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Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand

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Carrera 1 No. 2 - 87 Bocagrande, Cartagena 130010 Colombia
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#51 of 246 hotels in Cartagena
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El Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand fue el primer Grand Hotel de Cartagena de Indias. Inaugurado en 1945 este Hotel fue diseñado por el arquitecto cubano Manuel José Carrerá Machado reconocido por sus arcos de medio punto y amplios ventanales que dejan percibir el rumor del mar. Cuenta con extensos jardines tropicales con fauna y flora exótica (escenario de importantes eventos nacionales e internacionales). Sus habitaciones son santuarios bioseguros en los que se siente el aire clásico en sus techos y pisos que hacen la mezcla perfecta con los detalles modernos de su decoración. Cuenta con 363 habitaciones, amplios salones para eventos, piscina semi olímpica, gimnasio, spa y una piscina para niños y un parque infantil. En cuanto a espacios gastronómicos cuenta con 3 restaurantes y club de playa privado frente al Mar Caribe famoso por sus paellas y música en vivo. Como dato histórico su construcción comenzó en 1939 en un terreno que cuenta con 35.000 metros cuadrados donde en 1567 se levantaba el Fuerte Vargas en Punta Icacos y 20 años más tarde en 1587 se reemplazó por la fortificación El Fuerte Matías en la época colonial que nos recuerda las hazañas del pirata Francis Drake en su expedición contra los puertos españoles del Caribe.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Game room
Children's playground
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Mini golf
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Concierge
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
First aid kit
Infirmary
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Park View
Classic
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Richyrich1030 wrote a review Mar 2021
Dumfries, Virginia2 contributions
Our room had a leak in the ceiling of the bathroom, causing all of our clothes to get wet, and lost the use of the room for several hours. As out clothes were now wet, we had to have them cleaned, but the hotel charged us for the laundry, even though it was their fault the clothes were wet. In addition, the reservation was changed before arrival, but upon check-in they refused to acknowledge the confirmation they had provided before hand. They said it would be resolved by the time we checked out, and when that time came, they held out bags hostage until we paid an additional fee under threat of calling the police. No one should use this hotel ever
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from GERENCIA GENERAL, Other at Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand
Responded 4 weeks ago
We regret that you have published this comment so far from reality, we want to let you to know that we made an extra charge because your agency confirmed a double room and you wanted to register a third person. It is not true that we have held out your bags hostage, we never threatened to call the police. You were served in the best way, so we regret that you write situations that never happened. We never received any complain from you about the room, neither that all your clothes got wet due to one leak in the bathroom.how it could happen if we have closets in every room. However we apologize if we cause you any inconvenience trying to follow our policies as we have done in these 75 years serving passengers from all over the world. Thank you for your kind attention.
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Olga P wrote a review Jan 2021
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Had a great time here, not my first visit to this amazing clean friendly hotel. And will be back for more memories in Cartagena. All staff is friendly, the pool is large and the atmosphere is very relaxing. Safe to stay as always. Breakfast is always fresh. T The manager went far a beyond to make my stay at Caribe Hotel memorable. I will be back!! Thank you!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from GERENCIA GENERAL, Other at Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand
Responded 25 Jan 2021
Dear Sir: It is a great pleasure for us to read your comments, knowing that you enjoyed all of our facilities and service is the best recognition of our daily work. Thaks for taking your time to let us know how wonderful was your experience with us. You are and will be always very wellcome in the Hotel Caribe by Faranda Grand. .
