This was a nice and comfortable hotel. The roof top pool also offered some great views of the harbor as well as the Caribbean coast line. The food was good but a little bland for my my taste but I also enjoy a lot of hot and spicy food. Someone with less adventurous tastes than myself might enjoy the cuisine.
The hotel uses a public beach. The beach itself is very nice and they offer guest services on the beach, meaning beach umbrellas and drinks or empanadas. The water was cool and comfortable to me but it is not the clear blue water most people associate with the Caribbean sea. Their is one down side to this beach. That down side was the vendors. I think was approached every two minutes by someone selling massages, boiled crabs, water floats, sun glasses, hats, and jewelery.
I do recommend the horse drawn carriage ride into the old part of Cartagena. If you like old architecture then you will enjoy this ride. There is also a tourist market/mall inside the fortress walls. I recommend this because they have a lot of nice leather goods. My sister loves the purse I bought for her at one of the shops.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Cartagena Plaza is located just 10 minutes away from the Rafael Nuñez International Airport and only 5 minutes away from the historic downtown. In front of the beaches of Bocagrande and steps away from casinos, boutiques, restaurants and banks. 311 standard rooms, suites and junior suites; Panoramic swimming pool on floor 18 with the best view to the Walled city and modern Bocagrande, also, recreation and entertainment for adults and children and “Pelikanos” Kids club. Delight your palade in our Le Place buffet Restaurant, with the best national and international food, or enjoy gourmet dishes in Kazabe Restaurant and Sushi Bar. Also, business center with wide band Internet, WI FI (FREE) in all the hotel, room service, safe deposit boxes, phone services, laundry, nursery, cafeteria, Rezak Bar Club Disco, luggage room,parking lot. ... more less
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