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Melia Cartagena Karmairi

Km 3 Via Manzanillo Del Mar, Cartagena 13000 Colombia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 07/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#47 of 291 hotels in Cartagena
Travelers' Choice
In front of the Colombian Caribbean Sea, there is the Meliá Cartagena Karmairí hotel with a unique experience for trips as a couple or with children from the age of 15 who seek to stay in a magical place. It is located to 15 minutes from the city of Cartagena de Indias, a fascinating city that combines colonial architecture, the friendliness of its people and dishes with exotic seafood. The concept of the hotel is based on the new trends of environmental care, carbon footprint reduction and spaces dedicated to achieve between the mind and body of each guest with elements such as a nearby beach and accommodation options with optional food for all guests and pleasures.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Car hire
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Steam room
Adults only
Baggage storage
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Room service
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
iPod docking station
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Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Abhi Anand wrote a review Jan 5
1 contribution
I had a great time with my girlfriend. The resort is beautiful and all the staff are amazing. The lady at the Egg counter for making our breakfast was amazing, and I would like to mention Kelly, the Front desk manager for her amazing and fast service for our check in and check out.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Ingrid Mieles, Atención al cliente/recepción at Melia Cartagena Karmairi
Responded 1 week ago
Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Come back soon. Regards, Carlos Arias Avila General Manager Melia Cartagena Karmairi Hotel
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Jordan H wrote a review Apr 2021
Fort Smith, Arkansas3 contributions
Hotel's Favorite
Hotel Staff: This is my favorite part of getting to stay at Melia Cartagena Karmairi. The genuine friendliness and accommodation is world class! I’ve stayed at many hotel brands across the world, and Melia does this better than any competition. Hotel Room: This was very clean and comfortable! I thoroughly enjoyed the patio outside and could work while enjoying the beautiful weather. On-Site Dining: The food is excellent! I was intimidated at first by being unfamiliar, but the staff was very helpful in accommodating to help understand what food they serve and what it contains. My favorite food probably the Pescado de Filet and Quippa! Location: Perfect! It is only a three minute walk to the beach from the hotel and there is accommodations on the beach. You are a short drive from the city, but this is better because it is not overcrowded. Cleanliness: Once again, this is a plus for visiting because of not only general cleaning practices but also enhanced COVID precautions. I felt very safe and secure, that extra measures were taken to ensure safety of both guests & staff.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from Hoteles ESTELAR, Owner at Melia Cartagena Karmairi
Responded May 10, 2021
Dear Guest From the general management and all the employees who Works at Hotel Estelar Playa Manzanillo we would like to say thanks for your comments, they are valuable for us. We also want to be grateful for you taking some time to let us know about how great was your experience with us. We are glad to hear we had full fill your expectation, reason why we will keep working on give the best of our service to make you feel satisfy. Hope to have you again. Best Regards, Carlos Eduardo Arias Avila General Manager
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amanda031688 wrote a review Dec 2021
Richmond, Virginia3 contributions6 helpful votes
I am overwhelmed with disappointment. This establishment has truly put a pause on trying new hotels. From stepping on the grounds it was interesting. The junior suites are in a separate tower, that you walk to and there's no elevator when you get there, very narrow step ramp. There was no way someone prechecked and cleaned my room prior to my visit, suite 3052. The balcony was full of leaves, the shower and ceiling had mold and there were no towels and wash clothes. I dial 9 on the hotel phone as instructed no one answers because the phone does not work. I continue with my walk through when I notice the bolt lock is missing. I walk back to the front desk they advise they will send maintenance. Well that works for the door, not the tub and towels. I proceed to leave out for late lunch it's about 5p I stay out maybe until 7p. I return and the room is the exact same. No towels, no lock shower with mold. Someone eventually comes and replaced the phone but still no towels and wash clothes. Next morning, I call or either go to the front desk to advise of my concerns and to let them know that I'll be out for the day of the can go in and just address the issues. Seems really simple. Front Desk says ok. Come back from beach shower with my personal supplies, take a seat and out of no where the ceiling from the door all the way to bathroom is leaking. Like water is dropping. I am calling from now then working phone and no response, I am really calling like back to back. Nothing. I walk over and advise I need a new room, there is water coming into my room, front desk representative advise that they are sold out for the next 2 days. We'll I have a room that's defected and you're telling me you're sold out so now what. The representative advises that I can downgrade my room to a regular room and she will adjust the price and throw in the spa for free. Well I need somewhere to stay and I travel solo. So i have no choice. My new room is 3011, the room is in the main building with one working elevator so life is quicker taking the steps. But let's get into my room #3011 right in front of the hotel which is right in front of the restaurant and I guess where DJ/games and party. Friday night they played music until I know midnight. But guess what still no wash clothes and towels but the door does have a lock. Saturday housekeeping finallllllyyy comes in and brings towels and wash clothes. Saturday I took advantage of the spa service which was "free" and the shuttle into the wall city, Saturday moved along very smoothly. Sunday I go down to the lobby in the morning like I always do because there's