My wife and I booked the Kalinago on a room only basis and after having a continental breakfast on our first morning, it looked like a really good decision. Breakfast consisted of a little bit of fruit, a bowl of cornflakes, some toast burnt on one side and uncooked on the other with a little bit of butter and jam and ONE cup of coffee. We booked for the beach barbecue on our first night, some time during the day, they decided to changed this to a hot buffet in the restaurant, but no one bothered to tell us. The buffet was surprisingly good a variety of Caribbean flavours and was very tasty. Our only other meal was a re-arranged beach barbecue, which was on our last night. I don't have a large appetite but I found the portions to be quite small.
Generally, the staff were excellent, being very friendly and they couldn't do enough to help, but unfortunately there was one exception. This person charged more than others at the bar and said that her prices were correct and the other people had charged the wrong price, about 7 or 8 minutes before the happy hour was due to end, I said that I would like more drink before the hour was up she said that by her clock the hour had ended. The bar clock was about 12 minutes fast and she never came back to serve me. What a pity that this one person can leave such a bad impression.
My room was fairly large, well furnished and extremely clean with a wonderful view over Morne Rouge beach, the room attendant was very pleasant and helpful. The sandy beach is fantastic with not many people on it, the hotel provided plenty of sunbeds but lack of shade was a problem on the beach in the middle of the day. I spent hours swimming up and down the beach in the warm Caribbean waters.
The hill has received many comments on these pages, it certainly pays to walk along the beach and take the long route up rather than walk up the steep drive. Every cloud has a silver lining and the hill helps to stop people from wandering from Grand Anse to what I consider to be the best beach on Grenada.
Outside of the hotel, you could hear dogs barking at any time of day or night, but fortunately the rooms are well sound proofed, so the noise was too much of a problem. Whilst, I experienced one of two problems, the quality of the room the friendly helpful nature of the staff (barring the exception) and the fantastic location means that I would stay here again.
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- Also Known As:
- Kalinago Beach Hotel St. George`s
- Kalinago Beach Resort Grenada/Saint George Parish