I stayed here for 10 days with a friend finishing up school on the island. The small apartment style rooms have a breathtaking view of the ocean, but there are some notable limitations - we never had hot water as for the first 5 days we were there the element was burnt in the tank and once repaired kept blowing the fuse if used while running the air conditioner (and not running the a/c was not an option!); no hot plate or microwave; no toilet paper provided; bathroom window was broken open so this made keeping the rest of the place cool a challenge.
The owner was very nice and apologetic but the wifi promised upon booking never worked the entire duration of our stay and the restaurant was almost never open.
I didn't have any issues with rodents or cockroaches, however if you didn't clean up leftover food properly ants were a problem.
For my first visit to Grenada I was a bit surprised that my friend, who had lived there for two years, had booked us here but after a few days it was obvious that this is not a place that caters to tourists and frankly, unless you are a certain level of wealthy and can afford a stay at a resort like the Spice Island Resort or Mt. Cinnamon, anywhere you rent short term at a rate this cheap (50$ USD/night) is going to have its limitations.
It's a beautiful island with a lovely locals. Depending on your travel style, you may have everything you need to enjoy yourself at this hotel. I think it's important for me to note that we had laptops, iPhones, etc among our baggage and nothing was stolen and we never once felt unsafe during our stay.
Rooms were cleaned three times a week and towels and sheets were also changed.
*N.B. When you arrive in Grenada you must give immigration the address where you are staying - the trick? There are no addresses in Grenada, you should be able to provide a hotel name or the name and town name of whoever you are staying with otherwise you may be denied entry (my friend forgot this and I had to wait until the entire plane was processed before going out to meet them with the customs officer to prove I wasn't lying).
Also, beware bringing in electronics like computers and iPhones, they may tax you to bring them into the country and it can get pricey.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Unobstructed oceanfront apartments, finest Caribbean cuisine, exotic buccaneer drinks, superb customer service, very affordable prices, wireless internet cafe. We are conveniently located within the walking distance of public transportation, 5 minutes from sandy beaches, and 20 minutes away from lush rainforests. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lexus Hotel St. George`s
- Lexus Inn Grenada/Saint George Parish