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294 Quamina St, Georgetown Guyana
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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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#3 of 28 hotels in Georgetown
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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
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Car hire
Meeting rooms
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
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Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Captaingruntfuddock wrote a review Nov 2020
Bangkok, Thailand99 contributions51 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
Trip type: Traveled on business
Over_Land_And_Sea wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom465 contributions104 helpful votes
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
amy000 wrote a review Mar 2020
Carnforth, United Kingdom170 contributions146 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, Australia100 contributions43 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
Room Tip: Look at a couple of rooms if you are staying for more than one night as they do differ.
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MarkusK wrote a review Feb 2020
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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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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, Bottle Bar and Restaurant, and Church's Chicken.
Does Cara Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Cara Lodge offers an airport shuttle 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.