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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 29 August 2013

At a recent stay I found the staff friendly and helpful and the location convenient to restaurants and just a short walk to the ancient walled city. The room was clean and pleasant opening on to a courtyard with a pool - safe and secure.

3Thank Leah D
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 August 2013

Nice staff. Very good location - in Getsemani - off main road but nice quiet street. Its not 'luxury' - it is a little bit worn, but the pool is nice and for the price you won't find a better option (believe me I spent days checking out hotels in Cartegena! it is quite an expensive city). They have 2...

2Thank Kathryn M
Reviewed 1 April 2013

I was in Cartagena for a month and after the first week decided a place with a pool would be great and switched to Casa Mara based on the pictures and reviewing. On my first night I was put in room 208 and it was a dump. Dated and complete lack of decor. I was disgusted and immediately asked to...

2Thank MBPrairie-Girl
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 29 March 2013 via mobile

I've stayed in Casa Mara many weeks spread over 3 months. It was my base in Cartagena. The reason I did was because it is fine with me riding me expensive motorbike into the courtyard and parking it next to the pool. Also I'd get a discount on the rooms for 'being a frequent guest' I know the hotel is...

Thank Michel V
Reviewed 2 March 2013

We went to Casa Mara because of a recommendation and we were absolutely disappointed! The hostel is a very nice colonial building but it is not maintained at all. The guy at the entrance asked kind of rude if we had a reservation. We did and so we checked in. We did not get any information of anything and were...

Thank Janine K
Reviewed 30 December 2012

I stayed here 3 nights during my visit to beautiful Cartagena. It was walking distance (10 minutes) to the Clock Tower entrance to the old city. The staff was very helpful, the room was comfortable and good-sized, and the price was right. They have a small pool for cooling off in the tropical heat. They do laundry there as well....

Thank ViajeroCraig
Reviewed 6 October 2012

Prices are pretty expensive (most are in cartagena), but we got a discount to stay in a double(usually 60,000 each) for the price of a dorm (45,000 each) - worth asking for a special in off season. rooms were good and clean with comfortable beds. air con varied in different rooms from icy to a glorified fan. TV did not...

Thank DiverHan
Reviewed 30 September 2012 via mobile

Stayed here for 4 nights, in 3 different rooms. The foyer is quite nice and has a few different areas to sit. The pool needs a good clean, the water was quite cloudy the whole time we were there. The website mentions a rooftop small pool that you can also use - this was not so, it is a small...

Thank Tmayb
Reviewed 24 July 2012

I thought this place was perfect for the price-it is popular so you definitely want to book ahead. The rooms are quite and set around a courtyard with a pool and plenty of places to sit around and read. The owners were wonderful and easy going. The bed was comfortable and the shower had good water pressure. The location was...

Thank soulrebel23
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 28 May 2012

We stayed for 3 nights at Casa Mara in May 2012. After reading reviews and hearing how hot it was in Cartagena, we chose Casa Mara because there was a a quiet, shaded courtyard with a small pool and the rooms had a/c. It turned out to be a good choice. We always felt safe here, as the front gate...

2Thank happytravels604

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Each of the 10 rooms in this hotel have all the comforts to make you feel at home. Some of the features you'll enjoy are internet access , cable TV, shower. The hotel boasts Wi - Fi in public areas , laundry service / dry cleaning, room service. Guests seeking exercise or leisure will be pleased to find garden at the hotel. Well located , a dedicated staff and quality services make this hotel a favorite among viajeros.Los guests can enjoy peace and tranquility in the pool Casa Mara offers all its guests. Guests can also relax in the hot tub and admire the charm of this beautiful home. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostal Casa Mara

Address: Calle del Espiritu Santo #29-139 | Getsemani, Cartagena, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Price Range: ₹ 3,951 - ₹ 8,486 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hostal Casa Mara 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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Hostal Casamara Hotel Cartagena
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“the ground floor is ok renovated but the first floor is old and bud condition”
Emouloudaki, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Suggest a room away from the street front as could be noisy and upstairs.”
arundel153, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I always like upstairs, but if you're on the ground floor you can run out of your room and jump into the pool.”
tompink3, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Avoid front rooms on weekends.”
HawkeyePilgrim, 31 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Go for first or second floor.”
Rebl1986, 13 Mar 2015 | Read review
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