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Hotel 3 Banderas
Ranked #50 of 155 Hotels in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 May 2014

The location is in the historic old walled section of Cartagena. There are great restaurants in every direction and loads of people on the street going to them.

The hotel style almost seems British colonial--woods, wicker and lots of plants. (I am sure I've seen the same hotel decor in Singapore. ). There are multiple lounge areas, which helps keep the overall sound level low in the public areas.

All of the staff members are very friendly and helpful.

I think all of the rooms face into a courtyard so I specifically got a room on the 2nd floor to get some exterior light.. The room has a small balcony.

Room 201: The room is large with 1 bed, small bedside tables, alarm clock-radio, luggage racks, refrigerator, mini-kitchen sink, two cooking elements, countertop and cupboards. There are no cooking utensils, etc., but I did not ask the desk if there are some to borrow. (There are two superstore-supermarkets inside the old city, which means very close to the hotel.)

Note that I didn't mention any chairs; I brought in one from the balcony.

The lighting is good. There are plenty of power outlets (110v). The A/C is great and there is also a ceiling fan.

Wifi works great in room and lobby areas.

The bath is divided in two parts: large shower and toilet in one section; sink, closet and lots of shelving in second. The amenities are limited to soap, shampoo, shower cap and large towels. No face tissues or wash cloth.

The breakfast reminded me of a B&B. Set out for guest access are coffee, juices, milk, cereal and bread for toasting. You are given a wide range of egg choices for preparation by the staff. Your order will come with fruit.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

our family of 5 spent 3 nights there in 2 separate rooms . This place fits right in with the Cartagena theme that we loved.
The staff was very friendly and helpful.( we fell in love with Paola)

One particular morning we decided to skip breakfast and they actually came by and asked us if we were coming because they were getting ready to close . (never had that happen)
Rooms were clean, if you're expecting a world class Hotel, it's not that, but very charming and no nonsense with outsiders getting in.

Room Tip: room 107 has a pump that goes on and off all night-so if you're a light sleeper you wont want to...
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

I stayed for 2 nights in one of the simplest room they have. It was small but cozy, stylish, quiet, clean and comfortable. The staff was amazing! so friendly and helpful to answer every kind of questions no matter the time of the day. I was traveling alone and it was my first time in Cartagena, so their help made all the difference in my experience.They don't have a buffet breakfast, but it was substantial enough and delicious (natural fruit juice, eggs with ham or tomato and onions, fresh fruit, coffee, very nice bread, jam, butter). The location is perfect! close to everything but quiet street.The hotel has an amazing patio at the top of the building, so if you don't feel like going out to a restaurant for dinner, you can just walk 2 blocks to buy some arepas or empanadas and some cold beers and relax there.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

I love this hotel! You don't need to pay a ton of money to have the best and this place offers you the best for a reasonable price.
The staff is very nice and they all speak english. Room was very clean. It's not noisy at night. The bed is very comfortable. Nice shower! Amazing breakfast! I will definitely go back here!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Normagra
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

We stayed in room 204. Small, but really nice designed. Tiles on floor were beautiful, and the wood beam ceiling was great. Staff and breakfast were good, but nothing special. I would stay here again for the character and location. It was in a quiet area of Cartegena.

However, we did have an unpleasant experience during the reservation process. We had done the reservation over email, instead of through booking.com. And a week before we got there, they wanted to boot us out the last night of our 3 night stay, due to some glitch on their side. I said "no, we are there with other folks and don't want to move". The person, Paola, asked us three more time if we could move. It was getting very frustrating. Finely, I had to word a pretty strong email that we don't want to move ... for various reasons. Anyhow, just be aware.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

Very clean rooms. Quiet neighborhood. Decent breakfast although not spectacular. Friendly staff although their helpfulness and motivation varied. Nice courtyard. Easy walking distance to most of the old city.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

Totally enjoyed our stay, great accommodations, breakfast included and professional helpful staff.
Would definitely recommend and stay here on a future visit. Location is great just two minutes to the square, lots of excellent restaurants, english was not a problem. You can take a ride in a horse drawn Caleche, short walk to the beach.

Room Tip: We experienced two different rooms and both were great, ask for one with a outside patio. Breakfast...
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank 703Ginny
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Additional Information about Hotel 3 Banderas

Address: Calle Cochera del Hobo #38-66 | Barrio San Diego, Historical Center, Cartagena 0575, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#38 Family Hotel in Cartagena
#39 Romantic Hotel in Cartagena
Price Range: £66 - £91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel 3 Banderas 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel 3 Banderas is one of the first hotel boutique of its kind to have opened its doors in Cartagena 15 years ago. With over 200 years of history, this fully restored house has always kept its homelike style filled with history surrounding it. 3 Banderas offers its guests an intimate and peaceful ambiance to make them feel home. A one on one service will make you stay a wonderful experience with the 3 Banderas family. ... more   less 
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