Stayed at Hotel Almirante Cartagena during a business layover on October 2012. Upon arrival, the hotel staff helped me carry luggages to my room, very standard and smooth service. The front desk check in was easy and straightforward. Staff English knowledge were very decent as well.
I didn't get a chance to use its facilities such as breakfast, pool among others. However, the hotel looks very new, spacious and modern. The restaurant looks very nicely decorated and all the staff were very friendly.
Security is very good at Almirante, mainly because you'll need your key card to activate the elevator to your room's floor. However, you can get around this security feature by using the stairs, which kind of defeat the purpose of elevator key card activation.
At one point, I left my room slightly opened because I had to get ice, and right away within minutes, a security guard came to make sure everything is fine and that I didn't leave my room door opened by accident. Security was quite superb.
Upon check in, I was also given a voucher to the adjacent casino and since it's my first time in Cartagena, the front desk lady was very kind to suggest where to eat, drink and exchange money.
My room was very nice, located on one of the top floors. I could see the beach from the room and the view was quite magnificent. I don't know about other floors, but there were no carpet on the floor, so if you want to walk around freely, please remember to bring your own sandals.
The bed was a king size bed with very comfortable sheets. I did find the room a little cold, specially in the middle of the night.
The bathroom was spacious and clean with all the required amenities. Fortunately it was a business trip and I didn't have to pay for the room, so I can't comment on its 'value'. However, based on what I experienced, I would most likely inquire this hotel first before researching any other hotel in Cartagena.
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January 17, 2013
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Agradecemos enormemente su publicación en Trip Advisor, para nosotros es grato saber que hemos cumplido con nuestro deber.
Siempre que venga a Cartagena de Indias, por favor contáctenos, con el mayor de los gustos le seguiremos atendiendo.
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