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4.3 out of 5

"Its has a very good proximity to a decent beach area. It would be better if tge hotel actually enforced the no kids under 12 allowed in the adult pool ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 23 Feb 2020

Hotel Description

4-star beach hotel near Bocagrande Beach

Oceanside stay

At this Bocagrande hotel, you'll be within a 5-minute walk of Bocagrande Beach and Centro Comercial Nao. Clock Tower and Cartagena de Indias Convention Center are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Full-service spa, health club

A full-service spa, 4 restaurants, and an outdoor pool are all featured at this Colonial hotel. Enjoy beachfront dining and relax with sun loungers and beach umbrellas. There's fun for all ages with mini golf and a children's pool, and families will appreciate the onsite laundry facilities.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

The 363 guestrooms feature free WiFi, flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers. 24-hour room service, refrigerators, and minibars are also available.

Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$85* Per night/room Jul 22 - Jul 23

Junior Suite, Corner

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Double Room

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Presidential Suite, 3 Bedrooms, Sea Facing

Bed Count 3 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Sea View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Hotel Caribe by Faranda Grand ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hotel Caribe by Faranda Grand

Everyone (5) Couples (1)
4 out of 5
Its has a very good proximity to a decent beach area. It would be better if tge hotel actually enforced the no kids under 12 allowed in the adult pool rule that is posted. But aome if that falls on the parents. The check out process is exceptionally poor, waited in line for over 30 minutes to be checked out. They need a express check out system.

Posted by , from Indianapolis on Feb 23, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 16, 2020 by Public Relations Manager

Dear Sir: Thank you so much for your kind comments and suggestios to improve our check out time. It was a pleasure to serve you as ourspecial guest.

4 out of 5
I paid for the rooms with breakfast included but when we did the check-in I had to pay extra for it. Very desdapointed

Posted by on Jan 3, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 10, 2019 by Public Relation Director

Dear sir: I would appreciate if you check with the agency the plan that you bought, maybe it does not have breakfast included, so we can give you an answer. thank you so much.

5 out of 5

This place is beautiful

Pros: Everything
Cons: Their dinner, the food was a little pricey...& did not taste well. But it so close to everything that great Colombian food is just outside the hotel.
Wow, this place is perfect & close to everything. The staff is amazing & always attentive to you & willing to help & talk when ever you need them. The hotel is huge & has a nice hotel, the breakfast that is included is totally worth it! Pool is great, there are cute controlled animals along the grounds. Its a great place for a family. I only wish I had booked more nights here.

Posted by , from New Jersey on Jul 19, 2017

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5 out of 5

Site Historic, Staff & Breakfast Awesome

Pros: Campus, security impeccable, safe, gorgeous. I felt at home!
Cons: Windows in the room. Moist climate made them need cleaning on outside. Room is dated even in the older rooms, but things are cared for constantly.
Location: Lots of things to do inside walled city and outside. Investigate tours purchased on the street. Too many people approach selling. Learn "No gracias".
The staff is just wonderful! The breakfast was delightful and delicious! The site historic and really warm, filled with beauty! The staff were bilingual and English was generally not a problem. I speak broken Spanish and it was most handy outside of the hotel. I found the hotel campus totally unique. It is well kept and has deer, parrots, and toucan. Extremely warm. Every morning after the breakfast my partner and I would go to talk with the parrots. One actually got on my shoulder. The deer are adorable. The breakfast had fresh waffles, fresh fruit being cut, juices, fresh arepas that were awesome, omelets freshly made, and some daily changes to the menu that made the breakfast always new. It was our anniversary and the hotel had "Felix Anniversario" written on a cake when we arrived for our 8 days. Really uniqe hotel and gives a sense of the culture and feel of the Colombian people.

Posted by , from Fort Lauderdale, FL on Dec 18, 2016

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2 out of 5

Disappointing experience

The rooms were not as advertised, I paid for an oceanfront view. What I got was anything but. The view was terrible, the look of the room was nasty. The floor tiles were dusty. The saving grace was the employees they were friendly and inviting. Breakfast was okay.

