Tropikist Beach Hotel - Reader Reports & Opinion

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Pam Adamson from U.K. visited in April 2008 and awarded  Three out of Five

I recently stayed 10 days at th Tropikist and I found it good value for money. It's location is central to the airport (although you hardly hear any noise), Store Bay, shops, internet cafes, The Golden Star, Pigeon Point & many restaurants.

Our room was comfortable and clean. Towels were changed every day and you could collect beach towels from the reception. It was very easy to rent a car/jeep or take a conducted tour of the island. The new manager was polite and courteous and seemd to be on duty every day from early to late.

It has a very pleasant pool and jacuzzi, good floral setting, is right on the beach (there are loungers placed there for sunbathers, but due to the pebbles/rocks it was unsuitable for bathing). There were two restaurants and at breakfast you could choose cereals, fresh fruit, pancakes, toast/jams, or a traditional fry up. Omelettes were made in front of you from a choice of 4.

The lunchtime menu got a bit boring as it never changed - burgers, club sandwiches or salad, but the same applies to more expenses all inclusives - I went on a cruise last year & we got bored with the food there after a while. The evening meal was fine, soup, salad, chicken, lamb, beef, pork, a mixture of different vegetables, rice or potatoes. Most nights it was buffet style but very slow on the nights when it was a la carte due to the slow service of the staff.

The things that could have improved would be more evening entertainment - it all closed down at 9.30/10pm. There were singers, steel pans & music played whilst you ate (from 7pm to 9pm) - after that nothing. Maybe they should re-open the disco, have a quiz night, karaoke, etc.

The attitude of the staff was in the most OK but some of them definately need a course in customer care! It also needs something to do for children - they have extensive grounds to the side of the hotel where facilities could be installed.

I would go back there again & the report about the hotel does need upgrading.

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Eric Eynon from U.K. visited in March 2008 and awarded  Four out of Five

I feel strongly that your summary of the Tropikist should be modified to accurately reflect the hotel and staff.

Having spent two weeks there it is most definitely a credit to Tabago and your description should therefore be adjusted to project a more balanced opinion, for example look at the reports you already have, the majority I have read give a good impression. I am only relieved that I read your report after I had booked otherwise I may have missed out on a very enjoyable experience.

The hotel has a new manager and both he and his staff are visable, approachful and helpful, a view shared by just about everyone I met during my stay.

Yes anyone can pick holes in anything, I do it for a living, but let's be realistic. People complaining about the birds at breakfast, ok you have to guard your toast but your in paradise, on an open terrace a few feet from the Caribbean, birds live there!

Some areas are tired but during my stay I witnessed a programme of re-decoration and some re-wiring but all said and done it's not that bad.

The bar though does close early, personally I'd stay till the early hours. On several occasions when we did get back between 10 and 10.30 staff were there but no customers, I guess it's supply and demand and there was little demand.

Far more positives than negatives, you really should change your summary for this hotel.

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Claudia from Germany visited in March 2008 and awarded  One out of Five

Das Zimmer war noch dreckig vom Vormieter und wurde auch nach nochmaliger Reinigung nicht besser. Den Pool konnte man vor Dreck kaum benutzten und das Frühstück war sein Geld nicht wert. Alles in Allem nicht empfehlenswert!

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Sharon Kennedy from U.K. visited in February 2008 and awarded  Three out of Five

We stayed here for 7 nights during the carnival season. It is very close to the airport but is not too noisy. We stayed in the deluxe room but the safe had been removed which was one of the reasons we choose this. The bed was king size and quite comfortable, and the room was large and we had a ocean view. The bathrooms are basic and could do with updating, although the standard rooms are very basic and small. There was only 1 pool open and the games room is closed. There were chairs around the pool but as it was a busy period there was not enough unless you got there early, the same goes for the parasols. The hotel provides pool towels. Our rate included buffet breakfast and this was adequate with a choice of hot and cold foods. We found the staff were helpful and friendly and the rooms were always cleaned by early afternoon. The beach is sadly neglected and we didnt use it but i dont think it would have been good to swim in as the floor was very rocky, but there are nice beaches nearby.

There is a restaurant for lunch and dinner and we ate their once and had a buffet which was value for money but it is within walking distance of lots of other restaurants.

The hotel does get a lot of negative comments but in my opinion it is a good value for money hotel and if you just want a good base then you should consider it.

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Jennifer from U.K. visited in January 2008 and awarded  Three out of Five

The Tropikiss Hotel was very nice and pleasant. Our room was cleaned regularly and the receptionist was very helpful. There were no children's facilities, which was abit disappointing. Overall the hotel was nice

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