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Alfiz Hotel
Ranked #4 of 149 Hotels in Cartagena
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New York City, New York
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Hello style!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2011

Such fun design. My friend and i felt like virginal maidens in our respective twin beds w canopies. The bath area was gorgeous! I could have lived in there! Honestly everything in Cartagena is central and this hotel is no exception. (I stayed Dec 2010)

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with friends
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2011

This is a lovely small hotel within easy walking distance of everything you might want to see in the historical centre of Cartagena. The staff were fantastic and couldn't do enough for you. Room 7 was particularly good. The only negative is that there is a nightclub not far away and it can be a little noisy late at night.

Room Tip: Go for Room 7 - its a bit more expensive but it has big shuttered doors and is very large.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2011

The hotel has a great location in the old town. The hotel looks great from the inside, it is beautifully renovated with intimate spaces. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful and they serve great breakfast. Rooms look nice too, but are not worth the price. They are somewhat basic and the beds are just uncomfortable, they feel like stone. We had some issues with the air conditioner and the staff was not able to fix it. Considering the price of USD 175 I would not recommend it

  • Stayed November 2011
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Alfiz_Hotel, Guest Relations Manager at Alfiz Hotel, responded to this review, 22 November 2011
Thank you very much for your comment. It is always positive to receive some feedback.

It is strange that you felt our beds were uncomfortable. We have a soft top mat on all our mattresses in order to offer additional comfort which we feel offers a very comfortable experience. However, individual tastes due vary widely and it is regrettable that you found the beds uncomfortable.

Our rooms are inspired from different periods of Cartagena´s history and are designed to offer an authentic historical Cartagenian experience. Once again it is regrettable that you felt the room was too basic compared with "American standards" but the design is aligned to our house style and unique offering if you wish to experience the real colonial atmosphere.

Unfortunately you didn´t told us about this points at the reception, otherwise as we usually do we could find a solution to make your stay more pleasant. Anyway I offer you our excuses if you weren´t complete satisfied.
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2011

We follow tripadvisor on staying in this beautiful place, like other guests mentioned it is located in a great place within the walled city. We decided to stay 3 nights in a Hilton (to enjoy some relaxed beach time) and three nigths in the historical part of Cartagena.
From the hotel we could walk to most cathedrals, plazas, restaurants, monuments and even the fortress of San Felipe. Taxis are not needed if you stay here except if you plan to visit "Monasterio de la Popa". From here to the airport is only 10 mns and it cost you less than $9.
Breakfast was fresh fruit with juice, bread and different choices of bread or yuca and patacones, also with choice of omelettes. The swimming pool is small but sufficient to cool off after a lot walking inside the city. We loved Cartagena, it was safe and with wonderful people. The street vendors are almost everywhere, nevertheless with a smile and a "No, gracias" they would not insist in most cases.

  • Stayed October 2011
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Thank Tavonat
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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2011

This last visit to Alfiz Hotel was my best one! Not only because I went with my husband and I could enjoy much more than having an excellent rest due to my working trips.
As a "wanderer", I can say that the concept of this hotel is unique, the service provide is excellent, the rooms are extremely confortable (I have almost stayed in all rooms), the personnel is wonderfully profesional and you also get to know the owners! That a special people.
A big applause for this hotel. Never been in a better one!

Room Tip: All rooms are fantastic, each one has its especiality
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Northleach, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2011

The Alfiz is a charming old house, converted into a hotel but retaining period features and its original elegance. Rooms were beautifully furnished, showers above enormous bath tubs, Excellent breakfasts in small garden area. Very small pool and sundeck on roof. Attractive lounge for guests. Free wifi. Fantastic location - easy to walk to everything. Very safe. Staff were all delightful and very helpful. We had a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2011

Very nice, charming hotel, centrally located in the old town. Delicate, simple and clean interior design. Cool bathtub in our room, no 3. (See photo) Extraordinary friendly and helpful staff. Small pool made the day! Good breakfast. Warmly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Alfiz Hotel
Address: Calle Cochera del Gobernador 33-28 | Centro Historico, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
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Region: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Cartagena
#6 Family Hotel in Cartagena
#26 Business Hotel in Cartagena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Alfiz Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Alfiz Hotel is located in a XVII century colonial house in Cartagena's historical quarter. It´s situated between the city´s two oldest squares, close to the cathedral and governor's palace.Consequently our guests may find high-class colonial features in its interior. The restoration and decorative design of our eight rooms take in to account the most important periods of Cartagena's history in order to provide a stylish getaway and encounter with Colombia's historic city. ... more   less 
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