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Hotel Estelar Oceania

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I made a reservation for my dad, he was at the hotel for 5 days, very satisfied. According to him, the hotel is well located, it is clean, the staff is very friendly and the food is good and sufieciente. My evaluation regarding the relation price quality is positive. Definitely the hotel is a good option in the mid-range of the Cartagena offer. One complaint: They did not want to issue me a formal receipt for the VAT payment. Why? Obviously that's not right. Why? Unfortunately, the reason lies in the mentality of Colombians. The adminsitracion should think that "it is not enough to be honest you have to look like it too" Sad.

It was better than I expected. Room was very large and clean. The whole staff was very friendly and attentive. Besides the free breakfast, it also included a nice buffet for dinner which I did not expected. Overall, the whole hotel is very cleaned and the pool was pretty big too. I had an excellent stay and look foward to staying here again in the future.

Spacious rooms, close to the beach, clean. Loved that the room charge includes breakfast and dinner :)

Very good hotel overall. Nice facilities, comfortable and spacious rooms with wifi and everything you could expect from a hotel of this category, well located, excellent breakfast. Very friendly staff and competitive rates. The only detail that did not taste was the lack of parking for guests. It is difficult to get a nearby parking at no extra cost

Hotel room was quite small but the price was great. Clean rooms. Very curtious staff. Good breakfast was included in room price. Also light dinner. Location was good. Cab to the walled city center was about $2.00. Hilton next door gave me access to an ATM machine. $6.00 cab from airport. Would definitely stay here again.

Not really. They gave me a smaller room and two beds instead of one queen!

wonderful time.. everyone was very helpful. great location.

I have been he before always gets better,fantastic place.

The hotel itself is nice for around $90 per night. Its between a massive condo building(filled with parties each night) and the large Hilton resort. The hotel is directly across from the beach. My room did not have a view of the beach. I only see the glaring lights of the Hilton. Rooms with a smaller numbers should have a view of the ocean and of the island of Tierra Bomba. Please be aware that Cartagena is a tourist trap. I've been all over Colombia and I've never been hassled as much as I was in Cartagena. The venders are everywhere at all times day and night and they are super aggressive. Its really annoying and will wear you out quickly. As soon as you leave the hotel you will be bombarded with offers for jetskis, massages, fresh crab, fresh fish, beads, cheap sunglasses, lotion, beers . . .its never ending. They never come into the hotel which is good. The hotel itself has a very small pool which closes at 8pm. There is small restaurant with a limited menu. Alot of the hotel staff speak limited English which for me was helpful. My only real compliant was the dry cleaning bill. I had a shirt, pants and two swimsuits washed/cleaned. There was a 16% IVA tax and then a 16% gratuity charge. The total for my 4 items was 199,000COP or about $107 USD. I paid $25 per item to have them washed. I only stayed at the hotel two days but the insanely hot weather and hyper-aggressive vendors made me happy to pay the outrageous cleaning bill because it meant I was leaving Cartagena.

To see soccer match. Good breakfast. Nice refreshments at night included in the price. Internet free. Good location. The vendors outside the hotel are anoying. Do not be afraid to say NO, THANK YOU.

The hotel has a friendly staff, very helpful is located in front of the Cartagena Hilton . The breakfast buffet is OK.

The hotel is in a very good location. Taxi are available at all times. The staff was friendly and more of all it was clean and comfortable.

the best experience I never have in my my life thank you and I will be back very soon thank. god bless everyone from the staff.

We stayed at this hotel for the first half of our trip, during this time our main priority was sightseeing the "Castillo de San Felipe", the old city, etc and going to baru island for a nice beach time. The hotel was perfect as we did not need any social/recreational area/activities, although we used the gym at the hotel Almirante once, and was very nice. The down side is that the hotel Almirante is not at arms reach, you have to get in a cab (only $5000 COP) to get there and enjoy. The staff was very nice.

This hotel is a good option for a short stay in Cartagena. Rooms are quite large, with a minimalist decoration. The location of the hotel just across the street of the Hilton is great. Laguito sector is exclusive and very quiet. The beach is 100m far from the hotel entrance. Swimming pool is very small and located just near the street but you can get a pass to go to the Almirante Estelar and use their spa facilities. Just a remarque about the Photo posted by the hotel: it has been retouched as there is a big building next to the hotel!

Horrible stay...Beware of Hotel insurance scam fee surcharge...bathroom toilets lack flushing ability...Staff did not mention to us services available from parent hotels in vicinity we found out from other hotel guests...

Hotel is 8 minuits walk from the main road in boca grande.there are hotels in better locations for the same price. but makes up with better quality room and comfortable bed than the bigger cartagena plaza hotel.

they came in te room when i wa naked in te shower, they did not even knock in the door, i was already out of the bathrooom, the room had mildew and was full of humidiy, the shower mas missing the middel piece of the shower head and i had to ask if they could remove one from teh other room, they stated thata they were al like that, the water presura was horrible, the floor were not mopped daily , very dirty especially when u are a block from teh beach and full of sand.....

