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Royal Decameron Baru

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Km7 Via Portonaito, Isla Baru, Colombia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a nightmare it was to book this place –can’t pay with instant confirmation online, and they won’t accept non-Colombian debit cards. I spent 2 days trying to resolve this issue – telephone calls, staff endlessly passing you on to someone else, recorded messages sending you in circles and waiting, waiting - imagine if all the other hotels and online... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited this all inclusive resort for a 2 day getaway. What a mistake. This resort has nothing to do, the walking from the room just to eat, is so far that by the time you get there, you are exhausted and sweating. The pools are open from 10 to 6 which is ridiculous. Breakfast is at... More 

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Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel has everything for you to relax: amazing views, comfortable rooms, delicious food... this combined with a beautiful beach, several pools and great weather can give you an unforgettable holiday. Try to visit all three special restaurants at night: Italian, seafood and Asian, but if you don't have enough time, I'd definitely recommend the Asian one, the food is... More 

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Bogotá
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is located at Baru island, 45 minutes from Cartagena by car. You can also reach the hotel by hiring transport with Decameron for 50.000 pesos (U$18) roundtrip. It's all inclusive. Food is fantastic, special meals are offered no additional cost (reservation required). Alcohol is all included, well known brands, and ok mixed. There are about 4 big and... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall, it was an average stay. The food was great and resort was gorgeous. However, the customer service, especially the front desk people, we're not attentive and FYI it's true.... they speak very little to no English. (I'm a very low maintenance kinda guy). It took about 2 hrs and 4 phone calls (2 to customer service and 2 to... More 

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Houston, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Someone had stolen our flip flops while we were in the pool, we went to ask security if they had found them and they asked us to return at 7PM, we asked again at 7PM and the new guard on shift had not heard anything about it. We asked for a manager and the first woman we spoke with was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We arrived on July 16 for a 2 nights stay. The reception staff was not very friendly, and did not know how to work the hotel rates. We had a reservation for 4 people, and wanted to add 2 kids to the reservation and the reception lady did not know how much an extra kid was, she told us she... More 

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Barranquilla, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is the best vacation I have every had. The staff is outstanding, the grounds are perfectly maintained and the food is perfect. The beach is fun and the pool is relaxing. We will be back!!!! A great value.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

What a difference between this and the Decameron property in Bocagrande Cartagena. Baru resort is first class with excellent treatment from every staff member. Beautiful setting, well maintained. Lots of choices of activities and places to swim with 3 pools and lots of beach side spots to relax and sunbathe. We'll be back!

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Arequipa, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The Royal Decameron Baru is the only hotel in the island, the beaches are private, only for the hotel. The rooms are confortable and the workers very kind. The food is just ok in the cafeteria, and breakfast and luch can be crowded, but if you make the reservation for the thematic restaurants for dinner, food is decent. The pools... More 

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