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Hotel Caribe by Faranda Grand

4-star beach hotel with spa, near Bocagrande Beach

  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Carrera 1a No 2-87, Cartagena, 130001, Bolivar, Colombia
8.4.Very Good.
  • Great location right off the beach and lot of restaurants and hops around. Lush green…

    Jul 16, 2021

  • not a 5 stars not even close

    Apr 22, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC) and COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Walkable
Safe
Dining options
Transportation options
Convenient
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 363 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • 4 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool

For families

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator

What’s around

  • In Bocagrande
  • Clock Tower - 40 min walk
  • Bocagrande Beach - 1 min walk
  • Cartagena de Indias Convention Center - 43 min walk
  • Centro Comercial Nao - 3 min walk
  • San Felipe de Barajas Castle - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Double Room
  • Premium Double Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Junior Suite
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Sea View
  • Premium Double Room, 2 Queen Beds, Sea View
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Room, 1 King Bed
  • Junior Suite, Corner
  • Senior Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Sea Facing
  • Presidential Suite, 3 Bedrooms, Sea Facing
  • Grand Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Sea Facing
  • Classic Room, 1 King Bed

Location

Carrera 1a No 2-87, Cartagena, 130001, Bolivar, Colombia
  • In Bocagrande
  • Clock Tower - 40 min walk
  • Bocagrande Beach - 1 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Bocagrande
  • Clock Tower - 40 min walk
  • Bocagrande Beach - 1 min walk
  • Cartagena de Indias Convention Center - 43 min walk
  • Centro Comercial Nao - 3 min walk
  • San Felipe de Barajas Castle - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • Port of Cartagena - 4.5 mi / 7.2 km
  • Playa Manzanillo - 14.9 mi / 24 km
  • Blanca Beach - 25.6 mi / 41.1 km

Getting around

  • Rafael Nunez Intl. Airport (CTG) - 24 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

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

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 1 PM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Children 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

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite valet parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?

  • In-room childcare (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 4 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Beach bar
  • 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
  • Number of meeting rooms - 9
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 3444
  • Conference space size (meters) - 320

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Year Built - 1945
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public restroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service

Freshen up

  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 40-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • 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.

Small print

Also known as

  • Caribe Cartagena
  • Caribe By Faranda Cartagena
  • Hotel Caribe by Faranda Grand Hotel
  • Hotel Caribe by Faranda Grand Cartagena
  • Hotel Caribe by Faranda Grand Hotel Cartagena
  • Caribe Hotel
  • Hotel Caribe Faranda Cartagena
  • Hotel Caribe Cartagena
  • Caribe Hotel Cartagena
  • Hotel Caribe Faranda
  • Caribe Faranda Cartagena
  • Caribe Faranda

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Rollaway beds are available for USD 35.0 per night

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 18 for adults and USD 9 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)

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.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a security system on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) and COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).

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.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

This property is licensed under an applicable law.Property Registration Number RNT 4253

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • For stays on or after January 1, 2022, residents of Colombia and non-residents staying 60 consecutive days or more will be charged a 19% national sales tax by the property at the time of stay. Travelers on a tourist visa will not be required to pay this tax. The tax may be charged where a room is shared by a taxable and a non-taxable guest.

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.

FAQs

  • Yes, Hotel Caribe by Faranda Grand does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 8 AM to 9 PM.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is 1 PM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Contactless check-out is available.
  • Yes, there are 4 onsite restaurants, featuring beachfront dining, international cuisine, and ocean views. Nearby restaurants include La Olla Cartagenera (4-min walk), Pizzas Piccolo Cartagena (4-min walk), and Piola (4-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 25 per person one way.
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Rio Cartagena Casino (4-min walk) is nearby.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as scuba diving. Additional recreation nearby includes casino gaming. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. Hotel Caribe by Faranda Grand also has a Turkish bath and an arcade, as well as a garden.
8.4.Very Good.
  • 6.0.Good

    I have had my eye on this hotel everytime I pass through Cartegena. I really wanted a taste of some elegance with a beautiful setting. That wasn't the case. The place isn't exactly falling apart but it isn't anything special. Just simple things like getting a cup of coffee in the morning turned into a trek across the compound. They gave me a card for a complementary drink and two hours later when I tried to use it they told me tough luck. Why even bother if they are going to make stipulations. I needed my phone charged, nobody seemed to care. This is a world class hotel and something as simple as that they wouldn't provide. I did go across the street to the beach and had some beers at a palapa at a quarter of the price of the hotel and the lady there was gracious enough to charge my phone. Take your business somewhere else.

    1 night trip, Apr 18, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Me vieron con la maleta y pensaron que me iba del lugar a escondidas.

    3 night family trip, Apr 16, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The pool was deep, the live animals in the yard was nice. Very private and protected.

    5 night trip with friends, Apr 13, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent

    4 night trip with friends, Apr 8, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Nothing was unique in particular

    1 night trip, Apr 7, 2021

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Terrible property, stay away

    Terrible service, overcharged and threatened to call the police if i didn't pay their inflated charges are checkout. The bathroom ceiling leaked and flooded the room, and then they charged us to clean the laundry that their inadequate plumbing soaked.

    Richard, 5 night trip, Mar 1, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    There was an abundance of wildlife on the property whuch was unexpected and cool! There was no hot water and no potable water onsite.

    3 night romance trip, Feb 18, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    If you are looking to live more like a local that is the place for you... the front reception staff speaks English but that’s it... most of the staff isn’t fluent in English and although the amenities were nice; dining was limited and closed early 10pm ( it would have been nice to have a late dining option on the premises). Other than that the staff was friendly and the rooms were clean!

    4 night family trip, Feb 6, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Great place to stay. The outdoor patios , garden pool area very pleasant. Also the wild animals running around inside the hotel is a perfect element to combine with the atmósfera there. Very beautiful place to definite for a vacation plan.

    3 night family trip, Dec 30, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Great location. The hotel is a bit tired at 70 years old.

    Andy, 9 night romance trip, Dec 1, 2020

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