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Hotel Casa Lola
Ranked #18 of 156 Hotels in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 13, 2012

Incredible place, incredible staff.

I can't speak highly enough of Casa lola and it's staff. The location is fantastic, right in getsimani, the rooftop pool allows you to get out of the midday heat, the room are brilliantly trendy and bohemian, the decor is amazing and the sparse amount of rooms makes you feel like you're the only one there. Water flows through channels all through the hotel, the breakfast area is a haven and the art throughout is tres funky.

In addition, we left some bits of art here when we left which my wife really like - not expensive but a nice memory of wandering the streets in Cartagena - i contacted the staff to see about getting them returned and they went the extra mile to get them back to us in NZ in time for my wife's birthday. A friendly bunch anyway but really great service.

Would stay here again in a shot.

Room Tip: There are no bad rooms here. Amazing.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

My husband and I spent our honeymoon at this hotel - and it was an incredible experience. The hotel is funky, artistic, luxurious, and so comfortable. We enjoyed lounging in the public areas, including the deliciously refreshing rooftop pool, on a regular basis - and there were so few other guests that it we had a lot of privacy. I liked the Getsemani area - although it was not as "polished" as the rest of downtown, it had a lot of character. We even ate at a local restaurant next door for a real taste of coastal cuisine.

The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful - booking all of our day-trips for us at the last minute and recommending areas to see in the old town.

Fantastic - you will not regret staying here! It made the experience authentic and memorable. I'll always remember coming back from walking all day long in the old town and popping my aching feet into the cool splash pools outside our room.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

in familiar climate,with polite workers a very confortable hotel.Its garden is so beatiful!!
We felt so confortable in a very polite environment.
The breakfast was served in the small paradise garden,with tall trees,beautiful flowers and confortable design.
The bathroom will change with more protected clear design,I think it is the small mentioned problem.
The area that it is located is difficult.It should be protected from noises and unconfortabe situations

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

The hotel has an extremely beautiful and cozy decoration. The service is excellent in special the recepcionists.
The location is good because it´s near from the historical center but the neighborhood isn´t so good but the confort of the boutique hotel worths the ugly surrouding area.
I really recommend Casa Lola.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

Really unique interior, like an oasis on the back terrrace. Rooms are very comfortable and modern - wifi everywhere and awesome aircon which is crucial in Cartagena. About a 2 block walk to the more traditional old city center, along a well traveled street. The Getsemani district is not as touristy as the other half of the walled city, which has good and bad implications. Definitely recommend this place if you want to stay in Getsemani -

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 5, 2012

Casa Lola hits right away - modern architecture within an old style villa, small pools along side the bedroom alley, filled with art. Super chic and fancy!
But the best of it is not just it great location, beautiful decor or vast and delicious breakfast - is the service! Amazing staff that wants you to feel welcomed, at home and supported in each and every experience in Cartagena. Definitely worth!!

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

There is much to love about this hotel: its secluded patio with lush vegetation, fountain and water channels (reminding me of the Alhambra in Spain), its unique design (by Spanish architect/owner), intriguing and almost eccentric decor (even including art from or inspired by Mao's China), its rooftop terrace offering a great view and a pool (albeit it's very shallow and small, and reached by 2 floors of narrow outdoor steps), its spacious rooms (at least ours, #9), its good breakfasts served in the patio, and its value for money (because of its location outside Centro). They even serve basic suppers, also in the patio, which is v. cozy/romantic at night.

In fairness, there are a few less-then-ideal features, starting with its location. To some, Getsemani is "trendy", "bohemian"; to others it is "still run-down, despite the beginning of renovations". The hotel is located about 10 minutes walk to the historic centre ("Centro") and is is a bit off-putting - my wife did not feel comfortable walking there after sun down (so we took a taxi - cheap and reliable in Cartagena luckily). Most rooms (including ours) face inwards, many onto the public walkways of the hotel, meaning that the sheers must always be drawn for privacy, and there is no outward facing window. (The few rooms facing the street may well be noisy from the traffic.) Also, on weekdays, there is often industrial noise (even at 7:30 breakfast) from a workshop behind the rear wall of the patio.

But on balance I still recommend this hotel, for the reasons mentioned at the outset.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Calle del Guerrero 29-108 | Historic Center, Cartagena 094, Colombia
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Location: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 156 Hotels in Cartagena
Price Range: $120 - $294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Casa Lola 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Casa Lola Luxury Collection combines eclectic boutique decoration with high quality services and affordable prices together at the historical city in Cartagena. 10 rooms with air conditioning, cable TV, security box, bathroom, international calls, room service, breakfast included, pools, chill out zone, solarium, cocktails, laundry service, massages and other. You can enjoy the best mojitos available in the city, share with friends at the chill out zone with ambiance music or take a sun tan at the privacy of your hotel. ... more   less 
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