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Ananda Hotel Boutique
Ranked #10 of 149 Hotels in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence
San Francisco, California
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33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“I didn't stay here, but I will.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

We stayed at a nearby hotel in Cartagena - one that didn't have a pool. On our last day, our hotel arranged for us to spend the day at Ananda's pool. We walked in and were warmly welcomed by the staff - everyone was incredibly gracious. The hotel is absolutely beautiful, the pool area was gorgeous. We had a beautifully presented lunch by the pool, and then went up to the jacuzzi on the roof. No other guests happened to be around that day, so we had the entire place to ourselves. Every person on staff we encountered was kind, and made sure to tell us that they were very available to us. As hotel visitors and not guests, we were incredibly impressed. Absolutely can't wait to go back to Cartagena and stay at Ananda. Great location, beautiful property, delicious food, wonderful service. Truly could not ask for more.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Equipo Anandá H, Gerente at Ananda Hotel Boutique, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Dear TheEnnui,

Receiving comments like yours make of our job a real privilege. Thank you a lot for sharing your experience with us in those wonderful words.
We’ll be looking forward to have you with us, during your next visit to Cartagena.
Have a very good day!


Have a very good day!





Diego Manrique
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West Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2014

Excellent hotel. Loved it. Close to restaurants. Secure. Great breakfast. Spacious rooms. Great city views from the roof. Very clean and overall a great place to stay. I would definitely recommend it.

Room Tip: Book early. Busy place. Love the hotel. Don't miss the roof.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Equipo Anandá H, Gerente at Ananda Hotel Boutique, responded to this review, 13 June 2014
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Apreciado Cris,

Mis mas sinceros agradecimientos, por compartir con nosotros su experiencia, en la hermosa ciudad de Cartagena.

Esperamos poder acogerlo en una próxima oportunidad.

DIEGO MANRRIQUE
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Windsor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights on our honeymoon (wish it had been longer). Our room was bright, airy & clean. The pool was a great size considering it is in a courtyard. Breakfast was delicious, particularly the quinoa granola. We ate at the restaurant in the hotel one night too & the food was beautifully cooked. Couldn't fault the service our entire stay. We were sad to leave this hotel!

  • Stayed February 2014
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1 Thank GJBWindsor
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Equipo Anandá H, Gerente at Ananda Hotel Boutique, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Dear GJBWindsor,

It was a privilege for us, having being part of such a special occasion. Comments like yours certainly incentivize us to keep trying our best every day.

It was very nice of you to take the time to share your experience with us.

We hope to have you Home again, during your next visit to Cartagena.


Have a very good day!



Diego Manrique
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Bogota, Colombia
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60 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014

The word Ananda means bliss and the hotel is true to its name, we felt absolute bliss staying here. The house is beautiful, but above everything else, the staff is amazing, wonderful people, friendly and ready to help! The restaurant is delicious as well (owned by Carmen from Medellín) - the breakfast was wonderful (try the tropical pancakes). We also got time to enjoy the jacuzzi and the pool area, very peaceful and fun. Thank you Diego and everyone at the Anandá, we hope to come back very very soon!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Equipo Anandá H, Gerente at Ananda Hotel Boutique, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Dear Keekeeseetah1,

Receiving comments like yours make of our job a real privilege. Thank you a lot for sharing your experience with us with such wonderful words.
We’ll be looking forward to have you home again, during your next visit to Cartagena.

Have a very good day!


Diego Manrique
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

The Ananda Hotel has very pleasant, helpful staff and looks beguilingly pretty. It is not well managed. When we arrived, the key that resembles a credit card didn't work and neither did the safe. We were then taken to another room which was much less attractive and smelt a bit musty. Its safe didn't work either. The wash-basin was an extraordinary design, plug less and incredibly shallow. Its designer had never thought of using it. The lavatory took at least 25 minutes to re-fill. We found the bathroom exasperating! Breakfast took a long time but the food was carefully and nicely prepared. The staff were so courteous and pleasant that I feel very mean writing this but perhaps they will read it and find a better plumber.

