Grandview Guesthouse - Reader Reports & Opinion

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Gregory Chang from Canada visited in April 2008 and awarded  Four out of Five

We came to Tobago for only two nights with the objective of riding our motorbikes around the island. One of our nights was spent here at the Mango Inn and it made our trip to Tobago worthwhile. Gabi, our host was very helpful and even kind enough to open the gate for us upon our late arrival.

If we have the opportunity to go back to Tobago, we will definitely be staying here for at least a portion to soak in the sights of Speyside.

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Nicolette Bester from South Africa visited in August 2007 and awarded  Five out of Five

We stayed at the Mango Inn for 5 nights at the end of our two weeks in Tobago. If we had known how comfortable we were going to be here, we would definitely have stayed here for the whole two weeks!

The apartment was very spacious with two double beds, a good sized bathroom and a well-equipped kitchenette. The apartment had enough cupboard and storage space for us to unpack all of our things and live in comfort. The apartment is well maintained, very clean and everything was in excellent condition. All openings to the outside were covered in mesh wire, and the beds had mosquito nets, so mosquitos weren't a problem and we slept soundly. The area is very quiet apart from the orange-winged parrots and the Cocrico (Tobago's national bird) that woke us up in the morning with their calling!

The best feature of this apartment was by far the fabulous view over the village and the bay. It was perfect for just sitting on the veranda and enjoying the sights and sounds of Speyside.

Being amateur bird watchers, we were delighted that the lush garden, mature trees and bird-bath put out by the owners attracted so many birds and we were able to identify and photograph many birds from the comfort of our apartment. Species included the bananaquit, blue tanager, mot mot, golden-olive and red-crowned woodpeckers, tropical mockingbirds, various hummingbirds, house wrens, tropical kingbird, bare-eyed thrush, yelow-bellied elaenia, crested oropendola, the common black hawk and various others.

As for the location... The Mango Inn is built in a residential area of the village, on the opposite side of the village from where the "tourist strip" with the big hotels are (but still close enough to walk to the restarurants and bars). It is an easy 5-10 minute downhill walk to the beach and there is even a little private beach nearby which the hosts pointed out to us. The walk back is uphill but, unless you are extremely unfit, you hardly notice the strain because there are so many sights to take in that your mind is completely occupied by other things and you are home in no time.

The hosts, Reinhardt and Gabi went out of their way to make our stay there fantastic. They gave helpful advice on the area, the locals, tour operators etc. and they even cooked us a breadfruit just because we were curious about how it tasted! And compliments to the chef by the way, it was fantastic! They were also happy for us to help ourselves to the papaya, mango and herbs in their garden, and I have to say... we had a feast!

Overall, if we are lucky enough to return to Tobago one day, there is no doubt in my mind that we will book ourselves into the Mango Inn and just stay put!

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Peter + Maren from Germany visited in March 2007 and awarded  Five out of Five

During our holiday in March we spend a few recreative days in the smaller appartment of the Mango Inn. But it offers enough space for a couple. Furthermore we spend the most of the time on the spacious balcony watching the manifold birds in the trees and the bay.

Both hosts Rainer and Gabi are friendly Germans and planted some useful herbs like lemon grass in their garden. So we were able to cook fresh fish from Speyside or brew a tea most of teh time.

If you like a quiet tidy place on a hill with birds around the balcony, Mango Inn is a beautiful place to stay. We will be back.

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A. Haan from Netherlands visited in March 2007 and awarded  Three out of Five

Nice small inn.

Big clean room with good kitchen en bathroom.

Beautifull view over the bay.

Once in two weeks cleaning of sheets can be improved, so for example at least once a week.

Fruit available in garden.

Difficulty Contacting The Inn   

Jessica G.

I've been trying to reach the Mango Inn via phone and email since Feb.10/08, and I have had no luck reaching them. When I call, the phone rings, but there doesn't seem to be a voicemail system. Does anyone know if this place is still operational?


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