Le Grand Courlan Spa Resort - Reader Reports & Opinion
These reports are a combination of questions and comment posted in our Le Grand Courlan Spa Resort forum and visitor reports added via the 'Add Report' tab above. The votes awarded are weighted by volume and date to give a truer representation of reader satisfaction [more details].
Reader Satisfaction Ranking: Weighted ranking based on 39 votes = 3 (max 5)
Lorena Guzman Nunez from Trinidad visited in September 2013 and awarded
The hotel was quiet and relaxing. There were few people staying and we like that privacy. The rooms were clean and had a nice view, even the ones with garden view from which you could also see the sea. It is at a very good location, near almost everything and the beach in front the hotel is really nice even though it needs to be looked after.
The wifi was really poor I could not get Internet from our rooms and at the lobby was not much better. The breakfast was nice although they did not have a lot of variety, it was ok. The bar at the pool was not opened neither the one next to the pool table.
In general terms, the hotel was nice but do not expect a lot of activities or entertainment, it is really quiet and perfect to relax.
Maureen Holland from U.K. visited in June 2013 and awarded
This hotel has a lot of good features but not all are in use. It has an amazing gym with lots of equipment and really good air conditioning. The pool is beautiful, there is also a baby pool and jacuzzi. The pool bar situated actally in the swimming pool has not been open all season? There are 3 other bars but only the restaurant bar was staffed. Food in the restaurant is very good, however the beach bar not so good, definitely a missed opportunity! There was another eating area but this wasn't open.Rooms are fine and have air conditioning and a fan. Not luxurious but quite spacious with a large balcony, ours overlooked the sea.Staff are lovely and really helpful. In summary a good resort which could do with a little tlc. Warning- there are a lot of steps down to the beach.
Susan Pereira from Trinidad visited in August 2012 and awarded
My Husband and I celebrated our 30th Anniversary at Le Grand we had a fantastic time I did not miss the Hyatt at all.
The service was superb the beach you don't need to go to Grenanda or St Lucia we have it in Tobago. The room very welcoming beautiful ocean view.
Food good bar excellent yes we enjoy good wine and good scotch.
To excellent for lovers.
Patricia Thompkins from U.S.A. visited in April 2012 and awarded
The absolute worst vacation ever!
It seemed that nobody was knowledgeable about the hotel. During booking, I was given vague answers to the most common questions. I was quoted one all-inclusive total cost by email, but upon arrival, I was charged a higher amount AND the all-inclusive package was taken back...and they would not honor their own email. The desk clerk was visibly tired and overworked and should not have been working alone (she lacked training). Our room was okay, however the grounds were unkept and some areas were dangerous and in desperate need of repair. There were so many things wrong with this hotel that it does not deserve the name "Le Grand" or "Resort." I was VERY DISSATISFIED with my stay here and would not recommend it to anyone.
Naima from Trinidad visited in December 2011 and awarded
I had suggested this hotel as a wonderful resort to my friend to stay at as I had heard such good reviews of those who had stayed before. How ever my stay from arrival to departure was one filled with disappointment and a bit of embarrasment. Upon our arrival we presented a copy of our check in form which was faxed the day the reservation was made. We had to wait almost 20 mins if not more for the "girl" responsible for the front desk to come and review the forms we filled out and then to have her ask us for information that was already provided, apparently she just stared at the form the and did not read it.
Whenever we required a taxi a call had to be made by reception/front desk to someone else in the hotel to call for one and well we had to sit and wait on this. One night we asked the front desk attendant to check a restaurant to see if they were open and if they knew its exact location. well that was futile we ended up doing it ourselves right there as it seemed a puzzle to them. This was embarrasing as they appeared to lack knowledge on their environment, services and none the wiser on how to be resourceful when it came to assisting guests with anything.
The hotel was clearly not packed however at breakfast the first morning we were told after waiting 20 mins to be attended that they are busy and we would have a bit of a wait for our breakfast which is al la carte. For dinner we had the same wait of 20 mins to be attended. There were maybe a total of 6 couples having brakfast or dinner at the same time. The staff tried tobe pleasont there was this one individual who was robotic in her service I felt like was bothering her to do her job.
They gave an event schedule stating that on the wednesday night a complimentry cocktail and BarBQ will be held at the beach Bar for all guest from 6:30pm-10:00pm, entertainment at 6:30-7:30 we got there at 8:00pm NOTHING! it was over, we were told it was from 6:00-7:40pm and we were not informed of any changes. Which left us sitting there trying to make other arrangements for dinner as the hotel restaurant was closed due to the same event. The next thing was our request for a wake up call on the morning were to depart. we requested it at 4:30am and we arranged our own taxi. However our call came at 3:00am saying our taxi was waiting downstairs obviously it was not ours.
I was very disappointed in the service of the staff, housekeeping was excellent and they were pleasant. As a local inviting foreigners/tourist to enjoy our island and our culture and boasting of how great we are I was embarrassed. We need to do better than this if we desire to be a top notch tourist attraction and destination. I would probably recommend this hotel to friends if i was guaranteed of strong improvemnts in the customer service department. the hotel is beautiful also in its location. I may even consider coming back as for recommending anytime soon i am not sure i want to do that again and risk a embarrassing situation.