Grafton Beach Resort - Reader Reports & Opinion
First Time Long Haul
I, sorry, it will be we when we get to tobago, as it will be our honeymoon,I would like to say what a great site this is, full of very useful info on the island.
We are flying virgin and staying at the Grafton Beach resort, and I would like to know the best places to visit to realy capture the full idea and atmosphere of the island.
We fly out on Sept 15 for 2 weeks, any info would be appreciated.
Evening Entertainment - Graften
hi, excellent site in which i have found out alot about the grafton which i am going for two weeks in august (in fact we booked it after we found out about problems last november and subsequent refurbishments with now mainly good reviews). Although we are looking for a relaxing holiday we would like a bit of life / choice in the evenings . whats it like at the hotel (ie do people disappear to bed early) and is there anything within walking distance ? also we are staying all-inclusive and was wondering what types of drinks this really entitles you to?
Wedding At Grafton Beach
Firstly am I posting in the right forum ??
Have read all posts with interest, and despite this have decided to go ahead and book a holiday our first holiday to Tobago at the Grafton, Also a double plunge so to speak and have booked a wedding at this resort all due to take place in early Dec 2003.
My opinion of previous gripes is that any hotel can have a bad period in its life, and some tend to get to the core of the problem quickly and others seem to bumble along until things get too bad, then they loose face and ultimately custom. My personal opinion is that the problem of food was dealt with quickly and to the credit of the hotel.
From a posting by the trinidadian fellow (apologies forgot your name) and by steve it appears that the hotel is a formidable site now with minor tweeks needed to make it excellent.
Does anyone know what we can expect from a wedding there or has no-one on this site witnessed or had a wedding at the Grafton.
As for the rest I will draw my own conclusions on arrival and whilst staying there, I am easy to please and do not go on holiday with the British disease of looking for faults to complain about, and send to "Holidays from Hell". If the food isn't right I'll leave it and try something else, the advantage of the buffet is that there is always something for every taste.
All comments gratefully recieved.
Grafton On Saturday
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
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.