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Casa El Carretero

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Getsemani CL. 9 # 10B-18 | Calle del Carretero, Cartagena, Colombia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, this place is tough to find, especially when you're new to town. Our cab driver got us to the street and we had to look for the address - there's no sign indicating the property location. We found the number, knocked on the door and were greeted and let inside. It's not a typical come & go kind of... More 

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Carlos E, Owner at Casa El Carretero, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. We are sorry you had such a hard time finding the property but it seems like you made it OK. We decided not to place any hotel signs outside of the property to maintain the sense of exclusivity and also respect the neighborhood's character. We hope to be able to... More 

San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I spent the weekend in Casa el Carretero and the experience couldn't be any better. The facilities are amazing, the service is fantastic and the roof top allowed us to have a great time while we stayed in the hotel. Moreover, Casa el Carretero is centrally located in a safe neighborhood with lots of bars and restaurants near by. I'll... More 

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Carlos E, Manager at Casa El Carretero, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments on the property. We hope to have you visit us in the future. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Casa el Carretero was the best thing we could do, location is perfect, close to bars and restaurants in a very traditional neighborhood. The hotel is amazing, with beautiful rooms with all the commodities you need, staff is amazing, very helpful and friendly. I went with a group of friends and we had a blast, the rooftop pool is a... More 

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Carlos E, General Manager at Casa El Carretero, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Our staff is regretful that you had an awesome experience. We hope to host you again in the future. More 

Bogota, Colombia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Staff, location is perfect and safe, rooms are beautiful and clean, service is great, breakfast is delicious, the roof terrace is very nice, couldn't fault it in any way. It´s a highly recommended place!!!

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Carlos E, Manager at Casa El Carretero, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback Alexandra, we hope to host you in the future. More 

San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Staying at Casa el Carretero was the highlight of our trip to Cartagena. The location could not be better, being in a safe area located in the very heart of a true Cartagena neighborhood; very artsy area, full of restaurants, bars, urban art and friendly people. The rooms are spacious, well equipped, modern and very fashionable. The staff was absolutely... More 

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Thank you for your feedback Carlos and we hope to host you in the future. More 

Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

we have just returned from our stay at el carretero and are already thinking of our next visit. We went with a friend and had the room for 3 with a balcony overlooking the street. The hotel only has 3 rooms, the biggest of which was ours, so next time we go to Cartagena, we will take some friends and... More 

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Thank you for your feedback and we hope to have you with us promptly. Our staff really appreciates your comments on the service. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Casa El Carretero is a gorgeous 200 year old building that has been updated to be extremely comfortable and super romantic. The rooftop pool is lovely for two - we enjoyed the complementary breakfast and visiting with other guests and the incredibly kind and knowledgeable staff. Highly recommended, book in advance!

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Thank you for your kind comments and we hope to be able to host you in the future. More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Nice decor, homely, personal feel. Nice little roof terrace with good music from good speakers. Friendly local staff. Location is excellent; Getsemaní is raw but cool and safe. No hotel sign on the door or building so feels like a nice house. Only irritation was the breakfast; fresh fruit, bread and jam and coffee included (fine) but a full Colombian... More 

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Carlos E, Front Office Manager at Casa El Carretero, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Casa EL Carretero offers a free continental breakfast. However, we do charge $15 US for an authentic Colombian Breakfast. We believe this is a fair charge for a meal cooked by a chef. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We stayed at Hotel Alfiz in the walled city but preferred this hotel. It is beautiful, clean, elegant and perfectly located. The rooftop pool was stunning. Getsemani is a wonderful authentic neighbourhood. This felt more interesting to be amidst real Colombians living their daily lives. We rented bikes to explore and had great fun.

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Griffin, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Nice boutique hotel in the old city. The old city is not the same as the walled city. The old city includes the walled city, but there appears to be part of the old city not within the walled city. I would have preferred staying within the original walled city.

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Carlos E, Guest Relations Manager at Casa El Carretero, responded to this review

Hello, Casa El Carretero is located in the neighborhood of Getsemani. It is the hottest neighborhood in town and it is part of the walled city. In this neighborhood they are building the first Four Seasons Hotel in Colombia and the first six star hotel called Obra Pia. We hope to have you with us in the future. More 

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