Hotel Restaurant Catimar
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Restaurant Catimar Catia La Mar
This quaint little hotel in Caracas is very close to the International Airport and offers convenient free shuttle buses to and from. The rooms aren't huge or fancy but they're clean and quiet and the air-conditioning works too well. The restaurant is very good and very affordable. It has the view of the little beach through the giant windows surrounding the dining room. The staff is helpful and attentive and the prices are very good.
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