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Private beach, sun loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Private beach, sun loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Private beach, sun loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Terrace/Patio

Guest reviews

3.9 out of 5 Good
63 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Parking included
Pet Friendly
Air Conditioning
Spa
Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided

Map

Explore the area

Popular LocationCorales del Rosario National Park28 min walk
Popular LocationBlanca Beach60 min drive
AirportCartagena (CTG-Rafael Nunez Intl.)90 min drive
Popular LocationCastillo Grande Beach116 min drive

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  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

    Room amenities

    • 150 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsStandard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Superior Bungalow, Multiple Beds

    Room amenities

    • 301 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsSuperior Bungalow, Multiple Beds
  • Superior Room

    Room amenities

    • 258 sq ft
    • Partial ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsSuperior Room

About this area

Cartagena

Located in Cartagena, Aura Hotel Barú By Sport Barú is on a private beach. Local points of interest include Blanca Beach, Corales del Rosario National Park, and Baru Church. Discover the area's water adventures with snorkeling, water skiing, and boat tours nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with ecotours.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Corales del Rosario National Park - 28 min walk
  • Blanca Beach - 60 min drive
  • Port of Cartagena - 82 min drive
  • Bocagrande Beach - 94 min drive
  • Castillo Grande Beach - 116 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportRafael Nunez Intl. Airport (CTG) - 90 min drive

Restaurants

  • Sport Baru Restaurante — 1 min walk
  • Baru Playa Eco Beach Resort — 7 min drive
  • Playa Surf — 21 min drive
  • Brisa y Sabor — 22 min drive
  • Carmen de Colombia — 22 min drive

About this property

Aura Hotel Barú By Sport Barú

Ocean-view hotel with a beach bar, near Corales del Rosario National Park
When you stay at this beach hotel you can enjoy umbrellas and sun loungers. All 16 individually furnished rooms feature minibars and room service. Guests will also find rainfall showerheads, ceiling fans, and hair dryers.
Aura Hotel Barú By Sport Barú offers 16 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature minibars and safes. Each accommodation is individually furnished. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads, and hair dryers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include irons/ironing boards.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include a private beach.

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

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry sanitization guidelines of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free extended parking

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–9:30 AM: COP 20000 for adults and COP 20000 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 beach bar and 1 bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Beach volleyball
  • Kayaking
  • Motor boating
  • Spa services

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Outdoors

  • Beach loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Garden
  • Private beachfront location
  • Rooftop terrace

Spa

  • Massage - on the beach

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 parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Beach towels
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shampoo
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Minibar

More

  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Safe
  • Turndown service

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11:30 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival 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
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
The hotel is located on an island and is accessible via speedboat. Departures from Cartagena to the property are daily at 8:30 AM and return at 3:30 PM, arriving back in Cartagena at 4:30 PM. Fees are payable at check-out.

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from March 16 2020 to November 15 2020 (dates subject to change).
The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to December 31 2020 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
The property will be renovating from October 19 2020 to November 29 2020 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • Dining venue
  • Front desk
  • Hallway

Guests will have access to the following alternate facilities during the renovation:

  • Recreational facilities

Renovation work will only be conducted during business hours. Every effort will be made to minimize noise and disturbance.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets stay free
Dogs and cats only
1 per room (up to 11 lbs)
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Boat transfer per adult: COP 77000 (one-way)
  • For stays on or after January 1, 2021, citizens of Colombia and foreigners staying 60 consecutive days or more will be charged a 19% national sales tax by the property at the time of stay. Foreigners 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 have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: COP 20000 for adults and COP 20000 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: COP 120000 per person (roundtrip)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

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
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Outside food and beverage are not permitted on the premises.

We should mention

If you are traveling with a child your property may require you to present the following documents: Parents traveling into Colombia with a child under 18 may be required to present the child's birth certificate and photo ID (passport for foreign visitors) upon check-in. If a relative or legal guardian is traveling into Colombia with the child, that relative or legal guardian may be required to present a notarized consent of travel signed by both parents and 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 who plan to travel with children should consult with a Colombian consulate office prior to travel for further guidance.
Guests must transfer via boat and shuttle to the property; guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
Reservations are required for massage services; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

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Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Aura Hotel Barú By Sport Barú and receive a full refund?
Yes, Aura Hotel Barú By Sport Barú offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Aura Hotel Barú By Sport Barú cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Aura Hotel Barú By Sport Barú pet-friendly?
Yes, this hotel allows cats and dogs (limit 1 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 11 lbs per pet.
How much is parking at Aura Hotel Barú By Sport Barú?
Extended parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Aura Hotel Barú By Sport Barú?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM–midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Aura Hotel Barú By Sport Barú?
Check-out is at 11:30 AM.
Where is Aura Hotel Barú By Sport Barú located?
Nestled on the beach, this Cartagena hotel is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Corales del Rosario National Park and 12 mi (19.3 km) from Blanca Beach.
3.9
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4.2/5

Cleanliness

4.0/5

Staff & service

3.7/5

Amenities

4.0/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group, Traveled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Best hotel in Baru
Every ody needs to stay here at least once. The food is UNBELIEVABLE. Kudos to Francia and Giacomo.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We loved everything about it - the location, staff, room, food. I highly recommend it!
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with family and small children, Traveled with group, Traveled with partner
Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The service was truly shocking and ruined our stay. Thank goodness we only booked for 3 nights. The staff are clueless and inattentive but worst of all, they just blame each other for the chaos. We spoke to the General Manager who explained they all need retraining. This guy should be sacked immediately for taking no responsibility and doing nothing to sort things in the present moment. Truly awful. Do not stay here.
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Nice stay, a bit overpriced for this type of hotel
Staff was very friendly and the overall common areas as well as the room were clean and confortable. The vegetarian menu is very limited, breakfast was yummy and plenty though. The food and additional services such as body massages are a bit overpriced. They take long to get you the final total itemized receipt.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Hotel location very far from airport, beach very small, at least have a ferry to Aguna Azul
Stayed 7 nights in May 2019

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