Grenadian by Rex Resorts
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We stayed at the Grenadian Rex hotel on our way back through Grenada from Carriacou. With a one night layover we thought we would stay near the hotel. I don't know what to say. I read these reviews and have to wonder has the world lowered it's standards so low that a 1.5 star hotel now ranks 4 stars. The property was plain warn out tired. The room smelt of mold. The tub was rusted. Toilet running, but what really was the breaking point was that fact after 13 days of great food and adventure we paid $250 ec for a meal I wouldn't have fed our dog. People lined up like a cruise ship to fill there plates with an undescribably awful dining experience. This was about an $8.00 dinner compared to the twelve others we had while visiting. We we're in the restaurant for no more that 15 minutes, paid the almost $100.00 us dollar tab and left with a soon to come case of diarrhea. Our last meal was the worst for the vacation and the most expensive one for the trip. Skip this hotel. The beach might be ok but you are captive to an awful restaurant for you stay.
The room housekeeping is very poor. Suggest a checklist of what to check I.e. toiletries, clean towels, tea and coffee is properly replenished.Catering. Also poor. Standard, quality of food. Limited choice Items not replenished when run out I.e cereals, main dishes, deserts diabolical. Pool toilets a health hazard. Gents not cleaned in all the time we were there and one urinal remained broken.Common areas in need of some TLC.On the plus side the grounds were excellent and well maintained. The above let the resort down
10 days of bliss. Room was spacious with perfect views. Always plenty of river views from the Resturant so exhilarating for breakfast time We didn’t always eat in lunch and evening and found this a great base for getting out and about. So many nice restaurants to visit and not far from St George’s. Our view each day was lovely. No better beach on the island. We visited Spice, Sandals and others but found grounds at Rex the nicest. But particularly enjoyed the staffs professionalism and enthusiasm. Christopher the manager, Charmaine the tour organiser and our Housekeeper Kiann. We’ve travelled the world but Kiann seriously is the best. The Royal suites are fab to stay in. WIFI everywhere for free. Will recommend and return. Recommend a night out in Dodgy Dog. But two fun nights in the hotel where we danced the night away. Homeward bound and love England but could have stayed another 10 days.
Just a few minutes drive from the Airport, this Grenadian is located on the south west corner of the island on beautifully maintained grounds and two of the prettiest (especially Magazine) beaches in the Caribbean (we have been to over 25 Caribbean islands and we know beaches). Reception was quick, efficient and friendly, Guests were greeted by a smiling hostess offering wet towels and a delicious beverage, or two. Chris Forbes, General Manager, was on hand to personally greet incoming guests.....this very professional and welcome touch indicated that Chris was a hands-on manager who was available to assist guests should the need arise......such engaged management is not that common, and it augured well for our stay at the Grenadian.Chris was kind enough to upgrade our accommodation to Suite #2107, whose location accentuated the outstanding strength of the Grenadian, which is its location overlooking the Caribbean and facing the capital of St. George's and its harbour. Our balcony faced north and west, and offered magnificent vistas of the island and the ocean.The suite itself offered all the necessary amenities, including a very comfortable king size bed, electronic room safe, small refrigerator, flat screen tv with excellent movie channels, plenty of closet/drawer space and adequate bathroom/shower with replenished toiletries. The room was cleaned daily, in the morning in a prompt and efficient manner (we like to generously tip the cleaning staff on a daily basis as they have the ability to make a stay even better, and they responded beautifully).We found the food in the buffet (Cinnamon) restaurant to be delicious, well-cooked with plenty of variety for all meals. One evening offered a delicious barbecue with ribs and chicken, but every day's offering was enjoyable, with plenty of local dishes and good choice. The Oriental specialty restaurant offered Asian cuisine, with a choice of apps and entrees, and the opportunity to pay a surcharge to enjoy shrimp and lobster. We ate here twice, and left full and satisfied.There is also an open air pool side lunch/snack restaurant offering magnificent vistas to accompany pasta, hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, etc. The cooks working the grills took pride in their creations and offered tasty meals every time.House wine, beer, cocktails were available with every meal and there were several bars both at the pool, and indoors in the lounge area to quench your thirst day and night.We found the wait/service staff to be quite good....many are quite shy but will happily engage you in pleasantries if you initiate conversation. We rarely had to wait for service, but I do feel that this is one area for improvement at this resort: ongoing training, encouragement and experience will work wonders.We never felt that this resort was crowded.....loungers and chairs were always available, at the beaches and at poolside. There is a dive shop on site which offers diving/snorkelling, and a hobie cat and canoes, etc. There is a tour office too. and a tennis court.....but this place appeals especially to those who do not need frenetic, noisy activity all the time, especially at night We took a cab ($20 U.S.one way) into St. George's one day, but otherwise were happy to swim/snorkel in the ocean or use the pool.Canadian , U.S. and EC dollars are all used and can be exchanged at the hotel reception desk. U.S dollars were worth 2.65 EC, the poor Canadian buck only got 1.6 EC.Check out was fast, and the ride to the airport quick and easy.The accommodation is located on several levels, so there are some steps to navigate or use the sloping pathways. I suspect most folks handled the walking easily, as the exercise should be welcome and there is no need to hurry.In conclusion then, we can recommend this resort without reservation, as a 3 1/2 to 4 star facility which becomes a 5 star for those experienced sun seekers who want a quiet escape at a beautiful location.Chris Forbes, GM, has a major influence on the quality of the Grenadian Rex, and we look forward to visiting his resort again.As a postscript, we have just become aware of the recent issues in Montego Bay, Jamaica, where martial law has been invoked to try to control rampant crime. We found Grenada to be a very safe island....and the Grenadian Rex very much so. Be cautious wherever you are folks.......Toronto, New York, L.A., London, or Munich......
The Staff were the nicest people i've met. The grounds are spectacular, well maintained. Going all-inclusive is well worth the money. Vernal, one of the staff ladies, is the sweetest, most beautiful souled person. Definitely recommend this hotel. It is a quiet and relaxing hotel. They have daily activities for their visitors to do.
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- Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Unlimited domestic drinks (house wine included)
- Selected non-motorized water sports
- Introduction to scuba diving in pool
- Nightly entertainment (5 or 6 times per week)
- 172 rooms
- 3 restaurants
- 2 bars
- Room Service (fee)
- WiFi (courtyard cafe)
- Hobie cat (Fee - Lessons may be required)
- Scuba diving (fee)
- 1 king-size or 2 twin beds
- Bathroom with shower
- Satellite TV
- Balcony or terrace
- Occupancy up to 4 persons (max. adults: 3 / max. children: 2)
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Grenadian by Rex ResortsGrenada,Grenada
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