I chose this location due to location and price. The hotel is about 10 minutes from the wall city - Cartagena. It is in Calle Arsenal which can be busy during the day/night. We were two females and had no issues walking at night/day but we kept our eyes open. The "chivas" stops here last to drop off people at the bar scene at night. Sunday night can be very lonely in the area.
This hotel has a very small staff that attend to your needs. We were greeted by Carlos who was always very proper, friendly and helpful. He is the doorman, server and at times desk attendant. His counterpart could be a bit more friendlier. She was always so proper but in the hospitality industry you need to be friendlier. The night staff was also very friendly and helpful.
The room was comfortable, spacious but no outdoor view. The beds were OK and was normally well kept by the cleaning lady.
The room comes with a great breakfast that is served by Carlos. They provided fruits, yogurt, and make to order eggs.
There is free WIFI in the lobby and also have a laptop for guest use.
There are good restarants in the area and are cheaper than inside the wall city. We tried La Casa de La Cerveza on Arsenal which is an outdoor restaurant and has a view of Castillo de San Felipe. On the weekends they have great spanish music and its popular with the locals. We also ate at the Casa de Socorro which had great sea food and prices and better/cheaper than La Cocina de Soccorro.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel is designed for the contemporary adults, who travels constantly for business or simply search the enchantment and magic that Cartagena de Indias can offer. It is located in the Zona Rosa sector of the city and only a few steps of the Convention Center, in the Getsemani district, near recognized discotheques and the old city, ideal site to initiate a walk thru the splendorous and fascinating sites of Cartagena. Its exclusive soundproof system allows our guests to enjoy the serenity and comfort of an exclusive and private atmosphere. Come and experience all the magic that Cartagena de Indias offers sleeping in Arsenal Hotel. ... more less
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