Ratings based on 295 Verified Reviews

3.7 out of 5
78% of guests recommend
4.0 Room cleanliness
3.6 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
3.8 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from New jersey

Excellent hotel close to beach.

Posted Mar 26, 2017
Hotel very clean, staff very efficient and friendly. Had the dinner buffet and the breakfasts which was included with your room. Authentic island food, nice variety, good flavor. Will definitely return and recommend to friends.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Trinidad

Great Staff

Posted Mar 19, 2017
Pros: Best infrastructure in Tobago and staff were very attentive.
The management were 100% great organizing everything for my engagement. Judy the manager could not have been better. 5 stars!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Very refreshing and peaceful, a great getaway

Posted Mar 17, 2017
Mattress too soft. Staff needs to smile more. Everything else perfect, ambiance, food, amenities etc.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 19, 2017 by Judy Rampersad, Hotel Management
Good Day, Thank you so kindly for your review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us! It is unfortunate that you did not feel the warm Tobago hospitality in your interactions with our staff . It is noted and will be addressed. Thank you for staying with us, and we do hope you come again! Best regards,
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from New York

Nice resort - needs improvement

Posted Mar 13, 2017
Pros: I really appreciated that you never have to leave the resort the everything you need for your stay is on the premises. Breakfast buffet is amazing.
Cons: Staff needs to improved their attitude towards ALL guests. Smile, be friendly and do your best to be HELPFUL its part of the job in customer service.
Location: I had a car so it was easy to get around the island. Numerous bays with activities are near by (Piegon Point, Crown Point, etc.)
Overall Magdalena is a beautiful resort. While staying at the resort I found a few things to be disappointing which i will touch on below. Pros: 1) If you don't care to explore the Island, you don't have to leave the resort. The pools are great, the bars are always open, there is food, shops, a spa, and a cafe on the premises. 2) The resort staff can organize a taxi or shuttle for guests to attend different attractions on the island. 3) Rooms come with a small balcony where you can enjoy the Atlantic Ocean view 4) The woman working in the gift shop is extremely friendly and helpful.** 5) The breakfast buffet is amazing (when booking this resort book a room that comes with complimentary breakfast..YOU WON'T REGRET IT) Cons: 1) Check-in is at 3:00pm but, I was not checked in until a little after 4:00pm (I arrived a little early and asked whether the room would be ready on time, the receptionist explained that the cleaning staff was preparing the room which is understandable. We received a complementary drink and was asked to wait in the lobby. After 3pm I asked the receptionist about the room and the response was rude as if i shouldn't even ask.) 2) Getting extra towels was difficult because they would either not bring them or take very long to bring them. 3) Throughout my stay, very few staff members were helpful which was disappointing - I expected a more friendly staff from such a big resort ESPECIALLY at the front desk. (The bell staff was more friendly)
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 15, 2017 by Judy Rampersad, Hotel Management
Good Day Lori, Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your last stay with us. We appreciate your positive comments regarding the location, the food and other areas. We also appreciate your feedback regarding your check in experience, replenishing of towels in a timely manner and your overall experience in your interactions with staff members. Let me take this opportunity and apologize on behalf of the hotel for having failed to meet your expectations in these areas. I have passed on your review to the various departments with the expectation that it would be used in further training exercises. We once again thank you for staying with us, and do hope the good memories of your trip linger on for some time to come. Best regards,
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Philadelphia

Not the worse Definitely not the best

Posted Mar 6, 2017
Over charged for food 114 us dollars for a buffet which included curry chicken and fish...WI fi was horrible barely worked...definitely feel like I shouldve just stayed in Trinidad at hyatt..
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 15, 2017 by Judy Rampersad, Hotel Management
Good Day Kam, We thank you for taking the time in submitting your feedback regarding your last stay with us. It is unfortunate that you found the price of the buffet to be expensive since our prices are on par with other locations on the island. I take it you were referring to the dinner buffet which costs about US$55 per person. One of the things that Magdalena is highly known for is the consistency and quality of our food. With regards to the WiFi, what I can tell you is that we are in the process of upgrading. However, this process is taking much longer than we anticipated. I humbly apologize for the inconveniences you experienced in this area. Feel free to use me as your point of contact, should you decide to return to our property, or Tobago soon. Best regards,
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Brooklyn, NY

Friendliest and most professional staff. A++

Posted Mar 4, 2017
Pros: Staff, location, services, cleanliness, overall experience from the view and how relaxing it was. I'd go there again. And again.
Cons: Wi-Fi needs to be in the rooms.
Location: Bc it is so secluded, it requires
The staff makes this place what it is. They made our stay the most enjoyable. There's always a warm welcoming smile and great customer service. Having said that, I must commend Judy and Farren at the front desk who welcomed us, the bell hop (sorry I forgot his name) who took our luggage to and from our rooms; Susan and Kenesha from the restaurant/pub, and last but not least, Timothy (Philips) from IT who explained what was going on with the Wi-Fi and did his best in accommodating me and my friend, Toya for the few days we stayed there; also, The cab driver who took us to Crown Point to get food when the pub was closed was really friendly. He was telling us about Tobago's culture and he seemed knowledgeable. Last but not least, shout out to the complimentary rum punches! (delicious) The staff in the breakfast lounge was incredibly professional, quick, and always there to help. I don't think I was ever waiting for anything there. Even though I was only there for a short time, I'll be returning. Don't think I'll go anywhere else. For the price and experience A++ would recommend
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 11, 2017 by Judy Rampersad, Hotel Management
Good Day Joel, We thank you kindly for your positive comments. We will certainly share your review with our team members. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the near future. Thank you and best regards,
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Nice clean hotel with great view

