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Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 29 March 2013 via mobile

I've stayed in Casa Mara many weeks spread over 3 months. It was my base in Cartagena. The reason I did was because it is fine with me riding me expensive motorbike into the courtyard and parking it next to the pool. Also I'd get a discount on the rooms for 'being a frequent guest' I know the hotel is...

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Basel
Reviewed 1 March 2013

We went to Casa Mara because of a recommendation and we were absolutely disappointed! The hostel is a very nice colonial building but it is not maintained at all. The guy at the entrance asked kind of rude if we had a reservation. We did and so we checked in. We did not get any information of anything and were...

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Sacramento
Reviewed 30 December 2012

I stayed here 3 nights during my visit to beautiful Cartagena. It was walking distance (10 minutes) to the Clock Tower entrance to the old city. The staff was very helpful, the room was comfortable and good-sized, and the price was right. They have a small pool for cooling off in the tropical heat. They do laundry there as well....

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Brisbane
Reviewed 5 October 2012

Prices are pretty expensive (most are in cartagena), but we got a discount to stay in a double(usually 60,000 each) for the price of a dorm (45,000 each) - worth asking for a special in off season. rooms were good and clean with comfortable beds. air con varied in different rooms from icy to a glorified fan. TV did not...

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Reviewed 29 September 2012 via mobile

Stayed here for 4 nights, in 3 different rooms. The foyer is quite nice and has a few different areas to sit. The pool needs a good clean, the water was quite cloudy the whole time we were there. The website mentions a rooftop small pool that you can also use - this was not so, it is a small...

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Denver
Reviewed 23 July 2012

I thought this place was perfect for the price-it is popular so you definitely want to book ahead. The rooms are quite and set around a courtyard with a pool and plenty of places to sit around and read. The owners were wonderful and easy going. The bed was comfortable and the shower had good water pressure. The location was...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 28 May 2012

We stayed for 3 nights at Casa Mara in May 2012. After reading reviews and hearing how hot it was in Cartagena, we chose Casa Mara because there was a a quiet, shaded courtyard with a small pool and the rooms had a/c. It turned out to be a good choice. We always felt safe here, as the front gate...

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Australia
Reviewed 16 April 2012

The rooms are fine, except that there is no hot water, which makes showering a challenge for some, although the hot weather made it easier to bear. Air conditioning very effective and there's a small pool, There's also a small rooftop area where you can sit at night but you have to take your own drinks etc., as there's no...

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Ramrod Key Florida
Reviewed 26 February 2012

Hotel is in excellent location and is very secure. Included breakfast at Luna Nueva restaurant nearby was complete with choices. They also served lunch and dinner so that was a convenient choice. The room was large with tub,shower, TV, AC and fan and Internet was available. Service was excellent with coffee in the morning and friendly staff. The pool was...

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Australia
Reviewed 9 January 2012

I was thrilled to see how lovely this hotel was when we first arrived. The small pool as the centrepiece surrounded by white arches and hanging plants looked so inviting. The room I had was basic but had air con and fan plus tv. The hotel is secure and quiet, with internet available and use of the fridge plus kitchen...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Each of the 10 rooms in this hotel have all the comforts to make you feel at home. Some of the features you'll enjoy are internet access , cable TV, shower. The hotel boasts Wi - Fi in public areas , laundry service / dry cleaning, room service. Guests seeking exercise or leisure will be pleased to find garden at the hotel. Well located , a dedicated staff and quality services make this hotel a favorite among viajeros.Los guests can enjoy peace and tranquility in the pool Casa Mara offers all its guests. Guests can also relax in the hot tub and admire the charm of this beautiful home. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostal Casa Mara

Address: Calle del Espiritu Santo #29-139 | Getsemani, Cartagena, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Price Range: $76 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hostal Casa Mara 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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Hostal Casamara Hotel Cartagena
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“I always like upstairs, but if you're on the ground floor you can run out of your room and jump into the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles tompink3, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Avoid front rooms on weekends.”
 of 5 bubbles HawkeyePilgrim, 31 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Go for first or second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles Reb8, 13 Mar 2015 | Read review
“don't trust your online booking”
 of 5 bubbles dons514, 10 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Back from the road seemed a good bet but, there was a basket ball court just behind the hotel, so noise in the morning.”
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