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Bantu Hotel By Faranda Boutique
Ranked #13 of 155 Hotels in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 3, 2013

The rooms are beautifully decorated, pretty big, the beds are super comfy. The service was great all the time, people are very helpful. Breakfasts were also great.
There is a swimming pool in the rooftop very nice as well, with comfortable chairs for sun bathing.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

This is my first time to Colombia, fantastic country very safe and clean and also the people they are nice and there for you to help on any things.We felt very safe walk all round the old part of the city. The beach they are not so nice and also lithe dirty,the best is stay to to the pool at the hotel. Cartagena is not a place for sun and sea....The old part is beautiful full of charming store and great nice restaurants, thaw food is very tasty and well down, You will find expansive almost every things, hotel and food.

Room Tip: Stay on this out of the center of the old city is to busy...
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

A true hidden gem in the heart of old Cartagena. The rooms are huge, very clean and the beds are great. On the roof there's a nice outdoor-area with a swimming pool . The staff is friendly and nice, I will definitely return.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank StefanHelsinki
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

This is a cute boutique hotel in a great location in Cartagena. It's 2 colonial homes that were joined together to make the hotel. We had a junior suite which had 2 levels and a small balcony overlooking the street. Our room was slightly small - but the high ceilings helped to make it feel spacious. The hotel is located in the old city in San Fernando de Madrid plaza near San Diego and a 15 min walk to San Pedro. Great location near sights and restaurants. The hotel has a small rooftop pool, mini-spa and restaurant. We enjoyed the pool and massages, but only ate at the restaurant for breakfast. The breakfast included fruit, cereal, scrambled eggs or a typical Colombian breakfast. All was good - and the fruit especially so. The staff at the hotel were gracious and the booking agent, Diana, was very helpful. Note that at the front desk they speak limited English and there can be lost in translation moments. When we booked a trip to the Rosario Islands - we didn't realize we were going by taxi/ferry vs. a fast boat. We fixed it once we got there and it was beautiful - but they should have been clearer and explained the tour better as we did drive through some sketchy areas. We had a great trip and a good stay - but a few small changes such as detailed tour brochures, better city maps and more attention to details would really make a difference at this hotel.

Room Tip: Rooms either lookout onto the street or the interior courtyard. Second floor is quieter - but note...
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Archana D
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Reviewed November 9, 2012 via mobile

Centrally located in the heart of old Cartegena this hotel provides value in a generally overpriced city. Warm and inviting atmosphere, attentive staff and large rooms equals value in this expensive city.

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

Centrally located Bantu Hotel is a great hotel to stay at. Many rooms to choose from, the upper level one's offer a little more quiet and privacy. A great rooftop pool offering a vista of Cartagena. A little on the expensive side, but worth it.

Room Tip: upper levels at the rear
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

This is a nice hotel, breakfast was standard. The air conditioning was truly a god send on the hot days in Cartagena. The roof top pool was probably the highlight although very very hot during the day - but that's to be expected! Don't get your washing done here we put one big bag in and it isn't $100 crazy! My friend I was staying w ith thought the bathroom fittings need updating. It's not bad though so I would recommend.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Natalie-Sutton
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Additional Information about Bantu Hotel By Faranda Boutique

Address: Calle de la Tablada 7-62 | Historic Center, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Cartagena
#8 Business Hotel in Cartagena
#30 Romantic Hotel in Cartagena
#34 Family Hotel in Cartagena
Price Range: $168 - $298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bantu Hotel By Faranda Boutique 3.5*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bantu invites you to discover a charming boutique hotel in the historic center of Cartagena de Indias, colonial city of Colombia, and one of the most amazing places in the Caribbean, full of warmth and authenticity. Distinguished with the category of 5 stars, Bantu Hotel offers an inside-edge design, colonial architecture and unique services: XVIII colonial infrastructure, chill out terrace, solarium, pool area, spa, bar, restaurant ... a bespoke luxury. Meet one of the most charming hotels in Colombia for couple getaways and business travel. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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