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Casa Boutique Veranera
Ranked #116 of 157 Hotels in Cartagena
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Unique, clean, and friendly! My husband and I spent our 1 year anniversary there in July and had a wonderful time. It's a small hotel so the staff is friendly and attentive and do an excellent job keeping it very clean. There is a small pool that was very refreshing after the summer heat and we were served a delicious breakfast every day with fresh squeezed juice, eggs, toast, and local treats. Great neighborhood and very safe. The only negative was that the beds were quite hard, but we still slept like babies. Highly recommended!

Room Tip: The room downstairs doesn't have any windows so you would likely be happier on the 2nd floor!
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

We had an excellent experience at Casa Veranera during our week-long stay in Cartagena in May. Our room was comfortable, clean, and had very good air conditioning (a must during Colombian summers). The daily breakfast was delicious and filling - Jose Louise took great care of us and served your choice of a typical Colombian breakfast or an American breakfast with delicious bread toasted, fresh juice, and eggs cooked to order. Jose Louise and Katarina run the inn, and they are extremely friendly and nice, but they speak little to no English. They were happy to help, however, and planned two excursions for us - one to the mud volcano and another to Playa Blanca. These excursions were very enjoyable and conveniently planned. Everywhere in the Old City is located within a 10 minute walk from the hotel, making it a very convenient place to stay. I cannot recommend this highly enough - the perfect place to stay on a budget in Cartagena.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

the place has a a balcony on the top with a nice breeze, a mini pool if you want to take a dip, cozy rooms with interesting architecture. Location is good, breakfast was good and made within 10 minutes of my asking every time.

Room Tip: Besides the suite I would most like the Green or Yellow room.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 February 2014 via mobile

Homey, warmth, personal, charming, family feeling boutique hotel. Looking for luxury, forget about it, looking to have a great home like stay, relaxed, timeless, this is the place. Priced just right, and the staff is absolutely great!!!

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

We selected this 'boutique' cutie in the Old City based on a Trip Advisor rave. After we made reservations (easy) we read some not so great reviews so here's our opinion: We learned that the staff is Spanish speaking before we left home, but were told that one did speak 'pretty good' English. She was available only one hour of our 2 day stay and that made our experience a little difficult. Fortunately we had a translator App on our iPad and the hotel does have good Wi-Fi so we got by. The staff could not have tried harder to please us and they delightfully did. The house is a beauty and the common areas are comfortable and welcoming --especially the roof garden and the first floor patio. Our room (yellow one) was quite small and the platform bed (2 twins pushed together w/2 HARD mattresses) was not very comfortable, but after a day of touring the city, which is great for walking, we were tired enuf to hardly notice. Great bathroom and shower. The location is ideal with two charming plazas within an easy walk, very good reasonable restaurants and lots of fun street action. Complimentary breakfast was good and we had cold bottled water when ever we asked. The house is very clean and the lounge is a good spot to read your guide book. We are not young people, but were happy to see most of the other guests were, and they enjoyed the house as well.

Room Tip: Our small yellow room was only one on ground floor. Quiet and well air conditioned.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 February 2014

My girlfriend and I stood at Casa Veranera from Jan 25 to 30 and have to say everything was just wonderful.

We had reserved the green room for 100,00USD/night but got a free upgrade to the suite. The room was very comfortable and my girlfriend really liked the decoration, I just think the window blind could be thicker because the room was bright at 7a.m. but that wasn't exactly a problem because we wake up very early.

The staff was very friendly and helped us with everything, specially Jose Lewis who booked our tours, gave us tips of places to visit and eat, making our experience at Cartagena much better.

The location is great, 1 block from the Plaza de Madri, around 3 blocks from Torre del Reloj and 5 minutes walking from the docks to take the boat to the islands.

Definitely I will stay here again when going back to Cartagena.

Room Tip: The best rooms on the house are the Suite and the Green room (upper floor near the pool) The suit...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Nataniel_Borges_Jr
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

A boutique hotel is a problem when it is pretty to look at and lousy to sleep in. I don't need an art gallery, I need a vacation when I am on vacation! First off, wooden windows, instead of glass and screens, means you choose between heat and mosquitoes and humidity vs light. Second, when the bathroom does not have a connected wall and ceiling, it is 30 degrees hotter than the air conditioned portion of the room, and you have to check for lizards at 3 am when you go in to use the toilet. My first room was designed, basically, for nothing but "romance". Only 1 of 2 rooms was air conditioned. Lots of street noise, no lighting except for a nutty lamp with bangles on it. Bathroom mirror was 4 foot from the ground and the sole light was BEHIND your head, as you stood in the mirror. Hard to shave when bending down and in the dark!! In the bathroom, it was so artsy that you had to leave the soap IN the sink! This was an absentee owner place, and without a manager. At one point the sole employee had to walk me to another hotel, to get a translation for a conversation with me. My last night, the only other guest was locked out when no one answered his ringing, knocking or phone calls, and I was awakened by his banging, to let him in. Two hours later, an alarm went off and the 2 employees didn't bother to tell me what it was for or if I was supposed to evacuate. And breakfast is in the non-air conditioned area, though delicious.
The bus recommended by the staff, to Santa Marta was 5 and a half hours of hell and not the 4 hours of air conditioned comfort I was told to expect.
But the location was good.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Casa Boutique Veranera

Address: San Diego | Calle Quero 9 - 65, Cartagena, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#29 On the Beach Hotel in Cartagena
#30 Spa Hotel in Cartagena
#34 Romantic Hotel in Cartagena
Price Range: £95 - £171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Casa Boutique Veranera 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa Boutique Veranera is a stylish, comfortable and intimate boutique hotel in the popular neighborhood of San Diego, inside the centuries old and irresistibly charming historical city of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. Just one block away from Plaza Fernández de Madrid and two blocks away from Plaza San Diego, guests can enjoy the sunny bustling city by day and rest in this tranquil quiet hideaway on Calle Quero. The property is furnished with updated Cartagena antiques and modern amenities. ... more   less 
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