Tropikist Beach Hotel - Reader Reports & Opinion
Post Recreated: Originally posted - 26 February
I have been visiting the Tropikist for the past 10 years on and off and have been to other islands in between but Tobago is our favourite. We always meet people that have stayed before and are back again. We have found the service at the hotel a bit slow but then it is the Caribbean. But have always found the staff and owner of the hotel very pleasant and freindly. So everyone please don't be put off by one persons bad experience.
Post Recreated: Originally posted - 07 February
Hi! Has anyone recently been to the Tropikist Hotel? What was it like and are there many restaurants close by? We're thinking of going in May and would appreciate some feed-back.
Tropikist Vs Toucan Inn Vs Sandy Point ?? Help!!
Post Recreated: Originally posted - 08 December
My boyfriend and I will be visiting Tobago to celebrate the New Year. It's coming very close to booking a hotel, and I am still undecided. Ideally, I am looking for a small, charming,romantic hotel which is reasonably priced and offers good service,clean spacious rooms and is located close to a beach. Can anyone compare Tropikist, Toucan Inn and Sandy Point?
Our First Time
Post Recreated: Originally posted - 21 October
We have just (last Friday) returned from our first visit to Tobago and thought that some observations and (personal) opinions etc might be of interest.
We stayed at the Tropikist, room only basis though we did try their meals twice. OK hotel with a good location, the food was poor and very expensive for what it was. Also some minor improvements would make so much difference- decent towels, bedding that fitted the bed and air-con that could be adjusted without it leaking! Not to be totally negative though, sitting on their terrace watching pelicans fly across a Caribean sunset is pretty amazing!
Restaurants we tried in Crown Point- Ruby Lou's, friendly Canadian owner, good "home cooking", generous portions, reasonable prices though a limited menu. Dillons- superb mainly fish dishes, our best meals. The Pelican Reef, good varied menu, entertainment, good atmosphere even in the quiet season. Bonkers- very similar to the Pelican. At lunchtime the Waving Gallery (Store Bay beach facility) does excellent and very cheap food. We did notice that a number of restaurants mentioned in guide books were not open- presumably because we we were in the "quiet" season. Outside of Crown Point we only managed to eat in Jemma's Treehouse in Speyside-wonderful food in a unique setting, also an un-named bar in Scarborough- an "interesting" goat curry! For entertainment the Crystal Bar in Crown Point on a Saturday night was great fun and full of locals who REALLY know how to party.
We hired a car (watch the insurance- some only offer 3rd Party cover with a 7000$TT(!) excess).
Especially favourite places were Speyside and Charlotteville, if (sorry when) we return I think we would aim to stay in that area. The beaches at Englishman's Bay and Parlatuvier are also fantastic, we had the first to ourselves when we were there.
Overall- a great place, our first trip to the Caribean, we will be back!!! Sorry for going on a bit, editing is not my strong point!