11 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
A wonderful holiday at the Calabash
"It was our first time in Grenada and at the Calabash Hotel. We chose this hotel because we don't like big hotels. Everything about this hotel was superb. The setting was idyllic, the rooms were beautiful and very clean. We really enjoyed having our breakfast served on the balcony, it was so relaxing and peaceful eating in the sunshine. The food at the beach bar and the restaurant was simply out of this world and all the staff were delightful, so friendly and helpful. Weather was beautiful so all in all we had a perfect holiday and we will certainly go back again."
- Travel date: 4th January 2016
Lap of Luxury
"When we entered our room I thought "Oh yeah". We were in #28. The spread, curtains, and pillows were all matching in a beautiful turquoise, blue, white and lime green pattern and they made use of those glass cubes for some of the windows. Furnished very modern, there was a separate sitting area with the television and mini bar. The bed was comfortable and there were two air conditioners! It was really nice just to relax in this room because it was so comfortable. Your breakfast menu was requested the night before. At your requested hour, they would deliver and set up breakfast on your private outside patio. Now that's what I call room service. We didn't eat dinner here because they requested the men to wear trousers and that didn't fit into our relaxation plans, but, we had lunch at the beach restaurant and it was very good. Try the Coronation Chicken, chicken salad in curried mayonaise, yummy. The only reason I didn't give this place an excellent was because the water pressure in the shower was pretty bad as well as for the bidet which made it inoperable. Their taxi driver Matthew was excellent."
- Travel date: 6th November 2005
Wonderful hideaway hotel in beautiful grenada
"We stayed a week at the calabash during the rainy season and had a wonderful time. personally I don't think I would go to the carribean again in the rainy season as previous years we've gone when the weather has been better - but that was our choice and we know for next time! Despite the rainy downpours we did have a lot of sun as well and it didn't spoil our holiday. Despite the hurricane damage Grenada is a great island to visit. We did the full day island tour which was excellent and includes visits to all the major sights and a lovely lunch overlooking the sea in a beautiful garden. It seems that very few visitors are going to Grenada at the moment - there were only half a dozen tourists on our flight and the hotel was half full. If you worried about hurricane damage - don't be. Go there whilst you have got the island to yourselves! Don't try and drive around as there are no street or road signs and the maps are not 100% accurate, take taxis instead they are not expensive. We went to the capital for an afternoon and looked around the market, harbour, fish market, museum etc - a great afternoon if you want to see the real grenada, again there were hardly any tourists. Grenada is a great place for a quiet holiday, if you are looking for nightlife or razzmattazz you may be better at one of the bigger carribean islands -but Grenada suited us perfectly. The calabash was a lovely hotel. The rooms are like small cottages overlooking the gardens and sea - excellent views. They are furnished in quite a traditional carribean style of a 3* type but spacious with large balcony and bathroom and very good aircon. Take some ear plugs as the frogs outside are very noisy! The beach is very pretty although not as amazing as you may get at some other carribean locations and the snorkelling is not fantastic as there is no reef. There is a dive school there which does snorkel and dive trips. The hotel had lots of nice touches like bringing you canapes in your room in the evening, serving afternoon tea and cake etc, service is very friendly and you are made to feel very welcome. Breakfast being served on the balcony was a really nice touch and not something I have experienced anywhere else. The restaurant was excellent with top notch food. We were expecting it to be a gary rhodes restaurant but apparently he is not involved any more. It doesn't matter as everything we had was excellent. They often have live music whilst you eat as well which was a nice touch. We also ate at True Blue which was good and would recommend the sunday lunch bbq at aquarium restaurant, right on the beach so you can snorkel before and after! they had a jazz band playing as well and it was a really nice afternoon out. Overall I would say Calabash was an excellent choice if you want a small, boutique style, quiet hotel with great food in a lovely location on a fantastic island!"
- Travel date: 13th September 2005
Loved The Calabash Hotel
"The Calabash Hotel was a wonderful experience. My wife and I spent 9 days at the hotel and it was fantastic. The Calabash Hotel is a 5 star hotel with service that matched. The rooms were very spacious with a fully stocked mini-bar. You can also upgrade to a suite style room which is bigger and has a full kitchen. Every guest has there own maid which cleans your room and prepares your breakfast every morning and delivers breakfast to your room at a time designated by you. Lunch is served under a shed located on the beach and dinner is served under a bigger shed a short walk from the beach. The food was great but dinner was amazing. This is a very relaxing and quiet hotel, however full day tours of the island are available. Depending on the time of the year, a few of the tours are cancelled due to lack of interest. One full day tour pratically covers the entire island. The locals are very friendly and everyone speaks whether they know you or not. US dollars are welcomed by almost everyone. The negatives was the flooding and mosquitoes. We visited during the rainy season, so that was a bit our fault. Air Jamaica was another story, however even after we checked out and the airline delayed our flight 9 hours while at the airport, the Calabash welcomed my wife and I back and upgraded us to a suite room while we waited for our flight to leave for free. If you are looking for a nice relaxing getaway with allstar accomandations, Grenada and the Calabash Hotel is a winner."
