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“Peace and quiet in Carthagena” 4 of 5 stars
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Ananda Hotel Boutique
4.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   Calle del Cuartel #36-77 | Historic Center, Cartagena, Colombia   |  
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Ranked #9 of 115 hotels in Cartagena
Hereford, United Kingdom
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“Peace and quiet in Carthagena”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

We had four nights here and thoroughly enjoyed it. The rooms were clean and a good size. The hotel has a small swimming pool on the ground floor and a spa pool on the roof. The roof also has several sun beds and a further two seating areas and it was good to relax up there away from the bustle of the streets. Our room was on the 3rd floor and there was a pleasant outside seating area on that level too.
All the staff were very pleasant and helpful. We only ate in the restaurant once as it had a limited vegetarian selection. However, there are so many different eating places in Cartagena and you would miss so much if you did not visit some of them. The hotel is in the middle of the walled town, so nothing is very far away.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Equipo Anandá H, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ananda Hotel Boutique, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Hi,

We are glad you have a great time at Ananda Hotel Boutique. We already sent your recommendation to the restaurant so we can have a better service.

Thank you and looking forward to have you here soon.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

This is a wonderful boutique hotel in a great location in Cartagena. Our room was huge, beautifully decorated and very comfortable (especially the beds, which are perfect). The bathroom is great, with some lovely toiletries and a great shower. The hotel has a wonderful rooftop pool and terrace - the perfect place to be at the end of a long day's sightseeing. You'll also get impeccable service at Ananda - all the staff were so welcoming and helpful. Unfortunately we were only able to spend one night there, really wish we could have stayed for longer! I really want to go back to Cartagena and would definitely stay at Ananda again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Equipo Anandá H, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ananda Hotel Boutique, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Hi,

Altough you only spent one night with us. It seems you spent a quality time here. We wish you could spend more nights but on behalf of Ananda Hotel Boutique staff we would like you to be here soon and enjoy the hotel.

Have a nice day.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Loved it . Decoration, location and food were outstanding. I went back in time enjoying the pleasure of today's comfort . I felt fully identified with the ambience, the sounds , the smells and the colours. In such a back stage street you could never imagine you would spend the night in the most charming and exquisite place. The only drawback is that maintenance needs a little improvement.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Equipo Anandá H, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ananda Hotel Boutique, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Hi,

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed our decoration and our ambience here. We will try to make your stay even better in your next visit.

Looking forward to have you here soon.

Have a nice day.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

This is a lovely, quiet hotel ideally placed for exploring Cartagena. It is beautifully designed and decorated with lovely courtyards, a small swimming pool and a large roof terrace with plunge pool/jacuzzi where you can relax after a hot day in Cartagena.

The rooms are well equipped and the beds very comfortable.

Concierge was extremely helpful; only problem is that not many of the other staff speak English but a good phrase book and sign language work wonders!

Room Tip: We were on the first floor (2nd for Americans) overlooking the pool and that was great. I would prob...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Equipo Anandá H, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ananda Hotel Boutique, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Hello

Thank yo ufor your review. and also we are glad you enjoyed our roof top, It is one of our main places to be at the hotel.

We will improve in our service regarding the language. We appologize for any inconvenience.

Have a nice day.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We traveled to Colombia to visit a friend in Bogota and we were told we had to go to Cartagena. We had a hard time finding a hotel last minute that was our style and we are soooo happy that we stayed here. From the second we arrived we felt relaxed and totally on vacation. We loved the pool on the first floor until we realized there was a roof top one as well...awesome!!! The food is delicious there too. We can around 10 and couldnt get the included breakfast but for a good deal we were able to get friench toast and steak&eggs, both yummy! And juice at every meal...so good.
The rooms are great but the shower was the best part. It had an earthy feel but still so clean. The rooms all look out onto a courtyard and since we had our son with us we were still able to leave him in the room sleeping while we had dinner. There is not much natural lighting in the rooms though.
And the location is perfect. Close to the city wall for great views and we could walk everywhere wwe needed to.
What a great place!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

I was in Cartagena on Business from 14-17 Feb 2013. This was my first visit to the city, my local office made the reservation.

Fantastic Boutique hotel. Literally a 'Hole in the Wall'. The layout, style and ambiance were fantastic.

Literally hidden behind a massive, solid and ornate door amid the hustle and bustle of the old city. Within a few minutes you can be at anyone of a choice if great restaurants.

I had a Mezzanine suite, this was fantastic. High ceilings, dark wood, amid the sound if horse carts on the narrow streets outside.

Only complaint was that hot air from aircon units seemed to be getting into the upstairs bathroom. Easily fixed and I have no doubt they will attend to this.

Staff and service were first class.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

My partner and I stayed at Ananda in mid-November and we both had a wonderful, relaxing time. The room was spacious and comfortable but in my opinion, the food and service were the best parts of our stay. We ate breakfast and dinner at the hotel restaurant most days and the food was delicious whilst the service was attentive and personable. Between us, we had very limited Spanish and all the staff were very friendly.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Calle del Cuartel #36-77 | Historic Center, Cartagena, Colombia
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Location: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 115 hotels in Cartagena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ananda Hotel Boutique 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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