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Hotel Caribe

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 12 February 2014

My boyfriend and I are on a 14 day Colombian adventure staying all different airbnb's and decided for the half way mark to treat ourselves to a nice hotel. The staff here is really nice, great pool with cute little cabanas and daybeds. Room comes with breakfast and it's right in this great neighbourhood with lots of shops and restaurants,...

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

We really appreciated such a great comments regarding our hotel venues and services. We hope to see you in your near future plans and keeping enjoying our great hotel.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 11 February 2014

Lovely property and pool area but beware of the details. Spent three days in "Garden Building," which is a rather circuitous walk from the hotel entrance. On Saturday, the pool area was inundated with day trippers, both Cartagena resident families and a tour busload. One morning I arrived as breakfast buffet was being disassembled. Waiter graciously brought me a coffee...

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

We really sorry for all the inconveniences you may had due to the local people that were enjoying as well the pool area and surroundings and also for the over charge breakfast, we are keep an eye in all details you had mentioned in order not to happen for other guests or even you in your future visit as well...

Reviewed 4 February 2014 via mobile

Thank you *Fernando* for all your help with my multiple reservations, dinner and sightseeing seeing suggestions! The people are what make or break a guest's experience. I already miss Cartagena and recommend this hotel to future travelers.

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

We are glad to hear that our friendly staff can even help you in little details to have your staying memorable.

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Reviewed 30 January 2014

I like this hotel. It has character. The staff speak fluent English and were very helpful with any request I made. It is clean & safe and well positioned next to the beach and in the safe tourist area of Bocagrande. They serve a good breakfast and great food in the evening. The pool is fantastic, good size, peaceful &...

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

We are more than happy to hear such a great comments specially of our staff, services, cleanness and safety surroundings of our venue. And it is a really a character we are unique we are the 1st hotel built in this area Bocagrande.

Staten Island, New York
Reviewed 23 January 2014

This was my second time in this hotel. I was there in 1988, then my husband and I decided to stay there in our trip to Colombia in 2011. The room was nice the manager gave us a choice to stay in the new side of the hotel or the colonial? We choose the colonial it was so nice to...

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

We are so glad that your expectations of our hotel rooms satisfied in a way that you really enjoyed the history involved and even that was your 2nd time here, also we really appreciated that you really enjoy our breakfast ,the specialties of our cuisine and pool areas. On the other hand, we really sorry for the inconveniences you may...

Reviewed 22 January 2014

Beyond breathtaking! This was a last minute trip and I couldn't have been happier with our hotel. Check in was very easy and they were very busy that weekend but extremely helpful and efficient. Hotel was very clean. Our room was large with beautiful windows looking onto the water. They had free drinks and a great pool with many areas...

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

We are so glad that you had chosen us as you new house even for your vacation, and also even that we were kind of busy and our staff was always there to help you in your needs. Also, we are glad to hear that our cleanness in venues and room sizes and breathtaking views filled your expectations. We hope...

sarasota
Reviewed 20 January 2014

We had a wonderful time at the Hotel Caribe. We stayed at the Lagomar building on the 4th floor facing the ocean. It was a nice, cool, clean room with 2 king beds and large flat screen TV. The breakfast is included and I looked forward it to it every morning. It is enough to get you through most of...

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

We are so glad to hear such great comments regarding services, venues of the hotel and the most important, our staff. It`s true, we are unique to have such big areas surrounding with live animals mentioned and even though that the chiva bus was a bit disappointed but at least you enjoyed our culture and it is part of our...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 12 January 2014

Let's start with the positives- decent room, clean enough, good-looking pool area and semi-maintained grounds. They had deer on the property, as well. Negatives, on the other hand, are ABUNDANT. Terrible service, especially by the pool where we waited 2 hours for sandwiches. Inattentive, overwhelmed, under-managed. Tours are all terribly touristic and miserable, and the beaches are appalling. In general,...

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

We are really sorry for all the inconveniences you may had, regarding spicily our pool service and also our wifi connection network. We had taken note of all this, in order to improve them both.

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Reviewed 2 January 2014

This is a fantastic, beautiful hotel. Our room (sea view) was very nice with all amenities that you expect from a 5 star hotel. Breakfast is good, The Olympic-size pool is nice if you like to swim for exercises. One of us had a little accident and needed medical attention which the hotel provided efficiently and at no additional cost...

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

We are really glad to hear all your good comments specially our services and that encourage us even more to continue in given such a service, and we are looking towards to see you and your family in a future visit in our hotel.

Rothesay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 January 2014

A surprise stay here and it's got everything. Good food pleasant room with 2 double beds. Great pool. Childrens services and access to the beach. old town by taxi cheap and 5 mins away. Beach grey and dirty looking grey sand. Slight hassle from vendors but safe as patrolled by security. Spent New Year here and lavish dinner at £100...

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

We are glad to hear such great comments, specially our location allow our guests to back and forth without any problems and visit such a great breathtaking venues of our city, we are looking towards to see you all.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
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: $153 - $281 (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:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Cartagena
#13 Family Hotel in Cartagena
#18 Luxury Hotel in Cartagena
#19 Business Hotel in Cartagena
#23 Romantic Hotel in Cartagena
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“Amazing hotel but don't get a meal plan, there are too many delicious places in Cartagena!”
angelabI5999KX, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We were in a separate building it was quiet. Paid for ocean view but the windows were so dirty couldn't get a clear view”
flycatcher06, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“There is the Colonial side which are much bigger not regular size rooms although they are all big and comfortable.”
mis04nietas, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Try to stay in the main section”
TFH04, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms facing the water are beautiful”
juliocrespo86, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
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