Woodbine House, now home to Cara Lodge, was built in the 1840s. Unlike many of Georgetown’s stately buildings, Woodbine House began life as two separate dwellings. Home the first Lord Mayor of Georgetown, the building has a long association with the rich and famous and has played host to Prince Edward 1926, in Princes Charles, Andrew and Edward, President Jimmy Carter, rock star Mick Jagger and Hollywood actor Channing Tatum amongst others.
Cara Lodge boasts 34 rooms including two suites. The rooms are all decorated in warm Caribbean colours and completed with furniture 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.
The Quamina Suite is named after one of the leaders of the 1763 slave rebellion is impressive in its grandeur and size. Ceilings of varying heights and polished hardwood floors add to the charm of the suite. Decorated in African motifs, this Suite is bright and airy.
With sloped ceiling, beams, a unique pedestal bed and quaint lounge area, the Walter Raleigh Suite pays tribute to the colonial history of the hotel. The suite is designed to mirror the captains’ quarters found in the 18th century sailing vessels and is the ultimate in imaginary adventure and escapism.
Our Bottle Bar & Restaurant, with its columns of English ballast bricks, display of Dutch Bottles and Portuguese ceramic floor tile, encapsulates Guyana’s rich colonial history and culture. Here you can experience the best international cuisine infused with a distinct local flavor.
The Mango Tree Patio with its open air to the Georgetown sky and hardwood furniture set among lush foliage imparts Guyanese living at its best. The perfect place for an aperitif before dinner in the Bottle Restaurant, it also offers an extensive bar food menu for those that prefer a more casual approach to dining.
The hotel has a superior range of business facilities and attendant services, and you can be confident that meetings or conferences held at Cara Lodge will make a lasting impression. The Woodbine Room and the Ballet Room can host up to 70 for dinner or 120 guests for a cocktail reception.
This magnificent home turned hotel offers the tradition and nostalgia of a bygone era, complete with service and comfort of the most luxurious of hotels, all in a most congenial family atmosphere.