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Hotel El Prado

Carrera 54 No. 70-10, Barranquilla 51846, Colombia
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Ranked #16 of 43 hotels in Barranquilla
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The biggest complaint about this hotel is that the rooms could use updating and that is a fair complaint. If this is a concern, ask to see another room until you are satisfied (we did). But, putting that aside, this is an amazing classic hotel in the heart of Barranquilla. In style it is reminiscent to the Biltmore Hotel in... More

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PradoHotel, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Hotel El Prado, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you so much for your comments about our PRADO OASIS, is a pleasure to see your satisfaction. Now we are in a renovation process with all of rooms, so we hope to have them updated for your next visit. Regards, More

Santa Marta, null, Colombia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I have been here before and I love coming back! This place is a sea of calm in the madness that is Barranquilla. Although some people would say the rooms need modernising, I kind of dissagree. I love the black and white tiled floors, old woodern furniture, big doors and high ceilings. Maybe installing a plasma TV would change most... More

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PradoHotel, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Hotel El Prado, responded to this review

Dear Guest It is a pleasure reading your comments. The Hotel El Prado is known for keeping the history of the 20's, an oasis of tranquility within the city and excellent service. Right now we are in a process of modernization, maintaining its characteristics of classic traditional furniture and decoration. We hope to have as a guest again and always... More

Denver, Colorado
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

which would rate 4 stars. The people working here were smiling and helpful, the pool area is relaxing and lovely. Rooms rate only two stars. This hotel must have been grand once, but the rooms are quite run down. The AC unit was loud and the furniture and bed coverings extremely dated. The bathroom in our room had been remodeled... More

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PradoHotel, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Hotel El Prado, responded to this review

Dear Guest We appreciate your comments. We work every day to give our guest our best service. The hotel was a Grand Luxury hotel, during a long time was not renovated, in this 2014 we are working to make this happens, changing bathrooms, furniture and spaces. Besides the decoration is been renovated (as you said you room has renovated bathroom).... More

Campinas, SP
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

the hotel is a very nice old place has a great pool but... the roomes are poorly decorted airconditioning is very noisy and service is not very good when we stayed there we asked for a diffeent room because of noise and they asked os to pay an adtional, actually we changed the hotel..

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PradoHotel, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Hotel El Prado, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your comments. As we can see your stay was last year at July. You are right, during 2013 we start to make a renovation. We change our decoration, change air conditioning and improve our service. In 2014 strategy is focused to be the best and traditional hotel in the city. We invite you come back... More

Mississauga, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

My wife and I were married here just a few days ago. The hotel is a gem and although some rooms are in need of modernization, some rooms are quite nice. The building itself is the perfect backdrop for a wedding. The catering was exquisite. Chef Efren is top notch and prepared awsome ceviche along with beef tenderloin. smoked salmon... More

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PradoHotel, Gerente at Hotel El Prado, responded to this review

Dear Guest Is a pleasure for us to read your lines. Every day we work to offer the best of our service. Our hotel right now is living new airs of modern and facing all challenges to be the best hotel in Barranquilla. We hope to have you again to live by yourself the excellence and new age of Prado... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Back in the 70's this was the it hotel! Fast forward to 2000. Looked like it was in mourning! My husband and i went there for a belated honey moon. Only to find there werent any guests that we could see at all! Our room was clean and everything in order but oh, it needed something new to bring it... More

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Bogota, Colombia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

The pool here is amazing. The service is very good. I just wish the rooms were renovated and then the hotel would be amazing. I was skeptic of the air conditioning but it worked well and kept the room cold (which is important in Barranquilla). Over all, I think it is a good option if you can get it at... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

I love the pool area and the structures around, it is a classic, very rare in a good way (big rooms, tall roofs, unique arquitecture). But the ugly part is that it looks forgotten, the pool needs to be clean, the rooms need to be updated and the peronal service must be better. This hotel is lovelly, but as his... More

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Oxford, UK
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights over carnaval. The hotel itself is a fantastic building, and the pool area is lovely. Totally let down by the poorest service I've had in recent memory. Even when the waiting staff deigned to come over, it took 20 minutes or more for them to bring drinks. Repeated every day. Breakfast well below average; stale croissants,... More

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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168 reviews 168 reviews
56 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Take a step back in time when you stay at the Hotel El Prado. This is the sort of hotel that people would make a travel destination. Built in the 1930's, the hotel still maintains the same "bones" of an early 20th century hotel - with wide hallways, open air promenades, and traditional landscaping. The hotel is conveniently located near... More

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Address: Carrera 54 No. 70-10, Barranquilla 51846, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Atlantico Department > Barranquilla
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HISTORYHotel El Prado is located in the Barrio El Prado, the emblematic area elevated to Heritage, is also the financial heart of business, shopping and nightlife in the city of Barranquilla. The Prado was built in the 20s, with neoclassical architecture spacious Republican , in the face of natural light, tropical gardens and terraces . It was declared a World Heritage cultural sites and national monument , considered one of the most romantic hotels in Colombia .With over 80 years of history around every corner, arch , balcony, floor chess style in its hallways , common areas, and high ceilings, an atmosphere of classic glamor , Caribbean atmosphere and joy of the region itself is lived .ROOMSIf your trip is for business or pleasure , each of its 193 private , cozy and spacious rooms are designed for comfort , tranquility and functionality , evoking the splendor of a golden tradition. Many of them have restored delicate marble bathrooms, decor and classic furniture.RESTAURANTSDuring his stay, the guest will enjoy first-class facilities , restaurants serving typical Colombian food and international , widely recognized for its warmth , service excellence and its gastronomic menu .PRADO AND SPA OASISLog Out from the Prado and SPA Oasis , central broad , fresh and green lawns shaded by palms and tropical trees , facing a semi - Olympic swimming pool of bright light blue, surrounded by a sundeck loft and steps from the fitness center and spa ( Sauna - Turkish - Jacuzzi and fitness center and massage), is an experience of rest and relaxationBUSINESSUnique in its style combines relaxation , business and pleasure, in their great halls with capacities up to 600 people , business center and all the amenities of an upscale hotel (laundry , room service, concierge , transportation , medical care , wi- fi and parking ) .The Hotel El Prado, invites the traveler of discerning taste , focusing on classic and original to enjoy one of the best hotel accommodations that the city has to offer. ... more   less 
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