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Hotel Caribe

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Kentfield
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24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This hotel is located a short distance from the Walled city. You can walk it but it is easier to take a taxi. The hotel is colonial in style with two newer wings. I stayed in the older section while my daughter and her family stayed in a newer wing. My room was smaller but really all I needed as... More 

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novato
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed for 7 nights as for my daughter's wedding in Cartagena. The front desk personnel were very courteous and helpful, several speak excellent English which was wonderful due to my very broken Spanish. We were given an upgraded room near my daughter in the old Colonial building, which is beautiful with marble exteriors, and face the ocean. The first... More 

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Oakland, California
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95 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place sits out at the end of Boca Grande and has great ocean views and access. The service was good, but the overall experience was just amazing. We were not really sure how we would like the place as there were a few issue with trying to communicate with the hotel prior to arrival, but upon getting there it... More 

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New York City, New York
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90 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful, lovely, and striking. It is well kept hotel. Customer service was top notch. Location is good and near restaurants and nightlife. Even if you don't go to stay there, go and check it out. It's a renovated building from colonial times -- a little part of the walled city in Bocagrande!

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Seattle
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice elegant old hotel. Everything from the location to the room and breakfast is excellent. Walking distance to the beach. Good, polite people working in the front desk. I don't mind staying in this hotel again in the future.

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New York
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for a week and had a very pleasant time. The breakfast was nice. The service was excellent. Staff were very helpful. Room was small but very clean, bed was surprisingly comfortable. Shower had lots of hot water, although toilet was very awkwardly placed, if they had just reversed the sink and toilet it would have been easier to... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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49 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2016

We were here as part of a Gate 1 tour and we had a nice experience. They had a welcome drink ready for us upon arrival. The WIFI took awhile because they have to register you first. We were fortunate to have a nice clean, room with working AC. We even had a nice beach view. The property is older... More 

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

Dear TCLP2010, We are glad to know you had a nice experience in the Caribe Hotel. Thank you for sharing your positive comments with the Tripadvisor users. The description made about our rooms, highligthing the comfortable and cleanliness. The breakfast is another strength to take into account as a criteria to choose the hotel. Looking forward to your next visit... More 

Lovettsville, Virginia
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57 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2016

We spent five nights at Hotel Caribe for girl's weekend. The service was good and the rooms were clean and comfortable. The pool bar and restaurant are open 24 hrs which worked well as we arrived late our first night. There is a nice pool for relaxing. We paid extra for an ocean view which was a total waste of... More 

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

Dear 746NatalieO, We are glad you spent a great girl's weekend in the Caribe Hotel. We thank you for sharing your positive comments. The description of the rooms as clean and comfortable, aswell as the different services we offered is something we feel proud of. We are really sorry about the inconveniences, we will take into account your suggestions as... More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2016

I was there for first time and I just couldn't believe what they did to me. At chef in the man at front desk didn't even welcome me, he was very serious and I asked him for the password for internet and he said I have to pay, (when I did the reservation online wifi was free or included in... More 

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

Dear Carlos M Thank you so much for sharing your comments. We feel really sorry about the inconveniences yo have had during your stay in the Caribe Hotel. Internet in the hotel is for free, you need your Passport ID, name and surname to login once you complete your registration. Regarding the beverages, there are in the room per pay... More 

Oostende
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35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2016

Situated at the skyscraper part of the beach, kind of Miami, the faciities are a bit worn out. Rooms are quite small with small windows. Nice swimmingpool. Breakfast average especially for fruit and veggies. Staff is reasonable friendly. Internet average. Stay for a night or two but not longer. Nice detail was a manned lift, driving on hand steering (electric... More 

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

Dear Valgella Thank you so much for taking your time to share your impressions after your recent stay at our Caribe Hotel. We are glad that you spent some wonderful days in our property. Unfortunately, there have been some inconveniences you considered did not meetyour expectations. As you may know we are the first grand hotel in the city of... 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
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: $126 - $265 (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:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Cartagena
#13 Family Hotel in Cartagena
#18 Luxury Hotel in Cartagena
#19 Business Hotel in Cartagena
#23 Romantic Hotel in Cartagena
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“Don't bother to pay for an ocean view.”
 of 5 bubbles 746NatalieO, Oct 19, 2016 | Read review
“too old and smells”
 of 5 bubbles N6829YBcarlosm, Oct 12, 2016 | Read review
“ask for upgraded room”
 of 5 bubbles djcalberta, Aug 30, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for an updated room if that matters to you...”
 of 5 bubbles CNR683, Aug 25, 2016 | Read review
“Most of the rooms in the new tower face the Cartagena bay instead the ocean”
 of 5 bubbles Skyblue98, Aug 22, 2016 | Read review
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