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Half Moon Blue Hotel

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Bacolet Street 73, Bacolet Bay Tobago
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#2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Bacolet Bay
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Here's a little secret only a few people know about: if you're planning a trip to Tobago, one of the most charming hotels is Half Moon Blue Hotel at the Donkey Cart House. Nestled in gardens of palms, bamboo and bougainvillea, the hotel's suites lay beneath the hill of historical Fort George. Eight extra spacious suites and one spectacular Penthouse loft overlook the horizon, the half moon shaped Bacolet Bay and the overflow swimming pool where midnight swims are a must! The decor sets your mood for serene and lazy days and romantic exotic nights. These colonial styled suites with jalousied windows and doors open onto verandas with rattan chaise-lounges, creating the perfect spot for what ever your heart desires like that best seller you have been dying to read. On a clear day you can see the sister isle of Trinidad. These breathtaking panoramic views with their romantic surf washed coves can be seen from our balconies with the beach only a 2 minute trot away.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Babysitting
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Snorkeling
Tennis court
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Spa
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Salon
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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HOTEL CLASS
3 stars
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, German
HOTEL STYLE
Bay View
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Half Moon Blue is a lovely little hotel. The view is stunning. The infinity pool looks out over the ocean also. The only downside to this property is it is on a hill. You have to climb the driveway hill then go up a lot of stairs. You have use of the pool and beach across the street but again there are many stairs to the beach. The food is excellent, breakfast is included and then the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and beach bar is open for lunch and dinner. Rooms are a little rustic but clean and comfortable. If you are in good physical condition it is a nice retreat.
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The place looks good, though the furniture was not to my taste. My room had two bathrooms, two bedrooms, a sitting area, frig, electric kettle and cCLEAN also a balcony looking out over the water 3 chaises. BUT the door to the room had a bolt but didn’t lock, no blankets but it took two days for them to get me one. Go buy more blankets!!!! The towels are big and reasonably plush but only got a hand towel halfway through the week and no washcloths. It took more than a day to put me in touch with someone who could book me snorkeling trips and on a one week vacation each day matters. The desk was confused and slow to attend to most questions. The restaurant was ok, but slow and mostly inattentive. Breakfast, again okay but the bacon slices weren’t separated so were very undercooked and no back up pans or pots so when eggs ran out then they cooked more keeping everyone waiting. People outside smoking but no anticipation of the need for an ashtray. If you can keep a laid back, expect nothing attitude then the place is fine but with some serious training of the staff it could be a good place.
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I made a reservation on Orbitz for this hotel. I arrive at the hotel to check in and no one was on site. Parking was very difficult on a steep hill and there may have been 10 parking spots that could barely accomadate the number of guests if you could figure out how to get out after you park your car. There was no security guard, no receptionist, no poolman absolutely no one to check you in, provide keys or access to room. The interesting thing is you could walk through the hotel reception area because the doors were open and there was access to the offices just no one on site. I called the telephone number on the hotel web site and no one answered. I walked around the property and called into every opened door and no one answered. i sat in the reception area for 45 minutes and hoped someone would appear in case they were at the hotel party across the street. No one appeared. i had to find alternative hotel accomadations late at night after paying Orbitz for this hotel. i called Orbitz the next day and explained what happened. They kept sending me e mails claiming they could not reach anyone at the hotel because no one answered the phone. Go figure. After 1 week, i got an e mail that the hotel refused to refund the payment. i am contacting my credit card company. I would say to anyone who is thinking of using this hotel. Do not put your money or your life at risk. Staying in an unsecured property where strangers can walk about a secluded hotel is dangerous. You have been warned. Besides the hotel appears run down and is hanging on a thread. Tobago has way too many beautiful hotels to subject yourself to this horrible hospitality and what is nothing more than an old shack wanna be hotel.
