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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 117 Hotels in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a nice house, we really enjoyed our stay! It felt like we were the only guests, even though there were 2 other couples staying in the 3 bedroom house. The two women who cooked and cleaned the rooms were wonderful. The neighborhood was fun to explore- trinidad plaza was a good, close spot to grab drinks at night... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed staying here; the staff were lovely, there's only 3 rooms so very little noise from other guests (while we were there anyway), and we mostly had the roof-top terrace to ourselves which was perfect to retreat from the heat and hectic bustle of the Old Town in the afternoons. Lots happening every evening in the Plaza nearby... More

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Karlsruhe, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice house and rooms, friendly ladies taking care of the guests, the best breakfast we had in all Colombia and a great roof top terrace. We loved our stay there and we would definetely come again.

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Munich, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Positive: really nice and helpfull staff, although they only speak spanish, nice pool area, good location, personal small hotel, breakfast ok Negative: Room without window, very small, aircondition is directing at the bed, shower hardly works Overall: for that price we expected something better!

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Valencia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cute little hotel made our stay in Cartagena absolutely great. The rooftop swimming pool was really pleasant. It's not big, but the hotel only has 3 rooms, so we had the pool basically for ourselves every time we went there. The location is absolutely great. We were first hesitating, since it was outside the historical center's walls, but the... More

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

Hello ErCollao, thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on your experience at the hotel. We look forward to hosting you in the future. More

Seattle USA
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

This hotel is beautiful, comfortable, and practical. It's right outside the main Centro historico, 5-10 minute walk to everything. The staff are incredible nice & helpful. The beds are super stiff (which I like) and the shower was the best we found in Colombia! Definitely stay here if you want a more personal, intimate hotel.

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

Thank you for your review. We spent lots of time making sure that the most simple details in the property made a huge difference. From the Showers, to the comfort of the beds, are all part of a careful plan to create a great guest experience in Cartagena. We are working to improve the guest experience by adding tablets to... More

Plainsboro, New Jersey
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This hotel is in a perfect location in Getsemani. The square right outside is always bustling with entertainment, food and drinks at night. There are great restaurants all within a stone's throw and Cartagena is just a short walk away. It's nice to escape the touristy side of Cartagena and stay in an area with a more local vibe. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Lovely staff, very helpful and careful. Great location: i preferred much more Getsemani which has a soul and an atmosphere of its own compared to San Diego which is very nice but with no real Cartageneans living there. It is only 5 min walking to the first inner wall. Breakfast was really good and rooms were of good quality

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I stayed here for 4 nights with my sisters. Great location in Getsemani which we preferred to the old town. We were next to a lively square which had great restaurants. The casa is beautiful. Best part is the roof terrace which we spent every afternoon on, drinking a few beers and cooling ourselves in the pool and we had... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The hotel is right in the heart of Getsemani. The room was elegant and well furnished, if not spacious. Very comfortable bed. Do not trust the initial restaurant recommendations oriented at American tourists. That would be my only complaint. Wish I could have stayed longer.

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

Hello Alexander, we are happy you enjoyed the property and the service. We apologize for not recommending restaurants that would meet your expectations. The restaurants we recommend are based on guest reviews and and culinary quality. We will revisit the list of restaurants we recommend in order to have more choices for our guests. Thank you for your candid feedback. 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*
Number of rooms: 3
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