repaired the next day), we had a smashing time there.
Yes, the meals at lunchtime can be a bit boring - but walk out of the hotel and turn right and there is a little haven called SYP'S that serves all sorts of food and so cheap that it doesn't matter if you are all inclusive as it is a nice break.
Evening meals are fine with fish and chicken on the menu every night plus beef or belly pork, but if you get tired of the menu - once again try SYP'S next door. They have steaks, lamb, beef and all wonders of fish and try the garlic roast potatoes - it's like eating heaven.
The rooms are adequate and lets face it, you are out all day in the pool or at the beach next door and only use the room to shower and change at evening mealtime and going to bed at night.
The entertainment has improved a lot and there is usually something on 4 or 5 nights a week.