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Hotels in Caracas and Venezuela
There are several hotels to choose from in Caracas, but even the most reasonable will be a bit pricey by South American standards. Generally, hotels in Caracas are set up to accommodate business travellers. They tend to be booked up Monday to Thursday and empty on the weekends once the businessmen have left. Safe areas of town to stay are the upmarket neighbourhoods such as Altamira and Las Mercedes. Although more expensive you may want to choose a hotel in Caracas in one of these areas. Cheaper hotels are available in the Sabana Grande area (centre of town), but this can be a dangerous area after dark. Prices at a budget hotel for a room for two will be around $75 to $100 per night with a moderate hotel costing $150 to $200 per night. Luxury hotels can cost as much as $600 a night. Business travellers get the best rates so it may pay to say you are a corporate traveller and try to negotiate a better rate at the better hotels. Many upmarket hotels quote prices in Dollars. Hotels are also you best accommodation option for the rest of Venezuela. Prices and quality will range dramatically, but you may find it worth it to go for at least a mid-range hotel in Venezuela due to the greater comfort they provide. For more information on finding a hotel in Venezuela see www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotels-g294324-Venezuela-Hotels.html.