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Hotel Caribe

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Carrera 1 No. 2 - 87 | Bocagrande, Cartagena 1330, Colombia
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Ranked #49 of 113 hotels in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Miami Beach, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone very Helpful and nice. Room was clean a looked nice . BF was excellent, plenty of things to choose . I've Stayed at many hotels in cartagena and probably the caribe hotel has the best pool in the city !

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Dpto_RRPublicas, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Hotel Caribe, responded to this review

In fact, the Caribbean Hotel has one of the best pools in the city not only for its size but also for its special setting surrounded by lush greenery and soothing background music. From there you can also listen to the sea and endless songs of different birds. It is a true haven for relaxation. We want to give a... More

Fayetteville, North Carolina
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113 reviews 113 reviews
31 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stay was from 28-30 March 2014. Now I will not compare this hotel to others in the states or in other countries. That is where people tend to disappoint their selves and drop ratings. Mr Alexy Ruiz checked us in at the hotel because he spoke English. He was the sweetest and nicest throughout our stay. He provide us with... More

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Dpto_RRPublicas, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Hotel Caribe, responded to this review

We are grateful for all your comments about our staff more precisely about Alexis and Nayib., we will extend your appreciation. We are different from the other hotels for our long experience on the industry; therefore, we are constantly changing and renewing the service, the facilities and the sites, so we can need the expertise of our guest that permanently... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The one thing that was amazing with the hotel wad their Olympic sized pool. I loved swimming laps! Also their staff was wonderful and helpful. Besides that the place is a little runner down. Our room had a musty smell at first that took a day or two to get rid of. We didn't have hot water and the bathrooms... More

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Dpto_RRPublicas, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Hotel Caribe, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, we are deeply regretted for your negative experience with the service at the hotel in general. We have taken your comments and delivered different meetings with the senior managers involved in the operation so they can improve the quality of the product and therefore satisfy the requirements expected by our clients. We extend our more... More

Troinex, Switzerland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a group of ex-Peace Corps volunteers who met here in Feb. One of the group who knows the city well recommended it to us all and I was not disappointed. Easy ride from the airport. Staff was most considerate in helping me organized my stay. Had a room with garden view which was probably quieter than sea view,... More

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Dpto_RRPublicas, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Hotel Caribe, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments and references. As you have pointed it out, we have a wide variety of rooms located on three different buldings, therefore, you have plenty of options to choose from according to season availability. Among the new concept we are working on, the hotel is still being a inside paradise where you can enjoy yourself on a... More

New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Hotel if you want to avoid annoying Americans who like to complain about everything. Authentic and genuine, and you might see some locals swimming in the pool! Perfect. The ceviche by the pool is the best I have ever had. The service is great, they might not all speak English but does every American speak French or Spanish. Anytime... More

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Dpto_RRPublicas, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Hotel Caribe, responded to this review

We want to thank you for your recognition about our service and facilities. We are pleased to have been the first of having a beautiful structure surrounded by beautiful gardens with a large variety of flora and fauna which invite you to take a real break and the best experience like caribbean style. More

Howell, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in Cartagena for work and found this hotel after staying at a B&B that did not have hot water. Yes the weather was hot and humid and a cool shower is welcomed, not a cold one. As I proceeded to find this hotel with numerous phone calls trying to find a hotel that had hot water. This was... More

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Dpto_RRPublicas, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Hotel Caribe, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments about the hotel and its service. Your glad experience is our best reward. We hope to see you again in your future vacations. More

West Lafayette, Indiana
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our conference was hosted in this hotel and I chose to stay here. It was beautiful! The staff is beyond reproach. The food is delicious. We ate all but one meal at the hotel because we were completely satisfied with our stay. It is not a resort hotel, but can completely fulfill your needs like a resort hotel-- providing live... More

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Dpto_RRPublicas, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Hotel Caribe, responded to this review

We really appreciate your comments and your positive rating for our service, we regret all the inconveniences you may have had due to humidity weather in Cartagena and hot water supply in the hotel during your staying. We hope you join us again soon and thank you for choosing us. More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

As we cannot turn on the air conditioning (Not only because our kid was sick, but because it was not necessary at all), the room was soaked. Drops of condensed water fell over our heads at night. The people of the hotel was very kind in general, but they didn´t mind too much about our complaints. It´s an expensive hotel... More

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Dpto_RRPublicas, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Hotel Caribe, responded to this review

We appreciate your comments and we apologize for all the inconveniences you had with the air conditioning during your staying at the hotel. We recommend not turn off the air conditioning due to the high humidity that we have in Cartagena, in order to prevent condensation level that might occur in the process. More

Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

So happy to find a hotel with great architecture and all the amenities you'd want in new section. Lot's of services and restaurants nearby and only a 5 minute ride to Historic Quarter.Great pool and breakfasts.

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Dpto_RRPublicas, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Hotel Caribe, responded to this review

Dear guest; We would like to thank you for your positive feedback. Indeed, our beautiful republican architecture combined with our 5-star service are the perfect blend to enjoy a good holiday. Thanks a lot for choosing us. More

Hillsdale, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The Hotel Caribe is lovely. There are many, many outdoor spaces and gardens to relax and unwind. The property is well kept and well maintained. The FULL buffet breakfast is amazing and full of many wonderful choices. The manager of food and beverage there is Sandro and he is most charming. The employees of the hotel were friendly, helpful, accomodating... More

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Dpto_RRPublicas, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Hotel Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Guest! Definitely, our beautiful green areas, our nice music and our excellent service distinguishes us. Thank you very much for your positive rating about our staff. We will let Sandro know about yor comment. We hope to have yourself back in our hotel. More

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Additional Information about Hotel Caribe

Also Known As:
Caribe Hotel Cartagena
Address: Carrera 1 No. 2 - 87 | Bocagrande, Cartagena 1330, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Cartagena
#18 Luxury Hotel in Cartagena
#19 Family Hotel in Cartagena
#20 Business Hotel in Cartagena
#31 Romantic Hotel in Cartagena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Caribe 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set outside the old city on the beaches of Bocagrande, Hotel Caribe, a certified ¨National Monument¨, was built in 1941 and still maintains its original five-story, 99-room Colonial structure. The resort has since added two modern buildings making it the largest hotel in Cartagena.It has 363 rooms with ocean or hotel garden-views (16 of which are wheel-chair-friendly), 4 restaurants, 10 conference rooms, a mini-zoo, tennis courts, a semi-Olympic – sized pool as well as one for the kids. The Caribe Hotel offers a first class service with lot facilities. The Caribe Hotel with three buildings and 363 rooms is considered one of the most traditional Hotel in the city, with an area of 35,000 m2 of exotic tropical trees and gardens, 5,000 being devoted to ample beaches and 30,000 to Hotel facilities. The majestic structure of the Hotel Caribe, surrounded by palms and exotic gardens, rises from the heart of Bocagrande. The Hotel has 363 rooms with different lodging options to make your stay an unforgettable experience, additional offers the finest recreational and sports facilities. We provide our guest an incredible variety of gastronomical possibilities, from the most sophisticated international cuisine to exquisite typical dishes and snacks. Our Guest may select the Catalina Restaurant, Oh Caribe bungalow, Punta Icacos garden and the pool area with a scenario for folklore reviews and theme parties. In regard to congresses, seminars, and conventions the Caribe possesses a magnificent infrastructure that includes ten meeting rooms. ... more   less 
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