Mount Irvine Bay Resort - Reader Reports & Opinion

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Ian Kelsall from U.K. visited in November 2017 and awarded  Four out of Five

The updates to the hotel are good but we felt the hotel lacked character particularly any Caribbean feel. The room was a good size but would have benefited from a few pictures to add a little character and the doors to the balcony had not been renewed and should have been! The bathroom was very tastefully refurbished, the only comment being it took a long time for the water to get hot, possible due to there being very few other guests in the hotel and we were a long way from the boiler. The golf course (one of the reasons we choice this hotel) was sadly in need of a huge amount of TLC, one of the worst courses we have ever played so bad we ended up going to the Magdelana to play our golf, though the staff at the Mount Irvine did say it was part of the master plan to bring the course back to its former standard but were a little vague on timing. The beach area although not large was excellent, the sun loungers and umbrellas all brand new and a nifty device that screwed into the sand to hold the umbrella upright. The shower area was old and needed updating and the bar area was staffed but had limited drinks and food had to be brought down from the hotel so it took a while to arrive but we were there in low season and near the end of our stay it looked like they were getting ready to open the kitchens at the beach. The restaurant was fine, we had two very nice evening meals during our two week stay and breakfast was always good , enough choice and pleasantly served by by the staff who were always friendly and welcoming. Would we stay again??? if I could be reassured the golf course had been brought up to scratch, yes. The hotel is in a nice position, friendly staff, good eateries reasonably close by, good beach makes it worth another stay, but sort the golf course out!!!

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Enno Brands from Netherlands visited in February 2008 and awarded  Four out of Five

Our vacation in Tobago ranks amonst the best we ever had. Not only the hotel, but also the beauty of this island, the nice golfcourse and the friendly people made this very special. Against our habit - we never go to the same place twice- we might go back there.

It took some trouble to get the hotel booked - we are Dutch - and tried to get the best price via a local agent, but that was not succesfull because transfering money was a problem as we never got the BIC's right. Fortunately, Mount Irvine Bay hotel accepted our last-minute reservation without any problem. Booking Martinair was no problem at all.

Yes, we enjoyed this hotel, we thought we had the best room with a very nice view, other hotel guests were very friendly (and returning year after year) and the hotel staff just excellent.

Still we are not sure if we should recommend this hotel. There's no entertainment, no shops, no excitement, but we like it that way. Others may not. The hotel is located in a quiet area, but there's a lot nearby. Enjoy!

We went on several boat trips with Frankie's Tours, listened to the steelband at Sunday School at Buccoo, saw Little Tobago, and many beautiful birds, fish and plants and trees.

And yes, the snorkling is fine, right from Mount Irvine Bay Hotel's own beach site.

The best lesson I got from Tobago is: "live life slow", forget your watch and have a nice time.

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Ian R

As a Brit formerly resident in Trinidad I have been staying at Mt Irvine on and off since 1997 and of all the hotels I tried there I kept going back to Mt Irvine. Steve is correct in saying that the reason for the existence of the hotel was originally to offer accommodation near the golf course but today after 30 years it has matured - not for the "party time" tourist but it offers quality and a bit more sophistication than the package deal places. We last stayed there in May '02 whilst we were at Mt Irvine it was quiet and peaceful and I noticed some renovation had been done since our previous stay. The staff staff were friendly, courteous and helpful at all times food excellent ambience chilled out. Personally I do not understand why it is not offered by more tour operators from UK. I reccomend booking a Premium Economy flight on Monarch via Golden Carribean and then room direct with hotel with a little persistence you can get a much better rate than the rack rate published on their website and possibly room upgrade to Garden Cottage for the Superior Room rate in low season.

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