Hotel Caribe

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The first hotel built in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, Hotel Caribe is located within the Colonial Tower National Monument, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Experience the rich history of the city while indulging in the luxury and hospitality of this beautiful resort.

There is never a shortage of activities at Hotel Caribe. Enjoy watersports, a game of mini golf, or sunbathe by the pool during the day. Relax within the tropical splendor of the gardens, or pamper yourself in the beauty salon and boutique shops. Learn to scuba dive with a PADI course in the diving center, then explore the coral reefs and exotic fish.

Hotel Caribe's four restaurants provide endless options for dining. Don Pedro de Heredia offers an international buffet indoors or on the terrace. For a varied menu of pizza and BBQ prepared right in front of you, go to Jardin Punta Icaco's and look over the Bay of Cartagena. Oh Caribe Cabana's offers Cartagena cuisine in a coastal setting on the Caribbean Sea. If you don't want to leave the pool, India Catalina Terrace offers poolside meals a la carte or buffet-style.

Experience the authentic Cartagena at Hotel Caribe, where the essence of Colombia never goes out of style.

Learn more about Colombia.
This Cartagena hotel is located along a Caribbean beach. Plaza de Bolivar is 1.8 mi from Hotel Caribe Cartagena. San Felipe de Barajas Castle is 2.2 mi away.
Address: Carrera 1 #2-87
Cartagena, Bolívar

Local Phone: 011-57 5 6501160
Meeting Rooms
Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2     
Two beachfront pools, including a children's pool.
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Additional Charge
Hobie Cats: Additional Charge
Paddle Boats: Additional Charge
Motorboats: Additional Charge
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Additional Charge
Other Sports Available
Horseback Riding: Additional Charge
Jogging Trail: Additional Charge
Raquetball: Additional Charge
Squash: Additional Charge
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Additional Charge
Jacuzzi: Additional Charge
Sauna: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
The hotel has direct access to a private beach and two beachfront outdoor pools, including a children's pool. Hotel Caribe Cartagena also features a mini-zoo, game room, gym, mini-golf, laundry facilities, and business center. Beach: Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 1:00 p.m.
Total Rooms: 363
Year Opened: 1941 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, American Express
These rooms have a big bedroom equipped with a full bathroom (w/shower or bath), work area, mini-bar, alarm clock, living room, dining room, 24 hour room service. Daily breakfast buffet and Wi-Fi included. Views: Gardens or Caribbean Sea.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Available
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Renovated and spacious room includes two queen beds and beautiful views of the internal gardens or Caribbean Sea. Room also features a living/dining area and a desk. Daily breakfast buffet and unlimited Wifi included.
1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Available
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Located on the first few floors of the Colonial tower, this spacious room features one queen bed and views of the Caribbean Sea or other areas of the hotel. Daily breakfast buffet and unlimited Wifi included.
1 Queen Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Available
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
There are 4 Restaurants at Hotel Caribe:
Oh Caribe - This beachfront restaurant specializes in seafood and serves lunch, dinner, and drinks. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).
Jardin Punta Icacos -
Pedro de Heredia - This poolside fine-dining restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Cafeteria Catalina - This poolside buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoydrinks at the bar.
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Nearby water and land sports, mini-golf on-site, beach on-site.
TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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What to expect

TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Emblematic hotel at an emblematic city
ipcbird, Bogota, Colombia
Sun Sep 23 06:20:12 EDT 2018
Cartagena is one of the most beautiful cities on America. An be at Hotel Caribe made the experience really nice. Classic hotel on El Laguito area in Bocagrande with all the avantages of the best hotels. Food at the restaurant is really nice but really expensive (there are a lot of restaurants in the area to compensate). Check in and check out are really slow and the clercks are not really nice to improve the process.

Nice and safe hotel
parisjbaby, Ohio
Fri Sep 14 14:46:55 EDT 2018
We booked this hotel as part of our gate1 travel deal. This hotel is very nice, clean, and we felt safe at all times. It has an all inclusive resort feel but it's not all inclusive. They have a nice size pool that was never crowded when we went. The hotel is across the street from the beach. They have their own private area on the beach which is nice. Once you step out of their private area and onto the beach be prepared to be ambushed by locals trying to sell you stuff. The breakfast was good. We never ate dinner at the hotel so I'm not sure if it is good or not. The hotel is close to a lot of restaurants and bars.

Very safe hotel.
305YOLO, Miami, Florida
Mon Sep 03 09:07:22 EDT 2018
We stayed in the new building. It was very clean. The hotel welcomed us with a welcoming drink which was nice of them. The breakfast was incluided. We liked it just we would have prefer not to have so much carbohydrates and for them to have more traditional Colombian options. After all you are there to try new things from Colombia. We also ordered some drinks and appetizers from the restaurant by the pool and it was good. The hotel is very pretty all around and safe. All the employees are very helpful and courteous. They have taxis right on property. Do not go with the taxi station a walk away down the ramp. They over charge you. Always ask the employees at the hotel for any suggestions. The Bocagrande beach is walking distance across the hotel towards the back. The guard makes sure when you go in and out to the beach to ask you for your room number. Meaning noone can sneak in the hotel. The beach is full of constantly vendors that don't leave you alone to try to sell you things. The hotel has a restaurant and an area for sunbeds free of charge at the beach. It is safe to walk around the area down the streets. There is a shop a block away close to the hotel that carry pharmacy things and groceries needs including beer and sodas at a cheap price. There are shops walking distance from the hotel to shop for souvenirs. There are many places to eat close by. Always ask for a discount all around town. There is a place a block away at a corner that sells excursions. We bought La Chiva rumbera which it was very traditional and fun. They take you to the Zapatos viejos and you get to hang with locals. I would recommend that excursion. Overall I more than recommend Hotel Caribe.

It was great and I loved it
michelle t,
Sat Sep 01 07:16:26 EDT 2018
I stayed here for 2 nights during our visit to Cartagena. I must say, loved this hotel. It’s an older hotel but that doesn’t take away from its charm. It was pretty and as you’re walking to your room, you would likely spot a deer or two (or three) and parrots outside to great you in the morning. And yes, the parrots would say hello (or hola) to you as you passed by. Also the pools were great for me and my 9 year old and the breakfast was outstanding. Besides all of that, it was right downtown within walking distance to countless restaurants. And last but not least, the beach was right across the street. I enjoyed my stay, although it was too short and I would definitely look to stay here again if I returned.

Best hotel in Cartagena in section of Bocagrande
Hugo P, Woodside, New York
Wed Aug 29 07:46:36 EDT 2018
Gorgeous, huge, oceanfront hotel with gorgous olympic sized inground swimming pool. It has 3 restaurants which are Pedro de Heredia, Oh Caribe, and a japanese restaurant. I only stayed one night but the double beds were extremely comfortable. I only had trouble understading the remote control of the television which I had difficulty turning on. However, the maintenance service was prompt and excellent. They also have room service. I would recommend this hotel to any tourist visiting Cartagena. If I ever return , this would be my #1 choice.

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