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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 #18 of 117 hotels in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
Viktoria P Munich, Germany
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  • Location
    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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Munich, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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Seattle USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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160 reviews 160 reviews
31 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

I really cannot recommend a stay here enough! A boutique style colonial homestead in walking distance from old city and many sites. Operated by 3 very lovely welcoming ladies who cook you up breakfast everyday, the food was delicious! Because it's not a traditional hotel they don't come knocking at 8 or 9 am to change your room, they patiently... More

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

Hello HayeHaye, thank you for your feedback. We will be refreshing the web site pictures in September. We hope to be able to host you soon. Cheers More

Miami Shores, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Lovely boutique hotel 5 minute walk from Cartagena's walled old city, right in the core of bohemian trendy Getsemani's quarter. This is a simple buy stilish hotel. I was there with my wife and 3 children ages 10-14 (we live in miami). We just loved it. We felt that we had our own home in Cartagena. Service was very friendly... More

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

Thank you Carlos L for your review on the property. Our staff always tries to accommodate to each guests needs. We hope to be able to host you in the future. More

San Francisco, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This hotel is more like a guest house. With only 3 rooms, it feels like a exclusive, beautiful private home. We stayed 4 nights and had a great time. The breakfasts were great - fresh fruit, coffee, fresh juice, and then a choice between continental vs. typical. Both were fantastic - definitely not a weight loss trip :) The service... 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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