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Centro Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle del Arzobispado No 34-80, Cartagena, Colombia
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Ranked #73 of 115 hotels in Cartagena
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This hotel has an excellent location, being in the middle of everything. It is right next to the cathedral and within walking distance to all the attractions in the old city. I had a room facing the street yet it was not too noisy. The staff was helpful and allowed me early check-in, something which I really appreciate. The room... More

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Adelaide, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I went to Cartagena with 2 friends for 6 days. We wanted central location without paying a huge amount for a room. This place was just perfect! The location is amazing, close to everything! We ate quite a few times at the restaurant downstairs, very good value for money. The room was spacious and clean, and although the area is... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This hotel is the best value in the old city. The rooms are nicely air conditioned in the Cartagena heat. There are restaurants and bars within a stones throw, there is even a very good restaurant on the ground floor. The location is strategic, almost the heart of the old city. Staff are friendly and efficient. A splendid choice.

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Somerville, MA
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

We stayed one night here at the end of two weeks in Colombia. It is well located, but as other reviewers noted, anything in the walled city is going to be very convenient -- and there are dozens if not hundreds of hotels within the walled city. This is on one of the louder streets. Fortunately we were able to... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012 via mobile

The hotel is very centrally located in the Old Town, and the price is very reasonable, particularly considering the nice environment and more than comfortable rooms. Tips: bring your own shampoo, and if possible ask for a room away from the main street (or bring good ear plugs...).

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Antigua, Guatemala
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

If you stay in Cartagena, few hotels match the location of Centro Hotel. It´s at a stone throw of most of the Old cities attractions, like the Cathedral, the Clock Tower and the Plaza Santo Domingo. The rooms were a bit spartan, yet clean. There are however, a few things that we were not very happy about: 1. The guy... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

This is a bare bones hotel and I expected more for the amount I paid per night. It was clean and I didn't have any issues with bugs but I would not stay here again for the price. I'd spend a bit more for something nicer. Breakfast included a fruit plate, orange juice, scrambled (or fried) eggs, toast and coffee.... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

Excellent location, rooms are located surrounding an open courtyard. Nice ambiance and friendly staff. But the rooms could be better maintained, especially the showers. I changed room because of a leaking aircon and no hot water. The new room didn't have hot water either. For the price of this hotel hot water is a must even though in a tropical... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
24 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

This hotel is all about location location location. By going here you are in the heart of old town cartagena and only steps away from the magic. Cartagena is truly magical! The price is fantastic - I mean for that price I dont think anyone expects luxury. The rooms are okay - somewhat wornout but decent enough to stay in.... More

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High Wycombe
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2011

Cartagena is a beautiful and interesting city, and the Centro Hotel is well-positioned to explore it, and reasonably priced. That's the good news. The room we had was adequate, if not brilliant, but the shower was literally shocking. The shower head had an electrical gadget on the shower head to heat the water, but if you tried to adjust the... More

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Address: Calle del Arzobispado No 34-80, Cartagena, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Centro Hotel 3*
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