An October 2003 trip
to Caracas by maynard7
Quote: Nine day visit to Caracas.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 26, 2004
Hotel La Mirage
Prolongacion Sur Avenida Las Acacias
793 27 33
Member Rating 2 out of 5 on January 26, 2004
Ave. Las Palmas (La Habana)
793 78 11
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 26, 2004
Calle San Antonio
762 54 94
Other than the phone ordeal, the room was fairly attractive, but nothing special considering the price in this third world country. In November 2003, it was 45,000 Bolivares per night (US$28). There was no hot water in my room, despite the giant hot water tank that was in the hallway (the hot water heater was working, but never reached my room). The "cold" water from the faucet was nearly warm because of the climate, so I dealt with that.
If you want to be in the Altamira neighborhood, this hotel is probably the best budget choice. It's on a quiet small street. They are located next door to a school, which started using its public address system at 7am, then again around 11am . . . keep this in mind if you like to sleep late. At least you won't have any traffic noise at this place. It’s one block from the Altamira subway station, near the Teatro Altamira.
Ave Felix Sosa, Altamira Sur
267 42 55
Sabas Nieves Vegetarian Restaurant
Calle Pascual Navarro, Qta Jenny #12
Attraction | "Aerial cable car ride to Mount Avila"
Altamira; San Bernardino;