We just completed a 3 night stay at the Hilton in el laguito. It is ten minutes outside the city center but a world away. When I first entered the lobby I was not impressed because it lack character. When I saw the room I was won over. It was atastefully decorated suite. Only the suites have balconies so we felt it was worth the extra money, and it was. It is important to note that what is a queen bed in columbia is a double bed in the usa.
The gym is nice. The service at the pool and in the restaurant is top top notch. It could not have been better. The pool is a relaxing oasis. No music, but lots of singing from the birds in the trees. The hotel is right on the beach so it is possible to swim in the ocean but sit at the pool. Note that incolumbia all beaches are public and the vendors dont allow you to rest for more than 2 minutes. No means no in any language but they do not stop. On bocagrande they have even more vendors and lots of beggars as well. So if you want to relax, look no further than the Hilton.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Appreciate Caribbean costal living at the Hilton Cartagena Hotel. All 341 guest rooms and suites face the ocean at this Colombia beachfront hotel. Stay in the Executive Tower and enjoy Executive Lounge access, located on the tenth floor, boasting panoramic views of the city. Sip an ice-cold beer or tropical juice from the Pool Bar, located in the middle of the hotel's three pools. Indulge in fried fish with coconut rice and plantain at the Cartagena beachside restaurant, Tibabuyes Kiosk. Enjoy a wood-baked pizza overlooking the pools at Pizza Al Forno. Watch the sunset while enjoying gourmet cuisine at Las Chivas Restaurant. Finish each night with evening cocktails in the relaxing atmosphere of El Cangrejo bar offering nightly entertainment. This Cartagena, Colombia hotel provides a variety of fitness options and family activities. Work out at the fitness center and swim lengths in the outdoor pools. Indulge in a massage or unwind in the sauna at the Well Being Center. Watch the children have fun at the colorful playground and the toboggan swimming pool. Challenge friends to a game of tennis on the courts. Host a business meeting, function or wedding overlooking the ocean at Hilton Cartagena. Select from 26,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor event space. The hotel features a business center with wireless internet available in all meeting rooms and public areas. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Cartagena Hotel Cartagena
- Hilton Hotel Cartagena
- Cartagena Hilton Hotel