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Balcones de Alheli B&B
Ranked #19 of 155 Cartagena B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
86 hotel reviews
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“Get there before completion for a real bargain.”
Reviewed April 12, 2014

This is an excellent find for travellers with a modest budget and happy to compromise a few details, for a stunning location and excellent standard of room.

My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights. As other reviews suggest, the hotel is still work in progress - but details that we found, didn't hinder our experience (second coats of paint needed, sky TV yet to be installed etc). What you get value wise, for the exceptionally small inconveniences, are: a perfectly centrally located period property hotel in old town, very high spacious rooms with balcony and en suite, brand new furnishings - beds, bedding, towels etc, Powerful AC as standard and a very generous breakfast at the neighbouring restaurant (just request fruit salad without cheese if that's not your thing either!).

Further, you will also have access to the partner hotel beach area/ pool, as a courtesy to guests. Unfortunately, we didn't learn this until check out. Other than this, staff were incredibly helpful, considerate, with excellent English to boot.

An exceptionally reasonable rate which I imagine will triple on completion, so snap it up while you can.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Lugano, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2014

We stayed altogether 6 nights in this hotel. They are still putting the finishing touches and once finished it will be a perfect place to spend a few days in beautiful Cartagena.
Very friendly, professional and helpful English speaking staff.
As a plus, guest can use the swimming pool of a sister hotel in Bocagrande.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

I think we are the first to review this place...
The hotel has just opened and they are still putting the final touches on the place. The service is friendly and efficient, the bed mattress and pillows are the best we've found in a long time.
The interior is well thought out and a fine mix of old and modern, the original tile floors are amazing. All amenities work and are brand new.
Like I said, they are putting the final touches on the place and I expect based on what we see a great addition to the Cartagena hotels
It will be a return destination....(reception speaks English)

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Balcones de Alheli B&B
Address: Calle del Porvenir | con calle Vicente Garcia No 6 - 17, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 155 B&Bs / Inns in Cartagena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Balcones de Alheli B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Balcones de Alheli Bed and Breakfast , es un hotel ubicado en el centro historico de Cartagena, con una ubicacion privilegiada, rodeada de almacenes de ropa, restaurantes tipicos y de comida internacional, a solo 10 minutos caminado de las principales plazas y parques de Cartagena. ... more   less 
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