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Hotel Caribe

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Cartagena
Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

This hotel has monkeys and guacamayas that you can feed. Also There are raindeers running free all around the hotel and sloths and birds on the trees. It counts with a park with slides and swings. The restaurant counts with high chairs for children.

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

This wonderful and beautiful mini zoo attraction not only for adults but also for children among with monkeys,parrots,sloths hanging from the trees, deers, and tucans living in the same place along with our guests , it become one of the attractions of this architecture jewel. From the 1945`s ,first hotel built in this city with an exquisite republican style and...

Wirral, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Have just returned from Caribe Hotel after attending a family wedding. First impressions are fab.We stayed there 12 nights and were the only English people in Hotel. Although the reception staff spoke some English none of the general staff could. Not really a problem as we don't speak Spanish!!!!! It was good fun however trying to communicate and order food...

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

We appreciated the time you spent in this comments and we are really sorry for the inconveniences you had during your stay specially concerning our staff. We are making all the corrections in order not to have any complaints again. We are glad to hear such a great description of our venues and each of of them had been designed...

Washington DC
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Pleasant resort hotel. Good pool. Right by the beach. Well maintained but a little worn. Parts of the hotel are undergoing renovations. Still, we found a good deal online and it was well worth the price.

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

Thank for your comments we are improving some sections of the hotel in order to have a better experience of our guests . we hope you had a great stay and hope to see you in a near future .

Haifa, Israel
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Its ok hotel. I have been to Cartagena so many times. I will not come back but its not bad hotel. The service is a bit cold and the place can be cleaner with more effort. The food there is also ok. Not wow.

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

Dear Sir , we apologize for all the inconveniences you had during your stay and appreciated all your comments , we will certainly take care of all the matters you mensioned and we will make all the corrections.

Buenos Aires
Reviewed 25 June 2014

You can tell from stepping into its lobby that this hotel once exuded style and class. Its public areas are still very well kept, but the rooms are a bit rough around the edges and the service isn't what I'd expect from a four star hotel. The property itself is in a great location and there is access to the...

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

We really appreciated all your comments you can be sure we will take care of all the inconveniences you had during your stay and we will make all the corrections .

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Great hotel overall. Nice room, Nice view of the beach, great pool, great hospitality. Their are deer and Tucan who just roam around the area. The food is great but a little pricey however the free breakfast is great and lasts longer than most places. The gym could use some better equipment but I'm sure it doesn't get used much....

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

We really appreciated your positive comments, we are so glad to hear that you had a great ocean view room as well that you enjoyed our tucan and deer wondering around our hotel gardens. We are working in our price list in order to provide a better and nominal conveniences prices for any one and as well our length of...

Bogota, Colombia
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Stayed in the old wing. Renovation was haphazard, mostly a slap-dash coat of paint, some of which just covered over mold. Mosquitos in room at all times. Informed front desk and they said they would spray for mosquitos while I was out. Did not help. Aircon volume cannot be adjusted. Service was acceptable except for checkout which was very slow...

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

We Thank you for your comment and we really apologized for all and every one of your disadvantages you had throughout your staying. We took note of each one of them and to be sent to the departments of maintenance, housekeeping and reception in order to take the necessary corrective measures and prevent the inconveniences to be repeated.

Reviewed 3 June 2014

I only booked this hotel because I was dissappointed with the pool (lack of poolside service) at the Bantu Hotel that was within the walls. This place was very reasonable priced for less than a 24 hour booking on Orbitz and a short (less than 10 min) and inexpensive (less than 10,000 pesos or $5) from the historic district (walled...

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

We are really sorry for the inconveniences you may had during your staying specially regarding the pool at the Bantu`s hotel even that you got a reasonable price but it even it was a disappointment. We are more than happy to hear that the location was not bad at all since it is close by all the historic area. And...

Reviewed 29 May 2014

Although Cartagena is known for being an active, party-city, my wife and I decided to spent 10 days at the Caribe hotel, looking for some relaxation and peaceful time. The hotel Staff was very kind and nice since the beginning, as we arrived they gave us the necessary tips for getting around and they were always very attentive.Rooms were ok...

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

We really appreciate your description of our services. Actually, if there is something that distinguishes us, is the atmosphere of peace and tranquility that reigns in different areas of our Hotel, especially in the pool area where guests can enjoy a good swim surrounded by beautiful vegetation and listening to the song of a great variety of birds; and the...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 19 May 2014

This is a nice classic hotel conveniently located in Bocagrande. Rooms are very spacious but a little dated. However, the hotel facilities are pretty nice such as the swimming pool, gardens and the wild animals. The service and the staff were very helpful and friendly.

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

We are so worry. every day and we are continuing to improve and as well delivering the best services. Indeed, our green areas are one of our biggest attractions and strengths as it gives to our guests an oasis of peace and tranquility. Thanks for your comments.

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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
  • Laundry Service
  • 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: RM563 - RM1,183 (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:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Cartagena
#13 Family Hotel in Cartagena
#17 Luxury Hotel in Cartagena
#19 Business Hotel in Cartagena
#23 Romantic Hotel in Cartagena
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