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Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand, A Member of Radisson Individuals

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Cra. 1a # 2-87 Bocagrande, Cartagena 130001 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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#36 of 296 hotels in Cartagena
Location
4.4
Cleanliness
4.4
Service
4.3
Value
3.9
Travelers' Choice
Experience the exclusive beach club and pools at our Cartagena hotel. Quality service and an amazing location overlooking the Caribbean Sea await you at Hotel Caribe by Faranda Grand, a member of Radisson Individuals. Brimming with history and showcasing a neocolonial design, our hotel is the area's first beach resort, an icon in Cartagena's Bocagrande community. You can see more stunning architecture at the nearby San Pedro Claver Church, the Castle of San Felipe de Barajas, and the walled Old City. You'll be steps from Kala Beach Club and Bocagrande Beach for sunbathing and a quick boat ride from Tierra Bomba Island to enjoy a private cabana and lunch. Our hotel has maintained its historical charm, from vintage lamps and bronze locks to the original elevator from the 1940s. Follow the lobby's polished marble floors to our modern spa, chapel, and gym. Families love our semi-Olympic pool and children's pool along with our game rooms and mini golf course.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Game room
Children's playground
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Mini golf
Patio
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hammam
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Concierge
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
First aid kit
Infirmary
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Park View
Classic
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Jenna D wrote a review Today
Silver Spring, Maryland9 contributions2 helpful votes
Clean, friendly, fun, inexpensive. Best place to stay in Cartagena. Definitely get breakfast included. So yummy. Every amenity at your disposal. We went as a couple but then wished we took our 3 year old. They cater to all types of vacationers and people on business. We absolutely loved it.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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scubamex wrote a review Feb 2022
Mass.313 contributions158 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
An exceptional hotel located in the Bocagrande section of Cartagena (not in the walled city). Just across the street from the beach. Truly a charming hotel by any measure--classic architecture, deer running freely on the property, a variety of birds (not caged) on the property (macaws, etc. (including a mojito drinking toucan!)), absolutely wonderful landscaping (it's a larger property), spotlessly clean, and well maintained. Rooms are spacious. Staff is terrific and go out of their way to help you in any way possible. Front desk personnel are tremendous (however, a little Spanish does help). Food is very good. Pool area is well maintained with plenty of loungers, etc. Highly recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from GERENCIA GENERAL, Other at Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand, A Member of Radisson Individuals
Responded Feb 8, 2022
It is a great pleasure to read your kind comments, we appreciate that you spend your time extolling each area and services received. It is the best way to motivate us to continue working daily with the same love and passion to provide you the most rewarding experience. We are proud to have this invaluable piece of architecture, a national monument and make this place the best in the city, with its natural charm and unbeatable service. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to be part of your pleasant experience!
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wlacoss wrote a review Sep 2022
Arlington, Massachusetts1 contribution
Beautiful hotel and location. VERY happy with our choice to stay. Everyone is very friendly and treats their guests like each person is the only one and most important here. Especially Yadira! She walked us around the property to help us find our way!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Jose L wrote a review Sep 2022
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The hotel staff are amazing. Very professional and friendly. Location is perfect. Private beach access across the street. This hotel reminded me of a palace While staying there we saw 4 macaws that love attention. many deer and a sloth that we were inches from. There are 3 sloths there. The hop on and off bus is across the street and taxis and busses are easy access while going out and about in Cartegena. Next time we visit beautiful Cartegena we will book Hotel Caribe. We absolutely love this hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from GERENCIA GENERAL, Other at Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand, A Member of Radisson Individuals
Responded 2 weeks ago
It is great to know that you had very unique experience in our hotel, most to know that you felt life if you were in a palace. this note is just to say thanks for your kind comments, for taking your time in sharing with us your lovely experience. Remember that you are and always will be very welcome to this hotel in Cartagena!
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Rodney R wrote a review Sep 2022
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Everything in this hotel is very cool. It was one of the best experiences of my life and I would go back. Daniela "Bird" hahaha, she was special with us, always friendly, always smiling... She helped us at all times.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from GERENCIA GENERAL, Other at Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand, A Member of Radisson Individuals
Responded 2 weeks ago
We are honoured to know that you had one of your best experiences in our hotel, that is our main purpose and to achieve it we work with great effort and dedication. Thanks for leaving your kind comments. We were delighted to have you here in our property!
