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Hotel Caribe

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The best hotel ever I stayed so far in all my trips. It is in a great location I spent 4 nights in room 446 (with a great view) Staff was polite and speak English/Spanish. I ordered a burger and was Ok but the breakfast buffet was really good. Internet was really strong even outside of the hotel. I didn't...

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

Dear Jehnson J, Thank you so much for your preference and for sharing your comment about considering our property the best Hotel ever stayed in the trips made. As you said, the Caribe Hotel is located a short distance from the old walled city and near to the shopping centers. Our staff offer the best customer service, trying to go...

Lima, Peru
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hotel Caribe is old-style lodging updated with modern amenities. We stayed in the 'newer' wing vs. the Colonial section, and the room never lacked hot water for the shower. The wi-fi was the fastest and most reliable we've had anywhere in South America thus far. The sea-view from room 446 was excellent, as Hollywood beach is just outside the property....

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Kentfield
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is located a short distance from the Walled city. You can walk it but it is easier to take a taxi. The hotel is colonial in style with two newer wings. I stayed in the older section while my daughter and her family stayed in a newer wing. My room was smaller but really all I needed as...

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novato
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 7 nights as for my daughter's wedding in Cartagena. The front desk personnel were very courteous and helpful, several speak excellent English which was wonderful due to my very broken Spanish. We were given an upgraded room near my daughter in the old Colonial building, which is beautiful with marble exteriors, and face the ocean. The first...

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Oakland, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place sits out at the end of Boca Grande and has great ocean views and access. The service was good, but the overall experience was just amazing. We were not really sure how we would like the place as there were a few issue with trying to communicate with the hotel prior to arrival, but upon getting there it...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful, lovely, and striking. It is well kept hotel. Customer service was top notch. Location is good and near restaurants and nightlife. Even if you don't go to stay there, go and check it out. It's a renovated building from colonial times -- a little part of the walled city in Bocagrande!

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Seattle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice elegant old hotel. Everything from the location to the room and breakfast is excellent. Walking distance to the beach. Good, polite people working in the front desk. I don't mind staying in this hotel again in the future.

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New York
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed for a week and had a very pleasant time. The breakfast was nice. The service was excellent. Staff were very helpful. Room was small but very clean, bed was surprisingly comfortable. Shower had lots of hot water, although toilet was very awkwardly placed, if they had just reversed the sink and toilet it would have been easier to...

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Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We were here as part of a Gate 1 tour and we had a nice experience. They had a welcome drink ready for us upon arrival. The WIFI took awhile because they have to register you first. We were fortunate to have a nice clean, room with working AC. We even had a nice beach view. The property is older...

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

Dear TCLP2010, We are glad to know you had a nice experience in the Caribe Hotel. Thank you for sharing your positive comments with the Tripadvisor users. The description made about our rooms, highligthing the comfortable and cleanliness. The breakfast is another strength to take into account as a criteria to choose the hotel. Looking forward to your next visit...

Lovettsville, Virginia
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We spent five nights at Hotel Caribe for girl's weekend. The service was good and the rooms were clean and comfortable. The pool bar and restaurant are open 24 hrs which worked well as we arrived late our first night. There is a nice pool for relaxing. We paid extra for an ocean view which was a total waste of...

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Dear 746NatalieO, We are glad you spent a great girl's weekend in the Caribe Hotel. We thank you for sharing your positive comments. The description of the rooms as clean and comfortable, aswell as the different services we offered is something we feel proud of. We are really sorry about the inconveniences, we will take into account your suggestions as...

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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
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • 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: $177 - $379 (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:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Cartagena
#13 Family Hotel in Cartagena
#16 Luxury Hotel in Cartagena
#19 Business Hotel in Cartagena
#23 Romantic Hotel in Cartagena
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“Room 446 have a ocean view.”
 of 5 bubbles JehnsonJ, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 446 is at the end of the hall so there's less noise from passing guests, and the view of the beach is awesome.”
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 of 5 bubbles jontul, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Don't bother to pay for an ocean view.”
 of 5 bubbles 746NatalieO, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“too old and smells”
 of 5 bubbles N6829YBcarlosm, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“ask for upgraded room”
 of 5 bubbles djcalberta, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
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