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We stayed here for our mini moon after our wedding in Tobago and below is our findings of the rooms and facilities. The room was spacious with a very large comfy bed and nice pillows. The air con worked well and there was a kettle and tea and coffee in the room. The pool was nice but sun loungers limited and no cushions on the wicker furniture. There are alot of wasps and flies around the pool which makes it hard to relax The room was tired and needed re painting. The bathroom wasnt very good it had no ventilation and was constantly wet and damp. The sliding door provided for the toilet and shower diddnt run on its runners properly and you couldn't use the toilet if someone was using the shower as it was just open. There was a glass cover in the toilet and shower which was full of bugs and the rooms were not sound proofed as advertised. Our room door diddnt open properly and some of the floorboards in the room were loose which caught my toe. The tv in the room dosnt work on fire stick as the wifi isnt strong enough to actually stream anything and there is no other way to watch tv which is extremely annoying. There were robes provided which was nice and the rooms were cleaned every day with fresh towels daily. The parking situation at the hotel seriously needs addressing It's on a very steep narrow incline which turns round to the right and when the hotel has an event on the guests cannot park anywhere and we actually got stuck trying to get parked as we couldn't see it was full before going up the slope and a very rude member of staff approached us and asked us who we were and what we were doing there then told us we shouldn't be parking in there if it's full ( like we diddnt know that) We couldn't wait to get out of there. I wouldn't reccomend this hotel.
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We had a 10 night stay at the Half Moon Blue Hotel in November. The hotel is linked to the Bacolet Beach Club hotel, but on the other side of the road, away from the sea, up a fairly steep hill. While this might have been a disappointment, when we got to our room and saw the view from the balcony we were more than happy. The room was large (the balcony was as large as hotel rooms I have stayed in), with a comfy bed and good air con. It was a little dark, but that was not an issue for us. The bathroom was a little eccentric, but we soon got used to that. As we were visiting off season the hotel was pretty quiet, which suited us. The pool, next to our room, was a welcome respite when coming back from the various trips, we enjoyed watching leaf cutter ants staggering around the edge of the pool. As I mentioned the path to the room was quite steep and, when it rained (most days, but briefly) it could feel a bit slippery. If you have any problems with slopes this is worth thinking about. The facilities at the Bacolet Beach Club are availble to guests staying at Half Moon Blue, we used the beach, massage facilities and car hire (we hired a jeep for a day, it was easy to drive, if a bit beaten up - that was a fun day!). There is a restaurant linked to the hotel, which has a fixed lunch and dinner menu, that, towards the end of our stay felt a bit limited, but the cocktails were good (a great Dark n Stormy at the end of the day was heaven). The breakfast (included) buffet was good and included a mix of options, including Saltfish Buljol, which we loved. We were not all inclusive, prices are a bit high at the restaurant compared to other places we ate at on the island. Service was friendly but not always very quick. However we did receive free drinks on a couple of occassions when we had waited for a while, and we were not in a hurry, so this was not an issue for us. The staff that we dealt with were mostly very helpful, especially Rikki and the young lady who helped us with our hire car (but sadly it was her last day before starting a new career). Overall, we had a great stay at Half Moon Blue, we left feeling relaxed, tanned and extremely happy. We would stay there again.
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PRICE RANGE
$96 - $176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CaribbeanTrinidad and TobagoTobagoBacolet Bay
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Frequently Asked Questions about Half Moon Blue Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Half Moon Blue Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Corbin Local Wildlife (2.5 miles), Adventure Farm and Nature Reserve (3.4 miles), and Fort King George (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Half Moon Blue Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Half Moon Blue Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Half Moon Blue Hotel?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Half Moon Blue Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Edge of the Reef, Shore Things Cafe & Craft, and Makara Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Half Moon Blue Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Half Moon Blue Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Half Moon Blue Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Half Moon Blue Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Half Moon Blue Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Half Moon Blue Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fort King George (0.4 miles), Fort James (4.0 miles), and Courlander Monument (3.9 miles).
Does Half Moon Blue Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the bay view available here.