Isla Margarita Hotels

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  • Reviews: 68

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Margarita Suites: Some discomforts

Been to Isla Margarita in June 2008.
Yes, take cash. I wasn't able to withdraw cash from any ATM, not with credit cards nor with debit cards. However, I was able to pay my hotel (and in their restaurant) with my Visa card.

I stayed in Porlamar at Margarita Suites:
http://www.venezuelatuya.com/hoteles/mostrarhoteleng.htm?503,Hotel_Margarita_Suites

http://www.hotelmargaritasuites.com/venezuela/index.htm

Sometimes their webpage is not "up"...typical for Venezuela....

I didn't want to stay in a resort where you don't know if you're in Venezuela or Spain or Turkey or any other tropical country.
But I had to "pay" for that, hours without water, electricity cuts, 5 x changing of room (leaking bathtub, no phone, you name it).

I payed around € 60 per room per night, including breakfast.

I ran into some hostels when searching the internet, a.o.:

http://www.hotelpatrick.com

Or check on
www.hostelworld.com

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written December 3, 2008
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  • vivacolombia profile photo vivacolombia
  • Reviews: 82

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Margarita International resort: Old and boring buffet

We stayed a couple of days there. This hotel is located far from anything and except the nice swimming pools there's nothing incredible about this place. The light cocktails/national beers served all day are disapointing. The buffet is terrible (pasta and rice for lunch and dinner everyday with a possibility to order a burger...) which is not at all what I'm looking for when travelling to a place full of delicious seafood/fish

swimming pool

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written March 20, 2008

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  • vivacolombia profile photo vivacolombia
  • Reviews: 82

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huh Trudel's garden: Mosquito garden...

The house we rented for 4 people was really spatious and fully furnished (even had a blender!!). The terrace was nice (especially the hamock) after a hard day at the beach!

However, when i first entered the house i wondered why there was some mosquito repellent and quickly figured it out. It's awfull. Even with a huge quantity of quimicals on your body, insects still find the little tiny space without and will bite you there. After a week, we looked like we had chickenpox!!!!

it's really great to have a full house to yourself...

But forget about cooking as venezuelian supermakets have 1) food shortages 2) it's cheaper to go to restaurants or to eat an empanada!

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Family Travel, Budget Travel, Backpacking
  • Written March 19, 2008

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  • Marejka profile photo Marejka
  • Reviews: 18

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Costa Linda Beach: Perfect service and sorroundings

This place is awsome for a shorter or longer stay in Playa El Agua. It's a small hotel/hostel with atmosphere, close to the beach, cheap, good service, clean, nice, finely decorated.

The relaxed atmosphere, rooms, the whole hotel area.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Backpacking
  • Written March 1, 2008
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  • Heathervossen profile photo Heathervossen
  • Reviews: 2

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LTI Costa Caribe Resort: An 8 on a scale of 10

Great housekeeping, staff, food, and just an all around great resort for the average person.

fabulous beach and pool as well as a breath taking view
Great all inclusive resort

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Beaches, Budget Travel
  • Written February 9, 2008
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  • kmbeckman profile photo kmbeckman
  • Reviews: 16

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Hilton Margarita and Suites: Likely the best resort on the island.

I stayed at the Hilton for a week. I was in the hotel side; not the suites side. They looked like a night and day difference. The first half was for work; the second half was for play.

For VZ, it was a decent facility. Downfalls were that more than half the staff did not speak English. Only luck was at the front desk; all other staff had minimal English skills. I can't compare to other hotels on Margarita, but these rooms were about the equivalent to a US Best Western, more run down, though minor improvements were in construction.

The hotel had a great lagoon pool with poolside bars (no swim-up bar, bummer!) and slides.

Breakfast was included with the daily stay and it was bountiful, but never changed the entire week. Same thing every day. Quality was perhaps a notch above average.

At $30 for 45 minutes, massages came cheap, and they did a nice job. :)

Average (at best) gym. On-site stores/shopping. Small casino on property.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Spa and Resort
  • Written February 20, 2007
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  • Reviews: 1

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Laguna Mar Resort & Casino: Excellent All-Inclusive Resort

We booked the Laguna Mar on the basis of the description online from First Choice and from reviews online and we were not disappointed. Everything that we expected we got. (We were there from 17th -31st August 06).

