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Hotel El Candil de los Santos

Star Rating
3.5 out of 5

Information

Reviews

4.9 / 5Exceptional
7 reviews

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air Conditioning

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    House of Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    1 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Las Bovedas
    4 min walk
  • Popular Location
    University of Cartagena
    6 min walk
  • Airport
    Cartagena (CTG-Rafael Nunez Intl.)
    9 min drive

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Book online or call:

1-800-238-0767
  • Superior Double Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Junior Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • House, 5 Bedrooms

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 12
    • 2 King Beds and 3 Double Beds
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About this area

Cartagena

Located in Cartagena's Cartagena Walled City neighborhood, Hotel El Candil de los Santos is in the city center and near the beach. Puerta del Reloj and San Pedro Claver Church and Convent are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Bocagrande Beach and Castillo Grande Beach. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Jaime Moron Stadium or Estadio De Softbol De Chiquinquira.

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What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    House of Gabriel Garcia Marquez - 1 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Las Bovedas - 4 min walk
  • Popular Location
    University of Cartagena - 6 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Puerta del Reloj - 10 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Cartagena Cathedral - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • Cartagena (CTG-Rafael Nunez Intl.) - 9 min drive

About this property

Hotel El Candil de los Santos

3.5-star Cartagena guesthouse in Cartagena Walled City, walk to Puerta del Reloj
This smoke-free guesthouse features an outdoor pool, self parking, and a meeting room. Free English breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Other amenities include laundry facilities, a 24-hour front desk, and tour/ticket assistance. All 5 rooms offer free WiFi, room service, and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Safes, showers, and free toiletries are among the other amenities that guests will find. Private bathrooms are not ensuite.
Hotel El Candil de los Santos offers 5 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary toiletries. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels.
Rooms have detached private bathrooms. Bathrooms include showers. This Cartagena guesthouse provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.
Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access. This Cartagena guesthouse also offers an outdoor pool, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance. Parking is available onsite for a surcharge.
Hotel El Candil de los Santos is a smoke-free property.
Recreational amenities at the guesthouse include an outdoor pool.

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 3 PM - 8 PM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

Check-out before 1 PM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Property payment types

Diners Club
Mastercard
American Express
Visa

Important information

Fees

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

  • The national sales tax (19%) is charged upon check-out to citizens of Colombia regardless of length of stay and to foreigners staying 60 consecutive days or more. Foreigners on a tourist visa are exempt from this tax. Furthermore, the tax may apply per room when the room is shared by a taxable and a nontaxable 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.

  • Self parking fee: COP 25000.00 per night

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 are 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.

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. Reservations are required for massage services. Reservations can be made by contacting the guesthouse prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Property is also known as

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Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking: COP 25000.00 per night

Food and drink

  • Free English breakfast available daily 7 AM–10:30 AM
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool

Conveniences

  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 1 meeting room

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • In-room accessibility

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning

Bathroom

  • Bathroom (detached)
  • Free toiletries
  • Shower

Entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels

More

  • Safe

Nearby things to do

Activities

  • Beach access
4.9

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4.9
Cleanliness
4.7
Service and Staff
5.0
Amenities
4.7
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Super nice 5 room hotel!

Very nice small hotel with all the amenities, walking distance from all places, restaurants, bars, etc. nice personalized service, nice breakfast, good rate….overall GREAT!

Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

One of the nicest places we’ve ever stayed. Great breakfasts, comfortable room, beautiful surroundings, and a staff and owner who go out of your way to provide the best Cartagena experience, including booking activities, guides, and even procuring medicine. We’ll be back!

Stayed 7 nights in Feb 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

This property was amazing and staff was also. It is in a great location inside the wall and is in a quiet section at night. Me and my wife experienced one of our best vacations here and can’t wait to go back with friends.

Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Great house and service - good enough location

I enjoyed my stay at El Candil - its a very well-kept house with nice traditional decor, a beautiful courtyard pool and garden, and a great outdoor lounge/dining area. The service and breakfast were wonderful. WiFi was not reliable but I wasn't too bothered by that. Only downside about the house is that it's across the street from a night club -- Friday night wasn't terrible (I went to bed just fine at around 11:30pm) but Saturday night the music next door was on until 1-2am. This would've been great if I wasn't so tired and wanted to socialize (convenient location) but it could be irritating if you're trying to go to bed before midnight.

Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2018

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Perfect location, excellent staff!

Not only was this hotel located in a great area of town but the staff were as friendly as family.

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2017

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