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“Excellent Hotel in the Getsemani area”

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Hotel Villa Colonial
Ranked #14 of 171 Cartagena B&B and Inns
Reviewed January 22, 2013

Hotel Villa Colonial is one of three hotels owned by Martha y Alberto and family. They are all minutes away from each other and all extremely clean and tastefully decorated. The owner and staff are welcoming, very friendly and most helpfully. They go out of their way to make your stay a good one. I was a on a motorcycle and they provided a safe parking spot. When others in my moto group saw what I was paying and the great accommodations they all switched over to this hotel. Excellent prices compared to others. Modern bathrooms, large flat screen, use of a new clean kitchen and a roof top/ floor patio for cocktails..Great location !

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Eliza M
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

Stayed our first night in Cartagena in Villa Colonial. Booked a private room and made a mistake of not getting air conditioning. Even though AC was in the room, to operate it, they charged COP 20,000. So after a rough night, we moved to another hotel which included AC and at a cheaper price. Hotel is decent, clean rooms and good facilities. I just thought that the charge for usage of air condition was overpriced.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Georgik1
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Reviewed October 3, 2012 via mobile

good location near major attractions, though the immediate neighbouring buildings look dilapidated... a smallish boutique hotel typical of Cartagena... room sizes comfortable... though bed n pillows are a bit hard.. rooms have air-conditions and fans, but shower/ toilets are naturally ventilated with openings letting in mosquitos & u can hear your neighbours next door thru' the toilets windows... upper floors toilets openings are thru' the roof letting in dusts! some construction works going on during the day so it can be noisy... good front desk service... rooms have cable TV and wi-fi (though the top-floor corner rooms have poor signal)... overall an OK hotel...

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Thank bluesotong
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

Hotel for very low costs. Very clean, modern bathroom (though only cool water, which is nice regarding temperature in Cartagena). Helpful and friendly staff. Small and cosy rooms with well working air conditioning, if booked (recommended!). Ideal for short trips to explore Cartagena.

Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 18, 2012 via mobile

This hotel is in a great area. The rooms are basic but nice. Easily the nicest of the hotels or hostels we checked out on the block. A bit pricey but so is most of Cartagena and worth the extra money in my opinion when compared to the other places on the block.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Thank Evancity
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

I was supposed to be staying at the Casa Villa Colonial, but was taken here by the airport taxi driver. It turns out that it shares ownership and serves as the overflow facility for the place I was originally booked at. The staff was fluent only in Spanish, so after confusion and phone calls, they gave me a room (since it was late). The following morning, they re-located me within the same facility but gave me a nicer room that had a balcony that looked over the street.

The location is good--easy walking distance to the old city and plenty of restaurants. The staff was nice and did their best to help out.

The hotel is a bit older, and the room key was VERY difficult to use--inconsistent on being able to open the door (I had to get help a number of times).

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled solo
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Thank moviegeekjn
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

The rooms were small. The owners were amazing and helpful. The location was, like many other hostels in Cartagena, a bit dodgy. The low hanging ceiling fan is dangerous. There was construction going on while we were there, though they only started at 9am.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Thank Mike C
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Address: Getsemani, Calle de las Maravillas no 30 - 60, Cartagena, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 171 B&Bs / Inns in Cartagena
Price Range: $45 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Villa Colonial 2.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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