Caribbean Tourism

Accommodation - Georgetown

LL-L Le Meridien Pegasus, Seawall Rd, PO Box 101147, T528539, F53703/60532. Completely renovated, very safe, a/c, comfortable, fridge, cable TV, lovely swimming pool, gym, tennis, business centre, 24-hour back up electricity, organizes tours to Timberhead, see Eating, below. L-AL Ambassador Club, Pere St, Kitty, T50811, F50808. Lovely surroundings, self-contained apartments, laundry, sports facilities.


L-AL Cara Lodge, 294 Quamina St, T55301, F55310. A Heritage House hotel, 150-year-old converted mansion, 14 rooms, good service, superb, restaurant, bar, taxi service, laundry, business centre with internet access. L-AL Cara Suites, 176 Middle St, T61612/5, F61541. Luxurious, secure, self-contained rooms with kitchen, Irish Bar serving Guinness and Irish and Scotch whiskies, grocery, shoeshine, laundry, business centre, internet access, no restaurant, airport pick-up. L Main Street Plaza, 45 Main St, T57775, F57666. Self-contained suites with kitchen, café, Shutters restaurant, small pool, welcoming, business facilities, safe.

L-AL Tower, 74-75 Main St, T720115, F56021. A/c, lively bar, Main Street Café, swimming pool (membership for non-residents), gym, business centre, 24-hour electricity back up. L-A Ocean View, Liliendaal, Rupert Craig Highway, 2 miles east of Georgetown, T0225429, F0224722. Suites to moderate rooms, pool, bar, dining room, conference centre, taxi service. A-B Park, 37-38 Main St, T549115, F60351. A/c, secure, see the beautiful Victorian ballroom.

A-B Woodbine, 41-42 New Market St, T594304, F58406, just off Main St. A/c or fan, bar, restaurant, health club, overpriced. A Campala, Camp St, T52951, 61920/51620. Modern, a/c, near prison (lunch US$4, dinner US$6). A-B Ariantze, 176 Middle St, T65363/70115. Fans, or a/c in deluxe rooms and suites, including breakfast, see Places to Eat - Georgetown, very good. A-C Friends, 82 Robb St, T72383, F70762. Renovated with bath, a/c, TV, kitchenette, hot water, safe, B without kitchen, C with fan, mosquito net, bar, restaurant with Creole dishes, travel agency (domestic and international). A-B Waterchris, Waterloo St, between Murray and Church Sts, T71980. A/c (E per person with fan), good restaurant, renovated. A-B K&VC, 233 South Rd, Lacytown, T52304.

There are also many smaller, cheaper hotels. Recommended are: A-C Hotel Glow, 23 Queen St, Kitty, T70863. Clean, a/c or fan, 24-hour restaurant, taxi or minibus to centre. B-C Day Star, 314 Sheriff St, Campbellville, T54425, F62665. Bath, fan, mosquito net, no restaurant but several nearby, breakfast available, laundry, 15-20 minutes from centre. C Demico, near Stabroek Market, T56372. A/c, E without, no breakfast, lunch US$5.

C-E Florentene’s, 3 North Rd, Lacytown, T62283. C-D Rima Guest House, 92 Middle St, T57401. Good area, modernized, well-run, popular with backpackers, good value, central, safe, mosquito nets, restaurant (breakfast US$1.55, lunch and dinner US$5). Highly recommended. E Eena’s Guest House, 17 North St, T73132. Others include: D-E German’s, 81 Robb St, T53972. With bath, no fan. F Tropicana, Waterloo and Middle Sts. Very basic. Many small hotels and guesthouses are full of long-stay residents, while some are rented by the hour. Try to book in advance. If in doubt, go to a larger hotel for 1st night and look around next day in daylight.

Apartments

A Toucan Suites, 246 Anaida Ave, Eccles, East Bank Demerara, T77094/5, F60921 (reservations in USA/Canada 1-800-7288657). 1 bedroom, a/c, TV, maid service, washer, dryer, guard service, generator, free airport shuttle. A Blue Wave, 3 locations, office at 8-9 North Rd, Bourda, T64295 or 78897. Good standard, fully-furnished, kitchenette, TV, a/c, hot water, 24-hour electricity and security, renovated 1998. B Arlington Apartments, corner of Smith and Hadfield Sts, T70830. Comfortable, spacious, has security. Mrs Lee has 3 flats on Middle St, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, US$400 per month, contact her at Polly’s Hairdressers, Middle St, next to Caribbean Rose.

Resorts near Georgetown

Timberhead, operated by Le Meridien Pegasus Hotel in the Santa Amerindian Reserve (founded 1858), situated on a sandy hill overlooking Savannah and the Pokerero Creek, 3 beautifully appointed native lodges with bath and kitchen facilities, well-run, good food, lovely trip up the Kamuni River to get there, much wildlife to be seen, 212 species of bird have been recorded, activities include swimming, fishing, jungle trails, visit to Santa Mission Arawak village, volleyball, US$55 per person for a day trip (minimum 2 people), US$15 per person for 1 night and 2 days (including all transport, meals, bar, guide, accommodation), recommended. Double ‘B’ Exotic Gardens, 58 Lamaha Gardens, Georgetown, T52023, F60997, contact Boyo Ramsaroop, near Timehri Airport, good birdwatching, gardens specializing in heliconias, day tours US$35. Emerald Tower Rainforest Lodge, Madewini on the Demerara River, T72011, F56021, reached by minibus from Georgetown, day trips and overnight stays, many activities including swimming, bicycle and nature trails, birdwatching, archery.


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