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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This is the most beautiful building and grounds. We drove up for dinner and gasped with pleasure at the beautiful setting. A guard finally let us into the bar on a marvelous balcony under a wooden canopy. We almost cried.light fixtures were Pulled off the wall, bulbs were out, a bartender finally arrived, and we had a drink and decided... More 

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Reviewed 17 May 2016

A beautiful historic hotel in the city . It has a great location is close to uptown and downtown . This is a beutiful hotel however I feel it needs an update. I have to tell you the staff is very friendly and the hotel is very clean .

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 22 March 2016

Hotel is over run by unruly children, screaming and shouting. The pool is filled with children unattended by parents. Hotel management does nothing to keep a lid on the situation. I saw children spitting in the pool and throwing objects in and around pool area.. Running jumping screaming all day long. The noise could be heard in our room. No... More 

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Reviewed 20 March 2016

This marvelous hotel opened in the mid thirties and was once considered the best hotel in all of Colombia but over the last ten years has fallen on hard times however earlier this month the Marriott chain of hotels has agreed to take it over so the good times are about to come back. The hotels is beautiful with spacious... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 March 2016

Grandeur of another time. This hotel may not of had the care that it could have. But it is a pleasure to stay at nonetheless. Nice pool, very good restaurants, excellent service, friendly and welcoming. My room was clean, fresh and well maintained. It is like the original Raffles in Singapore, or the E & O in its former days... More 

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Reviewed 24 February 2016

We did not stay on property, but we did decide to have a nice dinner at the restaurant on location. Everything was very good. If you are paying in dollars then you just paid a little bit of money for a nice meal which is always a plus. Service was good and over all it was a nice dinner.

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Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

Such a shame that this historical hotel is shabby and dirty despite all the present staff, the state of this beautiful hotel is messy. Fault is not of staff's but management. We only had lunch on the pool terrace, can't imagine rooms... food was so so. Tablecloths were dirty cutlery chairs like mostly of the furniture aged and surely never... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

The Colombian people are so friendly and nice, is hotel El Prado in Colombia? Because here they are very unprofessional, not qualified and unfriendly. The hotel is so outdated, dirty and in bad shape, have a look at their "spa", the dirty rooms (including a lot of hair of the maids or previous guests). They claim (5) stars?!!! A complete... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

This hotel was built in the 1930s and has a pre-ww2 charm that I love very much. I can imagine the well healed sea fearing arrivals from europe and Americas enjoying this hotel back then as the fans must have hummed above them. The check-in & checkout process is a little slow, but its not different than other south american... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 February 2016

the staff of hotel el prado is wunderfull, the working hard to please us.. special Jesus Harera, Manimar and Norita the hotel will be rent out to an other owner from 12 g¡februari.. so it will changed and old hoel with style

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Tennis Court
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
HISTORYHotel El Prado is located in the Barrio El Prado, the emblematic area elevated to Heritage, is also the financial heart of business, shopping and nightlife in the city of Barranquilla. The Prado was built in the 20s, with neoclassical architecture spacious Republican , in the face of natural light, tropical gardens and terraces . It was declared a World Heritage cultural sites and national monument , considered one of the most romantic hotels in Colombia .With over 80 years of history around every corner, arch , balcony, floor chess style in its hallways , common areas, and high ceilings, an atmosphere of classic glamor , Caribbean atmosphere and joy of the region itself is lived .ROOMSIf your trip is for business or pleasure , each of its 193 private , cozy and spacious rooms are designed for comfort , tranquility and functionality , evoking the splendor of a golden tradition. Many of them have restored delicate marble bathrooms, decor and classic furniture.RESTAURANTSDuring his stay, the guest will enjoy first-class facilities , restaurants serving typical Colombian food and international , widely recognized for its warmth , service excellence and its gastronomic menu .PRADO AND SPA OASISLog Out from the Prado and SPA Oasis , central broad , fresh and green lawns shaded by palms and tropical trees , facing a semi - Olympic swimming pool of bright light blue, surrounded by a sundeck loft and steps from the fitness center and spa ( Sauna - Turkish - Jacuzzi and fitness center and massage), is an experience of rest and relaxationBUSINESSUnique in its style combines relaxation , business and pleasure, in their great halls with capacities up to 600 people , business center and all the amenities of an upscale hotel (laundry , room service, concierge , transportation , medical care , wi- fi and parking ) .The Hotel El Prado, invites the traveler of discerning taste , focusing on classic and original to enjoy one of the best hotel accommodations that the city has to offer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel El Prado

Address: Carrera 54 No. 70-10, Barranquilla 51846, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Atlantico Department > Barranquilla
Price Range: $63 - $93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel El Prado 3.5*
Number of rooms: 190
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“The rooms inside the hotel are quieter than the cabana rooms”
 of 5 bubbles nuy0rmia, 19 Mar 2016 | Read review
“romantic hotel”
 of 5 bubbles erwinv704, 2 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Room 356 was much better than our more expensive suite, with a much more modern bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles 341carolinec, 4 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Apparently they have an old and new tower. I personally stayed at the new one and I wasn't impress by it. People were saying the old tower is better ( I have not idea how true that is)”
 of 5 bubbles johap943, 22 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Ask for renovated rooms (there are not many...)”
 of 5 bubbles CharlesL540, 18 Feb 2015 | Read review
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