Hotel Phoenicia Suite and Lounge
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Phoenicia Suite and Lounge Paramaribo
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... preparing for restoration, such as the dilapidated police station near the Cathedral.
When we arrived we sat at a table on the patio that overlooks the Suriname River. It was very relaxing, in part, because it was so quiet.
We both opted for a glass of Merlot. For lunch we both had fish and chips. Shortly after we placed the order I realized I did not have much Surinamese cash with me. I asked the waitress if the restaurant ...
... checking in I made arrangements for a walking tour the following day. At about $175 SRD ($55) I was a little nervous, wondering if the tour would really be worth that much money.
Normally when I am here I stay in the hotel for dinner. This time I decided to live on the edge and go into town.
I had the front desk hail a taxi. The car was at the hotel within a minute or two. A few minutes and $20 SRD later ...
... In the afternoon I was so full of energy, I HAD to go for a run. I had plotted a 6km run, I'm always fit enough anyway.. ummm... Halfway there my lungs were suffering because I had forgotten how humid it is here. Underestimated it too. Ooops, hmm. I made an earlier turn, and ended up running around in a residential area- not bad. (Living here doesn't look so bad, as long as houses are waterproof. Might be useful in ...
During this trip I noticed several things that are much different from Guyana:
- Squared off telephone poles (I am not sure why they spend the effort to do that)
- Raised garbage bins in front of virtually every residence and business
- Roads are in much better repair
- Very few feral dogs
- Animals are behind fences - very few horses, goats, etc. ...
... a great night sleep with the AC on, I did remember dreaming about being robbed and telling guy who was robbing me, that I have already been robbed but he can have my camera and phone. He looks at them and moans they are broken and so walks off. But, this morning, my phone turns on again!! It wasn't essential, but pretty handy to have a phone just in case, I've got two Sim cards so if the worst happens, at least I have a phone, by the worst, ...