"If you're fond of sleeping... don't come here..."
The hotel itself is good enough... the problem comes with its neighbors... We came at night really tired form a long trip with the only intention of sleeping. The house across the street had a stereo at full volume... The hotel staff didn't care to do anything about it... We ended up not sleeping a bit... So... as said above... if you're fond of sleeping... […] look for another hotel, for your own resting sake... Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
A very nice hotel for the price. It is in the middle of the Walled City and you can walk almost anywhere (except for the beach). Right down the street from 4 awesome restaurants as well.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very nice cost/benefit ratio. I loved it."
Nice, great location, clean and affordable. The staff is very friendly. The location is in Getsemany, close to the main plaza.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent lower cost option"
Avoiding the high prices of boutique hotels in the Centro area, Casa Carmen offered a nice, clean, comfortable lower-cost experience. We stayed 6 nights, so it was great that the hotel gave us a quad room despite booking a double (at double's rate); there was space to spread out and be comfortable. The Getsemani neighborhood was a pleasure- lots of […] local life, plus shops for drinks and snacks and the great Plaza Trinidad nearby, and a short walk to clock tower. The A/C worked excellently which is very needed in Cartagena. There was no hot water, and I love a hot shower, but if I can survive it, anyone can! Breakfasts were nice, with Colombian coffee, juice, fruit, eggs and a starch (the days with arepas were a favorite!). Breakfast can take awhile if all the guests turn up at once, since it's one person cooking fresh and serving, but we were never in a rush so it didn't matter to us. The desk was staffed 24hrs, laundry service was reasonable, and Christian spoke English which was a huge plus given my poor Spanish. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
A well located, small hotel with larger rooms and a good breakfast. Our first room, very large, was slated for renovation, but it was the only one ready, so we had it for one night.There was a dank odour that became apparent, which may explain why it needs renovating. We were swtiched to an equally larger room that was fine. Staff and service was very […] friendly and courteous. Quite good value for Cartagena. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Situated about 5mins walk from the historical centre, this is a good new hotel in Cartagena. Breakfast included with good WiFi, a roof terrace and friendly, helpful staff. Excellent value.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"mysigt hotell med bra personal"
Ett mysigt hotell till en rimlig peng. Det passar bra för backpakers som vill ha ett lite trevligare boende i staden. Personalen är jätte trevliga och gjorde sitt bästa för att hjälpa oss under vår vistelse i Cartagena. Hotellet ligger i ett lugnt och familjärt område och är lätt att orientera sig tillGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Esta muy bien ubicado. Es barato y se entiende que por eso no tiene tantas comodidades pero todo esta muy limpio. No tiene agua caliente y aunque hace mucho calor creo que ai hace falta. El personal ea muy amable.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel très bien situé"
Bien situé au cœur de Getsemani dans une rue assez calme en retrait du bruit des bars nocturnes.Personnel sympa et disponible .C'est plus une petite pension de famille qu'un hôtel. Frigo à dispo dans la cuisine. Wifi ok Pas d'eau chaude comme partout . Pas de coffre-fort mais très sécurisé car la porte d'entrée est fermée en permanence et l'on doit […] sonner pour rentrer. Petit-déjeuner correct et variant chaque matin ,servi à l'air libre dans la courette ...A recommander Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Wonderful hotel near Cartegena`s old town."
Cozy and gorgeous small hotel with wonderful staff. Rooms are spacious and comfortable, and come with AC and satellite TV. Simple but good breakfast served in the morning. The location is great: 5 minutes from the Clock Gate. The vicinity is the best nightlife area in Cartagena. Totally recommended!Genuine Expedia guest review
"kleines gemütliches Stadthotel mitten in Getsemani"
Kleines, ruhiges und sehr sauberes Hotel mitten in Getsemani, mit Klimaanlage(Bei den Temperaturen überlebenswichtig), sehr freundliches Personal, landestypisches Frühstück (Eier, Obst, Patacones, Saft, Kaffee), einfache Ausstattung, kein Warmwasser, ist aber bei den Temperaturen nicht nötig, gutes WLAN, Alle Touristenziele sind gut fußläufig zu erreichen. […] Man darf sich von ersten Eindruck, wenn man die Straße erreicht, nicht erschrecken lassen. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Auf jeden Fall ein gutes Hotel in Cartagena!"
Es ist ein sehr schönes kleines Hotel in Cartagena. Würde ich jederzeit weiterempfehlen. Man ist zu Fuß in 5 Minuten in der Altstadt. Das Personal ist sehr nett und hilfbereit.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Ubicación y trato excelentes"
El trato del personal es excelente. María Alejandra es muy atenta y proporciona muy buena información a los viajeros.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Comfortable small hotel on quiet street"
03/04/15 Jack S Toronto, Canada
We spent four enjoyable nights at this quiet, friendly, small hotel. Staff was very helpful, giving good advice about where to eat and what to see. Easy walk to tourist attractions within walled portion of city. Very reasonably priced. Cartagena is warm so unheated, lukewarm water in shower was not so bad, but we would have preferred warmer water.
