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Occidental Cartagena

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Reviewed 4 March 2012

all was good for our week away the end of feb. weather was good , food was great,especially italian and mexican.. the rooms were good bed excellent but might be worth it to get a suite as there was no where to play cards because of the wind suite rooms were spacious. beach walks were good and pools as well.one...

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5Thank triven
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 March 2012

We arrived in Colombia in a bit of a crisis and my husband had to go to the hospital in Boca Grande. He’s said it was the best experience he’s had in a hospital despite the scary circumstances of the visit. I had arranged with a Sunquest rep. at the airport to have a bags sent on to the hotel...

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6Thank Joey D
Burlington, Canada
Reviewed 3 March 2012

I/my husband travel. Between the 2 of us we have been and experienced the world. I have been critical. There are many reviews that are partially accurate...and many reviews that are not. This resort is half great and half not. There is NO great beach. No wonderful ocean. I was surprised considering the location. The resort itself is lovely -...

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Brampton
Reviewed 2 March 2012

Agree with Dannel64 - - read only the positive reviews and you will not be disappointed. As I wrote in my facebook album....Warm weather, great food, so much culture and beauty - - would go back in a minute. I've posted a few pics....meet Joe, keeper of the beach. We met Joe on our first day. I came up with...

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Hoteles_Estelar, E-Commerce at Occidental Cartagena, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback and taking the time to post your comments. We were very pleased to read about your stay at the Estelar Grand Playa Manzanillo Hotel. We would like to invite you to visit other destinations where we can provide you the same excellent service. Kind Regards

toronto
Reviewed 1 March 2012

I'd like to start off by saying that Cartagena is a beautiful city with wonderful people and delicious food....a must visit. Having stayed in the Bocagrande area Feb. 2011, we opted for a different location this year ....Occidental Grand in the very windy Manzanillo beach area. Both were 2 week vacations. In the brochures, the hotel has a rating of...

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Hoteles_Estelar, E-Commerce at Occidental Cartagena, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Dear Guest, I read about your experience regarding. On behalf of the hotel staff, I would like to apologize for any inconvenience you experienced during your stay with us. We take guests comments seriously as this helps us in our ongoing efforts to improve our services. We hope to see you again very soon for your next stay...

Barrie, Canada
Reviewed 1 March 2012

I'll keep this short, all you need to do is read all of the positive reviews about this resort. Can't get anymore accurate. Great place, great people, great food! Go to the old city...you won't regret it. Pools are clean and warm, rooms are well kept, fridge stocked everyday ( a couple $ and a thank you note in the...

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Hoteles_Estelar, E-Commerce at Occidental Cartagena, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive review of your recent stay with us at Estelar Grand Playa Manzanillo Hotel. We keep on working hard to provide our guests an excellent experience during their stay. Hoteles Estelar is very pleased in offer you the best service. We would like to invite you to visit other destinations where we...

Millbrook
Reviewed 28 February 2012

We travelled with 3 other couples Feb 9-16. Rather than rehash the plus (many) and the minus (very few), here are a few tips. 1. Buy your duty free at your departing airport. The plane ran out both ways and there is no duty free in Cartagena. Alcohol is no cheaper there than home.2) Use US$ at the cartagena airport...

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Hoteles_Estelar, E-Commerce at Occidental Cartagena, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Ms. Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience from your recent /stay at Estelar Grand Playa Manizallo. We are very pleased to read your review and learn that you enjoyed your time with us. We appreciate your comments which are very important to us. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back next time. Kind Regards.

Stratford, Canada
Reviewed 27 February 2012

We recently returned from this resort where we spent a wonderful week in a group of 8 friends. After we booked the trip, the negative reviews started popping up, and we were worried. In the end we decided to go down with a positive attitude and a determination to have a good time. And did we ever! The weather was...

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Hoteles_Estelar, E-Commerce at Occidental Cartagena, responded to this review

Good Morning Ms. Guest, Thank you for your feedback and taking the time to post your comments. We were very pleased to read about your stay at the Estelar Grand Playa Manzanillo Hotel. We would like to invite you to visit other destinations where we can provide you the same excellent service. Sincerely,

Keene, Canada
Reviewed 26 February 2012

This resort is perfect if you want a small resort. For us this resort was perfect. Airport is under renovations and will only get better. We were quick through customs, then buses took us away to the resort very quickly. Check in was not too bad but our room was not quite ready. After we had something to eat our...

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7Thank Steven D
Toronto
Reviewed 25 February 2012

We stayed at the resort Jan 16-23. After a 25 minute bus ride from the airport we arrived to find that our rooms (about 10 other couples as well) would not be ready for at least an hour. After lunch we asked if it was ready, the answer “in half an hour”. We waited 45 minutes still no room. Each...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Occidental Grand Cartagena Resort***** hotel's objective is to provide luxury, all-inclusive services on the seafront on the beautiful beaches of Manzanillo Bay. It is close to the cosmopolitan city of Cartagena de Indias. It has a contemporary design and a very calm ambience, and our guests' first impression is of an idyllic resort to relax and unwind in. Have a dip in the pool, stroll around the beautiful lush gardens or enjoy the 24-hour drink and snack service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Occidental Cartagena

Address: Anillo Vial Via Manzanillo del mar Km. 4 | No. 9-85, Cartagena 985, Colombia (Formerly Estelar Grand Playa Manzanillo)
Region: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Price Range: ₹ 10,830 - ₹ 32,693 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Occidental Cartagena 3.5*
Number of rooms: 190
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Also Known As:
Occidental Grand Cartagena Hotel Cartagena
Hotel Style:
#13 Spa Hotel in Cartagena
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Cartagena
#21 Family Hotel in Cartagena
#37 Romantic Hotel in Cartagena
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“ask for the rooms in the building two and above floor number four”
  • the ceiling is pealing off
  • connecting door
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 of 5 bubbles orlandog833, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
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“Rooms at the west of the hotel could have a good view of the sea.”
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