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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 #13 of 113 hotels in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • 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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San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Bogota, Colombia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we booked this hotel we thought it was too good to be true, but hoped for the best. Imagine how shocked we were to arrive and discover it was actually better than we could have ever anticipated! The hotel is beautiful, a large old house that was obviously recently remodeled with a lot of love and attention to detail.... More

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Was more than happily surprised with this hotel. The hotel was clean, in a great location, inexpensive and the staff was phenomenal. We only stayed one night but I would have loved to stay longer. Will absolutely stay here again.

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Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

What a great deal! Totally worth the mani! Let's talk about this. First off, beautiful room with cute balcony overlooking the street. Then you walk into the the beautiful bathroom - which is cool (I like a cold bathroom, just me?) - and a shower in which you don't need Calgon to take you away. The place only has three... More

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

Hello David, we are happy you enjoyed the property, its decoration, service and the neighborhood. We hope to be able to host you sometime in the near future. Safe travels. More

Rome, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

Very friendly staff and overall a very good hotel. Great breakfast made to order. Lovely pool area. Located just outside the old city. Easy to get around. Lots of restaurants and shops in the neighbourhood. ...................................... .

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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We stayed here for one night in January 2014. Highly recommended for a number of reasons: (1) Great service. Sol and Isolinda, two hotel employees we interacted with during our stay, were both delightful. They were helpful with everything we needed. The big breakfast they made, which includes a massive plate of fresh fruit, was quite tasty. (2) Great location.... More

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

Our staff appreciates that you had a great time and felt special at our property. We strive to provide each guest with a unique experience in Cartagena. More

dorset
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61 reviews 61 reviews
58 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Sad to read Tom's review. What a terrible experience. We enjoyed our time here. As there are only 3 rooms, it often feels like your own private casa. We spent relaxing afternoons on the roof terrace, in the pool and sitting in the shade. Perfect between morning and evening sightseeing and exploring. Our main problem was our poor Spanish as... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I booked a room via booking.com as the reviews were excellent and I was looking for somewhere special to relax with my girlfriend. We really wanted to be in Getsemani by Plaza Trinidad as it's our favourite place in Cartagena. Booking.com showed 1 room available, and discounted to 250 mil pesos (about £75). We arrived at the hotel at 1pm,... More

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

Hello Tom, we are very sorry that the recommended hotels did not work out for you. We hope to be able to host you in the future. Our staff tried very hard to find you a hotel somewhere else at the last minute but the city was full. We continue to offer all of our guests the best services in... More

montreal
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

This is a very good place to stay in Cartagena. Nice and clean rooms, pool on the roof, good service. It's a small business with only 3 rooms. The location is good, in the heart of Getsemani, close to the historical center, but much cheaper than staying there. There was a wrong information given to us by the staff about... More

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Chicago
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

The highlight of this hotel is the service provided by Maria. She is outstanding and the friendliest. The location is good but if you don't like constant noise, don't stay here as Plaza Trinidad nearby is always loud and lively. The place lacks attention to detail in the accommodations. For 400$/night I would expect high end things like good pillows... More

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Also Known As:
Casa El Carretero Hotel
Casa El Carretero Cartagena
Casa El Carretero Hotel Cartagena
Address: Getsemani CL. 9 # 10B-18 | Calle del Carretero, Cartagena, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#24 Romantic Hotel in Cartagena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Casa El Carretero 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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