The Big Fish Prestige Suite - Reader Reports & Opinion

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Reader Satisfaction Ranking:  Weighted ranking based on 13 votes = 4.9  (max 5)

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from Canada visited in January 2018 and awarded  Five out of Five

We were extremely pleased with the hospitality of Sharon and Benjamin. Sharon was a marvelous chef in the kitchen and took great care of us. Benjamin was a great guide when he toured us on the road of the island. The corridor/kitchen behind the rooms should be refresh. Great stay.

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Jayantie Ramkissoon from Trinidad visited in December 2017 and awarded  Five out of Five

Firstly the staff here was extremely welcoming and accommodating, after driving to Charlottleville and not deciding on a place to stay we had to look for somewhere at the last minute and The Big Fish was one of the few places that was available immediately at the last minute.

Right across from the beautiful Man O War Bay with a truly amazing view. Sharon & Phebs restaurant was ideally located on the lower floor and even though they didn't serve breakfast on a Sunday they happily made us a lovely breakfast.

Didn't regret staying here, room was equipped wit a very comfortable bed, a/c, cable tv, couch, mini fridge, microwave, even toaster and glasses, bathroom was very spacious and included all necessities, including towels for room and beach, shampoo, conditioner and body wash etc. was blown away by the feel of the room even though a little small had all amenities as most expensive hotels.

Will definitely return on my next visit. Thanks again to Ms Rika

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Sandra Coliver from U.S.A. visited in December 2017 and awarded  Four out of Five

We would definitely recommend this place to others. Charlotteveille is a lovely quiet town, and the Big Fish is well located just across the street from the beach. There are 5 guest rooms on the top floor, each with a small balcony and great view of the ocean. Our room was clean, and the air conditioning, shower, TV and fridge all worked great. Wifi was accessible from the dining room terrace. Walter, the owner, picked us up from, and delivered us back to, the airport (a 90-minute drive), and told us a lot of useful things - about where to go hiking and swimming -- as well as interesting things about Trinidad & Tobago. We arranged ahead of time with Walter's wife Sharon to rent a car during our stay. In the end, we only needed the car for 2 days since it is easy to find a car and driver for a rate equal to or less than the rental price, and the local drivers are far better than we in navigating the windy, often narrow, roads (Tobago follows the British in using right-side drive cars). The Big Fish serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, but with scant variation. We stayed 5 nights and the only fish on offer (other than shrimp the first 2 nights) was the same fish, cooked the same way. We were delighted to find no mosquitoes or other insects - we were told that December-March are usually insect-free. Terrific!

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Cathy from U.S.A. visited in September 2017 and awarded  Four out of Five

I stayed at the Big Fish Prestige at the end of September to take some dive classes at ERIC. It was the perfect location as ERIC is directly across the street. This made it perfect for lunch breaks, as I was able to run back to my room and drop off/pick up anything I needed. Also, with it being the slow season, Big Fish was basically the only option in town for a sit down lunch and dinner. The rooms were very nice and clean. Bathroom very clean. View of sunsets from my balcony were AMAZING. Only downside was the exchange rate the owner gave me. At the time, the exchange rate from US to TT was 6.6 to 6.7. The ATM by the airport gave me a 6.6 rate. The owner gave me a 6.0 rate. He said that was what "everybody else in town gives." When I checked around, this was not the case. This put a very sour taste in my mind towards them. If staying here, I highly recommend paying in TT, their local currency.

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Tom Taussik from U.K. visited in February 2017 and awarded  Five out of Five

It is what it is. My wife and I came to Tobago to do some bird watching and get a feel for the place. If we had wanted luxury accommodation and to sit on a beach, we would have picked one of the island's resort hotels. As it was recommended by Newton George (our excellent guide found through a My Tobago recommendation) we booked at The Big Fish Prestige Suite. It more than served our needs. The owners George and Sharon, and their colleague Rita, were friendly and helpful, and provided all that we required. The room itself had everything we needed - a comfortable bed, a good shower, a fridge and microwave and adequate storage space. On the landing outside of the room there was a communal gas stove, a kettle and toaster, washing-up material and plates, cutlery, etc. Rita organised for us to do a washing machine load of dirty clothes. The wifi down on the terrace worked well and the bar / restaurant served good drinks and meals at reasonable prices.

As we were out most days doing tours, The Big Fish was an ideal place as a base. Newton George arranged for our transport to Charlotteville from the airport and picked us up for our excursions. He also picked up people from some of the luxury hotels around the island, so I compared prices - we were paying a fifth of the price of the cheapest room at Blue Waters and we slept just as well as the guests there.

Charlotteville itself is an interesting town with a small public beach and around the bay from better beaches. There are a few small shops selling provisions which meant that self-catering was a possibility (we didn't bother to do cooking for ourselves). If staying there, make sure to have lunch at the Suckhole, but allow all afternoon for the experience - we are not talking fast-food here.

All in all, I can highly recommend The Big Fish for travellers who want reasonable accommodation and are careful with their cash.

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