Church view hotel: "WORST hotel in Guyana!!" Guyana Hotel Tip by SurfGuyana

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  The 5:00 am Prayers over the loudspeaker
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  • The 5:00 am Prayers over the loudspeaker - Guyana
      The 5:00 am Prayers over the loudspeaker
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      The Roach Motel refrigerator and 1960's TV !!!
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      The yummy Roach Carpet
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  • The filth that never gets swept up for days! - Guyana
      The filth that never gets swept up for days!
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  • 1 of the Large signs put up in room as decoration - Guyana
      1 of the Large signs put up in room as decoration
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Had to stay in Berbice for 3 nights recently. I live many miles away and was traveling with friends. We made a choice based on web available info and BOY did we bottom out!
So as to prevent others from having this horrible experience, there are other places nicer AND cheaper within a block!
The good: breakfast was good, reasonably priced, made to order. The waitress/server was the same as the cook (Indra). Very friendly.
Price was average for a hotel in the area, about G$8000/night or $40 US. Room had a window A/C unit (from the 1960's).
The bad: the thick carpet of mold and dust on the A/C unit prevented it from cooling the room until I took it off and scrubbed it. It hadn't been cleaned in at least a year. They aren't very familiar with a/c here, so they might not know it HAD a filter.
Toilet area was filthy. You could change the color of the tank by running your finger across it.
Room was just larger than a prison cell and the TV had to be precariously perched on top of the cube refrigerator which hardly worked.
Decorated in cheap, plastic, yard sale and dollar store fixtures.
Carpet was absolutely disgusting, and looked like an army issue wool blanket!
I could go on and on about the dirt and filth but my friends room next door had roaches camped out in their non-working refrigerator. I think that sums it up.
I can forgive small rooms and bare light bulb furnishings, but filth is something I'm not accustomed to paying for.
On top of all this, we had a small problem that need to be ironed out by the staff. The daytime desk clerk is rude, obnoxious AND arrogant! I know now, after several years in this country, that customer service is almost unheard of, but this guy is a true bottom dweller. Certainly not an impressive representative of his hotel. Fortunately, several of the women that work there did follow his lead.
There is a nicer place almost next door! It's actually two doors away, but you get the idea. Many friends stayed there instead and are laughing like crazy at our experience.
EVERYONE who stayed at the other place, The Parkway Hotel (592-333-3928) had a great time, no complaints. They said their rooms were clean, decent sized and cheaper. A/C is available there if you want (for an additional cost - very typical in this country) There are other places nearby also. Just do a google search. OR read reviews from here or elsewhere.
If staying in the Lethem area, try the Takatu Inn. Very friendly and clean. Owners are friendly and accommodating.

Unique Qualities: it's directly across the street from a three story Muslim Masjid (house of prayer/ worship)
At lunch time they have a loudspeaker where they call everyone in the area to come for prayer/service. About as loud as those bells that Catholic churches use to announce Mass time. The service is broadcast up and down the street for all to hear.
Unfortunately, the other time of day for this is at 5:00 a.m.!! Unfortunate for those who were sleeping. And for those staying in a hotel right across the street.

If the desk clerk had been respectful or helpful, it would have made a lot of difference. Unfortunately, he chose to exemplify 3rd world mentality.

If you have one that can beat this one, please post it!

Address: 3, Main and King Streets, New Amsterdam
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: Entrance to New Amsterdam, main road.
Phone: 592-333-2880
Price: US$40-80
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  • Updated Oct 10, 2011
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