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Hotel Casa Baluarte

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Calle de la Media Luna No. 10 - 81 | Getsemani, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Hotel is located on a very busy street in Getsemani neighborhood. It tends to be noisy with all sorts of honks even at night. Very nice interiors. Ask for room as far away from the street as you can get. Rooms are clean but not thoroughly clean (the was so much dust on the head of the bed). Rooms have... More 

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Pattaya, Thailand
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spent 4 nights at Casa Baluarte. I cannot find any faults with the service they offered. It's basic but that's reflected in price. All the staff were super friendly and helpful realizing that my grasp of the local lingo was woeful. I would have no problem staying here again

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I really liked this place and thought that it could easily have cost a lot more. Yes, some of the rooms are small (we ended up staying in three in total because we stayed a few extra nights and returned to Cartagena a second time) but this hotel is so charming and was like a museum. It... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room was small but in the very happening location of Getsemani. Lots of nightlife very close and a short walk to the old city. I loved my small single room and the rooftop breakfast area was great. The view was of an abandoned lot and noisy at night. The sheets were clean and the bed comfy. I would have... More 

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Thank Michi M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for one night in the two twin room. Room size not big but there is enough for our luggage, a small desk and a mini fridge. Beds were comfortable. Bathroom and room are modern. Nice cool AC which is great given temperature in Cartagena. It's a beautiful house with plenty resting area and awesome rooftop where they serve... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

We arrived to Cartagena around 9pm on an evening where the lights in the entire Getsemani neighborhood had lost power. You could imagine how terrifying it was for two girls traveling alone to be led by candle light into a room with no electricity - meaning no a/c, no lights, no charging phones, and not even a source of air... More 

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Thank Jordan L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

We had a very nice stay at Casa Baluarte. The hotel is a charming colonial building decorated with taste. Its location is great, just a few steps away from the old city. It is a very quiet place. The room was quite small but clean and tidy with TV, ceiling fan and air conditioning. The bathroom was tiny but clean... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

The location is great - right in the heart of Getsamani. The rates are good, the staff nice, and the included breakfast on the roof top terrace is a great start to the day. Issues - the rooms are incredibly small - there is not even room for your suitcase beside the bed. They have tried to do a modern... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The hostal is in an old colonial house. The rooms are really small and humid but the AC is function well. You have nice sitting area outside but anyway we spend most of the time outside the hotel. . the breakfast is good and the staff is really nice and helpful. The Wifi was not function in our room. (201)

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Baluarte only for one night. The room is small but we were glad to have A/C in our room! Cartagena is really hot! The staff were really nice and helpful. We had a late flight, and they helped us to store our luggage! The location is good, close to the old city and restaurants.

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