Based on Trip Advisor reviews, we booked 5 nights here but left after only one. The staff are friendly enough and the rooms are large and generally clean. However, there was mould in the bathroom and the AC smelt strongly of mould. People with asthma or allergies should stay elsewhere. Our room had a window only onto the corridor so we felt as if we were in the basement. Despite this the room was noisy. The staff did promise to try to find another room, but by then we had decided to leave, primarily because of the location.
Bocagrande made us feel as though we were at the beaches near Orlando, Florida far more than in Colombia. If you only want chain restaurants, modern shops, bars and night life, this may suit you. However, if you came to see the old city, this is not the place to stay. The old city is at least a 30 minute walk away, but you must walk alongside a very busy road and smell petrol fumes much more than the sea (while continually fending off peddlers). We found a nicer hotel right in the old city for not much more money. The charm of the old city is well worth the extra money.
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