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Zalmedina Hotel, Cartagena

3-star3 stars
AV. San Martin No. 5-52, Cartagena, Bolivar, 130001, Colombia

Beach hotel with restaurant, connected to the convention center, near Cartagena de Indias Convention Center
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Great location
Tasty breakfast
Good internet service
Value for money
Value for money could be better
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Zalmedina Hotel, Cartagena

from $54
  • from $54
  • Standard Double Room Single Use
  • Standard Triple Room
  • Standard Double or Twin Room
  • Junior Suite

What’s around Zalmedina Hotel, Cartagena


  • In Bocagrande
  • Cartagena de Indias Convention Center - 0.8 mi / 1.3 km
  • Clock Tower - 1.6 mi / 2.6 km
  • Port of Cartagena - 3.2 mi / 5.2 km
  • Hospital Naval de Cartagena - 0.1 mi / 0.1 km
  • Parque de La Marina - 0.7 mi / 1.1 km
  • Naval Museum Cartagena - 0.7 mi / 1.1 km
  • Caribbean Naval Museum - 0.7 mi / 1.1 km

Getting around

  • Cartagena (CTG-Rafael Nunez Intl.) - 12 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free parking nearby
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 50 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 8 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-3 PM
  • 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


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


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking

  • Free nearby parking


  • Area shuttle *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Beach towels
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Sofa bed
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free weekday newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Zalmedina Hotel, Cartagena’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Zalmedina
  • Zalmedina
  • Zalmedina Cartagena
  • Zalmedina Hotel
  • Zalmedina Hotel Cartagena


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.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to 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: COP 6200 per person, per night

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Internet access (may be limited)
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls (may be limited)
  • In-room safe
  • Laundry facilities

Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of COP 70000 (subject to availability)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of COP 70000 (subject to availability)

Rollaway beds are available for COP 70000 per night

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of COP 80000 per vehicle (roundtrip)

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

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.

Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 32 reviews

Zalmedina Hotel, Cartagena
Thumbs up---a wonderful staff!!
Fantastic staff, perfect location. I would absolutely stay here again!!:)
Nathan, us7 night trip
Zalmedina Hotel, Cartagena
Very Good8.0
I had planned to stay one night but ended up staying three nights. The staff was very friendly and went above and beyond to assist us. I would return.
AUDLEY, us1 night romance trip
Zalmedina Hotel, Cartagena
Not matching high expectations
This hotel isn't really on the map in Cartagena. Ask any cabby to take you there, and they struggle. This is because the reception/front of the hotel is above some shops. This really isn't ideal, with people pouncing on you the second you arrive and leave every night to sell you a tour, a hat, a pair of sunglasses or something else. The hotel just about passes as a 3-star hotel. The pictures are deceptive though, very well edited and shot to make it seem a lot nicer. Speaking English is also a real struggle, which is fair enough in Cartagena and not unexpected. However, the staff were friendly and accommodating where they could be, not like the reviews some have claimed. Breakfasts were okay. Coffee was awful but it was a well laid out buffet to help yourself. Usual deal of eggs, ham, cheese, cereals and breads. The best thing is the air conditioning unit and the bedding, which ensures maximum comfort. I can't say I'd stay here again given the expectations I had, but we had a comfortable enough stay I didn't complain. Can do better regarding first impressions, location (which is mislabelled on the map) and hotel layout.
David, gb5 night trip with friends

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Zalmedina Hotel, Cartagena

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