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Hreat place to stay. Near the beach, shops and restaurants.

Very helpful and accommodating staff! Easy check In and gorgeous grounds

Air conditioning broken in room and customer service at hotel restaurant was quite poor almost to the point of feeling singled out.

Arrived at 9 30 am at the hotel, all good I had to wait til 3 pm for the check in, came back at 3 30 pm and to my surprise the room was still not ready and they made me wait for another 30 minute's.

Is a classic property Gives a window to the Spanish Caribbean of the postwwii era Great pool and beautiful gardens

Not my first stay here, I always go back. Only negative is no coffee service at the tables at breakfast. This makes the staff remote from the guests, takes away the personal touch.

Truly an amazing experience during our recent honeymoon at Hotel Caribe. Alexy or Front Desk Concierge, Jose our Doorman, Elevator man and others were great. The wife and I toured many of the neighboring hotels (Regency, Inter-Continental, Dorado) and they don't come close to the lushness, resort that is Caribe. Pool side is relaxing. Could hear the birds chirping, one of several Tucan birds hanging out at pool side, several Macaw birds hanging out- Truly Amazing. Must Experience.

The staff very helpful and the rooms were very clean , I love the spa ,jacuzzi area

Staff cool and businesslike. If anyone goes there, ask for the old building. It has mpre charme and a better sea view.

We visited the hotel with two families for 3 days. We were all very disappointed. The rooms are definitely do not meet the 4/5 star rating - 3 at best! Showers flood the bathroom, there is no coffee maker!! , small aged rooms, white curtains in the rooms are dirty and dusty - gray looking, bed covers are way to thick for that type of weather !!!! Rooms smell of some cleaning chemical way too strong. Kids were asked few times not to swim in the big pool, even though they both excellent swimmers; apparently the big pool is only for adults! Breakfast: very poor quality selections! not what I would expect from a 4 start hotel! ham - 1 type, poor quality, no vegetables at all!, restaurant ran out of dishes and glasses (had to wait in line); lady making waffles gave kids wine glasses.... Definitely will not return.

Love this place. Got an upgraded room. Breakfast is very good and has very good options. Waitress are very nice but super slow. They may be short in staff. Breakfast gets too crowded. I had to complain twice because nobody served my table. Private parking on site. Will recommend this place to everyone

Used the pool, sat on the beach, and easy to get to everything

Cartagena is one of my favorite places in the world to visit. And El Caribe made the experience even better. The staff was superb, the grounds were excellent, from the gardens to the parrots to the miniature deer family to the toucan was a wonder. If you want an excellent place to stay, you can do no better than El Caribe!

A lot of changes since I last stayed here. The lifts -ascensores - are still slow and one was permantely out of service, the stairs for an option up four floors was always faster. The coffee service in a morning is now self service where it used to be served at the table, that was a nice touch now lost. Otherwise, the full size pool was great!

This hotel is old on the outside but it is very nice inside. My stay was great but when I was leaving the security went through my car looking to see if I stoles anything . I found that strange being that they took my rental and parked it themselves

Nice hotel. Kind and friendly staff, very good food, loved to see the animals like deers, tucans and others around the hotel. Cable is not the best, very few channels in English ... Other than that it was a very pleasent experience .

Vacations with my son and my mother. Cons cheking out was slow and thanks to that I miss my flight. I told employees that they were taking long and I was going to miss my flight that didnt seem concern. I had to pay extra for my son and I for missing flight :( not so happy about the way they handle my situation. Lunch buffet was expensive, food wasnt good and very little variety Pros This hotel has a nice spot to take a tan with own showers and bathroom plus a restaurant. its not so close to beach but the good thing is that the ppl who sale stuff cant bother( I prefer to see ppl hustling than begging for money, but oh man....it can get annoying). Breakfast was excellent. I love torta española and they make it so good. This is not a party hotel. For me that was a plus. Gay friendly. Nice pool and beds to relax. I will definitely stay here again and will recommend to my friends and family.

Carrera 1a No 2-87 Cartagena Bolivar

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in Bocagrande, Hotel Caribe by Faranda Grand is adjacent to Bocagrande Beach and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like Centro Comercial Nao. This 4-star hotel has 363 guestrooms and offers a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

There are multiple options for onsite dining with 4 restaurants, including Pedro Heredia Restaurant, which specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and India Catalina Restaurant with its pool views. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Full breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

All of Hotel Caribe by Faranda Grand's 363 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, minibars, and laptop-compatible safes. 40-inch flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Rooms also include phones.


Property features

At Hotel Caribe by Faranda Grand, guests enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. Free valet and self parking are available, or if you're not driving, take the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 25 per person one way. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with tours or tickets, dry cleaning/laundry, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a gym, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space.

Room options

Junior Suite, Corner

1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Premium Double Room, 2 Queen Beds, Sea View

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Sea View

1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Hotel Caribe by Faranda Grand

Everyone (21) Couples (11) Business (3) Family (6) Friends (6) Other (4)
5
Everyone

By on Jan 5, 2021

Review comment responded on Jan 12, 2021

It was a pleasure to attend you in the Hotel Caribe by Faranda Grand!

4
Everyone

By on Sep 6, 2019

5
Family

Hreat place to stay. Near the beach, shops and restaurants.

By , from California on Jun 1, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 17, 2019

Thank you so much for your comments, It will be great for us to attend you again!

5
Everyone

Very helpful and accommodating staff! Easy check In and gorgeous grounds

By on Jan 3, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 8, 2019

Thank you so much for your comments after your staying in our hotel, we were very glad to attend you. Hoping you visit us again.

4
Everyone

By on Sep 12, 2018

3
Everyone

Air conditioning broken in room and customer service at hotel restaurant was quite poor almost to the point of feeling singled out.

By on Jun 7, 2018

1

hotel did not have the room ready for the check in

Everyone

Arrived at 9 30 am at the hotel, all good I had to wait til 3 pm for the check in, came back at 3 30 pm and to my surprise the room was still not ready and they made me wait for another 30 minute's.

By on May 16, 2018

5
Everyone

Is a classic property Gives a window to the Spanish Caribbean of the postwwii era Great pool and beautiful gardens

By on May 1, 2018

4
Everyone

Not my first stay here, I always go back. Only negative is no coffee service at the tables at breakfast. This makes the staff remote from the guests, takes away the personal touch.

By , from Houston on Apr 28, 2018

5

had an amazing time at hotel caribe!!!!

Everyone

Truly an amazing experience during our recent honeymoon at Hotel Caribe. Alexy or Front Desk Concierge, Jose our Doorman, Elevator man and others were great. The wife and I toured many of the neighboring hotels (Regency, Inter-Continental, Dorado) and they don't come close to the lushness, resort that is Caribe. Pool side is relaxing. Could hear the birds chirping, one of several Tucan birds hanging out at pool side, several Macaw birds hanging out- Truly Amazing. Must Experience.

By , from New York, NY on Mar 13, 2018

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