"Hotel is very pleasant with a very friendly staff,"
We were at the hotel in early May, which is a fairly slow time. The hotel is quite attractive in an excellent location for restaurants, etc. Not far from the beach. They seemed to be well staffed. Only hesitation is that most staff have very limited English skills. So, like most of Colombia, be prepared with at least a few Spanish phrases.
Morrie from Chicago
Hotel San Pietro is located in the heart of the tourist area of Cartagena de Indias, in the Caribbean Sea , where guests …More
The hotel administrator takes your cash gives you the key and a cell number. Don't expect to get an answer if you call about an issue.
They promise to pick you up at the airport but plan on a cab. Cost is about $14 each way so use your debit card inside the airport area so you'll have cash on hand. Never use a regular credit card at any restaurant. I'm not sure why it takes forever to get an approval on credit cards and it's all taking place in some back room. Forget the packaged tours to the islands It's a rip-off. Your better off just buying your ticket at the port, hop a fast boat and eat at the many nicer places on the beach fronts. Everyone offers snorkel rigs but don't pay more than $10 bills to rent them.
Mike from New Mexico
This aparthotel is located in Cartagena (Bocagrande), near the airport, Castillo Grande Beach, Hospital Naval de Cartagena …More
i needed one night after an event at the Hilton, without breaking the bank, with a good swimming pool and a touch more local feel than the Hilton, and ideally within walking. It scored tops on all these. Only odd thing was other reviewers raved about breakfast, while I could hardly see mine due not traveling with a microscope.
CJ from NYC
This hotel is located in Cartagena (Bocagrande), close to the beach, Rio Cartagena Casino, Castillo Grande Beach, and …More
"Deserves a higher star rating. It exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend Hotel Playa Club."
This hotel is located on the best part of the beach. Their service is outstanding. The owners (Dominique, Alfonso, and Ramon) oversee every detail of the hotel operations. They courteously introduced themselves at the dining room and asked personally how everything was. Where do you get that level of service these days? One of the waitresses (Eneida) noticed one day we were running late for breakfast being served downstairs and offered to bring breakfast up to our room. Expedia.com describes "5 Stars" as a place where the employees anticipate your needs; well, there you have it. You don't have to go to an over-the-top luxurious hotel to receive personalized service. One of the owners personally oversees the food preparation. I highly recommend their "Playa Club - Fish Fillet" as well as their authentic coconut rice; yes, this hotel has great food at an excellent price. I just left Cartagena and I already want to return. Tell them Jorge from Chicago sent you. You will see for yourself what I mean. Best of luck.
George from Chicago, Illinois
The Hotel Playa Club is a quality hotel in Cartagena de Indias , Colombia. Full of warmth and hospitality, the Hotel …More