We stayed here three times on our trip through Central and South America and were really impressed with the hotel and its friendly and helpful staff.
The hotel is located in Getsemani, an area that isn't quite as polished as the old city of Cartagena, but which feels a lot more vibrant and full of life thanks to the area still being home to Colombians. There area few sketchy characters floating around the area, but we never once felt that there was any threat day or night. Local people tend to spill out onto the pavements at all times, playing music and chatting, and that means there are plenty of people around as you walk around, even late at night. Virtually everyone was friendly. There are lots of good bars and restaurants within a short walk.
The rooms in the hotel are quite large, have air conditioning and very large and comfortable beds. We stayed in rooms 10 and 12, both of which had windows onto the street but we weren't troubled by street noise, except for a Saturday night when someone had set up a sound system just down the street - but thats what earplugs are for. Room 10 had the bigger bedroom space and a smaller bathroom, room 12 was the opposite, but both were easily big enough for two people to spill the contents of their bags into and still have plenty of space.
Breakfasts are good and varied. We had fruit of different types, fruit juice, eggs, pancakes or some other dish with coffee every day. They offer snack foods and drinks at pretty reasonable prices. There is also a roof terrace with nice views where you can have a cold beer.
The staff are really helpful and couldn't do enough to make our stay pleasant. We left our bags there while we went along the coast for several days, and on our last day we decided at the last minute to have a late check-out, which was accommodated and reasonably priced.
For what you get, the hotel is a very good price all-round, especially for Cartagena where hotels can be very expensive.
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