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Occidental Cartagena

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Pickering
Reviewed 30 March 2012

OK, first let me advize you that the rating for Room, Service, Value, Sleep etc., should be rated based on the average facility out there and I believe people aren;t doing that, because I am rating all those fairly well, but the overall experience at this facility is definately below average. Let me also tell you that I only have...

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5Thank MarkR0332
Caledonia, Canada
Reviewed 30 March 2012

Just returned today from the Occidential....it was terrific. Rooms are terrific....food was fabulous. Walks along the beach, the pools, the staff - the other guests. Who could complain. Weather was perfect...nice breeze in the afternoon and took 3 trips into the Old Walled City....spent time with a personal guide with Henry - he was terrific - very reasonable too. Email...

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5Thank HectorShawn
Kitchener, Canada
Reviewed 28 March 2012

We booked last minute - and so glad we did! This resort was more than we expected. We stayed the week of March 19th - 26th and had fantastic weather! There's a lovely breeze throughout the day - but I would recommend a cardigan or light jacket at night as it can cool down quite a bit. We had an...

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2Thank Tara W
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 28 March 2012

This is a new hotel which was designed to be separated from downtown in order to relax and enjoy a quiet area. It's a beach front complex with and area with pools, restaurants and bar, separated from a more relaxed area with the rooms and a pool. There is free wi-fi, tennis courts, basketball, volleyball, spa services and gym. They...

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4Thank Jukia
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 28 March 2012

I read the reviews ahead of time, which prepared me for the good and the possible bad. We had a fantastic time last week and would highly recommedn the The hotel is really good. It's very clean, the rooms are well appointed (although you've got to like a hard, hard mattress), slightly musty smell when you first walk in, but...

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2Thank jmcc444
Hoteles_Estelar, E-Commerce at Occidental Cartagena, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Dear Guest, Thank you very much for having taken the time to give your feedback. Your comments are most important to us since they allow us to improve the services and products we offer. We have been very pleased to read that your expectations have been exceeded and we would like to thank you for the good ratings...

Fonthill, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 25 March 2012

It's been a month since we have been back but we thought it would be good to let people know what our experience was like. We got there on Monday Feb 6 so we were with the sunquest group,we spent the first 3 days listening to the air transat group bitterly complaining about this& that and every thing in between....

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1Thank Ken Violet S
Saint John, Canada
Reviewed 25 March 2012

We spent two weeks at the Estelar Grand, March 5-19. The weather was fantastic (even with the wind chill, it was still +30 every day!), the food was good and plentiful (the granadillas fantastic!), our suite was spaciaus and clean, and the staff were friendly and always tried to please. The resort is a little distance from everyhting, but after...

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2Thank Don_Roberta
Toronto, Ontario
Reviewed 23 March 2012

Realistically my wife and I had normal expectations on what this vacation would be like having been to Cartagena and Santa Marta previously on five occasions over the years. We returned home March 22 after a one week stay. Our previous accomodation had been in the Boca Grande hotels as opposed to the remote location of the Occidental. Accomodation: 1....

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Peterborough, Canada
Reviewed 23 March 2012

My husband and I just returned from the Occidental Grand ,we stayed from March 12 to the 19. In our opinion this was a excellent place to stay. We were fortunate to have a room on the 5 floor in building 2. It was a corner room overlooking the ocean, views on all three sides, it was very clean and...

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3Thank Chris555579
Windsor, Canada
Reviewed 22 March 2012

Our group of 11 stayed at the Occidental from March 5 through March 12, 2012 (a week prior to March Break) and would highly recommend this resort to everyone. We were there to celebrate my mom’s (Issabelle) 80th birthday. The staff at the resort as well as guests, went above and beyond to help us out !! They supplied a...

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Hoteles_Estelar, E-Commerce at Occidental Cartagena, responded to this review

Good Morning Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience from your recent stay at Estelar Grand Playa Manzanillo Hotel. We are very pleased to read your review and learn that you enjoyed your time with us. We appreciate your comments which are very important to us. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back next time. Kind Regards.

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Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Occidental Grand Cartagena Resort***** hotel's objective is to provide luxury, all-inclusive services on the seafront on the beautiful beaches of Manzanillo Bay. It is close to the cosmopolitan city of Cartagena de Indias. It has a contemporary design and a very calm ambience, and our guests' first impression is of an idyllic resort to relax and unwind in. Have a dip in the pool, stroll around the beautiful lush gardens or enjoy the 24-hour drink and snack service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Occidental Cartagena

Address: Anillo Vial Via Manzanillo del mar Km. 4 | No. 9-85, Cartagena 985, Colombia (Formerly Estelar Grand Playa Manzanillo)
Region: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Price Range: RM667 - RM2,136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Occidental Cartagena 3.5*
Number of rooms: 190
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Also Known As:
Occidental Grand Cartagena Hotel Cartagena
Hotel Style:
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Cartagena
#14 Spa Hotel in Cartagena
#21 Family Hotel in Cartagena
#37 Romantic Hotel in Cartagena
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“all rooms are oceanview - no need to pay extra for it”
 of 5 bubbles klugster, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in room 2110, it was very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles BozenaK627, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“principal building seam really quiet, first floor doesn't have a view, so if you want that, go for the 3 floor at least.”
 of 5 bubbles 746danie, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“ocean view, NOT adjoining unless you are with the other people in the adjoining room”
 of 5 bubbles happywanderer381, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“family room”
 of 5 bubbles , 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
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