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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 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Medellin, Colombia
1 review
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

San Francisco, California, United States
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89 reviews 89 reviews
54 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

One block from the beach in bocagrande, this location is money. The rooms are definitely run down, but it is to be expected for the price. There is a little hot water and the AC works very good, I would definitely recommend this place. The owner Brian is an amazing host and makes a killer breakfast, which is included. One... More

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

Thank you for your kind review. We are in they process of redecorating and up grading our rooms one by one - we have just 3 or 4 out of 24 left to do. Re the laundry, yes we charge by piece, as we are not a laundrymat doing it by the kilo. Most of our clients just ask us... More

Aarhus, Denmark
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

spend 4 nights here, and really enjoyed it: nice clean rooms, good location (tourist area Bocagrande) and excellent breakfast. Nice staff - most of them speaks some English - and the owner/ masterchef is the very nice English Mister Brian. Also recommendable for overlanders as there is 24 hours security-guard. good value !

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

I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. ~Our car park, under 24 hour vigilance, is an invaluable service for clients travelling with vehicles, especially motorbikes. I wish you safe onward travel and also thank you for including me in your Colombian travel portfolio. More

Kalmar, Sweden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We stayed a week in Cartagena and we were very happy with our stay at Pueblito playa. The staff was nice, helpfull and they provided us with a tour salesman, Billy White, who was funny and hooked us up with great tours. As others already said the breakfast is very nice and the pancakes are to die for! Definitively a... 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 enjoyed your stay with us, especially our breakfasts, which we give much thought to. Yes, it's true our animals make our hotel like a home, especially Loulou, our French bulldog. And it's that atmosphere that we want our guests to find here. We want you to feel that you... More

Barranquilla, Colombia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

My wife Margarita and I had the pleasure of staying at the Hotel El Pueblito Playa again last week. We fell in love with the place the first couple times we were there and love going back! Mister Brian the owner and his staff do a wonderful job making you feel that their house is your house. By being just... More

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

Thanks, Darren, as a regular visitor, we appreciate your custom and your comments and we are glad you feel at home with us. I am going to send you my recipe for my pancake syrup ! Enjoy and hope to see you again soon. More

Perth, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

This hotel is indeed budget. However the owner Brian, his friendly staff and very adorable dog Lou-lou made our stay thoroughly enjoyable. Brian cooks up a storm for breakfast every morning so you will not go hungry. He is a delight to chat to and has a wonderful outlook on life. Our room was no frills but it had all... More

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

Thank you for your kind comments. To answer your points - we are getting our own maps printed out for clients, plus we are having a large wall map made for the reception. Your problem with the tap was pointed out to me by our staff and was rectified immediately after the Easter holidays - sorry for that ! More

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
43 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Great place! I stayed with my girlfriend for 5 nights and enjoyed every moment! Staff are extremely friendly, helpful and fun. We met Diana on arrival who from the start made us smile and had a sweet personality. She first of all welcomed us and showed us a room and asked if we were happy to stay which I thought... More

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

Thank you for your kind review. We just try to do our best, myself, my girlfriend and our staff. We want you to feel at home and our objective is to make your stay in our hotel and in Cartagena as enjoyable as possible. I'm glad you liked my pancakes and blackberry syrup - if I remember correctly you had... More

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