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.
- 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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