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Casa El Carretero

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Getsemani CL. 9 # 10B-18 | Calle del Carretero, Cartagena, Colombia
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Ranked #17 of 116 hotels in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
Dan M Cupertino, California
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cupertino, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a lovely boutique hotel in Cartagena's lively Getsemani neighborhood. It was comfortable, and stylish, and we enjoyed the rooftop pool and the excellent service. It was quiet and easy to sleep there. The breakfasts were excellent with fresh fruit and freshly cooked eggs or traditional breakfast (empanadas etc.). The hosts were very helpful and quick to help us... More

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Texas guy married to a Bogota girl ...We loved our stay here very relaxing and private felt like a very exclusive and private resort first couple days had our breakfast in bed brought up to us.. very delicious food the little plaza off the entrance is lively with music and dancing aerobics great great atmosphere five min walk from walled... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful family house, with 2 very nice ladies taking good care of you! The house is charming ad the service perfect. It only has 3 rooms, very cozy and new decor, very colonial and exotic at the same time. Breakfast is made just for you at your taste, lots of fruit and juices, plus your chooce of eggs or typical... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed three nights at casa el Carretero and I got a very good impression as they offered excellent service, breakfasts were delicious and staff "Isolina, Maria and Luis were very friendly. Neighborhood was amaizing full of contrasts and different kind of people. It was a real trip into Cartagena's culture and citizens. I would not hesitate to recommend them... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is an excellent choice. Located in Getsemani, it is a 5 min walk away from the walled city. The house feels very cozy and private, as there are only 3 rooms. The roof pool is a great option and has a nice view. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The 2 breakfast options are great. The room... More

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CarreteroGroup, Owner at Casa El Carretero, responded to this review

Hello Allison and thank you so much for your review. Our staff tries to make each guest experience truly unique. We hope to have you back with us soon. More

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Casa del Carretera is a gem and made our stay in Cartagena totally special. We stayed for 3 nights, having heard of it on the recommendation of a friend. It's right on the Plaza de la Trinidad, in Getsemani, a cool neighborhood with a very bohemian vibe, amazing street art, and nearby food and nightlife options. We also were walking... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We stayed at Hotel Casa el Carretero during 2 nighst, as part of our honeymoon. In the outside there is no sign or advise about the hotel. I mean, it looks like another house in the neigbhor so my recomendation is to write down the address or house number before travelling (we were lucky that the taxi driver kinda of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I cannot emphasize enough how good this hotel was. Great location, great service, great room (not to mention amazing bathroom!), Bose speakers throughout the property and all this for a very good price. I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking to have a relaxing holiday near the city centre and with some night life nearby too. I think I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Great location in the Plaza de la Trinidad barrio with some very good neighborhood bars and restaurants - a real neighborhood feel with friendly people. The hotel itself couldn't have been better. The staff gets an A plus rating. Isolina, Luis and Maria were friendly, helpful and eager to please. It's a very short walk to the Old Town section... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Other than having a beautiful room and amazing rooftop, Casa El Carretero also has wonderful staff and service. We got the service you would expect from a 5 star luxury hotel but with a comfortable and "at home" feel. Would recommend to anyone who is looking to for a relaxing experience with the full Cartagena culture, without having the hassle... More

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Address: Getsemani CL. 9 # 10B-18 | Calle del Carretero, Cartagena, Colombia
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Location: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Casa El Carretero 3.5*
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Casa EL Carretero is a colonial boutique hotel located in the historical neighborhood of El Getsemani in the city of Cartagena, Colombia. The vision was to create an Indonesian oasis in a century old Spanish colonial home with all the comforts of XXI century living. ... more   less 
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