Hotel Regatta Cartagena3.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Don't book this hotel if your booking is for 2 adults and you check in alone. This hotel has an obscure policy designed to extort extra money from their guests. It is customary for all non-registered guests to check their ID at the front desk before they can be allowed to access a room. For security reasons, this is understandable. If you have a booking for 2 adults and check-in alone and plan to receive guests for short or long visits during your stay, be careful. According to an undisclosed hotel policy, after your first guest is allowed access to your room, no matter how short was the visit, this hotel will charge you extra for every other guest thereafter before they can access your room even though your booking was for 2 adults in the room. Some of the staff is very cordial but some of the front desk staff will treat you very badly if your challenge that undisclosed policy. So, your options are to pay, check out early or get your guest to leave. If your stay was pre-paid, you might lose all your money if you check out early. My advice is not to book this hotel if you plan to check in alone and expect guests into your room for short or long stay. Every time someone new shows up, they will charge you extra whether or not you are the only one in the room. Most booking sites are not aware of that policy or decide not to disclose it. In any event, once you are at the hotel, you have no choice but to comply with that undisclosed policy once the front desk decides to enforce it.
I really enjoy my time at the hotel Regatta in my opinion the rooms are really big you have more than enough space in each room, the price is perfect in regards to the alloction, it located in one of the most popular place of Cartagena Bocagrande in front of the beach so comparing price and services i will give a 10/10
I don't know if "jankity" is a word but hopefully you get the idea -- this room's door didn't shut properly, the aircon leaked constantly and the sink faucet seemed like it was barely attached to the sink. The shower water got warm but not hot, and the "King" size bed was actually two twin beds pushed up next to each other. We had a room with two beds, as I was sharing a room with a colleague. The room was exceptionally spacious with a large, open area with one bed, old TV and a dining set including a fridge. Then there was a separate bedroom that had the bathroom in it. So the spaciousness was nice, but the layout was super weird that you had to go into the other person's room in order to use the restroom. That said, the bed was quite comfortable and the room was extremely spacious. The view was AMAZING -- full ocean view out the front of the room although I know not all rooms have the view (some had a concrete wall!) so be sure to request an ocean view room. Also it's next door to a Casino that had flashing bright lights all night long -- thankfully the hotel has black-out shades but you'll definitely have to use them! The two rooftop pools were definitely the highlight and it had a nice bar and patio that we enjoyed most nights. I'm sure it's significantly cheaper than the Intercontinental next door, but with the same beach access and views. I would recommend it as long as you know what to expect as far as room layout/condition, etc. Restaurant was average, the food was high quality but just a little boring. Coffee was great, though!
I was unsure of what to expect since I read mixed reviews. I really enjoyed my stay at the hotel. Personnel was very attentive, facilities were clean, complementary breakfast was very good and it was a safe hotel in a good area. Hotel is located in Bocagrande and you have the beach right across the street. Behind the hotel you have multiple places to shop and eat. Breakfast choices included fresh fruits, yogurt, fresh juices, assorted breads and hot food. The daily staples consisted of scrambled plain eggs or with onion and tomato, mini arepas and sausage. There were two or three additional trays that contained local breakfast staples. Their black coffee was strong which was great for me. There are two pools: one on the 11th floor and the other on the 13th. I liked the one on the 11th which faces the front of the hotel. Although it's small there was never really a crowd to make it uncomfortable. I never checked out the 13th floor which is supposed to face the back of the hotel. My room was very spacious and faced the front of the hotel. I was located on the 9th floor and it was good enough that I was never bothered by traffic. AC worked perfectly. Rooms were cleaned daily. The bathroom is rather small and has seen better days. It does not have area to place cosmetics, hair brush and any other toiletries. There is no hair dryer which did not bother me since the heat and humidity from outdoors would ruin any time spent on fixing your hair. You do have a safe to place your valuables. Bed was kingsize which was great. You have TV and free WiFi. Wifi worked pretty well for the most part. There were a couple of times when it seemed to slow down. It's easy to get to the walled city which holds the majority of sight seeing, restaurants and bars. You can easily grab a cab back and forth. Public transportation is also available two blocks behind the hotel. Buses are way cheaper and safe. I booked all of my sightseeing trips through the desk located in the lobby and found them to be decently priced.
