Hotel Casa del Curato was a wonderful hotel.
We were in Cartegena for our son's wedding. We occupied about 7 of the hotel's 11 rooms for about a week. In summary, the hotel felt like home, but with a full-time staff who did all of the work, made our stay lovely and worry free, and included a beautiful tropical inside covered courtyard, as well as a nice pool open to the sky. The pool was too small for laps, but nice to hop in and cool off.
Gloria, the manager, and her staff were excellent in service, and very pleasant in attitude.
Gloria speaks fluent English, as well as Spanish. (This is not the case at other supposedly 5-star hotels in Cartegena.) Gloria was most helpful at answering all of our questions regarding sights to see, expected taxi fares, etc..
The woman who cooked and served our breakfast everyday (I will not try to spell her name, because I am not good at Spanish, and would surely get it wrong.) was always friendly, and provided great service. Each day we could ask if we wanted something special, or she provided a different entree each morning, along with fruit, juice, and coffee. She always accomodated my special desires of wanting to drink several cups of coffee in my room before sitting down to breakfast. On the day we had early plans, she prepared our food early (6 am.) before the usual breakfast time of 7-10am., with no compaint, and with her usual smile. Food was fresh, and delicious.
The woman who helped with the food, and cleaning was equally competent and friendly.
The other staff members were also excellent, always helping with our luggage, etc.
When I left, I felt like I was leaving friends.
The common areas of the hotel were very nice, scenic and always clean. We were allowed to use the refrigerator/freezer in the common area when the ones in our rooms were full. We also stored extra food, which we bought for snacks, in the common kitchen. It was always safe there. The staff never made us feel like we were imposing, and even helped us.
Our rooms were very nice. Three of the 2nd floor rooms have exterior balconies, and are very roomy. The a/c and ceiling fans were must haves, and work well. The rooms were cleaned daily -- so thoroughly that even the bedroom floor was scrubbed everyday, even though we never got it dirty.
I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone!
Jeanette from Cincinnati Ohio
Recommend a second floor room with a balcony
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