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New York, New York, United States
Reviewed 24 October 2012

Casa El Carretero is the perfect place to stay while visiting Cartagena. Located just outside the walled old city, its location allows you to be steps away from the tourist attraction of the Old City, but in the heart of the up-and-coming neighborhood of Getsamani. Maria, the house cook and housekeeper, makes you feel welcome and is extremely helpful. I...

Thank Adam_LM
Reviewed 17 October 2012

This is oursecond time i Casa El Carretero ad it continues to amaze us. We visited the lace back in 2006 and we then went back in this October. The place continues to amaze us. It is located in one of the most beutifull neighborhoods of Cartagena (Getsemaní) and a it is close to restauratas, lovely bars and taverns. Every...

1Thank SamiTra
San Luis Obispo, California
Reviewed 10 September 2012

Casa El Carretero is a lovely small boutique hotel in the Getsamani neighborhood in Cartagena. The hotel itself is immaculate -- wonderfully furnished, great breakfast, relaxing rooftop pool (small), and very friendly staff (if you spoke Spanish). The neighborhood has some real life to it; you mix with the locals and the backpackers, just a short (albeit hot) walk from...

1Thank JoelDSLO
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 13 August 2012

What a wonderful home from which to explore Catagena! Casa El Carretero only has three rooms and feels much more like a beautiful house that you are lucky enough to be part. Casa El Carretero is set in the more working class neighborhood of Getsemani in the old city of Cartagena, right off the sqaure Plaza de la Trinidad and...

2Thank Jesstwiga L
Reviewed 12 August 2012

It was wonderful after a hot day in Cartegena to return to the El Carretero, relax on the rooftop lounge with a swim and have a fabulous rainfall shower in the room. We thought the location was perfect - a short stroll to the walled city and kitty corner to the Plaza de la Trinidad square. There in the evening...

1Thank chipchip
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 4 August 2012

The experience in casa el carretero was great because it was like having your own villa in Cartagena. Although we only reserved two rooms the staff behaved like we were the only guests in the hotel. Every day we got served fresh breakfast and my wife even learned how to make arepas de huevo. The hotel chef gave us the...

1Thank Pedro D
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 28 July 2012

it is a nice boutique hotel, with great decor, a relaxing pool area and good home-made breakfast. Internet was working good but it is located in one of the more dangerous neighbourhoods of Getsemani. It was nonetheless an experience going to the square just a block away from the hotel to see the locals hanging out at the plaza, and...

3Thank travel-bitten-shark
CarreteroGroup, Owner at Casa El Carretero, responded to this review

Casa El Carretero is located in one of the most historical neighborhoods of the city. In fact, it is the most authentic neighborhood of all the colonial neighborhoods in Cartagena because it still has locals living in it. The neighborhood is very safe and in the seven years that we have been operating as a business we have never had...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 26 July 2012

The house was very nicely redone and the staff is beyond helpful - the house is located only steps from the Plaza de la Trinidad, where locals and visitors alike gather in the evening for a little music and dance. Awesome little swimming pool on the rooftop too! I had an excellent stay in Cartagena.

3Thank Gracie--ny
Trujillo, La Libertad, Peru
Reviewed 7 May 2012

We went to Cartagena on our honeymoon and stayed at Casa El Carretero. We LOVED it! IT was perfect. The hotel was clean, and comfortable. Luis and Maria took excellent care of us. We speak fluent Spanish so that was not a problem. I know they had a couple that didn't speak spanish while we were there and they used...

2Thank Alleen M
New York City, New York
Reviewed 6 May 2012

I rented the entire house for my family and we had a great time. We typically stay in the Centro and this was the first time we were staying in Getsemani. Great experience. I was raised in Cartagena, back when you would not go into Getsemani. I was pleasantly surprised to see the changes in Getsemani. Casa El Carretero is...

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Casa EL Carretero is a colonial boutique hotel located in the historical neighborhood of El Getsemani in the city of Cartagena, Colombia. The vision was to create an Indonesian oasis in a century old Spanish colonial home with all the comforts of XXI century living. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Casa El Carretero

Address: Getsemani CL. 9 # 10B-18 | Calle del Carretero, Cartagena, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Price Range: €106 - €682 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Casa El Carretero 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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Also Known As:
Casa El Carretero Cartagena
Casa El Carretero Hotel Cartagena
Hotel Style:
#40 Romantic Hotel in Cartagena
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