Decameron Cartagena

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Located in the modern sector of the city and only 15 minutes from Rafael Nunez International Airport, the Decameron Cartagena is a 23-story resort near the popular beaches of Bocagrande. With a magnificent view of the sea and the old walled city of Cartagena, guests are truly in for a treat.

The impressive tower of the Decameron Cartagena stands halfway between the modern metropolis and old walled city. In addition to the beautiful beaches, the resort offers adult and children's swimming pools. There are three bars and five restaurants within the complex. Diners have the option of international and regional cuisines.

Additionally, you can enjoy an unforgettable meal at the San Pedro Restaurant, which is located on the exclusive San Pedro Claver Plaza in the old walled city.

Dance classes and aerobics are two options for daytime entertainment. At night, guests can head to a show and relax at one of the bars. Experience the beauty and rich history of Cartagena from the modern comfort of the Decameron Cartagena.

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Local Phone: 011-575-665-4400
Business Services
Physician on Call
Number of Pools: 2

Adults' and children's pools.
Health Club / Spa
Nautilus Equipment: Additional Charge
The hotel sits between the modern urban sector and the Old Walled City, facing the Bocagrande beach. Enjoy 5 restaurants, a swimming pool, 3 bars, disco, nightly entertainment, and a Convention Center.
Total Rooms: 280
Year Opened: 0 Credit Cards:
Junior suite includes one king bed or two double beds, and views of the Caribbean Sea or the city of Cartagena.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Standard guestroom includes two double beds or one king bed, and views of the Caribbean Sea or the city of Cartagena.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Decameron Cartagena features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 6 Restaurants at Decameron Cartagena:
Cafe San Pedro - This theme restaurant serves dinner only. Reservations are required.
Galeotto - Overlooking the city, this restaurant serves lunch and dinner.
Bocaccio - This theme restaurant serves dinner only. Reservations are required.
Alibech's - Overlooking the ocean, this steakhouse serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Ciacco's - Buffet restaurant
Rimini Terrace - Snack bar
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Daily organized activities, day tour to the Royal Decameron Baru Hotel, scuba diving lessons in the pool, kids' activities.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Nightly entertainment
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What to expect

TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Take your money elsewhere
daniwarrior, Boston, Massachusetts
Wed Sep 05 12:28:03 EDT 2018
My family stayed here Aug 2018, in 3 rooms. You could tell my room hadnt been cleaned at all, the sink and shower had hairs on it and the rooms was extremely dusty and humid. (i will say as soon as i complained the head of housekeeping went up and took care of the cleaning). the air conditioner in our rooms was so bad, we would have been better off with fans. Room #2, my brothers room, it was also very dusty and dirty, but when they went to lay in bed that night the sheets had blood on them... BLOOD! they took that sheet off and went to sleep because they were exhausted and when they mentioned it to the front desk the next day, they tried to blame the blood on my brother. RIDICULOUS. The food is decent, and the servers were very polite. Night time entertainment is very mediocre. they also close the pool at 6pm which is so inconvenient, we're on vacation, we want to be in the pool for as long as possible.

Please don’t go to this place
Fri Aug 24 13:06:44 EDT 2018
There are so many bad things about this place that I don’t even know where to start. Bad, bad service, dirty hotel, awful food... They yell at you to get your snacks and most of the staff treat you as if they were doing you a favor. This is not an expensive hotel but it isn’t worth what you pay; for the same price you can find way better hotels in Cartagena. Decameron Cartagena is cheap in all possible ways. If you want an “all inclusive” please go to Hotel Estelar Manzanillo and do t waste your money at Decameron.

Never ever stay in this hotel
Monica L,
Wed Jul 04 17:41:54 EDT 2018
This hotel is the worst hotel in Cartagena. Stay away. The rooms are moldy and the beds are super uncomfortable. I don’t know how other reviewers can qualify this place with so many stars. Do not count with the old city restaurant because is impossible to get a reservation. And they will “mix” the restaurant reservation to their convenience. I won’t give a star.

