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Casa El Carretero

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the staff was very accommodating, extremely helpful and very nice, the room we stayed in was very small and it barely had any furnishings making it really difficult get organized or confortable. Also, I just don't understand why this hotel doesn’t have hooks on the bathroom walls. A couple of hooks in the bathroom would allow one to hang...

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice place with just 3 rooms in the heart of Getsemani. Very nice and helpful staff. Rooms are very clean. The only minor issue is street noise. There are sone new bars now ( in front and aside of the this tiny hotel) causing inconviences. The local staff is able to recommend you the best "official" tours to Islas...

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Carlos E, Manager at Casa El Carretero, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback Wim. We are happy you enjoyed the property and hope to have you back soon with us.

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a terraced house in the older part of town. It only has about four bedrooms and a small but very nice roof top pool. It does not have a garden. It is not luxurious, or pretentious. It is quite traditional. It only has a small table for four which you share with other guests for breakfast. But the...

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Carlos E, Owner at Casa El Carretero, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. There is no need to pre-arrange your arrival at night. Our staff is available 24 hours. Guests can go out and come back at any time during the day or night. The property caters to folks who want to have a unique experience in Cartagena and want to know what...

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I had a wonderful stay at this boutique hotel in the vivid Gestamini neighbourhood. The place is a beatifully restored and decorated old house, converted into a hotel. On the 1st floor it has a kitechen & leaving room area. On the 2nd floor it has 3 rooms. On the 3rd floor it has a swimming pool...

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Carlos E, Manager at Casa El Carretero, responded to this review

Thank you for such an extensive and detailed review. Our staff really appreciates it. We are happy you enjoyed the property and the lovely neighborhood and hope you will come back to visit in the future.

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved our stay at Casa El Carretero. It was two friends and I and our room accommodated us perfectly. The beds were comfy, the balocony was cute, and the rooftop pool was beautiful. We actually had the whole house to ourselves which made our stay even better. This home is such a gem in the old city! I'll definitely...

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Carlos E, Manager at Casa El Carretero, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Our staff enjoyed having you with us. We hope to have you back soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed Casa El Carretero this past weekend. The property is located in a very lively neighborhood called Getsemani. The service was incredible. We had a fresh breakfast every morning and Luis was always there to help us with everything we needed. There was a night that we had friends over at the property and the hotel provided welcome...

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Carlos E, Manager at Casa El Carretero, responded to this review

Hola Santiago, we are happy you enjoyed the property and its WIFI network. We recently upgraded the WIFI network and we have strong coverage in all three floors of the property and beyond. We have also added redundant connections in case one internet provider fails. We hope to have you back visiting with us soon.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 13 October 2016

My friends and I stayed at this location for 3 nights. It's definitely not a place if you want a good nights sleep, privacy or a dry floor. This property is attached to a bar/restaurant. The music blares throughout the night. the walls literally vibrate. 1 bedroom is so small (not pictured on air b&b) looks like it was converted...

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Carlos E, Manager at Casa El Carretero, responded to this review

It is unfortunate to have people in the community that post messgaes such as these simply to hurt the staff. Teejay emailed me before posting this negative message threatening to post the message if I did not give him back 850 USD. This is extortion and we do not accept it. Beware other hotels that have him as a guest....

Bronx, New York
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

If you're renting the entire house, please beware. The actual rate worth is about half of what Carlos charges ($200).There are three bedrooms of different sizes, one of which seems like a converted closet with a full size bed and a door opening that no adult can walk through without opening both sides of the door. His listings explain that...

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Carlos E, Manager at Casa El Carretero, responded to this review

It is unfortunate to have people in the community that post messgaes such as these simply to hurt the staff. Teejay emailed me before posting this negative message threatening to post the message if I did not give him back 850 USD. This is extortion and we do not accept it. Beware other hotels that have him as a guest....

New York City, New York
Reviewed 20 September 2016

The boutique hotel is very charming and beautiful. The room we stayed in had an extra bed so all three of us were comfortable. The hotel is right by the Plaza la Trinidad and nearby great little bars and restaurants. Iso and the other staff were extremely sweet and accommodating. The rooftop pool provided a great view of the city....

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Carlos E, Manager at Casa El Carretero, responded to this review

Thank you for your candid feedback. We hope to have you back soon. Cheers

Reviewed 17 August 2016

There was a lot of kidness in the hospitality, beautiful amenities and super nice Pool place. The place is in a very centric part of Getsemani, with lots of restaurants and places to visit. In General it was a great experience.

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Carlos E, Manager at Casa El Carretero, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback Rodrigo. We hope to have you back in Cartagena soon.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Casa EL Carretero is a colonial boutique hotel located in the historical neighborhood of El Getsemani in the city of Cartagena, Colombia. The vision was to create an Indonesian oasis in a century old Spanish colonial home with all the comforts of XXI century living. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Casa El Carretero

Address: Getsemani CL. 9 # 10B-18 | Calle del Carretero, Cartagena, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Price Range: $140 - $1,299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Casa El Carretero 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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Casa El Carretero Cartagena
Casa El Carretero Hotel Cartagena
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#40 Romantic Hotel in Cartagena
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“Update and modernize the home for the price you are charging and don't charge guests for water in the refrigerator.”
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“They have 3 rooms, try to get the biggest one as the other two or relatively small. ”
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