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Hotel San Martin Cartagena

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Bocagrande, Av. San Martin No. 8 - 164, Cartagena, Colombia
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Ranked #30 of 126 Hotels in Cartagena
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

have a fantastic time in Cartagena and the hotel just added to my experience. Great location, super friendly staff, really good breakfast, could have not ask for more. Would highly recommend this hotel.

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College Station, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are a lot of Hotels in Cartagena, The Hotel San Martin is one that is very nice and different. The look and feel is very cozy and typical Spanish design. The rooms are very nice and clean, the staff is friendly and always ready to help. I would recommend this hotel the next time you're in Cartagena.

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Bogota, Colombia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

My wife and I stayed at the San Martin for four nights. Helpful staff, good free breakfasts and great air conditioning. No real weak spots, other than a lack of a pool. It is a 6000 peso taxi ride from the Old City and a short walk to the beach, although the Bocagrande beach is very disappointing if you compare... More 

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Caracas, Venezuela
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

It is a fairly small Hotel located at the entrance of the buzzing Bocagrande, very centrally and close to everything needed. It is not one of the fancy places, does not have a fancy restaurant or bar and there is no parking-lot as far as I know. The staff is very friendly and helpful, accommodations are very clean and well... More 

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Antigua, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I stayed at this small boutique hotel last week while passing through Cartagena. The staff is great, the breakfast was very nice, and the whole facility is very clean! It is located in the newer section of the city so I think it advisable to go by taxi to the old city. However it is one block from the beach... More 

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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The hotel is well located on just 10-15 minutes walk from the old city and 10 minutes walk from the port. Getting a taxi to/from the old city and other locations is easy and cheap (around 5 dollars to the old city). A plus - the hotel is located in a nice, modern and pretty safe neighborhood (bocagrande) full of... More 

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Campbell, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My friend and I stayed in Cartagena last month and had a wonderful experience with the San Martin. It is located on the Boca Grande, and is within walking distance or cheap taxi ride to the walled city, San Felipe's fort, or other must-see sights. The staff was more than accommodating and helped us call and confirm with multiple tour... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

Our third stay in Cartagena at the Hotel San Martin warrants nothing but plaudits! This economy hotel maintains the quality & service standards of the best luxury hotels at prices that will shock the international traveler! If you are a return visitor, the staff remembers your name with the warmth of your favorite uncle. The hearty breakfast available each morning... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

If you don't care for crowded, high-rise steel and glass hotels, the small San Martin Hotel in Cartagena will be your good choice. This hotel in the heart of Bocagrande, a modern part of Cartagena, is small, clean and quiet. It is very close to the old town, to which you can take a taxi (for about $3, or take... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I'll start my review saying booked at the last minute during high season (new years/xmas) so my rates ranged from $75-$150 a night, the majority being at the high end but I was pleased to get a room at a well reviewed hotel considering all things. The hotel is situated on a corner in bocagrande not far away from the... More 

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