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Occidental Cartagena

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 1 May 2012

I have traveled extensively. I am fairly laid back but have stayed all over. Lets face it does not matter where you stay its the experience and what you make of it. Place was gorgeous, totally relaxing, pools were breath taking over looking the ocean, steam room was fantastic. resort is small but it made me realize how much i...

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5Thank JackLifeman
Hoteles_Estelar, E-Commerce at Occidental Cartagena, responded to this review

Good Morning Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience from your recent stay at Estelar Grand Playa Manzanillo Hotel. We are very pleased to read your review and learn that you enjoyed your time with us. We appreciate your comments which are very important to us. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back next time. Kind Regards.

Brampton Ontario
Reviewed 23 April 2012

This was our fist time in Cartagena and we had a great time. We went with a group of approximatley 20 people. The hotel was nice, there was some confusion at check in but it was taken care of quickly. I was not a big fan of the decor and furniture in the rooms but it all worked. Food was...

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5Thank luv2snorkelCanada
Sarnia, Ont
Reviewed 17 April 2012

I went for a 2 week stay in late Feb, 1st week of March 2012 and found the whole experience delightful. The room was kept very clean....comfortable beds, big shower, & good view + balcony. On arrival you are greeted by dancers & mocktails. I can't say enough about the pleasant & helpful staff; the food was very good &...

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7Thank Sarnia_OntBarbiegirl
Toronto
Reviewed 13 April 2012

Hola everyone. We were down to the resort for the 2nd week of March - two families, with 4 adults and 4 kids (ages 9 - 15). First the positives: Very good food Friendly staff Clean resort Free shuttle into Cartagena Nicely decorated and appointed rooms And the negatives: Very VERY windy (windy season is apparently January to April) There...

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2Thank JohninTO
Paradise, Canada
Reviewed 9 April 2012

We travelled to Cartagena the last week of March. What a great vacation. We flew Thomas Cook and booked through Sunquest. The only thing about Sunquest/Thomas Cook is the small amount of weight you can have in your carry on. We arrived on time got to the resort in about twenty minutes from the airport. The bus was nice it...

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5Thank RobbiP
Ontario
Reviewed 8 April 2012

If you are looking for a unique holiday this maybe for you. Great holiday, wonderful weather, yummy pizza and according to my son chicken from the grill was the best he had ever tasted. One great bonus was the complimentary shuttle into Cartagena. Please message me with any questions.

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6Thank BCHSOntario
Toronto
Reviewed 8 April 2012

Was there from March 26-April 2, 2012 - food was great, although the 4 restaurants were really one dining room and an open air buffet with side grill and pizzeria, although were excellent - finding lounge chairs at the pool and the beach not an issue all day long unlike DR and Cuba where you have to fight for chairs...

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3Thank drfeelgood99
Jordan, Ontario
Reviewed 4 April 2012

Chose the Occidental Grand as a base for exploring this part of Columbia, the shuttle into the old walled city, 7 times a day, made this possible and inexpensive! After years of drug problems, the government has worked hard to make tourists safe, and you find police on every block of the old city. I would recommend taking a tour...

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1Thank reginaski
Barrie, Canada
Reviewed 1 April 2012

My husband and I have just returned from this resort and have to say this is by far the best vacation we have had. We were skeptical about some of the negative reports we read but am pleased to say we found none of them to be true. The resort was clean and well maintained by friendly staff who went...

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3Thank Twosharps
Bradford Ontario
Reviewed 1 April 2012

If you are an alcoholic you may enjoy, if you like real loud music, you may enjoy, if you like dead fish,dogs, cars motorbikes etc at the beach, you may enjoy, however if you thought to have payed for a 4 star hotel, you may be disappointed. It should be rated a 3 star minus, Dont consider this hotel if...

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Hoteles_Estelar, Gerente at Occidental Cartagena, responded to this review

Dear Customer First, I want to thank you for the time dedicated to let us know your comments in detail on the problems presented in the last stay. I´m very sorry about happened, and, in the name of the organization, I present you my sincere apologies. Additionally, I want to say you that I have taken careful note about you...

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Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Occidental Grand Cartagena Resort***** hotel's objective is to provide luxury, all-inclusive services on the seafront on the beautiful beaches of Manzanillo Bay. It is close to the cosmopolitan city of Cartagena de Indias. It has a contemporary design and a very calm ambience, and our guests' first impression is of an idyllic resort to relax and unwind in. Have a dip in the pool, stroll around the beautiful lush gardens or enjoy the 24-hour drink and snack service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Occidental Cartagena

Address: Anillo Vial Via Manzanillo del mar Km. 4 | No. 9-85, Cartagena 985, Colombia (Formerly Estelar Grand Playa Manzanillo)
Region: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Price Range: £123 - £323 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Occidental Cartagena 3.5*
Number of rooms: 190
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Also Known As:
Occidental Grand Cartagena Hotel Cartagena
Hotel Style:
#14 Spa Hotel in Cartagena
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Cartagena
#21 Family Hotel in Cartagena
#37 Romantic Hotel in Cartagena
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Rooms close to pool have Jacuzzi”
784ayannac, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“all rooms are oceanview - no need to pay extra for it”
klugster, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in room 2110, it was very quiet”
BozenaK627, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“principal building seam really quiet, first floor doesn't have a view, so if you want that, go for the 3 floor at least.”
746danie, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“ocean view, NOT adjoining unless you are with the other people in the adjoining room”
happywanderer381, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
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