Maracay Hotels and Accommodation
(Maracay, Aragua, Venezuela)
As a result of Maracay's commercial and industrial profile, hotel accommodation at all levels is easily found. The city's heart is the main square, the Plaza Girardot, which is home to the cathedral and comes with a good number of hotels in its vicinity. Another upscale lodging location is the Avenida de las Delicias, in the midst of the city's business and commercial centre.
Maracay lies on the shores of Lake Valencia and is backed by the mountains, with a choice of lakeside and hillside hotels being available for those who value a natural setting. A wide selection of accommodation is found here, from luxury and resort-style offerings to guest houses, bed and breakfasts (B&Bs) and self-catering apartments. For long-stay visitors, discounts can often be arranged.
Where to Stay
For total upscale luxury accommodation with a great restaurant, the five-star Eurobuilding Express Maracay on the Avenida de las Delicias is as good as it gets, coming with all the upmarket facilities expected of five-star lodging.
Another respectable choice at this level, set on Avenida Principal el Castano at the edge of Maracay, is the Hotel Pipo, highly rated and also with excellent dining opportunities. The Hotel Princess Plaza edges up to top-end quality at a less than extravagant price, although is regarded by many to be a little bland.
At budget level the star is the Posada el Limon, just north of the city centre and run by a Venezuelan-Dutch couple. Leafy patios lined with colourful mosaics, tastefully decorated rooms and comfortable accommodation with beautiful mountain rooms are highlights. Other options are the neat, clean and bright Hotel Wladimir and the Hotel Triani.
One of the best budget deals in Maracay is the Hotel Mar del Plata, a peaceful place with neat and pretty rooms. Most hotels in Maracay don't support online bookings, meaning that you often won't be able to book in advance.