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Denver
Reviewed 1 week ago

The good points first: The restaurant and bar staffs were great. They were very friendly and attentive. Now everything else: The hotel is barely a three-star. The sleeping rooms need an update. Our first room was so bad that we moved the next day. The wardrobes are falling apart. A drawer came off the tracks and fell on my wife's...

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CANDELARIO M, General Manager at Decameron Baru, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. While I wish you had a better experience, it is feedback like this that we learn from and use to improve. We work hard to deliver an exceptional guest experience, and it's apparent in this case that we fell short. If you give us a chance to earn...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For the most part my visit so far is a good one. The food, rooms, entertainment, and for the most part the staff has been outstanding. My only complaint is the beach. The lifeguards closed it for no visible reasons. Having a lot of experience in this area I was greatly puzzled. I saw them huddled together socializing and wearing...

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CANDELARIO M, General Manager at Decameron Baru, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, CANDELARIO MORENO NORIEGA General Manager

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't know where to start, It was a nightmare for my partner and I from beggining to end. 30 minutes after Arriving I wanted to leave. First it was a long way to get there, it took us about 2 hours from the airport to this hotel. Once We arrive, immidiately We did the check In with two very...

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CANDELARIO M, General Manager at Decameron Baru, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. While I wish you had a better experience, it is feedback like this that we learn from and use to improve. We work hard to deliver an exceptional guest experience, and it's apparent in this case that we fell short. If you give us a chance to earn...

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Rooms, restaurants, gym, pools, and of course, sea shore, all of that was wonderful. This is an amazing place to be with the family, and you cand spend there all the time you want. Time flies away over there. The quality of the food is awsome, and you can take all you want. Go there, is not cheap, but is...

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CANDELARIO M, General Manager at Decameron Baru, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, CANDELARIO MORENO NORIEGA General Manager

Medellin, Colombia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a place far away from Cartagena and other touristic points, so is a place to rest a lot. The hotel is big and has ample pools, beach is very small. Food was just ok and cocktails at the bars were disappointing. In general, this is a very nice hotel, landscape is fantastic, but definitively, they have to improve...

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Reviewed 26 October 2016

I picked this hotel b/c it was far from everything with limited access to the outside world. We needed a break from our NYC lives. This place did this. The overpriced wifi access also really helped cut off. The room was really nice. For you english speakers- you really need to know some Spanish to do anything here.

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CANDELARIO M, Manager at Decameron Baru, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, CANDELARIO MORENO NORIEGA General Manager

Province of Malaga, Spain
Reviewed 18 October 2016

New built, some construction still going on. But no problem. Must say that this was my and my wifes best vacation. The food, service, playa...Everything! Couldn't be more perfect. Want and will go back again. But this time with our little baby ...

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CANDELARIO M, General Manager at Decameron Baru, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, CANDELARIO MORENO NORIEGA General Manager

Maryland
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I was not impressed at all. Average food in the 2 restaurant. One night I ordered something simple a Chinese Seafood Fried Rice... TERRIBLE... it was topped with POP CORN... There are NOT enough signs to point where to go. For beach towels: you have to get a ticket at the front desk, then walk to Pool #2 (there are...

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Wonderful hotel and spa! Staff friendly and helpful, specially Amalia at the front desk, food was good at the buffet, the italian restaurant was great. I recommend the tour to Islas de Rosario and the spa.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, CANDELARIO MORENO NORIEGA General Manager

Tromso, Norway
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We stayed 4 days at the Decameron Baru, 2 adults and my 7 years old daughter, and the experience was delightful! The hotel is very modern. The outdoor areas are very well planned, the beach is beautiful, our time here was a blast. Let's start with the transport provided by the hotel. We were picked up punctually at the CTG...

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located at the paradisiac Baru peninsula, 75 minutes from Cartagena and member of the TripAdvisor ‘Hall of Fame’ for its certified excellence during 5 consecutive years, the Decameron Baru allows guests to enter a magical experience that will disconnect them from the outside world. The resort is located amidst a tropical forest and its architectural design intermingles with an ecological environment surrounded by many beaches, among which is the popular ‘Playa Blanca’, considered one of the best beaches of the Colombian Caribbean, and the luxurious ‘Playa Puntilla’ beach, where our travellers may enjoy a private club and several sports such as kayaking, rowing, scuba and snorkeling. Partying and enjoyment are guaranteed, enlivened with the rhythms from the countries of the great Caribbean basin such as ‘champeta’, a genre that mixes African and Colombian Indigenous sounds and that introduces travellers to the local culture. As a complement to pleasure, you may sharpen your senses with the delicacies of typical and renowned Colombian Caribbean cuisine. From this destination you may explore Cartagena’s colonial history and visit other important cities from Colombia’s northern territory such as Barranquilla, a commercial, river and sea port and seat of the multitudinous Carnival, as well as historic Santa Marta, considered the most beautiful bay in America. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Decameron Baru

Address: Baru Km 7 | Sector Portonaito, Isla Baru 130017, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Isla Baru
Price Range: €256 - €455 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Decameron Baru 3.5*
Number of rooms: 366
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Also Known As:
Royal Decameron Baru Hotel Isla Baru
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“The higher the section number, the farther you are from the main areas, but also the quieter it is.”
 of 5 bubbles mrbrianad, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get 1st floor room.”
 of 5 bubbles chalaca71, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Choose block 1 to 5, better location with fast access to the beach and buffet restaurant.”
 of 5 bubbles 275franciscog, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Even the rooms at the first floor are good, no insect problems anywhere. Try to pick up a room far from the show areas”
  • Shower
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  • Huge fan on the ceeling
  • Entrance area
  • AC system over the door
  • Here can you see the smaller bed
 of 5 bubbles Thorz, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms close to the beach to avoid the loud music of the reception!!”
 of 5 bubbles Isabella44_G, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
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