We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Boutique Hotel swissResidial

Calle de la Magdalena No. 9-67 | Centro Getsemani, Cartagena 00000, Colombia
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Cartagena
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Boutique Hotel swissResidial
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
NYC
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

The best thing about this place is its cost... if you are looking for a cheap place its pretty nice the location on the other hand... a lot to be desired. it is really loud, many of the rooms face the streets (and are on the 1st floor) so you can hear the people/car horns the area itself does not... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank ATG2008
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

The hotel itself is fine, but seems overpriced for what you get (a very basic room). It's located within the Getsemani area of the city, which is unique, but also somewhat difficult to navigate, and a bit seedy at night. Cabs never knew how to find our hotel, so we had to either direct them (which took us a few... More 

Helpful?
Thank kalyso
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2011

I had the pleasure of staying at the Swiss Residial for a month while on a language course in Cartagena. The hotel is clean and modern with friendly staff. The owner and manager, Erwin, is flexible, efficient and full of good advice about Cartegena and the surrounding area. Overall the Swiss Residial provides great value for money - it is... More 

Helpful?
4 Thank Colin M
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011

We have been travelling in Colombia for about a week now and have had wonderful experiences everywhere we've stayed...but Swiss Boutique. To start off, the shower completely fell off the wall and landed on my friend. The owner yelled at his female staff for the problem and blamed it on Colombian hardware. Then there was a power outage (not the... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank CatieR84
San Francisco, CA
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2011

My husband and I stayed here the first night of our honeymoon in Colombia. The owner Erwin was more than helpful, giving us an excellent orientation of the city with a map and set us up with the best colectivo bus service to Santa Marta. He speaks English, Spanish and German. The room was immaculately maintained, and loved the modern... More 

Helpful?
4 Thank moonbunnytoo
Faschina, Austria
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2011

I enjoyed my vacations in Cartagena very much. I’ve booked a ten days stay in the Swissresidial Boutique Hotel. The hotel is located in the historical centre of Cartagena near a beautiful park. The hotel itself is not that big there are just four rooms but that was exactly what i was looking for. I don’t like the big hotel-complexes... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank sunshinedomig
Cartagena, Colombia
Level Contributor
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2011

Just have a look at my pictures and judge for yourselves whether it's worth visiting.

Helpful?
2 Thank swisspics
Cartagena, Colombia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2011

This hotel is a great little find. It's location is second to none and the owners knowledge about Cartagena is a real bonus. There are only 4 rooms so you can be assured of great service. The rooms are modern and fresh with colourful Caribbean twists. Another great bonus is that the hotel offers a wide range of great value... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Vivalatinamerica
Bolivia
Level Contributor
121 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2010

This is clearly not a boutique hotel. Is a house with 4 rooms remodeled. The rooms are clean and spacious. The air conditioners (very important for those temperatures) are new as most of the appliances in the rooms. The service is fairly good. The manager knows the city well enough to provide advice in terms of where to go. I... More 

Helpful?
Thank Arturo65
Detroit, Michigan
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2010

For a solo traveler looking for a solid value in Cartagena with a convenient location this hotel can't be beat. The rooms are very clean. The bathroom ultramodern with excellent shower. Their is a standard European continental breakfast with good coffee included. Irwin is an excellent host and orients one well to the city. The air-conditioning is superb and quiet.... More 

Helpful?
Thank HawkeyeLee
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

11 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (11)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Other (9)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Cartagena hotels
0.0 mi away
Viaggio Puerto de Cartagena
Viaggio Puerto de Cartagena
#120 of 135 in Cartagena
3.5 of 5 stars 7 reviews
0.3 mi away
Hotel Boutique Diego de Alcala Suites
0.2 mi away
Casa Santa Ana
Casa Santa Ana
#27 of 135 in Cartagena
4.5 of 5 stars 120 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.3 mi away
No photo provided
Hotel Casa Rosada
#129 of 135 in Cartagena
2.5 of 5 stars 4 reviews
0.0 mi away
Hostal Jet-Set
Hostal Jet-Set
#107 of 135 in Cartagena
3.5 of 5 stars 26 reviews
5.3 mi away
Hotel Valmar
Hotel Valmar
#121 of 135 in Cartagena
3.5 of 5 stars 3 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities