I was here for 2 weeks on business; this was my 3rd time at the hotel, so I know it well. It is old but clean. The hotel's front desk and housekeeping personnel are very friendly and work very hard to accommodate you. The restaurant staff is awful. They are rude and you have to chase them down to get any service. Forget room service. The food is overpriced and not very good. The exception is their cappuccinos, they are great! Many restaurants will deliver to the hotel. There is Popeye's and Churches Chicken, some pizza places, etc. Ask the front desk for a list. They only take cash. Try the New Thriving Chinese restaurant for good food. It's a couple of blocks away, which is a US $4.00 taxis ride. Do not try to walk there it's not safe. Speaking of safe, I do feel safe at this hotel and as a woman traveler that is important. There is a hair salon, but you cannot charge hair services to your room, you have to pay cash. The hair dresser is very good and used to work in Atlanta, GA. There is a gym which has no air conditioning and a small convenience store which is closed on Sunday's as is everything else in Guyana. So if you need to exchange money or buy something, do it before Sunday! Some of the rooms have free internet, otherwise it's $10.00 a day. It is slow, but at least they have it. Keep in mind this is very much a third world country. There is a beach behind the hotel, but I wouldn't swim in it for anything. Do not walk the beach alone. I walked with three people and we did not feel safe. The hotel has a decent pool. If you need a taxi use DR Taxi Service and ask for Sham or Abdool. Sham's number is 648-9730. He and Abdool are great drivers and very nice. Take a hot pot or a coffee maker. The hotel does not supply them. They do supply an iron and ironing board, hair dryer, in room safe and a small refrigerator. There offer 120 and 240 voltage outlets, but no outlets in the bathroom. I asked for an extension cord or a drop cord, as they call it and they brought one right away and let me keep for 2 weeks. As I said, the housekeeping and maintenance staff are very nice and tipping them daily helps too. I found everyone takes U.S. dollars, even in the restaurants downtown. The bed is comfortable; the air conditioner works well, but is very, very noisy. I didn't see any bugs. If your room overlooks the pool you will not be able to sleep on the weekends because of extremely loud music. I was in room 308 and I did not hear the music, but my colleagues said it was awful. There is a Marriott being built next to this hotel and I don't know how the Pegasus will be able to compete. I know some of the reviews are very harsh, but I don't compare this hotel to ones in the US. I consider my location and from what I've seen in the area, this place is not that bad.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on the delta of the Demerara River and the Atlantic Ocean- the Pegasus Hotel Guyana holds the most stunning seascape views. Within walking distance of many of the major commercial and tourist sites. The hotel is centrally located in the city of Georgetown- making it an ideal location for both business and leisure travelers to Guyana. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Pegasus Hotel Georgetown
- Le Meridien Georgetown
- Georgetown Le Meridien
- Pegasus Hotel Guyana Georgetown