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Hostal Casa Mara

Calle del Espiritu Santo #29-139 | Getsemani, Cartagena, Colombia
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Bonn, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

My brother and me got a small double bed ignoring our twin bed room reservation. We asked for a second blanket several times but they forgot it nevertheless. There was no Wifi in our room. The bed was very hard, my bones are hurting. Breakfast was okay.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

Noticed how the rest of the reviews were old so figured I should give an update. Went here with a friend and we stayed in two rooms at the Casa Mara. Originally, we had booked at the Villa Colonial, but when we got there, they told us we actually booked at the Casa Mara. Wish they would figure out a... More 

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Camden, Maine
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

Don't stay here! I booked a room here but when I arrived it was in shambles and uninhabitable. Good thing there was a boy there who told me that I could stay at their other hotel Casa Villa Colonial, down the street. I'm giving them one star because that is just not acceptable - feels like a scam. Casa Villa... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I wanted to extend our stay at another hotel but they had no availablity. After a referral and a check of a dated Lonely Planet review, I stopped by Casa Mara on Friday and booked a room for Saturday night. PROS: 1) Secure. The watchful staff keeps the front gate locked at all times. 2) Small pool in central courtyard....good... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

It's a pity the last reviewer was let down by his booking not being honoured. I had no such problems and found the Casa Mara to be elegant and comfortable, the whitewashed courtyard having a soothing effect in the heat of Cartagena. My room was spacious and quiet and the management were courteous. No breakfast but an unlimited supply of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

The hostel looked great. My advice is book at least a few days in advance, email the confirmation and ask them to reconfirm, be prepared with a back up place. Having read the mostly good reviews, except for those people who were moved, we decided to book and email the confirmation to them to ensure they had our booking. We... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Lovely little place, perfectly located in a silent street close to everything. The rooms are fine, the service is excellent and the outside area (which includes a small pool) is so charming.. Would definitely stay here again :)

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Sudbury, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We booked Casa Mara online through Expedia, but when we arrived at the hotel we were told that they had our Expedia booking but there was no room available. After much discussion, they switched us to their sister hotel, Villa Colonial. It was OK, but we had booked Casa Mara for the pool, and Villa Colonial didn't have one.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

When I showed up, they tried to send me to another place that they said they "owned" because they had overbooked. I looked up the hotel that they were trying to send me too, and it was not very nice. I insisted on receiving a room at Casa Mara as I was promised and they miraculously found that they had... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

so yah, I love this place. Why did i say its average? I'd only bring one of my more "rugged" ladies here, but I absolutely love it. I was half loaded one night I was staying in Hostal Baluarte around the corner....im barhopping and I see the wonderful pool through the gates. I finish my pub crawl, hit playa blanca... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Each of the 10 rooms in this hotel have all the comforts to make you feel at home. Some of the features you'll enjoy are internet access , cable TV, shower. The hotel boasts Wi - Fi in public areas , laundry service / dry cleaning, room service. Guests seeking exercise or leisure will be pleased to find garden at the hotel. Well located , a dedicated staff and quality services make this hotel a favorite among viajeros.Los guests can enjoy peace and tranquility in the pool Casa Mara offers all its guests. Guests can also relax in the hot tub and admire the charm of this beautiful home. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostal Casa Mara

Address: Calle del Espiritu Santo #29-139 | Getsemani, Cartagena, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Price Range: $56 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hostal Casa Mara 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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Hostal Casamara Hotel Cartagena
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