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El Marques Hotel Boutique
Ranked #90 of 149 Hotels in Cartagena
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61 reviews
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“Boutique hotel?”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2008

When I decided to go to Cartagena I search for a boutique hotel. First mistake, since nowadays seams like in many places they think that a small hotel is necesaraley a "boutique" hotel.
I reserved the best accomodation, a very expensive suite for colombian standars, but I thought it was worth it from what i saw on the webpage. It was very promising. Second mistake.
The location and the old house with patio are perfect, but what they dont tell you is that nextdoors there is a hotel that hosts outdoors parties on weekends, therefore you can´t even think on sleeping before the party is over.
The interior design is unimaginative. Breakfast is very poor and pretentious.
The staff is very nice but none of them can make any decition. Small hotel and no manager on site to manage.
Needless to say that when on the second day I saw a second party coming next door I run away (after having to pay that night that I was not staying, late check out.....)

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2008

I have just returned from a week at the Marques boutique. The hotel is magnificent and I have never experienced such incredible service before. It was so lovely that it was hard to drag myself away from the hotel to go to the beach and all the beautiful things that Cartagena- Colombia has to offer.
The pool is lovely,Restaurants are great.
Overall I would say this is probably the best hotel I have ever stayed.

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  • Stayed March 2008, traveled on business
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Additional Information about El Marques Hotel Boutique

Property: El Marques Hotel Boutique
Address: Calle Nuestra Senora del Carmen No. 33 - 41 | Centro Historico, Cartagena 57, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #90 of 149 Hotels in Cartagena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — El Marques Hotel Boutique 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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