We arrived in Caracas without one of our backpacks. It got lost in Portugal at the airport. We had a hard time getting out of Caracas by any means of transportation. No airplane tickets, no bustickets. Luckily we got two bustickets to Puerto Ordaz that were not confirmed by the people who were supposed to take this bus. As we don´t speak Spanish, it was very difficult for us to arrange our itinerary. Due to the fact that we booked a trip in the Orinoco Delta it was imperative that we were able to leave that day and we were forced to leave Caracas without our backpack. Tired from all the hassle and frozen because of the airconditioning in the nightbus to Puerto Ordaz we finally arrived at Posada Cunuri in Puerto Ordaz. We already had a reservation in this posada but were not able to spend that night because of our trouble getting out of Caracas so we had to spend the night in the bus.We received a very warm welcome and despite of missing the night in the posada we were pointed to our room for a hot shower, some relaxing until checkout time and a great breakfast afterwards. It felt like coming home in this posada. Clean, spotless rooms, when you open your room you smell immediately that it is well cleaned. The hallways in the posada are very homey, with lots of art hanging on the wall and different nice decorations. Everything is clean, nothing is broken and we even were able to recharge our equipment because of the right material in the room. Perfect! We have seen different posadas in Venezuela, but nothing like this! We had to leave after breakfast but returned after our trip to the Orinoco Delta. This time we met the owners of the Posada, a warm , kind and very helpful couple. They helped us booking and printing our flight to Isla Margarita on the internet. (because of the Spanish language on the booking site) They recommended a restaurant and took us there by their own car. As the restaurant was closed they drove us around and showed us some nice places in Puerto Ordaz. Then they dropped us off at the restaurant, making sure that we got home safely from there by taxi. The owner kissed us goodbye, wishing us a pleasant evening and leaving us astonished by her friendly warm and helpful attitude. We never expected this kind of service, but we feel we were taken under her wings because of our helplessnes in Spanish. Treating every guest of the posada like this would be a lot of work! Staying in the posada felt like visiting family. Even when we were waiting for our trip to the Gran Sabana the next day, the small dog of the owners cuddled up on our lap. Of course we booked another night when we came back from the Gran Sabana. Although we already booked a posada on isla margarita, the owner provided us with an adress of a posada on Isla Margarita. The owner told us if we have any trouble, we should call them as the owners of that posada were relatives. We highly recommend this posada, clean rooms, tv with a wide arrange of channels, lovely decorated hallways, exceptional service and breakfast, and last but not least very friendly owners. We wish them all the best continueing running this posada.
Ork Schoffelmeer and Annette Basten.
- Also Known As:
- Posada Cunuri Venezuela/Guayana - Ciudad Guayana