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Hotel Pueblito Playa

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Bocagrande, Avenida San Martin con calle 5 | Centro Comercial El Pueblito, Tercer Piso, Cartagena, Colombia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

TV didn't work, couldn't connect to wifi, a/c was freezing and adjustment was broken. Location was good right by the beach, $5-8 cab ride to center. I'm not a picky person but I'd call this real low budget here, stay somewhere else. Staff seemed nice though, no one speaks English, but that's just about everywhere in Colombia.

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loulouperra, Owner at Hotel Pueblito Playa, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and I am sorry you did not enjoy your stay with us. ElectriCaribe, our local power supplier offers an expensive but very poor service and Cartagena suffers from both power cuts and surges in supply. This plays havoc with electrical equipment. Unfortuneately this was the case during your stay and we have had to replace... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

We had a very enjoyable stay in Cartagena using this hotel as our base. We were made to feel very welcome by the Bristish owner, who gave us several very good tips for Sights to see and restaurants (he is a Foodie himself). Everything is clean en very colourful. The Staff is very friendly and will organize tours and busses... More 

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loulouperra, Owner at Hotel Pueblito Playa, responded to this review

Hello Hanneke. It was a real pleasure to have you stay with us and I am so glad you enjoyed our breakfasts. I was also very pleased that my restaurant choices met with your approval. I wish you a 'Good Wind' and safe sailing. More 

Trujillo, Peru
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I stayed here in February and loved it. The staff are super-friendly and helpful. The owner is usually around to chat with you during breakfast and is very nice and informative. He even prints out a little city guide in English for you. The English breakfast is delicious and you can ask for and receive refills on juice and coffee.... More 

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loulouperra, Owner at Hotel Pueblito Playa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments. When you stay in our hotel we want you to feel that you are amongst friends. And we are working every day to up grade our facilities and service. I hope one day you will have the opportunity to return. More 

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for anything above budget hotel stop reading now. This quaint experience is not for you. But if you can live with a clean, basic room very reasonably priced, extremely friendly and helpful staff and a sumptuous breakfast thrown in for good measure stay here. For discount travellers, Pueblito Playa is an oasis, a one minute walk... More 

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loulouperra, Owner at Hotel Pueblito Playa, responded to this review

Thank you, Tim, for your kind comments. It was a pleasure having you stay with us. Safe onward travel. PS I'm not sure about 'quaint' as I picture an English thatched cottage in the countryside rather than a hotel 30 metres from the Caribbean. 'Oasis' is definitely more appropriate, particularly with our climate. Just kidding !! More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

I was overwhelmed by the kindness and friendship shown by the owners and staff. I am traveling on my own and I don't speak Spanish. It was so nice to have English conversations but also as locals they were able to assist me with other issues such as banking, places to eat, shop bank and. How much to pay for... More 

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loulouperra, Owner at Hotel Pueblito Playa, responded to this review

I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, that you felt you were in a private home. We try hard to create this atmosphere, especially as it is true - I live in the hotel, so the expression 'mi casa es su casa' is very apt. So pleased you enjoyed our breakfasts, as we put a lot of... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Close to the beach, food and shopping areas. The owners help with travel plans and details. More than we could have asked for, especially for the price. Great value. I would go back again in a heartbeat.

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loulouperra, Owner at Hotel Pueblito Playa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Our business is hospitality and it's nice to know that you appreciated our efforts. Don't wait too long to return ! Keep the heart pumping, please. More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We stayed at the Hotel Pueblito August 13 to August 19, 2014 and had a wonderful experience. As others have stated, this is a budget hotel so do not expect a 5 star. With that in mind, it is a great place to stay: - location really is perfect; - staff, especially the owner, Brian, are very friendly and accommodating;... More 

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loulouperra, Owner at Hotel Pueblito Playa, responded to this review

Thank you, thank you, thank you. What else can I say, except I REALLY appreciate your comments. For my staff and myself, it is wonderful to get such a review and to know that our efforts are bearing fruit ! More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Pueblito Playa has a great location, just a block from the beach in Bocagrande. Bocagrande is much more commercial than the old city, so if you are looking for a quaint colonial neighborhood (albeit a touristy one), you may be better off staying within the walls. It is run by two owners, Carlos and Brian, with Brian (an expat) handling... More 

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loulouperra, Owner at Hotel Pueblito Playa, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments especially about our breakfast. I apologise that we had to move you into the hotel opposite. This large group of 70 young footballers took up the whole hotel and whilst we could have found a room in our hotel, we felt it more advisable, due to the noise they made, for you to sleep... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

La mejor atencion por el mejor precio; el mejor desayuno en Cartagena servido por el mejor chef du monde Brian. The best attention, the best breakfast served by the best chef Brian, safe and clean. Best location in Bocagrande, good price.

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loulouperra, Owner at Hotel Pueblito Playa, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind comments. I very much doubt about my being the best chef, but we do our best to ensure that our clients start their day with a good, generous portioned breakfast. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The staff were very friendly and the breakfast was just AWESOME. Brian (the chef/co-owner) is a great guy who was very hospitable to my friends and I. During the summer it's hot so I suggest blasting the ac when you get there and hit the beach to kill some time until the room cools down. The rooms look great and... More 

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loulouperra, Owner at Hotel Pueblito Playa, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments and I am glad you and your friends enjoyed your stay. Yes, it's true, it's hot here this year, but with the Caribbean waters just 50 metres away from us, a quick dip is pretty easy ! More 

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Address: Bocagrande, Avenida San Martin con calle 5 | Centro Comercial El Pueblito, Tercer Piso, Cartagena, Colombia
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Location: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Pueblito Playa 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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