Footprints Review - End Jan 2006

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Richie H

Footprints Review - End Jan 2006

Post by Richie H » Wed Feb 08, 2006 7:02 pm

We have just returned to the UK after a fantastic 2 weeks on Tobago and used mytobago and tripadvisor to get travellers reviews of accomodation to pull a plan together. The honesty of the reviewers was matched with our experiences in most cases but - unfortunately the experience at Footprints was not as good as we had hoped.
The setting is fantastic and the staff are great - both of these were highlighted in reviews... the area that lets Footprints down is the general state of repair of the resort.
There are 3 pools which - a few years ago looked fantastic - we picked up the original brochure from the reception which showed how good things once were. Now there is one great pool and one very sad looking pool which is un useable and - the small jacuzzi overlooking the sea has lost it's fizz.
The wooden structure has started to rot and in some parts would be dangerous - especially if you had kids with you.
This review is not one that's full of praise but hopefully it will allow people to plan their trip and make their choices with a full knowledge of what a resort is really like.
There is work being done as we left so - hopefully things will get back to the former glory but - for the time being it's worth checking before booking...

Mark Steggall

Re: Footprints Review - End Jan 2006

Post by Mark Steggall » Mon Feb 20, 2006 1:27 pm

Richie H wrote:We have just returned to the UK after a fantastic 2 weeks on Tobago and used mytobago and tripadvisor to get travellers reviews of accomodation to pull a plan together. The honesty of the reviewers was matched with our experiences in most cases but - unfortunately the experience at Footprints was not as good as we had hoped.
The setting is fantastic and the staff are great - both of these were highlighted in reviews... the area that lets Footprints down is the general state of repair of the resort.
There are 3 pools which - a few years ago looked fantastic - we picked up the original brochure from the reception which showed how good things once were. Now there is one great pool and one very sad looking pool which is un useable and - the small jacuzzi overlooking the sea has lost it's fizz.
The wooden structure has started to rot and in some parts would be dangerous - especially if you had kids with you.
This review is not one that's full of praise but hopefully it will allow people to plan their trip and make their choices with a full knowledge of what a resort is really like.
There is work being done as we left so - hopefully things will get back to the former glory but - for the time being it's worth checking before booking...
We went to look in Feb, it seemed empty and little going on, as you say quite sad for a great idea.

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