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Cara lodge Hotel

The Cara Hotel

The iconic Cara lodge Hotel recently celebrated their 20 year Anniversary in Guyana. Popularly known as Guyana’s heritage hotel due to its History, Cara has played host both to locals and international visitors as well as many world renowned celebrities over the years,  including Princes Charles, Andrew and Edward, President Carter and rock star Mick Jagger.


There hotel has a rich and colorful history. The Woodbine House, now home to Cara Lodge, was built in the 1840s. It was converted by Mr. G. B. Forshaw (who was to become Mayor of Georgetown) into a residence and was the center of many high society events during his ownership.

In the years that followed the house passed into the ownership of Rev. and Mrs. Henderson who in turn sold it to Dorothy and Dr. Jabez Taitt., a Barbadian physician who had made British Guiana his home. With the Taitts in residence, Woodbine House became a home to artists, musicians, dancers, athletes, poets, political activists.

It would also be a refuge for many during Guyana’s most trying political eras.

Cara Lodge formally opened its doors in February 1996 under the management of Cara Hotels, a Guyanese company run by two Irish Guyanese, Paul Stephenson and Shaun Mc Grath

Since opening Cara Lodge has set the standard against which all other Georgetown hotels are measured. Offering first class services in a traditional setting, the hotel quickly became a firm favourite with the visitor to Guyana.

Rooms and Location

The Cara Lodge, located in the heart of Georgetown, boasts 34 rooms including two suites. The Quamina Suite is named after one of the leaders of the 1763 slave rebellion.

Room Amenities

The rooms are all decorated in warm Caribbean colours and completed with furniture from Liana Cane, all constructed by hand from Guyana’s renewable forest resources. Self-contained and complete with television, mini bar, iron & ironing board, hair dryers, tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary internet access, all rooms provide the facilities and services consistent with best international practice.


A visitor will instantly feel at home surrounded by the warm inviting colors and tantalizing aromas wafting through the bottle restaurant. Glimpses of Guyana’s history can be seen at every turn.

The food is expertly prepared using local fresh fruit, vegetables and seafood and a perfect fusion of local and international cuisine. On the menu one can choose from various local dishes including Guyana’s National dish pepper pot.

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