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Occidental Grand Cartagena

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Anillo Vial Via Manzanillo del mar Km. 4, Cartagena 985, Colombia
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Ranked #51 of 113 hotels in Cartagena
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lois H Mississauga, Canada
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mississauga, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were given a room on the main level--changed to next level much-- better room. Friendly staff--great bar and bar tender made fantastic drinks. Food was just OK. We were impressed with the shuttle service taking us into the city.Disappointed in the arrangement for checking in-very disorganized.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

30mins from airport and down town. Very good resort to relax at. Quiet beach, 3 great pools. Weather 30c with constant breeze. Good food and a lively bar at night. Not much entertainment which suited us. Ideal for couples not really for kids. Free shuttle to old town, Pleasant staff. Check in could be improved.

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georgetown, ontario
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just got back from a week at the Occidental Grand Cartagena. (march 20-27)... This is a small, quiet, secluded resort. We booked the Oceanview Suite (building 1, 5th floor). The room was very spacious and modern. The patio doors can open the entire width of the room, so it can feel even bigger and you'll get a wonderful breeze. The... More

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20 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from a week at the Occidental (March 13 to 20, 2014) - hotel is small (three buildings - 192 rooms total - it was a quiet, relaxing trip - the staff were great - always smiling and helpful. I did not want a lot of loud, cheesy "entertainment" and they didn't have any so that was great -... More

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

ThIs resort is located on a secluded beach near the charming walled city of Cartagena. The pluses: predictably perfect weather during the dry season; quiet beach (vendors have a little stand on the beach in case you want souvenirs but do not walk the beach); beautiful pools; clean, spacious, we'll maintained rooms. The minuses: sparsely filled in room minibar; food... More

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Ottawa
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15 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The good points: The resort is about 25 minutes from the airport: Check in is relatively painless: The grounds are well maintained: The quiet pool (tranquil pool) is quiet and kept that way by a vigilant staff - thanks Fransisco: Lounges were plentiful: The beach is great for walking: The bed is comfortable: The staff are friendly and cooperative -... More

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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Returned Feb 28th from a week at this all inclusive resort. Food, and staff were great. The room was wonderful, and I would return to this resort in future. I enjoyed my time there very much. On the down side, this is a smaller resort so the evenings are a little quiet, however it has free shuttles into town so... More

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Bolton, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We stayed at the resort from February 6-13, and we had a wonderful time. Ronnie at the front desk was always very pleasant and helpful. In fact, the same could be said for the entire staff. The whole staff was wonderful, the rooms were very nice. The pools were kept relatively clean, and we never had to fight to find... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We stayed at this hotel for one week in February 2014. We were there as a group for a wedding that took place in the Old City. Overall the hotel is very clean and the staff is great, although I speak Spanish and this helped me greatly. A few things to notice: The rooms have a door between the suites... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We enjoyed the hotel itself, but people who do not speak Spanish had a hard time communicating. I noticed that if you wanted something on your omelet you had to basically touch the food in order for them to understand what one wanted. We stayed in building 2 and we had only a trickle of water the day we arrived.... More

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Also Known As:
Occidental Grand Cartagena Hotel
Occidental Grand Cartagena Hotel Cartagena
Address: Anillo Vial Via Manzanillo del mar Km. 4, Cartagena 985, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Cartagena
#24 Family Hotel in Cartagena
#39 Romantic Hotel in Cartagena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Occidental Grand Cartagena 3.5*
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