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Decameron Cartagena

Cartagena

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1-800-880-2177
5 Nights with Air from $849 All-Inclusive
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Cartagena's vibrant culture is what makes it such a hot destination. Now you can explore all the gorgeous architecture, ... More

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April 17, 2018
Low budget no frills- Motel 6ish

We arrived at the hotel at approximately 1030 and the public areas had the noise and atmosphere of a night club. We quickly learned that almost none of the staff spoke English but we were handed the key to our room and led up to our room. When I said “key to our room”, that’s exactly what it was, a real key, one key. The entrance door to our room had a flimsy lock that should easily have been pushed open and if it was, there didn’t appear to be any security cameras in the common hallway. It was funny because I woke up the next day and said, “i feel like I’m staying in a Motel 6” and my girlfriend said “I was just thinking the same thing”, which is not our idea of resort vacation. Most furniture and appliances in the room were low quality and functionally basic, like the faucets, lighting and beds. The sheets and towels were not soft and luxurious. We differed on what bothered us the most about the room; For me, it was the fact that the walk in stand up shower door opened up towards the knobs to turn on the water. Say what? Yes, in order to turn on the water, you had to get into the shower and close the door because the open door blocked the knobs that turned the water on and off. By the end of the vacation, I mastered the skill of only getting my right arm and shoulder soaked while turning on the shower. Additionally, the door mount was broken and the glass rubbed when you’d close the door similar to scratching your nails on a chalkboard. For her, it was the black mold growing on the bathroom ceiling and under the lip of the bathroom sink. I don’t think she was happy wearing wrinkled clothing either because there were no irons in the room. We asked for one a few times and were told housekeeping would deliver one but they never did. The beds, two surprisingly small double beds, were actually comfortable so we pushed them together to make a kingish size bed. The comfortable beds were essential to get some rest and not be kept up by the loud nightly poolside disco party 12 floors below our balcony. The food was decent, not an overly large selection but it was decent. The fruit was delicious and plentiful if you could fend off the large yellow eyed black birds which we learned on the hop-on/hop off bus originated in Africa. That was the only tour available from the hotel that offered English speaking. For dinner, you need reservations, which was never explained to us until we showed up for dinner without reservations. The off hotel dinner option wa good and the best meal we had there. Instead of taking the bus back, we stayed behind and took an Uber back. An Uber ride to/from the hotel and walled city was $1.80 US dollar. We had a similar experience with poolside towels, never being told we needed a special pass from the front desk and still feel bad about standing in the lobby dripping wet trying to figure out the towel pass system. We never used the beach because of the constant haranguing by the hagglers trying to sell whatever they have. All in all, we made the best of it, loved the walled city and had a great vacation. We’d definitely go back to the city but not to this hotel.


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From: CT, USA
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

Room Information

280 rooms with cable TV, hair dryer, telephone ($), security box ($), soap, shampoo, and iron/ironing board (on request).

Room Details

Standard Room
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

What's to Love

An all-inclusive resort that is located right on the beach and close to the action in Cartagena.

The second-story pool is a popular lounging spot.

You have several places to eat at the resort, including fresh seafood, Italian and snacks.

 

What We'd Change

You won't have Wi-Fi in your room and sometimes the connection in the lobby is spotty, but you're here to explore this vibrant city, so enjoy being disconnected.
 

Why You Should Go

Decameron Cartagena is a short 15 minutes from the airport. Dreamy cocktails await you.

In Old City, you'll have access to a VIP Lounge where you can get snacks, drinks, bathrooms & lockers

If you want to venture out of the city, you can travel to the sister resort in Baru (75 mins away) & soak up the sun on the beach.

Available Amenities

  • Beach Bar
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Currency Exchange
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Pool Bar
  • 4 Restaurants
  • 4 Bars/Lounges
  • Massage ($)
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • Wireless Internet
  • In-Room Safe ($)


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Bars and Nightlife
  • Beach
  • Eco-Adventure Tour(s)
  • Historical Site(s)
  • Shopping

Map of Local Area

Decameron Cartagena

Hotel Description

Decameron Cartagena: All-Inclusive Resort in Historic Cartagena

Cartagena's vibrant culture is what makes it such a hot destination. Now you can explore all the gorgeous architecture, immerse with the locals and stroll along the shores at the all-inclusive resort Decameron Cartagena. You'll have everything at the resort you'll need like stellar restaurants, snacks during the day and night, several bars for cocktailing and so much more. Its rockin' location, cushy amenities and beachfront perch make this resort your go-to in Cartagena.

DINING

Fresh seafood to a tantalizing buffet, savory Italian to tasty snacks, your taste buds will always be happy.

San Carbon
Type: Buffet
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-10:30am; lunch - daily, noon-3pm; a la carte dinner - daily, 6:30pm-8pm & 8:30pm-10pm.
Description: Located on the first floor of the resort and specialized in grilled meats. Breakfast and lunches are buffet, and dinner is a la carte.

Prince Galeotto
Type: Seafood
Hours: Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-8pm & 8:30pm-10pm.
Description: Located on the 23rd floor, where you can taste seafood specialties with panoramic views of the old city and the bay of Cartagena.

Boccaccio
Type: Italian
Hours: Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-8pm & 8:30pm-10pm.
Description: Located on the third floor, you'll dine on delicious Italian cuisines.

Snack Terrace
Type: Crepes & Snacks
Hours: Daily, noon-4:30pm & 11pm-2am.
Description: Located on the third floor, you'll dine on delicious Italian cuisines.

San Pedro Restaurant
Type: Seafood, Sushi & Asian
Hours: Reservations are required
Description: Located in the Old City, cuisines include seafood, sushi and Asian cuisines. Transportation is included to the restaurant.

Hours are subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Creative cocktails, premium liquors and excellent wines are what you'll find around every palm. Drink up, beach lovers.

Main Bar
Located by the pool. Open daily, 7am-11pm.

Jungle
Located in the lobby. Open daily, 6pm-2am.

Bohio
Located on the beach. Open daily, 10am-5pm.

Discoteca Caligula
Located in the lobby. Open daily, 6pm-2am.



BEACHES AND POOLS

The pool is located on the second floor, with a designated area for the adults and one for the kiddos. Plus, you've got a shimmering pool with a bar just steps away. For those that like to dig their toes into the sand, the beach out front includes tents, chairs, volleyball and a beach bar.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Swimming

Land

  • Volleyball


INTERNET

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available for in the public areas of the resort.

SPA SERVICES

Massages and spa services are available at the resort.

WEDDING SERVICES

Wedding services are available at the resort. Please contact the front desk directly for more information.

CHILD CARE

Child care is not available at the resort, but there are activities for the adults and the children.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Decameron Cartagena is about 15 minutes from the Rafael Nunez International Airport, near downtown Cartagena.

Check In/Check Out
Check In: 3pm. Check Out: noon.
A Valid Credit Card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

VAT
US citizens exempt from VAT upon presentation of valid US passport at check-in. Failure to do so will result in VAT payment onsite.



All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
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