NICE BUILDING, SHAME ABOUT THE NEIGHBOURHOOD
Posted Oct 24, 2012 on Hotels
We stayed in this hotel for one night as a stopover between a holiday in Curacao and returning home to London. It was advertised as 'close to the airport' and we chose it for this and the aiprort shuttle service (which comes at a cost). It is 19 kms from the airport and whilst the arrival journey was ok, getting back to the airport the following afternoon was a nightmare due to traffic. The hotel is quite an nice building but surrounded by a rundown, derelict area (like many parts or Caracas). The room was comfortable, with quite good facilities, but the quality was quite poor (by European standards). Main complaints were that, at one point, the water supply to the shower and basin disappeared (hot and cold), there were no hangers in the wardrobe and one of the bedside lights didn't work. Coffee making facilities were provided but with no milk or cream. However, although we arrived very late (around 9.30 PM), we received a nice welcome and complimentary drinks from the staff and were allowed to check out at 2 PM, rather than the stated time of 11.30 AM, which was nice. We also received a free breakfast, although I think the hotel just forgot to charge us for it.