caracas is a bit tricky, but with nelson's help it is very manageable. nelson helps you in ways that hotels will not. he provides fair currency exchange, and he is genuinely concerned about the safety of his guests. he will help you decide exactly which places to visit and when, and how to navigate the city safely.
bolivares are useless outside venezuela, so you do not want too many with leftovers when you leave. nelson exchanged dollars/bolivares as i needed them, which was a tremendous convenience.
there are nicer places to stay i am sure, but the value of safe and reliable airport pickup, currency exchange, and security advice from an english speaker, make nelsons place a spectacular value. also his place is very near the metro station, making the city very accessible, basically for free. i told him he should raise prices for his place, but he wasnt interested, he really is motivated not by the money, but by the desire to be helpful to travelers.
terrific place to stay and i would stay definitely stay again. thanks nelson.
- Also Known As:
- Nelson`s Place Hotel Caracas