Having spent a fantastic three weeks at Turtle Beach from late November to December 2011 we find it difficult to believe that the authors of many of your reviews stayed at the same hotel! What it is necessary to appreciate is that Turtle Beach is a 3 star establishment and not a 5 star hotel at 3 star prices, which many seem to expect.
The location of the hotel at Courland Bay could not be bettered and lends itself to a totally relaxed and enjoyable stay, but it is not within walking distance to other bars, restaurants and nightlife. The grounds are well maintained and it has the largest swimming pool on the island. Plenty of sun beds around the poolside, in the gardens and on the beach. There are beach vendors but security staff ensure they do not encroach upon the hotel grounds. If on the beach just a friendly no and they will leave you alone.
The rooms are spacious with either a patio or balcony to sit out on should you wish. Wi-fi is accessible from all rooms and free of charge. We had a standard room with a very comfortable bed, bath, shower, room safe, fridge, flat screen TV and tea & coffee making facilities, which not all hotels offer. The rooms were cleaned to a high standard on a daily basis with clean sheets and towels. Okay there were a few bits of chipped paintwork but whose home doesn’t, unless you are rich!
The food is mostly local cuisine, plentiful, well prepared and well cooked. A wide variation is offered at every meal. Lunch and dinner always had fresh salads and soup to start then a range of chicken, fish, meat and vegetarian dishes followed by a couple of different sweets and fresh fruit. As for breakfast we still cannot think of anything that was not on offer. It is however all buffet style, with only drinks being served at your table, so if you want to be waited on hand and foot you should be going elsewhere and paying for the privilege.
We do not want to mention individual staff members by name as there are so many that we would be sure to omit someone, but all were kind, considerate and helpful, whatever their tasks and made us feel particularly welcome throughout our stay. The one person that does deserve the addition of a name is Wesley Jackson, the Assistant Manager. He is at the sharp end of the co-ordination of all the daily tasks and could not do more to strive to ensure that the efficiency of Turtle Beach continues on a steep upgrade. Keep up the good work.
Tobago is part of the Caribbean where people are laid back. You are on holiday, getting away from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life. A great time to be had at a great place and if you treat everyone as you would expect to be treated yourself, they will reciprocate in a friendly Tobagan manner. We are looking forward to another holiday there at our earliest convenience and that time cannot come quick enough.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "best beach resort experience in Tobago" ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Turtle Beach By Rex Hotel Scarborough
- Turtle Beach Tobago
- Turtle Beach Rex Resorts
- Turtle Beach Hotel Tobago