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“What a jewel! incredible place, service, atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
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Calle de los Siete Infantes No. 9-89, Cartagena, Colombia   |  
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Ranked #8 of 110 Cartagena B&B and Inns
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“What a jewel! incredible place, service, atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

This is indeed a "casa" rather than a hotel. Behind the large closed gate lies one of the best places that you can imagine when you are away from home yet desire the feeling of home. The three rooms, large, cool, well designed, impeccably clean, with lots of closet spaces, large bathrooms, a/c, etc., are each situated on a different level, with plenty of space outside the rooms and a stairway to a rooftop where there is plenty of seating and a good view of the city. The owner, Marco, is an amazing host, the place is run impeccably. In the yard, by the nice, clean and well equipped kitchen, the breakfast area. What a delight to wake up in the morning to a most wonderful breakfast of fresh, ripe, juicy tropical fruit (papaya was my favorite), plentiful and nicely displayed, home made, warm pita/roll bread, eggs made according to your preference and coffee plentiful, served by Gloria, whose smile, good disposition and service are unparalleled. Marco, the owner, is the best host, attentive, friendly, warm and very knowledgeable. Not only are you well provided for with top accommodation and an excellent breakfast but you have a rare chance to learn about life in Cartagena, past and present, places to go and how to best get there and also, if interested, learn about indigenous music and old musical instruments (some of them you can see in the breakfast nook), as Marco is a musician with his own band. My friends and I (there were five of us) spent some unforgettable days at Casa Marco Polo and felt honored to come to know Marco and enjoy the excellent hospitality of this charming small hotel. Unforgettable, indeed.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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San Luis Obispo,CA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

It's a small hotel of only 3 rooms, so when you reserve ask for Cumbia or Luna rooms as you might find the street noise disruptive in the other room. Breakfasts are great too.

Room Tip: see above. Cumbia room is the most spacious and also has a spacious bathroom. It is on the second fl...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

According to our opinion is Casa Marco Polo the best place to stay in cartagena,
if you look after silence, nice rooms, the best breakfast in town and a perfect save location.
We stayed at Marcos Place for one week in this wonderful roof top room. We had our own terrace and spent most of our time there, instead of exploring cartagena :-)
The breakfast was one of the greatest in whole colombia. Marco offered us 8 different kinds of fruits, eggs in every kind of way, bread, yoghurt, hot & warm milk, cereals, marmelade, butter and so on.
Another benefit is that this place is located in the save and beautiful quater San Diego.

Marco was a perfect host, relaxt and extremly friendly. He recommended us silent places without any tourists and helpt us in every situation.

A reservation is the best if you want to stay there, because this beautiful house has just a few rooms.

Muchas Gracias Marco para ti hospitalidad
Günther y Claudia

  • Stayed November 2011, 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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Address: Calle de los Siete Infantes No. 9-89, Cartagena, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
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Ranked #8 of 110 B&Bs / Inns in Cartagena
Number of rooms: 2

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