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Lincoln, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had to laugh at the negative reviews! Most are expecting a $2000/night experience for $400 per night. Regarding the "cafeteria" complaints--the buffet was extensive, with lots to choose from. There were a number of dishes that didn't appeal to me, but there were always selections of high quality salad fixings, wonderful fruit and basic meat and fish dishes. At...

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Grimsby, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We just returned from an amazing resort and vacation from paradise! I read many reviews prior to choosing this resort and was pleasantly relieved to know that many of the complaints were really an over reaction, such as too remote, rooms in building 3 close to pool and lobby too loud, too many stairs, no premium alcohol and staff rude...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We decided to travel to Columbia again from the last time - 28 years ago! Well we were quite impressed with the building (7 years old resort), good food, excellent services, beautiful beaches and very friendly Colombians! For the value it was a great trip, not only the resort but the people and weather (31 degrees every day), the good...

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CANDELARIO M, General Manager at Decameron Baru, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, CANDELARIO MORENO NORIEGA General Manager

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Notice: the following is a subjective review!! Enjoy.. Hotel: 🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴 Service: 🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴 Staff: 🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴 Amenities: 🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴 Activities: 🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴 Food: 🇨🇴🇨🇴 First off, the hotel description and pictures are rightful. The hotel: very clean, spacious, nicely designed 3 stories buildings, a mix of stairs and ramps all around, beautiful sceneries including a variety of beautiful birds and colorful iguanas!! One thing...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent hotel with competent front desk staff. Carlos is great at helping you and make you comfortable in this resort. Very good animation team with a lot of energy and fantastic dancing skills. I wish I had simply a third of the fire they have. Please, please take the little boat which is located just by the canoes, paddle boards...

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CANDELARIO M, General Manager at Decameron Baru, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, CANDELARIO MORENO NORIEGA General Manager

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

After 4 great days in Decameron Cartagena, we moved for Decameron Baru for 4 others days. The transportation between the both hotels was arranged by Decameron Hotels. It was on time ,well organized and it takes 1.15 min between the both places. The check in was fast and our room ready. The room was pretty large with nice balcony facing...

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CANDELARIO M, General Manager at Decameron Baru, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, CANDELARIO MORENO NORIEGA General Manager

Oshawa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 2 weeks starting on January 20th 2017. The bus ride from the airport was good you got to see a bit of old and new Cartegena with some history along the way. Check-in was quick you got your arm bands on the bus, to speed things up have your passports and hotel voucher ready when you...

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CANDELARIO M, General Manager at Decameron Baru, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, CANDELARIO MORENO NORIEGA General Manager

New Delhi, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Is beautiful, the food is excellent, the service very good. All the facilities are good. The sea and the beach awesome. You must visit this place, you will be very happy. The sea is blue and clear you can enjoy some aquatic sports free.

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CANDELARIO M, General Manager at Decameron Baru, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, CANDELARIO MORENO NORIEGA General Manager

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had wanted to visit Cartagena for a holiday as I had been there as a small child. I love the sea and the beach and had heard fabulous things about the Decameron Baru. Honestly I was so pleased with the customer service, the hotel and location. The front reception staff were so lovely always helpful when I needed something...

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CANDELARIO M, General Manager at Decameron Baru, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, CANDELARIO MORENO NORIEGA General Manager

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Much more than you imagined, this place is the best mix of relaxation and stress-relief through activity out there. I've been to every location in the Caribbean, and many are hit and miss. The Baru Decameron hits all the right notes. The food is as good as you'll find in Colombia, which isn't saying too much, but among the somewhat...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Paid Internet
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located at the paradisiac Baru peninsula, 75 minutes from Cartagena and member of the TripAdvisor ‘Hall of Fame’ for its certified excellence during 5 consecutive years, the Decameron Baru allows guests to enter a magical experience that will disconnect them from the outside world. The resort is located amidst a tropical forest and its architectural design intermingles with an ecological environment surrounded by many beaches, among which is the popular ‘Playa Blanca’, considered one of the best beaches of the Colombian Caribbean, and the luxurious ‘Playa Puntilla’ beach, where our travellers may enjoy a private club and several sports such as kayaking, rowing, scuba and snorkeling. Partying and enjoyment are guaranteed, enlivened with the rhythms from the countries of the great Caribbean basin such as ‘champeta’, a genre that mixes African and Colombian Indigenous sounds and that introduces travellers to the local culture. As a complement to pleasure, you may sharpen your senses with the delicacies of typical and renowned Colombian Caribbean cuisine. From this destination you may explore Cartagena’s colonial history and visit other important cities from Colombia’s northern territory such as Barranquilla, a commercial, river and sea port and seat of the multitudinous Carnival, as well as historic Santa Marta, considered the most beautiful bay in America. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Decameron Baru

Address: Baru Km 7 | Sector Portonaito, Isla Baru 130017, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Isla Baru
Price Range: $369 - $673 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Decameron Baru 3.5*
Number of rooms: 366
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Also Known As:
Royal Decameron Baru Hotel Isla Baru
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“Stay in bldg. 3 closest to the pool & lobby - we had 3106 ground floor right directly across from the pool - great room if you can get it!”
 of 5 bubbles 627leannew, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ocean view”
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 of 5 bubbles Amine_Ameen, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Dream location”
 of 5 bubbles philipperoptus, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“stay away from the 3rd floor its 40 steps to the top”
 of 5 bubbles PWest2388, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“ask for room with a sea view.”
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