Le Grand Courlan Spa Resort - Reader Reports & Opinion
Just Got Back From Lgc
Have just returned from Tobago and Le Grand Courlan. What a lovely place. Welcoming staff, excellent food, suberb spa treatments and a Restaurant with a view to die for.
ALL ours meals were well presented, tasty and served by genuinely friendly staff. They were having some staffing problems, but this didn't have any serious impact on the service.
Our room was cleaned every day and both bath towels and beach towels were changed daily. A small snack was left in our room during late afternoon, and tea/coffee was refreshed twice a day.
We did not like the beach much, bit untidy, and spent most of our time in and around the pool.
The daily spa treatments were varied and very relaxing. The staff were very accomodating to satisfy your every need.
A very relaxing holiday all round.
If you want to know about anything, drop me a line.
October 2003 Review
We arrived back from LGC on Sunday after two great weeks at this hotel.
Ignore any negative comments previously posted regarding the following:
1. Food: the menu's offer a wide variety, the food is well presented and you receive table service every night (no buffets). Even at breakfast and lunch-time, you can get food cooked to order.
2. The Spa: the management at the hotel are well aware of the negative comments received on the internet about the Spa (we were even asked for feedback about the Spa during our stay by Guest Relations) - throughout our stay it was very easy to change the times or treatments. All the free treatments last a max 30 minutes - you can book additional treatments at extra cost.
3. Decorative state: the hotel seems to have been recently renovated, so no issues.
4. The staff - could not be more helpful. Tables are cleared almost as soon as you finish your plate, and most staff are up for a joke.
5. The beach - is public, but it's clean and safe.
To anyone thinking about visiting this hotel, I would strongly recommend it.
The only things to be aware of are that the bars close at mid-night; there are not quite enough sun loungers around the pool (you'll need to bag the beds early with towels - so be warned); and when you have your breakfast cover your orange juice (you'll see...).
Finally, I would highly recommend the following local restaurants on the same Shivan Road as the hotel: La Terraza (Italian) that has the only cigar 'factory' on the island - Stefano is a top bloke and mad for any football (you can watch the Champions league with him) and Indigo (within walking distance of the hotel).
Visit To Lgc Nov 2003
Well my hubby and I are off to LGC on Sat 1st Nov for two weeks. Having read varied reviews on this resort, and having travelled fairly extensively (being in the business so to speak) we are going there very much with an open mind. We certainly are looking for a lovely relaxing holiday and will keep you all posted as to our views.
I'll try and keep this short and sweet. We stayed for the first week of our holiday at LGC, primarily to be pampered at the spa. We're not usually all-inclusive types, preferring to travel independently, so I was pleasantly surprised at this hotel.
The food was always good (especially their jerk fish - really hot, much, much hotter than their jerk chicken for some unfathomable reason, anyway I digress). Some nights it was buffet style and other nights they laid on full waitress service.
The pool was one of the best I've ever been in. Decent size, and you couldn't taste any chlorine. For a while I thought it might have even been a freshwater pool, but then I saw them chucking the chlorine salts in one evening.
We had a room with a jacuzzi, which was heavenly!!! We spent a few evenings watching amazing sunsets (albeit through the latticework) with a glass or two of bubbly, a luxury definitely worth paying for.
Rooms are huge, as are the beds. If I have to find a fault here it would be the bathroom was a bit old and tired looking, and the toilet kept blocking.
Staff were lovely, especially the restaurant and bar staff, who appeared as if they couldn't do enough for you, and didn't even get fazed by obscure cocktail requests!
Now, my main gripe. We chose LGC because it had the biggest spa on the island, but was pretty unimpressed by the whole experience. It's not particularly relaxing to be rushed through treatments, and because their schedule was so jam-packed with appointments it was impossible to book alternative treatments or swap times. If anyone is thinking of booking a hotel primarily for the spa I'd recommend the Coco Reef instead. If the spa thing is just a bonus then don't let me put you off staying at LGC. However, to end on a better note, we did have the most wonderful peppermint bath there!
Wedding At Le Grand Courlan-october 2004
My boyfriend and I have booked our wedding to take place at Le Grand Courlan in October of this year. We have spent a lot of money and time trying to find the right setting for our wedding abroad and thought Le Grand Courlan sounded ideal. However we are now more than a bit concerned that any reviews we have read on the internet on this hotel have been mixed. The majority of the reviews we have read have been bad, with rude staff, dirty rooms, bad food, and spa treatments not being available, being the main complaints. We booked the wedding package through one of the larger tour operators who describe the hotel as a First class resort.
Can anyone who has stayed at the hotel recently give us their view? (inparticular anyone who themselves have been married there)