When you walk into the hotel, the colonial architecture and large beautiful grounds set it apart from the others. We loved the shade of the trees, the chirping birds, and ocean breeze that kept us comfortable. You can find many hideaway corners on the property where you can sit quietly and escape the many trinket sellers. The staff are excellent without exception. Location of the hotel is perfect - you can walk in any direction and come across great restaurants and shops. The area was very safe. It is only 6000 pesos (about $3) for a taxi to the old city if you are looking for a day of museums, shops, and vendors.
We were in Cartagena 23 years ago and stayed at a modern highrise hotel. We saw the Caribe and said that if we ever go back, we'll stay there, and we did. If we go back a third time, we'll stay at the Caribe. Nothing else came close.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set outside the old city on the beaches of Bocagrande, Hotel Caribe, a certified ¨National Monument¨, was built in 1941 and still maintains its original five-story, 99-room Colonial structure. The resort has since added two modern buildings making it the largest hotel in Cartagena.It has 363 rooms with ocean or hotel garden-views (16 of which are wheel-chair-friendly), 4 restaurants, 10 conference rooms, a mini-zoo, tennis courts, a semi-Olympic – sized pool as well as one for the kids. The Caribe Hotel offers a first class service with lot facilities. The Caribe Hotel with three buildings and 363 rooms is considered one of the most traditional Hotel in the city, with an area of 35,000 m2 of exotic tropical trees and gardens, 5,000 being devoted to ample beaches and 30,000 to Hotel facilities. The majestic structure of the Hotel Caribe, surrounded by palms and exotic gardens, rises from the heart of Bocagrande. The Hotel has 363 rooms with different lodging options to make your stay an unforgettable experience, additional offers the finest recreational and sports facilities. We provide our guest an incredible variety of gastronomical possibilities, from the most sophisticated international cuisine to exquisite typical dishes and snacks. Our Guest may select the Catalina Restaurant, Oh Caribe bungalow, Punta Icacos garden and the pool area with a scenario for folklore reviews and theme parties. In regard to congresses, seminars, and conventions the Caribe possesses a magnificent infrastructure that includes ten meeting rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Caribe Hotel Cartagena