- Travel date: 17th July 2005
"We stayed at the Calabash during the 'rainy' season in 2005 and had the most wonderful time. Occasional short cooling showers were appreciated to interupt the hot sunny days. The hotel was amazing, every detail was carefully thought of and staff could not have been more polite. Breakfast on your private balcony, 11.00 am drinks on the beach, afternoon tea and cakes followed by canapes delivered to your room at 6.00 pm, all at no extra charge. The Gary Rhodes restaurant is also great with fresh food and specials changing every day. The Island is quite rural still and was supposedly damaged quite badly during the hurrican last year, not many traces of this are remaining and a splendid job has been made of clearing and restoring this beautiful place. I would also recommend a dolphin watching expedition which was simply breathtaking. A trip to La Luna for dinner is also a must with its lovely beach side location and relaxed chilled out ambience. A word of caution- do not try and export the overproof 'rivers rum' out of the country, something we only found out at check in! I would recommed the Calabash to anyone taking a trip to Grenada and we will definately return."
- Travel date: 2nd July 2005
"We had a great stay at the Calabash and I would thouroughly reccomend it. The location is lovely, right on the beach and with only 30 or so rooms everywhere is peaceful. The food in the Rhodes restaurant is extremely good!! We also tried some other restaurants, The Beach House and True Blue restaurants were both fantastic and good value for money. We hope to go again soon!"
- Travel date: 27th April 2005
Visit Grenada before everyone else catches on!
"My friend and I have recently returned from a two centre holiday in Antigua and Grenada. We had a fabulous time in both: We loved every minute of our stay at Calabash (a superior suite was well worth the extra money) - from breakfast and evening canapes served on our terrace to the enormous walk-in wardrobe! The staff were great and the taxis booked via the hotel were brilliant. A highlight of the trip was a wonderful day trip by 10-seater plane to Union island to sail on a schooner through the Grenadine islands - FANTASTIC! Yes, Grenada suffered terribly from last year's hurricane, but it is still a beautiful and interesting island to visit - we had Grand Anse beach almost to ourselves - so go now, before it gets busy again."
- Travel date: 3rd April 2005
Lived up to expectations
"Stayed at Calabash in April 2004 - it lived up to our expectations as the service was impeccable - our room was a little outdated but very comfortable - breakfasts are served on your terrace - the beach is so quiet and the pool hardly used - we had it to ourselves on one day - the food at the Rhodes Restaurant is fabulous - and the staff are all very very helpful - would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a low key stylish friendly hotel"
- Travel date: 24th July 2004
Classy but friendly
"Stayed February 2004. This is a perfect hotel for excellent friendly service and accommodation. The beach is a little small but even when the hotel is full far from crowded. The maid service at breakfast a nice touch. The Rhodes restaurant generally very good but they did have problems on a busy Valentines day. perhaps the meal choice could have been better. Staff were almost all first class-from Cynthia our maid to Ron the security guy. Would definitely recommend if you want good standards and not too much nightlife"
- Travel date: 1st March 2004
"This is truly one of the best hotels that I have ever stayed in. The accomodation and food is 110% and the staff, especially reception, were 120%.My partner and I are gay and were made to feel very welcome, without rasied eyebrows or the like. I recommend this hotel as a "must stay" if visiting Greneda."
- Travel date: 23rd February 2004
A perfect romantic getaway !
"We married at the Calabash Hotel in April 2002 and it was the perfect setting for a intimate & private wedding. We stayed in a pool suite, which had a private plunge pool at the back of the room. It was great to relax there in the afternoon to cool down from the mid-day sun. The room also had a seperate sitting area, with CD Player. The staff at the Calabash are very friendly and they make you feel right at home. Considering it's THE best hotel on the island, it has a very laidback atmosphere and does not feel formal in any way. Your choice of breakast is prepared every morning by your own private maid and laid out for you on your patio in which you enjoy the wonderful tranquil views of the beach. In the afternoon, afternoon tea is served and at 6pm canapes are delivered to your room. There is one restaurant at the hotel and the food is excellent. There is usually entertainment at the restaurant but it very low key and it makes a perfect intimate atmosphere. All in all a truely amazing place !!"
- Travel date: 10th October 2003
Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel is also called
- the calabash hotel
- calabash hotel st georges