Via Altagracia | Playa Caribe, Margarita Island 6309 , Venezuela
"1 semaine coussi coussa"
Posted by: Diane on Jan 10, 2011
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Just dreaming under palm trees.........! And we have just the perfect place to do it!
LTI Costa Caribe is located on the northern coast of Margarita Island, 4 star category and all inclusive system to offer luxury, commodity, hospitality, entertainment and all the time of the world to dedicate yourself to sports, fun and rest.
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Paul on Jan 1, 2009 >
12 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Jan, 2009
476 people found this review helpful
Arrival: November 10-17,2008
Booked through Sears Travel and paid $1100.00 with taxes. Did not have to pay any extra departing tax.
We booked a standard room on the Second floor facing the Beach and it was clean and quite comfortable.
Restaurants and Bars:
The food was great, i have been to Cuba,Mexico and the Dominican Rep. on all-inclusive packages and this was by far the best. The variety offered for day snacks however does need some improvement unless of course you are a fan of French fries and Burgers...
The Beach was great, excellent waves for Body surfing and the grounds are clean. The pool was clean and quite large with a poolside bar.
v Activities on and off the Resort/Hotel:
We went on the Jeep safari which was fun and a great way to meet people.
We visited the local town and we were not bothered by the locals to buy something on the streets unlike in Mexico or the Dominican...
Scuba diving was good for beginners and the guides were friendly
Other Comments: I found the Hotel very nice,the beach and weather was great and the staff was very friendly. I have recommended this hotel to friends and i personally will go back..
"Unfortunately, I don't think we will go back."
Kathy on Feb 1, 2009 >
13 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Feb, 2009
488 people found this review helpful
Arrival and Flight
February 3, 2009
booked through Nolitours out of Toronto for 14 days
were very small and dark, had a balcony but couldn't see anything but the buildings in front of us. Bathrooms were ok shower head was loose from wall but worked ok. Air conditioner worked great. Some rooms leaked and got flooded (even on the 2nd and 3rd floors) when we had the 2 days of rain. Fortunately ours didn't.
Lobby bar was to have sunrise breakfast from 5:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. but only happened our last two days there and then there weren't any clean coffee cups They were never really ready for breakfast at 7:00 a.m. either (the egg lady never showed up on time). Tablecloths were from supper the night before and generally dirty. Lunch was ok if you like burgers and pizza. The buffet was much like the other meals. Supper was never really ready either. If you went right at 6:00 things like the soup and specialty food was not ready. If you went later portions were not replenished. All in all the food was warm at best. Many complaints of sickness by guests.
What can you say about the bars. They always had something to drink just maybe not what you wanted.
Beach and Pools
Once the areas around the pool and beach were cleaned up (apparently unlike Mexico they don't work at night) they were lovely.
a bit overgrown. We had 2 days of all day rain and there were areas that the water was ankle deep trying to get around the resort (but it was a warm rain)
Activities and Entertainment
very laid back around the pool (which can be nice). My husband booked two dives which were cancelled because of wind. He got a full refund.
Had booked a tour prior to arriving with Steve & Marcello (Americans who live on the island) Cruisin-N-Style check website. We did a 4 hour tour just to get a feel for the island but they offer much more. Worth checking out.
Departure and Check Out
Check out of the hotel was very smooth. They had 3 flights leaving the island within 20 minutes of each other so once we got to the airport it was total chaos. By the time we got through all the lines (one to pay first exit tax, then the line to have bags searched by the military, then to pay the second tax, then to get your boarding passes, then to go through security and be patted down by the military and go through their one xray machine) we had about 20 minutes to find something to eat and drink and our flight was being called. Now we know why checkout is at 9:00 a.m. for a 2:00 p.m. flight.
We have been to many destinations in Mexico and have been to Panama. Although I have never felt the need to write a review I felt this time people needed to know how different travelling outside of Mexico is. The star ratings is very different (I guess) in this part of the world. In comparison to our other holidays, I would rate this hotel at best a -3 star, no way was it a 4. The people at the resort weren't as friendly as at others we have been, but I do have to say our maid did thank us a couple of times for the small gifts and money we left every day. Unfortunately, I don't think we will go back.
"1 semaine coussi coussa"
Diane on Jan 10, 2011 >
1 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Dec, 2010 | Leisure | With friend
492 people found this review helpful
La température était de la partie, il a fait très beau. En arrivant on nous avait donné une suite moisie, porte arrachée mais on nous a changé de chambre aussitôt que nous nous sommes plaints. La chambre n'était vraiment pas comparable à l'autre donc ne vous gênez surtout pas pour demander de changer de chambre. La nourriture est mangeable mais non variée, vous aurez un plat de pâtes et sauce, 1 plat de riz, 1 plat de patates, 1 plat de poissons et 1 plat de poulets, 3 choix de salades et voilà vos repas. Nous étions environ 20 personnes à se tenir ensemble et nous avons tous été malades : crampes, va-vite, vomissements et maux de tête. Aucune activité nautique, les vagues sont trop grosses. Les shows de soirée sont très pauvres. Une chance que nous étions plusieurs ensemble pour faire du social car c'est comme ça que l'on a apprécié notre semaine. Le personnel est courtois et gentil. Je ne recommanderai pas cet Hôtel pour rien au monde. Tout est à refaire et à rénover c'est pas pour rien que l'hôtel est vide.
Restaurants and Bars:
le restaurant mexicain proposait une carte de menu avec 3 choix mais nous servait un plat qui n'était pas sur le menu. Nous avons annulé nos réservations
manque d'eau dans la piscine, eau salée
Activities on and off the Resort/Hotel:
aucune si ce n'est de jouer aux dards