Mary's Hill Lodge - Reader Reports & Opinion
Karen Bjerkum from U.S.A. visited in May 2013 and awarded
Our experience staying at Mary Hill Lodge was an awesome one. We shared so many wonderful memories there. Every single day we stayed was filled with laughter and love. Our stay there exceeded our expectations. I can safely say that I hold no words back in recommending this home to anyone wishing to stay and we will also be returning in 2014 .
James from U.K. visited in March 2013 and awarded
Mary's Hill Lodge really is a gem. Myself and 3 others spent a total of 4 weeks at the lodge while working at the Scarborough General Hospital and it was everything we needed and more.
The lodge is set in the hillside with brilliant views over the surrounding valley. The facilities are excellent with spacious bedrooms and living area and a kitchen with everything provided. Clearly a lot of thought has been put into the design of Marys Hill lodge as it blends seamlessly into the surrounding hillside with a host of wildlife to be seen in the gardens. The BBQ is a great addition as we found ourselves cooking on it on numerous occasions - the fresh fish from the local fishermen is a must. We spent many days just lounging by the pool which is great for keeping the costs down. Although a visit to pigeon point beach is definitely worth it as it boasts incredible white sandy beaches and was our favourite beach during our stay.
The location is ideal with it being just 10 minutes by taxi to Scarborough where you can pick up food from the local market or visit the local bars. If you're looking for a night out then Shade on a Friday or Saturday night is the place to be with soca music going on until the early hours.
Laura, the owner was very helpful when it came to organising our trip and Louise who looks after the lodge was very welcoming. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Tobago which was made all the more special by Mary's Hill Lodge.
Felicity Dennistoun from U.K. visited in October 2012 and awarded
We had an amazing time staying at Mary's Hill Lodge, a perfect holiday.
The Lodge itself is beautiful, the perfect holiday spot. It's absolutely huge and has a really nice pool. We went as a couple but it would be great for a group too.
Tobago itself is absolutely stunning and we had hardly any rain, visiting at the beginning of October. The beaches are all fit for a postcard and there's hardly anyone on them - a far cry of looking for 6 inches square to put your towel down in the Med!
We did lots of little trips too and Charlotteville is definitely worth the drive. We had a lovely meal and a chat with the owner of Sharon and Pheb's restaurant.
There are loads of amazing beaches really nearby to the Lodge though so there's no need to venture far!
We'd definitely recommend it and we'll definitely back to Tobago and most certainly Mary's Hill Lodge.
Kevin Chankersingh from Trinidad visited in September 2012 and awarded
All fears of staying in a house that was not beachfront and thereby not get the "Tobago experience" was very quickly dismissed. The view and sounds of the hills coupled with the excellent private pool and the general feel good ambience of the house itself made it a wonderful stay.
Prompt and helpful service by the caretaker and her description of her day chilling by the beach made us glad that we choose not only Tobago but this charming wooden house as well.
After a hard day of snorkeling there will be no better memories than going back "home", getting the grill out and spending hours in the pool, watching the stars and because we had only a short stay, talking about how we were going to miss this heavenly retreat when we get back to reality.
Some more hammocks and lounge chairs are the only recommendations as we wanted for nothing while we were there and were pleasantly surprised at the amount of stuff that was provided.
All in all I hope I have the joy of staying at Mary hill lodge again.
Samantha Theodore-Marson from Trinidad visited in September 2012 and awarded
LOOK NO FURTHER! THIS IS IT!
Friend, having decided on Tobago for your next vacation I need not convince you to experience the warmth and excitement of an island that has been blessed by nature.
HOWEVER, accept my advice when I tell you to look no further for accommodation - MHL is it!
For a few days in September my family and I left our cares at home in the sister-isle of Trinidad to vacation yet again in Tobago.
As frequent visitors to that paradise of an island (no sea, sun and sand for us this time!) we only desired a private, simple yet comfortable place to stay...
Instead we got a wonderful holiday respite at Mary's Hill Lodge!
My dear holiday seeker, Mary's Hill Lodge gives you value for your money in the form of secure spacious grounds, a private pool, ideal location atop a hill, and well-crafted and designed living space. You sense the care and love that went into its construction, you really do.
Laura, Curtis , Louise... Thank you. We really felt at home in your lodge and were saddened to leave. Already plans are in the making for a longer stay in the very near future!