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Holiday Inn Resort Grand Cayman

3.0 of 5 Resort   |   278 Crighton Drive | Crystal Harbour, Grand Cayman (Formerly The Grand Caymanian Resort)
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Ranked #14 of 16 hotels in Grand Cayman
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
RPHAlexandria_VA Alexandria, VA
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Alexandria, VA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great value for the type of independent vacationer who will research and plan your own activities, rent a car, and then spend most of your time away from the hotel enjoying what Grand Cayman has to offer -- but who also wants the convenience of a full-service hotel and restaurant -- a nice place to relax in... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Being owners of the resort, this was our 6th visit since 2000. It is just how we remembered it 4 years ago but with some excellent upgrades. The reception was totally renovated for the better, bar area, beach area, gardens.... Some reviews mention a musty smell, that has been there since 2000, its not musty by all means. The staff... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the perfect place to unwind and relax. My husband and I stay for 3 nights and had dinner at the resort, the Blue Iguana Grill. The chef's special was a wonderful seasoned tuna and fresh vegetables. We had the coconut shrimp and the conch - stay with the shrimp as the conch is too breaded. We had lunch... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family was "placed" at the Holiday Inn Resort by United Airlines due to a mechanical failure that forced us to spend an extra 2 days on Grand Cayman. This could have been a disaster, however, the management and staff at the Holiday Inn Resort treated us like royalty! The front desk team (we had to interact with both day... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
11 reviews 11 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was so pleasantly surprised with this hotel! We do not like to travel the main brands, but this hotel was excellent. Each unit has its own sence of privacy on the patio/lanai; meaning you can't see your neighbors. We had a gorgeous ocean view from the seconod floor. The evenings in the hammocks at by the pool are magical.... More

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Burleson, Texas, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice hotel that was terribly crowded. The rook was more like an apartment with a full kitchen and a washer and dryer. The restaurant onsite was good and not too pricey. The place can be difficult to find the first time and I would definitely rent a car. The beach is too rocky for swimming, however seven mile beach... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Staff needs additional customer service training on how to handle guest, transportation shuttle that is a convenience and lack of hot water. I would only stay here if I did not have any other options.

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Grand Cayman, responded to this review

Dear Elizabeth111103, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your stay. It is unfortunate your interactions with the staff prevented you from fully enjoying your time at the hotel. We are confident the necessary adjustments will be made, in order to achieve complete guest satisfaction. Thank you again for your comments, we look forward to serving you... More

16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This hotel is clean, comfortable, and very affordable. It is located approximately 5 minutes drive off West Shore Rd./7M beach. IMO, a car is a must for convenience although the hotel does offer a shuttle service. The hotel has a pool and towels are always available. There is really no swimming beach to speak of, but a beautiful view of... More

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Sacramento, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This was an excellent property - perfectly situated on a beach for view, featured activities and daily shuttle service to other activities. Hotel is moderately priced and is modern and clean. I recommend it to anyone considering the Caymans.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The hotel rooms are very comfortable and clean. The hotel facilities are okay. The location is great. There is no real beach as there is no sand. The pool is very nice. The staff at the reception and concierge are the best!! Alex Aranha, Nikita and the French lady are amazing. They helped us in numerous occasions and with several... More

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Address: 278 Crighton Drive | Crystal Harbour, Grand Cayman (Formerly The Grand Caymanian Resort)
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Location: Caribbean > Cayman Islands > Grand Cayman
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Resort Grand Cayman 3*
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Also Known As:
The Grand Caymanian Hotel Grand Cayman
Grand Caymanian Hotel
Grand Caymanian Resort
Hotel Grand Caymanian
Holiday Inn Resort Grand Cayman Cayman Islands

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Located on the northern coast of The Grand Cayman Island, The Grand Caymanian Resort takes any ordinary vacation and will transform your trip into the ultimate restful, romantic, and fun getaway. Just off the beaten path in Crystal Harbour overlooking the beautiful North Sound, our resort provides quiet tranquility for those seeking relaxation. Lay out by the pool, or take a leisurely swim in the stunning, crystal clear ocean. Our property also features amenities for those looking for a bit of fun. Rent from our on-site Jetski rentals, or grab some bikes and explore the Island at a slower place with the entire family. Guests can choose from modern rooms and suites, featuring balconies and gorgeous views of our beautiful island. The sun rises directly over the center of the resort each morning, so catch the sunrise, and then catch up on sleep later with a little poolside nap. With a private, secluded location, rentals for fun in the sun, and close proximity to Seven Mile Beach, our Grand Caymanian Resort is the perfect vacation spot for families, honeymooners, and local staycations. We look forward to welcoming you with our warmest hospitality soon. ... more   less 
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