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Decameron Cartagena

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Location: Across the road from Bocagrande beach; 10 km from the Cartagena airport; 1 km from the old city

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  • JV_379 : Kingston, Canada
Decent hotel in Cartagena

Different experience then our usual trips as this is a tower hotel rather than a resort.Be prepared to wait for elevator or take the stair. other than that the rooms are decent, the view is excellent with Ocean view and also the old city to the side. The bathrooms are very nice and luxurious.We opted for Decameron Cartagena because of the add-ons this hotel offered; we had the opportunity to go for dinner at the San Pedro restaurant in the old city as well as spending a day at the Decameron Baru. The biggest downside to the hotel was the persistence of the vendors just outside of the hotel ground. The food was decent, the hotel offer buffet for breakfast and lunch and a-la-carte only for dinner. You have the options of Italian, Seafood and Steakhouse.The steakhouse was the most disappointing of the three.The city of Cartagena is very safe and you can go out at all time of the day and night safely. It is however a very Spanish town.It was difficult at time to get understood even though I speak both French and English and do an effort to attempt speaking a bit of Spanish.I would recommend both the hotel and the city for people who want to experience other countries and cultures.

  • L0wBudgetTraveller : Toronto, Canada
Convenient location walking distance to historic Cartagena

The hotel is about 2 km to the Clock Tower of historic Cartagena, approx 20min walk. Great location! The facility is as we expected for the 3-star hotel. No complaints. Our room is on the 13 th floor, the balcony has a great oceanview, but the traffic noise is rather loud, as the main road is right in front of the hotel, and right underneath our balcony. Our room is very clean. The maid did a great job. Room furniture is dated, but okay by us. Food is reasonable, not outstanding but not bad either. Hotel staff are generally polite, some are very nice. The hotel is not suitable for people with mobility challenges, there are many half-level stairs, from lobby to bar, from bar to pool, etc. Overall, we enjoyed our stay, and the convenient location to walk to the old town, as well as to walk around Bocagrande in the evening. Safe and fun. The beaches in front of the hotel is a real let down, dirty water, not enough tents for shade (provided by Decameron), and constant harassment of the massage ladies. The day at Decameron Baru was a bonus, great beaches!

  • 45-nomad : ontario
Basic Rooms but Nice View

Stayed here for 3 nights over christmas. It was very busy with lots people coming and going. I stayed here mostly because I wanted a city stay before heading out to Baru. The rooms are bright white, basic furnishings but spacious and a flat screen tv with channels in English. The view of the sea is beautiful. The bathrom was small but shower had good pressure and hot water. There is no free wifi in the room so you have to be down in lobby or lobby bar area. Some connection by pool. The pool is small and was very busy. The beach is across the street with lounge chairs available. You have to book the dinners and the times are not convenient to book, so you can't get an early start. We ate in Italian restaurant twice as other choices were full. It was fine but the christmas turkey dinner was odd with orange sauce rather than gravy. Breakfast was good but the area by pool was always full. There is another space at street level but was also busy running out of food. We only had lunch buffet once as we ate in town the other days. We also had dinner at San Pedro restaurant which is part of the all inclusive, this was excellent. Free shuttle included. There is also a concierge service in the old city near the cathedral san pedro. Handy for the washroom, cool down and a beverage. The hotel manager was very helpful and spoke English very well. It is close to the old city and costs about 7000 one way in cab. There is also ave San Martin with shops and casinos and restaurants around the corner. The lobby bar is a good place to hang out for a few drinks and chill out. For a short stay it was fine overall.

  • Dorten : Toronto
The lobby is like a zoo

There is always a crowd checking in, checking out, waiting for buses, cabs. The buffet for lunch is very run of the mill. The A La Carte restaurants are fair. The seafood had a good seafood soup. The rooms are small but clean. The maid service is excellent.The showers a disappointment, The beach on the ocean is lovely with a hotel bar in a stand. The beach is across the street. A cab ride to,old city is 3-4 dollars. The check in is not well organized. The pool area fine but often hard to get a table

  • Envirodan : Kitchener,Ontario,Canada
Not bad hotel

We visited in March with the Air Transat duo package. 3 nights in Decameron Cartegena and 4 in Baru.The check in was painful and they did not provide English info about the hotel at the time.The orientation was the next day at 1 pm which made us return from the old city to find out info that should have been provided at the start.The hotel is conveniently located walking distance from the old city or a $2 US cab ride.The pool is small as is the breakfast restaurant. They are undersized for the number of guests. The buffet breakfast is adequate but not great.The hotel includes a meal at a restaurant in the old city and shuttle there and back.The hotel restaurants are by reservation and force you to return to the hotel at what can be inopportune times.It is a good location for exploring the city.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

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Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • Buffet breakfast and lunch
  • Unlimited a la carte dinners (reservations required)
  • Unlimited domestic drinks (house wine included)
  • Dinner at San Pedro Restaurant in the old walled city once per week (reservations required, transfers included)
  • Admission to the disco (drinks included)
  • Daily activities program
  • Introduction to scuba diving in pool (once/stay)
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 280 rooms
  • 5 restaurants
  • 3 bars
  • Pool
  • Access to the Isla Del Sol Beach Club (transfer to and from the pier, boat transfer, lunch and open bar. Reservations required) ($)
  • Complimentary facilities in Old Cartagena with changing room, bathroom, storage, bar, snacks and guest services (10 am to 5 pm, every day except Sunday)
  • Disco
  • Day pass to the Royal Decameron Baru (subject to availabilty) ($)
  • Gift shop
  • Wifi (lobby)
Hotel Room:
  • 1 king-size or 1 queen or 2 twin beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Hairdryer
  • TV
  • In-room safe ($)
  • Balcony (in some rooms)
  • Maximum occupancy 4 adults (or 2 adults and 2 children under 12)
For the Kids - Children's activities: 9 am to 6 pm, Children's pool.
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  • Decameron Cartagena
    Cartagena,Colombia

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Decameron Cartagena
Cra. 1 No. 10-10, Cartagena 130010 Colombia

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