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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#4 of 27 hotels in Georgetown
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3.7
The history aficionado will appreciate a stay at Cara Lodge, Guyana. It is one of the oldest and grandest structures in Georgetown, and is the best known and most popular hotel in Guyana. Cara Lodge was built in the 1840s and originally consisted of two houses. It has a long and romantic history and was the home of the first Lord Mayor of Georgetown. Over the years, the property has been visited by many dignitaries including King Edward VII who stayed at the house in 1923. He was of course later to abdicate and marry the American Wallis Simpson. Other dignitaries have included President Jimmy Carter in 1996, HRH Prince Charles in April 2000, HRH Prince Andrew in 2004 and Mick Jagger in 2005. This magnificent home turned hotel offers the tradition and nostalgia of a bygone era, complete with service and comfort of the most luxurious of hotels, all in a most congenial family atmosphere. Our signature dining establishment, the Bottle Restaurant, has been hailed as the best restaurant in the capital. It is open for lunch and dinner everyday, except Sundays. At Cara Lodge, we have worked hard to create a setting that is the perfect marriage of old world charm and contemporary comfort – ideal for the traveller wishing to experience a taste of Guyana’s past, and the business person wishing modern-day amenities.
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Free parking
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Business Center with Internet Access
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dean7568 wrote a review Apr 2022
Aberdeen, United Kingdom56 contributions30 helpful votes
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3 very comfortable nights spent at this old and lovely colonial style hotel . It’s a great central location for bars and food places The restaurant food was very good too it also had the most amazingly comfortable beds The staff were nice and friendly And happy to help
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Thank you Dean for your kind review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us.
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sadfadsfasdf wrote a review Apr 2022
Barcelona, Spain84 contributions53 helpful votes
The staff was extraordinary, mainly at the reception and bar. The hotel is beautiful! The room was very charming and cute. The negative part: it was a bit too noisy due to the bar. Definitely worth going back.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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SUNILDASWANEY wrote a review Nov 2021
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates465 contributions230 helpful votes
We friends visited the outdoor restaurant (at Cara Lodge) for dinner.While the atmosphere was quite pleasant the service was absolutely lousy and the prices were quite expensive.I ordered a serving of grilled chicken and got bland boiled chicken instead with no seasoning of any sort.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Cynthia B wrote a review Oct 2021
69 contributions46 helpful votes
room was very comfortable. a/c worked! dead mouse on glue strip under bathroom did not help much. Wifi! food good to very good but took over an hour to get anything. Staff very helpful although i wouldn't have minded someone helping with my bags (I'm 70) -- i guess i could have asked, though. the rooms on the ends have windows that are covered with louvers so NO VIEW!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Captaingruntfuddock wrote a review Nov 2020
Bangkok, Thailand99 contributions53 helpful votes
The Hotel its self is a bit old and in need of a freshen up but it has atmosphere and character. The staff are lovely. The rooms are big enough and very comfortable with good bathrooms. Food is ok. If you bother to talk to the manager you will discover the hotel has a rich and varied history. Prince Charles and Mick Jagger both stayed here. The hotel is 150 years old and has great character. If in Georgetown, stay here.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Over_Land_And_Sea wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom489 contributions105 helpful votes
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OVERVIEW I stayed here as part of the Guyana Nature Experience tour with Wilderness Explorers. I only stayed 2 nights at the start and end of the trip. The hotel is a nice colonial style building with pleasant gardens and a courtyard. ROOM Comfortable rooms with nice décor although the room was a bit dark and stuffy. They look like they could be freshened up but I recognise it’s an old building. Comfortable bed, air conditioning, Iron, safe, hairdryer and good quality toiletries. Good Wi-Fi in room. Reasonable mini-bar prices. ACCOMODATION/FACILITIES/CUSTOMER SERVICE There’s not much around the hotel in terms of facilities, it’s in a mostly residential area. I’m not sure I would feel safe walking there at night. Friendly front desk with good service. Luggage storage available and exchange facilities (cash only). The hotel was a bit noisy. There was people talking outside our room at 2am and we had an early start the next day. All rooms face the courtyard/reception so there doesn’t appear to be “quiet” rooms. Included continental breakfast was a bit basic (yoghurt, fruit , cakes, cereal). We paid for an evening meal in the restaurant. It was OK but a bit expensive for what it was. I can't really say if this hotel is value for money or how expensive it was as it was part of a tour, so I didn't pay individually for the hotel. WOULD I STAY HERE AGAIN? Yes, it looked one of the better hotels in the city
