Le Grand Courlan Spa Resort - Reader Reports & Opinion

Le Grand Report   

Gilbert Dines

Steve was kind enough to put my mind at rest when our hotel in Tobago was changed to “Le Grand Courlan”, as there had been bad reports about the hotel and I promised to give my opinion on our return to the U.K. so here goes.

We were met in reception with champagne cocktail {a good start} booked in by a charming young lady, and then taken to our room by Maria Yip-John

The general manager who we later found out did everything possible to make her guests have an enjoyable holiday.

The room was large with table and chairs and a very large bed, with a good size balcony that overlooked the beach and ocean, spotlessly clean with fruit and flowers on the dressing table, the bathroom included a shower in the bath, bidet, and wash basin, all spotless but looked, like the room, in need of some updating. {Don’t shower at peak periods i.e. between 7pm and 8pm water pressure low} otherwise fine.

My wife and I are not keen on all inclusive unless you are miles from any other eating places, but I must say the choice of where to eat and what to eat was impressive with the Caribbean Bistro “buffet” on one floor and The Pinnacle Restaurant “waiter service” on the upper floor, which had moonlight views at night and ocean views at breakfast with a welcome breeze making it a wonderful place to enjoy the excellent food.

Okay so what was wrong, well very little actually, the beach is a little disappointing, and you had to get up early to towel place if you wanted the rather antiquated sun beds on the beach, but if the hotel was not full to the brim, there where sun shades and beds around the ample pool with a nice swim up bar if the very hot weather made you feel dry.

To sum up, we had one of the best holidays we have ever had; the snorkelling on the far end of the beach was magic, with all types of fish and even squid,

And the sunsets from our balcony were breathtaking. Beware the cocktails, a “ Mudslide “ or Tobago Sunset” added to the red wine with dinner can make the steps back to your room hazardous, we loved the friendly staff who made our day with there sense of humour. If you are a snap your finger for service type of person, don’t go the Caribbean, if you expect staff to bow and scrape, go to the far east, if you want a laid back no hurry holiday this is the place and this is the hotel.

Gil & Carolyn Dines

Coco Reef Or Le Grand Courlan   

Christine

I am travelling alone in April and woudl like a luxury hotel with excellent spa facilities and on a beach.

I have received a very good quote for Coco Reef however I wanted to check on line reviews before I booked.... I was dismayed..

I only chose Tobago as Palm Island is full until May and I need a vacation now

Steve - can you let me know in your opinion which is best - Coco reef or Le Grand courlan?

Many thansk

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New Review April 1 2005   

Toby And Melanie

hi

just wanted to put anybody's mind at rest having just returned from LGC.

having read the scare stories posted elsewhere on this forum we were a bit concerned but rest assured you'll be ok!!!

not quite sure why the other people got so agitated but the hotel was fine.

everything was modern and clean (though the bathroom we had did need refurbing) and the staff were exemplary. the food was pretty good but not brilliant but i think that's par for the course for an AI resort. Drinks were good though!

tennis courts were fine, sun loungers were fine, beach was ok - not the endless golden strip you may think but quite a steep beach dotted with some pretty large rocks.

we had a good time though i'd hesitate to recommend LGC because it's not the same 4* qual as Europe/Middle East. It's probably a solid 3* but i have to say the staff were excellent.

cheers

T&M

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Lgc Ai Scope   

Martin Pavey

Hello everyone,

We are off to LGC in 10 days time and would like to ask if their AI rate covers drinks from the bar at all times.

The reason for the query is that someone we know has just returned from an AI trip to the Maldives, and got really stung when their table ordered a round of drinks just after midnight only to find the drinks were suddenly not inclusive. The bar prices were astronomic and they were not aware beforehand this would happen. I looked at the LGC web site but it doesn't mention anything like this.

Looking forward to our first trip to Tobago. Will report on our return.

Martin & Susie Pavey

Guildford, UK

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Going To Lcg And Need Advice   

Claire Walne

Hi!!

We are heading off to Le Grand Courland Spa Resort on Thirsday the 7th of July due to an unexpected upgrade- the Grafton overbooked so we are very lucky and being moved next door!

I have a few questions that I hope someone can answer!

Firstly we've been advised by our travel agent to take travellers cheques in US dollars - I've not read anywhere that this is preferred - is it?

My second question is regarding trips! We are staying in Tobago for two weeks and we want to see as much of the island and experience as much as we possibly can. I have been on lots of websites and read about lots of trips but I am now getting confused. Who are the best people to book with and where are the best places to go?

We really want to go and experience Tobago not just the beach and cocktails (although I am sure we'll fit some in!!).

All advice is welcome and gratefully received - regarding anything to do with visiting Tobago 8)

Thank you in advance....

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