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68 reviews
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Private Room, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Cartagena, Cartagena District, Bolivar Department

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NCtravell...
Winston-Salem, NC
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Nice Option for Cartagena”
Reviewed 8 February 2012 for a stay in January 2012
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We picked this B&B based on Tripadvisor reviews. Getsemani is not located in the walled city per se, but it is very close to the action and has charms of its own. The local are around the hotel is fine with lots of interesting local sites. The B&B itself is nicely arranged and comfortable with lots of tropical plants. Rooms are comfortable and nicely appointed. Marcus is a spectacular host who is quite knowledgeable of the local area and goes out of his way to make your stay comfortable and convenient.

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Liked least: Mosquitos.
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Las Vegas
Reviewed 28 November 2011 for a stay in November 2011
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A romantic getaway Older travelers
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Santo Domingo
Reviewed 28 November 2011 for a stay in October 2011

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A romantic getaway
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Schnikis
San Francisco, CA
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Live like a local, get real, stay here...”
Reviewed 12 September 2011 for a stay in August 2011
3
people found this review helpful

This was the absolute best choice I could have ever made in Cartagena. This was my first stop on my first visit to Colombia and I was hesitant to commit to anything. I was also concerned about committing to a private house situation site unseen. I got over my concern because Marcus is the most laid back, easy going guy you could ever hope to deal with. He is a wealth of information about Cartagena, answers his phone, responds quickly to emails, is totally low pressure, and is an honest and reliable guy. All of Marcus' descriptions of the property, neighborhood, and city were an under promise and over deliver situation all the way. He tells it like it is and lets you make your own decision.

Upon arrival, I was met at the airport by the house manager Efrain. Efra is as cool as they come, grew up in Getsemani, and is totally knowledgeable about the city and the neighborhood. He immediately made me feel at ease and gave me the lowdown about where to go and where not to go on a quick orientation tour of the neighborhood. By the end of my stay I felt that Efra was a friend.

Manuela, who runs the house by day, makes a mean cup of coffee, a delicious breakfast, and keeps the house spotlessly clean. She is as sweet as they come and totally dedicated to your comfort and happiness.

As for the house, as mentioned, it is kept very clean and is absolutely lovely in every way. It is quiet, but right near all the action, it is on a safe street, with neighbors on doorsteps throughout the day and night, and is extremely easy to feel at ease in. The rooms are comfortable and cool, the beds are just right, and the common areas are a delight. The kitchen is large and airy and amply stocked in case you want to do any of your own cooking.

To give you some perspective, you can walk to the clock tower from the house in less than 10 minutes. It is absolutely to tour by foot all of the main tourist areas of Cartagena from this property any time of the day or night. Getsemani is lived in and full of cool locals where you will get a feel for the life of the every day man in Cartagena. I couldn't recommend this neighborhood or house enough.

I hope this helps anyone contemplating a stay here. I can assure you, when I return to Cartagena, I'll be reaching out to Marcus again.

Enjoy!

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Liked best: Service, location, owner, support team, the property itself
Liked least: Nothing. This place was everything I needed and more.
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Suffolk
Reviewed 24 August 2011 for a stay in June 2011

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Travelling group: Family with teenagers
Your age range 45-54
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