Hotel Kartaxa Cartagena

Hotel Kartaxa Cartagena

Calle de las Bovedas #39 - 120, Cartagena 130001 Colombia
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4.5
#32 of 246 hotels in Cartagena
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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It is the hotel of the cartagenera culture. We have a privileged location in the historical center. Experience a truly unforgettable experience in Cartagena de Indias.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Pool
Free breakfast
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Rooftop pool
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Concierge
Room features
Air conditioning
Safe
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quirky Hotels
Classic
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

Calle de las Bovedas #39 - 120, Cartagena 130001 Colombia
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Rafael Nunez Airport
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Jean Francois V wrote a review Feb 2022
London, United Kingdom460 contributions177 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I spent 3 nights at Hotel Kartaxa on a trip to Colombia and Costa Rica. The hotel is in a nice old building of the historical district with a tiny swimming pool and a rooftop with 4/5 sunbeds. Location is great, at walking distance from the city's main landmarks and many bars and restaurants. Rooms are located on the lobby and 2 floors. Ours (number 211) was quite small and relatively dark. All rooms face the central patio and have no street view. However, some are larger than others and get more external light. Decoration was basic and wall painting and furniture were a bit tired. A refresher would be needed. Bathroom was very small making it almost impossible to accommodate toiletries for 2 persons. Wi-fi connection was low in some parts of the building but generally OK. The main negative point was related to breakfast. It was included in the rate but with some limitations. If we selected fried eggs or an omelet we were not allowed to get toasts or only with an extra. It was really annoying and management should definitely address this point. Despite the above-mentioned limitations Hotel Kartaxa's location and welcoming staff make it a good option for a short stay in Cartagena.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Try to get the larger rooms and the ones with more light
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Response from Kartaxa Cartagena, Promocionar at Hotel Kartaxa Cartagena
Responded Feb 28, 2022
Estimado Vingre, Gracias por venir a nuestro hotel, sus comentarios son de gran importancia para nuestra labor de mejoramiento, lamentamos que la habitación no haya sido de su agrado por los múltiples motivos que nos menciono; poco a poco haremos remodelaciones y mejores adecuaciones. Contamos con otro tipo de habitaciones que tiene balcón con vista a la ciudad, esperamos asignarle una de estas en su próxima visita. En cuanto a las opciones limitadas del desayuno, haremos corrección en ello. Gracias y será un gusto tenerle de regreso pronto
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Grounded Traveller wrote a review Jan 2020
Hobart, Australia76 contributions56 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Has there been a change in ownership/management? My recent was not up to the standard of last year. A few things missing. It seems to be a busy hotel capitalising on the popularity of CTG as a wonderful destination. I do like it’s location on the quieter end of the town yet only 50 metres to a busy square with plenty of restaurant options.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from hotelkartaxa, Gerente at Hotel Kartaxa Cartagena
Responded Feb 20, 2020
Best regards dear guest. We appreciate your comment, you are right the hotel is going through a transition and we are in the process of changing and improving the experience of our guests in the hotel. We would like you to tell us what were the things you did not like through an email addressed to gestion@hotelkartaxacartagena.com We hope to meet your expectations on your next visit. Daniela Velásquez Rincón General Manager.
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Jose Tudela wrote a review Mar 2023
Houston, Texas4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The ideal room to rest after a full activities day in Cartagena.
Small and cozy rooms. On weekdays you might be awaken by the kids at a nearby school but I am pretty sure after a long day sleep will not be disturbed.
At the restaurant, John will take care of any extra out of the menu if inside his possibilities. I wanted to have my co-in laws taste the different tropical fruits not known in the US. I bought three different fruits at the street vendors and with no hesitation John would have juices for everybody for breakfast. Limitless rules in the kitchen under John's management.
The street the hotel is located on is one of the most beautiful and quiet ones in Cartagena. On a Saturday or Sunday morning you can walk it just yourself.
On the East end you will be on the interesting "Bóvedas" area.
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Date of stay: February 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Book with time in advance
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Response from Kartaxa Cartagena, Promocionar at Hotel Kartaxa Cartagena
Responded May 2, 2023
Estimado jotudela Gracias por venir y tomarte el tiempo de dejarnos este maravilloso comentario, nos hace muy feliz que le gusto nuestro, su ubicación y atención recibida. Sera un gusto tenerte de regreso pronto!
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Alejandro Méndez wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stay here a couple of nights. Our room was just above the reception but wi-fi never worked. This is a nice but old place, maybe 1800’s building, so cellular data doesn’t work inside the property because of materials and coatings used in this buildings. Musty smell is something normal in this old properties and it was present all the time. Furniture could be better not as old as the building itself.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from hotelkartaxa, Gerente at Hotel Kartaxa Cartagena
Responded Feb 20, 2020
Best regards dear guest. We appreciate your comments and are absolutely right, we hope that we can gradually replace the furniture with modern furniture. As for the establishment's Wi-Fi, we were negotiating to increase the gigabytes, which is ready. Thank you very much for visiting us and we hope to meet your expectations for your next visit. Daniela Velásquez Rincón General Manager.
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Giannis T wrote a review May 2023
14 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I genuinely had a great time during my stay in Kartaxa! To be honest the coffee I had each morning was enough to make me visit again. I was welcomed for breakfast every day with an amazing taste and smell of the well prepared Colombian coffee by John and Jennifer! Very friendly, yet professional people that made me feel at the right place. The hotel is located very close to the museums and the center of the town. A pleasent little swimming pool and clean rooms. I do Recommend!
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Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Kartaxa Cartagena, Promocionar at Hotel Kartaxa Cartagena
Responded Jul 16, 2023
Estimado onbeat200 Gracias por venir a nuestro hotel y tomarte el tiempo de dejarnos este maravilloso comentario, nos hace muy feliz leer este comentario y saber que disfruto del desayuno, ubicación y calurosa atención recibida por nuestro equipo. Sera un gusto tenerte de regreso pronto!
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Geniesser wrote a review Sep 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent 3 nights in this in room. Two nights with a travelling group. My friend and I stayed another night., for which Our travel agent took 90Euros.

