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“Very nice” 4 of 5 stars
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Le Grande Almandier
3.0 of 5 Inn   |   2 Hosang St. | Grande Riviere, Trinidad   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 North Coast B&B and Inns
San Fernando, San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago
1 review
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“Very nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Nice Staff. Everybody was friendly....Very reasonably priced and the breakfast was simply but tasty!! Oh the view and the turtles and stuff!! The bread they make is addictive and the view from the room was perfect

Going there again

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Fernando, Trinidad
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

It's like getting a dream vacation away from everything without ever setting foot on an airplane. Initially, the stay was supposed to be for one night, just to enjoy the turtle nesting and return home. However, that changed when we got there.The view from the room was amazing and the room in itself comfortable and cozy. If you never intended on over eating, that quickly changed as the food was comparable to any 4 or 5 star hotel....delicious and making you anticipate your next meal. The phones stayed on vibrate from Friday - Sunday, and we never missed the television or radio. Cherry was a gem, her warm personality encouraging you to stay. She even recommended some bar-be-que just out the road on Saturday at lunch time (which was to die for). At the end of the weekend, I couldnt say I was happy that work was the following day. We're heading back there soon...

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Seated directly across from the Mt Plasir Hotel, Le Grande Almandier is a nice place to stay. Rooms are pretty basic, but comfortable. The beds were especially nice. Staff can provide a crib on request for small children. There's even hammocks outside the rooms on the 2nd floor. A nice touch. This is the perfect location from which to see the turtles and lime on the beach. We found the staff to be very courteous and attentive. The turtles arrived by the bushel with at least 10-15 during the night and another 5 on the beach when we came back after 0530. The beach itself is technically closed from 6pm-6am, and you can't be on it without a permit and guide. Grande Riviere is absolutely worth the visit. This is the true Carib. No frills, no large resorts, and all with a relaxed vibe. Forget about internet and TV, while there is limited access to both, we didn't bother. Le Grande Alamanier was great, and if there's any issue to raise it would simply be that it's doesn't have direct ocean views. Aside from that, great place to stay. The staff there is the best you'll find of all the resorts in the area, and the food is great. If you really want to get away from all, head towards Grande Riviere.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

We stayed at the hotel for 1 night and part of a day. The food, staff, service and people was was excellent,especially Kaleen and Cherry ann. We went to see the nesting of the Leatherback Turtle...keeping this in mind the room was equipped with the essentials that was needed. (A shelf on the wall somewhere would be nice to rest some items.) Rooms were very clean.
The nesting of the Leatherback turtle is a joy to witness..it is incredible what this creature can do. If you love adventure, this is a spectacle you should not miss. Its a once in a life time experience.

Room Tip: Rooms 6,7,8, on the top floor is a good choice
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

Wendy and Cherry were absolutely amazing. From the start we were greeted with a warm smile and friendly service. We stayed at Le Grande Almandier for one night to watch the leatherback turtles come to shore and lay their eggs...it was an unexpected and unforgettable experience.
I had read the reviews prior to booking and they all had great things to say about the cook...and they weren't wrong. Breakfast was really good and dinner was amazing and most definitely worth the drive. A few tips: turtle season is from March to Sept. however the hatching of the eggs begins in June; its best to stay at Le Grande Almandier during the week and bring a red LED light in order to see the turtles at night. A must to visit!!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Trinidad
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22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

I have stayed here a few times . It's no Hilton ,the rooms are small but the reason to stay there is to see the Leatherback Turtles during the nesting season. The food is great. the service is very good.
If you are interested in a natural getaway to enjoy nature at it's best this is the place.
All said it is a very good place to stay.

Room Tip: The best time to stay here is during the Leatherback Turtle nesting season. Remember the rooms are...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

I agree with sheens311, acceptable hotel, in an ideal location and 'as good as it gets'. The drive here is an adventure - very windy roads, single track in a few places.

Four of us stayed in a room in the hotel. The room was basic and clean and we had a small rodent behind perspex in the eaves. We dined in the hotel, food was good. Breakfast was good too and included salt fish and smoked herring. We saw about 20 turtles coming ashore at 9-11pm. Well worth the visit.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Le Grande Almandier

Address: 2 Hosang St. | Grande Riviere, Trinidad
Location: Caribbean > Trinidad and Tobago > Trinidad > North Coast
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in North Coast
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Le Grande Almandier 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Le Grande Almandier Hotel North Coast
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