Calle 1 No. 3-231, El Laguito Cartagena Bolivar

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool
  • Laundry facilities

Within a short walk of Rio Cartagena Casino, Hotel Estelar Oceania is within a mile (2 km) of Castillo Grande Beach. This 3-star hotel has 46 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's also close to Puerta del Reloj and San Felipe de Barajas Castle.


Dining

For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served each morning for a fee. The onsite restaurant is perfect for a quick bite to eat.


Rooms

The 46 rooms are air-conditioned and have minibars and desks. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and cable TV. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries.


Property features

Guests of Hotel Estelar Oceania enjoy features like an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and laundry facilities. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle for a fee (available 24 hours). The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the area. Additional amenities include a garden and a porter/bellhop.

Guest reviews for Hotel Estelar Oceania

Everyone (4) Business (3) Couples (3) Family (2) Other (5) Friends (1)
4
Everyone

I made a reservation for my dad, he was at the hotel for 5 days, very satisfied. According to him, the hotel is well located, it is clean, the staff is very friendly and the food is good and sufieciente. My evaluation regarding the relation price quality is positive. Definitely the hotel is a good option in the mid-range of the Cartagena offer. One complaint: They did not want to issue me a formal receipt for the VAT payment. Why? Obviously that's not right. Why? Unfortunately, the reason lies in the mentality of Colombians. The adminsitracion should think that "it is not enough to be honest you have to look like it too" Sad.

By , from miami on Mar 21, 2018

Review comment responded on Mar 26, 2018

Dear Luis Thank you very much for your feed back, we are very pleased to read about your commnents. it was a pleasure to attend him . We have taken note about the receipt VAT payment. Thank you once again for your comments Sincerelly. Rafael Uribe Castellón ESTELAR Oceania Cartagena

5

great hotel!

Everyone

It was better than I expected. Room was very large and clean. The whole staff was very friendly and attentive. Besides the free breakfast, it also included a nice buffet for dinner which I did not expected. Overall, the whole hotel is very cleaned and the pool was pretty big too. I had an excellent stay and look foward to staying here again in the future.

By , from New York on Feb 7, 2018

Review comment responded on Feb 19, 2018

Dear JIMMYKAZ Thank you very much for taking the time to give us your comments. For Us always will be a pleasure to assit you . We hope to see you soon Sincerelly, Rafael Uribe Castellón Gerente General ESTELAR Oceania Cartagena

4

convenient

Everyone

Spacious rooms, close to the beach, clean. Loved that the room charge includes breakfast and dinner :)

By on Jan 21, 2017

4
Everyone

Very good hotel overall. Nice facilities, comfortable and spacious rooms with wifi and everything you could expect from a hotel of this category, well located, excellent breakfast. Very friendly staff and competitive rates. The only detail that did not taste was the lack of parking for guests. It is difficult to get a nearby parking at no extra cost

By on Jan 14, 2017

Review comment responded on Feb 23, 2017

Dear Guest Thanks for staying with us,We work to hard to make sure our guest happy and apreciete your feec backWe apologize for the inconvenience with the parking,

4

pleasure trip

Singles

Hotel room was quite small but the price was great. Clean rooms. Very curtious staff. Good breakfast was included in room price. Also light dinner. Location was good. Cab to the walled city center was about $2.00. Hilton next door gave me access to an ATM machine. $6.00 cab from airport. Would definitely stay here again.

By on Sep 20, 2015

3

family trip

BusinessTravelers

Not really. They gave me a smaller room and two beds instead of one queen!

By on Feb 16, 2015

4

mr.new york

Singles

wonderful time.. everyone was very helpful. great location.

By on Aug 29, 2014

5

great getaway

Singles

I have been he before always gets better,fantastic place.

By on Aug 26, 2014

3

decent hotel across from the beach in a tourist trap city.

Singles

The hotel itself is nice for around $90 per night. Its between a massive condo building(filled with parties each night) and the large Hilton resort. The hotel is directly across from the beach. My room did not have a view of the beach. I only see the glaring lights of the Hilton. Rooms with a smaller numbers should have a view of the ocean and of the island of Tierra Bomba. Please be aware that Cartagena is a tourist trap. I've been all over Colombia and I've never been hassled as much as I was in Cartagena. The venders are everywhere at all times day and night and they are super aggressive. Its really annoying and will wear you out quickly. As soon as you leave the hotel you will be bombarded with offers for jetskis, massages, fresh crab, fresh fish, beads, cheap sunglasses, lotion, beers . . .its never ending. They never come into the hotel which is good. The hotel itself has a very small pool which closes at 8pm. There is small restaurant with a limited menu. Alot of the hotel staff speak limited English which for me was helpful. My only real compliant was the dry cleaning bill. I had a shirt, pants and two swimsuits washed/cleaned. There was a 16% IVA tax and then a 16% gratuity charge. The total for my 4 items was 199,000COP or about $107 USD. I paid $25 per item to have them washed. I only stayed at the hotel two days but the insanely hot weather and hyper-aggressive vendors made me happy to pay the outrageous cleaning bill because it meant I was leaving Cartagena.

By on Jul 29, 2014

4

cartagena weekend

Families

To see soccer match. Good breakfast. Nice refreshments at night included in the price. Internet free. Good location. The vendors outside the hotel are anoying. Do not be afraid to say NO, THANK YOU.

By on Aug 2, 2011