Hotel La Floresta

Av. Avila Sur, Altamira, Caracas, Central Venezuela, Venezuela | Hotel
 

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Our first farewells

A travel blog entry by kirstinf on Apr 15, 2014

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This one will be short and sweet. We had two nights and one full day in Caracas, one of the political hotspots in Venezuela right now. In fact, only 200m up the road from our hotel was one of the primary protesting spots. We arrived into Caracas Sunday afternoon around 17:30, seeing riot police on just about every corner in the hotel and restaurant …

3. Leaving Caracas

A travel blog entry by kesvic2013 on Sep 13, 2013

On our last full day in Caracas we started off as normal with dry scrambled eggs and toast. Not gonna miss that. We then decided to explore the Parque del Este, recommended by Nelson. On first glance the park did not appear to be that interesting - grass, people etc. But on following the signs we found our way to the aviary. Whilst caged birds are …

2. Whirlwind tour of Caracas

A travel blog entry by kesvic2013 on Sep 12, 2013

We touched down in Caracas at about 5.00am unsure of what/who awaited us. We cleared immigration without too much fuss and got our bags. Before going through to arrivals we had to re-scan all our luggage - not too much of a problem for us but the woman in front with 5 suitcases and a dog struggled a little.

When we came out we waited by …

Venezuela - Caracas and Merida

A travel blog entry by nomadic1

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... be eliminated. One of the local reporters came over to interview me after the game with her camera man and his bright lights tagging along. She was drop dead gorgeous and asked me several football related questions in heavily accented English. I answered her football questions and then she stuck the microphone back in my face after asking me if I had a Venezuelan girlfriend. I was struck speechless. I started to splutter out a no but before I could she yanked the microphone back and ...

The bikes have arrived, hurrah

A travel blog entry by 50odd

... and costs just under 400 for the 2 of us, which compared to many others is pretty good.

Petrol is cheaper than water here and currently works out at 7pence a gallon! Import duties, however, are extremely high, so people can afford to drive but only big, old, gas guzzlers, that sound like they are doing about 5 miles to the gallon, but that doesn't matter if it's only just over a dollar to fill the thing up.

While ...

Location

This hotel, located in the La Floresta area of Caracas, is near Parque del Este, Plaza de Altamira, Centro Sambil, and Hacienda Floresta.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel La Floresta Caracas

    Reviewed by ongkenyong

    Just OK

    Reviewed May 14, 2012
    by (13 reviews) Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia Flag of Malaysia

    Pretty much the only good thing about this place is its location in Altamira. The hotel itself is old. The room we got had old-school slanting window panes which do not fully close properly. As a result, you can hear noise from the street, even up on the 9th floor. Room TV is small, but there are many channels (mostly Spanish) with cable TV. Location wise is great, just south of Altamira subway which is considered a safer area in Caracas (relative to other areas, but we still made sure to stick indoors at night). Within walking distance, there is a supermarket about 3 blocks west and the terminal for Expresos Ejecutivos, a premium bus company which services other cities in Venezuela. It is more expensive, but definitely nicer buses and safer. Their operations is like an airline, with proper checked baggage counters and ticket confirmations. From my experience, we found other passengers who appear more affluent and able to speak some English.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by heatheravan

    Basic But Acceptable

    Reviewed Nov 12, 2011
    by (63 reviews) Denham, Shark Bay , Australia Flag of Australia

    We were on the tenth (top) floor 108, no real view, 2 smallish rooms one double one single, tired but clean. Free slow WIFI in the room. Friendly english speaking reception. Bathroom has hot water. Aircon and TV. Located in a safe part of the city, no problems walking around during the day. Friendly staff in shopping area. Restaurant near hotel has an english speaking cashier.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel La Floresta Caracas

    2.50 of 5 stars Fair

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