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Hotel Puertas De Cartagena

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We had 4 days here and really enjoyed it. The only difficulty was the lack of English but, after all, this is a Spanish-speaking country. Sign language and Google go a long way!

Our trip to Cartagena was awesome. This hotel is perfectly situated within the historic Walled City. Very convenient- everything is within a 5 minute walk. The hotel staff is wonderful. Carmen, Jorge Luis and Clara work tirelessly to make your stay memorable. The hotels in this area are pricey- so it's all relative. It is a 3star- would have loved a courtyard pool like many of the other hotels, but we didn't spend much time at the hotel during the day- so the trade off (price) was worth it. Breakfast was very good and made to order each morning. Air conditioning worked very well (important). Decor was basic but rooms were clean and pillows were comfortable. Airport is literally ten minutes away. Great time.

What a completely charming Bed & Breakfast. The staff was extremely helpful with our questions about where to eat & hailing our taxi's. The daily breakfast served was delicious & plentiful. Fresh fruit, eggs to order & great coffee. Rooms well kept. Will definitely stay here again!

The hotel was mostly empty on Christmas Eve. The staff was friendly, if not excited, and very helpful, especially with helping me get a taxi on Christmas Day. The breakfast was quite good. The room had excellent air conditioning clean bathroom, comfortable bed (though a little short, and I'm not tall). It was quiet, which was a real plus, and since the Old City is relatively small, walking everywhere was easy. The wi-fi worked flawlessly. Nothing fancy, just a really good night.

I stayed for two nights and found the location to be fairly central, within easy walking distance of everything in the old city. I had a room on the first floor, that had double height cathedral ceilings, which was nice and roomy. Great AC, hot water, cable TV, and a refrigerator in the room. I have also stayed in resorts in Boca Grande and found this central hotel more convenient, and made for a nicer experience.

This hotel has a great location. But the noise level in the hotel is too much to deal with on a daily basis. The breakfast was good 7 AM to 10 AM. The staff is very good but you will need to speak Spanish because they do not speak English. For the price this hotel is okay for the location only. But this hotel lacks a lot in amenities.

The staff makes this B&B experience wonderful. Fluent in English they helped me find atm's, directions to places to go, and one especially thoughtful person even loaned me their cell phone so I could make an in-country call. The breakfasts are simple and delicious! I will miss the fresh fruit and fresh juice!

Great hotel at a very good value in the Historic district. Good location,clean, quiet, comfortable and very secure with a friendly and helpful staff! Good breakfast with fresh juice, coffee, banana bread and choice of eggs/pancakes. We have stayed at numerous resorts in Cartagena and prefer this hotel not only for the great value but the tranquility as well. tip: If you want a nice pool and the beach scene for the day - take a taxi (approx $5.00) to the Hilton and purchase an all day day pass (approx $45.00 for 2) for the 3 swimming pools, beach, towels and use of their facilities, then return to Puertas De Cartagena for peace and quiet at a great central location!

It was great. The Staff for excellent very close to many tourist attractions. Breakfast is good and the rooms are clean and well maintained.

This hotel offers a great location in Cartagena, picture a simple room that will supply the basics for your trip. The staff is also great!

I felt good . Ate their daily breakfast. Air conditioning worked hard and good cold air. Comfy bed with lots of good pillows.

Small hotel in a historic building. Staff was cordial and helpful. I liked the courtyard in the middle, where we had breakfast. The room had an extremely high ceiling, giving the sense of time and place. A hammock was available to hook up, if anyone wanted to sleep in that mode. Air conditioning worked fine, but the bathroom fan was annoyingly loud. Try the egg arepa or anis arepa for breakfast with fresh fruit and fresh fruit juice. Awesome!

Basic rooms very clean, nice courtyard for breakfast, free wireless internet, free computer connected to the internet, staff very attentionate and location is fantastic within the city wall. Would recommend to explore the old city.

Clean and charming hotel, good and friendly service, great location in the Centro.

A very nice check-in (with Mike). Friendly, courteous and professional. The room was comfortable and clean. The fridge stocked with cold drinks! The hotel is well located within the walls of the Cidade Antigua. Breakfast was pleasant and sufficient. Overall my experience was very pleasant and very good value for money. I would recommend it for a short break or weekend.

Centro Calle Sargento Mayor Calle 38 6-5 Cartagena Bolivar

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Puerta del Reloj and San Pedro Claver Church and Convent
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Cartagena Walled City, Hotel Puertas De Cartagena is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Puerta del Reloj and San Pedro Claver Church and Convent. This 12-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free newspapers in the lobby. It's in the historical district and also a short walk from Santo Toribio Church and Simon Bolivar House and Museum.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free cooked-to-order breakfast, served each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or meet other guests at the free manager's reception.


