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“Good spot in Bocagrande” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel San Martin Cartagena

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Hotel San Martin Cartagena
Ranked #14 of 145 Hotels in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence
Pottstown, Pennsylvania, United States
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16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good spot in Bocagrande”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

Close to what you would expect from a good business hotel in the US. Needed amenities like well-appointed rooms, satisfying free breakfast, WiFi, and a very accommodating staff. Close to excellent restaurants. A quick taxi ride to the airport.

Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Bucaramanga
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13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We stayed here over New Year, so prices were higher than usual for the holiday season, but we enjoyed our stay. The reception staff were very helpful and got on the ohone straight away to arrange what we wanted. Big rooms, quiet AC, clean bathrooms with hot showers and great accessto the internet from anywhere. Breakfast was a buffet and plentiful. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Steve A
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Tampa, Florida
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33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

I was surprised how clean and modern this hotel was. Great night spot and one block from the beach. Nice sized rooms were very comfortable with AC.
The staff was very polite and helpful. Fifteen minutes from Cortez airport. I will use this hotel every time I return to Cartagena.
I almost forgot, they have a real breakfast. I see that less and less everywhere I go.
No pool. But who needs a pool in Cartagena ?

Room Tip: Crepes and Waffles directly across the street-
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank kbikerider
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London
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34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Excellent value for money at this well kept hotel. The location is superb and people watching whilst having a drink outside is a must before heading out for the evening. The rooms are very clean and have air con, the bathroom areas are also clean and of a good size.

We have stayed here twice now and will probably always return. The breakfast is of a good standard, fruit, cereal, coffee and cooked eggs.

The only negative is that the staff are pretty rubbish. The male breakfast/bar staff are excellent but the staff on reception seem unintersted. Taking personal calls whilst at reception and generally not very polite.

You probably wont find better value for money in this part of the city...excellent.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Michael D
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Carmichael, Ca
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76 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

Our first three nights in Colombia were spent in the Hotel San Martin in the Bocagrande section of Cartagena. It's a small hotel in a great location. Clean, comfortable rooms with a/c and enough hot water. Nice breakfast with some variety. Very friendly staff. We booked online and were offered only triple rooms. In spite of our being only a couple we went ahead and booked. We were given a large room with room for four but when they realized we were only two they lowered the price of the second and third night to the double rate. I explained that double rooms were not offered on the website for the days I wanted. They understood the misunderstanding and gave us the benefit of the doubt. I can't say enough about their kind offer that saved us $45. It was a touch of class.

Room Tip: It's on a busy street corner so rooms toward the back will be quieter.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank globecrawlers
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New York City, New York
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88 reviews
39 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012 via mobile

If you want to save some money (even though you will pay cab rides) by not staying in the walled city, then it maybe a good choice. Most customers are locals, it is a clean place, rooms are a little better than basic, breakfast is average. There are a few good food options around in the next few blocks toward the old city. Oner AYAN

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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5 Thank ONER A
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Australia
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33 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

The room was great with king-size bed, mini bar, safe, all features much appreciated after a stay in budget accommodation in the walled city, But for location, especially if you don't have a car, I'd recommend staying in the old city. Hotel San Martin is surrounded by other hotels and apartments and there's nothing much to see or do in the area except the beach, which isn't all that great. However, if you do want to stay in Boco Grande then this hotel is good. It's a smaller hotel, spanish hacienda style, with free wi fi and friendly staff. Although it's set on a main road my room was really quiet.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars
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3 Thank RoxleyAustralia
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Property: Hotel San Martin Cartagena
Address: Avenida San Martin 8 - 164, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #14 of 145 Hotels in Cartagena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel San Martin Cartagena 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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