I visited Tobago and stayed at the Hummingbird in July 2011 for two nights. To me the most important qualities when looking for a place were: cleanliness, safety, good customer service (polite and friendly staff), and proximity to the beach. The Hummingbird ranked high for me in all of these areas. The room I stayed in with my friend and her child was clean and comfortable. It had air conditioning (which was needed), a queen size bed, a twin bed, a television, a bathroom with a shower, a small sitting area, and a stocked refrigerator (with water, beer, etc. available at an additional charge). The facility is family owned and operated, which gave the facility a nice, homey feeling. The hosts, Paul and Linda, were very polite, friendly, and accomodating. The facility was small, but lovely and well maintained. The facility had a small number of rooms (12- I think- with each room named after a type of bird), but this made it nice and quiet. The facility also had a pool, which you could see from any of the rooms, and a lovely, small, outdoor dining area (with tropical plants and even a hummingbird or two flying past occasionally) with food made to order by the host Paul (who happened to be a great cook). I also felt safe at this facility. The only minor downside, was that the Hummingbird is not walking distance to the beach or airport. However, it's a short drive (maybe 5 minutes to the beach) and the facility offers rides to the beach and airport daily.
I've stayed at other places in Tobago (which I will not name) and the hosts were rude and had bad attitudes and made me think twice about visiting again. However, the hosts at the Hummingbird were absolutely FABULOUS! They were pleasant, polite, and accomodating. I will definitely go back to the Hummingbird and would highly reccommend this facility! The other nice thing about this place is that the hosts respond to email in a timely manner regarding reservations or questions about their facility (which is nice because other places in Tobago either did not have email or did not respond, and when you're attempting to make travel arrangements from overseas, it's nice and musch less expensive to be able to make arrangements and communicate online without having to make phone calls).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a small 10 room Hotel. 2 Suites 2 Family/Superior rooms 6 Standard rooms(2 twin, 4 double) Small Restaurant and bar. 15 minute walk to Store Bay beach/Airport ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hummingbird Hotel Tobago/Crown Point