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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 #57 of 126 Hotels in Cartagena
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Super breakfast (I'll have to make those coconut pancakes at home), comfy enough rooms (lumpy pillows, I will say that), very friendly staff from top to bottom, and first-rate location although people who swear by the Old City or Getsemani won't be convinced. If you're allergic to cats, or if you don't like dogs, it may not be the place... More 

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

Thank for taking the trouble to write a review. Glad you enjoyed the breakfast - we are now also preparing a variety of crepes with fruit for breakfast. Your comment about our location is true. We are 30 metres from the sandy beach in Bocagrande, but we are only a short 5 minute taxi ride to the historic centre, so... More 

Campbell River, Canada
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We chose this hotel because it was pet friendly and has easily accessible free parking. We quickly discovered it has a lot more to offer.We highly recommend it.. From the minute we walked in we were made to feel like we were staying with old friends. When we asked Brian,,the English owner, if he could recommend a vet for our... More 

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

Hi Nancy, Thank you so much for your kind comments. It was a pleasure for us to have you, Bill and Capi stay with us for so long, albeit for reasons beyond your control. I am especially glad that our vet managed to assist you with your paperwork for Capi. I look forward to meeting you this summer if my... More 

Radium Hot Springs, Canada
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20 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Return trip to Cartagena and with recommendation from a friend stayed at the Hotel Pueblito Playa in Bocagrande area. Hotel is listed as budget but everything including the owners Brian and Esther is first class. Perfect location, nice rooms good staff and English spoken. Staff very informed about transport sightseeing and where to go in Cartagena. Included in room price... More 

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

Thank you, Elliott, for your kind review and I am happy that your friend's recommendation met with your approval. We look forward to your next visit to Cartagena. More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

We found this hotel by chance. And boy are we glad we did. The hotel is the home of the nicest staff and has a welcoming atmosphere each time you walk through the door. The rooms were clean and breakfast is included in the rate! It is an authentic meal complete. Lunch is also served but for additional cost. The... More 

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

Thank you so much for this great review. What more could we ask for ? So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Yes, you are in our home and that is the experience we wish to offer our guests. Please come and see us again if ever you return to Cartagena. Safe travel. More 

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