Posted by , from B. New York, NYC on Oct 12, 2016

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5 out of 5

The Hotel was very nice

Pros: The Pool was awesome and the staff was very tentive to your needs. The food at the breakfast buffet was very good and I really enjoyed trying thing
Cons: im not sure I would want to change anything there
Location: There was a lot to do and many places to eat near by. loved going to the walled city which the taxi was out side to take you any where you wanted
The Hotel was very nice and very clean. the grounds of the hotel were very well kept and the staff very friendly and helpful. from the time I checked in the till the time I checked out I was amazed how nice the place was, the beach was right across the street. and the pool was very nice. It was very close to every thing so you could walk there in a few mins. I loved it and will plan my next trip to stay there again soon

Posted by , from Florida US on Aug 26, 2015

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5 out of 5

Hotel Caribe has great service and location

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet, Quiet, service
My stay was 6/21-6/25/11. I found the hotel to be comfortable and welcoming. Staff speaks English and is very accommodating to tourists. They will make recommendations on what to see and even make outside reservations for you. The breakfasts at the poolside restaurant are exceptional. Ask for Ronald when you visit the restaurant, he will go out of his way to serve you. Beach across the street is nice but be ready to be solicited to buy jewelry, hats, etc. Local stores are within walking distance, everything else requires a cab. Hotel has beautiful grounds to stroll, including photo opportunities, monkeys, parrots, and shops.

Posted by , from Houston, Texas on Jul 3, 2011

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4 out of 5

colombiankid

Pros: Close restaurants, safe
Cons: Poor breakfast
I would rate this hotel about average for the price. I can say that the hotel is very safe, and is guarded day and night. As far as the rest I would classify as normal,keeping in mind that it is in a third world country.I would recommend this hotel to others.

Posted by on Feb 7, 2011

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About the Hotel Caribe by Faranda Grand

Location Carrera 1a No 2-87, Cartagena, Bolivar 130001

Property Features

Enjoy the umbrellas and sun loungers for a relaxing day at the beach. Pamper yourself with a treatment at the full-service spa and enjoy amenities at Hotel Caribe by Faranda Grand like an outdoor pool and a children's pool. There are 4 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a beach bar, a swim-up bar, and a bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. This Colonial hotel also offers a health club, a garden, and a terrace. Free self parking and valet parking are available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Cartagena hotel.

  • 363 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • 4 dining venues
  • 3444 sq ft of conference space
  • 320 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1945
  • Bar on the beach
  • Bar by the pool
  • Swim-up bar
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Game room or arcade
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Arcade/game room
  • Playground on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Free valet parking

Transport

  • Airport: Rafael Nunez Intl. Airport (CTG) (8.7 km / 5.4 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free valet parking and self parking

Room Amenities

Hotel Caribe by Faranda Grand offers 363 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. 40-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and blackout drapes/curtains. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.

Pedro Heredia Restaurant - Overlooking the pool, this buffet restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

India Catalina Restaurant - This restaurant overlooks the pool. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Oh Caribe! Restaurant - This beachfront restaurant specializes in seafood and serves lunch only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open select days.

Karibukay Sushi Bar - This sushi bar specializes in Asian cuisine. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a health club.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Playground on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Casino nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Spa Services

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Spa Caribe. Services include facials and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, a steam room, and Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open select days. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Sauna in spa
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Minimum age to access spa is 18
  • Reflexology
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after midnight must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 1 PM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 35.0 per night.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a security system

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a security system in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-out is available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC) and COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO).

  • Property follows sanitization practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)
  • Property follows sanitization practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property Registry Number - RNT 4253
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • For stays on or after January 1, 2022, residents of Colombia and non-residents staying 60 consecutive days or more will be charged a 19% national sales tax by the property at the time of stay. Travelers on a tourist visa will not be required to pay this tax. The tax may be charged where a room is shared by a taxable and a non-taxable guest.

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: USD 18 for adults and USD 9 for children (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 1 per stay (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 25 per person (one way)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 35.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Caribe Cartagena
  • Caribe Hotel
  • Hotel Caribe Faranda Cartagena
  • Hotel Caribe Cartagena
  • Caribe Hotel Cartagena
  • Hotel Caribe Faranda
  • Caribe Faranda Cartagena
  • Caribe Faranda
  • Caribe By Faranda Cartagena
  • Hotel Caribe by Faranda Grand Hotel
  • Hotel Caribe by Faranda Grand Cartagena
  • Hotel Caribe by Faranda Grand Hotel Cartagena

You should know

  • Visitors traveling with a child may be required by the property to present the following documents: At check-in, parents traveling into Colombia with a child under 18 may be obligated to present the child's birth certificate and photo ID (passport for foreign visitors). If a relative or legal guardian is traveling into Colombia with the child, that relative or legal guardian may be obligated to present a notarized consent of travel signed by both parents, along with a copy of both parents' ID. If only one parent is traveling into Colombia with the child, that parent may be required to present a notarized consent of travel signed by the other parent. Visitors planning to travel with children should consult a Colombian consulate office in advance of travel for additional guidance.
  • Hotel Caribe by Faranda Grand offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Pool access available from 8 AM to 9 PM.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.