Value Score Poor Value
Good For Couples
I haven't stayed here, but have been here dozens of times for social events. The hotel is luxiurious but a little older than some. It has a lot of history to it. The pool area is lovely and there is a great little restaurant out there poolside. The facilities seem to cater to both Spanish and English speakers, with a nice little bookstore inside. The food for our socials has been average, but the food by the pool was delicious.
Friends who have stayed there say the rooms are a bit cramped, being older, and a bit run down.
Still, this is a very nice facility and it is in a very nice and safe part of town.
You are very close to Las Mercedes in this hotel, but you will do well if you have a car, as the hotel sits up on a hill and it is not the easiest thing to walk to and from the hotel. It is possible, but not easy....
Directions: Drive down Avenida Principal until it ends and you are looking at the Autopista. You turn right and immediately move to the left turn lane. Turn left and head up the hill .... this is the driveway to the hotel.
Still one of the best in Caracas
The Tamanaco in the upscale Mercedes neighboorrhood is still one of the best options if you are in Caracas for business or pleasure, even though the recent renovations cannot hide the fact that it is well over 50 years old.
The service is excellent as are the restaurant, the pool and the overall location of the Tamanaco.
Unique Quality: Pool, and the great views overlooking the city.
If I could afford a 5*s hotel, I would come here.
No doubt. The Tamanaco (Tamanaco was the name of one of our more fierce chief indians during conquering times) is the 5 ***** stars hotel in Caracas with more history and histories. Every important person who came to Caracas in the XX century -and could pay for it- arrived at El Tamanaco.
It has the best view of the city and all of the facilities (including tennis)...
It has plenty of cultural, social, economic, etc activities in many of the conferece rooms it has.
But the room area is private and you cant hear any noise.
Unique Quality: The food is very good. Breakfast are great.
They have a famous pizza place (made in wooden oven) next to the pool. That is the only thing I dont like about this hotel, because when the pizza finally makes is to the table, it is always cold.
The Tamanaco is located in a hill, right bellow there are two big and fancy shoping malls: Paseo Las Mercedes and El Tolón. They have shops, galleries, theaters, cinemas, and a big variety of restaurant. The whole area of Las Mercedes is a restaurant, pub, deli, chic cafeterias place, discotheques, etc. Big and energetic night life in this area.
I suggest you always take a taxi when you leave and come back to the hotel.
Directions: At the end of the avenue, on a hill, with the best view of the city. In front, on top, of Paseo Las Mercedes shopping mall.
In The Heart of Las Mercedes
Venezuela, and Caracas are often overlooked as holiday destinations, due to tumultuous governments, consistent civic unrest and even a questionable human rights record. All the more reason I had to go. On a dare a friend of mine and I, had a few cocktails one evening, packed our bags and boarded a flight from IAD to Simón Bolívar International Airport..
We made reservations for two one bedroom suites at the Tamanaco Intercontinental. Hotel. The hotel is a fairly old hotel, but is still a center piece of life in Caracas for the power elite. The hotel is built with two wings of a center lobby. Both wings taper off to lower levels so that the end rooms have balconies. There is a large circular driveway which end at the lobby entrance. There is also a nice pool setup, with great sun access in the front of the hotel. Candidly the hotel is well maintained, but I think it needs a facelift. Much of the furnishings and decor reeks of being right out of the 70s. Again, it is very clean, and well maintained, it just seems old. And not the good old like Louis XV, the bad old like the Brady Bunch. Our accommodations included two "Cabana" Suites. They were around $230 each per night. I was a bit troubled by the 12:00 Noon check-out and 4:00 p.m. check in. I think the management will work with you, space allowed.
Unique Quality: The hotel has a nice selection of restaurants. La Cabana had some great Pizzas and steaks. And we enjoyed many inexpensive cocktails at the Bull Pen Bar, which showed a variety (read mostly soccer) of sports shows. Just a short walk away is the Las Mercedes area. There are many great restaurants and bars here, as well as fashionable shops for the ladies.
We ventured out to a few local watering holes. One was El Mani es Asi. It was great. Lots of fun people who know how to party.
I am not a tennis player, but the hotel does boast at least three outside lit courts. There is also a a decent workout center for those that do not understand the world holiday.
The service and management of this hotel was equal to the highest anywhere. The attention to detail is obvious everywhere. All in all, I would stay here again. It is really one of the center pieces of the city, and you can never tell who you might run into.
There are a lot of things to do in Venezuela. We flew out to the Margarita Island, below the ABCs. It is growing fast, but is still a relatively good bargain for a beautiful place. We actually journeyed to Venezuela to see Angel Falls. The tallest waterfall in the world. As it turns out we never made it there, as apparently they want you to PLAN this stuff in advance. : ) Instead we rented a Mercedes G350 SUV and tooled around the city, We rented from National Rent a car. The ladies in Caracas are truly world class. I thought I broke my neck, not once, but twice from rubber necking.
Directions: Follow the signs to Las Mercedes
Older Grand Hotel
I stayed two nights on the weekend at a bargain rate. The room was rather small and worn. The rest of the hotel gives you an idea of finer times the hotel had-wide spacious lobby, sitting areas, marble floors, etc. Has all the facilites you would expect at a deluxe hotel. Room service was prompt, food good, the small menu available 24/7 if you really need a snack. Had a buffet breakfast (very large selection) but beware of food siting out on display all morning. Very nice omelette bar-made to order eggs. Plenty of parking (basically walking anywhere is a no payoff-nothing around the hotel/ have to walk up and down a long hill to get to the boulevard). Nice place to break yourself in as starting point for Caracas at the bargain rate I had received. Otherwise, better deluxe hotels for the rate-with better location to things-like restaurants, attractions, perhaps the airport, other.
Unique Quality: Breakfast buffet, room service (nice-small helpings of local cuisine), and courteous staff.
Directions: In a small valley over looking city district. About 20-30 USD for taxi ride from airport.
More about InterContinental Tamanaco Caracas
me and a friend are going to Caracas at the end of the month and can't decide where to stay! the clock is ticking so i thought i'd see if anyone had any recommendations? any suggestions would be great. we are not on very tight budget so anything from really cheap to top of the range. mostly we are looking for somewhere with some character....
Ben and Rosa
p.s. we are also planning to check out Playa Pui Puy, so if anyone can recommend a good place to stay there i'd really appreciate it. we are more than wiling to go a bit off the beaten track but don't have much tme so not can't spend too much time on the road/sea.
I really don't know many Caracas hotels, but I'll try to sugest some. On the high end you have the Radisson Eurobuilding and the Tamanaco Intercontinental, the cons of this hotels is that they are far away from the subway, if your plan is to rent a car that's ok. On the half you have the Caracas Cumberland, about 1.5 blocks from the Chacaito subway. The Savoy hotel, in Sabana Grande, 2 blocks from the subway, Hotel Las Americas, 1 block from the subway, the cons Sabana grande is not the safest zone of the city so you shouldn't be late at night, but if that's ok for you no problem. The pros all of them have good access to the subway and are very centrical located. I know there are many more, I just don't know them or won't suggest them. Sorry. If you need any other thing please write.
here you go:
Hotel paseo las mercedes
Hotel Melia Caracas
Hope it would help you, if you need some help, you can email me email@example.com. i live in caracas and sometimes i can show around and be a tour guide :)
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