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“Great location, Great Service” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Casa La Fe - a Kali Hotel

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Casa La Fe - a Kali Hotel
Ranked #14 of 148 Hotels in Cartagena
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“Great location, Great Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2006

In today's world I sometimes think that one is happy if what one pays for just reaches the value of what is paid. Not true at Casa La Fe. The friendliness of this establishment, the detail in which the staff functions and commitment to excellence is formidable. I put myself through college running a hotel restaurant in DC so my comments are as an insider not just a traveller. We regretted not being able to say our personal goodbyes to Geoff and Carmen and we are missing those breakfasts of bollo, papaya and arepas. Alexandra (my daughter), Kym and myself will return one day to soothe ourselves in Casa La Fe. Again, thanks so much for making our stay in Cartagena a wonderful and delightful experience.

  • Liked — location and service
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Tips/Secrets — upper rooms are best
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2006

Casa La Fe is a great option in the old city, particularly if you're looking to stay away from the large hotels there. The owners, Geoff and Carmen, did a beautiful job restoring the property. The rooms are very comfortable -- ours was on the top floor and the ceiling must've been 20 feet high -- and the bathrooms are modern. There is a rooftop pool area that, while small, was never crowded. The first floor atrium is a pleasant place for breakfast. The food was simple but authentic and quite good. The staff is absolutely wonderful. And the hotel is in a terrific spot -- centrally located such that you're a 10-minute walk from just about anywhere within the walls, but comfortably removed from the most heavily trafficked plazas. Many of the city's best restaurants are within a couple of blocks (it seems they've clustered there because the Sofitel is nearby.)

I can think of only one caveat -- sound travels inside the hotel. It's never loud, but light sleepers might awaken to morning activity.

That said, we'll be returning to Cartagena, and to Casa La Fe.

  • Stayed May 2006
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Property: Casa La Fe - a Kali Hotel
Address: Calle segunda de Badillo # 36-125 | Centro Histórico, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
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 ideally located on Plaza Fernandez de Madrid in the heart of the city, offering a calm and relaxed atmosphere but with the convenience of the town's antiquities, restaurants and entertainments on the doorstep. The building dates from the Republican era and was restored to its former elegance by the current owners in 2005. The majority of our rooms are arranged around a central courtyard and garden where we serve breakfast and unlimited fresh coffee. We also have a number of bedrooms with private balconies facing a leafy park, which is unique in the city centre. A rooftop pool, terrace and mirador offers panoramic views with breeze and shade to escape the heat and bustle of the town. Our Angel bar on the terrace is open daily until 10:00 pm. The quality of our client service is renowned, with many reports in Trip Advisor and we are recommended in the NYT, London Times Group newspapers and Lonely Planet. ... more   less 
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