Hotel Portal de San Diego

3 stars
Calle 2 de Badillo # 36 - 17, Cartagena, 0
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.0
out of 5
2 reviews
Just what we needed

My wife and I stayed in this hotel 2 nights in may, location was excellent we walked everywhere... See full review

  • mati
  • May 22, 2014
Doesn't quite reach "You get what you paid for" status

We were looking for a hotel in Cartagena's city center and this Hotel Portal de San Diego is... See full review

  • seaNYC
  • Sep 3, 2013
Portal De San Diego, located in the historic center of the city of Cartagena, features free Wi-Fi and simply furnished rooms in a scenic area of the ciy. The air-conditioned rooms include cable TV.
Plaza Bolivar with the Palace of Inquisition is 550 yards away and Plaza Santo Domingo with the famous Mujer Reclinada by Botero is a 7-minute walk from Portal De San Diego.
An airport shuttle service is available from Portal De San Diego. Guests can benefit from the hotels 24-hour front desk.
The tour desk at Portal De San Diego offers advice on excursions.
The Hotel Portal de San Diegos 11 standard rooms are comfortable and decorated with simplicity and good taste for the comfort of our guests.
We have a computer with Internet access. The rates includes a la carte breakfast and, at guests request, free local and national calls. The hotel has 24 hours front desk service, providing tourist information and excellent personalized service. In terms of infrastructure, we highlight our open courtyard that invites reading and rest.
Additional Services
Transfer Airport / Hotel - Hotel / Airport
Laundry
International Calling
Printer Service
Bar
Sale of tours

Hotel Map

10.4258 -75.5486
Area served
San Diego Historic Center
Nearby airports
Rafael Nunez International Airport (CTG)

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Hotel Portal de San Diego Rooms

STANDARD - DOUBLE
The rooms have single and double accommodation, with the following services:
Private bathroom
Phone
Air conditioning
WIFI Internet
Fridge
Minibar
Hot water
LCD TV
Cable TV
Security box
STANDARD - TWIN
The rooms have single and double accommodation, with the following services:
Private bathroom
Phone
Air conditioning
WIFI Internet
Fridge
Minibar
Hot water
LCD TV
Cable TV
Security box

Amenities

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free internet
General
Concierge
Dining
Free buffet breakfast
Bar/Lounge
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Internet
Free internet

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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (2)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Portal de San Diego

Overall score

3 / 5
5.01.0
2 out of 2
Amenities:
2.5
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
2.5
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.5
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Review of Hotel Portal de San Diego

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
mati
Miami, Florida
May 22, 2014

Just what we needed

My wife and I stayed in this hotel 2 nights in may, location was excellent we walked everywhere within the walled city and a short taxi ride to the airport. The staff was very helpful and polite they gave us a map upon arrival and told us the main tourist destinations. Our room was small, just a bed a cooler a small closet a desk and the bathroom, but very clean, free wifi worked better in the lobby area than in the rooms. The hotel does not have any other amenities but if you are not looking to stay in the room all day it will be perfect for you. They also served a yummy breakfast (eggs made to order, fresh fruit, juice and coffee)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Hotel Portal de San Diego

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
seaNYC
New York
Sep 3, 2013

Doesn't quite reach "You get what you paid for" status

We were looking for a hotel in Cartagena's city center and this Hotel Portal de San Diego is ideally located. Originally we were going to pay up and stay at the Sofitel but were swayed by fairly good reviews and a much better price point (~$80). In hindsight we should have booked at Sofitel. San Diego has about 10-12 rooms, half of which are either behind the hotel lobby desk or in front of the dining area on the main floor. We stayed in the room directly behind the front desk. We could hear them and vice versa. Also, cleanliness was an issue: we found what looked to be bloodstains on the sheets after checking in. Aside from the good location, the staff was very friendly and helpful. In conclusion, I wouldn't recommend this hotel but if you are going to book, insist on an upper level room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Visit the castle in the evening. Be wary of the mud volcano on the outskirts of the city. It is noted in travel books and websites but the pictures are off - the mud levels have fallen by half of what is shown; you have to go down a ladder to get to the mud. Pretty sure the volcano is man made. They put 15+ people in our group which is way too many people for the space.

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