Posted Mar 4, 2017
Pros: The look, space, beauty and the staff.
Cons: the WIFI!!!!! Wifi in my room kept cutting off and I had to either go to the balcony or even leave the room sometimes to get a signal.
Location: Not really things to do. Kind of far from places. Have to take a cab.
it was good. Staff was accommodating. They were friendly and professional.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 11, 2017 by Judy Rampersad, Hotel Management
Good Day Joel, We do appreciate your positive comments regarding our look, space, beauty and the staff. Regarding our WIFI, we are currently working on upgrading our systems, but this process is lengthy. I do hope that at some point during your stay someone from the IT department would have assisted you in sorting out the challenges you experienced. As you were made aware, to compensate for our location, we provide on a daily basis complimentary shuttles to and from Pigeon Point, taxis and the other option of renting a vehicle for easy access to the other locations outside of the property. Thank you and best regards,
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Florida, USA

Lovely hotel and location but needs some upkeep

Posted Feb 26, 2017
Pros: Location and facilities.
Cons: Hotel staff attitude. Hotel is also in need of maintenance and updating.
Location: We enjoyed dinner at the Seahorse Restaurant one night - a 15 minute taxi drive from the hotel.
This hotel was recommended to me by a friend that works in Trinidad. I had previously been to Tobago and had stayed at the Kariwak Village in Crown Point. However, they were fully booked this trip so I had to find an alternative hotel. The location and grounds of the Magdalena Grand are amazing - no other hotel on Tobago can boast of such features. The pools are lovely. Our check in was slow - and when we were given a room at 3 PM, we had to change it because it smelled strongly of mold. Changing our room took another half an hour. Our room was a superior King - clean and adequate, with a good sea view. We had a bed and breakfast option. Breakfast was abundant and delicious. Our first day, we had a buffet lunch at the restaurant downstairs; the price was ridiculously expensive. That evening we had dinner at the poolside Cafe; not only was the food delicious but also much more reasonably priced. The staff of the hotel could use some training as well as an attitude adjustment. Several of the waitresses were quite surly. We did appreciate the free hotel shuttle which took us back and forth to the lovely sandy beach of Pigeon Point. We would definitely return to this hotel, although the hotel is in dire need of maintenance and updating.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 11, 2017 by Judy Rampersad, Hotel Management
Good Day Oh Serendipity, First of all, thank you so kindly for taking the time to write a review concerning your last stay with us. We thank you for your positive comments, and appreciate the negative comments as well. We will definitely share these comments with our team members. Regarding your check in experience, let me just take this opportunity to apologize for the condition of your initial room, and the additional waiting time for a new room. Also, we are embarking on additional training for our staff members. We are happy that you enjoyed the facilities at Pigeon Point. It one of the talking points of Tobago. Best regards,
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Trinidad

Great View!

Posted Feb 10, 2017
Pros: Staff is courteous and helpful. Room is large. Extraordinary beachfront view. Food is great. Grounds are well kept. Security all around.
Cons: There should be drinking water for guests in the room. Map of the grounds should be on display. Shower stalls are way too small.
Location: Mall and the movie theater is close by. There's a nice golf course. Beautiful beaches and lots of places to hang out at night.
My stay was quite a pleasing one. My wife and I sat on the balcony and just soaked up the view as the waves brushed the shore filling the air with the sweet melody of nature itself. The total ambiance is quite wonderful and inviting. Will surely be back.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 14, 2017 by Judy Rampersad, Hotel Management
Good Day Sheldon, Thank you so much for your review. We appreciate the fact that you took the time to respond. We are happy that you enjoyed your last stay with us. We would be happy to share your comments with the team. Regarding the water in the room, unfortunately this is a service we no longer provide. However, we have set up a water station in the Lobby area for anyone needing a drink of water outside of meal times. Bottled water can always be purchased from anyone of the outlets. For any future stay, feel free to stop by the Concierge desk for maps and any additional information regarding the hotel. We certainly look forward to welcoming you and your family back to the Magdalena Grand!
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Chaguanas

Over-rated

Posted Jan 19, 2017
A hotel's review is based on a few factors: staff, the property, service, rates, accessibility among other things. While the hotel is nice, the service is sub-standard, the rate is ridiculously high and has lost most of its basic charm it was noted for. Some of the staff, especially at the dining room seem so demotivated and lack the appeal to serve and in desperate need of training. There is no beach, as it is not recommended for bathing. The room on the other hand is beautiful. Bathroom area just a little small for this hotel's standard. Adequate parking. Well kept grounds. The food is quite good, breakfast was delicious. Some areas of the hotel appear to be condemned, some areas are covered with rust and have some maintenance issues. This hotel is maybe the best on the island because of its decor and size, but in terms of service, definitely not the best.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 23, 2017 by Judy Rampersad, Hotel Management
Good Day P, Thank you for your comments. We do appreciate the fact you have taken the time to write a review of our property. We are so sorry that you did not experience the warmth and friendliness of the staff in some of the areas, since it is our expectation that the standards of the resort are upheld at all times. There is absolutely no excuse for poor customer service. This area will once again be addressed with the entire team. We are happy that you were able to enjoy some of the physical aspects of the property!! Best regards,