Le Grand Courlan Spa Resort - Reader Reports & Opinion

Le Grand Courlan Review?   03 Jul 2004

Graham Jones from Bournemouth

I am thinking of a visit to LGC in September 2004, but have been waiting for your review Steve. Am I right in thinking you were doing a full review?

In particular I am trying to find out about the beach access from the hotel. I understand it is on a hillside and access is via steps (and then across a road?). My health precludes too many steps, so I am trying to get as much info on this as possible. Thanks.

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Barry Jones

Thanks very much for your comprehensive website. We are due to go out to Le Grand Courlan in October and like many others posting onto sites for info I was more than a little concerned when I read the varying reports as this holiday is going to be our most expensive ever, but your review has helped allay our fears.

Whilst I appreciate that you won't exactly 'slate' a resort or hotel enough to put guests off booking, I get the feeling that reading between the lines of your reviews and replies to other enquirers that would be able to tell if you're trying to say that a particular accommodation or resort was of a lower standard and my overall impression of the resort so far has been raised no end.

I'll certainly post a note or two on my return.

One has to be prepared to bend to local custom and if life is slower, then life is slower, that is the point of going abroad after all, different experiences and traditions etc. etc. etc.

On balance there are far more good experiences posted than bad and sometimes people go looking for something to pick holes in or complain about, and invariably find it. Their glass will always be half empty !

I don't expect 4* standards of London or New York, I do expect to have a good time and come home with great stories.

Thanks very much for all your hard work, this correspondent is very grateful (& relieved !)

For the record, a customer of mine stayed at LGC and the Hilton for 10 days each in October last year and had a great time at both.


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Colin Smith


Now I'm all booked up to go to Le Grand this Sat 7th I have been deliberating on the best mix of currencies to take with me. Thanks for your updated exchange rate posted on the site of £1 = 11.42TTD but this is the official bank exchange rate, not the common tourist money exchange rate which is obtainable here in the UK. The best rate available for cash notes is 10.667TTD to the pound commission free through TravelEx (online); order online and pick up at their Gatwick South Terminal outlet. May I ask you (and anyone else who is reading) what currencies you personally took to Tobago, i.e. cash or travellers cheques or mixture, TTD or US$ or both. I was initially planning to take cash in TTD plus some US$ for reserve (can always use them on trip later in year to New England). Views MUCH appreciated.

Colin 8)

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Louise B

Also, how easy is it to get to Trinidad for the day? Does anyone recommend this and is it safe? Thanks :)

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Louise B

Hi, I have only just discovered this forum and am finding it extremely useful. I am going to Tobago in October + staying in Le Grand Courlan - I am just wondering what will the weather be like in October? If it rains does it rain all day or clear up fast? I suppose what I really want to know is will

I come back with a good tan? :)

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