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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014
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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Where to begin? All inclusive? Of two beers per day per room if you want more you have to pay. All inclusive? No resturants with eating at not even for free. Disgusting food. Lazy service. Last night we ordered room service at 9pm half of it arrived just after 12am and they charged for the beeeers and sodas!!!! We are... More

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Hoteles E, General Manager at Occidental Grand Cartagena, responded to this review

Dear guest We appreciate and value your comments and observations, these allow us to make the necessary adjustments in order to provide the best service which has characterized us. Immediately we have climbed its recommendations to the responsible areas in order to take correctives that may apply. We apologize for the bad experience. We hope to have him back to... More

New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my 8th time is Colombia but my first time in Cartagena. I said hey let me give it a try. The dinner buffet closes at 10pm. The pizza/snack bar closes at 1pm. So, if you decide to get some grub on the way back from a bar/nightclub. "No Bueno" i suggest you get it from the city. Only... More

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Hoteles E, General Manager at Occidental Grand Cartagena, responded to this review

Dear Guest We appreciate and value your comments and observations, these allow us to make the necessary adjustments in order to provide the best service which has characterized us. Immediately we have climbed its recommendations to the responsible areas in order to take corrective that may apply. We apologize for the bad experience. We hope to have him back to... More

Toronto, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

hotel rooms were clean and staff friendly. eveything else was disorganized!! not enough room to write my disappointments! enjoyed the buffet ( even though it was small ) and the restaurants! shuttle bus service was good. enjoyed the tours!

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Santiago, Chile
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

…not nice resort to go… i went to there to attend software convention… i did not like it… internet did not work all conference long, very much slow, and hotel did not pay attention to complaining… the beach is not good for caribbean, no nice sand and no nice sea… when I go to my run in the morning, security... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

1st room: no hot water at all. After having shower with an extremly cold water for 2 days, I've been moved to another room with hot water but no towels at all. Each and everyday, my first call in the morning was not to my loved ones but to the made to bring me towels, so romantic. They told me... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Worst hotel stay in a long long long time. Business traveler, often spend 1 or 2 weeks a month on the road. We came to the “Occidental Grand” (absolutely nothing Grand about this place) for a 4 days Sales meeting. I can’t think of a less adequate resort for such thing. Never, ever coming back here. Details: - Internet connection... More

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Maria Fernanda A, Gerente at Occidental Grand Cartagena, responded to this review

Dear Sir, I am in receipt of your letter addressed to Trip Advisor concerning your bad experience in our hotel. First of all, I would like to thank you for giving us your feedback as it is of utmost importance for us to know how to improve our product and services. We are quite surprised that you experienced so many... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Let me summarize this experience in the context of "The Good. The Bad. and, The Ugly" The Good: The resort, the city/country, and the people Overall, an excellent vacation. In fact, The Good outweighs everything else. Cartagena - the old city - is safe and touristic; visit the tourist areas during the daylight to see the historic buildings, and return... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

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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Address: Anillo Vial Via Manzanillo del mar Km. 4, Cartagena 985, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Occidental Grand Cartagena 3.5*
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