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Francesca Holmes

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We stayed here for 4 nights in mid-April 2015. The driveway is extremely steep!! We had an automatic hire car which just about made it up the hill, but another couple who were staying who had a manual gearbox were advised not to attempt to go up the drive because it would burn their clutch out!! You can park in the road at the bottom of the hill though.

The room is basic and clean, with a comfy bed, a sink, fridge, microwave, toaster, an electric hot plate with a kettle and some plates and cutlery. We ate out in the evenings, (10-15 mins walk downhill to Speyside restaurants), the kitchenette isn't really suitable for cooking up a feast!

The owners were on holiday when we stayed, so their son, Troy, greeted us when we arrived. Nice chap! We asked for the wi-fi code and he had to ring his parents to get it. We could only get signal down the other end of the balcony from our room, but that wasn't so bad - there are some seats overlooking the hillside you can perch on!

It was nice to have Newton George literally on our doorstep; we didn't realise he lived next door! We did a rainforest tour and a Little Tobago tour (Troy was the skipper!) with him which was excellent. The 'Hummingbird Gallery' on his veranda is also worth seeing - amazing to see the birds up close.

Overall we enjoyed our stay at Top Ranking, it was good value for money and in a very peaceful and quiet location. Only small minor negative points - there's no mirror in the bathroom (!) and we had people staying in the room adjoining ours for one night and they were a bit noisy!

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