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Playa Grande Caribe Hotel & Marina
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Catia La Mar
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This hotel es kind of clean, and service is inexistent. If you need to spend one night at the Maiquetia International Airport and there is no other option around or you have a very limited budget and need just to survive around, this might be an option. But do not expect a good service hotel. Simply a clean bead and a clean bathroom (but lack of energy and lack of water is a possibility).

  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled with family
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Thank Pedro J
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Reviewed 2 April 2016

We arrived while the power was out and it was suggested that we go to the bar. Beer is listed on the drinks list, but they do not sell it. And then the lifts stopped working. This morning for breakfast we sat opposite a staff member in uniform while she had the same breakfast as us, presumably free, and she had a cappuccino in a cup while we drank coffee from a thermos in plastic cups. Wifi in the rooms still does not happen - I doubt that it ever has. Staff attitude stinks. We had the same room twice within a week - no light or lamp working in the bedroom. The room was clean.

Stayed: March 2016
Thank IvanAus
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Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

Distance from airport: closer, good option if you have to wait for your connection

Pool: 3 different pools, great for kids

Beach: horrible, dirty, you could see the trash swimming!!!

Food: not good not bad...

Rooms: comfortable

Wifi: does not work! Cero interest to solve the problems related with.


Stayed: July 2015
Thank Jaime Alexander C
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Reviewed 3 October 2014

I tend to bring some tourists to this hotel when they arrive to Venezuela one night before of the rest of the group or when they need to be in Caracas a night before their international flight.

The last time I was there was the night of the 1st of October of 2014 with 1 Danish tourist who was leaving the country the next day. This is what I have to say about it:

1.- Location relative to the airport. Even when its not located right in the next corner from the airport, the hotel is pretty nearby from it.
2.- Restaurant. Despite many people's opinions I keep thinking the food in the restaurant is good and I am not afraid of taking my tourists from everywhere in the world to this place, feeling confident enough to know they would like the food there.
3.- Swimming pool area. Every person I bring to this hotel falls in love with the swimming pool area and enjoy a nice day or half a day in it. It is relaxing, beautiful and you definitely don't feel like wasting time while laying under the sun with a drink in your hand while waiting for the time to go to the airport.

1.- Price: It seems like this hotel has seen better days and even though they have updated a number of rooms, it seems to be pretty expensive for what they offer. However, I guess they are investing at the moment and it is supposed to get better soon.
2.- Internet: They have some internet access through WiFi in the restaurant and the reception area but the last time I was there it wasn't available in the room. I consider this to be a very important service nowadays.
3.- Taxi service: The hotel does not have a taxi service on its own, they hire taxis they call on the phone and sometimes these taxis are not what is expected for the guests who pay for and expect a 3* or a 4* service. I would highly recommend them to get the number of a better taxi service.

If you are looking for a hotel to be comfortable in which once you check in you have everything you need without having to get out from and not further than 15 minutes driving away from the airport, this place is definitely a good option.
In general, you can tell the hotel is not anymore what it has been in the past, but it isn't the worst option out there.
I just hope they keep investing in updates and eventually recover some of its past glory.

Room Tip: They have been updating some rooms in the upper floors (These ones are a little more pricey). I reco...
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  • Stayed: October 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

we were stucked in caracas and LUFTHANSA got us this hotel. This hotel is far away from 5 star or even far away to be names as "Hotel". Rooms are dirty, old and everything is kind of broken. But the worst part was the "Restaurant". We got two dishes which were even below the dignity of a dog. Cold, oily (old oil) and it took very long to serve the dishes. This food was only an insult to our humanity.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Alex200002014
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Additional Information about Playa Grande Caribe Hotel & Marina

Address: Av. Principal de Puerto Viejo, Urbanizacion Puerto Viejo | Catia La Mar Estado Vargas, Catia La Mar 1162, Venezuela
Region: Venezuela > Capital Region > Catia La Mar
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Catia La Mar
Price Range: €20 - €94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Playa Grande Caribe Hotel & Marina 4*
Number of rooms: 107
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