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Hotel Caribe

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family (two adults, two teenagers) stayed at Hotel Caribe for four nights in Feb 2017 and loved it! We had a two bedroom suite in one of the newer buildings - terrific views from both rooms. Best part was the walk through the gardens to the pool and main building - lush plants, toucans, deer and a sloth. Gentile...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were excited to stay at Hotel Caribe from our previous visit to Cartagena, one of our wedding vendors is located in the hotel complex. The pool/rainforest they have in back is amazing on it's own! The colonial old building drew us in, but when we booked our room, I didn't realize I was booking in the new building, which...

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Dpto_RRPublicas, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Hotel Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Kmalc2015, Thank you so much for taking the time to give a feedback about your experience in our Hotel. We feel really sorry about the inconveniences you have had during your stay at the Caribe Hotel, in addition because you chose us for the celebration of your honeymoon. We appreciate your highlight: our semiolympic pool and the lush green...

Brooklyn, New York, USA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're looking for rapid service and a staff who are all fluent in English, you'd likely be happier at the Hyatt or Intercon down the road. But if you want to stay in a charming old hotel with a distinguished history, warm, welcoming staff and the best hotel grounds (and pool) in Cartagena, then Hotel Caribe is for you....

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Westport, Connecticut
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hotel is very good, staff is friendly and helpful. The old building is charming and in the lovely Spanish colonial style. We had two rooms. A king room in the main, older building, and our teens had a double in the modern tower. The old building is preferable, and our room was updated, clean and comfortable. Nice mattress and a...

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Staff is very helpful. Nice rooms, very clean ! Good buffet. Great location with a 2 minute walk to the beach. Close to the old city, about a $3 taxi ride. Lots of wildlife on the premises. Lots to see and do !

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Overall, this hotel was fantastic. Everyone was super friendly and went out of their way to make sure that we had a fabulous experience. The rooms are very nice and the grounds are beautiful. One thing to keep in mind, when booking your room be very accurate with your number staying on site. I booked a room with 2 double...

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Manchester
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Few hotels will have a pool area that nice, and where you can have meals as well, among a mature tropical garden with their own pet deer, toucans and other tropical birds. While the Hilton across the road has concreted over most of their ground the Caribe retains its old world charm. The grounds are well maintained and as clean...

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Fairfield, Connecticut
Reviewed 9 February 2017

I stayed here for a week in February 2017. The hotel is located near the end of Bocagrande, which is a quick 5 min cab ride to the old city (approx $3). The staff was great and helpful in all ways. Breakfast poolside was nice with great choices. The pool was great and necessary as the beaches are not great...

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Reviewed 5 February 2017

I went there with my family in January, the rooms were comfortable and the included breakfast was insane.They did slightly overprice the bottled water.The pool was great, but the food was slightly overpriced as well.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This is one of the oldest hotels in the Laguito area of Cartagena. It was the big daddy of hotels, which is now looking its age with the large number of modern hotels recently opened in the city. Still, this will probably mean that the Caribe Hotel will have to up its ante to compete wit the newcomers. The hotel...

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set outside the old city on the beaches of Bocagrande, Hotel Caribe, a certified ¨National Monument¨, was built in 1941 and still maintains its original five-story, 99-room Colonial structure. The resort has since added two modern buildings making it the largest hotel in Cartagena.It has 363 rooms with ocean or hotel garden-views (16 of which are wheel-chair-friendly), 4 restaurants, 10 conference rooms, a mini-zoo, tennis courts, a semi-Olympic – sized pool as well as one for the kids. The Caribe Hotel offers a first class service with lot facilities. The Caribe Hotel with three buildings and 363 rooms is considered one of the most traditional Hotel in the city, with an area of 35,000 m2 of exotic tropical trees and gardens, 5,000 being devoted to ample beaches and 30,000 to Hotel facilities. The majestic structure of the Hotel Caribe, surrounded by palms and exotic gardens, rises from the heart of Bocagrande. The Hotel has 363 rooms with different lodging options to make your stay an unforgettable experience, additional offers the finest recreational and sports facilities. We provide our guest an incredible variety of gastronomical possibilities, from the most sophisticated international cuisine to exquisite typical dishes and snacks. Our Guest may select the Catalina Restaurant, Oh Caribe bungalow, Punta Icacos garden and the pool area with a scenario for folklore reviews and theme parties. In regard to congresses, seminars, and conventions the Caribe possesses a magnificent infrastructure that includes ten meeting rooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Caribe

Address: Carrera 1 No. 2 - 87 | Bocagrande, Cartagena 130010, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Price Range: $158 - $294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Caribe 4*
Number of rooms: 363
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Also Known As:
Caribe Hotel Cartagena
Hotel Style:
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Cartagena
#13 Family Hotel in Cartagena
#19 Business Hotel in Cartagena
#20 Luxury Hotel in Cartagena
#23 Romantic Hotel in Cartagena
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“There is the Colonial side which are much bigger not regular size rooms although they are all big and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles mis04nietas, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Try to stay in the main section”
 of 5 bubbles TFH04, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms facing the water are beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles juliocrespo86, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Visit the Historical Center, all food is great there but people will try to sell you stuff, so be careful with that. .”
 of 5 bubbles electricg2017, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Upper floors of their newer building gives a nice ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles david1055, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
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