I had a very comfortable stay in this hotel, which is located in one of the more pleasant (and safer) parts of Caracas.
I stayed in a double room, which was of a good size - immaculately clean, comfortable bed, cable TV with English language and Spanish channels, lots of storage space, in-room safe, a large bathroom with separate shower and a bath (which is pretty small).
Rooms also have a free internet connection, but in some rooms you can use wifi, in others it only works with a cable - you might want to think about this in terms of whether you bring a tablet or a laptop. Still, you can always use the wifi elsewhere in the hotel.
The hotel has a great pool, which is located on a terrace overlooking Altamira Square. The pool is of a good size, with plenty of space to lounge, and never seemed that busy. There is also a well-equipped gym.
The restaurant is not particularly adventurous - standard South American buffet for breakfast, with lots of fruit, cereals, eggs and meats. The lunchtime and evening meals on offer are decent - I'm not much of a foodie, so it was fine for me. I think if you're someone who wants first-class cuisine, you'll be disappointed.
The staff were pleasant - especially the maids - and were always happy to help. Caracas can be a dangerous city, but I felt safe here, and the hotel is directly opposite a metro station if you want to explore. I happily walked the surrounding neighbourhood during the day, and there are a number of cafes and bars close by - but don't get too complacent, as it can be dangerous at night, so keep your wits about you avoid walking at night if you can.
I would definitely stay here again - and if you choose to, ask for a room on a high floor, as there are some great views across the city from this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Caracas Palace, the most luxurious hotel in Caracas offers the perfect location across Plaza Altamira, in the fashionable Altamira district, in the midst of the city's leading commercial and residential areas. Guest rooms offer views to the plaza and the city surroundings. Facilities include three restaurants, a state of the art SPA, a health fitness club including indoor and outdoor pools, extensive meeting and banquet space, and a business centre. ... more less
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