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Costa Real Suites
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in La Guaira
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
85 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Lovely hotel, lovely people”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

This hotel was a welcome surprise. Cheap by Caracas standards, the manager was delightful, the rooms large and comfortable--including a hammock! The food at the restaurant was good and the swimming pool was very nice. Overall, a very good experience. only 30-40 minutes from the airport, and you don't have to get anywhere near Caracas. My only complaint is that they need new ping-pong paddles!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Winstonthecat1
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bbuske, Gerente at Costa Real Suites, responded to this review, February 20, 2015
Hello,

Thank you very much for your rating of our hotel. We are glad to hear, that your experience during your stay was such a good one and your comments help us to see where we do good and where we need to improve.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sincerely,

Benjamín Buske
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Vigo, Spain
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

The place looks nice and thought it would be a good place to stay after reading the reviews.
I have stayed in many hotels in the La Guaira.
The rooms are nice but are getting a bit tired, the rug in the room did not look like it had been cleaned for a long time, we stayed for 4 nights and had to ask every day to get the room cleaned as it was not getting done.
When trying to get a drink in the bar area they did not have anything.

The staff are friendly but lack motivation from what i can see this is a place on the way down and if something is not done soon then i can see the place getting very poor indeed

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Simrob176
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bbuske, Gerente at Costa Real Suites, responded to this review, February 20, 2015
Hello,

thank you for your rating of our hotel. Ratings such as yours are an important part in our goal to provide the best service possible to our guests and show us where we need to improve as well as where we are doing good.

We are sorry that we could not live up to your expectations and will be working on improving ourselves, where we can. Maybe there will be a second chance to demonstrate our service to you.

Sincerely,

Benjamín Buske
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Panama City, Panama
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

My stay was for 5 days and I tell you this, it was simply amazing, It is like having your own apartment in la guaira, the staff was very friendly and attentive. Breakfast was included and also was very good, the room as I said is not like the ones I have seen in Caracas, you have both central ac or fans in the living room and bedroom, small kitchen, fridge and stove...
From now on I will stay in COSTA REAL SUITES next time I will visit Venezuela.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank AJ S
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bbuske, Gerente at Costa Real Suites, responded to this review, October 31, 2014
Hello,

thank you very much for your kind words and for leaving your rating here at trip advisor.
We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to see you again,.
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Europe
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24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012

Finally! A nice, clean, safe hotel with friendly & helpful staff in Venezuela! We had some very mixed experiences at other hotels & posadas during our 5 week trip, but this was definitely top on our list. Food, staff, faciltiies were all excellent.

We stayed here the night we arrived & the night just before we left, as we wanted to skip Caracas. The hotel is maybe 40 minutes (without traffic) from the airport and maybe upwards of 1.5 hours in traffic. However, the 160 - 200 bolivares you spend on the taxi ride is well worth this hotel stay. I felt safe & relaxed here outside the business of Caracas. I gave "value" a 4 because it is actually quite expensive to stay here. However, I would rather pay extra for a safe location & our choice was higher price, higher safety. It is a bit out of the way & not near much, but given the choice again, I would definitely choose Costa Real Suites.

When we arrived, we were greeted and offered a fresh juice, which was a great & welcome touch. The staff asked if we wanted dinner & we took them up on the offer (from what I could see, there are no stores or restaurants closely accessible via foot & we liked the relaxing atmosphere here). The chicken, fish & salad were great and they were honestly one of the best meals we had in all of the country. Prices are reasonable, too.

The staff helped us arrange a taxi to the airport, which was very much appreciated.
Note: we had to pay 200Bolivares from the international airport (the national was quoting us 250, but we knew this was too much). Return from the hotel to the airport is between 160 - 200 bolivares, depending on traffic. Both times we came here, the taxi driver had to ask for directions, but it seems because it is a little out of the way on a street that is more residential (though there are roosters in the area that may wake you up).

The room was actually 2 rooms: a bedroom and a "living room" area with a hammock, sofas, tv, sink, fridge, etc. The room & bathroom were clean & very spacious.

