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Hotel Bahia
Ranked #100 of 151 Hotels in Cartagena
Paris, France
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Not too Bad!”
Reviewed September 16, 2012

the hotel has been refurbished since i stayed there last..so it looks much better now,
i was staying next to it last december 2011.
at the time i had a great stay, there was just a few customers, so it was quiet..food was good ,breakfast very nice....swimming-pool was the best...Receptionist was a nutcase tho..
Roomservice staff were real good!
over-all ..not worth what we paid for..but that's Colombia for Tourist! :))

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

I had a great time, lovely swimming pool very clean room, staff super friendly. Breakfast could be improved. Best thing is the location close to everything.
It is not a 5 star hotel but for the price and quality it is a five stars to me.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Miami, Florida, United States
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

This was my first visit to Cartagena. Hotel Bahia was amazing! The staff was great. The room was beautiful and clean. We loved the pool , the bar area and lounge area. Breakfast was included and it was delicious. The only complaint I have is that the WIFI only worked in the lobby area, so I was not able to go online in my room. Price was $110 per night , which we thought was very affordable. The next time we return toCartagena we will stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed April 15, 2012

Nice rooms, next to the beach and restaurants. Nice area where you can jog, walk and site see. Taxi are available as we leave the Hotels. People are friendly.

Room Tip: I had a room by the road and it was quiet. All rooms are nice.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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chicago
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2012

We spent two days at the Hotel Bahia since it was the cheapest hotel ($103 US) we could find with a decent sized pool, and we wanted to cool off in very hot Cartagena for a few days, but the pool was much too cold to swim in, and there were no umbrellas to get out of the sun (although near the restaurant was a palapa with two hammocks under it and also, there was an unused bar area up some steps where you could sit to get out of the sun). Hard molded plastic pool loungers not very comfortable. Also, they were doing construction the day we were there, and it was very noisy and dusty and made using the pool not so pleasant.
Room very clean but was either freezing from A/C or very humid if you opened the window. There seemed to be no medium area. So humid in the room that our bathing suits never dried. Breakfast very basic and not very generous - no fruit, only juice, bread, coffee, and eggs. No computer for guest use. Beds were comfortable but VERY firm, perhaps too firm for some people. One pillow very smelly and had to be exchanged. Did not seem very accustomed to foreign (non-Colombian) travelers. Some English spoken. Staff friendly. No non smoking floor. Had to change rooms because our next door neighbor's smoke was coming into our room. Hallway full of smoke.
This is a 50 yr old hotel that has had some upgrades.

Room Tip: Ask for room on the back side to avoid traffic noise.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed February 16, 2012

I have to agree with Stevezworld, this place has seen better days. At USD90+ for a single with eratic hot water and windows that don't open so that the rattling air con has to be on continuously, is a bit too much. And the pictures don't look like my room. But the people are friendly & speak English well.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed November 28, 2011

This Hotel had what I like to call the 3 B's. Bueno, Bonito y Barato. It has great services, looks good and is relatively cheap. Only 3 bloks away from the beach with lots of restaurants and little marts all around. The employees arevery hospitable and offer you towels for the beach. I recomend this hotel for anything from a weekend getaway, a business trip or a small family vacation.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Bahia
Address: Carrera 4, Cartagena 130002, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #100 of 151 Hotels in Cartagena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Bahia 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
So if you are dreaming of enjoying your next vacation in the Caribbean, we will help you make your dream come true we recommend a hotel with charm , where you are our friend, and where you will be able to enjoy the real Cartagena de Indias. ... more   less 
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