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Date of stay: November 2019
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amy000 wrote a review Mar 2020
Carnforth, United Kingdom171 contributions167 helpful votes
This is an old building, designed before electronic air conditioning. The original design had demarara shutters which channelled cool air in and allowed hot air to escape. This meant the room was dark but ventilated. In putting in air conditioning, and naming glass on the inside of the shutters the result is dark and noisy with no outside air. If you want the ceiling fan on, you also need the midnight on, so its useless at night. This did not make sleeping easy. This is what happens when you try to install modern facilities in an old building. The hotel website shows a mango tree in a court yard and a cocktail bar. The mango tree has gone, and the cocktail bar only opened intermittently. Not everyone knew how to mix cocktails when it did open although when they were good they were very good. The restaurant was friendly and accommodating with good food. The reception staff were very helpful when our travel arrangements went adrift and the agents did not bother to let us know. An oasis in a hot city. Georgetown is well worth visiting.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Kazzie1409 wrote a review Mar 2020
Sydney, Australia101 contributions46 helpful votes
We stayed for one night each side of a trip to the interior of Guyana. The first room was okay but the second was much better so I would, if you are staying for more than one night, ask to see a couple of rooms as the do vary. The wifi was excellent and the breakfast selection was okay. The service was good and I managed to drop off laundry on the first visit and collect it on the return which worked very well. There is a lovely bar in the middle of the hotel courtyard which is a lovely spot for a G&T. We happened to be there when a school formal was on so it did get a bit noisy but it was all over by midnight. The hotel does have a lovely feel to it and has embraced the heritage component without compromising too much on modern amenities.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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MarkusK wrote a review Feb 2020
6 contributions1 helpful vote
I stayed at Cara Lodge at the beginning and the end of my recent vacation in Guyana. The first room was OK but had a bit of an older / very slight dank smell to it and a slightly aged bathroom; while the room on the second part of our stay was nicer and felt much newer. The hotel is quite beautiful and sticks out as a remarkable building within Georgetown. The staff were helpful, however the restaurant was more frustrating than not. Many of the trips and excursions for visitors leave at 6:45AM from the hotel; the breakfast is supposed to start at 6:30 (which is cutting it close) however both mornings the breakfast was not out at 6:30 or 6:45 leaving us without food until lunch time. Additionally, we had lunch in the dining area one day and the service was inconsistent, we were told certain dishes were sold out but 15 minutes later saw them served, and had to wait 20 minutes to pay once we got the check. Aside from food service issues, the stay was quite pleasant and this really seemed to be the best option in the city.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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JandD681 wrote a review Feb 2020
Erpingham, United Kingdom123 contributions43 helpful votes
Attractive period hotel in Central Georgetown. Rooms and public areas simply but nicely decorated and clean. In a busy area but traffic noise was not a problem. No lifts or porters that I could see so if you have problems with stairs or taking your luggage upstairs this might not be the hotel for you. I didn't see any ground floor rooms. Food was OK but service was a bit strange as courses weren't delivered together - sometimes a good 10 minutes apart.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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$184 - $228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cara Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Cara Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Promenade Gardens (0.2 miles), Guyana Botanical Gardens (0.3 miles), and Radha Krishna Mandir (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Cara Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Cara Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Cara Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cara Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Shanta's, Bruster's Real Ice Cream, and Bottle Bar and Restaurant.
Does Cara Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Cara Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Cara Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Cara Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Cara Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Georgetown Seawall Band Stand (0.8 miles) and Kingston Seawall (0.8 miles).