The Big Fish Prestige Suite - Reader Reports & Opinion

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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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Maureen & Pete Tipping from U.K. visited in February 2017 and awarded  Five out of Five

Even though they were unaware of our arrival as they were not informed of our booking, we were greeted with a lovely friendly welcome and fortunately they sorted us out with the best room. We were made to feel part of the family. Sharon introduced us to the local cuisine cooking up delightful meals never the same twice and delicious Tobagonian breakfast. The hotel being situation five metres from the beach in the centre of Charlotteville. We intend to stay here again on our next visit.

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Mimi Melina from U.S.A. visited in January 2017 and awarded  Five out of Five

Sharon and Walter are the most accommodating people I have ever met. They are are true hospitality specialists! The food is amazing the coffee is something I will dream about when I leave. Sharon seems to be the heart of Charlotteville. She knows everything about the area and made me feel calm when my day didn't go the way I planned. She fixes everything! I adore her and highly recommend a stay at her location!!

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Mike Arkus from U.S.A. visited in November 2016 and awarded  Five out of Five

My stay at the The Big Fish Prestige Suite was truly wonderful. You couldn't find a better hostess than Sharon, whose kindness and concern made me feel more like a member of the family than a guest. She is knowledgeable, amusing, and made sure I saw all the beautiful sights around Charlotteville. The room was delightful and the food mouth-watering. I could not recommend this place more highly.

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