I had the pleasure of staying at the Swiss Residial for a month while on a language course in Cartagena. The hotel is clean and modern with friendly staff. The owner and manager, Erwin, is flexible, efficient and full of good advice about Cartegena and the surrounding area. Overall the Swiss Residial provides great value for money - it is situated within an easy walk of the walled old city and is surrounded by restaurants that also provide value for money. Everything inside the walls tends to be expensive. The hotel has air conditioning and fans, fast wifi and all you can eat fruit, bread, yougart and cereal breakfast. I would recommend this hotel as a good jumping off point for Cartagena, Santa Marta and the Tayrona Park and South to the San Bernado Islands. One final point, I was there when the last review tried to dishonestly put 3 people in a room having paid for 2 - she was dealt with very fairly by the manager, Erwin, who has a charming dog called Tiny that he treats very well!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Boutique Hotel swissResidial is a newly renovated hotel located in the historical center of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. All rooms have their own bathroom, air condition with individual remote control, ceiling fan, safety box, fridge, free high-speed wireless internet, LCD TV with a big selection of national and international channels, optional laundry service. The continental breakfast is served in our patio (garden). In our patio (garden) are seatings to enjoy your continental breakfast. ... more less