I think the most important aspect of any hotel in Cartagena is the air conditioning, and Hotel Caribe's system was a blast of refreshment when I first entered my ocean-facing room. There is easy access to the pool and to the beach across the street, and the pool area appears well furnished. The restaurant provides a buffet breakfast including omelet bar that is well worth getting up for. If I had to identify a weakness, it would be the bathrooms. They were a bit dingy and the plumbing was suspect. My shower was a gusher, but the sink was a trickle. The availability of hot water was lacking during one morning shower and the towels were rough. On the other hand, the hotel staff is very helpful. They sold me postage stamps, gave me change for a 50,000 peso bill, hailed taxis (plenty of those in Cartagena), and even recommended restaurants. (I think every hotel in the area must recommend La Olla Cartagena). It was enough to make me overlook the peeling paint on the lobby ceiling and other signs of wear.
- 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