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Hotel Dorado Plaza

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Av San Martin 4 - 41 | Bocagrande, Cartagena, Colombia
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Ranked #89 of 113 hotels in Cartagena
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Lima
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Typical of big hotels, there is so much going on all at the same time -- you will never be bored at this hotel :) Food is served all day long, buffet style - reception provides color-coded wrist tags for this the moment you check in. Beach is right across the street, hotel has a small pool. Live band every... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The Good: Meals included, open bar from 11 AM - 11 PM, in room AC is very cold, great views if you're on the ocean side, WiFi in the lobby, pool access, great location for shopping and sightseeing. Good place to stay if you're on a budget and you won't be spending time in the hotel. The Bad: Rooms are... More

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Lima, Peru
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68 reviews 68 reviews
14 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

This is a budget hotel and it´s OK for what you go to Cartagena, sightseeing and not staying at the hotel. Maybe if you are local you may go to the tiny pool or to the not very good beach in front of the hotel, they give you towels and try to keep all the vendors from attacking you (not... More

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HotelDoradoPlaza, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Dorado Plaza, responded to this review

Dear Guest Alejandro_Piscoya, We want to let you know the renovations we have done in our Hotel, especially in the rooms which now are equipped with 32" led TVs so that you can enjoy your favorites programs in the tube. The free WIFI access will let you keep in contact with your friends, your office or your loved ones. The... More

Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I just came back from this hotel, I had a little budget for my trip! This is one of the few hotels of Cartagena that offer all inclusive service! The Food is excellent breakfast, lunch, dinner; different options you can choose in the three meals. Also you have snacks and as many drinks you want during the day and at... More

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Cartagena
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

The hotel needs some maintenance in the rooms, as it is very old.It is very good in the provision of the three meals, which I consider are excesive regarding quantity.better maintenance and less food will give a right balance.

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Cali, Colombia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

This is the worst hotel ever. the reception office is really hot. There is just a small fan for such a big space. The elevators are small, smelly and slow. The rooms and the hallways also smell like must. the bathroom is small, smelly and dirty. The tub is blocked and you have to wait a long time for the... More

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HotelDoradoPlaza, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Dorado Plaza, responded to this review

Dear Guest yuri m, We are entitled to give you a better impression , if you give yourself the opportunity to live a great time with us. You can experience something better with our renovations in the rooms and in our restaurants. we had a plan against the infections so that you could enjoy of a better enviroment. Don't hesitate... More

Sudbury, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

The Good part, was the price,the location,the people I met and the coffee.I stayed at this place for 14 days from Feb 27/12 to Mar 12/12. I usually travel solo,so, when I saw that the mark up rate from double to single occupancy was less than 15% (ie $869 double vs $999 single) it was a no brainer.The location is... More

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Baden-Württemberg, Germany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

We think the hotel was recently renovated, because our rooms were remodeled and very clean. The stuff very friendly and helpful and the food was good. The pool was half shaded, which is very good in that heat when your sensitive to the sun and it was cleaned everyday. A highlight are the bartenders: full of jokes and stories and... More

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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012 via mobile

I think this is the worst hotel I've stayed at, I will never come back, please stay away: service is really bad, they mistrust their guests and treat them like robbers, rooms have 70's TVs that just don't work, baths are public school like... Need more to decide? WiFi is painfully slow, elevators are small and always crowded, room smells... More

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

As soon as we arrived, I noticed that it was much louder, darker and and crowded in the lobby area than I'd hoped for. Although my first impression wasn't the greatest, as long as the rooms were nice, I knew I would be fine...unfortunately we never quite made it to that point. After the receptionist had a difficult time finding... More

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Additional Information about Hotel Dorado Plaza

Also Known As:
El Dorado Cartagena
Hotel El Dorado
Address: Av San Martin 4 - 41 | Bocagrande, Cartagena, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 On the Beach Hotel in Cartagena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Dorado Plaza 3*
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