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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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Hotel San Martin Cartagena
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lima, Peru
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126 reviews 126 reviews
62 hotel reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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85 reviews 85 reviews
24 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 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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6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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Columbia, Missouri, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My parents and I stayed in Cartagena for 4 days and 4 nights. We flew in from Bogota to spend a few days in a different city. We were pleasantly surprised with this hotel. At first we thought with the street its on, it wouldn't be up to par. The staff was incredibly friendly.. Literally wouldn't let you do a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

San Martin is a small hotel on a perfect location in Bocagrande, Cartagena. The rooms are tidy and quiet and the beds are very good. The breakfast buffet is good and well organized. The personel is friendly but could be a little more service-minded. Small inconveniences such as only one reading lamp, poor but ok ventilation are compensated by the... More 

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