The Hotel currently listed no 1 in the popularity index for Cartagena, Colombia ( casa el Carretero) is actually fabricating commendations about itself. It only opened for business in Mid- March but commendations started appearing in Tripadvisor the pervious January !! Since opening it has run mostly empty ( as revealed by telephone calls to hotel staff in the absence of the owner) and yet in a little over six weeks it has received at least five commendations from ghost clients. Over the same period many defamatory reports have been published about other hotels in Cartagena and these undoubtedly come from the same source. This is particularly nasty and underhand behaviour. Official complaints have been lodged with Tripadvisor who are 'investigating' the situation. This will take some time. In the meantime you have been warned.