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“Good Place For A Few Days In Cali”
Review of Cali Plaza Hotel

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Cali Plaza Hotel
Ranked #39 of 88 Hotels in Cali
Harlingen, TX
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37 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Good Place For A Few Days In Cali”
Reviewed October 4, 2011

I stayed at Cali Plaza Hotel for a total of four nights from late September to early October, and chose the hotel based on the many positive experiences previous guests expressed here on TripAdvisor. Making a reservation through the hotel's website on the internet wasn't a problem. You are able to make a reservation, but in order to secure the reservation, the hotel requests that you a pay a deposit in advance (for me, this was $63) with a credit card through PayPal. This deposit is then applied towards your hotel bill when you are ready to check out. Upon arriving at the hotel I was greeted by receptionist Henry, who showed me to my room. During my stay, I found great hot water and water pressure in the shower, cold air conditioning, clean and fluffy towels, clean linens on the bed, a security safe in the closet, television with about 80 channels (some in english, including CNN), and a mini-fridge. Housekeeping did a great job freshening the room every day. There are no telephones in the rooms, but you are provided with a cell phone by the hotel. You then buy a phone card (60 minutes for 20,000 COP or roughly $10 in cash) from reception, who then cheerfully sets up the phone for you. The bar and restaurant of Cali Plaza Hotel is currently closed (it operates as a separate entity from the hotel, and they are trying to find someone to rent it and re-open it), so breakfast is not available at the hotel each morning as of right now. This was a little disappointing, and made finding your first meal of the day a challenge. There is also no common computer for guests to use in the lobby, but there is an internet spot directly across the street and a much better one (Cyber Sexta) on the corner just down the street. At checkout, if you pay in cash with US Dollars, you are given a 5% discount, and a 10% discount if you pay in Colombian Pesos. Overall, I give Cali Plaza Hotel a thumbs up, and would very much consider staying here on a future trip to Cali.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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Northern CA
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170 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2011

The very positive reviews in Tripadvisor convinced me to give this hotel a try when I visited Cali for three days in late July, 2011. Well, although I did not get a greeting by the owner or quite the personal treatment as in prior reviews, I did find a clean and comfortable room for a reasonable price. I stayed in a large room near the front desk, not in an apartment style room upstairs.

Although the hotel was relatively quiet, the area around it is full of discos, bars and all kinds of nightlife, which made the overall ambiance quite noisy, especially the disco right across the street with nonstop music until the wee hours. Of course, this might be just the thing for younger folks, but I am a little too old to take part in bar hopping and late night partying. So, although I would recommend it based on the hotel itself, please do a reality check regarding the neighborhood and nightlife.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
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2 Thank cklonowski
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2011

I loved the place. It is located right in the heart of the best part of Cali. Everything is within walking distance of the hotel and if you need any help with finding the local gym or other needs, the staff is very knowledgeable and helpful. The room was big, well equipped and meet all my needs and then some. This is the place to stay in Cali.

Kevin

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
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4 Thank kelloyd
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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed January 13, 2011

I stayed at Cali Plaza hotel after reading the great reviews. This hotel lives up to the positive feedback. The owner Claude is doing a great job and has the most helpful staff working at the hotel. The hotel is located close to everything! You get a free cell phone (just add minutes). No need to venture out to get a cab. You can get George to pick you up and drop you off. Both the owner and George speak English, so you need not worry if your Spanish is rusty. My friends and I had a great time staying at this hotel and will be staying here when we visit Cali. A+++

Al

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
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4 Thank areason
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Ellijay, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 21, 2010

Cali Plaza's location is prime. There are lots of restaurants nearby, the ChipeChape shopping center nearby, lots of discoteqas, and plenty of other small shops readily available.

The customer service was excellent and is willing to accommodate any request you have. The staff all knew you by name by the time you left and the owner, Claude, whom is American is a big asset for American travelers. He is around often to cater personally to you.

Website is very informative and making reservations via e-mail is super easy and convenient!

Our friends and family stayed here with us when they traveled to Cali for our wedding and they were greatly accommodated.

We also got free cell phones we could rent...all you needed to buy was minutes.

Everything was fantastic! Thanks Cali Plaza!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank hottpinkbug
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 1, 2010

The Cali Plaza Hotel is great the maid service is wonderful the front desk is the best. If you go to Cali stay at the cali plaza hotel.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank ibgentle
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Buna, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed November 26, 2010

This was my first visit to Cali, and Colombia in particular. I chose Cali Plaza based on reviews I had found on the internet and due to the fact that the owner, Claude, is from the U.S. I arrived late at night and was greeted by the friendly staff even with my limited spanish. I was shown several rooms to choose from and setteled on an apartment with a balcony overlooking Calle 15. The room was spacious and clean and within 15 minutes Claude was there to greet me and give me a quick rundown on the area. I'm sure there are larger hotels in Cali with more amenities, but you will be hard pressed to find one where the owner personally comes to greet you in english. If I ever find myself back in Cali, I will definately be staying at Cali Plaza.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled solo
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5 Thank texgringo
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Property: Cali Plaza Hotel
Address: Calle 15N. 6N-37, Cali, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Valle del Cauca Department > Cali
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 88 Hotels in Cali
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Cali Plaza Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the Entertainment & Restaurant District (Zona Rosa). Rated one of the most popular Cali hotels by TripAdvisor reviews and Yahoo travel reviews. Travelers find the location convenient for personal and business meetings, with almost everything needed within walking distance, including banks (with 3 ATM machines within 1/2 block of Cali Plaza), shopping; over 50 restaurants, bars and discos within walking distance. ... more   less 
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