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Hato el Cedral

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

The first thing that is important to clarify is that Hato El Cedral is not located in Caracas. It is located in Apure state around 700 Km from Caracas. It is possible to go there by car (around 11 hours driving) or by plane (to Barinas and from there 3 hours by car). The camp facilities are very basic and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

We arrived here in the evening and we shown to our room, number 1. It was basic, with two double beds, TV, fridge and air conditioning which was so efficient we had to turn it off occasionally! There were one or two creepy crawlies in the room and it was best to wear socks when padding about the floor, but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Just returned from a 4 day sojourn to the plains of Los Llanos at Hato el Cedral. With few other options available for accommodation in the region El Cedral is as good as it gets. As other reviewers have commented the wildlife spotting opportunities are sensational. We visited at the end of the dry season and were amazed by the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Having visited 135 countries on all seven continents and stayed in countless hotels this was the absolute worst. Hato is a three plus hour drive from the closest airport at Barinas. It is a working cattle ranch that also has some accommodations for tourists. Apparently it was once private and may very well have been nice back then but since... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The wildlife was wonderful but unfortunately our trip coincided with the annual cull and done in the hours whilst we were on safari outings. Bloody dead caimans on the road and a truck full of dead capybara was not what we wanted or expected to see. It was like a black comedy with everything done to put the visitor off.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Stayed here in low-season in Oct for 4 nites. We didnt expect luxury but the whole place is a bit runned down as well the vehicles (broke down on our tour), will need maintenance. Rooms basic, but cleaned well daily and towels changed. Fridge very "wonky" but working. It was nice to have bottled water when ever needed. Cheap beer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is not luxury accommodation, but it's more than adequate. The rooms are vast, with air conditioning and free bottled water in a refrigerator. Finally, in Venezuela, I got hot water coming straight out of the shower! The meals in the dining hall are substantial and varied; the meat comes from the ranch. There's a swimming pool and a very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Support the positive comments about wildlife. Just mind blowing how much life these places can support. A fair drive out there but probably doable in 3 days/2 nights. We did 3 nights and chilled. Kids very happy with such a cool experience. Dawn shouldn't be missed. Non stop capybara delight. We had our own fishing rods and kids just were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

one of the highlights of our trip! friendly and helpfull staff. Plenty of food, considering the distant location and good variation. Even if you are not a naturalist the views will blow you away. Basic accomodation. They were renovating the pool. Will be fun once its finished.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

We just returned from a tour of Venezuela. We stayed at the ranch for 4 Days/3 Nights. The staff are very accomodating and friendly, even with a Spanish/English language barrier! Our guide, Rafael, spoke fluent english and really tried his best for us to see everything we did. We saw many species of birds, inlcuding a great horned owl, caimans,... More 

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Address: Av. La Salle, Edf. Pancho | Piso 5, Nº 33, Los Caobos, Caracas, Venezuela
Location: Venezuela > Capital Region > Caracas
Also Known As:
Hato El Cedral Hotel Caracas
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