The pool area is nice & it was great to be able to catch the last few rays of sun & some relaxation before heading home. Keep an eye out for some lizards and parrots overhead as you are relaxing :)

Overall: facilities, staff, atmosphere, cleanliness are excellent!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank BR2100
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bbuske, Gerente at Costa Real Suites, responded to this review, February 20, 2015
Hello,

thank you for your rating of our hotel and your excellent review. We are happy to hear that your experience with our hotel was such a good one.

If there is anything else we can do for you, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sincerely,

Benjamín Buske
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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119 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2012

Basic accomodation seemingly part of the Cacao Travel company - they booked us in.
Bit of a hike (20km) if, like us, you´re using it as just a stopover after a late international flight into Caracas & leaving before dawn on a domestc flight. Didn´t see it in daylight.
Location far from city life but not devoid of noise.
Common parts & pool OK, but would have chosen a location closer to the airport.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank gazinho
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bbuske, Gerente at Costa Real Suites, responded to this review, February 20, 2015
Hello,

thank you for rating our hotel.
Your rating helps us to see where we are doing well and where we do need to improve ourselves.

Sincerely,

Benjamín Buske
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Central Coast, NSW, Australia
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521 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 558 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2011

Let me start by saying how intimidating I found Caracas. We arrived about 8pm and had a private transfer in a vehicle with darkened windows and curtains drawn. We arrived at Costa Real, where our drivers assistant disembarked and arranged for the heavy gate to be opened, while we stayed locked on board with the driver. The gates opened and then we drove in, the gates closed, then we disembarked.

However once inside the gates, we found an amazing place. A lovely pool area, where the owner produced some swordfish steaks and soon we were eating by the pool late at night. Our rooms were clean and spacious, in what was once probably a very nice area.

I've posted some photos from the hotel to show you the surrounds. Despite being very close to the beach, we were discouraged from simply strolling down 'for our own safety'.

For us, Caracas was merely the entry point for some of the most amazing scenery in the world, Salto Angel, Canaima Ntaional Park, and the impressive stilt villages out on Lake Maracaibo where we witnessed the Catatumbo Lighthouse.

I would have rated the hotel even higher but I feel we were 'got at' with the exchange rate. Rooms and dining charged in Boli's, then converted to the official exchange rate, meaning we paid far more than the going street exchange rate.

Having said that, if I'm ever in Caracas again, I would definitely stay here.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank 1800hammer
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bbuske, Gerente at Costa Real Suites, responded to this review, February 20, 2015
Hello,

thank you for rating our hotel.
We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our hotel.
We also would like to thank you for your comments. Ratings such as yours are helping us to see where we need to improve as well as what we are doing well.


Sincerely,

Benjamín Buske
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Kolkata
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2011

I had a great layover here. It is a nice place. You have to pay extra for breakfast. It was nicely made. Lounge area is sweet and rooms are also nice.

Unfortunately I sleped bad because of a roster in the neighborhood.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank aventyrssidan
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bbuske, Gerente at Costa Real Suites, responded to this review, February 20, 2015
Hello,

thank you for your excellent rating of our hotel.
We are happy to hear, that your enjoyed your stay that much in our hotel and hope to see you again soon.

Sincerely,

Benjamín Buske
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Property: Costa Real Suites
Address: Calle Jardin Botanico, Sector Caribe | Tanaguarena, La Guaira, Venezuela
Location: Venezuela > Capital Region > La Guaira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in La Guaira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Costa Real Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a small hotel, located near the international airport of Caracas and the city of Caracas, capital of Venezuela. Our 15 rooms are all equipped with air condition, ventilator and have a kitchen with a fridge. Our friendly staff is looking forward to serve you. Additionally we offer various services, to meet your needs, such as free transfrom to and from the international airport, WiFi, Nanny and a place to celebrate a party, along others. In addition we are located close to the beach. Please feel free to ask us for more information. Our staff is able to take care of you in various languages, such as english, spanish, german, japanese and others. We are looking forward to meet you in our hotel. ... more   less 
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