I just came back from a trip to Cartagena last week for business and stayed at the Bantu for 5 days. First of all, I always stay at the Santa Clara but it was booked so through some research and asking, decided on the Bantu and I wasnt dissapointed.
Its a small hacienda type boutique hotel with 23 rooms, I stayed in one of the junior suites on the ground floor and the room was great. The standard rooms also looked nice/decent size but I am glad I had the Junior Suite. Nice big bed, personal attention, great breakfast included. I will say that this hotel is more geared to vacation/honeymoon/family trip than Business. Just a few comments for a business traveller, the wireless didnt always come through and the table in the room was a bit too small for business type needs, but it was perfect otherwise. The sink area could have been bigger for toiletries, I can imagine woman would have a hard time with this even moreso.
THe staff is simply amazing and really helped out on several occassions.
The pool upstairs is small but cozy enough for the amount of guests there and offers a great view of the city. The courtyards are very pretty and really give the hotel the old world charm and the location is great for walking and enjoying the Old City.
Cartagena is a fantastic city filled with great architecture and history and this hotel fits perfectly. When I come back to Cartagena, I will probably look for Santa Clara first if its for business but no doubt the Bantu if with family/wife/honeymoon type hotel is a great alternative Plus the price is impossible to beat compared to other boutique hotels or any really in the city.
- 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:
- Bantu Hotel And Lifestyle
- Bantu Hotel Cartagena
- Bantu Hotel Lifestyle