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Candil de los santos

Traveler (40)
Room & Suite (8)
Pool & Beach (7)


#64 of 195 hotels in Cartagena
Travelers' Choice 2019 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Street parking
Free internet
Coffee shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Recently stayed here on our first trip to Cartagena. Great location for us. Very relaxing place. Clean, neat, the staff is very helpful. Breakfast every morning was delicious. Would stay here again. Just be careful if you enjoy hot showers the hot water doesn't last to long.
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This place is really tough to beat. We stayed here as a group of 12 for a wedding. We loved the location, the service and the comfort. Daily breakfast was amazing, fresh linens and towels daily. The team that took care of us was a delight (even when we returned one night at various times between 4-7am). We all highly recommend for any group looking for a place to stay that checks all the boxes.
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Response from Roberto H, Gerente at Candil de los santos
Responded Jan 25, 2019
Thanks for your kind words. We always look for the best for our clients. Your nice words make us continue working hard to succed. Thanks again and always welcome.
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Candil is magnificent! A centuries-old Spanish Colonial home, with a lush interior courtyard (including a pool!), has been restored into a stellar five room boutique hotel that still feels like a grand home of magnificent proportions. With spacious living rooms, pool side lounge, and multiple dining tables, you can come home from exploring the tourist-saturated, bustling streets of Cartagena to a quiet oasis that beckons you to play cards, enjoy a glass of wine, and pretend its your manor. Then, once rested, pop out the front door and you are in the heart of the best restaurants and shops that the old city has to offer. Roberto, the gracious owner, speaks perfect English and wants to make your stay its best. His staff is dedicated, and like Roberto, they are there to make you feel at home and help in anyway you might need. Can't say enough good things. I want to come back, bring my extended family and fill the place.
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When I say perfect location, I mean it. You're walking distance to almost everything and a less than $5 USD taxi trip to everything else. (i.e. night life, great restaurants, shopping, grocery store, sites, beach and a money exchange shop) The hotel is beautiful, quiet and relaxing. The rooms are very large and spotless. I found the owner and staff always providing personal touches to make my stay just the way I like it.For example, my flight left really early so they made me breakfast before 6 am so I could either eat it there or pack it to go. They always checked to see if I had enough towels,needed a taxi or directions and provided me with some great suggestions on restaurants and sites. One of the things that I would highly suggest is getting a massage by Yuli. The owner, Roberto, suggested her and she was very professional and reasonably priced. I will be back and I hope you try the place out.
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Response from Roberto H, Gerente at Candil de los santos
Responded Nov 15, 2018
Dear Mrs CJ: Really nice to read your kind words this helps us to continue working hard for our clients. Thanks a lot. Best regards
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A group of gals did a "girls weekend" and we stayed at Candil de los Santos. It was our own haven. We really didn't have to leave the compound and would have had a great trip. Roberto and his staff were incredible, friendly and breakfast was totally delicious. The rooms were spacious and overall, it was just a great experience. I can't wait to go back.
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$105 - $221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ColombiaBolivar DepartmentCartagena DistrictCartagena
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