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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
Hotel Pueblito Playa
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Ranked #55 of 121 Hotels in Cartagena
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
SharonER50 Southampton, New York
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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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Southampton, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 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 20 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We paid around $65 per night to stay here which is on the higher end for Colombia, however we got a huge (family) room which was really nice (the butterfly room 301). The WiFi is sketchy in the room but we've found that in all of south America, sit in the restaurant and you'll have no connectivity issues. The breakfast... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind comments. Glad you enjoyed our breakfasts - you're right we work to ensure it is the best ! We don't want you to leave our restaurant hungry. In response to your two criticisms, we have powered up our WiFi system and a new shower head will be installed this week - you would... More 

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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
3 helpful votes 3 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 

Victoria, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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