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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Booked a couple of rooms here only because free cancellation was advertised as it was fairly likely I had to cancel due to work. Sure enough, I had to cancel yet they charged me. I sent them an email about it hopeful they'd be able reverse the charge. I got one email back asking for the names of the people... More 

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Granby, Canada
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

My friends and I had been traveling for a while in hostels and wanted something more private and hotel like. We got this hotel for not much more then it would have cost us to stay in a hostel. We got a room with 3 very comfortable beds and a nice private bathroom. The room has good AC which was... More 

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Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Clean budget hotel. Jorge, Dyron, Josefa, Roberto and other staff were very friendly a helpful with directions and ideas for nearby attractions. The hotel was convenient and accessible in Bocagrande. Modest Breakfast was provided. Rooms are small.

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ROSA ISABEL B, Gerente at Zalmedina Hotel, responded to this review
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Apreciado huésped, nos complace que usted halla disfrutado una confortable estadía en HOTEL ZALMEDINA, nuestra filosofía de calidad y servicio... More 

Rhodes, Greece
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

This is the most terrible check in experience that i literally had in my entire life. I was waiting in the reception for 30 minutes and the employee was really doing everything except actually check-in. The rooms were not too bad but the service was really awful. Not recommended - never coming back.

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Thank YannisFChatzis
ROSA ISABEL B, Gerente at Zalmedina Hotel, responded to this review
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Lamentablemente su solicitud de reserva no especificaba la acomodación de sus camas, razón por la cual hubo que hacer los... More 

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Stephenville, Texas
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Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

I stayed at the Zalmedina hotel last week. I would totally recommend it to anyone visiting Cartagena. For me the best aspects of this hotel are: 1. Service. Staff members are quick and kind, very willing to help and make adjustments to satify the client's needs. 2. Cleanliness. Rooms and linen were very clean. I really liked the staff efficacy... More 

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ROSA ISABEL B, Gerente at Zalmedina Hotel, responded to this review
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Apreciado Huésped, nos alegra muchísimo que halla tenido una feliz y confortable estadía en nuestro hotel, es para nosotros un... More 

Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

So I booked this hotel through Hotwire because Hotwire's rating system puts this hotel at a 4 star and compares it to a Hilton, Omny, Westin, or Hyatt. Although the hotel is clean, and the staff is somewhat courteous, this hotel is not a 4 star and it is deffenitely not comparable to any of the mentioned brands. This hotel... More 

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ROSA ISABEL B, Gerente at Zalmedina Hotel, responded to this review
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Gracias por su opinion, esto aclara con buenos argumentos que tipo de hotel somos y los servicios que ofrecemos. nos... More 

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Reviewed 30 June 2015

I have often had great luck with "mystery room" accommodations through travel sites. When I bid on a 4-Star Hotel and ended up here I was horrified after hauling my luggage up the stairs to discover I was stuck in this dump. This should really be considered a motel, the only thing they've put any effort in is photoshopping the... More 

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Lac-Simon, Canada
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Reviewed 8 April 2015

The pictures give a good idea of what to expect. Stayed here two weeks in april. No complaints about the facilities or the service...sometimes it is also about what you make it. Be nice and you will ge the same in return. A 1$ tip can go a long way. So does a SMILE. Coffee was not so good but... More 

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ROSA ISABEL B, Gerente at Zalmedina Hotel, responded to this review
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Nos alegra que haya tenido una buena estadía, estaremos siempre atentos a recibirlos con una sonrisa. More 

Edinburg, Texas
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22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2015

contrary to the negative reviews with this hotel,my stay was pleasant.I was expecting a dingy hotel for the price,but it wasnt.it was clean and staff were very helpful and accomodating.i have great slumber.i would like to apologize to two staff,as i thought that they double charged me.i always thought thet hotels.com,precharge all bookings,not with this hotel.you have to pay at... More 

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ROSA ISABEL B, Gerente at Zalmedina Hotel, responded to this review
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Con mucho gusto estaremos esperando que regrese para ofrecerle el servicio que usted merece. Gracias por su opinión. More 

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2015

Excellent location (in the main avenue of MODERN Cartagena), fairly large rooms, good breakfast, good wi-fi. Modern and clean. However, the hotel entrance is awkward: you walk under a porch and see a small sign with an arrow: "Hotel 2nd floor" leading to stairs! In fact the hotel reception is on the second floor (the street being the 1st). If... More 

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ROSA ISABEL B, Gerente at Zalmedina Hotel, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias por su opinion, mejoraremos gracias a sus comentarios, esperamos poder volver a atenderle. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Zalmedina Hotel

Address: Avenida San Martin No. 5-52, 2nd Floor, Cartagena, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Price Range: $70 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Zalmedina Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 53
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Hotel Style:
#32 On the Beach Hotel in Cartagena
#38 Luxury Hotel in Cartagena
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“3 beds room perfect for group of friends.”
 of 5 bubbles marcandrer1, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay here”
 of 5 bubbles 237kristenr, 29 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Prefrr a high floor room since the street tends to be noisy due to the presence of many small shops.”
 of 5 bubbles albul, 1 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Spend a little extra money and stay at a nice hotel to ensure you enjoy your Cartagena vacation!”
 of 5 bubbles Cbailey89, 14 Jun 2014 | Read review
“There are a few rooms with a small balcony overlooking San Martin Ave. I like those when available.”
 of 5 bubbles Gringotraveler2008, 28 Mar 2014 | Read review
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