Room Tip: Examine the bathroom before you unpack.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Eva Julia T
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Equipo Anandá H, Gerente at Ananda Hotel Boutique, responded to this review, 6 March 2014
Dear Mrs. Eva Julia T,

First of all, we would like to thank you for your comments. This information is vital for us to keep growing and adjusting all details necessary to acomplish our mission of creating wonderful experiences for our Guests.
We´ve taken note of all your appreciations and you can be sure that we will work hard to correct all of them.
We hope you can visit us again the next time you come to Cartagena!

Diego Manrique
General Manager
Anandá Hotel Boutique
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2014

What a beautiful hotel, very conveniently located and with great amenities. Rooms are very modern, although the property is a very old house. We stayed only one night but for sure will try to stay again here when returning to Cartagena. We had a room next to the courtyard and it was way too noisy, so next time we'll look for a room in a more secluded place. The hotel has three floors so there's plenty to chose from. It has several terraces and rooftops which give great views of the Caribbean and the city. Location-wise, on a quieter street of the old city so that's a plus, although the city itself can be walked from top to bottom in 15 minutes, so everything is close by. Price-wise, I'd say fair, as Cartagena is as expensive as New York, so paying less than US$300 a night in a property like this can be seen as a "bargain". The room we had was big and my wife loved the bath room. It was on the ground floor and the ceilings were 15 ft tall. The bathroom had an amazing shower (no tub, which is not uncommon here). AC worked fine and had to leave on during the night to mask the outside noise. We have stayed in many hotels in Cartagena and this one is in the top of our list, highly recommended.

Room Tip: Away from the courtyard/restaurant
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Merchanda
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Equipo Anandá H, Gerente at Ananda Hotel Boutique, responded to this review, 25 February 2014
Dear Merchanda,

We would like to thank you very much for taking the time to leave us your comments about your experience in Ananda. It makes us very happy to know that you enjoy your time in our city and our Hotel, that’s the reason why we come to work every day.

We’re looking forward to your next visit to Cartagena, so that you can stay with us again and give us the opportunity to create an even better experience.
Have a nice day!

Diego Jose Manrique
General Manager
Anandá Hotel Boutique
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2014

Just spent a week at the Ananda. Nicely decorated, blend of colonial and contemporary. Beautiful courtyard, rooftop terrace with cool jacuzzi, small pool downstairs with a few lounge chairs - great for a siesta after morning walks around the old town. The concierge staff have decent English and were helpful with beach visits, restaurant reservations etc. The wait staff were delightful - very little English but warm, welcoming, attentive. Room was very large with an exceptionally comfortable king bed and little terrace, jacuzzi tub, A/C and fans. Full breakfast included - coffee was just OK (surprisingly), eggs and fresh fruit were quite good. Attracts very interesting guests from all around the world. Just a great stay all around. Will definitely go back.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank birdwins
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Equipo Anandá H, Gerente at Ananda Hotel Boutique, responded to this review, 25 February 2014
Dear Birdwins,

All your comments are opportunities for us to identify the points we need to improve in order to be better every day, so we deeply appreciate you taking the time to share your opinions about the experience with us.
We really hope to have the opportunity to have you in Anandá again, in order to create an unforgettable stay in Cartagena.

Have a very nice day!

Diego Jose Manrique
General Manager
Anandá Hotel Boutique
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Property: Ananda Hotel Boutique
Address: Calle del Cuartel, 36-77 | Historic Center, Cartagena, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 149 Hotels in Cartagena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Ananda Hotel Boutique 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A space that transmits the spirit of luxury and comfort in perfect harmony, the ideal place to reach the maximum state of happiness. We invite you to live this wonderful experience on your next trip, because when you think of a luxury hotel, a dream honeymoon, organize a special event or an exclusive company trip, in a charming destination, you will be thinking of ANANDA. ANANDA HOTEL BOUTIQUE is located in the heart of the walled city of Cartagena de Indias. Within walking distance of the hotel you will discover important monuments and historical buildings such as La Catedral, Plaza Santo Domingo and Palacio de la Inquisicion; You will also be amazed by the vibrant life of its streets, trendy boutiques, art galleries and all impregnated with the warmth and kindness of its people that allows us to imagine, for a moment, life in the Caribbean of the sixteenth century. Turning around a corner, and without looking for it, you can find the Wall, that once defended the city of pirates, thieves and buccaneers and which, centuries have become one of the most romantic places in the world. ... more   less 
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