Shirma's Apartment - Reader Reports & Opinion

These reports are a combination of questions and comment posted in our Shirma's Apartment forum and visitor reports added via the 'Add Report' tab above. The votes awarded are weighted by volume and date to give a truer representation of reader satisfaction [more details].

Reader Satisfaction Ranking:  Weighted ranking based on 110 votes = 5  (max 5)

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Richard Smith from U.K. visited in April 2018 and awarded  Five out of Five

Stayed at Shirma and Clifford's apartments for 6 weeks while on a medical elective at Scarborough General Hospital. Couldn't have asked for more. The two of them look after everyone staying at the apartment and the rooms are well furnished and spacious. They are more than happy to help when it comes to organising trips and they gave us some very useful contacts.

Would recommend to anyone, especially students on medical electives. Sociable place to stay and you are well looked after by the Wilson's.

Thank you very much.

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James Bennett from U.K. visited in April 2018 and awarded  Five out of Five

I stayed at Shirma's apartments for a total of 6 weeks for my medical elective placement in Tobago. Shirma is one of the nicest people you will ever meet and is a great host and amazing cook.

The apartment I stayed in is very spacious and modern. It is equipped with everything you will need to stay including fans and air conditioning and there is loads of storage space for luggage. If you need anything you just ask Shirma and she can get it for you. Outside there is an amazing seating area for hanging out with everyone else staying at the apartments. It is also only a short walk to a few nice beaches for days when you don't feel like going further afield. all the apartments have double beds but they also have a few single beds that can be added to some of the rooms.

In terms of the medical placement you are offered free lifts into the hospital every morning which is incredibly useful. You also get free transport to and from the Supermarket once per week which is good as they can be quite a distance away without a car.

Shirma also knows loads of contacts around the island from taxi drivers to tour guides and will help facilitate almost anything that you could want to do in Tobago.

Shirma's is the perfect place to stay if you are travelling in small groups and having stayed there I don't know why you would want to stay anywhere else.

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Jessica Bourne from U.K. visited in April 2018 and awarded  Five out of Five

I stayed at Shirma and Cliffords for 6 weeks whilst on my medical elective. I could not recommend highly enough.

Shirma and Clifford were excellent hosts, they offered us free transport to the hospital everyday and took us to a big supermarket to do a weekly shop. Shirma even cooked us lunch on a Sunday which was always delicious. They were always available to ask any questions and help us with anything, additionally they were very helpful in recommending different taxis and tours for exploring the island. They really made us feel like part of their family.

The apartments themselves were clean, spacious and well equipped. They also had air conditioning which was great. From the apartments it was only short walk to the local beach which we spent many afternoons at.

I can't think of anywhere I would rather stay in Tobago!

Thanks so much

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Michael from U.K. visited in April 2018 and awarded  Five out of Five

I stayed with Shirma and Clifford while on my medical elective at Scarborough General Hospital and thoroughly recommend it!

The Wilsons take great care of their guests, taking you on a weekly food shop and helping organise travel and trips around the island. The apartments are clean, well equipped and roomy, in a safe neighbourhood and Bacolet Beach Club is only a 15 minute walk away.

A few things to note - you might want to bring towels/detergent/tea towels as these aren't provided and you may not want to buy them out there. Shirma may also take you for a shop from the airport so have a think on the flight over about what you want to eat over the next days!

Enjoy your stay!

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Sinah Polke from Germany visited in March 2018 and awarded  Five out of Five

We visited Tobago for 5 weeks while doing an elective at the hospital. We are 4 girls from Germany studying medicine.

Choosing Shirma’s Apartments was probably the best decision we made about our trip.

Our apartment was very new. All apartments are very clean and well taken care of. There is everything you need in the apartment, AC, stove, microwave.

The neighborhood is rather quiet and seems very save. its only a 15 Minute walk to the beach. We rented a car for our stay but otherwise the students are taken to the hospital in the morning and hire a taxi driver for the other times.

But what makes this place really special is the family who runs it. Right from the moment we arrived they made us feel right at home. Shirma and her family are wonderful people and really invested in making sure that everybody has a wonderful time in Tobago. They mostly rent out to students so the price is really sensible and Shirma is aware of the restricted budget. Apart from that there are other students around to hang out with and share a cap. If you got an Problem at all you can always go to Shirma and she would do everything in her power to help you.

Overall in my opinion Shirma’s apartments is the best place to stay in tobago and we’ll definitely be back.

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