The town of Juan Griego is the backpacker's best kept secret on Margarita Island! Sunsets here are amongst the most beautiful you will ever see.
Hotel Patrick is a posada (hostel) run by Michael - an Irish musician and film-maker - and his beautiful Venezuelan wife, Odalis. They do everything they can to ensure that you have a great holiday in their pretty, friendly and laid-back property. The hotel is just 20 meters from the sea, only 2 minutes walk from the town centre shops and it has a lush tropical garden. Most guests refer to it as `a home away from home`, and many independent travellers stay for much longer than they originally planned, preferring to be based in Juan Griego rather than the more tourist Playa el Agua area
The Hotel has 9 rooms suitable for 1., 2 or 3 persons.The theree rooms on the upper floor have sea views from the balcony and the 5 lower deck rooms are situated beside the tropical garden. All the rooms have a bathroom with a shower (with hot water) and toilet and are cleaned every day. 7 of the rooms have air conditioning while the other 3 rooms have an electric fan. The hotel has 24-hour security on-site.
The bar is open to guests from 11am - 11pm on weekdays and 11am-1am on Fridays and Saturdays. As well as enjoying an ice-cold Polar beer or cocktails such as a Margarita, a Caipirinha or a Cuba Libre (Venezuelan rum with Coca Cola) you can also play pool for free. Food is not currently on sale in the hotel but there is a large fridge available for guests to store ham, cheese, juice, water etc and you can use our knives, forks, plates etc. The kitchen facilities are for hotel use only. There is a chill-out space where you can read a book from our multi-language library, watch a DVD or use our free PC with its broadband connection to access the internet. If you have your own computer with you, you can also get on the internet via our free Wifi access. There are 9 restaurants within 2 minutes walk of the hotel. There is also a laundry, a bakery and a supermarket very near here.
We can help you to book sightseeing trips on Margarita: jeep safaris around the island, snorkelling and scuba, and sailing trips to the nearby islands of Coche and Cubagua. Through our associated travel service - Adventure Tours Venezuela - we can help you book excursions to Orinoco Delta, Angel Falls and Canaima, Roraima Trek, Merida and the Andes, Los Llanos nature reserve and Los Roques. Just ask to speak to MIchael or Tino.
The Town of Juan Griego
Juan Griego is a small fishing town set in a sweeping bay in the northwest of Margarita Island, situated close to the beautiful Playa Caribe (Caribe Beach), the best beach on the island. Juan Griego is probably the most relaxed and friendly town in Margarita, with many shops offering Duty Free goods at excellent prices. You can sit on the beach under the palm trees at one of the many restaurants offering local food (especially fresh sea food) and watch the sun setting over the sea, a sight which really is breath-taking. Just 5 minutes walk from the Hotel Patrick and set on a headland offering is an old Spanish fort - el Fortin - with incredible views of the whole bay.
All reservations must be paid in full on arrival in us$ or euros. We do not accept payment in any other currency for reservations made online. Nb. The bolivar prices shown on this website for hotels in venezuela use the \'official\' exchange rate. This is not accurate. Please contact the hotel for prices in bolivars.