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tracygionis wrote a review Nov 2020
Hydra Town, Greece1 contribution1 helpful vote
Wonderful staff, vey friendly, clean rooms, great breakfast and outside pool superb. The freedom of the birds, deer was amazing. Close to the beach and all other amenities. Travelling alone I felt very comfortable and safe.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from GERENCIA GENERAL, Other at Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand
Responded 26 Nov 2020
We are very glad to read your kind comments about our service, staff and facilities. Thanks for taking your time to leave your opinion. Hoping to attend you again in the near future. Best regards,
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Mary wrote a review Aug 2020
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I traveled with my family to Cartagena and we stayed in this hotel and I really liked the stay in this hotel, it had many green areas, it had parks for children, many areas to walk, different spaces to do different activities, it had a gym, it was comfortable, the Rooms were large, the food was very tasty, the pool area was large and in a very open space, I also liked that there were guacallas and bambies, it was very close to the beach and other places, the staff were very friendly, the hotel had A part to make reservations in tours that I liked because my family and I did not have a tour booked and the hotel helped us with that and I really liked this hotel and I would definitely return.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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James P wrote a review May 2020
Toronto, Canada5 contributions12 helpful votes
We stayed at Caribe for one week in March. Laguito building 7th floor initially, and were moved to the colonial building, 4th floor, as Laguito needed some overdue repairs. Most rooms on the property are ocean or lagoon view, higher floors in particular. If you can upgrade, ask for the colonial building – it was recently renovated and rooms are considerably nicer. Keep in mind that the elevator is old, small and man-manned in the colonial building. We usually took the stairs. Property features a variety of mature (labelled) trees, lush greenery, large swimming pool, etc. immaculate landscaping. Wildlife residents on the property including 2 pairs of noisy parrots, a toucan (usually appears during breakfast time in the breakfast area), a herd of miniature deer and 2 sloths (in the tree near the main staircase of the colonial building, best spotted from the 3rd or 4th floor terrace or staircase windows). Plus a variety of other local thieving birds (do not leave you food unattended). Hop-on bus stop is across the road, ticket is good for 2 days, good city overview offered in multiple languages. Restaurant offers excellent pizza after 5 pm. Convenient Bancolombia bank machine is on site (steep 18,000 peso transaction fee plus whatever fee your own bank charges). Credit cards are usually accepted in many restaurants and businesses in Cartagena (ask if they do) and this is the better exchange option. Front desk can exchange money too, although you could do a bit better with most Casas de Cambio. Hotel staff appeared genuinely nice, but did not speak much English, with the exception of the front desk. North Americans, other than cruise ship passengers, appear not to be a major tourist group in Cartagena and many menus are in Spanish only. Historic town is only 8,000 (day)-10,000 (night) peso, 15 minutes cab ride. Do confirm price before taking the ride to avoid surprises, and also keep in mind the ride costs less than 3 USD. Airport taxi is 18,000 – 20,000 peso. Taxis are generally safe and everywhere. Hotel is walking distance to various restaurants, stores, coffee shops, souvenir market etc. We preferred Carrera 3 which is quieter and has some good restaurants and coffee shops. Hotel is in the beaches area and the black sand beaches are OK. For better beaches I would suggest taking a day trip to one of the Rosario islands or Playa Blanca. Street vendors are everywhere, trying to earn a living, not overly aggressive, just say “no thank-you” or bargain for some interesting jewelry, a hat or whatever catches your eye. Not different from any other South American countries we have been to. There is a visible police presence in the walled city and Bocagrande, we never had to worry or feel unsafe. Just use common sense. Beer – BBC (in Serrezuela mall) and 3 Cordilleras brands offer excellent IPA (Mestiza), popular Club Colombia (Roja/Dorada/Negra) is also OK. For the best sunset, instead of the overcrowded Café del Mar, try 51sky bar on top of hotel Estelar next to Bocagrande mall. Truly amazing views of the city.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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USD 74 - USD 179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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caribe hotel cartagena
LOCATION
ColombiaBolivar DepartmentCartagena DistrictCartagena
NUMBER OF ROOMS
363
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand?
Nearby attractions include Caribe Jewelry Museum & Factory (0.3 km), Sun Nao Casino (0.3 km), and Two Travel (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand?
Conveniently located restaurants include Da Pietro, Piola Cartagena, and Cilantro Cevicheria & Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Caribe By Faranda Grand?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Walled City of Cartagena (3.8 km), Centro Historico (3.1 km), and Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver (2.9 km).