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Hotel Caribe

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New York, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The pool, the 24 hour restaurant, the beautifully lush landscaping, the courtyards for quiet moments, the wondering animals (parrots, toucans, deer, etc) that live on the resort, the historic architecture...I could go on! This place is fabulous. Great customer service. Room/pool service food was very well priced. Very safe. Great location. FYI...some rooms have been updated and others have not.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A well-established and up-to-date hotel, situated in the Bocagrande district, you are no more than 10 minutes away from the old city and the San Fellipe fortress. Service all around the hotel was excellent and I thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast buffet which had many of your typical Colombian breakfast options. The coffee(cafe con leche) tasted amazing and did not need... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at the hotel Caribe for two-weeks, and we really enjoyed our stay here. Good location, only minutes away from restaurants, malls, coffee shop, etc. The staff was great! very good service and helpful, good food, the orange juice served at breakfast was the best pure I ever tried in a hotel. We will definetly come back to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Remodeled rooms, good attention and beautiful decoration. Very good breakfast and high quality food. The "arepa de huevo" is excelllent!. Good ubication at Bocagrande. Beach service close to early and people is not that kind to guests. Most of the beach service come from very expensive third parties. Do not accept any service from third parties at the beach. No... More 

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Dpto_RRPublicas, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Hotel Caribe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to share your experience during your stay in the Caribe Hotel. We really appreciate comments as yours that describe the effort and the continuous improvements made by all the collaborators of the hotel in order to offer an excellent service. The current practices of hawkers and vendors in the beach area are a complex... More 

University Park, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was not a five-star hotel, but it was a pleasant place to stay. It was clean. The breakfasts were great with lots of local food. The pool area was so beautiful. There are resident animals that added to the atmosphere. There were two sloths, two parrots, and a mother deer and her two young ones. Those deer were tiny,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel rating and pricing is deceptive . Not only was the sauna not working there was only one ATM in the hotel which was not working . The room and the building I stayed in smelled faintly of chlorine and mildew. After checking in j was led the ought a hall way and then what looked like a service... More 

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Dpto_RRPublicas, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Hotel Caribe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us a feedback about your experience in our property. We really appreciate your comments and suggestions, as we strive to improve with each review. We are sorry for the inconvience lived during your stay. Situation that make you feel was a dissapointing experience. We want you to know we are working to... More 

Naperville, Illinois
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The primary building has colonial charm and the gardens are nicely manicured. However, we stayed in a new building that truly lacked style and decor. Imagine beige. You see a lot of it. Things need paint. The newer structures actually require paint and destroy the historical ambiance. The Colombian coffee in the am is awful. The deer in the site... More 

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Dpto_RRPublicas, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Hotel Caribe, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience. We really appreciate your comments and suggestions, particularly the highligth of our decoration and style. We are glad you enjoyed our gym and the common areas of the hotel. Hope to have the pleasure to receive you again in our property. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel is old and quaint But so too are the receptionists. Getting anything accomplished at the front desk can test your patience. Every slight request seems to take 30 minutes. Their molasses like slowness can color an otherwise great visit to cartagena.

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Thank Gabriel A
Dpto_RRPublicas, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Hotel Caribe, responded to this review

What a pity, I’m sorry that you got the wrong perception during your stay in the Hotel. Our guests usually mentions the excellent customer attention service. Hope to encourage you to visit us in a further occasion in order to surprise you in a better way. I’am really concern about your experience, please write me to the following address: pqr@hotelcaribe.com.... More 

Fort Collins, Colorado
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Hotel Caribe for several nights in July, and we have traveled to South America previously, so we have a good sense of the range of properties available in various countries. We appreciated Hotel Caribe's attempts to maintain original Colombian charm, as it was the only property we saw in the Bocagrande region which nodded to Colombian architecture.... More 

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Dpto_RRPublicas, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Hotel Caribe, responded to this review

Thank you for your recommendation and suggestions, we really appreciate them in order to improve and offer a better and great experience, to exceed the expectations of our guests. According to your descripction, you mentioned your preference of the Hotel because of our architecture, and the colombian essence the hotel inspire. Another characterisctic to highligth is the excellent service, food... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set outside the old city on the beaches of Bocagrande, Hotel Caribe, a certified ¨National Monument¨, was built in 1941 and still maintains its original five-story, 99-room Colonial structure. The resort has since added two modern buildings making it the largest hotel in Cartagena.It has 363 rooms with ocean or hotel garden-views (16 of which are wheel-chair-friendly), 4 restaurants, 10 conference rooms, a mini-zoo, tennis courts, a semi-Olympic – sized pool as well as one for the kids. The Caribe Hotel offers a first class service with lot facilities. The Caribe Hotel with three buildings and 363 rooms is considered one of the most traditional Hotel in the city, with an area of 35,000 m2 of exotic tropical trees and gardens, 5,000 being devoted to ample beaches and 30,000 to Hotel facilities. The majestic structure of the Hotel Caribe, surrounded by palms and exotic gardens, rises from the heart of Bocagrande. The Hotel has 363 rooms with different lodging options to make your stay an unforgettable experience, additional offers the finest recreational and sports facilities. We provide our guest an incredible variety of gastronomical possibilities, from the most sophisticated international cuisine to exquisite typical dishes and snacks. Our Guest may select the Catalina Restaurant, Oh Caribe bungalow, Punta Icacos garden and the pool area with a scenario for folklore reviews and theme parties. In regard to congresses, seminars, and conventions the Caribe possesses a magnificent infrastructure that includes ten meeting rooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Caribe

Address: Carrera 1 No. 2 - 87 | Bocagrande, Cartagena 130010, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Price Range: $132 - $256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Caribe 4*
Number of rooms: 363
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Also Known As:
Caribe Hotel Cartagena
Hotel Style:
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Cartagena
#13 Family Hotel in Cartagena
#15 Luxury Hotel in Cartagena
#19 Business Hotel in Cartagena
#23 Romantic Hotel in Cartagena
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