This room was no more than a BROOM BOX . Thats what the group called it.
Small and no Wardrobe. After taking a shower in the tiny Bathroom, the floor was wet and it smelled moldy. The reception and kitchen under the room, very loud.
I asked for another room, but they refused to give me another room. It was a standard single room. The other 3 singles in my group had a bigger normal room with wardrobe and bigger bathroom. So singles be aware for ROOM 203 its a big FLOP!!!!!!
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Date of stay: September 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Kartaxa Cartagena, Promocionar at Hotel Kartaxa Cartagena
Responded Nov 17, 2022
Estimado Leckeressen111 Sus comentarios son de gran importancia en nuestra labor de mejoramiento, lamentamos que la habitación mencionada no haya sido de su agrado, poco a poco estamos haciendo remodelación de los baños para mejorar la experiencia de nuestros huespedes. Gracias.
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Ellie U wrote a review Jul 2023
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom97 contributions9 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel was fine - the staff seemed a bit clueless when we were there though. We had requested to be picked up from the airport but they obviously had never booked it. When I rang they hung up on me and then took too long to reply to my whatsapp’s. Thankfully there are loads of reputable taxis outside the airport. When we arrived we didn’t get any apologies. We also arrived early so asked if we could have breakfast there - at first he seemed confused and said no but then later said yes but we led need to pay, fine. The staff at breakfast and in the restaurant was good and friendly and the food was great.
The rooms are basic but clean. There is no hairdryer. The hotel looked a bit tired but then it is cheaper than similar options in the area.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Kartaxa Cartagena, Promocionar at Hotel Kartaxa Cartagena
Responded Sep 13, 2023
Estimada ellieu2018 Gracias por dejarnos este cometario, lamentamos que la respuesta a sus peticiones por nuestra parte no haya sido ágil y atenta. Nos excusamos por lo sucedido. Haremos las correcciones necesarias para mejorar. Esperamos regresen. Gracias nuevamente
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Maria Arango wrote a review Jul 2021
Medellin, Colombia3 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is the best option for a weekend getaway! Its super cozy, romantic and perfectly located. The breakfast is AMAZING and the service personnel is always welcoming and warm. Rooms are big, comfortable and always clean. I would definitely be coming back!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Kartaxa Cartagena, Promocionar at Hotel Kartaxa Cartagena
Responded Jul 23, 2021
Estimado Navigator57029304982 Gracias por venir a nuestro hotel y tomarte el tiempo de escribir este maravilloso comentario, nos llena de felicidad saber que te gusto el hotel y su concepto, que disfrutaste del desayuno y comodidad de la habitación. Te esperamos de regreso pronto!
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Jay R wrote a review Jan 2023
Trenton, New Jersey3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent hotel. Lovely staff. Jennifer leads a group that cater to your needs. Breakfast has healthy options and all the choices are very tasty. Location is within walking distance of great markets, entertainment and restaurants.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Kartaxa Cartagena, Promocionar at Hotel Kartaxa Cartagena
Responded Feb 2, 2023
Estimado Gracias por venir a nuestro hotel y tomarte el tiempo de dejarnos este increíble comentario, nos hace muy feliz saber que te gusto nuestro hotel y su ubicación, que disfrutaste de la comida y atención recibida por parte del equipo. Te esperamos de regreso pronto!
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Victoria wrote a review Apr 2023
Victoria, Canada5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved this hotel...it was the best part of our holiday! Our room (301) was clean, airy, beautifully decorated and had great views. The interior courtyard/stairwell was beautiful and the pool and terrace were small but well-appointed.

