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Hotel Caribe by Faranda, Cartagena

4-star4 stars
Carrera 1a No 2-87, Cartagena, Bolivar, 130001, Colombia

4-star beach hotel with spa, near Bocagrande Beach
  • Free WiFi in lobby and free parking
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Very Good8.4
Location
Great location
Service
Fantastic service
Breakfast
Tasty breakfast
Room
Room is all right
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Hotel Caribe by Faranda, Cartagena

from $135
  • Superior Double Room, Garden View
  • Premium Double Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Junior Suite
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Beach View
  • Premium Room Sea View
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Superior Single Room, Garden View

What’s around Hotel Caribe by Faranda, Cartagena

Landmarks

  • In Bocagrande
  • Puerta del Reloj - 40 min walk
  • San Pedro Claver Church and Convent - 41 min walk
  • Bocagrande Beach - 1 min walk
  • Castillo Grande Beach - 11 min walk
  • Clock Tower - 41 min walk
  • Cartagena de Indias Convention Center - 43 min walk
  • Rio Cartagena Casino - 3 min walk

Getting around

  • Cartagena (CTG-Rafael Nunez Intl.) - 12 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 363 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 1 PM
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

Children

  • Parents must have child's birth certificate and photo ID *

  • Babysitting/childcare *

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • WiFi in rooms *

Transportation

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *

Parking

  • Free valet parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 4 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Swim-up bar
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Playground on site
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Beach towels
  • Swim-up bar
  • Health club
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Arcade/game room
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 3444
  • Conference space size (meters) - 320
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Year Built 1945
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 40-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features

Spa

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Spa Caribe. Services include facials and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, a steam room, and Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open select days. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Dining

Pedro Heredia Restaurant - Overlooking the pool, this buffet restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

India Catalina Restaurant - This restaurant overlooks the pool. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Oh Caribe! Restaurant - This beachfront restaurant specializes in seafood and serves lunch only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open select days.

Karibukay Sushi Bar - This sushi bar specializes in Asian cuisine. Open daily.

Hotel Caribe by Faranda, Cartagena’s small print

Policies

If you are traveling with a child your property may require you to present the following documents: Parents traveling into Colombia with a child under 18 may be required to present the child's birth certificate and photo ID (passport for foreign visitors) upon check-in. If a relative or legal guardian is traveling into Colombia with the child, that relative or legal guardian may be required to present a notarized consent of travel signed by both parents and a copy of both parents' ID. If only one parent is traveling into Colombia with the child, that parent may be required to present a notarized consent of travel signed by the other parent. Visitors who plan to travel with children should consult with a Colombian consulate office prior to travel for further guidance.

  • Pool access available from 8 AM to 9 PM.
  • Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

    For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

    Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

    Also known as

    • Caribe Cartagena
    • Caribe Hotel
    • Hotel Caribe Faranda Cartagena
    • Hotel Caribe Cartagena
    • Caribe Hotel Cartagena
    • Hotel Caribe Faranda
    • Caribe Faranda Cartagena
    • Caribe Faranda

    Mandatory fees

    You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

    • The national sales tax (19%) is charged upon check-out to citizens of Colombia regardless of length of stay and to foreigners staying 60 consecutive days or more. Foreigners on a tourist visa are exempt from this tax. Furthermore, the tax may apply per room when the room is shared by a taxable and a nontaxable guest.
    • Resort fee: USD 4 per person, per night

    Optional extras

    Rollaway beds are available for USD 45.0 per night

    Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 19 for adults and USD 14 for children (approximately)

    Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

    Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 25 per person (one way)

    WiFi is available in guestrooms for USD 1 per stay (rates may vary)

    We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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    Recent reviews

    Very Good 8.4 From 314 reviews

    Exceptional 10.0
    A Great Time at the Timeless Hotel Caribe
    I traveled with my two grown daughters to visit Cartagena and the neighboring island. This was my second stay ever at Hotel Caribe, and it again did not disappoint. It has “ambiente” or ambience, authenticity, great old fashioned service, beautiful facilities and views, including spacious balcony areas, roaming animals and birds, a gigantic swimming pool, and spa. The staff is very attentive and friendly, taxi service is quick and effortless, and the concierge has great tour offers. Breakfast was very fun near the beautiful outdoor pool area, though they need more vegan options, liken even almond or soy milk was missing. The hotel has a fantastic hair salon that’s quiet, professional, and for Americans very inexpensive (think $15 for a wash and blow dry from hair stylers that actually don’t pull your hair.) Air conditioning was very strong in the rooms, to put it mildly. Location was nice and we had an excellent stay as you will too.
    Sylvia, us5 night family trip
    Fair 4.0
    Yesterday year property.
    It continues to run down year after year. Not going to stay in this hotel any more.
    us2 night business trip
    Good 6.0
    Great property but poor service
    Our family stayed for six nights over Christmas. The hotel grounds were great for a family. The pool was large, and we loved the animals around the property. Service at the breakfast buffet was poor: took up to 15 minutes to get a cup of coffee, food and drinks (especially orange juice and hot chocolate) often ran out, and tables were not quickly bussed (almost every morning we had to hunt for something like forks or napkins). My biggest irritation was that two different workers told me that my kids, ages 10 and 12, were not allowed in the deep end of the pool. They are strong swimmers and we were ten feet away supervising them when not in the water with them. I eventually talked to two managers and offered to have them take whatever swimming test they wanted to prove they were ok in the deep end. The managers were very nice and said my boys were fine to be anywhere in the pool.
    Gregory, us6 night family trip
    Good 6.0
    It could be better.
    Not the best for the money in Colombia. They need to take care of the Miskito problems.
    us3 night romance trip
    Good 6.0
    Mediocre
    Noise till late hours at night. Breakfast needs improvement.
    us6 night romance trip

    Hotel Caribe by Faranda, Cartagena

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