I was extremely nervous to stay here given the reviews left.... the rooms were clean and spacious.... We had a beach front view it was awesome.. taxis always parked in front of hotel very happy. Looking forward to returning... breakfast was also very good
Spacious suite rooms, obviously converted from apartments. Fixtures are older and worn. Elevators slow. Nice breakfast buffet. Good location across from Beach and near many good restaurants. Biggest gripe is absence of any English-speaking desk clerks, particularly given a fair amount of American guests.
Great location, friendly staff. My room was a mini suite of sorts! Breakfast was delicious too! I was able to walk everywhere and the hotel is located right across the street from the beach. Loved it!
Clean rooms, spacious and neat. Great food from their restaurant. Excellent location. Outside the hotel be wary of the tours offered by any tour operators. If you are not careful, you will be stuck with your tour guide and a bunch of people for hours and won't get to your destination until they have made you spent every penny on souvenirs in every place they take you to visit. Cartagena and it's people don't take care of their tourists and will make any attempt to overcharge and under-deliver on day tours.
The hotel is located in Bocagrande across the street from the beach. There are a lot of places to eat and its between two casinos. As noted by other reviewers the check in and check out was slow but since I knew that I made sure I left plenty of time. The elevators are also slow but who cares when you have such beautiful beaches just across the street. Anyway when I am on vacation I like to take a break from my hectic life and chill just like the people from Cartagena. The room was basic but very clean. We were 7 people so we chose one room for 4 people ( one King and two twins) another room for 3 ( one King and one twin) each room contained a refrigerator, a small kitchen, table with chairs and a tv. The beds were super comfortable and the AC was blasting all day which is a must in super hot Cartagena. The shower had great water pressure and there is hot water which we thought was a must before we got here but we soon found out we couldn't stand it with this heat. We were on the 11th floor were there is a small pool that the kids enjoyed a lot. The view from the room was great. Our stay included the Continental breakfast which is served until 10:00am. The breakfast had a good variety which Included fruit, cereal, pastries, eggs, juices and made to order omelette. It will definitely stay again at the Regatta and will highly recommend it to my friends and family.
Stayed here two nights in and one night out while in Colombia. The rooms are good-sized, clean and most have great views. As other reviews have stated, it could use some updating (i.e. the a/c is weak and the shower heads need replacing (trust me, if you haven't been to Cartagena, this will be an issue)). The staff was cordial at best...not overly friendly, so if you want to feel appreciated, you might stay elsewhere. If you like anonymity, they can deliver that (you can literally stand at the counter for quite a while waiting for the personal conversations/phone calls to cease before you are acknowledged). Cab fare from the airport is about 18,000 local and Uber to the old town was about 7,000. There are a number of eateries and shops within just a few blocks as well as a grocery only 2 blocks away. All that said, it's a budget-friendly place that is in a decent location. If you are only in Cartagena for a couple days, well worth the price. If you are staying longer, might be better options out there.
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free valet and self parking
- Onsite dining
Located in Bocagrande, Hotel Regatta Cartagena is adjacent to Rio Cartagena Casino and within a 10-minute stroll of Bocagrande Beach. This 115-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with 2 outdoor pools, free breakfast, and free in-room WiFi. On the beach, it's also near Puerta del Reloj and San Felipe de Barajas Castle.
Free buffet breakfast is offered each morning. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.
The 115 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, free newspapers, and free local calls. Guests can expect free WiFi and wired Internet, along with cable TV. Sink into a turned-down Tempur-Pedic bed and sleep between premium linens. Other standard amenities include safes and desks.
Guests of Hotel Regatta Cartagena enjoy features like 2 outdoor pools, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. You can put free valet parking to good use if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a business center, coffee/tea in a common area, and express check-in.
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64% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 596 reviews