Essex Cottage - Reader Reports & Opinion
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Reader Satisfaction Ranking: Weighted ranking based on 103 votes = 5 (max 5)
Frank Butcher from U.K. visited in January 2017 and awarded
My wife and I loved our two-week stay at Gloucester Place Ė it offered us peacefulness combined with all the services and assistance we could ever have wanted. Itís quite exclusive Ė not surprising as itís so small - and patrons are quickly treated as friends. Our hosts were gracious, welcoming and informative and nothing was too much trouble. Although classified as a guesthouse the facilities are equivalent to a 3 or 4 star hotel, except that there is no restaurant: the rooms are comfortable and well-equipped.
The gardens are full of tropical plants and birds, which makes them a wonderful place to relax, and the infinity pool is a knockout feature. The location is exceptional and itís well removed from the hustle and bustle of the touristy developments to the south of the island. The local beaches, the coastline and the fishing villages are fascinating and so is the tropical forest, which is easily accessible. We hired a car for our stay, which is probably a good idea as this is the easiest way to see the local attractions, and the hills are steep. We would love to go back........
Rute Teixeira from U.K. visited in December 2016 and awarded
Thank you Bea and Win for the amazing hosts you were and a wonderful stay and experience in Tobago.
Essex Cottage couldn't be situated in a better place, the surroundings are beautiful, it's almost part of the green area around it. A very quiet place only to be "disturbed" by the lovely sounds of thousands of beautiful colourful birds that come to greet you and beg some crumbs.
The cottage has everything you need for self catering and you find in the near local shops all the basics you need.
Very comfortable with nice clean sheets to sleep in, were you really find rest and get rid of all the stress and tiredness you're trying to rid off!
Plenty of bath and beach towels provided and washed throughout your stay, just bring them down to Bea and you'll get them back before the day ends.
The infinity pool is gives you the VIP treatment you deserve and the views from there are breathtaking
Hoping to return again some day, because I can't erase those paradise memories off my head!
Kristal Ramchan from Trinidad visited in April 2016 and awarded
Staying at this place was an absoluete pleasure. The service, veiw, atmosphere and everything else that goes with it. I would definitely visit there again sometime in the future. Thanks for the support of "My Tobago" and to the lovely couple at the Gloucester place. I am satisfied, and throughly had an amazing experience.
Hugh & Marilyn Stevens from U.S.A. visited in February 2016 and awarded
Staying at Gloucester Place is like visiting the home of very good friends whose house just happens to have a spectacular view of the Caribbean, a refreshing swimming pool, and a garden populated by tropical birds. Your charming and attentive hosts, Bea and Win Sargent, start you off each morning with a terrific breakfast, assist you with everything from car rentals to laundry to restaurant reservations, lend you books, and generally go out of their way to help you navigate and enjoy Tobago. Both are fountains of friendly information and advice about where to go and what to do. Both seem to know and like everyone in and around Parlatuvier and Castara (and vice versa). Having lived in such diverse places as Iran, Sri Lanka, Venezuela and North Carolina, they are well prepared by temperament and experience to embrace visitors from all over the world. Indeed, sharing breakfast and conversation with fellow guests from England and Canada was an unanticipated highlight of our stay. We have stayed in a lot of b&b's in a lot of places, but none better than this. We look forward to coming back.
Simon Aylett from U.K. visited in January 2016 and awarded
We recently had the great pleasure to stay with Win and Bea at Gloucester Place, and we can certainly recommend this lovely oasis to anyone considering a stay in the Parlatuvier area. Win and Bea, apart from running a very efficient, clean and pleasant home from home, are both passionate and knowledgeable about Tobago and about this stunningly beautiful corner of the island. Thanks to both of you for a very memorable stay. We fully intend to return next year,and we look forward to seeing you then.