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toronto
Reviewed 8 February 2012

I traveled to this resort on January 26 2012 and stayed for one week. The place was immaculate. Since it has recently opened, less than one year ago, all the towels, the linens, the rooms, the pool and the dining room were in excellent condition. There were always enough lounges to sit on. There are 3 pools - a quiet...

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8Thank irismiles
Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 5 February 2012

1st off I want to say I am writing this review as a past guest & a WELL travelled person in the tourism industry. I don't usually write reviews, but I felt complelled to write one for this hotel as I think people are buying this hotel / destination not knowing what to expect and had they been better educated,...

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40Thank EscapeQueen735
Elmira, Canada
Reviewed 3 February 2012

I just returned from a week at the Occidental in Cartagena, it was a wonderful vacation, I think one of my favorites! They have a few quirks to work out as it is a new resort but nothing that ruins the vacation or makes it negative in any way. I went down on the 23rd of January for a week...

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16Thank TRAVELNUT
Oshawa, Canada
Reviewed 3 February 2012

Five of us women went January 9th 2012. We arrived to beautiful warm weather. Not a cloud in the sky for the entire week. The ocean and pools were warm. Coffee fabulous - even for those of us who are not regular coffee drinkers. We especially enjoyed the breakfast buffet. The lunch and supper buffets tended to be repetitive but...

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9Thank Margaret M
Blainville, Canada
Reviewed 3 February 2012

We were at Occidental Grand Cartagena January the 23rd, 2012. We had a wonderful week of holidays at this resort. Firstly I would like to Thank all the employees, they are the best asset at this resort. Everytime we asked for a service, we were responded rapidly most of the time or in a reasonable time limit. Their shuttle service...

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11Thank RichardQ_11
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 1 February 2012

My Wife and I stayed here from Jan 16-23 2012... After we initially booked our vacation we became apprehensive because of all the reviews we were reading.... So we went in with an open mind... Upon arrival customs was very quick and we had checked in and were in our room in just over an hour... Check in was very...

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11Thank BigBadBuddha
London
Reviewed 31 January 2012

Enjoyed the trip to Occidental Grand and Cartagena. All of the reviews are right about things getting better everyday and the staff learning. Things you should know include Sun is very hot so definetly bring high number lotion Hotel cannot exchange USD to Columbian Pesos so you will need to change money at the airport or in the city -...

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15Thank roomsraven
Ontario
Reviewed 31 January 2012

We traveled to this resort in mid January and paid $899 taxes in. First off we did not feel this resort should be rated a 4.5 star it should be a 3.5 pushing into the 4 category. I have travelled to many AI resorts over the last 11 years. Since there are so many reviews I will make an attempt...

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14Thank boowaaccaa
Toronto
Reviewed 29 January 2012

Stayed at the Occidental December 19-26 with Sunquest and January 5-19 with Nolitours. We had a suite on each visit and it is well worth the small additional cost. I left my reading glasses at the hotel but an email to Fernanda resulted in them being at reception when I returned. Definitely a four star hotel. Johnnie Walker Red Label...

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8Thank EdgewoodToronto
Caledonia
Reviewed 29 January 2012

Spent 2 weeks and celebrated New Years here - it was a really nice resort and a pleasant vacation. Here's some advice for those of you that are contemplating this resort as a vacation destination: (1) Go to it - the place is safe and clean (2) Staff are very friendly and they work really hard - one note -...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Occidental Grand Cartagena Resort***** hotel's objective is to provide luxury, all-inclusive services on the seafront on the beautiful beaches of Manzanillo Bay. It is close to the cosmopolitan city of Cartagena de Indias. It has a contemporary design and a very calm ambience, and our guests' first impression is of an idyllic resort to relax and unwind in. Have a dip in the pool, stroll around the beautiful lush gardens or enjoy the 24-hour drink and snack service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Occidental Cartagena

Address: Anillo Vial Via Manzanillo del mar Km. 4 | No. 9-85, Cartagena 985, Colombia (Formerly Estelar Grand Playa Manzanillo)
Region: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Price Range: $195 - $538 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Occidental Cartagena 3.5*
Number of rooms: 190
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Also Known As:
Occidental Grand Cartagena Hotel Cartagena
Hotel Style:
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Cartagena
#14 Spa Hotel in Cartagena
#21 Family Hotel in Cartagena
#37 Romantic Hotel in Cartagena
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