Hotel Overview

Estelar Playa Manzanillo 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.


Rafael Núñez International Airport : 9 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2011
Floors: 5
Total rooms: 190


Hotel Details

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory STUDENT GROUP POLICY • 100 DOUBLE rooms IN HOUSE maximum for student groups at any given time • 25 years old and under are considered “students” for any given time • Minimum age required for check-in is 18. • A refundable deposit of $200/per person (cash or credit card) is required. Group Student bookings • Must be requested through our groups department,these groups will require a chaperon as well as the refundable deposit and all above requirements.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 1:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

General Information - Room taxes are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.


Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 star tripadvisor rating 2529 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Nice hotel

    The staff is very nice and dedicated. The food especially in the three restaurants for dinner is very delicious. By the different pools one can choose whether one would like to have rather peace or actions.

    Nov 09, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating

    Great place to stay at while visiting Cartagena. The staff did an amazing job on our wedding day. The food was amazing. The only downside to this resort is the beach and the staff doesn't speak english.

    Oct 17, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Nice Hotel

    Fair. Nice service. Relatively new. Loved the quiet pool and the room, very ample. Beaches around the hotel are unfortunately dirty. Transportation to the city is always on time and is a brand new bus.

    Oct 16, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Nice, clean facility

    Overall a nice place to relax. No many activities for adults on site but plenty for the kids. Clean / well landscaped property. Food was OK, nothing special. Only 1 TV channel in English. Couldn't adjust the air conditioner in the room, was set too cold. No wash clothes to shower with! Had to find a store to buy my own.

    Oct 11, 2019
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    NOT a 4-star experience

    This really was a disappointment. The pictures look MUCH better than in person. The rooms were large but bare and felt cold (limited decor). The couch had stains and was dirty. The bed had the hardest mattress I've ever encountered and this caused my body to hurt every morning. The food was terrible and the buffet did not have proper temperature control or adequate coverings (flies were an issue). We had to go to a nearby store and get snacks and drinks to get by the first two nights. The beach looked like mud and had debris and the chairs were dirty and ragged. I didn't bother to try any water sport equipment based on the lack of maintenance of the beach furniture. After two nights at this dump, we gave up in the middle of our stay and went to stay at a very nice hotel in the beautiful Walled City. From that point on the trip was stellar! The accommodations are sad. Do not waste your time or money......

    Oct 09, 2019
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