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“CASA NOVA IS A MUST!”
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Casa Luna
Reviewed September 8, 2013

Casa Nova was our first stay in all of Venezuela and enjoyed.

As fairly all reviewers have said, Claudia makes the stay wonderful. She is knowledgeable of country sights as well as the logistics to getting and staying there. Claudia so graciously extends her advice and helps so patiently. She helped us with everything from restaurant suggestions, SIM cards for our phones, activities in and around the village and with so much for the rest of our stay here in Venezuela! Tours, hotels and travel, she is simply wonderful. For Claudia alone, its worth the stay

We stayed in a triple on the 2nd floor. Happy it was a triple, as we used the single bed for our luggage. The room is small by American standards but it is fine, especially as it has the necessities: AC and a fan, hot water, private bathroom. Even a TV with extensive satellite TV stations. Furnishings are simple, bit rustic but sufficient. It does have wifi, which never worked, but its often the case with a lot other wifi zones in the area as well, not specific to Casa Nova. With the concrete floors and walls, you don't hear your neighbors in their rooms but do hear them through the wooden doors if they are in the hallway.

Hammocks are in front of each room under a long roof, so thankfully you are always in the shade. enjoyed the hammock. and there is a bench sitting area along the walls in between room doors to allow you to sit and/or chat. From this balcony, have a good view of the Mountains of the national park.

The Common kitchen was well supplied with cooking items, pots, dishes, utensils and the like. Had a separated labeled shelf for each room food items. Breakfast bar and dining table as well here. Computer also in this room but I never used, to know if its working.

Having an above ground pool is also a nice amenity. I didn't use but many of the guests did, usually saw someone in there on my comings and goings.

Location is just 2 minute walk to Casa Luna but much quieter area, which i so appreciated. Next to Casa Luna, in the Hostal Colonial is the Internet Cafe, which gets quite busier at times with waits.

Puerto Colombia is quite small, can walk all of it within 30 minutes. It's loaded with restaurants and tourists garb, mostly beach/swimwear. The small bodegas are fairly limited in their options and the one supermarket doesn't provide many more. For our stay in early September, was the high season and Venezuelan schools are still on vacation. The tourists here were overwhelmingly Venezuleans from other parts of the country. Don't see as many Americans, Europeans, Australians as you would in other tourist areas in other countries.

Playa Grande is about a 15-20 minute walk away, the road from Puerto Colombia is lined with restaurant kioskas and at the top of the beach a few restaurants but also showers and toilets.

To the pier it's a 10-15 minute walk where can take a boat to neighboring beaches. We enjoyed Cepe a 15 minute boat ride for 60 Bolivars, Cepe had lounge chairs and shade!
Can take a boat ride to I believe 3 other beaches. Or come here to watch the fisherman come in with their catch for the day. The Malecon is a good area to just sit and relax and watch the sunset.

For great views of the village and the landscape all around, walk up to the hill top Jesus Christ Statue.

For the ride in, enjoy the ride through Henri Pittier national park. Gorgeous lush landscape and at the top amongst the clouds. Bit curvy, hopefully you don't get motion sickness.

Come, and when there, give Claudia our best!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Casa Luna is clean and functional but extremely loud, especially at the weekend. However claudia is an absolute star. We would not have survived our trip without her. She organised a tour for us and then was always contactable for advice and help even after we left. Thank you so much claudia!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

We've stayed at Casa Nova which is a sister lodge of Casa Luna. It is a nice placed, very near from the town center. It is run by Claudia who is available and very helpful! She helped sorting out documents that needed to be sent to France in no time! Thanks a lot!!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

I visit Venezuela for work about once a month. I try to get out of town if I have a full weekend. Puerto Colombia is conveniently located near the Henri Pitier national part (though the town's beach is nothing to brag about).

I have stayed at Casa Luna, and its sister hotel, Casa Nova (which is even better because it is less noisy).

Claudia, the owner, did a great job organizing a guided hiking tour into the national park. She is very approachable, speaks Spanish, German and English (and maybe other languages!), and seems to know everyone in town.

Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Casa Nova (also owned/managed by the same person) is just a block away and is much more quiet. You c...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

We stayed in Casa Nova for several nights in a room for three. After looking through reviews in the Lonely Planet the Casa Nova seemed exactly what we needed. And we weren´t disappointed. The place is charming, clean and nice.

Claudia, the owner of both Casa Luna and Casa Nova, is a really pleasant and friendly person, who´s a great source of information on Puerto Colombia and Venezuela. She was very helpful and nice,

The room we stayed in had a fan - we didn´t want an air-con room. The furniture was basic, but nice enough. Everything was very clean. The bathroom was as well clean and hot water was provided.

I loved the hammocks on the terrace! The garden was also very nice.

Casa Nova is located off the main road in a small quiet street - so you get a really peaceful sleep. The room downstairs had a computer and internet free of charge. There was also well-equipped kitchenette for common use.

Overall very pleasant stay in Puerto Colombia. Lovely place, lovely owner. Definitely recommend.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

Claudia is a legend and I would recommend anyone to stay at any of her places. We chose Casa Nova as it is private and off the main drag through P Colombia, which I can imagine is very noisy. The Pousada is lovely and well kept, with a nice garden with two tortoises and a very friendly cat. Claudia also lives here and I don't usually like to interact too much with my hosts but stepping into her world for the 5 nights we stayed here was great fun. She organised a tour of the forest which was a treat as Emmanuel the guide is very knowledgeable. It's got a great laid back vibe to the town, so laid back that half the time half the places are open, and you feel totally safe and you know that Claudia can "sort" anything if you needed it. The trip over the park is an experience in itself. We also got a pick from the airport which all worked well.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

It was our first stop in Venezuela and we really liked it. We slept in a 4-person room with no air-condition but the only fan was ok to cool the air in the room. Casa Luna is a very quiet place so sleep quality was perfect. There is a possibility of having a tasty breakfast but if it comes to a late dinner you have to be prepared for waiting up to 40-50 minutes to get any food. The hotel is quite far from the famous Puerto Colombia beach but it wasn't a big problem for us.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Casa Luna

Address: Calle Morillo 35 | Calle Morillo 37, Puerto Colombia 2104, Venezuela
Location: Venezuela > Central Region > Puerto Colombia
Amenities:
Beach Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Puerto Colombia
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Casa Luna converted in Casa Luna Alfonso. The spirit of Casa Luna is now in Posada Alfonso. The 7 rooms are set around a green garden, which is very quiet despite the location on the main street. The Posada provides a small kitchen, sitting area with two hammocks, TV and a book shelf. Most rooms are equipped with private bathroom and fan. Outside each room you have a table with chairs. The reception and the restaurant is located 100 meters away in the Hostal Colonial. ... more   less 

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