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“Nice business hotel in Cartagena”
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Hilton Cartagena
Ranked #27 of 158 Hotels in Cartagena
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

This was our second hotel we had in Cartagena. We choose the Hilton for the pool and the beach. Rooms are big and have a nice view. The swimming pools are excellent and the service of the hotel is great. We never went to the beach as there were too many guys waiting for you to sell stuff.
It is a business hotel, however, so you will get that strange mix of clientele (e.g. vacation versus business). Although it is only a 10 minute drive from the Walled City I would recommend to take a hotel closer to the city if this would be the purpose of your visit.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Vinod A, General Manager at Hilton Cartagena, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2014

Dear Mr. Eric

Thank you for choosing the Hilton Cartagena for your recent stay in our beautiful city. It is very good to know that you enjoyed our pool complex and guest rooms comfort as well as our team member’s hospitality. We would like to welcoming you back during your next visit to Cartagena de Indias.

Sincerely,

Vinod Agarwal
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Reviewed February 7, 2014

Nice hotel and the breakfast buffet was pretty darn good so good we went every morning hah (tons of food selection and juices). Visited last week for 3 nights and I had a pleasant stay. The only downside is that it is a bit far from the airport about ~22 min taxi ride. Also, if you want to go to the Walled City it is about a ~10min drive and the taxi costs $4USD.

*Vendors at Hilton private beach were quite pushy and the beach is small so we only stayed for a little bit.
*Played pingpong at the hotel which was fun
*Booked an executive suite and was very glad I did because there were free drinks/snacks in the executive lounge and 2 computers and a great view. (Make sure to ask if your breakfast is included and go downstairs instead of eating in the executive room because there is WAY more selection downstairs)
*Arrived quite late to Hilton hotel on our first night so we ate dinner at the restaurant right before they closed. Food was surprisingly good but a bit expensive (I ordered the seabass and it was tasty)

Overall, def. satisfied with my stay!

Room Tip: Really worth spending a few extra bucks to get an executive suite. Great breakfast and free drinks...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Alice S
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Vinod A, General Manager at Hilton Cartagena, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2014

Dear Mrs. Alice.

Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us your experience in our property. We are glad to know that you enjoyed the variety of our breakfast buffet as well as our executive lounge benefits. Please, let us know about your next visit to our lovely city, we would be happy to welcoming you back.

Cordially,

Vinod Agarwal
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Reviewed February 5, 2014

The beaches in Cartagena are not the best. They are all of fairly poor quality and almost all the hotels are not directly on the beach. The Hilton DOES have direct beach access which makes it a bit better than the others, but I wouldn't go to Cartagena for the beaches. The Central District is where everything is happening and it is just a short cab ride away for the minimum fare of 6,000 COP. The cab price is good, so it is not prohibitive to run down to the old town and that's where all the great places are. It's a great town for some history, arts, shopping, and eating. Enjoy.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled on business
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Vinod A, General Manager at Hilton Cartagena, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2014

Dear Guest.

Thank you so much for choosing the Hilton for your recent stay in Cartagena “World Heritage Site”. We are very pleased to know that you easily enjoyed the walled city from our strategic location. We would be very pleased to welcome you, if you ever want to return to enjoy more about our history.

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Vinod Agarwal
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Reviewed January 30, 2014

You really can't beat this hotel in Cartagena. I've traveled a lot, and this is among the very best I've stayed at. Service from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave is impeccable. The rooms are lovely and modern. The view is spectacular regardless which side you're on. Food in the main restaurant is very good, and the breakfast buffet is stellar. The best feature by far, however, is the stunning pool area. Perfect for a relaxing stay. I can't recommend this place enough.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vinod A, General Manager at Hilton Cartagena, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2014

Dear Mr. Rodriguez

It is very pleasant to receive this excellent comment and perfect rating on Trip Advisor. We are glad to know that you consider Hilton Cartagena the best hotel you have stayed, thank you! Please let us know about your future visits to our lovely city, we would be delighted to welcoming you back.

Sincerely,

Vinod Agarwal
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

This is a very nice hotel right on the beach in Laguito. There are large pools and a very good gym for a hotel. In the morning there is a buffet breakfast with plenty to eat. Location is excellent although there is not too much in Laguito it is only a short drive to the historic part of Cartagena which is great too see the walled city with some awesome architecture. Nothing bad too say. Service was great as well. I enjoyed my time.

Room Tip: I stayed in a normal room and it was fine.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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Vinod A, General Manager at Hilton Cartagena, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2014

Dear Mr. James

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. It is very pleasant to know that you enjoyed our facilities, breakfast buffet and the hospitality of our team members, as well as our location. We would like to welcoming you back on your future visits to our lovely city.

Cordially,

Vinod Agarwal
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

I highly recommend the Hilton Cartagena and its very welcoming and professional staff! This site is appropriate for business, couples and families. The location, right on the water, but not too far from the old city is ideal.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Vinod A, General Manager at Hilton Cartagena, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2014

Dear Mr. Joseph

Thank you very much for your feedback. We are glad to know that you enjoyed the hospitality of our team members and our location right on the beach. Please, let us know about you next visit to Cartagena, we would be delighted to welcoming you back for business or leisure.

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Vinod Agarwal
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

The Hilton Cartagena is in a good location at the end of the peninsular in the modern beach area of Larguito and Bocagrande area of Cartagena. It's with walking of 2 long sandy beaches just 5 minutes away.
The hotel is modern, the rooms are quite spacious and comfortable. I had a refurbished executive room with a view of the beach but unfortunately didn't much sun on that side of the hotel.

The executive lounge is nice, the staff are really friendly and very helpful, i didn't have breakfast there as the buffet was quite basic, i had breakfast in the main dining room which was a very good, an extensive selection of everything you can imagine plus 2 very good omelette chefs cooking to order.

During the day the lounge always had coffee, soft drinks and nice snacks and fruits available... plus yummy cakes!! In the evenings both hot and cold snacks available, often local traditional foods to try. Wine and local beer was free gratis and plentiful. A really good deal and nice experience having the executive privileges.

The hotel has 3 fabulous swimming pools to chose from with spacious sun terracing so it never feels overcrowded.
The hotel has a good well equipped gym too.

The front desk staff are really helpful and the door staff are great at getting you taxi's and guiding you where to go. A taxi from the hotel to the Old City ... El Centro is 6,000 pesos about US$3.
I also walked from the hotel to the Old city .... 40 minutes along the scenic beach route or 30 minutes through the shopping area.

All is all the Hilton is a good choice for a visit to Cartagena.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled solo
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Vinod A, General Manager at Hilton Cartagena, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2014

Dear Guest.

Thank you so much for your nice description of our hotel facilities. We appreciate your comments. It is a pleasure to know that you enjoyed our executive lounge, pool complex as well the variety of our breakfast buffet and the helpfulness and hospitality of our team members. We thank you for choosing the Hilton for your recent stay in Cartagena. We would be delighted to welcoming you back.

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Address: Avenida Almirante Brion | El Laguito, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
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Location: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Cartagena
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Cartagena
#9 Business Hotel in Cartagena
#12 Spa Hotel in Cartagena
#16 Luxury Hotel in Cartagena
#26 Romantic Hotel in Cartagena
Price Range: $111 - $378 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hilton Cartagena 4.5*
Number of rooms: 341
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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