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Hotel Playa Manglares Isla Baru

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Reviewed 24 April 2016

Playa Manglares is transformative. We ended our trip here after just under a week in Cartagena and I can't imagine our trip without this experience. We were greeted with a hug and a kiss from the proprietor Olga and her friend Marcela, who are both amazing humans. This place is a slice of heaven and the perfect place to relax,...

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Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

If you are in Cartagena for 3 days or more, this is a must do! About an hour away from the walled city, you find yourself on this peaceful and ultra-relaxing spot with a private beach. We stayed there for a night and immersed in total relaxation. The rooms are beautiful, rustic and so chic. The water is super calm...

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OlgaPaulhiac, Propietario at Hotel Playa Manglares Isla Baru, responded to this review

Thanks for this great comment about us , explaining who we work with meals and how its work in general: it help others visitors to have a better idea of the place. It was very nice to meet you and care of you with our possibilities. Best regards and hoppe to see you again! Olga

New York City, New York
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

Playa Manglares was the last stop to end our vacation in Colombia. There is something about this place that forces you to let go and embrace pure relaxation. You don't have to worry about anything except which hammock you want to lounge in for the day. We stayed 3 nights. The first two days we relaxed on the beach enjoyed...

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OlgaPaulhiac, Propietario at Hotel Playa Manglares Isla Baru, responded to this review

Dear Grace, you are touching my hart with the description you do about us and this place. Thank you very much for it. Like you said, will after e moth those spacial moments we shared around the table , laugh and conversations! The secret recipes is just the inspiration that all of you give to us. Mojitos : blend the...

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Reviewed 14 January 2016

A great place to get away from it all and just relax. Nice bayside private beach. Olga is a friendly and welcoming host. We miss her dogs that hang around the house. We swung in the hammocks and drank club colombias. It was a nice get away after the high energy of the city. I would not bother with playa...

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OlgaPaulhiac, Propietario at Hotel Playa Manglares Isla Baru, responded to this review

Dears friends, thank you for your comment about us and the dogs who still waiting for you to play again! please come back! olga

Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful 5 days visit to Playa Manglares and loved it. The beach is pleasant and peaceful, well maintained and full of natural life without much human intervention. Olga Lucia, the host, is a warm and attentive person without being overwhelming, making your stay enjoyable and restful. The food is good including great fresh fish and ceviche. We...

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Queridos Juan Camilo y Familia; Gracias por este generoso comentario que entusiasmara a otros visitantes a venir y conocer la...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 31 December 2015

My wife and I spent 3 days at Playa Manglares. Olga was a great host - you feel like she is your 'abuela' (or you want her to be) by the end of your stay. If you're expecting an all-inclusive, fancy, resort-type feel, this is not your place. Rather, the very appeal of Manglares is its raw, authentic, off-the-beaten path...

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Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

Olga is a spectacular hostess who readily makes you feel at home with a big hug and declaration that you are " adorable". Ease into the rhythm and relinquish expectations and your time will be sublime. If you opt to control when and what you eat or who you eat with disappointment lurks. We arrived exhausted and spent a restful...

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OlgaPaulhiac, Propriétaire at Hotel Playa Manglares Isla Baru, responded to this review

Thank you for this important suggestion and a great note you wrote about us. Thank you for coming to Playa Manglares. e will love to see you again!

New York City, New York
Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

The property is on the private beach with very quiet and pleasant sea. Clean spacious rooms. Well groomed garden. Plenty of shade. Good mattresses. The owner, a very friendly and nice lady, is always on the property. The food is delicious and made of good quality components. However, the portions are tiny and dull. You will never see beef, any...

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OlgaPaulhiac, Propriétaire at Hotel Playa Manglares Isla Baru, responded to this review

Dear Alex, thank you very much for your suggestions that for sure will help us to improve our service to our guests. We are sorry about the bad experiences in general and on the boat trip . It was great to meet you and your dear family. Happy New Year Olga

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Reviewed 7 December 2015

Really nice place with private beach and nice hammacas for relaxation and great food. The owner (Olga) is the best host you can imagine. The rooms are big and beautifully decorated, the outdoor showers on the terrace are really nice. The hotel is located only 20 meters from the ocean but it is surrounded by trees and nature. Take time...

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OlgaPaulhiac, Propriétaire at Hotel Playa Manglares Isla Baru, responded to this review

Dear Tobbe, Thank you for you special note about us than help a lot to the hotel! ; It was great to meet you and will love to see you again. Happy New Year and all your dreams come true!

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Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

This is one of those places that you visit and fall in love with. Not because it's postcard picture perfect but because it has something magical and truly special. The rooms here are cosy and comfortable. But the setting is even better- you walk right onto the beach, where you won't find any other person than the hotel guests (only...

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OlgaPaulhiac, Propriétaire at Hotel Playa Manglares Isla Baru, responded to this review

Dear Ross and dear family, Thank you for this lovely note! the three of you are great guests, very sensitive and lovely with all the Playa Manglares's team , Also we are very thankful of the care you took with the water and the environment. We definitely love to see you again ! Thank you for coming here! Olga

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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
If you are looking for a calm and exclusive hide away, easily accessible from Cartagena de Indias, for a family stay, a honeymoon, or simply a reading break, then Playa Manglares is the place for you. Playa Manglares is a perfect hide away, 60 minutes by car from Cartagena. The hotel is reserved and exclusive, with only three rooms, each with original rustic, yet careful decorations and a tropical home-like atmosphere. With capacity for up to 10 guests in all, we garantee a personalized service to ensure a confortable, pleasant and well informed stay at Isla Baru. The hotel has exclusive amenities and services such as a private beach with hammocks under the mangroves, low fare personalized tours of the Rosario Islands, and other activities we'll be glad to arrange for you. It's also a place to relish on the tipical dishes prepared by our marvelous cook. Looking forward to hosting you! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Playa Manglares Isla Baru

Address: Km12, Via Playa Blanca, Isla Baru 130017, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Isla Baru
Price Range: RM667 - RM791 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“The place is very intimate, so more for quiet retreats”
 of 5 bubbles GaliaC_12, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Second and third floor rooms are better”
 of 5 bubbles Barbara_Montag, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The top floor room, featured in the photo, is beautiful. Two new rooms are separated from the main eating area, so they are very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles jwinokur, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We had the ground floor room and liked it very much.”
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“2nd floor room has the best balcony or outdoor space”
 of 5 bubbles rt0090, 30 Dec 2015 | Read review
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