The staff were ALL terrific...friendly, helpful and competent. Breakfasts were terrific and the location is quiet but central. We walked virtually everywhere.
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Kartaxa Cartagena, Promocionar at Hotel Kartaxa Cartagena
Responded May 2, 2023
Estimada Stay25024125731 Gracias por elegir nuestro hotel y tomarse el tiempo de dejarnos este buen comentario, nos hace muy feliz saber que disfruto de la cómoda habitación, ubicación, desayuno y atención recibida por parte del equipo. Para nosotros será un gusto tenerle de regreso pronto!
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Heather M asked a question Jul 2016
Savannah, Georgia7 contributions5 helpful votes
My friend and I would like separate beds. Can you accommodate us?
Answer from drink50fifty
Santa Cruz, California172 contributions30 helpful votes
Call or email them. I had a king size bed.
Answer from ram0na1986
Florida9 contributions1 helpful vote
Hello, just grabe a taxi at the airport is about $6:00 or $7:00 dollars. The hote transportation will charge you around $15:00 or $20:00 dollars , the hotel is about 10 min ride from the airport and is pretty safe.Hope this was helpful.
Answer from Anthony A
Houston, Texas369 contributions116 helpful votes
The hotel was very accommodating to store my bag at least until I could check into my room, but it was stored in an open area behind the desk. My experience is that hotels are willing to store a bag for at least a day, but a few days might not be possible. Contact Kartaxa directly (ask to speak with one of the guys, if your Spanish is weak - I found the men were more fluent in English than the women).
Answer from Jenny A
Hollywood, Florida34 contributions9 helpful votes
It is only $12,000 COP (about $4 USD) to take a taxi from the airport to Hotel Kartaxa. It's only 10 minutes away from the airport.
DRoman asked a question Nov 2015
New York306 contributions118 helpful votes
IS there a room safe?
Sightseer37192559772 wrote a tip May 2023
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get a massage she treated me to a wonderful hour and I am a complex discerning customer"
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Jose Tudela wrote a tip Mar 2023
Houston, Texas4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book with time in advance"
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Jean Francois V wrote a tip Feb 2022
London, United Kingdom460 contributions177 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try to get the larger rooms and the ones with more light "
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SimonHutchins wrote a tip Aug 2018
Reading, United Kingdom200 contributions108 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"More light in the corner rooms"
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Orlando B wrote a tip May 2018
3 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"third floors has best rooms as they are newer and a big bigger"
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PRICE RANGE
C$145 - C$211 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ColombiaBolivar DepartmentCartagena DistrictCartagena
NUMBER OF ROOMS
26
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Kartaxa Cartagena
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Kartaxa Cartagena?
Nearby attractions include Walled City of Cartagena (0.2 km), Backpackers (0.3 km), and La Serrezuela (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Kartaxa Cartagena?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Kartaxa Cartagena?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Kartaxa Cartagena?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurante 1621, Pezetarian, and Uma Cantina Peruana.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Kartaxa Cartagena?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Kartaxa Cartagena?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Kartaxa Cartagena?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Walled City of Cartagena (0.2 km), Centro Historico (0.9 km), and Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver (0.9 km).
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