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Hotel El Prado

Carrera 54 No. 70-10, Barranquilla 51846, Colombia
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Ranked #16 of 39 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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Mississauga, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
51 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Before I make fun of this hotel, I want to start by saying that there is nothing that would really create a uper unpleasant stay, no matter what I say about it, it is a beautiful old building and the people pretty much try to keep you happy. Half my criticism's I would hate to see actually improved because if... More

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Bogota, Colombia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

This is a beautiful republican building, the most traditional hotel in Barranquilla. Rooms are old and big, furniture is old too. But this is not necessarily a bad thing, I don´t mean it in a despective way. Beautiful swimming pool and gardens, delicious breakfast, great attention, nice restaurant and not very expensive. Location: in the heart of the business sector... More

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Bogota, Colombia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

I will be honest with my review despite how much I would like the hotel to be rated amazing because I love it since I was a kid. This is a hotel that was built in 1930 and has been an Icon for Barranquilla since then. It has hosted the most important moments of Barranquilla and its people. It is... More

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Western Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

we arrived in barranquilla without hotel reservations and decided to stay here based on its proximity to a friends house. we stayed in a double room that was adequate and clean. the a/c was a bonus even though it was a little loud. we were drawn to the pool on a daily basis. the pool was really beautiful and the... More

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Also Known As:
El Prado Barranquilla
Address: Carrera 54 No. 70-10, Barranquilla 51846, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Atlantico Department > Barranquilla
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 39 hotels in Barranquilla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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