Grafton Beach Resort - Reader Reports & Opinion

Where Do We Stay?   

Michelle & Glen

Post Recreated: Originally posted - 11 March

After reading all these reports we are in a dilemma about where to stay, we have paid a deposit to stay at the rex but are now unsure if it really is what we are looking for. The run down state of the place sounds very off putting and with all due respect to our OAP’s we are looking to stay with couples of similar ages and interests with nice surroundings to relax in, snorkeling, places of interest to walk to. We can’t afford the prices off the coco reef so any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Our tour op mentioned the Grafton any reports on that would be very helpful.

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Grafton Beach Resort   

Philip

Post Recreated: Originally posted - 16 March

Hi all

Anyone considering some fun in the sun should go to the Grafton. Wifey, Me, and the Kids thought we would escape Trini Carnival this year for some R + R bago style, and selected a week all inclusive at the newly refurbished Grafton Beach Hotel.

It is truly a beautiful hotel on the beach, designed to offer all rooms an uniterupted view of the Caribbean Sea. All the rooms are well appointed with balconies. Amenities include Squash Courts, also in the Sister Hotel immediatly adjacent, there's a fully equipped Gym, Spa, etc. which you can use.

Whilst being renovated, they also refurbished the chef, and the quality of the cuisine is wonderful. Buffet style Breakfast with the usual bacon, eggs, Beans, sausage, French toast, Fresh fruit ceriel. Juice coffee tea etc etc. (I'm getting hungry) Additionally every day they do local dishes, such Saltfish, cornbeef, bake, choka, roti. sardines. You choose your lunch spot at the beach rest / bar by the pool in the dining room, in you room. Probably in your car if you want it. (the staff are there to please) Lunch is menu style by the beach (Sundays BBQ) and extensive buffet choice in the Hotel. In the evening you get the full treatment. By the pool there is an intimate fish and seafood restaurant with about 5 or 6 main dishes to select from, ( have to book this the day or so before) Or the main restaurant with all the posh food Filet Mignon, snails, pork tenderloin to die for. Rack of lamb. quality. Needless to say you have salads sweets cheese and of course Vino Brandy etc.

Every evening you are entertained by one of Tobago's sons or daughers, the entertainment is different every night. The pool bar is open all day and 3 til 5 every day they have adopted the good old Britsh custom of afternoon tea (my mummy would definatly approve, god bless her)

Grafton is truly a great place to stay and I would have no hestation in recomending it to anybody.

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Turtles At The Grafton   

Victoria, Bexleyheath

Post Recreated: Originally posted - 20 March

Hi

on the spur of the moment I have booked a last min break to the grafton having being told that the turtles come on to the beach by the hotel and it is somthing i always wanted to see, is it true or just a sales ploy? I am arriving on the 29/3/03 .I have followed your site for a few weeks and it has been very informative, my husband has just asked 'how late do the bars stay open at the grafton

thanks

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Holiday Report 2 - Hotels   26 Mar 2003

Steve Wooler from Suffolk, England

Post Recreated: Originally posted - 28 January

This is an extract from my main report "Holiday Report 2 - Hotels" posted in the main "General Questions & Comment" accommodation forum:

GRAFTON BEACH RESORT

We spent more than four hours touring the Grafton and Le Grand Courlan and must extend our thanks to Mr Rene Seepersadsingh, Executive Director of the group. I can honestly say that no stone was left unturned and the visit was something of an eye-opener.

A tremendous amount of work has been carried out at the Grafton over recent months and internal refurbishment is ongoing – although very low-key so as not to affect guests. The hotel looks very smart, both internally and externally, and I was impressed with the range of facilities. Accommodation in the standard deluxe rooms was basic but spacious, comfortable and very acceptable. We even toured the new state-of-art CCTV-monitored kitchens which inspired considerable confidence.

Because it has only reopened very recently, the Grafton was naturally quiet and so it was difficult to draw any conclusions about visitor demographics. However, I understand that the Grafton does attract a much younger clientele than more up-market sister hotel, Le Grand, and that the Grafton is particularly popular with family groups. In fact, this was one of the eye-openers. I had always believed that Tobago’s premier family resort was the Rex Turtle Beach. In practice, I saw absolutely no evidence of facilities for the young at the Rex Turtle, whereas the Grafton Beach Resort has a full range of facilities for the young, with even more facilities planned or being completed currently.

Grafton On Saturday   

Victoria, Bexleyheath

well the time has come and we are off to tobago this saturday many thanks for the information on the site it has really made me feel as if I was there already!! I have just one more question , I have never stayed all inclusive before and I do not know how much to tip maids, porters etc is it like the USA so much per day? or does the inclusive price cover tips. Bye !!! victoria

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