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EmelyL wrote a review Sep 2022
39 contributions31 helpful votes
Place was ok. There was construction during our stay which made it hard to enjoy the pool because of the noise. The shower in the room did not work well and the drainage was bad. Also the air kept shutting off in the middle of the night and it was very hot and humid during our visit.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Go early for breakfast as it is buffet and not much is left the later in the morning you arrive...
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Response from GERENCIA GENERAL, Other at Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand, A Member of Radisson Individuals
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Emely, thank you for choosing us to enjoy your vacation in Cartagena. Regarding your comments, we want to tell you that due to the suggestions of our guests we made the decision to renovate some areas and build others to offer greater comfort, we try to make it the least annoying, however, if you felt annoyed, we apologize , we are doing our best to avoid any inconvenience to our guests for this matter. We are taking corrective measures to fix the inconvenience happened with AC.
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Todd M wrote a review Sep 2022
Daytona beach2 contributions
So at all costs, just avoid this property. Very dated rooms. No hot water. A/C works only sometimes. Beds are not comfortable. Was literally held hostage at checkout for disputing charges that were not mine (and forced to pay before I could exit security). Staff was not friendly. Management incompetent. Whoever is in charge should be embarrassed and ashamed. Or they just don’t care because somehow they are loosely affiliated with Radisson.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from GERENCIA GENERAL, Other at Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand, A Member of Radisson Individuals
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Sirs: We reject your comments that lack all truth. What happened was because you refused to pay the penalty we charged for smoking inside the room. Smoking indoors is prohibited by government regulations, so it is internal policy, this charge is visible, also one of the executives went directly to report this matter to your room and you slam the door in her face, it means that you fully known about it. At your checkout you were informed of the charge and refused to pay it, eventually throwing your credit card at the receptionist, rude and disrespectful attitude on your part towards our employee. You also threatened to discredit us on Trip Advisor and Google. Fortunately, many guests leave their positive comments that show the beautiful facilities and mainly all the warmth and friendliness of our staff. Also It is important to mention that we have been providing memorable moments to many people from all over the world for almost 80 years.
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Shawn N wrote a review Sep 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Very friendly staff, especially Paola Navarro and Germany Lan. The food was tasty. The room was clean and spacious. Staff always paid attention to detail. Also enjoyed the natural environment. I highly recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from GERENCIA GENERAL, Other at Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand, A Member of Radisson Individuals
Responded 3 weeks ago
We are delighted to read your kind comments, thanks for staying with us during you visit to Cartagena also for your recognition to our Hostess Paola and German! .
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Catalina L wrote a review Sep 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I was here for a getaway wedding and stayed an extra 5 days. The location is perfect, a good enough distance from old city. The staff was super receptive and welcoming. Room service always kept our room cleaned. & the food was always delicious and on point!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from GERENCIA GENERAL, Other at Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand, A Member of Radisson Individuals
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks for your kind comments about services, facilities and attention from our staff, specially from Daniela, Thanks for your recognition to her! We are very proud of her!,
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daniela l wrote a review Sep 2022
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Dani, is the best one ! She is so nice, she is receptive , always has a good energy and she helps a lot with our request ! If I’m coming back I will stay here again. The service is excellent , the room is perfect ! Everything is really nice.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from GERENCIA GENERAL, Other at Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand, A Member of Radisson Individuals
Responded 3 weeks ago
Your kind comments make us feel very proud of Daniela. Thanks for sharing your experience with us. On the other hand, It is great to know that you are thinking of staying with us once again if you come back to Cartagena, please let us know in advance to give you the best attention as you deserve!
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PRICE RANGE
$98 - $175 (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, A Member of Radisson Individuals
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand, A Member of Radisson Individuals?
Nearby attractions include Caribe Jewelry Museum & Factory (0.2 miles), Sun Nao Casino (0.2 miles), and Isi Tours Caribe (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand, A Member of Radisson Individuals?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand, A Member of Radisson Individuals?
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, A Member of Radisson Individuals?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand, A Member of Radisson Individuals?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand, A Member of Radisson Individuals?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Olla Cartagenera, Cilantro Cevicheria & Restaurant, and Kiosco El Bony.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand, A Member of Radisson Individuals?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand, A Member of Radisson Individuals have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand, A Member of Radisson Individuals offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand, A Member of Radisson Individuals?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand, A Member of Radisson Individuals 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, A Member of Radisson Individuals?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.