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“Dated with minimal reasons to stay here” 2 of 5 stars
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Hotel Bahia
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Bocagrande Carrera 4 - Calle 4, Cartagena, Colombia   |  
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Ranked #77 of 118 Hotels in Cartagena
Greenville, Delaware
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14 hotel reviews
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“Dated with minimal reasons to stay here”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2011

Hotel Bahia prides itself on being 50 years old. It is true that this is a 50 year old hotel and it shows. The Hotel is a full service hotel, but it is very dated. The beds in the room are outfitted with sheets that need to be replaced. The floors, walls, windows, t.v., all need to be updated or replaced. The pool is fine as is the restaurant. The staff is average. A bright spot for this hotel was the hot water was good in the shower. If you book this hotel expect an outdated, full service hotel. The price paid for the room should reflect this reality.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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ghotelbahia, Gerente at Hotel Bahia, responded to this review, January 18, 2011
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Gracias por elegir el Hotel Bahia y gracias por permitirnos conocer su opinion sobre nosotros,
Para el Hotel Bahia es muy importante contar con su colaboracion y nos ayudara a mejorar.

Siempre le estaremos esperando en el HOTEL BAHIA ,su casa en Cartagena
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2009

Stayed here 2 nights, March 12th, 13th, with wife and 2 kids plus father and mother in law. When we arrived, no one came to help us up the stairs with all our luggage, room was ok except there was no shower pressure, just a trickle of water, good size pool but bit dirty, cloudy, could not see bottom even in shallow end, location was ok, couple blocks from beach, lots of places to eat around. Probably would not stay here again due to the many steps just to get to front desk which is hard for seniors.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Michigan
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2009

This hotel was very nice for the price. The staff was very helpful and helped us to book a tour of the city. The food in the restaurant is very good and reasonably priced. The pool is great, a nice escape. It did smell like paint on our floor, but it didnt bother us too much. It is a bit out of the way, but that can be a plus since it is in a quiet calm and quiet area. Its also close to the beach. Would stay here again.

  • Liked — Pool, staff, restaurant
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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lausanne, switzerland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2008

The best thing about this hotel was the staff. They were very friendly and professional. The pool is nice, the breakfast is good (particularly the fresh juices in the morning, I recommend maracuya juice). Free wireless in the lobby and restaurant. Its a calm place, with clean rooms. The only drawback would be the shower as you need to get used to the tricks to get it at the right temperature. I would definitly come again!

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Hotel Bahia

Address: Bocagrande Carrera 4 - Calle 4, Cartagena, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #77 of 118 Hotels in Cartagena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Bahia 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
So if you are dreaming of enjoying your next vacation in the Caribbean, we will help you make your dream come true we recommend a hotel with charm , where you are our friend, and where you will be able to enjoy the real Cartagena de Indias. ... more   less 
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Bahia Hotel Cartagena

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