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Zalmedina Hotel

Avenida San Martin No. 5-52, 2nd Floor, Cartagena, Colombia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Miami, Florida
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So I booked this hotel through Hotwire because Hotwire's rating system puts this hotel at a 4 star and compares it to a Hilton, Omny, Westin, or Hyatt. Although the hotel is clean, and the staff is somewhat courteous, this hotel is not a 4 star and it is deffenitely not comparable to any of the mentioned brands. This hotel... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have often had great luck with "mystery room" accommodations through travel sites. When I bid on a 4-Star Hotel and ended up here I was horrified after hauling my luggage up the stairs to discover I was stuck in this dump. This should really be considered a motel, the only thing they've put any effort in is photoshopping the... More 

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Lac-Simon, Canada
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33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The pictures give a good idea of what to expect. Stayed here two weeks in april. No complaints about the facilities or the service...sometimes it is also about what you make it. Be nice and you will ge the same in return. A 1$ tip can go a long way. So does a SMILE. Coffee was not so good but... More 

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ROSA ISABEL B, Gerente at Zalmedina Hotel, responded to this review
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Nos alegra que haya tenido una buena estadía, estaremos siempre atentos a recibirlos con una sonrisa. More 

Edinburg, Texas
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19 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

contrary to the negative reviews with this hotel,my stay was pleasant.I was expecting a dingy hotel for the price,but it wasnt.it was clean and staff were very helpful and accomodating.i have great slumber.i would like to apologize to two staff,as i thought that they double charged me.i always thought thet hotels.com,precharge all bookings,not with this hotel.you have to pay at... More 

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ROSA ISABEL B, Gerente at Zalmedina Hotel, responded to this review
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Con mucho gusto estaremos esperando que regrese para ofrecerle el servicio que usted merece. Gracias por su opinión. More 

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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58 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Excellent location (in the main avenue of MODERN Cartagena), fairly large rooms, good breakfast, good wi-fi. Modern and clean. However, the hotel entrance is awkward: you walk under a porch and see a small sign with an arrow: "Hotel 2nd floor" leading to stairs! In fact the hotel reception is on the second floor (the street being the 1st). If... More 

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ROSA ISABEL B, Gerente at Zalmedina Hotel, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias por su opinion, mejoraremos gracias a sus comentarios, esperamos poder volver a atenderle. More 

Hamilton
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights of the 4 that we were supposed to stay. We had many problems with the rooms and had to be moved twice. Our biggest problem was security and safety. The MASSIVE windows to the rooms didn't lock and didn't even have screens on them. We were worried that anyone could enter at... More 

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ROSA ISABEL B, Gerente at Zalmedina Hotel, responded to this review
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Lamentamos su inconformidad y su sensación de inseguridad durante su estadía en nuestro hotel, muy a pesar de estar ubicados... More 

Florida
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112 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Zalmedina has one of the best locations in Cartagena. Right on San Martin Ave and facing the newest shopping mall NAO of Bocagrande area. The service has imporved considerably. I heard than from a cople of colleagues and that's why I decided to go back. I was very pleased with the service I received and the quality of the breakfasts.... More 

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ROSA ISABEL B, Gerente at Zalmedina Hotel, responded to this review
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Nos agrada muchísimo que halla tenido una buena estadía en nuestro hotel, es parte de la filosofía de calidad de... More 

New York City, New York
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

SUPER HAPPY WE CHOSE TO STAY AT ZALMEDINA :-) Hotel: Cute, modern & clean Price: BARGIN especially because breakfast is included (not a place for lunch or dinner) Staff: Professional, sweet & accommodating (Fernando is my favorite) Room: Small, clean & SUPER comfy beds (great night sleeps) Location: Central, shopping and near beach (do all your gift shopping next door... More 

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Barranquilla, Atlantico, Colombia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

I purchase a groupon for two last march and this place exceed my expectations. The room was clean and the staff was very helpful. Because of that experience my sister went and stayed there two months later. She says that the price was very reasonable based on the hotel location and the standard room for 2. I also recommend the... More 

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Florida
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112 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

That was my third time satying at Zalmedina and probably the last. Most of the staff has been replaced by people that are lacking social and business skills except by two ro there people that work at the front desk and speak English well. I could notice that there is a NEW administration since my last two visits. They seem... More 

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