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New York City, New York
Reviewed 24 April 2014

We stayed at Bantu Hotel for four nights and couldn't have been happier! The staff was extremely friendly and went above and beyond to be helpful. The courtyard and rooftop were charming and the room was beautiful. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a unique local experience!!

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Arleth , Gerente at Bantu Hotel By Faranda Boutique, responded to this review

Good morning. Dear guest, It's always a pleasure to serve you in our Bantú Hotel. Thank you for choosing us and we hope to see you again very soon. Best regards, Arleth Avilez.

Monument, Colorado
Reviewed 7 April 2014

We were in the hotel for our three nights in Cartagena. This hotel was chosen by the tour company we travel with around the world. When we arrived our room was ready and the A/C was turned on HIGH! - OH SO COOL as the outside temperature was 93 and the humidity was 88%. Thank you Bantu Hotel! The whole...

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Arleth , Gerente at Bantu Hotel By Faranda Boutique, responded to this review

Good morning. Dear guest, Thank you for your wonderful feedback, it's very much appreciated. What a pleasure is to have this type of clients, reviewing this kindly way our Bantú Hotel. We hope to have back very soon. Best regards, Arleth Avilez.

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 12 March 2014

This was the second time we decided to stay at Bantu and once again I have to say that the staff at the hotel makes you just want to come back! They go that extra mile to make you feel at home while you are away from home. Nixon, Olivia, the girls from the front desk, Jose the chef, "Tato"...

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Arleth , Gerente at Bantu Hotel By Faranda Boutique, responded to this review

Good afternoon. Dear guest, Thank you for choosing our Bantú Hotel for your stay in Cartagena. It's always a pleasure to able to give you the best service you deserve. We hope to have you back very soon. Best regards, Arleth Avilez.

St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 10 March 2014

My partner and I are currently staying at this hotel until the end of the week. The hotel is very clean and their staff go above and beyond to meet your expectations. It has a very relaxed atmosphere and it is at the center of the historic part of the city. The pool is nice and the staff is very...

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Arleth , Gerente at Bantu Hotel By Faranda Boutique, responded to this review

Good afternoon. Dear guest, Thank you for your wonderful feedback, it's very much appreciated. Always a pleasure to be able to serve you and we hope to have you back very soon. Best regards, Arleth Avilez.

Surrey, Canada
Reviewed 7 March 2014

Very nice hotel with open courtyard and pool area on the top floor. My room mate and I had a two level room with a balcony facing the busy street below. King size bed on the main level and the loft with colourful bedding and ample room on the main level. Relaxed atmosphere made special by the resident friendly toucans....

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Arleth , Gerente at Bantu Hotel By Faranda Boutique, responded to this review

Good afternoon. Dear guest, Thank you for choosing our Bantú Hotel for your stay in Cartagena. It's always a pleasure to serve you and we hope to have you back in the near future. Best regards, Arleth Avilez.

Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

Only here for one night sadly. Staff all very friendly and helpful. Bed to die for. Roof top pool a real treat. Sad to leave. Cartagena lively and full of atmosphere xx Tato the Hotel tucan was so cute. Very amenable to having his photo taken ;) thanks again x

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Arleth , Gerente at Bantu Hotel By Faranda Boutique, responded to this review

Good afternoon. Dear guest, It's always a pleasure to serve you and give you the best customer service you deserve. Thank you for choosing our Bantú Hotel for your stay. We hope to hear from you again very soon. Best regards, Arleth Avilez.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2014 via mobile

We booked the Bantu hotel after reading some great reviews online. Unfortunately though,the 'superior double room' we booked (although beautiful) was very small and not as advertised. There was very little space around the bed which really only just about fit the room itself and we found out later that there was a lady in it previously who swapped out...

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Arleth , Gerente at Bantu Hotel By Faranda Boutique, responded to this review

Good afternoon. Dear guest, Thank you for your important feedback, it's very well received and it help us grow continuously. It's always a pleasure to serve you, and hope to have you back real soon. Best regards, Arleth Avilez.

New York Mills, New York
Reviewed 13 February 2014

Everything was as promised by a friend. Very central, very friendly and very comfortable. The pool was a godsend. One quibble - why no hot water to the basin¿ How does a man shave¿ The Presidential Suite has a basin plug and two taps but only cold water¡ I would like to come back here!!

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Arleth , Gerente at Bantu Hotel By Faranda Boutique, responded to this review

Good afternoon. Dear guest, We highly appreciate your feedback and it's very well received. Thank you for choosing our Bantú Hotel for your stay in Cartagena. We hope to see you again very soon. Best regards, Arleth Avilez.

North Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 9 February 2014

This is a perfect hotel in a perfect location and is a wonderful respite from the busy and crowded walled city.     The staff is extremely helpful and make you feel like you are coming home. Rooms are on two levels and are set around several courtyards. I especially like the bed linens and room decor -- very tasteful...

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Arleth , Gerente at Bantu Hotel By Faranda Boutique, responded to this review

Good afternoon. Dear guest, Thank you for your wonderful feedback, it's very much appreciated. It's always a pleasure to serve you and give you the best customer service you deserve. We hope to see you again very soon. Best regards, Arleth Avilez.

Powell River, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 5 February 2014

Hotel Bantu is a very pleasant oasis in what can be a busy neighbourhood in a vibrant city. From the cheerful reception staff to the open air lobby, the first impression is welcoming and calming. Checkin was seamless with a refreshing beverage being offered quickly. The rooms are unique and well appointed. Most appear to be spacious. The beds are...

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Good afternoon. Dear guest, Thank you for your important feedback, it's very well received and it help us grow continuously. It's always a pleasure to serve you, and hope to have you back real soon. Best regards, Arleth Avilez.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Spa
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bantu invites you to discover a charming boutique hotel in the historic center of Cartagena de Indias, colonial city of Colombia, and one of the most amazing places in the Caribbean, full of warmth and authenticity. Distinguished with the category of 5 stars, Bantu Hotel offers an inside-edge design, colonial architecture and unique services: XVIII colonial infrastructure, chill out terrace, solarium, pool area, spa, bar, restaurant ... a bespoke luxury. Meet one of the most charming hotels in Colombia for couple getaways and business travel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bantu Hotel By Faranda Boutique

Address: Calle de la Tablada 7-62 | Historic Center, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Price Range: $189 - $449 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bantu Hotel By Faranda Boutique 3.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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Also Known As:
Bantu Hotel And Lifestyle
Bantu Hotel Cartagena
Bantu Hotel Lifestyle
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Cartagena
#8 Business Hotel in Cartagena
#30 Romantic Hotel in Cartagena
#34 Family Hotel in Cartagena
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“Always plan ahead, 2 floor hotel”
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“try to stay away from central courtyard area as it seems sound does travel here”
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“Request a room on the second level for more natural light unless you need disabled-friendly rooms as there is no elevator.”
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