We took a cab from the airport to the hotel (quite a schlepp) and were pleased to see the gleaming white Agua Dorada. The location - although not right for us - is perfect if you want to laze by the beach and have a car to get around. We didn't.
The hotel is on a very narrow piece of land. That means it goes way back and your room may be a fair old walk from reception. A buggy is available most of the time to help with luggage etc. The common areas and pool are lovely. A real sun-trap if that's your thing. The rooms are a nice size and decorated nicely. The bathrooms - although clean etc. are quite old and I understand the hotel remained unused for a number of years until Lidhotel took it over. The rooms face some wasteland which attracts some rather ferocious mosquitoes. I don't normally get bitten in Venezuela but these buggers had a welcome party awaiting my arrival.
The hotel is directly across the road from the beach which is relatively clean and has a number of loungers for hotel guests. No complaints at all, very nice. The area in general suffers from a fair bit of rubbish fly-tipping which is a shame. Much of Margarita has suffered since the bloke in red came along and Playa el Agua hasn't escaped this. I've seen some big changes (for the worse) in the 15 years or so I've been visiting MI. But it is still worth a punt.
The restaurant in the hotel is OK, the staff really make it special. Every one of the hotel staff gave great service and had a smile for us. This is what makes the Agua Dorada stand out. Well done.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated along Margarita Island's magnificent northeastern coast, Playa el Agua, the newest addition to our family of 5-star luxury boutique hotels – Lidotel Agua Dorada Beach Hotel – is a tranquil beach haven nestled upon the shores of the Caribbean Sea. The hotel is conveniently located 25km from the main city of Porlamar and 35km from the Porlamar International Airport (PMV).Offering the same amenities as larger resorts in the area, our modestly-sized property allows us to provide our guests with an exceptional level of personalized service not easily found at our other hotels or resorts in the area. Our safe and secure environment provides travelers with a completely harmonious experience within a tropical setting.Find your inner self as you take a siesta on one of our beachside relaxation beds or leave your footprints-in-the-sand along the pristine shoreline as you walk for miles in pure bliss. If you are a traveler that likes adventure, our beachfront location also allows for a variety of motorized and non-motorized water sports and activities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- LIDOTEL Agua Dorada Beach Hotel Margarita Island/Playa El Agua, Venezuela