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IKIN Margarita Hotel & Spa
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle el Melonal - Playa Cardon | Municipio Antolin del Campo, Margarita Island, Venezuela   |  
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Ranked #9 of 89 hotels in Margarita Island
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Fabulous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012 via mobile

The Hotel is amazing, and definetely one of the most beautiful places I've seen in my life, the view from the room is stunning, only comparable to a brochure. Service is great, venezuelans are nice and they welcome u as part of their family.
If it helps, I hope, go to Ikin.
I've stayed once at hesperia(nice but terrible service and cheap all inclusive stuff I don't like) ikin is classy and u can actually relax.
I'm coming back next year!

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

I spent quite some time traveling to and fro Margarita Island.
The property is now under refurbishment, however we've been informed before. Once there, as the plans have been explained, I have to say that is a pretty visionary project. There is a nice plan to remodel all the rooms, the main lobby, the restaurant, the bar, the events center and even more rooms are coming! However so far, the hotel is already located on a perfect spot, right in front of the sea, overlooking this archipelago Los Frailes. All the rooms have sea view, which is a privileged attractive point. Caribbean feeling!

Cuisine is tasty and homie,reflecting the local culture and tradition. Really loved the local soup which they call "Hervido Margariteño" with Grouper Fish and the "Pastel de Cucho", a kind of Lasagna stuffed with Stingray Bass! Delicious!

In a time where everyone talks about crisis, I think this is a nice hotel showing that the tourism here on this island can be relaunched again.
I wish good luck to all the staff working there who welcomed me with a genuine smile, knowing that they are going to improve the more and more along with this amazing project.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

I stayed with my family and friends (London and Australia) for more than a week and we had a great time. The rooms (upper level) are very spacious, high ceiling, nice balcony with sea view and very comfy bed. The premises are very nice (although few more lights around the path would be useful), huge reception and lounge areas, sea view infinitive pool with a little addition for kids and sun-beds (very nice having champagne and reading magazine). The food is also nice and the staff are very friendly. The Spa staff are great as well, it is a tiny room but with quality therapies, I especially recommend the facial - It was the best facial I've ever had!! Carolina has magic hands!

However the booking was a nightmare. The booking department were very ambiguous and hopeless by email and by the phone, different prices were quoted and they were unable to provide their correct overseas bank accounts details which they required for a deposit. Finally after weeks of dealing with this matter, we agree to pay up on arrival.

Tips: Have amazing homemade Cachapas (Venezuelan corn pancakes) and fresh juices in the little restaurant just on the road beside the Water Park before the Hotel (Look for a Cachapas sign)... it worth it! Explore the North-east beaches such as Saragoza and Manzanillo beaches, beautiful bays and fishers towns. In Saragoza eat at Atlantic Restaurant and they even have a very cute posada.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

Staying at the Ikin Hotel was a pleasure. We' ve been there at the turn of April & May 2011 for 5 days. Hotel infrastructure was great, many places to sit or lay down and relax during your stay outside the room. Good food and excellent view from restaurant tarrace and pool. Hotel stuff very friendly and helpfull. We were there also at the date of 01.05 when in Venezuela is "working holyday" and we were vitnesses of a special holyday party for hotel stuff. It was a nice experience.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

I stayed at Ikin in March 2011 for 4 whole days.
We went to a friend's wedding and we didn't go out of the hotel at all in the 4 days we stayed there....to be honest we didn't need it we were delighted at Ikin.
The swimming pool and common areas are amazing, the rooms are very cosy and in general the hotel mantains a structure that goes in line with the nature surrounding the hotel.
Breakfast are good, you will find a wide range of typical venezuelan food like arepas, shredded meat, fried plantain and also continental stuff like croissants, different juices etc etc.
If you are looking for a relaxing weekend do not hesitate to go here!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Calle el Melonal - Playa Cardon | Municipio Antolin del Campo, Margarita Island, Venezuela
Location: Venezuela > Insular Region > Coastal Islands > Margarita Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 89 hotels in Margarita Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — IKIN Margarita Hotel & Spa 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Boasting an outdoor swimming pool with direct views of the sea, the hotel has air-conditioned rooms with private balconies and beach views in Margarita Island. Guests can relax in the spa or under the palm trees.Free parking is provided. Ikin Margarita Hotel & Spa offers plenty of outdoor spaces with scenic views and thatched-roofed chill out areas with free Wi-Fi. Massage sessions can be booked. Parguito Beach is 6 km away and El Agua Beach is 8 km from Ikin. The tour desk can offer tips for visiting the area. Rooms feature cheerful décor and are equipped with cable TV and minibars. All rooms have private bathrooms and toiletries. A full continental breakfast included in the rate can be enjoyed daily. Guests can treat themselves to Venezuelan Gourmet dishes created by Chef Elias Murciano from Le Gourmet Restaurant in Caracas. Punta Piedra Ferry Terminal is 46 km from the hotel. Santiago Mariño Airport is 43 km away. Please note Ikin Margarita Hotel & Spa is being refurbished and some areas might be under development however without affecting your magical experience by the sea. ... more   less 
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