We were very surprised at the size of the room and there was no street noise to keep us awake at night.
We tried to book in at the Lincoln Suites but we had so much trouble trying to make the booking and even after making 4 long distance telephone calls to the Lincoln Suites we decided it was fruitless as the staff had very little command of the english language and we decided to opt for another hotel.
The Hotel Caracas Cumberland was just off Sabana Grande and there were many restaurants quite close to the hotel.
At no time did we really feal unsafe in the area except perhaps late at night when we would take a taxi.
We stayed there for 6 days and had a great time seeing the sights of Caracas which was arranged for us by the tour desk gentleman at the hotel who spoke perfect english - our tour guide was Rueben. The tour prices were very reasonable and the hotel accommadation price was very reasonable considering that it included breakfast for both of us as well.
All of the reception staff were very friendly and most of them spoke good english and were very helpful.
We found a restaurant called the Hereford Bull where the manager spoke perfect english and out of the thousands of meals we have had in overseas countries this was the absolute best meal ever and the price was very reasonable at around US$50 for both of us including wine and about 5 courses. We have been to many of the steak restaurants in the USA and all througout South America including Chile and Argentine and this beat them all and it was at a great price. We want to go back to Caracas just to go to this restaurant! Our second best meal ever was at La Barras in Montevideo close to the Holiday Inn Hotel. Hillary Clinton had dined there and they had a rather large photo of her on the wall with all of the restaurant staff being in the photo as well. Prices at this restaurant were even cheaper than the Hereford Bull and they sure know hot to cook a steak in South America and beats the USA steaks in quality and price every time.
In summary we had a very nice time in Caracas thanks to the hotel staff which were very helpful.... Next stop Guatemala City.
Tom & Dianne.. Coffs Harbour Australia.
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