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Hotel Pueblito Playa

2.0 of 5
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Bocagrande, Avenida San Martin con calle 5 | Centro Comercial El Pueblito, Tercer Piso, Cartagena, Colombia
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Ranked #52 of 126 Hotels in Cartagena
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Besides the location, this hotel hands down has the friendliest, kindest people! Brian, the owner cooks this amazing breakfast every morning in a dinner room that makes it feel very homey. Brian definitely makes this place feel homey even with his british accent! The front desk and cleaning lady are very sweet. It's safe leaving any personal items in your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place to stay when you're in Cartgena. The hotel is literally steps from the beach. Prime location. Mall next door full of food but you don't have to worry about that cause Brian makes the best breakfast in all of Latin America. Don't consider staying anywhere else you want to stay here.

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

Thank you for taking the trouble to write a review for us. I am glad you liked your stay with us - as you noted, we have a great location and I am really glad you enjoyed our breakfast. I appreciate that all of you guys troubled to each write reviews. Thank you so much. More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent a few weeks here and it quickly became a second home to me. Brian made me feel like part of his family. You can tell he sincerely cares about the well being and comfort of his guests. Also, he probably makes the best breakfast in Cartagena. Wifi is fast, I made several FaceTime calls that were clear and... More 

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

Hi Tim, But you are one of the family ! With your love of surfing, we can't get you any closer to the waves. It was a real pleasure having you stay with us and I'm sorry that we won't see you until next year. Safe travel, my friend. More 

Cartagena, Colombia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great and safe hotel, breakfast is delicious and Bryan is the nicest man on earth. English friendly and in a great part of town. Walking distance to everything. Air conditioning and wifi worked fantastic. No complaints.

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

Hi Tim, But you are one of the family ! With your love of surfing, we can't get you any closer to the waves. It was a real pleasure having you stay with us and I'm sorry that we won't see you until next year. Safe travel, my friend. More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This place was recommended to me and I was disappointed. While travelling our rooms are really just to shower up, use wifi and sleep. While at this hostel unfortunately our shower had no shower head and there was no hot water (common in Cartagena) with no mention of this when booking. The toilet lid didn't stay up on its own... More 

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loulouperra, Manager 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. Hot Water - very few budget hotels in Cartagena have this, in fact most clients seem more than happy to have a cold shower. Noisy - June is high season here in Bocagrande with the hotels busy with Colombian holidaymakers, who tend to... More 

Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

The other reviewers that rave about Brian's breakfasts are bang on, fantastic, great way to start the day. If you're picky, or have food allergies, not to worry, you will be taken care of. From the hotel it's a very short block to the beach, 24 hour supermarket 2 blocks away, old town about 15 or 20 minute walk, or... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your kind comments. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. With regards your day trip to the islands, we use Billy as he has an office nearby, which we feel is preferable to dealing with one of the sellers on the street. I personally agree that the visit to Playa... More 

Gatineau, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I really enjoyed the location of this hotel, the very helpul and friendly staff, Superior buffet breakfast, and the owner, Mister Brian's entertaining stories about his life here and abroad. The hotel is beautifully decorated, clean and comfortable. Everyone works hard to make your stay pleasant and worry-free! You can even take Spanish lessons at the hotel if you want... More 

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

Hi Nadia, Thank you for your kind comments. It is so nice when clients spend several days with us as they become friends, just like yourself. This is your home whenever you return to Cartagena. I hope we see you again in the not too distant future. More 

Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

And it is just the beginning...This is a great hotel with friendly staff, clean comfortable rooms, great food, excellent location, with Mr. Brian and his delightful wife Esther living at the hotel, making sure you have the best possible visit. ''Mi Casa Es Tu Casa'' - My Home Is Your Home...and do trust that this is the feeling you get... More 

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

Thank you, Monique, for your kind comments. It was as much a pleasure for us to have you stay as it appears to have been for you. We look forward to your return in November. Just for your information we are putting together a 'package' with Leidy, for those who wish to spend a week or so here in this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The hotel works at the second floor of a building... It is located less than block away from Bocagrande's beach only 30 seconds walk... The location is perfect... You will find tones of restaurants nearby... Pharmacy and convenience store 15 seconds away right next door... Breakfast were good.. not the best I have had... But fairly decent with lost of... More 

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

Senor Fernando, Thank you for your kind review and I am glad you enjoyed our breakfast and our location next to the beach. It's true you need to take a 5 minute taxi ride to the Centro Historico, but when you come to Cartagena it's a shame if you don't enjoy a swim in the warm Caribbean sea - there... More 

Southampton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

A delightful homey hotel in the middle of Boca Grande just a block from the beach and steps away from an array of good restaurants. From the moment we arrived the staff was very helpful in getting us settled in to a very basic but large room that had all that we needed to be comfortable, which was AC and... More 

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

Good morning Sharon, It was a pleasure having you stay with us. Thank you so much for your kind and very comprehensive review. I will mail Monique, the Canadian woman you mentioned - she stayed with us two months to escape their winter and has already booked to return in November. it's true, we are proud of our breakfasts as... More 

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