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Casa El Carretero

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 12 April 2012

Small and beautiful hotel with 3 rooms only and a tiny pool on a beautiful terrace. Breakfasts are made on the spot by the great cook maria. Offers continental or typical colombian menus, with freshly squeezed juice. Great start to an exploring day in Cartagena!

Thank chanzoo
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 2 March 2012

Luis greats you at the door and sets the tone for a great, relaxing visit. Maria and Luz Maria also add to the great experience with hearty breakfasts and superior rooms that are clean, comfortable and furnished very nicely. It is only 3 rooms, so is really quiet and calming. It is near to a local neighborhood square that teems...

Thank Rick M
Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 1 March 2012

We visited with our 2 children (2 year old + 3 month old) and chose it so we could have some sort of home comforts while travelling with kids. Luis was great and very attentive. Our room was spacious enough for the kids and the aircon was much welcomed, as was the pool. Breakfast was great and sophie loved her...

Thank jaimetim
Reviewed 27 February 2012

We spent 4 nights :the casa is well located very closed from the touristic places and in a lively ,typic and friendly part of the old town ! We had a very nice room with a balcony .The bathroom is well decorated and spacious .We loved the cooked breakfast ( prepared in front of you in a friendly open kitchen)...

1Thank agnes d
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 26 February 2012

Casa el Carretero is a gem in the Getsemani neighborhood. As everyone else said, Luis and Maria are very kind and helpful. The hotel is immaculate, and although our room was tiny, it was very comfortable with a very nice bathroom and shower. Breakfast was great, with a choice of a typical Colombian breakfast (which is very heavy), or eggs,...

Thank trianne81
Reviewed 17 February 2012

We stayed at El Carretero from February 6th to February 9th, 2012. This is a very fine hotel located in the heart of the Getsemani neighbourhood in Cartagena. The hotel is within walking distance to the walled city, to restaurants and bars. El Carretero is a small establishment (3 rooms) which makes for a very cozy environment. It has a...

Thank JLVasquez
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 12 February 2012

Traveling from Canada. Yes, the rooms at the front could be noisy on Sunday night after the baseball game. But the warm attention you receive from Luis and Maria and the amazing pool on the roof where you can relax after a long sunny walk during the day and before a nice night out make this place wonderful. This Hotel...

Thank Closal2012
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 February 2012

My girlfriend and I stayed last October. We were lucky to have the whole place to ourselves. The house is enviably decorated and well considered. The rooftop pool was a welcome retreat from the sticky heat of the day and offered the perfect midnight dip. Plaza Trinidad is my favorite square in Cartagena. We enjoyed many nights sitting in the...

Thank Huong T
Reviewed 9 January 2012

Casa El Carretero is beautiful 3 bedroom guesthouse that feels much like your own Cartagena home. The main floor has a nice sitting area and a large kitchen with high ceilings. Greeting us daily was Luis, the live-in caretaker, who was very helpful to provide us with whatever we needed. The second floor includes three guest rooms and the top...

Thank Annvu
New York City, New York
Reviewed 5 January 2012

My mother and I stayed at Casa El Carretero for four nights in December 2011. On our first day, we arrived, unpacked and went out for lunch. Upon our return four hours later, we noticed that the white sheets of the bed were covered with small bugs - really disgusting! At first we worried that the taxi in which we'd...

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Cartagena is a city that is over 500 years old and it is located in the tropics of Colombia. This means that bugs are part of everyday life. The bugs that the guest is referring to are termites that once in a while come out of the wood in the ceilings of the property. The hotel management has taken the...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Casa EL Carretero is a colonial boutique hotel located in the historical neighborhood of El Getsemani in the city of Cartagena, Colombia. The vision was to create an Indonesian oasis in a century old Spanish colonial home with all the comforts of XXI century living. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Casa El Carretero

Address: Getsemani CL. 9 # 10B-18 | Calle del Carretero, Cartagena, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Price Range: $111 - $295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Casa El Carretero 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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Casa El Carretero Cartagena
Casa El Carretero Hotel Cartagena
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#40 Romantic Hotel in Cartagena
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“Update and modernize the home for the price you are charging and don't charge guests for water in the refrigerator.”
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“They have 3 rooms, try to get the biggest one as the other two or relatively small. ”
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