This is my second stay at the Palace.
I compare this to other stays at the Marriott, Embassy, Lidotel, Gran Melia and others.
The Caracas Palace is by far the best hotel in the city. North Americans and Europeans may be drawn to the familiar names of Marriott, Hilton, Renaissance, but those hotels have worse amenities, worse service, and are more expensive because they demand you pay with your credit card. Their rates ranges from $300 to $500.
The place lets you pay in Bolivares - change your US dollars with the hotel's taxi drivers, or others, and you will get $28 Bolivares rather than the official rate of 6.3. That makes the cost of this hotel about $130 a night, including breakfast, taxes and internet.
Service here is better than the other hotels. Superb service, excellent clean rooms. Wonderful pool/gym/steam room. I like the food here, and I am picky as a vegetarian and diabetic.
Great location at Altimira plaza.
Overall, I thought the Marriott had poor service and run-down rooms, the Lidotel is a dump with bad service, and ditto for the Gran Melia. The Renaissance is hugely overpriced at $400/night for a room you'd pay $150 a night for in the US.
Try the Caracas Palace, it really makes my like this city!!
- 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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