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Casa Mara

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This is an excellent small hotel with a helpful staff, spacious room and bathroom, comfortable bed, inspiring colonial style patio with a pool anddecnt pre arranged breakfast. The room was very clean, bright and all of them face the patio so it may get noisy with people at the pool, though I wasn';t bothered by that. My TV had a problem that was immediately solved by the staff. also as my flight was late at night I checked out and was allowed to stay at the pool till afternoon, then took a shower and left in the eve. The hotel is a block away from the square in Getsamani with lots of trendy bars and restaurants and less than 10 min walk to the main gate of the walled city. Absolutely great. Nothing negative about this place actually.

Located in the Getsemani part of the old Town. About a 10 minute walk to the famous clock tower. Lots of restaurants in the area. We felt quite safe there. The whole place has been renovated within the last year. Our room was spotless including the bathroom. Desk staff are very friendly but speak only a little English. We were able to communicate well enough. The small pool was clean but unfortunately closed at 6pm just as we were getting back from the day's activities and would really have appreciated a refreshing swim. On the other hand since it looks like all the rooms face the courtyard where the pool is, getting a good night's sleep was no problem. Breakfast was freshly prepared to order and quite good. There were five choices, several types of eggs and a couple of other things such as cereal and yogurt.

Pretty hotel with clean comfortable rooms. Good breakfast and cold drinks available on site. Staff all absolutely lovely and helpful. Small pool but perfect for cooling off in hot cartagena. Hotel in getsemani on a quiet street 10 minutes walk to old town and only 2 minutes walk from plaza Trinidad which has lots of food options/ activities

This little gem was the nicest place I have stayed in so far in my 2 weeks in Colombia. The welcome at Reception was great, as was the complimentary drink. Someone was available to help one bring bags to the room if needed. I had room 10 which was lovely. Someone else in my group had room 8 which wasn't as nice but I really liked mine. The room was exceptionally bright and clean and the towels were good. There was AC and a fan. Breakfast was very good too. Laundry was cheap and done in one day. The only negative was that nothing was folded so it was all clean but very creased. The location was fantastic, such a short walk to the old town and also very safe. The little pool was cute to cool off in the late afternoon and part of the open area was still in the sun at 5pm which was a bonus. It's a little gem.

Had a great stay at Casa Mara. Although our room was small and didn't have a window, the courtyard space made up for it. The staff, especially Laura was very friendly and helped us with all our needs (Thanks Laura!). Location is great as its close to restaurants & nightlife, and not overly touristy.

The location is not so far from the old city but is not very nice area , no color,no intersting. Our room at the first floor was to bud not clean and no hot water at all.Even we asked to have an other room we dint have any succes

Great welcoming view - with its sparking white decor of its terrraced rooms surrounding a small central courtyard and small blue swimming pool with a tiled entrance. Rooms well appointed with a good bathroom with both hot / cold water for the shower. Incredibly hard and uncomfortable pillows on the bed. Good location as 10 minute walk to the colonial part of town plus numerous bars / restaurants and sights a couple of minutes away. A little pricey. Also there are x 3 properties in this Colonial group and their website is a little confusing as to which hotel is which plus their pictures/ decor don't match how they actually look now either.

Casa Mara was a very quiet and relaxing place in the bustling Getsemani. Great pool to cool down. The matress was the best i slept on my whole trip. This is no party hostel and also not the most likely place to meet other travellers, but sometimes you just don't want that. Breakfast is basic, but as in everywhere in Colombia. Perfectly located in Getsemani, very close to plaza de la trinidad, where always something happens at night. 100% recommend!

Although the hotel and the rooms area bit old fashioned it has a great cosy feel to it and the smal pool is great for cooling off after a day of wandering around in the city. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the breakfast choices are good (six different combinations to choose from) The only point for improvement would be the Internet connection in the rooms.

This hotel is located in a nice location in between the old city and the san felipe castle. Many restaurants and bars nearby. The swimming pool is nice to cool off. Building itself has a colonial atmosphere. Breakfast is not included, but can be bought separately or better visit a bar/restaurant nearby. Wifi quality is poor in the rooms, and breaks often. In my room 13 i had a leakage and water was coming through the roof. Luckily i woke up and put a basket below the leakage.

Calle Del Espiritu Santo #29-139 Cartagena Bolivar

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to San Felipe de Barajas Castle
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Outdoor pool
  • Business center

Located in Getsemani within a short walk of San Felipe de Barajas Castle, Casa Mara is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Puerta del Reloj. This 10-room inn has conveniences like 24-hour room service, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's near the airport and also a short walk from San Roque Church and Ciudad Movil Cultural Center.


For your convenience, a continental breakfast is available for a fee. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service.


Casa Mara's 10 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies or patios. TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Relax with a rainfall shower.

Property features

Casa Mara offers an outdoor pool, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a business center, express check-out, and a terrace.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Triple Room

Queen 1 | Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

70% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 111 reviews