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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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

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.

4 star rating

Heritage hotel worth a visit I stayed at Cara Lodge at the beginning and the end of my recent vacation in Guyana. The first room was OK but had a bit of an older / very slight dank smell to it and a slightly aged bathroom; while the room on the second part of our stay was nicer and felt much newer. The hotel is quite beautiful and sticks out as a remarkable building within Georgetown. The staff were helpful, however the restaurant was more frustrating than not. Many of the trips and excursions for visitors leave at 6:45AM from the hotel; the breakfast is supposed to start at 6:30 (which is cutting it close) however both mornings the breakfast was not out at 6:30 or 6:45 leaving us without food until lunch time. Additionally, we had lunch in the dining area one day and the service was inconsistent, we were told certain dishes were sold out but 15 minutes later saw them served, and had to wait 20 minutes to pay once we got the check.

Aside from food service issues, the stay was quite pleasant and this really seemed to be the best option in the city.

4 star rating

Character Hotel Attractive period hotel in Central Georgetown. Rooms and public areas simply but nicely decorated and clean. In a busy area but traffic noise was not a problem. No lifts or porters that I could see so if you have problems with stairs or taking your luggage upstairs this might not be the hotel for you. I didn't see any ground floor rooms.
Food was OK but service was a bit strange as courses weren't delivered together - sometimes a good 10 minutes apart.




Air Conditioning


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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