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Hotel Pueblito Playa

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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
    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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a great value! Our room was cute, comfortable, and quiet. The AC worked like a charm. As other people have mentioned, the showers do not have hot water but GUESS WHAT....you don't need it! It was lukewarm and felt terrific after being in the hot Cartagena sun all day. It's a short taxi ride to the walled city. Brian... More 

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

Hello Emily, Thank you so much for your kind comments and I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Your comment about breakfast much appreciated. I am also glad you agree that a hot shower here in Cartagena is really not needed - as you say the water is not actually cold but lukewarm. I personally love my 'cold'... More 

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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27 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is located in Boca Grande, in the main avenue, where you have a lot of shops and restaurants, one block away from the beach. It's in the second floor of a building (no number outside, look at the big sing in the roof with the name of the hotel, to find it). In front of the hotel you... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm glad you enjoyed our breakfast but I don't understand 'served in a plastic jug' , unless of course you are referring to our daily fresh fruit juice, which we store in a plastic container before serving in glasses. Our breakfast, which changes every day is served on china plates... More 

George Town, Grand Cayman
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel is a bit dated, but it's comfortable, in a good location and is inexpensive. Possibly the highlight is the great breakfast which is included in the price. Staff greet you with a smile and make you feel welcome.

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

Thank you for writing a review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found our location suited you. Your comment about our breakfast was also appreciated. We make a great effort with this, the most important meal of the day. Safe travel. More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. Much appreciated and I am glad you enjoyed our breakfasts and noted our unbeatable location just 30 metres from the beach. Everything is close at hand, even the new Nao Shopping Centre, which is just over the street. Safe travel. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

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
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

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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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 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 

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