Really Amazing Value for Money
lamandel, Toronto
Fri Mar 23 15:42:02 EDT 2018
Friendly helpful staff. Real value for money! Amazing. Beautiful views. Loved three of the restaurants but not crazy about the seafood one. Hugo is the most amazing waiter and rotates among restaurants but really everyone is good and very ok helpful. The reservation system works fine. It starts at 11am and goes all day. Because you can make 2-3 day ahead just wait until there is no line up unless you are there on the weekend then get there at 10:30....The ladies are helpful and friendly. Be nice and they treat you like gold! Entertainment staff is great. If they do that thing where they turn up the base so it sounds like the speaker is broken just complain. They know they aren’t supposed to do it and it causes hearing loss. You will see they turn the bass down! Other staff hates it and are glad when you do that! On the music front - be aware it is noisy in the rooms unless you are high up. Entertainment staff blasts the music roughly 1-5 and 6-11 even when the hotel is empty but you came here to party..... Drinks - they are amazing! The mojitos are better than Cuba. The bartenders really work hard.

Fantastic Staff & Location
Cubansalsalover, Barrie
Mon Mar 19 12:58:00 EDT 2018
This was our first time in Colombia, and had wanted to visit Cartagena, Colombia for the last five years but always ended up going to Cuba. After 34 visits to Cuba we finally decided at the last minute to go away March break instead of Easter to Colombia. I decided to pick a hotel that was an All Inclusive, as did not know what to expect in Colombia. After much research I picked this hotel for the location and amenities. We were given a junior suite high up, with a breath taking view of the Bocagrande and the Old City. There was plenty of room for myself, husband and the other room for our 17 year old son. The beds were firm but very comfortable including a selection of pillows. The hotel is only a 20 minute bus/taxi drive from Cartagena airport and 1km walk to the old walled city from the hotel. We arrived at the airport before our scheduled arrival time of 7.45pm from Toronto, Canada. After a quick check in, we were told that they had reserved all the Air Transat clients at the Italian restaurant for dinner. After a quick unpack and freshen up, we headed down to the restaurant. The food and service was excellent, so much we booked to go three times. We also booked to dine at the Seafood restaurant on the top 23rd floor our last night with great views, of Bocagrande and the old city. We also booked the steakhouse which is located on the lower floor and included in our hotel was dinner at their restaurant “San Pedro” in the old walled city of Cartagena two times during our visit. We booked one night Japanese Teppanyaki, which was fun and the other night we booked was an Asian inspired menu that night and the food, service and atmosphere was excellent. You are picked up at the hotel in a bus with other guests from the hotel for your dinner reservation and dropped off near the restaurant, as you cannot drive a bus down the small streets. Then after you finish eating you have some free time to walk around the old city, which I will add is very safe. You can enjoy looking at the street entertainers, take a horse drawn carriage ride around or just go into one of the many beautiful restaurants or bars for a drink. It has so much charm and very different at night. There are so many interesting places to eat and some have Flamenco dancing and live music. We were told it is very safe to walk around the Bocagrande area and walled old city at night. The bus picks you up at the same place you were dropped off at around 10.30/11.00. A taxi ride home should you choose to stay later, is around $15,000 Colombian pesos ($7 CDN) or you can walk. We could not believe how Bocagrande reminded us of Miami city scape, and the old city had the character of Barcelona, Spain. From the moment we entered the hotel, the staff were so friendly and always smiling and willing to help. It does help to know some Spanish but if not there is usually someone around that can speak English and help. The shows were very good and the stage is by the pool. The house band that played as a preshow some nights and afternoons were really good and played all our favorite Latin music we love. It is such a great atmosphere to hear live music and guests dancing Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and Cumbia. Perfect for us as we love to dance to Latin music. Every night of the week there is a special drink like Mojito night or Sangria night. We did not go on the public beach opposite the hotel but instead booked to visit their other hotel located in Barú for the day. Included in the cost is transport to their all-inclusive resort and a day pass. I highly recommend this and we would have gone two times but had other excursions planned. The bus ride is approximately an hour and the lunch buffet has a great buffet selection. The resort has 3 big pools, and non-motorized watersports included. A short walk from the beach through a board walk and the mangroves and that is where you can take a kayak or windsurfing included or book snorkeling, pontoon boat trip, banana boat or jet skiing at an extra cost. We especially enjoyed kayaking through the mangroves. They pick you up around 3.30pm to take you back to the Decameron Cartagena. We met a Canadian couple at the Decameron Cartagena in there 70’s who have been coming to the Decameron Cartagena for 25 years for the month of March and absolutely won’t go anywhere else! We will definitely be back to visit as soon as Air Transat start their season again.

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