We stayed here Dec22-29th. It is a small resort, very clean and quiet, not much action.Flew with Can-Jet (5 hrs) very good service. Airport at Cartagena(customs) was slow, everyone gets fingerprinted.It is also under construction, so no duty-free on return.
Buses waiting for the ride to the resort (25min) Check-in at resort was very quick, rooms were ready,probably because we were the first plane to arrive from Canada. Resort has 3 buildings, 5 floors high and elevators. Rooms were very modern and clean, stocked fridge, and safe in room (free) free wi-fi, walk in shower. If you want oceanview you need to be on 3rd floor or higher. Food was good lots of variety, but not very hot, it has 1 a'la carte, which you can book every night. It also has a grill and pizzeria, both being outside. They did a wonderful Christmas dinner .
Shuttles run into town during the day starting at 8.00 a,m, you have to sign up for them.No store on the resort for essentials, so bring lots of sunscreen and bug spray, they came out after 6 p.m
Excursion are few, we did the city tour (50.00) very interesting, but a lot of walking and climbing.
The resort needs to work on their service and language, they try very hard and are very friendly.
Overall: great vacation, lots of relaxation, quiet and would not hesitate to go back, it is a jewl in the rough.
Hi to Wanda and Jamie, Annette, Henry and kids. it was nice getting to know you
T & L from Barrie
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- The Occidental Grand Cartagena Resort***** hotel's objective is to provide luxury, all-inclusive services on the seafront on the beautiful beaches of Manzanillo Bay. It is close to the cosmopolitan city of Cartagena de Indias. It has a contemporary design and a very calm ambience, and our guests' first impression is of an idyllic resort to relax and unwind in. Have a dip in the pool, stroll around the beautiful lush gardens or enjoy the 24-hour drink and snack service. ... more less
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