Restorations Tobago is a two-storey house on the Bon Accord development that has been split into 3 self-contained apartments. The upper floor has a three-bedroom unit named LaVaughn House. The ground floor has 2 two-bedroom units, Tiye Villas 1 and Tiye Villas 2.
The owners of this property try to give the impression that the accommodation takes the form of a detached 3-bedroom house and two detached 2-bedroom 'villas'. This is not the case. It is a single house sub-divided into multiple accommodation units.
The owners have asked to be removed from our listings, on the basis that they no longer offer accommodation services. Their Facebook and other promotions indicate that this statement is not entirely truthful. Reader beware!
6 readers voted for this property. However, these votes are very old and so have been discounted.
Jamille from Trinidad visited in April 2017 and awarded
Heed the warnings. This place is not what it appears from the FB page or this website. Don’t risk. We did and we regretted it.
Henry de Souza (julien) from Canada visited in March 2016 and awarded
We stayed at Restorations from March 24th to March 28th 2016 (checked out March 29th). The location and the house itself are excellent. However, the customer service is profoundly substandard.
There were a number of issues including: a) the house was very dirty (bathrooms, shower curtain, kitchen, floors etc) and required several hours of cleaning; b) the kitchen utensils were in poor shape (cups with chips, very old pots/pans, no toaster, kettle did not work); c) the bed in the master bedroom came apart and was unusable for the final night of our stay; d) two folding beds were provided, but the foam mattresses were so thin and worn out that the net effect was the equivalent of sleeping directly on the metal frames. These two folding beds were unusable.
In spite of the above shortcomings what can make a big difference is how the owner and/or manager responds to concerns. Sadly, this was the area of greatest disappointment. Examples of poor customer service included: a) with respect to the lack of cleanliness, the response (from the contact person for the Guest House) was that there was not enough time between guests leaving and new guests arriving to clean properly. In other words, the response was to blame the customer; b) with respect to the lack of toaster / working kettle, the response was to promise to bring replacements, but not follow through. In other words, the response was to ignore the customer; c) In response to the broken unusable bed they showed little or no concern or assumed any responsibility for the fact that the bed (room) could not be used for 1 night. Their approach was to challenge us to "prove" we did not sleep in that room. In other words, the customer service strategy was to insult the customer. They refused any form of refund for any of the above.
Photos of the broken bed
Shows where the headboard of the bed and the bed post pulled
Shows the underside of the bed where one of the boards holding up the mattress fell out