only one person there that speaks English so I try to catch her early and right before she leaves everyday. Sunday I go confirm my covid testing information, she helps me count the Columbian money and I tell her that I am going out. I leave the hotel around 9:30a. No calls no emails from the hotel. I called the hotel directly many months ago to reserve my room, confirm the dates, confirm the dates when I arrived, everything aligned until Sunday the day before my trip ended at 4p. Now the front desk representative is saying today, Sunday is my last day, mind you I spoke with her this morning just like I do every morning because she's the only one that speaks English. I sit in real lobby from 4p-6:30p trying to figure out what what is what, I create a new reservation because of cousin at this point I have a credit on my account and of the managers was able to contact house keeping who advised that they would clean my room in 30 minutes. Why is my room just being cleaned at 7p. Mind you when I walk back in from the day housekeeping was working on the rooms on the side of mines so why not just come in and do what needs to be done. This has truly been the worst experience ever. There is a lack of communication, diversity, sanitation products and services and basic hotel needs and necessities. I would not recommend, I would not come back.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
4 Helpful votes
Response from Ingrid Mieles, Atención al cliente/recepción at Melia Cartagena Karmairi
Responded 1 week ago
Dear guest, In advance, receive a cordial greeting from ESTELAR Hotels, with our thanks for letting us know your comment regarding the room assigned during your stay; on which we are implementing actions together with the Hotel to prevent this type of disagreement from being generated, the highest priority being that the satisfaction of our clients is maintained in all the properties that we operate. We reiterate our thanks because they allow us to take the corrections and we hope to serve you again at the Melia Cartagena Karmairi Hotel. Regards, Carlos Arias Avila General Manager Melia Cartagena Karmairi Hotel
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Andres V wrote a review Nov 2021
1 contribution
Espectacular atención!!! Comida exquisita. Gente linda, amable Habitación grande y decoración única. Gracias a Nathaly y Ángel por la excelente atención en el restaurante The Level Fish House. Volveremos!!! Spectacular attention !!! Exquisite food. Nice people, friendly. Big room and unique decoration. Thanks to Nathaly and Ángel for the excellent service at The Level Fish House restaurant. We will be back!!!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Ingrid Mieles, Atención al cliente/recepción at Melia Cartagena Karmairi
Responded Nov 26, 2021
Estimado Señor Andres, Reciba un cordial saludo del equipo de trabajo de Hotel Melia Cartagena Karmairi, Agradecemos sus elogios sobre la actitud y servicio de estos colaboradores en específico. Tenga la seguridad que todos los días nuestro equipo se dispone a ser los mejores anfitriones para poder brindar el mejor servicio y con ello la satisfacción de nuestros clientes. Esperamos nos brinde la oportunidad de recibirlo nuevamente. Carlos Arias Avila Gerente General Hotel Melia Cartagena Karmairi
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Jourdan H wrote a review Nov 2021
Atlanta, Georgia4 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed here 10/29 for about 2 hours. Upon booking our room, we called to confirm details. I was told that we had a free room upgrade and will be placed on the side of the hotel called The Level. The guy described the level as a beautiful option, closer to the beach with lovely amenities. Our transportation service dropped us off and after taking 15 minutes to check is in, our keys were given to the bellman. I specifically asked the desk agent, Roy, if we were on The Level. He said yes. When we got off the elevator, I immediately knew that this wasn't the Level. It was Joseph that told me that our room at The Level had been booked for a wedding party that was in town. WTH??? They gave our room away. When we accepted the bad news and asked to use the amenities associated with The Level, we were told no. They did nothing to make it right!! We wasted $120 usd for a luxury transportation service to bring us all the way there only to not have our reservation honored. We then took another taxi to a different hotel. This was a crappy start to my birthday.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Response from Ingrid Mieles, Atención al cliente/recepción at Melia Cartagena Karmairi
Responded Nov 20, 2021
Dear guest,, Thank you for sharing your experience with us, we allow ourselves to inform that the procedures were reviewed with the area involved and the corrective measures were implemented that allow us to guarantee compliance with the protocols. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again and offer you the warm treatment that characterizes us. Receive a cordial greeting, Carlos Arias Avila General Manager Hotel Melia Cartagena Karmairi
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Frequently Asked Questions about Melia Cartagena Karmairi
Which popular attractions are close to Melia Cartagena Karmairi?
Nearby attractions include Centro Cultural Leandro Diaz (3.1 miles), Maremagnum Cartagena (4.9 miles), and Palma Beach (4.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Melia Cartagena Karmairi?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Melia Cartagena Karmairi?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Melia Cartagena Karmairi?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Melia Cartagena Karmairi?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Melia Cartagena Karmairi?
Conveniently located restaurants include Erre De Ramon Freixa, Vida Coffee Shop, and Puerto Vallarta México Taqueria.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Melia Cartagena Karmairi?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Melia Cartagena Karmairi have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Melia Cartagena Karmairi offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Melia Cartagena Karmairi offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Melia Cartagena Karmairi?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Melia Cartagena Karmairi?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Walled City of Cartagena (7.2 miles), Centro Historico (7.7 miles), and Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver (7.8 miles).