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Hotel Ávila

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Peaceful and well-located hotel beside the Mount Ávila National Park, overlooking the city but free from its congestion and chaos.

This popular, well-established hotel was built on the Rockefeller family's riches in the 1940s and still maintains illustrious pretentions, although some aspects of its service are admittedly not quite as prestigious these days.

It's a good choice for its location if you don't want to stay in the traffic-choked centre of Caracas. The attractive, well-kept grounds are in a residential area next to Mount Ávila National Park overlooking the capital, and there’s little noise apart from the chattering birds and frogs in the garden, making for a very peaceful stay. The sights and restaurants of central Caracas are a taxi ride away.

Guestrooms have simple, neutral décor. There’s a good range of facilities: a beauty salon, business centre, souvenir shop and a pleasant, partially outdoor restaurant serving a good selection of dishes beside the circular pool fringed by bamboo plants.

Bartolome, Galápagos

What our clients say

  • Faded glory. As described but friendly.

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Our expert's view

Ben Line
Ben Line - Travel Expert

Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.

The main thing Hotel Avila has going for it is the quiet location in a residential suburb next to a large forested fringes of Avila National Park. You can wake up to birdsong and even spot toucans and other birds in the hotel grounds.

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