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Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand

Carrera 1 No. 2 - 87 Bocagrande, Cartagena 130010 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
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#51 of 258 hotels in Cartagena
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El Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand fue el primer Grand Hotel de Cartagena de Indias. Inaugurado en 1945 este Hotel fue diseñado por el arquitecto cubano Manuel José Carrerá Machado reconocido por sus arcos de medio punto y amplios ventanales que dejan percibir el rumor del mar. Cuenta con extensos jardines tropicales con fauna y flora exótica (escenario de importantes eventos nacionales e internacionales). Sus habitaciones son santuarios bioseguros en los que se siente el aire clásico en sus techos y pisos que hacen la mezcla perfecta con los detalles modernos de su decoración. Cuenta con 363 habitaciones, amplios salones para eventos, piscina semi olímpica, gimnasio, spa y una piscina para niños y un parque infantil. En cuanto a espacios gastronómicos cuenta con 3 restaurantes y club de playa privado frente al Mar Caribe famoso por sus paellas y música en vivo. Como dato histórico su construcción comenzó en 1939 en un terreno que cuenta con 35.000 metros cuadrados donde en 1567 se levantaba el Fuerte Vargas en Punta Icacos y 20 años más tarde en 1587 se reemplazó por la fortificación El Fuerte Matías en la época colonial que nos recuerda las hazañas del pirata Francis Drake en su expedición contra los puertos españoles del Caribe.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Game room
Children's playground
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Mini golf
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Neck massage
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Wardrobe / closet
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Park View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Makaveli40th wrote a review Apr 2021
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I was very impressed how progressive the Caribe Hotel has become since I last visited 15 years ago. One of the main reasons I never returned after being a frequent guest at the Caribe was its strict atmosphere. There was no fun. It was quiet and boring. The amenities were excellent and the rooms were great but the vibe was non-existent. This time, I brought my family to stay with me for a reunion. I noticed a festival "Colores" which had lively guest. The atmosphere was amazing. The vibe was bright and welcoming. It completely changed my mind about the Caribe Hotel. I never knew they were receptive of fun crowds and relaxed with the music and partying. If the Caribe continues to allow such guest and parties in their facility, you can count on my return. No more Holiday Inn Express, Atlantic Lux, or EL Dorado, I am coming back to el Caribe. It was never about the price or money. It was always about the acceptance of music and good vibes. I hope to see that continue.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Response from GERENCIA GENERAL, Other at Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Sir: We are very glad and satisfied to recieve such this comments from you, We are very happy that you have returned to the Hotel Caribe after 15 years also that and you have noticed our challenges You will be welcome every time you visit us in the future. Tahnk you so much for your time writing your kind comments.
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Richyrich1030 wrote a review Mar 2021
Dumfries, Virginia2 contributions
Our room had a leak in the ceiling of the bathroom, causing all of our clothes to get wet, and lost the use of the room for several hours. As out clothes were now wet, we had to have them cleaned, but the hotel charged us for the laundry, even though it was their fault the clothes were wet. In addition, the reservation was changed before arrival, but upon check-in they refused to acknowledge the confirmation they had provided before hand. They said it would be resolved by the time we checked out, and when that time came, they held out bags hostage until we paid an additional fee under threat of calling the police. No one should use this hotel ever
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from GERENCIA GENERAL, Other at Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand
Responded Mar 10, 2021
We regret that you have published this comment so far from reality, we want to let you to know that we made an extra charge because your agency confirmed a double room and you wanted to register a third person. It is not true that we have held out your bags hostage, we never threatened to call the police. You were served in the best way, so we regret that you write situations that never happened. We never received any complain from you about the room, neither that all your clothes got wet due to one leak in the bathroom.how it could happen if we have closets in every room. However we apologize if we cause you any inconvenience trying to follow our policies as we have done in these 75 years serving passengers from all over the world. Thank you for your kind attention.
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Olga P wrote a review Jan 2021
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Had a great time here, not my first visit to this amazing clean friendly hotel. And will be back for more memories in Cartagena. All staff is friendly, the pool is large and the atmosphere is very relaxing. Safe to stay as always. Breakfast is always fresh. T The manager went far a beyond to make my stay at Caribe Hotel memorable. I will be back!! Thank you!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from GERENCIA GENERAL, Other at Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand
Responded Jan 25, 2021
Dear Sir: It is a great pleasure for us to read your comments, knowing that you enjoyed all of our facilities and service is the best recognition of our daily work. Thaks for taking your time to let us know how wonderful was your experience with us. You are and will be always very wellcome in the Hotel Caribe by Faranda Grand. .
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tracygionis wrote a review Nov 2020
Hydra Town, Greece1 contribution1 helpful vote
Wonderful staff, vey friendly, clean rooms, great breakfast and outside pool superb. The freedom of the birds, deer was amazing. Close to the beach and all other amenities. Travelling alone I felt very comfortable and safe.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from GERENCIA GENERAL, Other at Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand
Responded Nov 26, 2020
We are very glad to read your kind comments about our service, staff and facilities. Thanks for taking your time to leave your opinion. Hoping to attend you again in the near future. Best regards,
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Mary wrote a review Aug 2020
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I traveled with my family to Cartagena and we stayed in this hotel and I really liked the stay in this hotel, it had many green areas, it had parks for children, many areas to walk, different spaces to do different activities, it had a gym, it was comfortable, the Rooms were large, the food was very tasty, the pool area was large and in a very open space, I also liked that there were guacallas and bambies, it was very close to the beach and other places, the staff were very friendly, the hotel had A part to make reservations in tours that I liked because my family and I did not have a tour booked and the hotel helped us with that and I really liked this hotel and I would definitely return.
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Date of stay: December 2019
$74 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand?
Nearby attractions include Caribe Jewelry Museum & Factory (0.2 miles), Sun Nao Casino (0.2 miles), and Two Travel (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand?
Conveniently located restaurants include Da Pietro, Piola Cartagena, and Cilantro Cevicheria & Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Walled City of Cartagena (2.4 miles), Centro Historico (1.9 miles), and Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver (1.8 miles).