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Review of Nelson's Place

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Nelson's Place
Ranked #3 of 16 Caracas B&B and Inns
Astoria, New York, United States
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“excellent”
Reviewed 2 March 2013

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.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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English first
Buenos Aires, Argentina
1 review
Reviewed 15 September 2012

I decided to visit some friends in Caracas at the very last minute. I contacted Nelson to book a stay in his apartment but unfortunately the place was not available. However, Nelson arranged everything for me and even got me a very good hotel in Altamira practically at the 11th hour, for which I'm extremely thankful. Nelson is, hands down, the best host you will find in Caracas. He and his driver, Luis, are both 100% recommendable, and you will definitely get extra peace of mind using their services.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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New York City, New York
Level 1 Contributor
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Reviewed 15 August 2012

Nothing beats Nelson's Place. It was clean and spacious. There was a full kitchen and a dining room with a television. Our room was nice and cool, with a computer for us to use. But best of all, is Nelson's hospitality. He took us all over Caracas and showed us things. If we had been left to our own, we wouldn't have know where it wouldn't be a good idea for us to visit. Nelson made our time in Caracas!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 June 2012

We stayed with Nelson for 3 nights when we first arrived in Venezuela. The 5 rating is really for Nelson himself as it wouldn't matter if he was offering a cardboard box it would be worthwhile for the peace of mind!

His apartment is spacious and there is a basic kitchen, bathroom and air-conditioning. It is located in a secure apartment building in the midst of shops and restaurants.

It was a great intro to Venezuela which can be daunting with all the travel warnings. Nelson went out of his way to help us get settled, and was a lovely host along with his wife Sara.

I highly recommend the driver service as Caracas airport is pretty intense to arrive into. It was a huge relief to know that someone was going to look after us at that point.

Please note: You need to bring enough US$ for your entire trip in Venezuela. Do not plan to use your credit card or money card at all as you will only get half the rate! Bring enough cash and exchange on the black market, Venezuela is an expensive place but it will be twice as expensive if you try to use your cards.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank kungfukitty_oz
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 17 May 2012

Nice rooms in a 3 bedrooms apartment. Nelson is an American/Venezuelan. He was very helpful. The place is clean and nice and near train stations and market and shopping mall. Perfect location.
He arranged for transportation to airports and gave map for Caracas.
I would stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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Thank Amy592104
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2012

We strongly recommend Nelson's place, because of the most important - you really can rely on him. Venezuela is a little bit difficult for foreigners, especially if you don't speak the language. Except that he spent a lot of time giving additional information and advices to us, he helped us, when we were in a difficult situation. When coming back to Caracas, our bus was late with 3 hours and we were in a hurry not to miss our flight. We didn't have enough local money to pay for the taxi to the airport and Nelson came to meet us at the bus station and change us the money.
Once again, thank you very much Nelson!!!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Petya A
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2012

I must confess I was a bit scared of going to Caracas, but once I knew I was staying at Nelson's Place I felt the trip was going to be better... and indeed it was! The place is very well located, close to everything important, and easily accesible through the metro. The place has got everything you might need. But the best of it, you really feel safe there! Nelson and his family made sure I had everything I needed. They are so helpful! They make you feel at home. If i go to Caracas again I have no doubt.. Ill stay at Nelson's Place again. Im actually telling all my friends who are travelling there. Gracias Nelson!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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3 Thank Oscar P
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Additional Information about Nelson's Place

Property: Nelson's Place
Address: Sabana Grande, Caracas 1050, Venezuela
Region: Venezuela > Capital Region > Caracas > Sabana Grande
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Caracas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Nelson`s Place Hotel Caracas

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