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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014
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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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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 

Victoria, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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 

australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

BC Interior
2 reviews
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 

New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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 

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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117 reviews 117 reviews
72 hotel reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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
8 helpful votes 8 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 

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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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