Occidental Cartagena

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Occidental Cartagena is the only all-inclusive retreat in the city of Cartagena de Indias. It is the perfect choice for families and couples seeking rest and relaxation in Colombia. This resort is in a stellar location along the shores of the Caribbean Sea, close to a beautiful city where history and modernity combine to produce a warm, tranquil, and captivating ambiance that will melt your stress away.

During the day, soak-up some sun on the beach with volleyball, water polo, and beach soccer. Try out watersports, including snorkeling and scuba diving. Aerobics, yoga, and dance classes are also available, and children will enjoy a program of activities at the kids' club.

Experience the finest international cuisine and sumptuous local fare at the a la carte restaurants and buffet. La Palapa, offers international dishes in a buffet setting. For a la carte dinner and a wide variety of seafood, go to Nativo. La Trattoria/Pizzeria has Italian specialties and pizza served outdoors so you can relish the beautiful weather. The Grill offers traditional cuts of beef and a variety of grilled specialties.

Visit the Occidental Cartagena and experience the magic of the Caribbean.

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Address: Anillo Vial Va Manzanillo de Km. 4

Local Phone: 011-57-5642-4...
Business Services
Car Rental
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Number of Pools: 3
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
Only all-inclusive resort in Cartagena de Indias. Beach:
Total Rooms: 192
Year Opened: 2011 Credit Cards:
Deluxe suite includes a king size bed, living room, kitchen, and a balcony or terrace. Room also features a Jacuzzi, microwave, and more.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Deluxe room features two queen size beds and a balcony or terrace with beautiful views of the Caribbean Sea.
2 Queen Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Deluxe room includes two queen beds and a balcony or terrace with pool views.
2 Queen Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Deluxe suite inclues one king bed, a living room and kitchen, and a balcony or terrace with stunning views of the Carribean Sea. Room also features a Jacuzzi, a microwave, and more.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Occidental Cartagena features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 4 Restaurants at Occidental Cartagena:
The Grill - Traditional cuts of beef and variety of grills. Open 6:30 pm - 10 pm
La Trattoria/Pizzeria - Italian cuisine. The best selection of pizzas and Italian specialties. Open 6:30 pm - 10 pm
Nativo - Specialties and international cuisine and wide selection of seafood. Open for dinner: 6:30 pm - 10 pm
La Palapa - International buffet-style restaurant. Open for breakfast: 7 am -10 am; lunch: 12:30 pm - 3 pm; dinner: 6:30 pm - 10 pm
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Watersports, complimentary shuttle to historic downtown.
Kids' club

TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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What to expect

TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Laid Back with Great Ocean Swimming
Chris R, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Sat Jan 06 05:42:57 EST 2018
As you read my review know that all my recent experience all-inclusive resort experiences have been with 5-Star Secrets and Excellence resorts. What to like: laid back, no pressure and no selling. The staff appears happy and genuinely helpful. Very clean. The beach is private and although the vista lacks the bright blues and greens of Cancun, it’s all black sand with no rocks to stub your toe on while swimming. Very attentive lifeguard. A few hawkers of hats and massages, but low key. Good wholesome food, mostly Colombian fare. There were many families present with well-behaved children. Alcohol was enjoyed but not worshipped in excess. There are some environmentally conscious things they do. You get one towel at a time. You don’t get endless plastic bottles of water, but you can ask for a glass of water. You don’t get a straw with every drink. What to not let yourself be bothered by: mealtime can be haphazard because there doesn’t seem to be a system in place to welcome people to their table and provide water, coffee, etc. You will have to ask and be patient. There can be long lines for food. We stayed three days and enjoyed the variety; after that it might have gotten monotonous. Free shuttle into Cartagena takes about 40 minutes, but reserve early. Overall, a very easy place to relax.

Tricito14, Guelph, Canada
Sun Dec 31 04:30:52 EST 2017
The experience was amazing, food was incredible, the staff always willing to help. They have an area for kids and another one for adults so you can choose. We had 4 rooms and had not issues at all. Also the WI-Fi is pretty good, you get reception everywhere. We had a great time and can only thank the stuff for going the extra mile and always smiling!!!!!

Excelent price/quality relation
Jorge R, Palmares, Costa Rica
Sat Dec 30 07:51:06 EST 2017
For the price you receive more than you deserve. The best amenities in the Hotel are: - Friendly staff. - The 3 restaurants prepare delicious food, I was surprised with the difference of buffet , HUGE DIFFERENCE. - There are 2 pools, one for everyone including kids and the other one only for adults with quiet ambient(in the bar located there they don't prepare coctels using blender). - Free shuttle to the city at many different times previously seat reserved. Not good: - Small shower in the rooms. - Ocean view rooms is not as good as I expected (you can see only small Ocean part) - Only few liquors and if you want premium you can only buy the entire bottle. Optios: rum, tequila, vodka, agua ardiente, beer and some flavors. Not Campary, Jagger, baileys, etc., just the basic. - Small double bed. - There's activities inside the Hotel but not disco. - Not store inside to buy repellent or other stuff, if you need some medicines bring them. For a 3.5* hotel, is a good choice.

nice grounds and pools - free shuttle to town - wifi sucks
Tom H,
Mon Nov 20 04:50:39 EST 2017
Nice enough all inclusive hotel - the pools are nice, as are the grounds - all well kept. Most staff speaks poor english (or not at all) - one waiter in the bar did not understand the word "beer" !! Wifi is horrible - disconnects all the time even near the reception. Food is not too bad, except the restaurant is not properly fenced in so you have birds flying all over the place - a loose dog as well was just walking around and nobody seemed to care. The so called filled minibar is not really a minibar - it has 2 beers and some soft drinks in it - thats it. Rooms are clean but lacks coffee/tea making facilities. Lots of satelite TV chanels, but none in English. For some reason, hotel facilities are not advertised so you have to figure out for yourself whats on offer.There is no information as to what food (snacks) are on offer and at what time so that too you have to figure out. The snacks turned out to be some sausages and french fries - not appealing at all. The main bar is poorly staffed, so getting anything served takes forever, Lots of power outages so charge your gadgets whenever you have a chance

Compadres Vacation
Che T,
Sun Oct 29 14:19:16 EDT 2017
Staff amazing - resort at its worst I’ve stayed. Food not much choice. Breakfast if you got there past 9am you got crumbs and they were pretty much done for the day. Servi-Bar not serviced in 3 days had to keep asking. Need tons of updating and food more variety. Place was practacly empty but would not switch us to any other room unless we paid additional money. No brochures available for sightseeing. No staff at spa or beauty salon and no price information.

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