$210 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 15, 2015 Check-out: Jan 16, 2015

Bantu Hotel Boutique

4 stars
Centro, Calle de la Tablada No. 7 - 62, Barrio San Diego, Cartagena de Indias,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
13 reviews
Fantastic Boutique Hotel

The location is excellent, the rooms are beautifully designed, the staff is friendly, and the... See full review

  • The Bonds
  • Jun 15, 2014
Fantastic Location

Bantu was quaint, clean, comfortable and perfect walking distance to everything in Cartagena. See full review

  • cinaliv
  • Oct 31, 2014
Elegant hotel in the historic walled city of Cartagena
Featuring elegant accommodations in the heart of the walled city, Bantu Hotel Boutique makes for an ideal starting point for discerning travelers while in a corporate or recreational trip in the historic city of Cartagena. This boutique hotel is located on Calle de la Tablada, within five kilometers to Rafael Nunez International Airport, and within close proximity to well-known city landmarks including Plaza Bolivar, Torre del Reloj and Castillo de San Felipe de Barejas.

The Cabildo Restaurant at Bantu Hotel Boutique serves a selection of Colombian and Caribbean cuisines and refreshing cocktails for guests to feast on. Visitors can take a dip in the outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, sit back and relax at the chill out terrace, and enjoy pampering treatments at the spa on site. Business center, currency exchange and laundry facilities are available.
3 Reasons To Stay
  • Set in Cartagena city center, close to Torre del Reloj and Catedral de San Pedro Claver
  • Cabildo Restaurant with Caribbean and Colombian specialties
  • Outdoor pool, spa and chill out terrace
Bantu Hotel Boutique rooms
Each of the rooms and suites at Bantu Hotel Boutique is designed with colonial Caribbean decor and stoned walls, and comes with picturesque garden views. All units are equipped with air conditioning, cable LCD TV, Wi-Fi access, mini bar, and en suite bathroom with hot water. Some accommodations have living room, sofa bed, international telephone, and private solarium with terrace.
Things to do
  • Torre del Reloj (0.2 mi/0.4 km)
  • Plaza Bolivar (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Catedral de San Pedro Claver (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Castillo de San Felipe de Barejas (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Acuario San Martin De Pajarales (2 mi/3.2 km)
  • Estadio Jaime Moron Leon (3.7 mi/5.9 km)

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Bantu Hotel Boutique Rooms

Superior Single or Double
Superior Single or Double Room, are located on 1st and 2nd floor on the corridor side. The superior rooms has 1 king bed (1,80 x 2.00 mts) or 2 twin beds (1,40 x 2.0 mts). They are spacious, cool and comfortable, with exposed-stone walls, decorated in tropical tones with typical furniture.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Outdoor pool
Spa
Solarium
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Gift shop
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Dining

El Cabildo Restaurant
"El Cabildo" Restaurant, Colombian and Caribbean typical cuisine.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1300

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (13)

Ratings and reviews for Bantu Hotel Boutique

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
13 out of 13
Amenities:
2.8
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.2

77% would recommend to a friend.

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1
5.01.0
neoeno
Business
Cartagena
Nov 20, 2014

horrible experience so far

When we checked in we waited till 5pm or 6pm then were given a room with two beds and the door lock was broken .. We were unable to lock the room at all. We moved into another room that was very loud we couldn't even hear each other and the windows were wood with openings and won't even close with a shared balcony. The room was full of mosquitos. We then were forced to spend the night into a room that was half way renovated. The bathroom is missing half of the ceiling. No roof. Open to the top of the builing looking into the sky. The bathroom is humid and full of flies. We also have cockoroches and lizards crawling around. Horrible stay. We work very hard all year to get a relaxing vacation and this ruined it .. The only positive thing is the bellman Carlos was trying to help us but the front desk lady was not friendly. Take your money somewhere else. We ate hoping to find another hotel tomorrow or take our vacation to another city/country

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
cinaliv
Business
Toronto, ON, Canada
Oct 31, 2014

Fantastic Location

Bantu was quaint, clean, comfortable and perfect walking distance to everything in Cartagena.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
The Bonds
Business
Washington DC
Jun 15, 2014

Fantastic Boutique Hotel

The location is excellent, the rooms are beautifully designed, the staff is friendly, and the rooftop pool and patio is perfect. This is the perfect place to stay for a short or long weekend stay in Cartagena.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Constant traveler.
Business
Puebla, PUE, México
Mar 20, 2014

Oversold hotel.

They had oversold the hotel and I couldn't stay there.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Pacios
Business
Connecticut
Feb 3, 2014

Great Location

Staff very competitive and pleasant and the location excellent

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Pacios
Business
Connecticut
Oct 23, 2013

Good

The hotel was excellent , however the internet service was very bad,

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
mavrica11
Business
Pasadena, California
May 27, 2013

Great location !

This was our first time to Colombia, the hotel is centrally located in the heart of old Cartagena, very good location !, within easy walking distance to most tourist sites. Cozy ambient. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms beautifully decorated. It is a good choice, very good value.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
1HappyTraveller
Business
Chicago, Illinois
May 14, 2013

Great boutique hotel

Bantu is a wonderful hotel in Cartagena. Located inside the walled part of the city (a must), it's very close to shops, restaurants, and night life. The rooms are very vibrant and clean, and the staff was quite helpful. Cartagena is hot and humid, and the air conditioning in the room was an Arctic blast of fresh air. The pool on the roof is quite small - more like an oversized hot tub, and the included breakfast was a modest omelet with toast and fruit, but overall this hotel more than met our expectations. We will definitely return to Bantu on our next visit to Cartagena, which can't come soon enough!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Check out La Vitrola - excellent seafood. It's on the opposite side of the walled city but, due to the compact size of Cartagena, you can walk there in fifteen minutes. La Guacha had incredible steak at an unbeatable price. This place is located outside the city walls in a less populated part of town, so take a taxi - total ride will cost less than $5.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Y J Traveling
Business
Perth WA, Australia
Feb 7, 2013

great time in Colombia

I loved the hotel, its a small charming and comfortable boutique hotel. Great swimming pool and jacuzzi at the roof terrace. Location is fantastic, in the old town. Could not expect anything better,, it was a great surprise.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Old town nightlife, bars, restaurants walking distance from the hotel

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Review of Bantu Hotel Boutique

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Traveler12323453466
Business
Chicago
Jan 24, 2013

A great place to call your home-base in Cartagena

The center of Cartagena is incredibly touristic, so it's great that this hotel is right on the edge of that area, so it is less than five minutes walk, but you also get to live in the San Diego neighborhood, which has all of the charm of the proper colonial center, but with much less of the downsides of a tourist area. The hotel itself is wonderful. As an example, they turn the AC on in your room hours before you get there, so that the room feels great when you walk in (Cartagena is very hot and humid, so you'll understand how nice that feels). Then it has a charming courtyard with a resident Toucan tropical bird with the rainbow nose. The pool on the roof makes for a great pastime in the afternoon when the heat makes it too oppressive to walk around a lot. You can sit by the pool drinking an ice cold Coca Cola in a glass bottle, which is a pleasure you don't see in the US anymore. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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