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Hotel Barlovento

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Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

I don't like to write bad reviews about places because I know that bad reviews can deceive others to book. However I also know that posting experiences that were not so cool you help travelers to make smarter decisions. This hotel is just okay. It has everything you need and even is one of the cheapest in the Bocagrande Zone...

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2Thank lalostrada
Belinda C, Gerente at Hotel Barlovento, responded to this review

Dear Thank you very much for providing feedback about your stay on TripAdvisor. We are glad that our hotel was the perfect choice for your needs during your recent visit to Cartagena. Please come back and visit us again soon! Sincerely, Belinda Cueto Sarmiento General Manager Hotel Barlovento

New York
Reviewed 14 January 2015

This place is ok - but don't expect anything above this. The food was decent but there was noise from the swimming pool of what I guess was a neighboring hotel. Breakfast - pretty lousy in terms of service - they don't refill the buffet when there is still 1 hour for breakfast. Overall - this place was decent so...

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HotelBarlovento, Gerente at Hotel Barlovento, responded to this review

Dear Uri M. Thank you for this honest feedback about your stay. We do sincerely apologize for the issue with the service Breakfast and the swimming pool at the neighboring hotel. I would sincerely like to change your impression of our hotel; I hope that the next time you planning a visit to Cartagena you will inform us so that...

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed 2 October 2014

The hotel is good as far as the hotel staffs, room and security is good, location is also good but the room in which I stayed was noisier as it was facing the streets. I have stayed in several hotels, but in no hotel except this, levies charge on guests, even if they come for an hour. The breakfast they...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 17 April 2014

This hotel was not as good as the pictures & reviews. Pros: 1) Located beside a 24 hour grocery store. 2) Rooms facing inward are relatively quiet. (Rooms facing the street are noiser.) 3) Includes breakfast. (They serve eggs but there is never anyone there to make them- they are watching TV at the bar. Also, once the food is...

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HotelBarlovento, Gerente at Hotel Barlovento, responded to this review

Respected sir, We are grateful for your comments, because they help us to improve every day, taking the necessary corrective for it. We answer you, the cons: 1. We are careful to put real photos, not we raise false expectations, or have problems with our guests. 2. Usually the beds are always dressed in the same way, unless the host...

Calistoga, California
Reviewed 7 January 2014

This hotel was a good find! Although for the cost, the rooms seemed a bit basic, they were also spotlessly clean. The location is great for bocagrande--near the beach, two grocery stores and a fun cafe. Honestly, though, what made the experience were the people working there. They were always extremely kind and and attentive. I would definitely go back.

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3Thank cakemonster
Cartagena, Colombia
Reviewed 3 January 2012

Decent 3-star property, the staff is friendly and tries to be helpful (but had no useful tourist information at all, and didn't seem too knowledgeable about basic things like taxis, didn't make wake-up calls, etc.). A/C works well, hot water works nicely.. It's a 10-minute taxi ride to the old city (not really walkable), and walking distance to a basic...

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 January 2012

I spend a while trying to think of something good to say about our stay at this ripoff hotel. The only positive is that there is a Juan Valdez around the corner that makes really good coffee! Sadly the negative list is quite long... The price was 275 mil pesos (about $140) a night for a basic double. We were...

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
Reviewed 11 July 2011

My family and I stumbled upon this hotel through a friend of hers while we were on vacation in Cartagena. It is a treasure. The staff was very professional, courteous and friendly and many spoke at least some English. The were very helpful with recommendations of restaurants, things to do and places to go. They went out of their way...

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2Thank RobinCarolina
Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 16 March 2011

Cozy room, free wifi in the room, nice flat LCD TV with cable, friendly staff. Quiet place. Outside the walled city but 5 minutes by taxi (5 to 6.000 pesoss = USD 3 to 4) One block away from an avenue with everything you need (restaurants, money exchange, coffee, drugstore, etc). The breakfast could be a little better.

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Michigan
Reviewed 6 January 2010

We stumbled upon the Hotel Barlovento and absolutely loved it. We are seasoned travelers accustomed to Marriott properties, so our standards are fairly high. Here are all the details I think you would want to know, in no particular order. The hotel is very clean in all aspects. They had very few rooms available during the week we were there,...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
Food & drink at the hotel
Mesa Caribe Restaurante
Mesa Caribe Restaurante
Cuisines: Caribbean, South American, Colombian, Seafood, Mediterranean
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In the magic and historic Cartagena de Indias on the Caribbean Sea, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, you will find the Hotel Barlovento a unique place where you will be in a modern a comfortable surrounding and will receive a warm service, where your stay for business or pleasure will be an unforgettable and pleasant experience.OUR ROOMSOur modern rooms are decorated in a traditional and unique style made of guadua type of Colombian wood in a cozy environment, where you can enjoy a pleasant and total rest.The Hotel has 4 Junior Suite and 44 standard rooms in simple or double accommodation at yout disposal.OUR LOCATIONSHALLSFor your business meetings, conferences, capacitations and social events, the Hotel provides The Sotavento Hall with a maximum capacity of 70 people. It is equiped whit audiovisual help and a human team whit great experience to guarantee the success of your events.A LECTURE HALLIdeal for small meetings and interviews whit a maximum capacity of 6 people.RESTAURANTOn the inigualable ambiance of The Fragola Restaurant, you will enjoy the taste and unique style of a variety and delicious cuisin made whit the touch of mediterranean flavour.POOLUnder the candent sun of the Caribbean Sea nothing more relaxing and refreshing than to taste a variety of exotic and tasteful tropical cocktails and delicious tapas alongside a warm swimming pool.OUR COMPROMISEThe Hotel Barlovento compromise is to ensure theat yor next stay for business, vacation or pleasure be and unforgettable and memorable experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Barlovento

Address: Bocagrande, Carrera 3 # 6-23 | Bocagrande, Cartagena 1300, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Price Range: $82 - $244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Barlovento 3*
Number of rooms: 48
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#11 On the Beach Hotel in Cartagena
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Choose the room that suits you. We chose a large room over a small one.”
 of 5 bubbles RuthA964, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Check if the black out fully covers the window.”
 of 5 bubbles horaciod109, 17 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a larger bath stall.”
 of 5 bubbles mestoyc, 2 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room facing inwards & not on the floor where everyone else is staying.”
 of 5 bubbles SrtaADB, 17 Apr 2014 | Read review
“Rooms facing pool are pleasant and don't get street noise, but get some pool noise and also noise from a loud A/C unit on the adjacent building.”
 of 5 bubbles MarkG355, 3 Jan 2012 | Read review
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