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Hotel Monterrey
Ranked #55 of 153 Hotels in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence
Atlanta GA
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14 reviews
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“I would stay here again”
Reviewed 22 March 2013

The hotel is just outside the walled city and a good location for us. We stayed here 4 nights. The room was nice with comfortable beds, a beautiful bathroom and plenty of storage. The air conditioner (which we needed) worked well. Our room had a small balcony overlooking the courtyard.

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 February 2013 via mobile

Immediate, strong, hot water? Jacuzzi tub? Elaborate lobby? Fabulous buffet breakfast? Hotel Monterrey has none of these. But our room, 203, looks out across the Plaza of The Martyrs directly to the clock tower at the entrance to the old city and with an easy stroll you are in the midst of all the restaurants, museums, and street scenes you come to Cartagena to experience. Great a/c, TV, and refrigerator in the room. And the breakfast buffet served in their beautiful inner courtyard is more than sufficient. Several in our group of world travelers found the hotel restaurant to be superior to others. The rooftop, with a fantastic view, bar, swimming pool and dining is a significant amenity for this Botique hotel. So, what do you want? Glitz or charm? Beach or Old City? Modern or quaint? Hotel Monterrey Colombia is quaint, charming, and superbly located for the traveler interested in seeing the culture of the Old City.

Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 January 2013 via mobile

Although there's no much luxury, and the rooms are quite small, these minor disadvantages are compensated by its perfect location (facing the clock tower, a few steps from the main entrance of the old city) and the friendly welcome offered by the staff!

  • Stayed December 2012
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Mayaguez
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Reviewed 4 January 2013

Staying at Monterrey was a great decision. The hotel is just outside the walls of the old city. The cab ride from the airport takes only about 15 minutes. Our plane landed at 12:30 PM and by 2:00 PM we were checked-in and walking through the old city.

We had a great view of La Ciudad Amurallada and Puerta del Reloj; we felt privileged to have this view. Although we could hear some noise from the street at night, we were tired enough that we slept very well. The hotel is also very clean and they are continuing to improve it. The hotel location is excellent, within walking distance of the Convention Center and right outside of the Ciudad Amurallada; it is also close to several excellent restaurants.

They have an interior patio where breakfast is served. The breakfast always included freshly squeezed orange juice, and a second juice which varied. In our five breakfast we were served delicious juices such as mango, guanabana, and papaya. The breakfast also includes eggs, whole wheat toast, and yogurt; but the freshly squeezed juices and great service was what really made the difference. Breakfast runs from 6:30 - 10:00 AM, but we were able to make arrangements for a simpler breakfast at 6:00 AM since our flight was early. If you like to dance Salsa, they are next door to Quiebra Canto. This was my second stay at Monterrey and I would happy to came back.

Room Tip: The rooms towards the patio will have less noise, they are better if you are staying for business or...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 29 November 2012

Back last year in November I stayed there for a conference and it was a great experience, small boutique hotel very classic but renovated, rooms were very clean and with a great balcony to the La Ciudad Amurrallada y la Plaza del Reloj
The staff was great and so friendly
Great location being only a few steps from the convention center

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 30 August 2012

This is what I pictured for a hotel in Colombia. It is not top of the line, but feels classic. The rooms are ok and reasonably clean. The staff are exceptional. They noted my birthday was the day we arrived and surprised me with a desert at the restaurant after we finished eating. They constantly went out of their for our infant daughter as well - bringing a highchair out for her each morning at breakfast (which is served in a beautiful courtyard filled with trees). I loved the location - outside the walls of the old town. It let us get away from the tourist craziness and visit some more interesting restaurants. Plus, the view from the roof deck is fantastic.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Newburgh, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2012

I traveled to this Hotel on a South America Gospel Tour with Harlem Jubilee Singers. This was our LAST STOP on a WONDERFUL tour in South America. This Hotel is about 300 yeards from the OLD CITY where it is a very beautiful scenic and HISTORIC place. One of the most pretty places I have ever been. The Hotel is just a few blocks walking distance from the beach and directly across the street from the Convention Cention where we performed. It gets a little "SPICY" on a Saturday night.... but it ia great place for lovers and families. I recommend this place. FREE WIFI....and the service was good. Restaurant on premise. Didnt eat there. However a SLAMMING SALSA Cafe right next door that was ACTIVE and just teeming with people during the weekned I stayed there.

Room Tip: Ask for a Balcony room.... WOW....this Hotel "over looks" the city square.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel Monterrey
Address: Centro Historico | Carrera 8 B No. 25-103, Cartagena 1425, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#27 Family Hotel in Cartagena
#28 Business Hotel in Cartagena
#41 Romantic Hotel in Cartagena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Monterrey 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Housed in a magnificent building designed by the french architect Gaston Lelarge at the end of the 19th century, the Hotel Monterrey reflects Cartagena's colonial and original atmosphere combined with european finest style. The Monterrey Hotel is located next to Cartagena's convention Center and only ten minutes away from Rafael Nunez Airport. ... more   less 
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