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Tadpoles (Toad Hall next-door)
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Castara, Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago

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Very good - based on 7 reviews
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Nicole C
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“An unforgettable experience!”
Reviewed March 22, 2018 for a stay in January 2018

My stay at Steve and Rita's was a delightful experience. They made me feel welcome and were extremely helpful and generous throughout my stay. Castara is a lovely, sleepy little fishing village where you get to know everyone very quickly. Tadpole was very well equipped which made my stay much easier. The location of the apartment was central and very lush and green. Staying there, felt like a home away from home, with pets included.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Mar 24, 2018
Hi Lillian, you were an absolute joy to host. We sincerely hope that you will return to brighten up our lives. You are a very special lady
Xxx
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Jack H
2 reviews
“Lovely studio style, yet spacious, apartment.”
Reviewed December 31, 2017 for a stay in November 2017

We stayed in Tadpoles for 3 weeks in Nov/Dec 2017 and felt right at home in the apartment. It had everything we needed for a comfortable stay and we were well looked after by Steve and Rita, the owners. Castara is amazing place and well worth visiting. The beaches are beautiful with plenty of opportunities for fishing trips, snorkelling and travelling around the island. The are regular social events in the village such as bonfires, BBQs and 'rum and drum', giving you a nice opportunity to meet people and get to know some locals. Tadpoles is within walking distance of everywhere in the village. We loved our time in Castara and would recommend to anyone!

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Management Response
Jan 2, 2018
Thanks Jack! You and Laura were lovely to host and we look forward to seeing you again!
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F1807KCin...
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“No better place to relax!”
Reviewed March 7, 2017 for a stay in February 2017

Tadpoles gave us everything we needed; stunning views from the back door over a tree lined gully with abundant wildlife. The formal grounds to the front are kept neat and tidy with plenty of plant life - not to mention "the Amazing Bird House".
The beach is stunning and the snorkeling is fantastic and perfect for beginners and experienced alike.
Steve and Rita were so welcoming and couldn't have done any more to make us feel at home - thank you for a wonderful stay!

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Management Response
Mar 9, 2017
Thanks so much Sarah & Paddy. You were a joy to host and we can't wait to see you again!
Xxx Steve & Rita xxx
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1 review
“Tadpoles, Castara”
Reviewed November 6, 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Unfortunately we were not quite satisfied with the condition of the apartment. There is a lot of dust in the netting above the bed, dust and mold on the curtains around the bed and dust on the fabric artistry hung around the room. The dust my husband's sinus and we had a hard time. There aren't enough utensils (i.e. Spoons, forks and knives) and the utensils that are there some are rusting and not fit for use. There are termite droppings on the floor around the wooden cupboard area to hang clothing etc. The shower head may need to be cleaned as the water is not very powerful. There is also a missing window pane by second set of louvres after the bed in the kitchen area. It appears as though the apartment has not been occupied for quite some time. Our intention was to rent elsewhere however already made our full payment. We ended up leaving a night earlier. This apartment did not give us the experience we expected as we were very uncomfortable. We certainly would not be booking again.

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Management Response
Nov 7, 2016
We are very sorry that this guest was disappointed with Tadpoles. I, the owner am currently absent from the property and was unaware of its current state. I can assure all future guests that repairs are being undertaken and everything will be rectified shortly.
If the guest had informed us of these issues on arrival, we would have given her a free upgrade to our other apartment.
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SheilaBat...
Steyning, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great value - lovely location”
Reviewed March 17, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

This bijou accommodation is ideal for couples, although the very very helpful owners, Steve and Rita, who live next door, kindly slotted in an extra bed for our daughter, whilst we waited to move into their larger accommodation, Toad Heights. The apartment has everything you need for self-catering and Steve and Rita could not have done more for us. The gardens are full of wildlife, being set back up the hillside from the bay and we loved waking to the sound of the chacharacas (cocricos) and spotting beautiful birds, lizards, toads and butterflies - there are even fireflies in the garden. This accommodation is a real bargain!

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Liked best: location, friendly owners, wildlife
Liked least: mosquitoes
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Saltofthe...
Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
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“Quaint home away from home”
Reviewed March 18, 2014 for a stay in March 2014
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Perfect. This little gem greatly exceeded my expectations. Steps to the heart of the village and beautiful beaches. This adorable accomodation is set perfectly into the side of the mountain where you are surrounded by jungle, beautiful flowers and fruit trees. I saw the most amazing birds right from the yard every morning. Steve and Rita live right on the premesis and are very laid back and accommodating. I can't wait to return to tadpoles again!

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