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Hotel Hacienda El Portete
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Choroni
2 reviews
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“Excelent option for weekend”
Reviewed August 15, 2011

Very nice people. The food was excelent and the place is perfect. High recommend place

  • Stayed August 2011
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Long Beach, California
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Reviewed June 18, 2010

We stayed for a conference at the Hotel Hacienda El Portete and were accommodated in the sister property Hacienda de Garcia. The grounds/gardens were beautiful, hammocks, two friendly parrots, a turtle named Sofia and a little kitty named Susie. This colonial building is well maintained but has kept its wonderful historical ambiance. This location is within walking distance to Playa Grande (25 mins) and the stores of Puerto Colombia/Choroni. Richard, who was our host during our stay, did everything to make our accommodations and our conference a great success and we really appreciated it. In addition, the price paid for accommodations was very reasonable.
There is a beautiful pool and a bar/restaurant located pool side. I also recommend Virgilio Espinal of Arekay Tours for a breathtaking jungle walk and birdwatching experience.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 26, 2008

We were recommeded this place by Venezuelan colleagues, and they were spot on.
Its a small hotel, 24 rooms and 3 suites, all done nicely plain and simple, nothing luxurious, but really well done nonetheless.
The hotel is based around the families 300 year old cocoa plantation, some of the buildings are original while some are purpose built.
We were lucky enough to stay in one of the original rooms around the edge of the central cocoa pod drying area.
Our room was basic, but nice, private bathroom, fan and air conditioning, big bed, very clean and well maintained. Each room has its own giant hammock hanging outside, perfect for a lazy afternoon.
There is a central pool (nice and deep and large) with a bar from which breakfast, lunch and dinner are served.
Food was great - again basic but really well done, lovely fresh calamari and great steak as a main course.
Food prices were reasonable as was the drink prices.
There is internet, a games room with pool and table tennis and plenty of places to lounge around.
The hotel is about 15 minutes walk from port, along a road without footpath all the way, but there are plenty of taxis around if you dont fancy the walk.
Our host, whos name i didnt catch was great, he helped us plan our time in Choroni/Puerto Colombia, giving us suggestions of beaches to visit, places to walk and where to eat.
A perfect host, a great location, great food, freiendly staff, and a great price!

  • Liked — cute rooms, great staff, great value for money, beautiful location
  • Disliked — walk to the port
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Hacienda El Portete

Property: Hotel Hacienda El Portete
Address: | Between the colonial town of Choroni and Puerto Colombia, Choroni 2110, Venezuela
Location: Venezuela > Central Region > Choroni
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Choroni
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
It is a hacienda of Cacao with more than 300 years, it was restored and designed with the same colonial atmosphere of the years 1600 but with modern facilities, 24 rooms, 3 suites, equipped with various services, 2 swimming pools (1 children) A children's play area, a conference room, a relaxing atmosphere and an English speaking staff. Hotel, Posada Hacienda El Portete has an excellent quality that is personalized attention, provided by the employees and by the same owner, our sincere wishes are to make each of our guests have the best vacation of their life in their stay with us. Cozy Rooms Private bathroom Air conditioner Cable TV 2 Swimming Pools (Adult and Children) restaurant Game room Cyber WIFI zone 3 Conference Rooms Large parking Power plant ... more   less 

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