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“Best Hotel in Cartagena” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Passion Hotel Lounge

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La Passion Hotel Lounge
Ranked #78 of 148 Hotels in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Best Hotel in Cartagena”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2014

I can't recommend this hotel highly enough. Located behind a big blue door in Cartagena's beautiful historic center, this hotel is a hidden gem. Once you step through the door you enter into a cool, leafy colonial courtyard that provides a welcome break from the heat of the streets. Each room is individually and tastefully designed. Thierry and his staff are incredibly helpful and welcoming. I spent a very happy week relaxing here, maxing out beside the rooftop pool - looking out to the catedral and watching swallows dive and scoop water our of the pool. La Passion provides guests an oasis in the heart of the city.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ben J
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Medellin, Colombia
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014

I spent 4 days in this Hotel Boutique: beautiful and warm reception. Excelent position inside the historical centre of Cartagena, you can visit the colonial town and have tips from the staff. The terrace where is the swimming pool it's amazing, clean and well decorated. I definetely recommend this Hotel.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Davide B
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26 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

I think I must be living in a parallel universe. I feel slightly mean writing this review because the staff were very nice but this is perhaps the worst value hotel I have ever stayed in in South America. The odd fading gilt mirror does not make a hip hotel.

My experience here was grim. The staff were generally lovely but they were extremely overworked. On the Sunday there was only one member of staff on duty - she was doing the breakfasts, running reception, opening the door, answering the phone and cleaning all the rooms - not a word of English - does not really matter but it is worth being aware of. She was a very nice and very hard working woman but no one could cope easily with that amount of work.

Our "suite" was dark and mosquito infested. The only windows opened onto the rather grim and dark courtyard. There was an odd note in the hotel communication stating that any towels not accounted for at the end would be charged for. It was ambiguous as to whether the standard bathroom products also would be charged for. It did manage to set a tone of meanness. Needless to say the products were not worth making away with anyway!

There was absolutely no wifi access in the room so I was driven to the common area to go on line and that was even more mosquito infested. I was covered in bites by the time I left. The common area had large panes of glass lying around next to the sofas presumably to be put in place somewhere but it meant that the sofas were not really sittable on. I have stayed in two other hotels in Cartagena at this time with no mosquito problems whatsoever so this is a particular problem in this hotel and not in Cartagena hotels in general . There is extensive Dengue in Cartagena and this hotel worried me.

The roof terrace seemed fine - until I thought I would swim. When I saw the mosquitos in the water I realised that that may be one source of the problem.

At no stage did I see the "owners". Otherwise I would certainly have taken up some of these issues with them . This is an expensive hotel and the money does not seem to be reinvested. The Santa Calara was so much better value - somewhat more expensive but not madly so but incomparably better.

I was astonished to see that companies like Scott Dunn are using this place. I would never have stayed here if I had realised what it would be like.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco, California
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2013

Yes the old building is charming, but I stayed here last week and arrived to find the place under construction. I've stayed in 3 other great hotels in Cartagena (large and small) and with all the choices in the city this hotel needs to be able to compete. If you make reservations here and have particular plans you would like to make while in Cartagena, email them in advance to see if they can help you or not.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank I V
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Columbus, Ohio
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22 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2013

Stay here for the rooftop pool and helpful staff. The rooftop is unique and you could not find a better view of Old Cartagena. The rooms are very charming and resemble the photos found online. Breakfast each morning was good. I will definitely come back.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Edward H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013 via mobile

Great location, the owner did the best job preserving the colonial style of the house, every room is unique, fantastic decoration. The pool is beautiful, on sunsets you'll feel amazed by the colors of the sky and the contrast with the old ceiling houses and cathedrals around.

Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Juan G
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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

What an incredible charming hotel. I stayed here for 3 nights and it was just perfect!
Everything is good here. The rooms and decoration, really good amenities, the fresh breakfast near the swimming pool and the very nice staff!
I will come back on my Honeymoon :)
Thank you!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: La Passion Hotel Lounge
Address: Calle Estanco del Tabaco #35 - 81 | Centro Historico, Cartagena 13001, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #78 of 148 Hotels in Cartagena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — La Passion Hotel Lounge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A charmfull Boutique-Hotel in the historic center of Catagena, very close to the most important points of interest in town.Amazing rooftop pool and beautiful authentic decoration. ... more   less 
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