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Hotel Bantu

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Calle de la Tablada 7-62 | Historic Center, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
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35 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect location in Cartagena's Old Town. Close to shopping, restaurants and sight seeing. The lobby quaintly meanders through several areas, including a swing as well as a boat. My room was small (I couldn't fully open the doors to the wardrobe closet due to space), but I loved the ambiance. I especially liked the two toucans who reside in the... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here in a group of 13 people and all of us loved this small historic hotel. Each room was different but all were lovely and very comfortable. The location is perfect, being inside the walls of the old city. It is in walking distance of shops and restaurants. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We would definitely... More 

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Thank McMargie
New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have nothing bad to say about this hotel. The people were super friendly and accomodating, the service was great. The swimming pool, although small, was a wonderful respite for the heat of Cartagena. The place is super clean. Rooms are quite ample and nicely decorated without being tacky. ACs work and showers have good pressure. Kudos.

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Thank LauraMuthaiga
Arleth , Gerente at Hotel Bantu, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your review. In Bantú Hotel we take care of every single detail in order to guarantee that your stay will be as wonderful as you planned it. Soon this year, we'll have another pool in our third garden, so that you're able to live more unforgettable experiences. Best regards, Arleth Avilez. Operations Manager More 

Fort Collins
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49 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Hotel Bantu is a charming 17th Century historical property located in the perfect location to walk to restaurants, shops, museums, etc., in the Old City of Cartagena. The hotel is built around a center courtyard featuring a large tree complete with swing (yes, you can use the swing) and two toucans who oversee the business. We were given room 212... More 

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Arleth , Gerente at Hotel Bantu, responded to this review

In Bantu Hotel we care about every detail for you to live unforgettable moments with your companions, hence why our rooms are equipped with linen 100 % cotton, pillow menu, and a team of employees dedicated to have your room meeting the standards of cleanliness you deserve. Our mission is to give excellent service during your stay meeting all their... More 

Lafayette, Indiana
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41 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I stayed here for two nights in December, 2015 and it was lovely. We were greeted with a welcome drink and taken to our rooms. My room was cozy but beautifully decorated and very comfortable. I did not quite like that the shower and toilet did not have a door and were just in the room, but that was just... More 

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Thank Chelsey M
Arleth , Gerente at Hotel Bantu, responded to this review

Good morning. Dear guest, What an in-depth review! It's refreshing to read such valuable commentary about our services. Thank you for choosing our Bantú Hotel to be your temporary home in Cartagena. Hope to see you back again very soon. Best regards, Arleth Avilez. More 

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA
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351 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Probably the nicest thing about this hotel is the friendliness of the staff. Our room was large and well lit. The A/C worked well as did the wifi. The bed was comfortable, but the sink was in the bedroom rather than the bathroom and there was no hot water to shave with. The shower, on the other hand, had adequate... More 

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Thank Mikesflorida
Arleth , Gerente at Hotel Bantu, responded to this review

Good morning. Dear guest, We highly appreciate your feedback as it help us grow the most. Thank you for choosing Bantú Hotel, what we like to call your home in Cartagena. Best regards, Arleth Avilez. More 

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78 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

The rooms are well decorated and very comfortable. The open courtyard style building is fun for sitting and watching the 2 toucans who also walk the premises. The staff were helpful in every way possible. Thanks for a great time!

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Thank William S
Arleth , Gerente at Hotel Bantu, responded to this review

Good morning. Dear guest, Our goal is to be as professional as possible with our guests, hence why our attention is always ready to serve you, no matter the case. Thank you for staying at Bantú. Best regards, Arleth Avilez. More 

Hong Kong, China
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21 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Rooms and lobby area are great, so is the breakfast and the roof garden with a small plunge pool. My only negative is the amount of noise. We were first in a room over reception and we heard everyone in the lobby, Bantu graciously moved us, but then we had construction going on right below us that lasted until 11pm... More 

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Thank Jane B
Arleth , Gerente at Hotel Bantu, responded to this review

Arleth , Gerente en Hotel Bantú, respondió a esta opinión Good morning. Dear guest, It's our pleasure to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. We hope to have you back very soon and thank you for choosing Bantú Hotel. Best regards, Arleth Avilez. More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Very good location in the center of the Historical center. Rooms a bit short but affordable. Highmarks to the Bar in the roof for the Happy Hour. Staff very kind and nice. From arrival to check-out we had a very pleasant stay.

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Arleth , Gerente at Hotel Bantu, responded to this review

Good morning. Dear guest, Thank you for choosing Bantú Hotel for your stay in Cartagena. It's always a pleasure to be able to serve you. Best regards, Arleth Avilez. More 

Tarpon Springs, Florida
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135 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

We were fortunate to get a balcony room which, although a bit noisy until 9 PM from the street, was a delight for early morning coffee or an evening glass of wine. The roof top pool was refreshing, the service really good overall, and the peaceful courtyards on the interior a big bonus. Lots of great shopping and dining within... More 

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Thank Tony L
Arleth , Gerente at Hotel Bantu, responded to this review

Good morning. Dear guest, Thank you for choosing us for your trip in Cartagena. It's a pleasure for us to serve you and hope we'll have the chance to see you again, vey soon. Best regards, Arleth Avilez. More 

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