We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Very nice hotel in the old city”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Casa La Fe - a Kali Hotel
Ranked #14 of 151 Hotels in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence
Michigan
Level Contributor
42 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Very nice hotel in the old city”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

The Casa La Fe is an excellent choice if you are looking to spend time inside the old walled city. Service is excellent, the breakfast is fresh cooked and provides a good start to the day. Rooms are smallish but amenities are fine. AC works very well, a must during the recent heat wave. Bed was quite firm but comfortable. The small pool on the rooftop terrace is nice for cooling off but you won't be swimming laps! The front desk team provided great recommendations and attention.
I loved the atmosphere of the area and would definitely recommend the hotel. No surprises.

Room Tip: Rooms in the back a very quiet. A room on the plaza would be quite noisy.
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Y546LDtimothys
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

899 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    542
    282
    54
    12
    9
See reviews for
185
418
38
19
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (147)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York, Usa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 2, 2012

We recently stayed at Casa La Fe for two nights. It was fantastic in all aspects--the service, the carefully appointed rooms, the location, and the value. If I went back to Cartagena, I would definitely stay there again. To focus on the service aspect, which I think is a differentiating feature of Casa La Fe, the staff went above and beyond on various occasions, including searching for flights to our next destination in Colombia. I would enthusiastically recommend Casa La Fe, without reservation.

Room Tip: We had a room facing the internal courtyard on the 3rd floor--it was quiet.
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Rocio D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
nyc
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2012

I stayed here for two nights in a desperately hot period in August. The room was comfortable and clean, with great air conditioning. The bathroom was spotless. And the hotel's colonial, open plan architecture was welcoming. (But what made this wonderful was the caring, personalized service. Everyone at the front desk is very kind, and that's what makes this a worthwhile place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank lktraveler
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
1 review
Reviewed September 23, 2012

There are no words for what a great apartment this was. I stayed at Vista Apartments in barrio Manga. It felt like a penthouse suite over looking a breath taking view of the city. The interior design, lay out of the apartment was amazing and very clean. All the staff were extremely helpful, laid back and hilarious. I had too many great laughs with them. It really felt like a home away from home and the best location I could have hoped for. Also, right around the corner about a block away Is a great restaurant called Narcobollo that I ate at everyday. Lastly, the owner Geoff was very informative and professional. He was also a riot and he treated me like family especially when I had to bug him for some foil and hot sauce. This is a promise that I will come back with Vietnamese hot sauce for you! ;)

Thank you again for a trip that I will never forget.

Yenvy Pham
Seattle, WA

  • Stayed September 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank yenvyp
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
casalafecartagena, Owner at Casa La Fe - a Kali Hotel, responded to this review, September 25, 2012
This guest is reviewing our studio apartment but has posted her report to the hotel site in error. However it is worth mentioning that if you are staying 4 nights or longer in Cartagena the studio is an attractive and economical alternative to an hotel bedroom.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2012

We stayed at Casa La Fe for four nights. (my boyfriend and I were in town for a wedding. We were the only ones from the wedding party who stayed here and we were so happy with our choice.). First thing that brought a huge smile to our faces was Freddie!! He immediately made us feel comfortable in a country we weren't familiar with and a language that we weren't comfortable with. We knew we had a friend to turn to at the front desk and that was one huge reason our stay was perfect. The next main thing that made this a perfect stay was the clean rooms. I guess you never know when you travel and especially to small hotels, but once we walked in the room we were at ease once we saw the cleanliness level. I know other reviews stated that the rooms are small, but I thought there was plenty of room for our luggage and to walk around. The breakfast was tasty, and it was nice to have a choice each morning. The wine or beer in the evening was also a great treat. We went to the pool twoce and it again was perfect. We were the only ones up there which helped since it was on the smaller side, but it was just enough for the two of us to cool off and relax. We loved Casa La Fe so much that we chose to return to he hotel for the last two nights of our trip to Colombia (we decided to have two nights without a booking in case we heard of a great or desirable place). But after leaving Cartagena for a few days all we wanted to do was go back to Casa La Fe...so we did!!

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
Helpful?
2 Thank Nicole V
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
36 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2012

We were delighted with our choice of Casa La Fe.... a comfortable, clean, and VERY friendly small (14 rooms) hotel in a PERFECT location.... literally in the center of the historic Centro section. The street-side rooms with balcony (our choice are slightly larger, lighter.... and noiser) than the interior rooms, but all rooms are reasaonable sized with good bathrooms. The real key to this hotel's success: the staff (warm, welcoming, helpful), especially "Freddie", whose "can-do" and totally positive approach to everything makes you love the place. There's a tiny plunge pool on the roof for cooling off and five comfortable lounges on the rooftop (almost always empty). The included breakfasts are excellent. You can find fancier.... you can find larger.... but you won't find a more friendly place than this one. Freddie's restaurant recommenations were perfect (especially Santissimo.... as good as any we've seen.... don't miss the pulpo). We would definitely return to Casa La Fe.

Room Tip: If you are in doubt, ask to see the rooms first. We chose the larger room with balcony, because the...
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank running0ut0ftime
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Stavanger, Norway
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 31, 2012

We liked the hotel very good. Great location in the old city. Nice room with a small balcony. Liked the atmosphere. The staff were friendly and the food/breakfast tasted good. We had a very pleasant stay!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Gunnar T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Cartagena hotels
0.6 mi away
San Lazaro Art Lifestyle Hotel
0.1 mi away
Hotel Casa San Agustin
Hotel Casa San Agustin
#2 of 151 in Cartagena
5.0 of 5 bubbles 685 reviews
0.1 mi away
Bastion Luxury Hotel
Bastion Luxury Hotel
#7 of 151 in Cartagena
4.5 of 5 bubbles 884 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.3 mi away
Alfiz Hotel
Alfiz Hotel
#4 of 151 in Cartagena
4.5 of 5 bubbles 478 reviews
0.2 mi away
Sofitel Legend Santa Clara
Sofitel Legend Santa Clara
#5 of 151 in Cartagena
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,808 reviews
0.4 mi away
Allure Chocolat Hotel By Karisma
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Casa La Fe - a Kali Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Casa La Fe - a Kali Hotel

Property: Casa La Fe - a Kali Hotel
Address: Calle segunda de Badillo # 36-125 | Centro Histórico, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
Phone Number:
Location: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Cartagena
#12 Romantic Hotel in Cartagena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa La Fe - a Kali Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Casa La Fe is an oasis of calm and good taste located in the very heart of the city ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Orbitz, Hotwire, Expedia, Hotels.com, Cancelon, Cheap Tickets, TripOnline SA and Hotel.de so you can book your Casa La Fe - a Kali Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Casa La Fe Cartagena
Casa La Fe Hotel Cartagena

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing