Hotel Caribe

Cartagena's Grand Old Dame Still Looks Great

Book yourself in for some full-on rest and recuperation with a sea view in a newly refurbished suite in Cartagena’s Grand Old Dame, the Hotel Caribe.

  • This is What We Love

    •  Staying in one of Cartagena’s most-loved cultural institutions. Check out the black-and-white photo of Colombia’s ex-president Galán for some ultimate Colombian star gazing.
    • Waking upto a sea view before putting in some early morning laps inan Olympic-sized pool.
    •  A pre-dinner pitstop at their casual sushi hangout, Karibukai before a night cap at Bar Boleron
    •  Clocking toucans and other exotic animals while strolling around their luscious garden grounds
    •  Easy access to Hollywood Beach, perfect for some people watching at weekends
    •  Less than 10 minutes to Cartagena’s Old Town in a taxi
    •  A lobster lunch in the beachfront restaurant
    •  Being close to some great family restaurants in downtown Bocagrande
    •  It’s a five minute walk from the city’s best surf spot
  • What you Need to Know

    •  You get a 10% discount on all This Is Cartagena's Tours & Experiences if you book a bed with us
    •  Cartagena's beaches can disappoint at times. For the idyllic Caribean beach experience you will need to hire a yacht and head to the Rosario Islands
    •  This special price is a non-refundable rate. Please note if cancelled, modified orin case ofnoshow, the total price of the booking will be charged
    •  The rates in Colombian pesos include 16% sales tax for Colombian guests
    •  Colombians who pay at the destination and foreign citizens whose purpose of travel was not for rest or recreation, must pay 16% sales tax at the hotel at check-out time
    •  Rates do not include hotel insurance, which must be paid per person, per night directly at the hotel
  • The Details

    Address: Bocagrande, Cra. 1, No. 2-87, Cartagena, Colombia

    Rating: This is Cartagena

    Neighbourhood: Bocagrande

    Rating: Trip Advisor

WHY THIS IS CARTAGENA

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  • Concierge Services

    While Colombia's reputation has been transformed in recent years, some visitors can still be daunted by the prospect of arriving in Colombia on vacation for the first time. To ensure you and your family or loved ones, feel right at home we’ll send a member of our Cartagena travel team to help you check you in and get you plugged into Cartagena's laid-back Caribbean groove. Your bilingual concierge will be on hand to join up the dots throughout your dream Colombian holiday. If there's anything you need, from table reservations to coordinating the most authentic tours and experiences in Cartagena, you can call on them day or night

  • Quality Assurance

    We’ve slept in every bed in town and have hand-picked a blissful collection of luxury vacation rentals in Cartagena that will make you yawn with yearning. Even some of the most impressive houses to rent in Cartagena require a little intervention to make sure they live up to our lofty standards so we offer complimentary airport transfers and a great breakfast served fresh every day to ensure that all our exclusive colonial mansions, beach villas and private islands are a cut above your average stay in Cartagena.  

  • Insider Intel

    We really do know Cartagena and Colombia better than anyone else. Our talented team of travel advisors has cherry-picked the very best Cartagena has to offer so you can experience this marvelous Caribbean city like a local. We’re on-the-ground, all-year-round so we can share with you all of our favourite Cartagena things to do, places to eat, drink and relax. Don't take our word for it, check out some of our testimonials and customer reviews here


ROOMS & AVAILABILITY

Choose Your Room

02 April 2020 - 04 April 2020, 2 Nights, 1 Room, 0 Adults, 0 Children.

TYPE OF ROOM
 
MAX
OPTIONS
PRICE FOR 2 NIGHTS
RESERVATION
Deluxe Room
  • 2 Queen Bed
  • Sofa Bed

These sleek contemporary 38 sq m rooms include complimentary Wi-Fi and Nespresso are fully air conditioned and come with a working desk, safe deposit box, bathroom with walk-in rain shower and bathtub with TV. Rooms come with BOSE sound-dock and a view of the pool.

2 Adults
1 Children

TIC Special Offer

Non - Refundable

Breakfast Included

$570.00
Deluxe Room 2
  • 2 Queen Bed
  • Sofa Bed

These sleek contemporary 38 sq m rooms include complimentary Wi-Fi and Nespresso are fully air conditioned and come with a working desk, safe deposit box, bathroom with walk-in rain shower and bathtub with TV. Rooms come with BOSE sound-dock and a view of the pool.

  • THE LOWDOWN

     

    Amenities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Dry cleaning
    • Restaurant
    • Family rooms
    • Gym
    • Spa
    • Rooftop Terrace
    • TV
    • Wi-Fi
    • Mini Bar
    • Coffee Machine
  • FULL LISTING

    If you thought Cartagena's cultural history was locked inside the 16th century walls of Cartagena, think again.

    There's more than meets the eye to Hotel Caribe, a seriously handsome hotel spot that distinguishes itself from the generic resort types that occupy Bocagrande’s suit-and-tie hotel strip.

    It’s confident, and has reason to be. It was the first hotel built in Cartagena to accommodate the arrival of American oil executives in 1950s Bocagrande has maintained its historic charm whilst bringing itself bang up-to-date with a tasteful 2014 upgrade. 

    Everyone from the ‘who's who’of Colombia's social elite have wined, dined and stayed there. Plus, they occupy a privileged spot adjacent to Cartagena’s most popular beach where they reserve special beach umbrellas on the best bit of sand for their guests.

    Ostentatious in the stellar service and options it offers to clients, a 50/50 mix of well-travelled nationals and foreigners, you have everything you need at your fingertips.

    An Olympic-sized swimming pool, three great restaurants, nine conference rooms and a wealth of children-friendly activities to keep your little cherubs busy while you're topping up your tan or treating yourself to some green fire in their emerald store.

    There are toucans and iguanas in their garden. Need we say more?

    With large guestrooms found throughout the hotel's three towers - Colonial, Laguito and Lagomar - this hotel serves up panoramic views of Cartagena's busy beach district, including "Hollywood Beach", one of the liveliest stretches of sand in Cartagena.

    If you've already booked a different place to stay, you can still enjoy the merits of Hotel Caribe with a day pass. Which gives you access to their pool, gym and includes lunch.

LOCATION

  • Bocagrande

    After fifty years at the heart of the city's tourist trade Cartagena's Copacabana is still alive and kicking. The busiest of the city's beach districts has a host of boutiques, bars, spas, restaurants, casinos and cafés vying for your hard-earned pesos. 

    Old 'big mouth' has been the top beach district for most Colombian visitors to Cartagena since American oil executives made the place fashionable in the mid-20th century.

    Almost everyone from Colombia has fond memories of their first Caribbean vacation and it probably included a stay in one of the big hotels found on the beach in Bocagrande. 

    While it might not be the best beach in Colombia, it is the longest stretch of beach in Cartagena's metropolitan area and the combination of beach and historic allure of the center made Bocagrande the tourist Mecca for Colombians from the 1960s onwards.

    Extending five blocks back from the beach, Bocagrande is populated by towers looking west towards the ocean or eastwards at the Bay of Cartagena.

    The skyscrapers are semi-occupied by locals sharing their lofty locales with second homers and a regular flow of tourists on the hunt for self-catering apartments with a sea view and a swimming pool.

    The Avenida San Martin (Cra 2) acts as the main road in to Bocagrande from the old town and as such is lined with beachwear and fashion retail stores, restaurants, cafés, beauty parlours and casinos that cater to the out-of-towners and moneyed residents.

    Some of the city's best traditional restaurants can be found close to the beach catering to the locals. Some of our favourites include: Restaurante Arabe Internacional, Dolce e Salato Restaurante Italiano.



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