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
Based on 1820reviews
What to expect

TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Can’t believe they have real deers!
TravelSoFlaGirl, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Thu Dec 13 04:23:51 EST 2018
This hotel was an extremely pleasant surprise. I loved that the property sat on an entire city block. It felt like we were far away but we were across from the ocean and a stones throw from the old city and airport. The deer & toucans comfortably living on the property amongst the hotel guests. The mini golf course was also a cute bonus. There also were a lot of secluded seating areas under the comfortable tree canopy on the property and a GREAT pool! It was a 5 star hotel in service with a very familiar energy. Great staff and tasty food and drink options. I will definitely stay in the hotel again.

Great place to stay in Cartagena
Sylvia S,
Tue Dec 11 13:33:05 EST 2018
Beautiful historic hotel that was just great. The service, the breakfast buffet, the proximity to the beach etc were all simply fabulous. I felt very safe and welcomed by the staff. Would highly recommend it.

Fantastic hotel.
Escape21361305112, Bayonne, New Jersey
Fri Dec 07 08:09:21 EST 2018
Fantastic hotel right by the ocean,, tons of place to eat outside, 10 min ride to old town, (or 30 min walk), excellent facilities. The best in town: with a mix of colonial style and modern amenities.

Beautiful Hotel
Elvis M,
Sat Dec 01 05:18:24 EST 2018
Excellent Location, beautiful colonial hotel, amazing rooms , very comfortable. lovely garden and swimming pool. Very comfortable beds. I would definitely go back to stay in this lovely hotel. Very friendly staff.

Property was ok, service needs work
gingergirl2000, Vienna, Virginia
Thu Nov 29 08:26:43 EST 2018
Overall, the service at this hotel was just lacking. I was interrupted in my room 3 times in one hour during the afternoon. Two of those time the staff just did a quick knock and walked right in. None of these interruptions were for my benefit --- they seemed to be checking on some electrical issue. My Spanish wasn't good enough to really understand what it was. I was also delayed at checkout for someone to go to my room confirm what I'd self reported having taken from the minibar. The poolside restaurant was impossible to get any service at... I eventually gave up and went else where. While the pool was lovely, there didn't seem to be any clean up poolside either. Empty glasses were left sitting around for hours. The process of checking out towels at the pool was also annoying. Is there really that much theft of pool towels?The spa was nice and the masseuse did a good job, but even that was disrupted by loud talking in the halls outside of the spa rooms. I seldom write negative reviews... but the enjoyment of my stay was really limited by the poor service. Perhaps the hotel is just too big, but overall, it seemed like there wasn't a lot of thought put into making it an enjoyable stay.

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