Rooms

The 12 rooms are air-conditioned and have minibars and safes. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and cable TV. Rooms also include hair dryers.


Property features

At Hotel Puertas De Cartagena, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas and free newspapers. For transportation, you can make use of an airport shuttle (available on request) for COP 60000 per vehicle one way, as well as a cruise ship terminal shuttle. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage.

Room options

Single Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Quadruple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Hotel Puertas De Cartagena

Everyone (1) Couples (3) Business (1) Family (3) Other (6) Friends (1)
5

character hotel in old cartagena

Everyone

We had 4 days here and really enjoyed it. The only difficulty was the lack of English but, after all, this is a Spanish-speaking country. Sign language and Google go a long way!

By , from Auckland, NZ on Jul 24, 2016

4

convenience within the walled city

Families

Our trip to Cartagena was awesome. This hotel is perfectly situated within the historic Walled City. Very convenient- everything is within a 5 minute walk. The hotel staff is wonderful. Carmen, Jorge Luis and Clara work tirelessly to make your stay memorable. The hotels in this area are pricey- so it's all relative. It is a 3star- would have loved a courtyard pool like many of the other hotels, but we didn't spend much time at the hotel during the day- so the trade off (price) was worth it. Breakfast was very good and made to order each morning. Air conditioning worked very well (important). Decor was basic but rooms were clean and pillows were comfortable. Airport is literally ten minutes away. Great time.

By on May 26, 2015

5

couples trip

Couples

What a completely charming Bed & Breakfast. The staff was extremely helpful with our questions about where to eat & hailing our taxi's. The daily breakfast served was delicious & plentiful. Fresh fruit, eggs to order & great coffee. Rooms well kept. Will definitely stay here again!

By on Jan 12, 2015

4

great place for a christmas eve away from family

Singles

The hotel was mostly empty on Christmas Eve. The staff was friendly, if not excited, and very helpful, especially with helping me get a taxi on Christmas Day. The breakfast was quite good. The room had excellent air conditioning clean bathroom, comfortable bed (though a little short, and I'm not tall). It was quiet, which was a real plus, and since the Old City is relatively small, walking everywhere was easy. The wi-fi worked flawlessly. Nothing fancy, just a really good night.

By on Dec 30, 2014

3

nice staff, nice rooms, good value

Singles

I stayed for two nights and found the location to be fairly central, within easy walking distance of everything in the old city. I had a room on the first floor, that had double height cathedral ceilings, which was nice and roomy. Great AC, hot water, cable TV, and a refrigerator in the room. I have also stayed in resorts in Boca Grande and found this central hotel more convenient, and made for a nicer experience.

By on Nov 14, 2014

2

great location but needs work

LGBT

This hotel has a great location. But the noise level in the hotel is too much to deal with on a daily basis. The breakfast was good 7 AM to 10 AM. The staff is very good but you will need to speak Spanish because they do not speak English. For the price this hotel is okay for the location only. But this hotel lacks a lot in amenities.

By on Jul 31, 2014

4

charming b&b

Singles

The staff makes this B&B experience wonderful. Fluent in English they helped me find atm's, directions to places to go, and one especially thoughtful person even loaned me their cell phone so I could make an in-country call. The breakfasts are simple and delicious! I will miss the fresh fruit and fresh juice!

By on Jul 27, 2014

4

great simple, clean and quiet little hotel!

Couples

Great hotel at a very good value in the Historic district. Good location,clean, quiet, comfortable and very secure with a friendly and helpful staff! Good breakfast with fresh juice, coffee, banana bread and choice of eggs/pancakes. We have stayed at numerous resorts in Cartagena and prefer this hotel not only for the great value but the tranquility as well. tip: If you want a nice pool and the beach scene for the day - take a taxi (approx $5.00) to the Hilton and purchase an all day day pass (approx $45.00 for 2) for the 3 swimming pools, beach, towels and use of their facilities, then return to Puertas De Cartagena for peace and quiet at a great central location!

By on Jul 20, 2014

4

"central location"

GetawayWithFriends

It was great. The Staff for excellent very close to many tourist attractions. Breakfast is good and the rooms are clean and well maintained.

By on May 23, 2014

4

solid hotel in an amazing location

Singles

This hotel offers a great location in Cartagena, picture a simple room that will supply the basics for your trip. The staff is also great!

By on Feb 17, 2014