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“Good Hotel, not so good for business” 4 of 5 stars
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LIDOTEL Hotel Boutique Margarita
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Av Jovito Villalba con entrada San Lorenzo. Porlamar, Porlamar, Margarita Island 1030, Venezuela   |  
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Ranked #4 of 23 Hotels in Porlamar
Venezuela
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13 hotel reviews
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“Good Hotel, not so good for business”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

This is a business oriented hotel located in the city (not a beach hotel) and it´s directly connected to the Sambil Mall, with hundreds of retailers, restaurants, banks, movie theaters, etc.

As all Lidotel hotels, the rooms are spacious and with nice decor, good tv with several cable channels (no pay per view movies) and a nice bed. Rooms are clean and housekeeping is good.

There is a nice pool on the roof and the breakfast (included in the price) is very good.

However, being a business oriented hotel, my room did not have wifi signal. I complained to the reception desk and they told me to try later which I did with no results, so in order to connect my phone, laptop or ipad I had to go to the lobby.

Room Tip: ask for a room on the top floors, since parties on the lower floors are very noisy.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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LIDOTELCUSTOMERSVC, Public Relations Manager at LIDOTEL Hotel Boutique Margarita, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Thank you for your review of our hotel.

We recently underwent some system upgrades to improve our wireless access points throughout the hotel. We are a business hotel catering to business people therefore, we understand the need for our guests to stay fully connected during their stay. Please keep in mind that this is Venezuela and sometimes things go a little astray with the internet service from time to time. The last thing we want to do is inconvenience our guests.

We might also mention that the hotel offers a business center in the lobby with computer terminals, printers and fax machine along with several conference and meeting rooms complete with audio/visual equipment.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Beirut, Lebanon
Top Contributor
190 reviews 190 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

The hotel is very modern, my room was very big with Italian shower, and a Balcony. No panoramic views on the beach, as all hotels are situated far from the sea side. The style is very modern, the lobby they have 4 huge hanging sofas for a nice drink, breakfast buffet is quiet rich and fair variety, you can access one of the best malls in Margarita Island, Sambil, direct from the hotel lobby, very convenient for your gift shopping.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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LIDOTELCUSTOMERSVC, Public Relations Manager at LIDOTEL Hotel Boutique Margarita, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on our hotel.

We take the security of our guests very seriously and are privileged to be the only hotel securely attached to the Sambil. What does this mean to our guests? The do not have to walk around in public and can go have a wonderful dinner at one of the many restaurants at the mall, watch a movie, go to the bank, etc. and not have to get in a car or taxi to get back to their hotel. It's a perfect combination.
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Toronto, Canada
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39 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

The hotel is very centally located and is right inside the Sambil Shopping mall. Very Convenient. Cinema is in the mall and good shopping eating choices. The staff at the hotel are very friendly and helpful (especially Luis)He took good care of us. The breakfast is also very nice at the hotel, lots of selection. My only complaint is the free wifi, it does not work very well. There are 3 computers downstairs and the internet works well there.But we were told the hotel is working on correcting this problem. We stayed in room 309. Its a good room but ask if there is a private party scheduled for any nights that you are there as the room is directly aboce the private party room and the music WILL BE VERY LOUD. Can't wait to go back next January.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LIDOTELCUSTOMERSVC, Public Relations Manager at LIDOTEL Hotel Boutique Margarita, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
We are happy to announce that we have completed some system upgrades to our wireless access points throughout the hotel. We hope to have the entire system up and running at full speed in the near future. For now, internet service has been consistent and stable with the few changes that we have made. Please keep in mind that we are not dealing with AT&T as our service provider here so service can a little sporadic at times. We apologize if this has caused any inconvenience to our guests.
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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

I was last week at the hotel and everything was fine. I recommend it for business trips, shopping and leisure.The food was very good and got good prices in the mall Sambil. The location is very good....The pool area is ideal for sunbathing and enjoying a good drink and delicious food.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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LIDOTELCUSTOMERSVC, Public Relations Manager at LIDOTEL Hotel Boutique Margarita, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on our hotel.

I must admit, the pool is my favorite place in the entire hotel... the glass retaining wall along the pool edge let's you "marinate" while watching life below or you can sit at the bar. We highly recommend that guests bring their own sunscreen because the sun is shining here all the time.
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Miami
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110 reviews 110 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Very nice if you go for business, high end, expensive!
Do not go with your family!!!

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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LIDOTELCUSTOMERSVC, Public Relations Manager at LIDOTEL Hotel Boutique Margarita, responded to this review, September 13, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a positive review on the Lidotel Hotel Boutique Margarita.

While our hotel is mostly geared towards business travelers, our location and services are ideal for both leisure and business travelers alike. Unlike many hotels in Margarita Island, we offer a safe and secure environment for our guests as well as a prime location at the largest shopping mall in Margarita, Sambil Margarita, which allows guests access to hundreds of shops and services.

We offer various accommodations that can comfortably accommodate a modest family with either rollaway bedding and/or sofabed. Requests for extra bedding can be made at time of reservation.

While we are not located directly on the beach, it can be reached within 5-10 minutes via taxi from the hotel. The front desk will be more than happy to arrange that for our guests.

For guests interested in a resort/beach atmosphere, we recommend our newest property Agua Dorada by Lidotel located on one of Margarita Island's most desirable beaches, Playa el Agua.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2011 via mobile

I stayed at this hotel last September 2011, 2 weeks after my checkout I received a charge from the Hotel. I cameback 2 weeks later and talked to the manager (Osvaldo Bello) about it, showed my Card Statement and the Hotel Invoice, He said that he'd contact me to solve this issue. As today December 1st, 2011, haven't heard a word from him.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Canada
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

I stayed at this hotel for one week. I found it to be well situated.The room was ok as it had recently underwent a renovation. The clean up from the renovation was not thorough as there was dust/powder on everything including the floors. There was also a strong smell of paint fumes that went away after a day or two. The room and views were ok considering these items. The air conditioning worked very well and had to be turned off as it was freezing in my room. This caused the walls, tables and everything to sweat due to the humidty. It was rather funny to see water running down the walls and dripping from the ceiling. The room service and restaraunt was good and the service was ok. I was surprised when they would not let me check in until exactly 3PM. Although that is often the rules, most hotels permit you to check in when rooms are available. I had to sit in the lobby for 2 hours until 3PM. It was not busy and there was plenty of rooms ready. The pool on the roof is nice and relaxing. The hotel felt safe and secure. I would stay here again, but arrive at 3PM or later next time.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 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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Address: Av Jovito Villalba con entrada San Lorenzo. Porlamar, Porlamar, Margarita Island 1030, Venezuela
Location: Venezuela > Insular Region > Coastal Islands > Margarita Island > Porlamar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 23 Hotels in Porlamar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — LIDOTEL Hotel Boutique Margarita 4*
Number of rooms: 133
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A nice boutique hotel inside Sambil Shopping Center, very good location and secure. With a nice view pool and jacuzzi on the penthouse floor ... more   less 
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LIDOTEL Hotel Boutique Margarita Margarita Island, Venezuela - Porlamar

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