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“Nice simple hotel, good location, friendly staff” 4 of 5 stars
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Casa La Fe - a Kali Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle segunda de Badillo #36-125 | Centro, Cartagena 123, Colombia   |  
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Ranked #16 of 124 Hotels in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Nice simple hotel, good location, friendly staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is a nice, simple hotel. It won't win any awards for luxury, but I was very satisfied with my stay in Room 303. Bottom line, I'd stay here again.

Pros:
-Great location, most locations in the Walled City are good, but I found Casa La Fe's location to be very good. Close to good food and not smack in the middle of the shopping area.
-Friendly staff. Staff was helpful, patient, and gave us plenty of good information. Most spoke English well.
-Comfortable Room. It's small, but very comfortable.
-Direct TV. Lot's of channels!
-The Pool. It's small and almost a novelty, but I did end up using it 2/3 days I stayed. It was a good way to cool off in the afternoon.
-"Happy Hour." Two free beers/wine between 6-7. Sure, why not?

Cons:
-Didn't get WiFi in my particular room. Had to go to lobby for that.

Room Tip: I didn't stay in the ground floor, but those rooms didn't appear to have much privacy. I...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bogota, Colombia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This hotel has it all: Friendly staff, great location, fair price. The pool in the last level is nice and refreshing after a day walking around the city. Cartagena is a fantastic city, loved it and will definitely come back to Casa La Fe.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Saskatoon
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19 reviews 19 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This is old-school charm and design, with authentic hospitality and friendliness. Bar none, best value for your money, phenomenal location, and chill to the max! Good solid breakfast, coffee all day, happy hour drinks on the house, rooftop dipping pool, privacy, comfort. Within 15 minute walking distance to anything and anywhere you want to be. It's nothing fancy, but you won't miss fancy in a place like this!

Room Tip: Rooms higher up on top floors, are quieter, but a bit more walking.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Philadelphia area
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We had 10 days at Casa La Fe, so know it as well as anyone. It is a friendly place, somewhat sleepy place, with fairly knowledgeable staff, excellent housekeeping, a lovely courtyard eating area, and in a great location for walking around the old town. We enjoyed our third floor room with a balcony, where we often sat to relax in the afternoon, listening to all the (sometimes amusingly boisterous) chatter down in the plaza. The room, bed, and bathroom were all good, and the soundproofing of walls and windows pretty good. They did have problems for a couple of days with the wi-fi being out of commission, and also one day with water problems. (Cartagena has one foot in the modern world, but still one foot in the slightly unpredictable old world.) The rooftop swimming pool is very, very small (not much bigger than a hot tub), and we only went there once. The breakfast is limited and the same every day (eggs to order and arepas), though the tropical fruit juice offerings change daily with availability. The wine and beer offerings at the daily happy hour are quite limited. Recommended overall.

Room Tip: Third floor balcony!
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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casalafecartagena, Owner at Casa La Fe - a Kali Hotel, responded to this review, May 24, 2014
Thanks for the review. The client comments on limited offerings at happy hour but fails to mention that the first beer or wine is complimentary and subsequent drinks are charged at cost - there is no other spot in Cartagena where a glass of wine can be enjoyed for just US$2.
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Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We had a hard time deciding where we were going to stay in Cartagena. There was so many nice choices. We we referred to Casa La Fe by Casa Deco in Bogota.

It was a great pick. The first room we stayed in was a bit small as we needed twin beds. But we moved to a deluxe room overlooking the park and it was amazing.

The hotel is extremely meticulously decorated. I was really amazed that it seemed every corner, there was different pieces of Columbian art. The staff is very accommodating and pleasant. Barbara at the desk was extremely helpful in answering any questions we had.

I also liked the location across the street from a local park. The area always felt very lively.
Would definitely recommend.

Room Tip: I loved the deluxe room overlooking the park on third floor.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The hotel is central, the employees are very kind and the breakfast is very good. We stayed in a room with a balcony, which we highly recommend. During the evening, the hotel offers the guests a free drink (wine or beer). We would definetly stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

My friends and I loved our stay in Cartagena. This adorable hotel location is excelent and we were really enjoy the time we stayed there.
the rooms were great, the staff is really frindely, and staying there was definealy a high point of our trip to Cartagena.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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 segunda de Badillo #36-125 | Centro, Cartagena 123, Colombia
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Location: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Cartagena
#16 Romantic Hotel in Cartagena
#25 Business Hotel in Cartagena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa La Fe - a Kali Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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