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Hotel Caribe by Faranda, Cartagena

4-star4 stars
Carrera 1a No 2-87CartagenaBolivar130001ColombiaGreat location! See map

4-star beach hotel with outdoor pool, near San Pedro Claver Church and Convent
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Very Good8.2
Great location
Great pool
Great amenities
Room is all right
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Hotel Caribe by Faranda, Cartagena

from $143
  • xxxStandard Colonial
  • xxxClassicSea
  • xxxClassicGarden
  • xxxExecutive Room Sea View
  • xxx
  • Superior Double Room, Garden View
  • Premium Double Room
  • Junior Suite
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Beach View
  • Premium Room Sea View
  • XXXX Family Room
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Superior Single Room, Garden View

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

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


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 1 PM
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. 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 (4 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

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

  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


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

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities
Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 4 restaurants
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Health club
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Beach towels
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Arcade/game room
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 7
  • Conference space size (feet) - 3444
  • Conference space size (meters) - 320
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Year Built 1945
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

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

Special features


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

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

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


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.

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

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)

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

What’s around Hotel Caribe by Faranda, Cartagena


  • In Bocagrande
  • Rio Cartagena Casino - 3 min walk
  • Castillo Grande Beach - 10 min walk
  • Bocagrande Beach - 13 min walk
  • Hospital Naval de Cartagena - 30 min walk
  • Muelle Turístico - 38 min walk
  • Museo Naval del Caribe - 42 min walk
  • La Marina Park - 44 min walk

Getting around

  • Cartagena (CTG-Rafael Nunez Intl.) - 19 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free valet parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 254 reviews

Hotel Caribe by Faranda, Cartagena
Very Good8.0
great location
good location, many restaurants nearby. what we found odd about this hotel was our toilet seat was smaller than the size of the bowl, which means you're sitting on half of the seat and half of the top portion of the bowl. aside from that, the hotel was worth it.
Rochelle, us4 night trip
Hotel Caribe by Faranda, Cartagena
Very Good8.0
We booked a suite for the weekend. Upon arrival the mini bar was empty and the bottled water in the bathroom was missing (only knew it was supposed to be there because the price label that hangs on the bottle was left), there was some chocolate smudge at the entrance to the room. We immediately notified the front desk and while they did get the floor cleaned (before we got back to the room) the mini bar and water were never stocked or replaced. The hotel is slightly dated but that kinda actually gave it charm for us. We liked it, and the fact that it wasn't ultra modern. The suite was fairly large although we would have liked the bedroom to be seperated from the living room as that's what we are typically used to in that price point. The bathroom was adequate. The food at breakfast was exceptionally good and a very good selection of items to choose from. The morning staff at breakfast was amazing, as were the front desk and front door staff. The waiters working the bar/restaurant at the pool area in the evenings were the opposite. It was difficult to order food or drinks and slow to come out. While it may sound like we found more flaws than positives, we did enjoy our time there. Enough that we booked the reception hall for our wedding reception. The hotel has some really great outdoor areas including safe and easy access to the beach and has excellent options if your looking for a place for a reception or private party or meeting area.
James, us2 night trip
Hotel Caribe by Faranda, Cartagena
Very Good8.0
Old World Charm
We were in the main building which was built in the 40's. The hotel had a lot of charm between the old fashioned elevator manned by a staff member to the lush hotel gardens surrounding the pool with a toucan, small deer like animals and a sloth. The gym was a bit dark, no gym towels and sometimes no water and glasses.
Nicholas, us4 night trip
Hotel Caribe by Faranda, Cartagena
Very Good8.0
The room was a bit outdated. Breakfast buffet was amazing! Great Selection. Staff at restaurants are Great! Pool area was very nice and clean.
leslie, us3 night trip
Hotel Caribe by Faranda, Cartagena
The local area is very good, safe and with everything near from the hotel. It's a good hotel, but not a 5 stars hotel. It's like 3,5 star hotel. The service is very poor and deficient. Coast and benefits don't balance.
A Traveler, us12 night trip with friends

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