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“The worst place ever” 1 of 5 stars
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Hotel Dorado Plaza
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Av San Martin 4 - 41 | Bocagrande, Cartagena, Colombia   |  
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Ranked #109 of 124 Hotels in Cartagena
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“The worst place ever”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2006

When Irrived in Colombia The travel agent had lost my reservation to San Andres, I had no other choice but to travel to Cartagena. I had heard lot's of good things about, the best was to come.

The travel agent described the hotel as a 4 star property, As I arrived I found a run down old hotel, even the light bulbs were missing from the old and broken fixtures. The rooms were dark and dingy. The service was mediocre, the food terrible. The hotel was all inclusive but we still had to pay for using towel, sitting on the beach chairs, and so on. Cartagena was ok, but what made it worst were the gangs of street vendors harrasing you at any giving moment, everything was so expensive and the bad. The old cartagena was very nice I found some decent food and very friendly people. Ovel all Cartagena was ok, what killed the trip was general the actitude of the people, who wanted to take advantage of the turists. At any giving moment they would try to thieve you out of your money.

Never stay at the Dorado!!

  • Liked — Nothing
  • Disliked — They claimed to have 3 restaurants, but in reality they don't even have 1
  • Tips/Secrets — Beware of all claims made when traveling in Colombia
  • Stayed September 2005, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2006

Old, decadent hotel, in very bad conditions. Horrible food. May be a "one star" hotel if not a "half star". People is friendly but ...

  • Liked — The departing day.
  • Disliked — Everything.
  • Tips/Secrets — Avoid it !
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Hotel Dorado Plaza

Address: Av San Martin 4 - 41 | Bocagrande, Cartagena, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#25 On the Beach Hotel in Cartagena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Dorado Plaza 3*
Number of rooms: 320
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Also Known As:
El Dorado Cartagena
Hotel El Dorado

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