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Reviewed 28 December 2015

Stayed here 3 nights in total - 1 then 2 - weeks later - they stored our extra luggage as there is such a small weight limit going into the interior Good rooms Good breakfast We had one lunch included, but we were late arriving and they transferred it into dinner - which was greatly appreciated Nice friendly staff

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Thank you we are glad that not only did you enjoy your stay, but were pleased we the little extras, such as your luggage storage and changing you lunch! We are always willing to accommodate guests' requests whenever possible

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 28 December 2015

My overall assessment of this place is "average", at best. As highly rated as this small Guyanese hotel is (for which I am unclear), I found it to be an interesting, charming place, but a bit cold and unprofessional. That said, it could be so much better! Rooms could be better appointed with some additional art work, the ambience could...

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3Thank Jeffrey A
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Jeffrey, I am glad you found Cara Lodge charming - it is indeed a beautiful building full of history and charm. Unfortunately, Guyana as a whole still suffers with internet issues, but continue to seek the best option for our guests and the hotel. We strive to teach our staff to be the most client-oriented possible and know that we...

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Reviewed 9 December 2015

we stayed here for a total of 3 nights. the hotel is nice but the resturant is quite expensive and not very good. if you need to eat there are a ton of places within walking distance. its a very pretty hotel and you will feel comfortable staying here.

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Shaun, Owner at Cara Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Tasha Thank you for your review and we are happy that you thought it was a nice hotel. We are obviously concerned about you restaurant comments and would love to have more information. Please reach out to me on shaun@carahotels,com so we can discuss further. It is only through feedback from our valued customers that we can improve on...

May Pen, Jamaica
Reviewed 4 November 2015

As an airline pilot,work takes me quite frequently to Guyana.Lovely country with wonderful people. The highlight of my trips to this wonderful country is my stay at the Cara Lodge. Located in the heart of the capital Georgetown, the Cara offers top class hospitality with a rustic charm. The Cara is my home away from home. Errol Gordon Fly Jamaica...

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England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2015

We had 2 short stays at this charming hotel which was formerly a colonial villa that has since been extended. Comfortable rooms with good air con mini bar and safe. Friendly staff throughout the establishment and close to the city centre. Bar and restaurant both well up to standard. Overall a great starting point to kick off a tour into...

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Shaun, Owner at Cara Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Adrian for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your stays with us.

SAINT PETERSBURG
Reviewed 27 September 2015

I stayed here a total of 3 nights, as part of an organized group tour so had no problems with check-in or checkout. One lady in the group came early and complained she was overcharged compared to the quoted price. Walking around Georgetown, I did not see any foreign tourists yet this hotel was full of tourists. It is a...

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3Thank ERIC S
Georgetown, Guyana
Reviewed 14 September 2015

I went to Cara Lodge outdoor bar/restaurant to celebrate my friend's 50th Birthday. The atmosphere was lovely, quiet (no loud, overpowering music) and the waiter and food was excellent. I am a regular at the Bottle restaurant inside but outside was just as good.

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Westbury, New York
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Comfortable hotel for transitional stay in the middle of town. The 3 star was based on furniture/bathroom that needed updating in the room, but the British colonial structure is one of it's kind in Guyana that should be preserved. The staff was friendly, and the food was good as well.

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Punta Arenas, Chile
Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

I spent few nights in this hotel. Atmosphere is very nice, it seems to be back few centuries. If you have the room close to the street you may hear some noise during the night, and a lot of noise after 7 am. Rooms are comfortable, restaurant menu not very extended. They didn't have plug adaptor for the room, make...

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4Thank ziozago
Georgetown, Guyana
Reviewed 30 August 2015

I stayed at the Cara lodge for a few nights on business. The room was very comfortable and cleaned, and the staff helpful,kind and welcoming. I also appreciated the breakfast every morning with fresh fruits and other choices. Not very impressed by the patisserie though. In general I am very pleased with my stay. The only negative note is that...

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Shaun, Owner at Cara Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for you kind words. Apologies for the problems with the Internet during your stay but I am happy to report that we have just completed a total upgrade of our internet system which is now more reliable and faster. I certainly hope we will have the opportunity ti welcome you back again to Cara Lodge. Regards Shaun

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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The history aficionado will appreciate a stay at Cara Lodge, Guyana. It is one of the oldest and grandest structures in Georgetown, and is the best known and most popular hotel in Guyana. Cara Lodge was built in the 1840s and originally consisted of two houses. It has a long and romantic history and was the home of the first Lord Mayor of Georgetown. Over the years, the property has been visited by many dignitaries including King Edward VII who stayed at the house in 1923. He was of course later to abdicate and marry the American Wallis Simpson. Other dignitaries have included President Jimmy Carter in 1996, HRH Prince Charles in April 2000, HRH Prince Andrew in 2004 and Mick Jagger in 2005. This magnificent home turned hotel offers the tradition and nostalgia of a bygone era, complete with service and comfort of the most luxurious of hotels, all in a most congenial family atmosphere. Our signature dining establishment, the Bottle Restaurant, has been hailed as the best restaurant in the capital. It is open for lunch and dinner everyday, except Sundays. At Cara Lodge, we have worked hard to create a setting that is the perfect marriage of old world charm and contemporary comfort – ideal for the traveller wishing to experience a taste of Guyana’s past, and the business person wishing modern-day amenities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cara Lodge

Address: 294 Quamina St, Georgetown, Guyana
Region: Guyana > Demerara-Mahaica > Georgetown
Price Range: €124 - €149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cara Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 38
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Cara Lodge Guyana/Georgetown
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