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Hotel Caribe

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#28 of 146 Hotels in Cartagena
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chicago
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Recently while in Cartegena I was on a quest to see a sloth so headed here on one of my morning walks (we were staying at the newly opened Hyatt). The hotel itself and the lobby were very old-world and grand. The grounds with the pool and resident animals were delightful. Unfortunately, I never did see the sloth. I couldn't...

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Toronto
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I last stayed at the Caribe in the late 1980s...it was a grand hotel back then, sitting regally at elbow of Bocagrande. Now, the location is crowded by ugly hotels and, worse, no decent places to eat. Only terrible fast food and pizza. To find decent food, you have to go into the old city which is a 40-minute walk...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hotel is a classic in Cartagena, but it has some renovated rooms and nice pool area, the service is excellent and the breakfast and food in general is very good. The Laguito is a nice area, is close to the beach and to some touristic places.

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at this hotel from Dec 21-27. The staff was incredibly attentive and helpful. The room was clean, bright and secure. The pool area was amazingly beautiful! There are dear, a toucan and a parrot that live on the premises. On my final morning there, I had to leave at 3:00am for an early flight and I was presented...

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to retreat to afteday touring cartagena. Really nice pool and garden with toucan and macaws. Junior Suite plenty big enough for our family of 5. Great location across from the beach and a 3 dollar, 10 minute taxi ride away from the old city. Kids lived the buffet breakfast.

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Philadelphia, PA
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel as part of a tour. As noted in the title the grounds are spectacular and the swimming pool is huge. There are parrots and toucans flying around and if you're not careful the toucans will take your food away. The hotel has old charm and the bedrooms are large. The location is nowhere near the...

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Dpto_RRPublicas, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Hotel Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Mrs Marjorie S, We are pleased you had an excellent experience during your stay in the Caribe Hotel. As you may know we have a semiolympic pool for adult use and another one for kids. Nice to know you enjoyed the charm and the essence of the hotel throughout the rooms and the open areas. The Caribe Hotel is...

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 6 December 2016

The best hotel ever I stayed so far in all my trips. It is in a great location I spent 4 nights in room 446 (with a great view) Staff was polite and speak English/Spanish. I ordered a burger and was Ok but the breakfast buffet was really good. Internet was really strong even outside of the hotel. I didn't...

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Dpto_RRPublicas, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Hotel Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Jehnson J, Thank you so much for your preference and for sharing your comment about considering our property the best Hotel ever stayed in the trips made. As you said, the Caribe Hotel is located a short distance from the old walled city and near to the shopping centers. Our staff offer the best customer service, trying to go...

Lima, Peru
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Hotel Caribe is old-style lodging updated with modern amenities. We stayed in the 'newer' wing vs. the Colonial section, and the room never lacked hot water for the shower. The wi-fi was the fastest and most reliable we've had anywhere in South America thus far. The sea-view from room 446 was excellent, as Hollywood beach is just outside the property....

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Kentfield
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

This hotel is located a short distance from the Walled city. You can walk it but it is easier to take a taxi. The hotel is colonial in style with two newer wings. I stayed in the older section while my daughter and her family stayed in a newer wing. My room was smaller but really all I needed as...

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novato
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We stayed for 7 nights as for my daughter's wedding in Cartagena. The front desk personnel were very courteous and helpful, several speak excellent English which was wonderful due to my very broken Spanish. We were given an upgraded room near my daughter in the old Colonial building, which is beautiful with marble exteriors, and face the ocean. The first...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set outside the old city on the beaches of Bocagrande, Hotel Caribe, a certified ¨National Monument¨, was built in 1941 and still maintains its original five-story, 99-room Colonial structure. The resort has since added two modern buildings making it the largest hotel in Cartagena.It has 363 rooms with ocean or hotel garden-views (16 of which are wheel-chair-friendly), 4 restaurants, 10 conference rooms, a mini-zoo, tennis courts, a semi-Olympic – sized pool as well as one for the kids. The Caribe Hotel offers a first class service with lot facilities. The Caribe Hotel with three buildings and 363 rooms is considered one of the most traditional Hotel in the city, with an area of 35,000 m2 of exotic tropical trees and gardens, 5,000 being devoted to ample beaches and 30,000 to Hotel facilities. The majestic structure of the Hotel Caribe, surrounded by palms and exotic gardens, rises from the heart of Bocagrande. The Hotel has 363 rooms with different lodging options to make your stay an unforgettable experience, additional offers the finest recreational and sports facilities. We provide our guest an incredible variety of gastronomical possibilities, from the most sophisticated international cuisine to exquisite typical dishes and snacks. Our Guest may select the Catalina Restaurant, Oh Caribe bungalow, Punta Icacos garden and the pool area with a scenario for folklore reviews and theme parties. In regard to congresses, seminars, and conventions the Caribe possesses a magnificent infrastructure that includes ten meeting rooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Caribe

Address: Carrera 1 No. 2 - 87 | Bocagrande, Cartagena 130010, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Price Range: €116 - €214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Caribe 4*
Number of rooms: 363
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Also Known As:
Caribe Hotel Cartagena
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Cartagena
#13 Family Hotel in Cartagena
#17 Luxury Hotel in Cartagena
#19 Business Hotel in Cartagena
#23 Romantic Hotel in Cartagena
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“Room 446 have a ocean view.”
 of 5 bubbles JehnsonJ, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 446 is at the end of the hall so there's less noise from passing guests, and the view of the beach is awesome.”
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 of 5 bubbles jontul, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Don't bother to pay for an ocean view.”
 of 5 bubbles 746NatalieO, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“too old and smells”
 of 5 bubbles N6829YBcarlosm, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“ask for upgraded room”
 of 5 bubbles djcalberta, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
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