Hidden Cottage - Reader Reports & Opinion

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Paul Reynolds from U.K. visited in April 2010 and awarded  Four out of Five

Stayed at Mot Mot for a week, just the two of us. Found everything to be as described by the others here and had a nice relaxing week. We agree that an aircon in the lounge would be a good idea as there is not much natural air movement even with all the windows and doors open.

Unfortunately the plunge pool was out of order for the whole week even though Kyle (we only saw him once) said it was going to be fixed as soon as he got the part for the pump that he was expecting the day after we arrived.

Surprisingly there were no left over basic condiments - salt, pepper etc. Strange because we always leave what we don't use for the next people ...... There was also no "welcome pack" even though this is not advertised, it's a nice touch and not an expensive thing to do (a bottle of water would have been nice!).

Steve was a gem, and very informative. He collected us and delivered us back to the airport as well as sorting out a hire car for a couple of days. Make sure you stop at the Penny Saver supermarket in Crown Point before getting to Castara as the local shops / supermarket are very limited as can be expected from such a small place.

"Ham" runs the bar at the bottom of the hill and also lives behind Mot Mot, he's also very helpful and friendly - Friday night is BBQ night, very tasty and cheap.

All other restaurants in Castara are priced for the Expats only. We never saw any locals eating in them which was explained by the pricing - circa 90TT (9) per person for food average.

The sun rises over the pool / deck early morning but is gone by 3:30pm which keeps it cool in the afternoon.

It's a perfect place to stay if you have a small group due to the 4 rooms downstairs and the self contained apartment upstairs.

Selvin the owner was very quick and helpful during the booking process - top class service.

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Colin And Jane Dallas from U.K. visited in March 2010 and awarded  Four out of Five

Stayed for 2 weeks in Mot Mot apartment and found that the accomedation more than met our needs. The two bathrooms and the showers are in good working order and very efficient. And the air conditioning units in the bedrooms are very efficient also. Just one point of note is that there is no air conditioning in the lounge area and this would make the cottage even better. We were very pleased with the services provided. Everyone was very helpful and made us feel welcome. The plunge pool was a big hit and was excellently maintained by Kyle. The array of birds that came to visit us were spectacular and the local people were friendly and welcoming. We are definately hoping to return again and stay for another two weeks. A truely beautiful and memorable experiance!

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Sue Ramsay from Canada visited in February 2010 and awarded  Four out of Five

Hidden cottage is a lovely place to stay while in Tobago. The bedrooms are spacious and airconditioned. The deck is large and the small 'cooling'pool is an added bonus.The birds that come to visit are incredible. I've never seen so many different kinds! Castara it self is in my opinion one of the nicest places on the island. Steve and the others who look after the cottage are helpful and friendly. Watch the hill. It is sttep and although not long it feels it. Roosters and dogs will wake you early so there is no need for an alarm clock! Its all part of the fun and we would stay there again in a heartbeat

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Jolie Pollet Strohmeyer from U.S.A. visited in January 2010 and awarded  Four out of Five

We had an amazing trip to Tobago and to Castara. Our family of 2 adults and a 6 year-old stayed 11 nights at Hidden Cottage - Mot Mot House. The house is large, clean, and is outfitted nicely. Steve picked us up from the airport and after a stop at Penny Saver's we were on our way to Castara where we met Rhonette who showed us around the house. The only downside was the lack of a (promised) telephone.

We enjoyed the pool and sharing breakfast with the birds. We counted about 15 species of birds that we saw from the porch. The bedrooms are huge and have locking cabinets to store valuables.

We rented the jeep offered by Selvin for a week. Driving took a little to get used to since we are not accustomed to left-hand shifting and driving on the "wrong" side, but we got by just fine. Day trips to Charlotteville, Speyside, Argyle (the little bakery there serves an excellent lunch and sells great pumpkin rolls), Arnos Vale, Roxborough, Scarborough and Pigeon Point confirmed that Castara is the best place to stay on the island.

Bread is baked hot daily (almost) at Shirma's just down the road. If you're travelling with children, just ask the restaurants to serve up a smaller portion for a smaller price. A boat trip and bbq fish lunch with Seon from Castara bay was another highlight (just ask Kyle who comes around to check out the house each evening).

We are looking forward to returning to Castara!

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Nick Turner from U.K. visited in August 2009 and awarded  Four out of Five

Great place especially if you go for the larger apartment called mot mot house.

good location just up a steep hill from the village but really, honestly not far and difficult walk to the village or beach, only the last 100 meters or so is steep plus they just tarmac'ed the road so much better walk up hill

great bedrooms, main bedroom has aircon which you need. good bathroom with great shower. could do with aircon in the living room / kitchen as the fans just pushed the hot air around.

great to sit around on the balcony's or by the pool. please add some sunbeds outside.

great kitchen with all you need, massive american sized fridge.

could do with outside BBQ as I ended up building my own as wanted to cook some fresh fish on the BBQ.

very close to the little fishing village of castara which was great, wonderful beach, great little restaurants.

limited shopping in castara so you are better off getting 5 days worth of food and drink back near the airport as there are not many supermarkets anywhere.

overall really great place and the owner and his brother are excellent and also provided me with a hire car

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