We arrived here for 4 nights and were impressed with the decor and location of the hotel. friends/family recommended we stay here which is how we came to the decision to stay here.
When we arrived we were shown to our room and whilst we liked the decor we didn't like the fact it was on the ground floor and had very little natural light. We would have put up with the lack of natural light as we didn't intend to spend much time in the room during the day but there was also a strong smell of damp in there which prompted us to request a room change. The dam smell made it difficult to sleep and the sheets/towels all felt damp to the touch - anyone who has had rising damp before in their home will understand where we are coming from.
Fortunately they were able to move use the next night to a room upstairs which in our opinion was far superior and did not smell of damp at all. The staff were only too happy to move us and even gave us a bottle of wine by way of apology.
The staff were always very helpful and friendly and the breakfast were excellent as was the location of the hotel which is right in the old town. The hotel also had a really nice rooftop area with a plunge pool, jacuzzi and lots of sun loungers.
Overall we had a really good stay here and would definitely recommend it to other people as it offers excellent value for the old town.
- 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