Ratings based on 37 Verified Reviews
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Halfmoon NY
Not close to the beach. Very nice people.Posted Aug 23, 2017
The only problem was hot water. Sometime it would take a long time for hot water or you would not have any at all. The hotel was very private.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Small hotel in funky neighborhoodPosted Jul 21, 2017
The hotel is located only 100 feet from Plaza de la Trinidad which is a nightly gathering place for singers and musicians. There is music until about 10 pm each night. We had a first floor room on the street side so we heard the music.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Beautiful restored colonial homePosted Jul 2, 2017
Courteous staff Welcome juice Roof top pool Espresso machine for personal use! Great tv channel list
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 22, 2017 by María José, Hotel Management
Thank you for your comments, we are very happy to have fulfilled all your expectations
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from New York
Perfect location, beautiful hotel, amazing staff!Posted May 4, 2017
Great location! You're close to all the action without being overwhelmed by other tourists and vendors. Everything within the walled city is walking distance. The hotel really felt like home - so comfortable, very clean, very peaceful... great little oasis. The pool is tiny, but good enough for a quick dip to escape the heat. The staff are wonderful! They're so sweet and helpful - very attentive. I'd highly recommend this place!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Virginia Beach
Lovely boutique hotel outside Cartagena's old wallPosted Apr 4, 2017
Pros: I loved the comfort and decoration of the room, the bed and the hotel in general. It feels like an oasis.
Cons: It would be recommendable if the staff could speak sufficient English.
Location: About a mile walk to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas. At streetend a lovely church square - queit during the day, vibrant during the evening - fun!
Lovely reception at Casa Santa Ana Boutique Hotel! Room and bathroom were awesome - great combination of furniture, fantastic bed, small but excellent/clean bathroom. Wonderful attention to detail in terms of interior decoration, very stylish. WiFi works well. On TV both Spanish as well as English channels. Small pool on the roof, including nice beds & chairs to relax or have a wellness treatment. Very friendly staff and a good choice of food and drinks. Very tasty breakfast! Security was well taken care of - a very safe and nice place to stay in a colourful and vibrant neighbourhood just outside of Cartagena's old city walls.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from San Francisco
Excellent Boutique Hotel in Getsemani!Posted Mar 24, 2017
The hotel stay made all the difference in making the Cartagena trip a pleasure. Hotel is located right next to Trinidad Plaza where every night there are local street activities like music, dance, jugglers etc, not to mention street food and restaurants. You can hang out and unwind there at the end of the day. It is also only a 5 to 10 minute walk to the town square. The hotel was very comfy, has a nice pool on the terrace and a courtyard with seating to relax during the day. A lot of attention to detail in how the place was decorated which made the ambiance very relaxing. We were in the largest room which was a split level and had plenty of room for a family of 4. And, they have a spa with nice massage if interested. They served excellent breakfast every morning and the service was personal. Maria Jose and the ladies take pride in running the place and made our stay very enjoyable. All in all, staying at Casa Santa Ana was a great experience and I highly recommend it!!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from New York, NY
A wonderful stayPosted Jan 29, 2017
Maria and her staff made our stay exceptionally wonderful!!! Upon entering, we were greeted with delicious welcome drinks called Coco Lemonade. Quite, possibly the best drink I've ever had! We proceeded to our room, which was initially a queen size bed, although we requested twin size beds. The staff went out of their way to separate the mattresses to make twin beds. The facility was very modern, clean and intimate. All qualities I was looking for during my Cartagena stay. Every morning, we woke up to a delicious made to order breakfast! I enjoyed the various options, guests are offered. My only criticism of the my stay, is the rooftop pool not being as clean as it should. Perhaps, the hotel should clean it more often. In terms of hotel location, it was PERFECT! It's 10 minutes walk from the walled city and surrounded by a bunch of restaurants and bars. The popular Trinidad Plaza is a few steps away, where the neighborhood gathers to converse and listen to music. Overall, I would stay at Casa Santa Ana during my next visit.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 7, 2017 by Maria José, Hotel Management
Thank you for your comments. We felt very happy to know that they liked the attention and the facilities. We hope to see you soon.
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Charming boutique hotel in vibrant neighborhoodPosted Dec 26, 2016
Location: Walking distance to the historic center
We enjoyed our stay and we're surprised that we were the only guests given the high ratings. We enjoyed the daily breakfast--which included a number of options and fresh juice--and the tranquility of the rooftop pool and other common spaces. We didn't even mention a small drip from our room's air conditioning unit but the hotel staff noticed the damp towel and fixed it that same day. There are also two bikes available for use. The hotel is quiet, but just a few hundred feet from several restaurants and great people-watching at Plaza de Trinidad (which I would use to give a taxi directions). It is not walking distance to the beach--we took taxis--and I agree with a previous poster, it helps to have a little Spanish language for interacting with most of the friendly, accomodating staff.
by Claire from New York, NY
Quaint Boutique Hotel in Artsy NeighborhoodPosted Jul 13, 2016 on Hotels
We arrived to the hotel late at night around 12am due to a delayed flight and they greeted us right away with the quickest check-in ever. We simply signed the form and provided our passports for them to copy and went to sleep. As we booked this hotel due to the attractive price offering, we weren't planning to spend much time there, but our standard room was very clean, bed was comfortable with nice down pillows, and the bathroom was a decent size. The only thing that bothered me was the open window in the bathroom, as bugs were easily able to enter the room. We had a great free breakfast in the courtyard the next morning of arepas, eggs, fresh fruit, and coffee and were given bottles of water for free while we set out to explore the Gestenmia neighborhood. This area is just out of the center and walled area, which reminded me of the LES (lower east side) of Manhattan. It's not the most touristy, but includes some great bars and restaurants like Cocina de la Pepina.
by David from San Francisco
DisappointedPosted May 26, 2016 on Hotels
As a gringo that lived in Cartagena for nearly 3 yrs (Laguito) I can honestly say there are much better neighborhoods. I failed to look at the map when booking and thought it was near Santa Domingo square (epic fail). ExYemeni (however you spell it... ) is a drug infested slum. When the spainards conquered Cartagena this neighborhood what the slave quarters. While the Hotel is quaint and modern - stepping out the front door is a rude awakening! Pigeons dropping from above entering and exiting to the constant pan handling and drug solicitations. The biggest issue I had with the hotel aside from the neighborhood was the B&B feel. It literally felt like I was a guest in someone's home and had to be let out or in without free access. As a smoker that like to go outside whenever I want - this was a pain and they wouldn't give me a key. At 2:00am when I wanted to go outside for a smoke - I couldn't. Nobody was around and it was pitch black - if there were a fire I literally would be in serious trouble. Also the Internet is awful for this day and age and can't support a (voice only) FaceTime Skype or Google Hangout call. There was little privacy as my room was off the lobby, and no hot water for showers. The air conditioning was good, modern 46inc LCD TV with Cable. They are almost stalkerish about wanting to check the minibar (personal fridge & basket of 4 snacks), and woke me up 2 of the 4 days. On checkout I was asked to pay tips to the staff.