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Hotel Pueblito Playa

Bocagrande, Avenida San Martin con calle 5 | Centro Comercial El Pueblito, Tercer Piso, Cartagena, Colombia
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Location: it is just off of the beach in a great area for swimming and hanging out. If you're travelling alone you might be careful of the night life around there though. But I digress. The Value: Very good. The Hotel: Air conditioned. Great service. Free wifi, but scattered connectivity. No hot water which was okay given the climate.... More 

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Thank Andy R
777brian, Owner at Hotel Pueblito Playa, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We had some problems with WiFi but this has been corrected. Your comment about the area is interesting as I myself have never encountered or heard of any problems. Interestingly many tourists who have travelled throughout South America tell me that they, paradoxically, find Colombia the safest country. SINCERE apologies for the condom, truly... More 

Uppsala, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

I stayed here with my girlfriend for in total 5 nights. We chose this hotel because we had travel companions staying close by and needed accomodation in the area. Speaking little Spanish, we had no difficulties getting to the hotel by taxi. It's right by the beach and there are plenty of restaurants and shops. Rooms are obviously not comparable... More 

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777brian, Owner at Hotel Pueblito Playa, responded to this review

Thank you, Erik, for your kind comments and we were so pleased that your luggage finally arrived - a worrying situation when it gets lost. We do not aspire to be a boutique or luxury hotel, but we pride ourselves on our breakfasts and we try to offer a first class service, even though we are a budget hotel. I... More 

Amsterdam
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Had a great stay in this very friendly staffed hotel. Do not be fooled by first impression while it is in need of a touch up, it is a wonderful clean basic hotel. The WIFI is very strong and stable, the room is quiet which is some times hard to find in Colombia. Brian the owner is a perfect host... More 

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777brian, Owner at Hotel Pueblito Playa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. Glad you enjoyed our breakfast - most important meal of the day. Just to let you know that we are constantly working on improving the hotel´s decoration, facilities and service. Please come back and see us sometime. In the meantime, we wish you ´Bon Voyage´. More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

Very friendly hotel with excellent owner. Don't be fooled by the kind of 'old and outdated' look...because it is really clean, very strong stable WIFI, fantastic airco. I had a very comfortable stay and could do my work on computer from room. The room was really quiet which is hard to find in Colombia for this class of hotel. On... More 

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Thank HansAmsterdam2012
777brian, Owner at Hotel Pueblito Playa, responded to this review

Hi Hans, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. Your comments are very much appreciated and I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, in spite of your injured leg. It was a real pleasure to talk with you each day at breakfast. Safe onward travel but I hope we see you again. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

Hotel Pueblito is situated in a safe area. One street off the beach. 25 minute walk from the wall city or a 6,000 peso taxi ride. The staff are very lovely and are willing to help. They give you an information sheet with all you need to know about the area. Clean rooms that are made up daily. Great breakfast... More 

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777brian, Owner at Hotel Pueblito Playa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review. I have passed on your kind comments to our staff. Very glad that you too found our breakfast lived up to its reputation ! Most important meal of the day. Glad you appreciated our location so close to the beach. Please come back and see us sometime. Thank you once again. More 

Kingston, Jamaica
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

the place is clean, well kept. staff is beyond excellent. the value for money is beyond compare!! stayed for 5 nights with them and the breakfast is indeed as great as everyone talks about. the staff is very helpful and very friendly. I cannot wait to go back!! also very safe. Cartagena is a beautiful city, with terribly beautiful people.... More 

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Thank socachiney
777brian, Owner at Hotel Pueblito Playa, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review, Brandon. As with many of our clients, you became a friend and it was a pleasure meeting you and having you stay. I know you are already planning your return trip, so we look forward to welcoming you again to our hotel. More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

What a great value! Our room was cute, comfortable, and quiet. The AC worked like a charm. As other people have mentioned, the showers do not have hot water but GUESS WHAT....you don't need it! It was lukewarm and felt terrific after being in the hot Cartagena sun all day. It's a short taxi ride to the walled city. Brian... More 

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Thank EmilyD17
loulouperra, Owner at Hotel Pueblito Playa, responded to this review

Hello Emily, Thank you so much for your kind comments and I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Your comment about breakfast much appreciated. I am also glad you agree that a hot shower here in Cartagena is really not needed - as you say the water is not actually cold but lukewarm. I personally love my 'cold'... More 

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This hotel is located in Boca Grande, in the main avenue, where you have a lot of shops and restaurants, one block away from the beach. It's in the second floor of a building (no number outside, look at the big sing in the roof with the name of the hotel, to find it). In front of the hotel you... More 

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loulouperra, Owner at Hotel Pueblito Playa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm glad you enjoyed our breakfast but I don't understand 'served in a plastic jug' , unless of course you are referring to our daily fresh fruit juice, which we store in a plastic container before serving in glasses. Our breakfast, which changes every day is served on china plates... More 

George Town, Grand Cayman
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Hotel is a bit dated, but it's comfortable, in a good location and is inexpensive. Possibly the highlight is the great breakfast which is included in the price. Staff greet you with a smile and make you feel welcome.

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loulouperra, Owner at Hotel Pueblito Playa, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found our location suited you. Your comment about our breakfast was also appreciated. We make a great effort with this, the most important meal of the day. Safe travel. More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Besides the location, this hotel hands down has the friendliest, kindest people! Brian, the owner cooks this amazing breakfast every morning in a dinner room that makes it feel very homey. Brian definitely makes this place feel homey even with his british accent! The front desk and cleaning lady are very sweet. It's safe leaving any personal items in your... More 

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loulouperra, Owner at Hotel Pueblito Playa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. Much appreciated and I am glad you enjoyed our breakfasts and noted our unbeatable location just 30 metres from the beach. Everything is close at hand, even the new Nao Shopping Centre, which is just over the street. Safe travel. More 

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