We stayed in a Master Suite in the South Tower and unusually for First Choice we had a balcony (in fact it was huge with a lovely view over the pool and the rest of the complex). The reason for the Suite was due to an admin error, our booked two rooms were not available so my wife, my two daughters (Claire & Hannah) and I were forced to share. However the downside of sharing was more than made up with the view from the balcony, two substantial bathrooms and lots of space. The Air-Con is cool but my wife sorted out a nice medium and we suffered no problems with condensation.

A number of previous reviewers had suggested taking small dollar bills to use as tips for the bar staff and I would seriously advocate this. Each day and night the staff at the pool bar (Tomas and Martin – I think) and the lobby bar (Pedro especially, although all four regular staff were outstanding). We only had to approach the pool bar and Tomas or Martin were pouring our drinks. The bar staff in the lobby are very watchful but discreet and would bring over fresh drinks as our current ones were nearly empty. No queuing up.

I am not going to go into great details over this and that restaurant, but I will stress that the Cazon Grill at the beach is OUTSTANDING. A previous report stated that the food was the same, well correct me if I am wrong but what do you get or expect from a barbecue. The food was freshly barbecued on the grill before you and yes it was chicken, pork steak, fish and beef steaks each day, but beautifully prepared, cooked and served by cooks who enjoyed what they were doing. The younger ones were also catered with burgers, hot dogs and chips. As with all the over restaurants there was a fine variety of salad ingredients and fresh fruit for afters.

See above review

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Family Travel, Beaches, Water Sports
  • Written October 26, 2006
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  • ezaguryk profile photo ezaguryk
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El Yaque Beach: On the Beach

Clean, simple decorated, good services. Hot water, air conditioner, Some rooms have a view to the sea. excellent.

Limpios, Buen servicio, adornados simples, agua caliente, Aire acondicionado de aire, algunos cuartos tiene una Vista al mar excelente.

It is Lokated on the beach

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Windsurfing, Beaches, Adventure Travel
  • Written July 12, 2006
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  • marshadfern profile photo marshadfern
  • Reviews: 15

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Hilton Margarita and Suites: Highly Recommended Hotel in Margarita

I would recommend Margarita's Hilton hotel because it is very clean, everyone is hospitable. The Atmosphere is great and very well kept. The view is beautiful and their Casino is one of Margarita's BEST. The hotel staff is very helpful and once you walk in you'll see why its so recommended ...its a very busy place in the lobby.

It is located in Costa Azul area very close to Playa Moreno, their on site Casio is one of Margarita's MOST busiest and their river pool and landscaping are spectacular. One of them even over looks the beach and it drops off as if it goes out to the ocean but it doesn't.

The rooms are very comfortable and clean. Room service food is great too! Conventions .. Tours ..car rentals .. its all available at the Hotel or close by. CCM shopping plaza is right in the same complex as The Hilton. Beauty Salons are plently available.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Business Travel, Family Travel
  • Written January 16, 2006
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Trudel's Garden Vacation Homes: Extended Stay Vacation Homes

Those Trudels' really know their business and in addition to their Bed & Breakfast they also own Trudel's Garden Vacation Homes!

They offer 6 vacation homes for longer than just short vacation stays. Each vacation house is about 1100 sq. ft. with patio and garden. The houses each have 2 bedrooms, kitchen and sofa beds, no air-conditioning but fans are standard. The house can accommodate up to 6 persons, but there is a limit of 4 adults. Kitchens come fully equipped for cooking your own meals. Fresh towels are provided daily and new bed linens every 5 days.

These vacation homes also come with DrecTV and 19" color TV's according to their website. But you probably won't be watching much TV when the beautiful Playa El Aqua is 200 yards away!

High Season is considered December 1st through April 1st. Minimum stays are required for long term stays. Surcharges apply for Christmas and New Years! Price of accommodations vary by seasons, of course.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Written February 14, 2005
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Formerly Known as Casa Trudel: More Reasons to Stay at Margarita Tropical Villa

Such an attractive and whimsical decor, Casa Trudel exudes a beach atmosphere. The owners will also arrange tours, transfers , etc. for their guests.

Updated rates 2013:
4-night minimum stay.
Stay for 6 nights & the 7th is FREE!
7 nights for 2 persons in front of the pool just US$294 (US$42 per night / US$22 each)
(All year except Dec. 20 until Jan. 12)

Contact Info.:
Please call ONLY between 8 AM & 7 PM Venezuelan Time
We do not give quotes by telephone. Please send an email.
(58) 295-249-0558 or Cel (58) 416-695-3704

Breakfast is served on the patio!

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Written February 10, 2005
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Margarita Tropical Villa: Beach Beauty!