"great spot, great value"
02/05/15 vancouverluke Vancouver, Canada
We loved this place. It's on a side street right close to some nice restaurants and bars. The rooftop deck was a great spot to take some beers and get some sun with a view of the whole city. Our room was large and clean and the ac worked great. The price for this place was very good compared to many other places that weren't as nice or central. The breakfast in the courtyard was delicious every morning. The coconut buns were a nice local touch as was the pot of columbian coffee. All the staff were super helpful and professional. We will be back to stay here again someday. Highly recommend this Jewel
"Great spot, great value "
02/05/15 luke t
We loved this place. It's on a side street right close to some nice restaurants and plaza de la Trinidad. The rooftop deck area has a good view and is a good spot to bring some beers and get some sun. Our room was large and clean and the ac worked great. The price for this place was very good compared to many other places that weren't as nice. The breakfast in the courtyard was delicious every morning. Coconut bread was a nice touch with the eggs. And pot of Colombian coffee. All the staff were super helpful and professional. We will be back to stay here again someday. Highly recommend this jewel.
"Nice and comfortable"
01/27/15 Khamlia Stockholm, Sweden
It was a nice little colonial house where we got a reasonable room so I was really really happy. Everything worked fine there, the breakfast was good and we even got some fruit salad. The beds were comfortable and light. The only thing I have to remark is that it would be good if they had a little drink you could buy there. We arrived and were really thirsty and when we asked if we could get something so they said they do not agree with it. That they are bidding only on room and breakfast. However, we would gladly pay for the drink, of course, did not get it for free. We were, however, made reference to go out and buy it somewhere out there, so it was not as fun to run right out and get a drink. But as I said, otherwise it was fine and nice there and it was nice view from the terrace. Wifi worked well too.
11/30/14 Rasa B Greenville, South Carolina
Recently my family stayed at Casa Carmen and had a wonderful experience. We booked 3 rooms for 5 nights. Cristian generously agreed to arrange an airport pick up. The rooms were spotless,had working air conditioning,comfortable beds and a TV if needed. A cooked to order breakfast was prepared tastefully by the very kind and cheerful Ru. There was very little ,if any, hot water which did not bother us. Our favorite hang out area was the roof terrace with great city views. The location in the Gethsemane district which was very convenient and walkable to the Walled City and to many restaurants. A great large supermarket, Exito, was not far away. We took taxis back to the airport, which were reasonable, 12 mil COP.
"Excellent location, good value"
11/12/14 kaydily Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
I was traveling with a group of friends, and we reserved three rooms for a total of 5 nights. The breakfast was plentiful, the hotel easy to find, and the neighborhood delightful. I would definitely recommend this place to others.
"Great location, lovely colonial house"
09/16/14 ollywomble London
We stayed five nights here. It's a lovely old colonial house in Getsemani, an area we really liked staying in. The hostel is round the corner from Calle Media Luna where lots of bars are and only a 10 minute walk to the walled old city. The rooms and beds are comfortable. The shower is cool (not freezing cold), which is very refreshing given how hot and humid the city gets. Air con worked very well. Staff are friendly and they opened the front door at whatever time of day or night we came back. Breakfast seemed good but we only had it once - it finishes at 9am which is a little early. The only other negative was that our room was right by the road and a car alarm went off regularly well into the night (it was parked outside our window and so was very loud!)
"First impression was not good, rest of the stay OK"
08/24/14 carlabena Lima
the tip: unless you want to pay more than 5 times the usual taxi fare from the airport, do not take their airport-hotel transfer. about the location: outside can be kind of scary on the weekends because of the intense nightlife.
08/11/14 FredndRobyn Litchfield Park, Arizona
This is a very small hotel, with very friendly and helpful staff and is in a really good location. The roof top terrace is nice place to have a drink. The breakfast is simple but is fine to start your day. We stayed there at the beginning and the end of our trip. The first room was upstairs in the back of the hotel and was very quite, large (3 beds) and really clean. We left our luggage there as we were going to Tayrona NP and to Palamino and only wanted to take back packs. We specifically reserved a room for the following week but when we returned they advised that they had given our room to someone else. We returned about 3:00 on the day we said we would be back so it wasn't like we didn't show up when we said we would! That was very frustrating as the only room they had available was queen size and we had reserved one with twin beds. They sent us to another hotel close by but it wasn't in a very good location so we cam back and took the only available room they had. It worked out ok but again, it was a bit disappointing that they did that. Regardless, I would recommend staying here, lots of good restaurants close by.
07/16/14 Tortugalind Haifa District, Israel
If you are in a short vacation and look for somewhere good to stay that keeps you away of the hit outside in Cartagena and you just think you deserve good, come here! It's was just amazing place to stay, great beds, very clean rooms and the place itself, very good staff, including breakfast, and so close to everything! Very good place!
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