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“Decent location” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Monterrey
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Centro Historico | Carrera 8 B No. 25-103, Cartagena 1425, Colombia   |  
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CO$200,000 (COP)
Ranked #57 of 124 Hotels in Cartagena
Glasgow
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Decent location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Handy for the bars and restaurants in the old town. A small hotel with pretty basic facilities but not bad over all. I've stayed here a few times and it's always been pleasant enough. Can be noisy at night but the hotel is located near a lot of bars and clubs so it is to be expected.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

My boyfriend and I spent 4 nights at Hotel Monterrey and couldn't have been happier. The people are wonderfully nice, knowledgeable, and helpful. The room was lovely and clean. The pool on the roof was nice, and has a great view. There is also a bar on the roof, however there is never a bartender there...probably because no guests are ever up there. (Not sure why, because it's a very pretty deck!) That was really the only letdown because it could have been a fun place to hang out.

The location is PERFECT!!! It is a safe plaza right across from the clocktower, outside from the vendors and tourists. You can easily walk to any part of the town from here. We felt like it was in the center of everywhere we wanted to go.

I usually like to spend a bit less on hotels, but this place was worth every penny. I would definitely stay there again :)

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Atlanta GA
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9 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

The hotel is just outside the walled city and a good location for us. We stayed here 4 nights. The room was nice with comfortable beds, a beautiful bathroom and plenty of storage. The air conditioner (which we needed) worked well. Our room had a small balcony overlooking the courtyard.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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142 reviews 142 reviews
38 hotel reviews
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

Immediate, strong, hot water? Jacuzzi tub? Elaborate lobby? Fabulous buffet breakfast? Hotel Monterrey has none of these. But our room, 203, looks out across the Plaza of The Martyrs directly to the clock tower at the entrance to the old city and with an easy stroll you are in the midst of all the restaurants, museums, and street scenes you come to Cartagena to experience. Great a/c, TV, and refrigerator in the room. And the breakfast buffet served in their beautiful inner courtyard is more than sufficient. Several in our group of world travelers found the hotel restaurant to be superior to others. The rooftop, with a fantastic view, bar, swimming pool and dining is a significant amenity for this Botique hotel. So, what do you want? Glitz or charm? Beach or Old City? Modern or quaint? Hotel Monterrey Colombia is quaint, charming, and superbly located for the traveler interested in seeing the culture of the Old City.

Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

Although there's no much luxury, and the rooms are quite small, these minor disadvantages are compensated by its perfect location (facing the clock tower, a few steps from the main entrance of the old city) and the friendly welcome offered by the staff!

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mayaguez
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81 reviews 81 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Staying at Monterrey was a great decision. The hotel is just outside the walls of the old city. The cab ride from the airport takes only about 15 minutes. Our plane landed at 12:30 PM and by 2:00 PM we were checked-in and walking through the old city.

We had a great view of La Ciudad Amurallada and Puerta del Reloj; we felt privileged to have this view. Although we could hear some noise from the street at night, we were tired enough that we slept very well. The hotel is also very clean and they are continuing to improve it. The hotel location is excellent, within walking distance of the Convention Center and right outside of the Ciudad Amurallada; it is also close to several excellent restaurants.

They have an interior patio where breakfast is served. The breakfast always included freshly squeezed orange juice, and a second juice which varied. In our five breakfast we were served delicious juices such as mango, guanabana, and papaya. The breakfast also includes eggs, whole wheat toast, and yogurt; but the freshly squeezed juices and great service was what really made the difference. Breakfast runs from 6:30 - 10:00 AM, but we were able to make arrangements for a simpler breakfast at 6:00 AM since our flight was early. If you like to dance Salsa, they are next door to Quiebra Canto. This was my second stay at Monterrey and I would happy to came back.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Back last year in November I stayed there for a conference and it was a great experience, small boutique hotel very classic but renovated, rooms were very clean and with a great balcony to the La Ciudad Amurrallada y la Plaza del Reloj
The staff was great and so friendly
Great location being only a few steps from the convention center

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 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: Centro Historico | Carrera 8 B No. 25-103, Cartagena 1425, Colombia
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Location: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#24 Family Hotel in Cartagena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Monterrey 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Housed in a magnificent building designed by the french architect Gaston Lelarge at the end of the 19th century, the Hotel Monterrey reflects Cartagena's colonial and original atmosphere combined with european finest style. The Monterrey Hotel is located next to Cartagena's convention Center and only ten minutes away from Rafael Nunez Airport. ... more   less 
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