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Armeria Real Luxury Hotel & Spa
Ranked #59 of 157 Hotels in Cartagena
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

Nice to be very close but outside the main tourist area. Good restaurants around and the area worth to be known. Excellent service, nice pool. We took a duplex room and it was great. The only thing is that the bedroom downstrairs is noisy due to the trafic. The hotel could make something to lower the noise. They propose a trip to the Real Island and it is fantastic to relax.

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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

i liked the armeria hotel, great location n Getsemani, 10 min from the old city. Spacious room, lovely and simple but nice atmosphere. Fantastic sitting area in the terrace, great view, to chill with a drink. Still far from the service wise, not very well organised but it ca be improved. The place is romantic and great for couples as well for single travellers.
There is a small spa, but better to get the appointment on time.
my suggestion for the management, is to work on the service rather than the luxury.
I still had a great time!

Room Tip: any room are beautiful, you can chose between 1, 2 or 3rd floor.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 14 January 2014 via mobile

My favorite hotel in the area, excellent food, excellent people, the breakfast is delicius you can chose cereal, eggs with wathever you want, colombian coffee, tropical fruits, the restrooms are perfect with comfortable spaces, the pool is beautiful with excellent sea view.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

Armeria Real was a great, safe choice for a first time trip to Cartagena. Staff was helpful and accommodating, food at the hotel was amazing (especially the ravioli). Room was well-designed and clean, beds were comfortable and showers had good water pressure. Sweet little balcony off the bedroom in our "family suite", which suited two couples perfectly, despite being able to hear each footstep, etc., taken in the room above us. Great rooftop pool with water views and San Felipe Fort. Overall a solid stay- we were quite happy with it!

Room Tip: The higher up, the better. Street noise along Calle 26 starts early morning.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

The restored colonial building is, on the surface, quite charming. Staff is delightful though sparse and breakfast okay. I do not know what I paid as it was part of a larger purchase. If you can get it "cheap" think about it, otherwise stay clear. The lower rooms have a damp smell that is countered by room deodorant sprayed by the cleaning staff. There is a rooftop disco diagonally across the way which makes sleeping almost impossible without ear plugs and or medication. It is at the foot of a bridge through which passes considerable traffic and emergency vehicles at all hours of the night and day. It is a 15 minute walk to the old city and in the heat of 90 degrees its not easy and all the best food is in the old town. There is far better lodging in the old town unless you are very cost conscious and this is your best price point. Think of staying in Boca Grande and visiting the old town by taxi since the taxi is reasonable.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 January 2013

Every hotel either claimed to be booked or needed a booking of five nights minimum when I called looking for two rooms for a family trip - until I got hold of Armeria Real and Daneola/Reynaldo. Not only did they have two rooms but they even had a two room/two bath suite that suited us perfectly - indeed would probably suit a lot of families perfectly (wish more hotels would realize that families who travel on vacation also need rooms not just business travelers!).
The hotel is charming with a lovely indoor courtyard where breakfast is served in the mornings and a lovely rooftop bar and pool area with great city views.
It is a short cab ride to the walled city or the fort and we had no trouble getting anywhere.
Cabs can be hard to get in Cartagena and we really appreciated the willingness of the staff in finding cabs for us to go places.
Great little hotel and definitely worth staying at - for the great staff as well!

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 November 2012

We booked this hotel 2 days before our trip, looking for something affordable to be in Cartagena during the "Reinado Nacional de Belleza", the National Beauty Contest, what normally means full hotels and high prices in the whole city. We were lucky to find a Double Room with breakfast incluided for 388,000 Pesos., the hotel is located in "Getsemani", a barrio of Cartagena, still in the old historic part of the city but NOT inisde the walled historic center how it's stated in the website, what is a difference, because it means more walking. The hotel is a colonial building, totally renovated with a beautiful entrance, nice wood work on the ceilings and lushious green courtyard with a well. They have 3 categories of rooms, how I understood, we had a more basic double room on the ground floor what was apart from the restaurant and bar and therefor very quiet, but at this time the hotel had only occupancy of 8 rooms, out of the 35 rooms. The staff is very friendly and warm, but a bit slow. There was no breakfast buffet, you order what you want and the food and coffee arrives step by step, what has to be done better. The bar in the third floor on top is lovely with a nice view to the fortress and part of a harbour, the only minus is the fact that the hotel is in front of a small busy bridge. There is a small pool with place for 5 long chairs and a round daybed. The staff was so nice to show us 2 other categories for rooms, the "purple room" is the one suite, very nicely decorated in a romantic design with own balcony,spacious with a kitchenette and a tub made of stone. If you want to use the Spa, you have to ask at the reception to call the therapist because she is not there all the time, so plan this in advance.

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the opposite corner of bar and restaurant. Some rooms are darker than others.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: Getsemani Calle Larga con Pedregal esquina No. 25-28, Cartagena, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #59 of 157 Hotels in Cartagena
Price Range: £101 - £251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Armeria Real Luxury Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Thank you for choosing us, “ARMERIA REAL LUXURY HOTEL & SPA”. We are a new accommodation option in the city of Cartagena de Indias, our mission is based on the philosophy of providing our guests with high quality of services, comfort and luxury at the right price.We are located in a privileged site of the walled city, with 360 degrees of view: The “San Felipe de Barajas” Castle, Convento de la Popa, Fort of Pastelillo, Fishing Club, roofs of houses in downtown, Towers of Churches and Convents, and all the majesty of the Bahia de las Animas, a few meters from the Convention Center of Cartagena de Indias - Julio Cesar Turbay, located in the traditional Calle Larga, where it weaves the story of Cartagena’s Independence.Our beautiful house hides in its corners the culture of our Race and a history of freedom. Built in the VXI century and restored in 2010, preserving the architectural standards and measures of the colony in terms of areas such as bathrooms, bedrooms and social areas. ... more   less 
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