Le Grand Courlan Spa Resort - Reader Reports & Opinion
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).
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.
Lgc's Cat And Her Five Kittens
We returned from the LGC on 2nd August 2003. While we were there, the hotel had acquired a cat who had five kittens; two tortoiseshells, two tabbys and a black and white one. They seemed to live near the stairs leading up to the pool. When we first arrived, we thought they were starving and we started to take them food and drink from the restaurant. How wrong we were, as every day there would be someone else smuggling food to this loveable little family and they were probably the best fed cats on the Island!
The kittens were only about 6 weeks old when we went, so if anyone visits LGC anytime after August, could you please let me know how they are getting on.
Wedding At Lgc In October
we are travelling to LGC at the end of October this year for our wedding and i was wondering if anyone else has had any experience of weddings at LGC, having browsed this forum for a couple of months i have read varying reviews on LGC but nothing of weddings here. we are travelling as a party of 6 with my parents and brother and partner, none of the rest of my party have ever experienced the Carribean before and i am anxious that they enjoy their stay in the best of surroundings and go home feeling that they would like to return to the best continent in the world (in my opinion)
your opinions and views on what weddings at LGC are like and the setting for weddings (ie beach or gardens) would be much appreciated.
Going To Lgc End Of October.......
Found this site last week after booking 14 nights at the Grand Courlan.
My initial thoughts when i started searching around the many holiday review sites was that i may have made a bad move, but when i found this incredibly informative site, my mind was put at rest.
I always travel with an open mind after a holiday many years ago in the Canaries. We arrived late and the hotel staff pointed us in the direction of the buffet restaurant. The food that was there at 9:30pm was very well presented for that time of the evening and was just what we needed.
20 or so feet away from us was a family from Ireland who did nothing but complain about the food and service. They were expecting full blown waiter service in a buffet rest!(?). The following morning they were spotted in the bar, giving the rep an earfull and stating that they would be complaining to the holiday company as soon as they got back home.
We had two fabulous weeks at that particular hotel and could not find a fault anywhere.
What i think i'm trying to get at is, there will always be people that will not be satisfied wherever they go, no matter how nice the Hotel is!
I for one so far have been very impressed with the service i have received so far since booking online with Virgin. Admitedly, its a long way off till my 'better half' and I travel there, but we are already looking forward to visiting the caribbean for the 1st time and will make sure that we return back here with our views and comments on our stay.
Sorry for the long 1st post.....