We went to Casa Mara because of a recommendation and we were absolutely disappointed!
The hostel is a very nice colonial building but it is not maintained at all. The guy at the entrance asked kind of rude if we had a reservation. We did and so we checked in. We did not get any information of anything and were taken to our room. We both were kind of speechless because the room was completely different from what we expected! It looked like in prison! A tiny little window, now space at all and the doors were seethrough! And all that at a cost of 130.000 COP (65US$) without breakfast and the internet was working neither. It doesn't have anything to do with the pictures shown on their homepage.
We went out trying to find another hostel, which we did (Casa Baluarte, only a few steps away was much more nicer and cheaper!). As they were full the first night, we left Casa Mara after one night without problems, because of our reservation for three nights. That was the only positive thing!
If they would take care about their lovely building, it could be a beautiful hostel. It is really a pity that is so run down...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Each of the 10 rooms in this hotel have all the comforts to make you feel at home. Some of the features you'll enjoy are internet access , cable TV, shower. The hotel boasts Wi - Fi in public areas , laundry service / dry cleaning, room service. Guests seeking exercise or leisure will be pleased to find garden at the hotel. Well located , a dedicated staff and quality services make this hotel a favorite among viajeros.Los guests can enjoy peace and tranquility in the pool Casa Mara offers all its guests. Guests can also relax in the hot tub and admire the charm of this beautiful home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hostal Casamara Hotel Cartagena