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Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

Its clean but the staff have no idea about the tours around the city. If you want to go to Islas del Rosario or Playa Blanca please buy your tickets directly in the Muelle la Bodeguita. And if you have chance to stay at one hotel or hostel inside La ciudad amurallada its much better.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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3  Thank Ana V
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

I booked the hostel online and at that same time I had to pay for the room. When I arrived they did not have my reservation, had no room and so far until today I haven't received my paid money back!! The staff was not helpful with looking for another hostel either.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled solo
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5  Thank wattle-ch
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

I would recommend this as an affordable alternative to overpriced options in the walled city.

I found this place in the lonely planet and was very happy with it. All the places in the old city (inside the wall) were in the $200/night range, but got only so-so reviews on trip advisor. This place is ~$100 per night, and just a few blocks away from the walled city. it's also right near the famous Cafe Havana, and it's still in the old part of the city, just not inside the wall.

I would consider this place a semi-budget option. The service was very nice. The rooms were simple but comfortable. The place was clean although far from spotless. They don't give you shampoo so make sure to bring your own. The A/C worked really well. There was no hot water which was kind of a bummer because it definitely cools down enough at night in Cartagena in November to want at least a warm shower. We had room 6, which was pretty quiet A lot of rooms look over the courtyard, and I would imagine would be a bit noisy when people come in and out, so it's worth verifying which room you are booking. That said, the place seemed very quiet - it's not a party hotel, so even when guests came in and out it seemed quiet. There is a kitchen which we didn't end up using, but it was nice to know we could have stored drinks in the fridge.

We reserved our room on Orbitz, but we discovered that the hotel rate was actually cheaper than the internet prices, so it's worth double checking before booking.

As a related note for Cartagena, be aware of what you are getting when you book the 42.000 COP trip to Santa Marta. It includes a long stop at the island with the aquarium, which is annoying, or else you have to pay another 20.000 COP to go snorkeling. Those tours are a bit of a racket, unfortunately.

Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
1  Thank Jemima2000
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

Stayed at this hotel in Cartagena as typically, the reviews more or less stand up to be precise. However, there's always the exception right?

Now although I can't fault the staff, the service was great - the reason why I wasn't left satisfied was because the room had Mosquitos flying around and the bathroom was rather dingy, not to mention the fact that the shower didn't give out any warm water. However, I could potentially forgive the hotel for the reasons above if they just invested in mattresses that contoured around my body. These beds were amongst the worst I have ever encountered and the outcome was 2 nights off little sleep and plenty of aches and pain in the am. Ouch.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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1  Thank Mohammed V
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

The day we arrives the hotel was sold out, moved to their sister hotel. Went back the next day and got a beautiful room. We looked at about 10 other hotel/hostel and this was by far the best even if it was more expensive. Hotel staff were lovely and friendly.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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