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Hotel Caribe

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 25 August 2014

Hotel Caribe is a great place to stay while in Cartagena. The history of the establishment has gives it a feel of its own. Dont know why there are bad reviews, the Caribe has a very nice Beach facility directly across the road on the beach, in the evening all the markets, coffee shops and restaurants are a 5 minute...

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

We thank you for your positive rating ,we are glad to hear you had a good stay and as well be able to enjoy our facilities and the warmth of our service, our commitment is to deliver all our guests a positive and unforgettable experience in this cartagena icon , whose beautiful Colonial building contrasts with rooms refurnished and upgraded...

New York
Reviewed 25 August 2014

I arrived and at check in I was told despite my insistence that there were no king size beds facing the oceanfront and was also told my plan didn't cover breakfast. When I got to the room I located the written reservation and they would still not honor it saying there was a mistake. When I complained and asked for...

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

We Thank you for your comment. We would like to offer you our apologizes for what happened with your reservation and the inconveniences this it may caused, we have sent a copy of your dissatisfaction to the departments involved in order to take the necessary corrective measures and prevent inconveniences like this to happen again.

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 24 August 2014

This was once a very beautiful hotel and still has nice features. We stayed in the Laguna Mar tower which was relatively new and had a good experience. Our daughter started in an older room and had the mold others have written about. We had her moved to our building and the second room was fine. Our room was very...

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

Thank you for your comment but not before present apologies for any inconvenience you may had throughout your stay, we work continuously to improve the experience of our guests in the Hotel, and so we continue renewing our rooms. Lagomar is one of our buildings, Colonial and Laguito, this last one with minimalist rooms style. In front of the Hotel...

San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 24 August 2014

shame, dirty, old, neglected had to change hotel cartagena plaza much better place without much prestige but clean and care Has nice location and nice area prestige and pool hall and family Not in the historical or colonial area and has no beach, good food surveillance on the standard input could take care from the basics in cleaning

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

We regret and we also offer our apologies for any inconvenience you may had throughout your stay, we always work with our staff in a continuous improvement plan and as well to improve our processes, train our personnel and thus make our guests stay the best experience ever. We will take note of all your recomendation with the departments involved.

Reviewed 23 August 2014

we stayed at this hotel for a second time from 9 - 13 august 2014. at arrival we were greeted as long lost family by the staff. It felt like a real warm welcome. Since the hotel has a lot of terrain there is plenty of room for a lush tropical garden with even some deer running around, tropical birds...

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

We really appreciated your positive comments and rating and as well we are offering our apologizes for all the inconveniences you may had throughout your staying ,in the two disappointments matters mentioned, we will make all the corrections in order to not happened it again. Regarding the WIFI signal. There could be a possibility due to the trees our connection...

Jersey City, New Jersey
Reviewed 18 August 2014

This place is so nostalgist. Its very well kept considering it's super old. It's like a landmark in Cartagena. The rooms were very very very nice. I think we stayed on the new section. The buffet breakfast was delicious and had lots to choose from. Service was impeccable there. There is a beauty salon on site where a got my...

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

Thanks for your comment. Really have you and your spouse been an icon of the city with 70 years of history and being the first city Hotel constitutes an architectural and historical gem. Its halls has spent much of the national and international hstoria conditioning with new trends hotel retains its lovely green area where animals roam and live with...

Reviewed 15 August 2014

Caribe did not make a great first impression as some of the older rooms are a little dark and unwelcoming. We asked to move room and were given a more comforable room with an good view which was more modern and more welcoming. The hotel pool area is good, kids game room is good, beach access is good. The hotel...

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

We really appreciated your comments and also we are glad that you had such a great experience with us. Quite a bit We have been renovating our hotel when it comes to the hotel industry, our great location allows our guests to stay near shopping malls and as well being near the ocean zone gives us a different charm. Our...

Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

we had a very good experience in this historical hotel in Cartagena. There is a very nice and big pool amazing park with plants and little animals. Good rooms and security. To go to the center of Cartagena you need to take a taxy the journey is 20 minutes.

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Gracias por su comentario ,nos agrada que haya tenido una agradable estadía y haya podido disfrutar de la calidez de...

Barranquilla, Colombia
Reviewed 4 August 2014

This hotel is absolutely stunning, and you pay for the privilege to stay here - it's by no means cheap. For the price, you do not get what you pay for. First of all, there was no hot water in my room and the issue was not resolved - i was told it was due to a water heater problem....

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

Dear Madam We thank you for your comments. We would like to express our apologizes for any inconvenience you may had during your staying in the hotel concerning the A/C system as well the hot water supply. Since 2013 the hotel has improved its the A/C system purchasing a brand new equipment and this year we have been changing any...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 August 2014

The beaches are not really that nice in Cartagena but if you’re set on staying by the beach than Hotel Caribe is the place to stay. The hotel grounds are massive and there is a nice pool and restaurant. Though the rooms are a little shabby. As far as restaurants and shopping goes, there isn’t a whole lot around. There...

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

We Thank you for your comments and your positive rating. We are delighted that you had a good stay in this Republican architectural jewel from 1945`s. Despite its permanent renovation the caribe Hotel keeps its Colonial building in its wide corridors, comfortable rooms and its beautiful and lush gardens where you can see walking by such animals like sloths, toucans,...

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  • 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
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • 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
  • 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: RM531 - RM966 (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
#19 Business Hotel in Cartagena
#19 Luxury Hotel in Cartagena
#23 Romantic Hotel in Cartagena
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“There is the Colonial side which are much bigger not regular size rooms although they are all big and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles mis04nietas, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Try to stay in the main section”
 of 5 bubbles TFH04, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms facing the water are beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles juliocrespo86, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Visit the Historical Center, all food is great there but people will try to sell you stuff, so be careful with that. .”
 of 5 bubbles electricg2017, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Upper floors of their newer building gives a nice ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles david1055, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
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