We stayed at Casa Trudel for 10 days and would have happily stayed longer, unfortunately, they were previously booked for Semana Santa. Though we moved on to other accommodations, we continued to visit Casa Trudel regularly. Dan and Kira were fabulous hosts. They embraced us; we felt part of the family. We were invited to dinner with their family (at Dan's favourite restaurant), attended a birthday party and dinner (local cuisine) for staff hosted by Casa Trudel, visited Kira's mother at her home a few times and traveled the island most days with Kira's sister, Karina as our guide. Our goal was to experience the history and culture of Isla Margarita. With the help of Dan, Kira and Karina, this visit exceeded our expectations.
Our room, adjacent to the pool, was clean and comfortable complete with A/C, refrigerator and private washroom. A hearty breakfast was served daily on the second floor terrace overlooking the street. This area also housed a fully equipped kitchen where we often cooked our lunches and dinners. We particularly enjoyed overlooking the street and experiencing local life from the safety of the terrace each morning and night. Mornings, we were awakened early by the sounds of the local rooster announcing sunrise or the fish vender selling his wares on the street. After breakfast we walked the 5 or 10 minutes to Playa El Agua, dropped our laundry on the way and strolled along the beach for another hour or two. We regularly stopped at one of the local restaurants for a café con leche and enjoyed watching the street and beach action. Evenings were often spent around the pool with other guests reminiscing about the days adventures. Many thanks to Dan and Kira for your hospitality and assistance during our time in Isla Margarita and to Karina for ensuring that we saw all the island's highlights.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 10 spacious poolside & villa rooms with pool located in a tropical villa just 5 minutes walk to Playa El Agua beach - A/C, kitchen, fridge, microwave, blender, toaster, coffee maker, electric grill oven, electric sandwich maker, DirecTV, Free DSL Internet & Wi-Fi, king size beds, free continental breakfast & affordable prices! The best deal in Playa El Agua! We are very sorry children under 8 years of age are not permitted. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Casa Trudel Margarita Island/Playa El Agua, Venezuela