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“Lovely stay at Casa el Carretero”
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Casa El Carretero
Ranked #71 of 153 Hotels in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence
Bogota, Colombia
1 review
“Lovely stay at Casa el Carretero”
Reviewed 29 November 2013

I spent one of the most amazing week ends in Cartagena, in Casa el Carretero, the service and hospitality is incredible and the Boutique Hotel is very cozy! Totally recomended! It is located in one of the best places in Cartagena, a neighborhood called Getsemani. You can find in this neighborhood, the vibrant life of a tipical neighborhood with the chick new restaurants and bars. The breakfast is totally customized to your tastes. You can choose from a tipical Cartagena breakfast or a more light fruits and juices.

Room Tip: All the rooms are very nice...depends on the number of people that you want to acomodate
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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San Francisco, California, United States
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

Perfect. Everything at Case El Carretero is perfect. If you want an absolutely flawless stay in Cartagena, stay here. The pool, the AC, the staff, the breakfast, the atmosphere, the proximity to everything in Cartagena- is unparalleled...

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 November 2013

Casa El Carretero is a beautiful HOME boutique hotel. I was amazed by the overall quality of the hotel and the level of service I received. It has a large common area downstairs and only 3 bedrooms. The morning started with a freshly made breakfast prepared by the incredible hotel staff ¨Doña María¨. After breakfast, it was straight to the rooftop for a relaxing dip in the pool and a beautiful view of Cartagena. It is also very well located.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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San Francisco, California, United States
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

Casa El Carretero is a beautiful hotel. I was amazed by the overall quality of the hotel and the level of service I received. With a large common area downstairs and only 3 bedrooms, it really does start to feel like your home. Each day started with a freshly made breakfast prepared by the incredible hotel staff. After breakfast, it was straight to the rooftop for a relaxing dip in the pool and a beautiful view of Cartagena.

The location of Casa El Carretero allows you to experience the culture and liveliness of Cartegena, while having a peaceful, relaxing retreat after a day of exploration. It's a pleasant walk to Torre del reloj, great restaurants and nightlife.

Staying at this hotel made my first trip to Colombia even better.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Travis I
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San Francisco, California, United States
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

In 1811, the Colombian revolution started at the Plaza de la Proclamación, a historical monument mere steps away from the Casa El Carretero Hotel.

If you are looking for a trip to Cartagena that will be rich with history, culture, leisure and luxury, look no further than this hotel. It is smack dab in the middle of the beautiful Old Town, where you can shop for local artisan goods, eat local street food or partake in fine dining, dance at local night club Bazurto Social Club, and mingle with backpackers and locals in the Getsemani center plaza.

The hotel itself is absolutely lovely. It features three well decorated rooms, two of which have balcony access, allowing you to peer out on to the stunning cobblestone streets. The bathrooms are large and accommodating, and the rooftop pool is perfect for a warm, humid night after walking the city all day.

The staff is extremely kind and gracious, serving fresh coffee and tropical fruit every morning for breakfast. We felt truly pampered and spoiled by their kindness. A perfect little gem for a romantic getaway or family adventure.

Room Tip: The two larger rooms have patio access,
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bogota, Colombia
1 review
Reviewed 10 October 2013

We chose Casa El Carretero in Gestamani over other boutique hotels within the walled city because it was half the price, had received excellent reviews and was still close to everything. The description and photos of the hotel were very accurate. I would recommend El Carretero to others in a heartbeat. There are some great bars just a few steps away and a great Italian place, too. It takes about 10 minutes to walk to the old city. The staff was lovely and breakfast was excellent and filling. The pool is small, but still nice for cooling off. While our room was not big, the mattress was very comfortable, the bathroom had a rainfall showerhead and they use really nice products- Loto and Occitaine.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

The Casa El Carretero is a very nice and individual hotel in a perfect location directly at "Plaza de La Trinidad" in Cartagena, Columbia. Concerning sightseeing we walked everywhere from this place. You will find many restaurants and bars within 1-15 walking minutes. Everything is very safe! The Casa El Carretero has only three rooms and an amazing rooftop relaxing area with a pretty little pool. It is possible to play your own music by bringing an Iphone or Ipad and the sound system is really great. Perfect place to relax or enjoy after sightseeing before going out for dinner (and of course at any other time of the day). Breakfast was well prepared, really good and the staff is more than friendly. The most important thing to mention is the cleanliness of all areas including the rooms!! Due to work I spend about half of the year in many kind of hotels all over the world and I worked for the hotel business myself but this is by far the cleanest place I have ever stayed at. No hair, no dust, no water stains, hand soap by L'occitane and a nice smell everywhere... And I really am picky concerning cleanliness... For these reasons we felt more like home than like hotelguests and even spent some time at the hotel - even though we came for sightseeing. Our room was beautiful with a high ceiling, a private balcony and a big "rain" shower. Downstairs we found an album with pictures of the hotel when the conctruction was still in progress and they showed with how much love to detail everything was created. Unfortunately we never got to meet the owner of the place to tell him + ask about the reference of his interiour and since we don't speak any Spanish we couldn't ask the staff about it.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Additional Information about Casa El Carretero

Property: Casa El Carretero
Address: Getsemani CL. 9 # 10B-18 | Calle del Carretero, Cartagena, Colombia
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Region: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#40 Romantic Hotel in Cartagena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Casa El Carretero 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa EL Carretero is a colonial boutique hotel located in the historical neighborhood of El Getsemani in the city of Cartagena, Colombia. The vision was to create an Indonesian oasis in a century old Spanish colonial home with all the comforts of XXI century living. ... more   less 
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