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Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand

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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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Updated 07/29/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/29/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#52 of 230 hotels in Cartagena
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HOTEL CARIBE BY FARANDA BOUTIQUE La primera piedra del hotel caribe by Faranda Grand fue colocada en el año 1939, en un extremo de la entonces solitaria península de Bocagrande. Hoy en día se puede apreciar su extraordinaria arquitectura, sus elementos históricos entre los que se destacan sus grandes pasillos, arcos de estilo neo-colonial, su enorme puerta en madera, sus cerrojos en bronce brillantes como su suelo de mármol en el lobby lo llevaron a ser declarado Monumento Nacional en 1999. Los años le han dado valor a su historia. Su elegante arquitectura neo-colonial te harán sentir realmente en la época dorada cartagenera, te sentirás como detenido en el tiempo, aquí se respira el ambiente de la época de los años 40´s manteniendo todavía la línea original desde su construcción que evoca un ambiente tropical y en donde prima la conservación de lo clásico, representando la tradición de lo caribeño en la ciudad de Cartagena de Indias. El hotel de todos los tiempos. Recorrer el hotel es enamorarse de sus jardines que te envuelven haciéndote sentir en medio de un pequeño bosque que invita a respirar en medio de la naturaleza. Su piscina semiolimpica te refrescara en medio de un ambiente tropical.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Massage
Salon
Concierge
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Room service
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
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Park View
Classic
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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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
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James P wrote a review May 2020
Toronto, Canada4 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed at Caribe for one week in March. Laguito building 7th floor initially, and were moved to the colonial building, 4th floor, as Laguito needed some overdue repairs. Most rooms on the property are ocean or lagoon view, higher floors in particular. If you can upgrade, ask for the colonial building – it was recently renovated and rooms are considerably nicer. Keep in mind that the elevator is old, small and man-manned in the colonial building. We usually took the stairs. Property features a variety of mature (labelled) trees, lush greenery, large swimming pool, etc. immaculate landscaping. Wildlife residents on the property including 2 pairs of noisy parrots, a toucan (usually appears during breakfast time in the breakfast area), a herd of miniature deer and 2 sloths (in the tree near the main staircase of the colonial building, best spotted from the 3rd or 4th floor terrace or staircase windows). Plus a variety of other local thieving birds (do not leave you food unattended). Hop-on bus stop is across the road, ticket is good for 2 days, good city overview offered in multiple languages. Restaurant offers excellent pizza after 5 pm. Convenient Bancolombia bank machine is on site (steep 18,000 peso transaction fee plus whatever fee your own bank charges). Credit cards are usually accepted in many restaurants and businesses in Cartagena (ask if they do) and this is the better exchange option. Front desk can exchange money too, although you could do a bit better with most Casas de Cambio. Hotel staff appeared genuinely nice, but did not speak much English, with the exception of the front desk. North Americans, other than cruise ship passengers, appear not to be a major tourist group in Cartagena and many menus are in Spanish only. Historic town is only 8,000 (day)-10,000 (night) peso, 15 minutes cab ride. Do confirm price before taking the ride to avoid surprises, and also keep in mind the ride costs less than 3 USD. Airport taxi is 18,000 – 20,000 peso. Taxis are generally safe and everywhere. Hotel is walking distance to various restaurants, stores, coffee shops, souvenir market etc. We preferred Carrera 3 which is quieter and has some good restaurants and coffee shops. Hotel is in the beaches area and the black sand beaches are OK. For better beaches I would suggest taking a day trip to one of the Rosario islands or Playa Blanca. Street vendors are everywhere, trying to earn a living, not overly aggressive, just say “no thank-you” or bargain for some interesting jewelry, a hat or whatever catches your eye. Not different from any other South American countries we have been to. There is a visible police presence in the walled city and Bocagrande, we never had to worry or feel unsafe. Just use common sense. Beer – BBC (in Serrezuela mall) and 3 Cordilleras brands offer excellent IPA (Mestiza), popular Club Colombia (Roja/Dorada/Negra) is also OK. For the best sunset, instead of the overcrowded Café del Mar, try 51sky bar on top of hotel Estelar next to Bocagrande mall. Truly amazing views of the city.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Sandra O wrote a review Mar 2020
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Trip advisor doesn’t answer phone calls and the fandango hotel Caribbe in Cartagena does not answer their Colombian number or us phone number. Multiple emails sent, no response. It’s been a week. I paid over 300 dollars for a threeo night stay. Colombia shut down its borders on Monday before my trip and internal flights in Colombia canceled on Wednesday. Very bad service. These hotels should just refund hotel stays where no one shows up given the circumstances. I’m disputing all my airline and hotel stays with my credit card. Now the us number says this is not a valid number
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from GERENCIA GENERAL, Other at Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand
Responded Apr 4, 2020
Dear Mrs Sandra: We are very sorr for this situation, we want to apologize. The hotel is closed since coronavirus began, we suggest to contact to your travel agency, otherwise you can contact to us after we open our doors again, maybe in 2 months. Thank you so much for your understanding.
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Darnita S wrote a review Mar 2020
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I recently stayed March 9-12, 2020 and I’d definitely recommend it. The hotel is older colonial however there’s so much character and it is well maintained. Also on the grounds there were deer, parrots, and a sloth. I was so excited to see this as I’ve never stayed at a hotel that offered this type of experience. We also received amazing service from one of the bellmen, Carlos, as well as one of the doormen (I wasn’t able to get his name). I would definitely stay again when I return.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from GERENCIA GENERAL, Other at Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand
Responded Mar 16, 2020
We thank you for sharing your kind comments, we are happy that you have fully enjoyed each of our areas. Thank you for recommending us extensively and for considering visiting us again.
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Serge L wrote a review Mar 2020
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We had lunch at the restaurant by the pool, and I could not find something good to eat. Choices were limited and were from bad to worst, not even the pastries were good I asked for a glass of white wine and I was served a glass of horrible sweet beverage. Frustating experience.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from GERENCIA GENERAL, Other at Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand
Responded Mar 16, 2020
Dear Mr. Serge: Thank you for taking the time to let us know your complaints about our restaurant. We are taking measures to improve our gastronomic proposals to offer a best service.
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PRICE RANGE
$74 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
caribe hotel cartagena
LOCATION
ColombiaBolivar DepartmentCartagena DistrictCartagena
NUMBER OF ROOMS
363
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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 a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
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 Plaza Santo Domingo (1.9 miles).