Cara Lodge

Cara Lodge


Cara Lodge is a heritage house hotel with unique Guyanese wooden colonial architecture, built in the 1840s. The hotel originally consisted of two houses and has a long and romantic history and was the home of the first Lord Mayor of Georgetown. Over the years has been visited by many dignitaries including King Edward VIll who stayed at the house in 1923. Other luminaries have included President Jimmy Carter, HRH Prince Charles, HRH Prince Andrew, Channing Tatum and Mick Jagger.

This comfortable, centrally-located hotel offers the nostalgia of a bygone era, complete with modern facilities and friendly service in a congenial atmosphere. The Mango Patio is a favourite meeting point for evening drinks and the Bottle Restaurant is considered one of Georgetown’s best.

Cara Lodge is conveniently located in the heart of Georgetown. It is perfectly positioned for easy access to local markets, the botanical gardens, restaurants, bars and shopping.

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Captaingruntfuddock11/02/2020
4 star rating

Nice Colonial Hotel The Hotel its self is a bit old and in need of a freshen up but it has atmosphere and character. The staff are lovely. The rooms are big enough and very comfortable with good bathrooms. Food is ok. If you bother to talk to the manager you will discover the hotel has a rich and varied history. Prince Charles and Mick Jagger both stayed here. The hotel is 150 years old and has great character. If in Georgetown, stay here.

Over_Land_And_Sea10/16/2020
3 star rating

Comfortable colonial style hotel. Could do with a freshen up. Good service OVERVIEW

I stayed here as part of the Guyana Nature Experience tour with Wilderness Explorers. I only stayed 2 nights at the start and end of the trip. The hotel is a nice colonial style building with pleasant gardens and a courtyard.

ROOM

Comfortable rooms with nice décor although the room was a bit dark and stuffy. They look like they could be freshened up but I recognise it’s an old building. Comfortable bed, air conditioning, Iron, safe, hairdryer and good quality toiletries. Good Wi-Fi in room. Reasonable mini-bar prices.

ACCOMODATION/FACILITIES/CUSTOMER SERVICE

There’s not much around the hotel in terms of facilities, it’s in a mostly residential area. I’m not sure I would feel safe walking there at night. Friendly front desk with good service. Luggage storage available and exchange facilities (cash only).
The hotel was a bit noisy. There was people talking outside our room at 2am and we had an early start the next day. All rooms face the courtyard/reception so there doesn’t appear to be “quiet” rooms.

Included continental breakfast was a bit basic (yoghurt, fruit , cakes, cereal). We paid for an evening meal in the restaurant. It was OK but a bit expensive for what it was.

I can't really say if this hotel is value for money or how expensive it was as it was part of a tour, so I didn't pay individually for the hotel.

WOULD I STAY HERE AGAIN?

Yes, it looked one of the better hotels in the city

amy0003/31/2020
4 star rating

Lovely staff, great restaurant, shame about the room This is an old building, designed before electronic air conditioning. The original design had demarara shutters which channelled cool air in and allowed hot air to escape. This meant the room was dark but ventilated. In putting in air conditioning, and naming glass on the inside of the shutters the result is dark and noisy with no outside air. If you want the ceiling fan on, you also need the midnight on, so its useless at night. This did not make sleeping easy. This is what happens when you try to install modern facilities in an old building.

The hotel website shows a mango tree in a court yard and a cocktail bar. The mango tree has gone, and the cocktail bar only opened intermittently. Not everyone knew how to mix cocktails when it did open although when they were good they were very good.

The restaurant was friendly and accommodating with good food.

The reception staff were very helpful when our travel arrangements went adrift and the agents did not bother to let us know.

An oasis in a hot city. Georgetown is well worth visiting. More

Kazzie14093/06/2020
4 star rating

Lovely heritage hotel We stayed for one night each side of a trip to the interior of Guyana. The first room was okay but the second was much better so I would, if you are staying for more than one night, ask to see a couple of rooms as the do vary. The wifi was excellent and the breakfast selection was okay. The service was good and I managed to drop off laundry on the first visit and collect it on the return which worked very well. There is a lovely bar in the middle of the hotel courtyard which is a lovely spot for a G&T. We happened to be there when a school formal was on so it did get a bit noisy but it was all over by midnight. The hotel does have a lovely feel to it and has embraced the heritage component without compromising too much on modern amenities.

WiFi

Restaurant

Bar

Air Conditioning

Toiletries

International Direct Dial Telephone

Cable Television

Hair Dryers

Iron and Ironing Board

Mini Bar

Tea and Coffee Making Facilities

In-Room Safe

Complimentary Local Newspapers

24 Hours Reception

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