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Bantu Hotel By Faranda Boutique

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This cute boutique hotel is fun with great buffet breakfast, nice rooftop dipping pool with wait staff to bring lunch and drinks poolside, wonderful messages in cabanas, comfortable beds, nice bathrooms with friendly employees. The location is wonderful inside the walled city. Watch out for the friendly toucans who patiently wait for you to give them fruit from your plate....

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Arleth , Gerente at Bantu Hotel By Faranda Boutique, responded to this review

Dear Elizabeth Thank you very much for your exceptional comments. We are always working to improve our service. All our staff is committed to providing our guests an unforgettable stay and make them feel at home.

Vienna, Virginia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If your purpose of visit is tourism, it is hard to find a better spot. Very close to a nice plaza (Fernandez de Madrid) and with lots of restaurants, bars and nice architecture within walking distance. Just watch out for the taxis and horse carriages on the narrow streets! The hotel itself is old-style and offers nothing particularly memorable except...

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Arleth , Gerente at Bantu Hotel By Faranda Boutique, responded to this review

Dear guest We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at Bantu hotel. We are pleased to know that location was convenient, but we are happier to know that our Staff was great, as we work day by day to improve the quality of our service.

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing Boutique Hotel will recommended to anyone. me and my husband love to travel and always look for Good service, First of all the service was GREAT!! Our room was beautiful, our bed was..WOW super comfortable....! are bathroom had a unique window (cool),we stayed on the second floor.!!

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Dear Carolina We are so happy to hear you say your stay was perfect! Its great to know that the location was convenient, and that you have enjoyed your room, your bed and of course your. But beyond that, we are very pleased to know that our staff was so genuinely friendly and attentive; It is essential for us to...

Reviewed March 5, 2017

We spent 2 nights in this beautiful boutique hotel, very well located in Cartagena. I was first disappointed because I had arranged a pick up at the airport on our arrival in the evening. Unfortunately, nobody came to pick us up. When we arrived with a taxi, the check-in was easy and fast, even if the staff did not speak...

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Arleth , Gerente at Bantu Hotel By Faranda Boutique, responded to this review

Dear Stephanie Thank you very much for your comments. We are always working to improve our service. All our staff is committed to providing our guests an unforgettable stay and make them feel at home. We really sorry about this situation in our hotel than never happened before. We all hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again in...

Miami Beach, Florida
Reviewed March 4, 2017

I just came from Bantu Hotel, I spent my Bday there and couldn't be more happy, I travel a lot all over and this unique charming place is heaven on earth, I had the chance to get a Junior Suite in the first floor and wasn't disappointing,clean,super great decor, amazing ambience, very friendly staff, great breakfast...the best of the best,...

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Arleth , Gerente at Bantu Hotel By Faranda Boutique, responded to this review

Dear Wendy We are so happy to hear you say your stay was perfect! Its great to know that the location was convenient, and that you have enjoyed your room; But beyond that, we are very pleased to know that our staff was so genuinely friendly and attentive; It is essential for us to make our guests feel welcome and...

New York City, New York
Reviewed March 1, 2017

Bantu Hotel is perfect for a trip to the Old City. It was an ease in walking almost everywhere, we barely took a cab. The hotel was gorgeous, you feel like you are living in an old Cartagena home! The staff is wonderful, and always willing to help with any questions, a definite must to stay!

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed February 25, 2017

This was our last stop in a 2+ week trip around Colombia. Reading the very favorable reviews, I was so excited that we'd be spending our last few days at the Bantu. Unfortunately, I cannot say I agree with all of the reviews. First the Pros: Located on a quiet street just off a popular square, the location is convenient...

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Arleth , Gerente at Bantu Hotel By Faranda Boutique, responded to this review

Dear guest We have taken note of all your suggestions, we will work harder so that these situations will not be repeated and for all our guests to have unforgettable experience. Once again, thank you very much for sharing your opinion. Saludos from team Bantu Hotel!

Reviewed February 15, 2017

We were upgraded to presidential suite, which has 2 en suite double rooms + spacious (albeit rather daek and over-furnished) sitting room. Private access via stairs to private terrace, which leads on to large hotel roof terrace, jacuzzi, bar and small pool. Friendly staff and very friendly toucan! Very comfortable foyer area to relax and have breakfast or a drink....

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Dear guest Many thanks for your good review! It has been a real pleasure to have you as our guest all these days. We really enjoyed his presence and his joy. We are very happy to know that your experience at Bantu Hotel and of course in Cartagena was exceptional ... We hope to see you soon! A warm hug...

Hinsdale, Massachusetts
Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

We are here now and enjoying this boutique hotel immensely. Staff has been very helpful and accommodating and most of all friendly. Near most everything in the walled city, delightful rooftop to cool off in the evening and enjoy a glass of wine, a swim, or a massage. Very clean, comfortable beds, good breakfast and three delightful toucans!

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Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

An absolutely beautiful hotel in the heart of the old city of Cartagena. The service is in top. The rooms are fantastic it is all in old colonial style. It's close to a lovely little square with a lot of bars and restaurants. It has a cute small little pool on the top. It's not a normal 5 star hotel...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bantu invites you to discover a charming boutique hotel in the historic center of Cartagena de Indias, colonial city of Colombia, and one of the most amazing places in the Caribbean, full of warmth and authenticity. Distinguished with the category of 5 stars, Bantu Hotel offers an inside-edge design, colonial architecture and unique services: XVIII colonial infrastructure, chill out terrace, solarium, pool area, spa, bar, restaurant ... a bespoke luxury. Meet one of the most charming hotels in Colombia for couple getaways and business travel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bantu Hotel By Faranda Boutique

Address: Calle de la Tablada 7-62 | Historic Center, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Price Range: $178 - $257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bantu Hotel By Faranda Boutique 3.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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Also Known As:
Bantu Hotel And Lifestyle
Bantu Hotel Cartagena
Bantu Hotel Lifestyle
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Cartagena
#8 Business Hotel in Cartagena
#30 Romantic Hotel in Cartagena
#34 Family Hotel in Cartagena
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“junior suite first floor”
wendy305_11, Mar 4, 2017 | Read review
“Always plan ahead, 2 floor hotel”
mis04nietas, Oct 12, 2016 | Read review
“try to stay away from central courtyard area as it seems sound does travel here”
kevin592, Sep 17, 2016 | Read review
“Request a room on the second level for more natural light unless you need disabled-friendly rooms as there is no elevator.”
VAVAMIA, Aug 4, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the second floor that open onto the main courtyard are very small.”
SaraH203, Aug 1, 2016 | Read review
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