Ambassador's House - Reader Reports & Opinion
These reports are a combination of questions and comment posted in our Ambassador's House forum and visitor reports added via the 'Add Report' tab above. The votes awarded are weighted by volume and date to give a truer representation of reader satisfaction [more details].
Reader Satisfaction Ranking: Weighted ranking based on 21 votes = 5 (max 5)
Alima Shakeer from Trinidad visited in May 2015 and awarded
My family and I a party of eleven thoroughly enjoyed the three nights that we spent here.
The house was spotlessly clean and the surroundings were well kept.
Facilities inside were more than enough and we had no complaints at all.
Lesleyann was very friendly and warmly welcomed us.
I would unhesitantly recommend this villa to all those who want to have a really great time home away from home
Reaze Rambharat from Trinidad visited in August 2013 and awarded
It's an ideal family getaway that isn't far away. I would give it 5 of 5 stars. It's spacious yet cozy, a place where you can be noisy without disturbing the peace or find a secluded spot whilst everyone else is partying. We had a large group and everyone was comfortably accommodated. The location was very private yet close to all amenities. Just be careful of what's left outside as 'Goldy' would surely get hold of it.
Alice McLuskie from U.K. visited in April 2013 and awarded
We have just enjoyed a supremely relaxing holiday at the Ambassador's House. Tobago was experiencing a particularly hot end to the dry season but, up on the hilltop where the house is so beautifully situated, there were cooling breezes all the time. The house is well-designed, with sliding French windows that allow one to open up the rooms to the breezes during the day, and deep, and a deep, shady verandah surrounds the house. We very much enjoyed seeing all the wonderful bird-life in the garden, attracted by hummingbird and bird feeders. At night there were lots of bats - also attracted by the hummingbird feeders - and agoutis quietly browsing in the shadows.
The housekeeper, LesleyAnn, was a fund of useful, local information and also a first-rate cook, producing bountiful meals of curried chicken or shrimp, rice, plantain and vegetables. Nothing could be more relaxing than sitting with a drink, watching the sun go down, with the marvellous view from the house and knowing that supper is already cooked!
From the house we were able to drive to all parts of the island quite easily, visiting the rain forest, the cocoa plantation, Argyle Falls, Castara, and Englishman's Bay. We particularly enjoyed the goat racing and Easter bonnet parade at Mt Pleasant on Easter Monday. All in all, it was an excellent holiday and we all fell a little bit in love with the Ambassador's House, and would happily return.
Fazilette Macintyre from Trinidad visited in August 2012 and awarded
Four families who usually vacation together stayed at Ambassador's House in 2012. It was a beautiful experience. The House has a warm welcoming feel. The layout was ideal for a large group, with a large living area and the well-outfitted verandah that wraps most of the house. We enjoyed the immediate garden area where we were privileged to be visited by a variety of hummingbirds every morning. In fact, if you stand still enough, they will buzz around you, completely comfortable in their habitat. Further on down the garden we witnessed a Blue-crowned Motmot in one of the many fruit trees. At night, we experienced the beauty of the stars in the clear, very cool skies. It's somewhere where you can make your day as exciting as you want it to be or as tranquil. Of course, all amenities included. Highly recommended.
Jonathan Harvey from U.K. visited in March 2012 and awarded
Ambassadors House is a beautiful, spacious home, away from the bustle of the island and set overlooking both coasts in a magical extensive tropical garden rich in exotic flora and fauna. Time is spent outside on the terraces enjoying the views, the humming birds, the sunrise and sunset – and the occasional rum punch!
The location of the house in the middle of the island, away from the airport where most beach hotels are located, gives easy access to the capital, Scarborough, and to the road around the island and its stunning quiet beaches and bays and to the rainforest interior. It could not be better placed.
The house is a family home not just another villa. Lesleyann, the housekeeper is charming, fun and most welcoming. Through her, and the network of friends that she and Mr and Mrs Keene have developed, you enjoy a rare and privileged contact with the real Tobago.
This was our seventh visit and, we very much hope, not our last!