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Hotel Sport Baru

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ensenada del Cholon Km. 26 | Baru Island, Isla Baru, Colombia
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Ranked #3 of 3 hotels in Isla Baru
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We were directed to Sport Baru as a way to get to the Cholon beach, a supposedly private happening place in Baru. We arrived there and were assisted by the staff to reach the place we wanted to go. (It was none of the things we were told...) Long story short, we returned to the hotel and spent the rest... More

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giacomotc, Gerente at Hotel Sport Baru, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for your comments, we look forward for when you decide to visit us again, moreover, in appreciation for your feedback a special rate will be considered. All the best! More

Montreal, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is a deliciously small resort accessible by boat from Cartagena. The food is absolutely excellent. The beach is just the right size, and the staff is wonderful. I would love to go back, and probably will the next time I am in Colombia.

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giacomotc, Gerente at Hotel Sport Baru, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with others, we hope all your trips result in satisfying experiences, all the best! More

Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Location is lovely, fab views and free kayaks to explore but the hotel really do have a captive audience. We decided to go ahead with sport baru despite really bad reviews on trip advisor. Maybe we should have listened!!!! A lovely place but a bad attitude from the owner made us feel awkward for not spending every meal time there... More

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giacomotc, Manager at Hotel Sport Baru, responded to this review

Dear Joanna. We are very concerned for your comments. We have considered your review for the renewal of some members of our team. We hope to have you back here to experience the change and the recent renovations that include air conditioning and hot water in all rooms. We never promise a free trip to Islas del Rosario, I have... More

Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We spent four very nice days in Baru. The staff is friendly and helpful, the food good. It's a great place to relax and make trips to the nice beaches close by. It was our first stay of our journey in Colombia, and it was a great and relaxing start: We enjoyed the trip to the nearby village of Baru,... More

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giacomotc, Manager at Hotel Sport Baru, responded to this review

Dear Stefanie. Thank you so much for your comments, as far as we are looking forward to have you at Sport Barú Hotel again. Note that we have 10 new renovated rooms, all with air conditioner and hot water. Have a great day. Kindly, Giacomo. More

Swift Current, Canada
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

My husband and I went here for our Honeymoon for 3 nights. It is a very quiet, small and beautiful location. This is a place best for relaxation; however, day trips and activities can be arranged for you. Our unique situation is that we had my mother with us because she speaks no Spanish and isn't used to travelling by... More

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giacomotc, Manager at Hotel Sport Baru, responded to this review

Dear guest. We are very happy to read your review. Nowadays we are working in a new menu for our restaurant, and we recently finished the renovations of our rooms, giving air conditioners and hot water to all of them. We look forward to having you both for your aniversary. kindly, Giacomo. More

Ocean City, Maryland
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We stayed for 5 days...way too long! The staff seemed new , friendly but most did not know any English. The beach and area photograph much better that they appear in person. It's very overpriced because you are captive to the resort's drink and food prices. The food is not worth the price charged even if it's expensive to bring... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Myself and my boyfriend stayed her for 1 night to get over our jet lag following a long journey from Australia. The location is great, no real beach but a sandy area with lots of lounges and shade set amongst the pretty mangroves. The staff were friendly and the food was very good however very limited options. If you want... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We stayed 3 nights , the service was not good. One night I waited 1.5 hours for my spegetti with some ground beef on top. The next day I waited 40 minutes for a coffee , while the server walked past me 8 times while serving the owners friends. I told one of the owners that the service was bad... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

We booked a day trip to Hotel Sport Baru through Giacomo, the owner. We left from marina in Cartagena at 8:30AM and returned at 4:30PM. The boat was comfortable, clean and an easy 45 minute ride to Baru.We were a group of 14. Upon arrival, Giacomo greeted us and made us feel right at home. His staff also provided excellent... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

We spent two nights at the Hotel Sport Baru in Dec. 2012. The resort is on the Baru Island/peninsula about 45 min. by speedboat from Cartagena. Overall, we were very satisfied with our stay, but I also agree with almost all the other reviewers mentionning several items for improvment. Now, on the Plus side: 1.) A very helpful and attentive... More

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Address: Ensenada del Cholon Km. 26 | Baru Island, Isla Baru, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Isla Baru
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Sport Baru 3*
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