Mary's Hill Lodge - Reader Reports & Opinion
Daphne Moorley + Friends from Trinidad visited in June 2014 and awarded
It was a home away from home-it was a clean,cosy and safe atmosphere.We loved the pool and spent most of our time in it.Everything was up to mark.Rachael was very gentle and loving.We did not get a chance to see Louise,but spoke with her on the phone.She was very understanding and called us more than twice to make sure that we were okay.All this was thanks to Laura.It was nice doing business with her.Everything was very well done through e-mail,even the directions.Thanks very,very,very much Laura.We enjoyed our stay,although it was too short.You all made us want to stay longer.That was impossible at that time,but you will surely see us again.Thank you,thank you,thank you,love you all-Laura,Rachael and Louise.
Thanks alot,see you soon
Pauline Khan-I had a fantastic time.
Savitri-P.S I will miss the sweet mangoes. LOL
Joan Luey Cox-Very wonderful experience.
Rosalind Norton-This place is awesome.Time was a bit too short but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Brelle from France visited in April 2014 and awarded
Great stay at Mary's Hill !
We loved the place, the accomodations, the surroundings, activities, nature, fauna, sea, beaches, sun.... People made us feel comfortable and welcome.
The lodge is beautiful and well located, the swimming pool was a pleasure for the kids.We were two families with 4 young kids ( under 7 )and we would very much like to come back.Thanks for this wonderful holidays !
Jess Wise from U.K. visited in April 2014 and awarded
My husband, two kids (6 and 7) and I had such an amazing stay here in April 2014. The lodge is a great base, location wise, from which to explore the island and is the perfect oasis to return to after an outing! The pool is wonderful and was well maintained. The open-air nature of the lodge is just lovely. The kitchen is fairly well-equipped, although the bbq pit is challenging to light! Louise was incredibly welcoming.
If I was pushed to look for improvements that could be made, perhaps the main bathroom could have done with a deep clean and a few additions made to the kitchen utensils - a tea towel would have been fab, as would have oven gloves (we used beach shoes!!) and a decent sharp chopping knife. However, all in all, we loved staying here and would do so again at the drop of a hat.
Our only regrets.. That we didn't write in the visitors book. We should have done, the comments were really helpful, especially from the group of med students that had stayed there for a month prior to our arrival - thanks! And finally that we only visited Stonehaven Bay / Grafton Beach on our last day - fantastic wave bashing / body boarding beach with a really good bar/restaurant (the Seahorse Inn).
Elective Students from U.K. visited in March 2014 and awarded
A group of 6 of us stayed at Mary's Hill Lodge whilst we were working at Scarborough General Hospital for our medical elective abroad. The lodge was absolutely perfect for our time in Tobago. We were roughly 10 minutes from the hospital, 5 minutes from Scarborough and 10 minutes in the other direction from the north coast (where all the best beaches are, in our opinion).
We shared a double bedroom each, all of us adults, and we managed fine (if another group of elective students are reading this). More than 6 though and it would have been a bit of a squeeze in the smaller cot beds. The pool was just what was needed after walking up the hill to the lodge, and the hammock was a popular spot. It was well kitted out and we only had to buy food and top up the anti-mosquito candles. Our only issues were with the wifi which didn't work for the first 2 weeks of our stay (a frequent problem for the area we were told), but it made it a little difficult when choosing our jobs back in England online. The lodge staff were more than helpful though, and were very quick to solve and problem we had (including a nearby stray dog). It was very easy to book through this website, and simple to transfer payments as the owner has a British bank account.
Overall, I would highly recommend staying at this lodge, either if you're a big group or a family. It's close to everything you'd need it to be (only exception being the supermarket in Scarborough which you'd need to drive/route there). We left lots of comments in the visitors book for anyone who goes out to Tobago - we wish we could do it all again!
Mashama from Trinidad visited in November 2013 and awarded
This was the third time I have stayed here and the second time in this year. That speaks volumes! Both previous occasions family and friends accompanied my wife and I but this time we returned alone. The landscape on the property is refreshing, spacious and picturesque with both decorative plants and fruit trees. One of the National birds of Trinidad and Tobago the Cocrico, which can only be found in Tobago, occupy the land just beyond the fence opposite the living room. On afternoons I spent many hours, while relaxing by the pool, marveling at them as they move from tree to tree and then fly across the property to trees beyond the car port. Due to its location on the hill, there is extreme privacy and tranquility anywhere you are on the properly secured compound. There are many board games for hours of fun entertainment when tired of the music, cbale and television. The house is well equipped with all the appliances and utensils necessary to feel at home inclusive of washer and dryer. I even grilled fresh fish on the outdoor bar be que pit. Besides the Internet and television, you are also connected to the outside world with a land line phone. The warm, courteous and friendly hose manager is just a call away if needed for any questions and assistance. All the bedrooms have mosquito nets so there's no need to worry about being bitten. Its fantastic to open a door in the bedroom that exits onto your own private pool. The versatility of the place caters to all wants and desires. I will continue return to this hidden treasure