UPDATE: The place formerly known as Casa Trudel Bed & Breakfast is now called "Margarita Tropical Villa." Apparently the owner, Dan O'Brien has made some changes in his personal life and also made some changes to the name & accommodations he owns as well. Room rates are still extraordinarily affordable!

Margarita Tropical Villa describes itself as a Bed & Breakfast / Posada. It offers amenities that would appeal to many travelers who are looking for a nice place close to the beach, and at excellent prices.

It offers a a pool, fridge, DirecTV, free DSL Internet & Wi-Fi, A/C, king-size beds,
kitchen, microwave, toaster, water cooler, iron, hair dryer & a free breakfast.
It is suitable for couples, singles or families with children 4 years of age or older.

This colorful, little gem has only 10 rooms to let (8 with king-size beds & 2 rooms with twins) and is located only a little over 200 yards from the beautiful Playa el Aqua beach and is quite a find. All rooms have air conditioning, DirecTV LA, hot water showers & access to fridge. A free continental breakfast is included: fresh bread, orange juice, jam, cold cuts and cheese, with coffee and tea) is served on a large open air patio with an ocean and mountain view from 8 AM to 10 AM.

Kitchen cooking facilities are available for those who wish to bring/prepare some of their own food.

REDUCED PRICES APPLY ALL YEAR (2013)!
~ 4-night minimum stay
~ Stay for 6 nights & the 7th is FREE!
~ 7 nights for 2 persons in front of the pool just US$294 (US$42 per night / US$22 each)
(All year except Dec. 20 until Jan. 12)
+ further 10% discount in low season July 31 - Dec. 19, 2013

Minimum stay requirements may change during different times of the year and should be checked before reserving. Also, check the website for specials and up-to-the minute pricing!

Contact Info.:
Please call ONLY between 8 AM & 7 PM Venezuelan Time
We do not give quotes by telephone. Please send an email.
(58) 295-249-0558 or Cel (58) 416-695-3704

Their website offers the following information for visitors:
"There are flights to Caracas from most major cities and then it's only a 35 minute flight
on one of the many daily shuttle flights to Isla Margarita Island (Porlamar).
The distance from Caracas to Isla Margarita Island is about 215 miles or 344 km by air.
See our FAQ page for airline links and Caracas airport information. "

Comfortable and airy rooms offer either a king or single beds, with ensuite bath and hot water showers, and fan. Stores, shops, restaurants, and ATM located only a short distance.

Their website offers some unique information which I think is extremely helpful to visitors:

"Things are really affordable here on Isla de Margarita Island compared to other nearby islands. On some Caribbean islands you can pay up to $4 or more for a beer.
Here a beer on the beach is around $0.60 US. A beautiful meal is around $10 compared to close to $20+ on other islands. "

Who wouldn't want to visit this island!!

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Beaches
  • Written February 10, 2005
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Apart- Hotel Esparta Suites: Apartments for rent in Esparta Suites

This Building is great and location is in front of the ocean. Have big mall very close with supermarket, gas station, Apartments of two or one room with: Totally furnitures with Kitchinet (it cooks and refrigerator), Hall, baths with cold and hot water, conditioned air central, balcony with panoramic view, color T.V., towels, game of places setting and set of dishes, floors of Italian ceramics.

Satellite TV and one privated TV channel.
Conference hall.
Dance and party hall with Public Rest room.
Two (2) Swiming pool.
Direct access to the Beach.
Churuatas and barbecuers.
Emergencies stairs with external ventilation.
24 hours services of private monitoring.
Electrical plant of emergency.
Water tank.
Taxi's stand.
Public Restrooms in the lobby and swimming pool area.
Cleaning Service.
9 Elevators: 7 Panoramic and 2 services.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Water Sports, Cycling, Hiking and Walking
  • Written November 1, 2004
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Margarita International Resort: The Margarita International

The Margarita International Resort was not fancy but it filled our needs. The rooms were rather spartan but they were air-conditioned. As mentioned above, the food selection started to wear a trifle thin towards the end of our stay (we have not experienced that since in either Cuba or Costa Rica).
We paid about US$700 per person for flight/accommodations all-inclusive (drinks also)

A very intimate pool atmosphere - everyone got to know each other and have a very relaxed time. The low tile roof area behind the swimming pool is the area where all the dining took place. The staff at this resort were first class and kept us in stiches laughing. Their evening entertainment shows were awesome!

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Family Travel
  • Written August 26, 2002
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