Essex Cottage - Reader Reports & Opinion

These reports are a combination of questions and comment posted in our Essex Cottage forum and visitor reports added via the 'Add Report' tab above. The votes awarded are weighted by volume and date to give a truer representation of reader satisfaction [more details].

Reader Satisfaction Ranking:  Weighted ranking based on 106 votes = 5  (max 5)

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Lucy Gilmour from U.S.A. visited in April 2018 and awarded  Five out of Five

Our family spent a wonderful few nights at Gloucester Place. We were looking for a peaceful and relaxing place to stay - and found it here. The view is incredible, overlooking the Caribbean Sea and the many trees and tropical shrubs on the property are host to the great variety of birds found in this northern part of the island, close to the rainforest. Our hosts Bea and Win could not have been more welcoming and were very generous in helping us to plan trips and giving us beach recommendations close to Parlatuvier. We loved everything about this part of the island, the people whom we met, Englishman's Bay, a trip up to Charlotteville and Pirate's Bay, a rainforest hike with Fitzroy and the village of Castara. Our teenagers were also very happy spending time in the infinity pool, eating the wonderful breakfasts and relaxing in our cool and airy rooms. It is definitely useful to have a car here. We hope to be back - and to spend time in Essex Cottage too. Thanks Bea and Win for a very memorable vacation!

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Nicole Bojtos from Canada visited in March 2018 and awarded  Five out of Five

We spent our first week in the guest house and the second week in Essex cottage. Both weeks were fantastic. It was nice waking to a wonderful breakfast while staying in the guest house and was also nice having a kitchen at our disposal in the cottage. We loved both and would definitely recommend a stay with Win and Bea who are fabulous hosts. I miss our chats and our happy hours! We will absolutely be returning.

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Frank Butcher from U.K. visited in January 2017 and awarded  Five out of Five

My wife and I loved our two-week stay at Gloucester Place Ė it offered us peacefulness combined with all the services and assistance we could ever have wanted. Itís quite exclusive Ė not surprising as itís so small - and patrons are quickly treated as friends. Our hosts were gracious, welcoming and informative and nothing was too much trouble. Although classified as a guesthouse the facilities are equivalent to a 3 or 4 star hotel, except that there is no restaurant: the rooms are comfortable and well-equipped.

The gardens are full of tropical plants and birds, which makes them a wonderful place to relax, and the infinity pool is a knockout feature. The location is exceptional and itís well removed from the hustle and bustle of the touristy developments to the south of the island. The local beaches, the coastline and the fishing villages are fascinating and so is the tropical forest, which is easily accessible. We hired a car for our stay, which is probably a good idea as this is the easiest way to see the local attractions, and the hills are steep. We would love to go back........

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from Sweden visited in January 2017 and awarded  Five out of Five

Me and my husband stayed for four nights at this friendly, nice, tidy and well equipped guest house. The view from the veranda is breathtaking, the infinity pool fresh and clean, the rooms are spacious and the beds are very comfortable.

Our hosts immediately made us feel very welcome. They helped us to find the best places and treats in this little village, and they know the best guides for different purpose like hiking in the rainforest.

The spirit is very friendly and easy going.Exactly the way we wanted it to be for our vacation.

We warmly recommend this place to anżone that wants to get away from the beaten track and get to now Tobago better. As many others we would love to come back to the island, and of course we will stay with Bea and Win again.

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Rute Teixeira from U.K. visited in December 2016 and awarded  Five out of Five

Thank you Bea and Win for the amazing hosts you were and a wonderful stay and experience in Tobago.

Essex Cottage couldn't be situated in a better place, the surroundings are beautiful, it's almost part of the green area around it. A very quiet place only to be "disturbed" by the lovely sounds of thousands of beautiful colourful birds that come to greet you and beg some crumbs.

The cottage has everything you need for self catering and you find in the near local shops all the basics you need.

Very comfortable with nice clean sheets to sleep in, were you really find rest and get rid of all the stress and tiredness you're trying to rid off!

Plenty of bath and beach towels provided and washed throughout your stay, just bring them down to Bea and you'll get them back before the day ends.

The infinity pool is gives you the VIP treatment you deserve and the views from there are breathtaking

Hoping to return again some day, because I can't erase those paradise memories off my head!

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