I wish I had had the benefit of a review or two before going to Caracas, so for others that follow, here was our experience. The Hotel Altamira was in an area close to the Metro, a plus.
Otherwise, for the price, it's what most travelers might call substandard. While not actually dirty, it did seem clean either. There was hair on my pillow case, not sure if the maid dropped it or did not bother to change the pillowcase. The bathroom had no mirror, very aggravating, and our air conditioner did not work but it made a bunch of noise. They do not have rooms with double beds, just rooms with two twins, and very small rooms at that. The desk help was not too helpful, either. They answered questions but did not go out of their way to help much. The wake up call of course never came, which we really did not expect. This may be the best Caracas has to offer for mod. priced hotels, and it had great hot water and it was safe.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This is a typical Andean hacienda, with an enchanting green patio that evokes the colonial style. The Posada has a native and rustic charm. There are ten rooms with en-suite bathroom and a ceiling fan in two different colonial houses available for our guests. Hammocks are also available, our guests typically like to use them for a nap in the afternoon or to read a book. Our little restaurant offers our guests local specialties. This Posada is a good starting point for ornithologists, because the Andean cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola Peruviana), as well as Quetzals and Tucans can be found nearby. You can also take wonderful walks through the cloud forest in the Venezuelan Andes. ... more less