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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Cartagena, Cartagena District, Bolivar Department

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Jordan W
Kansas City, Missouri
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful location- multiple mechanical issues”
Reviewed 14 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We were here for Surgery and Dental work so we didn't use a lot of the amenities of the apartment building. The pool was large and looked clean and there was never more than just a handful of people in the pool. The day spa was tiny and very basic...ran by 2 nice young ladies. Wifi worked great in the apartment. Balcony furniture was comfortable and updated.

Positives: The building is very safe and secure, the apartment is clean and the view was magnificent. We loved the balcony and the ability to have doors and windows open for the ocean breeze. The maid service, specifically Carmen, went above and beyond to make us comfortable and to help out post- surgically...she even assisted me to shower which was by no means expected but made my healing so much easier! Having a kitchen was great for us as we we doing a lot of healing instead of running. We found the kitchen to be stocked well with basic cooking utensils.

Negatives: Unfortunately, there were multiple mechanical "glitches" during our 18 day stay. Our hot water tank was failing upon our arrival. We noticed that our water never got past warm. We immediately alerted management and they came and "repaired" it except that later that day it still wasn't working when we returned.. After 5 days of cold showers, MUCH frustration, multiple reports to management, a few visits where they said they couldn't find any problems and finally a not so nice email to the owner and they came on day 7 and replaced the hot water tank! So, we finally had hot water! Yet, somehow while replacing the tank the dryer no longer had heat. UGG,,,We guessed this was due to the installation. When we reported this they quite quickly rectified the matter. At the tail end of our stay one of our air conditioners stopped working when we reported it they immediately fixed it.

Other notes: In general things are "almost right" here. The beds are real (too?) firm but clean. There is a gas stove and lighting the oven was eventful. The microwave works minus a few numbers (we were able to work around this one). The showers only get hot water IF you run hot water in the kitchen and the bathroom sink at the same time WHILE you shower. This feels like a bad waste of water but sometimes you just must have hot water! The blinds in the entire apartment don't fully close.... If light bothers you while you sleep bring an eye mask! The on-site management does not speak much English so download a translator app on your phone. This helped us in many ways not just on-site. The location was great...walking was easy and taxi's are abundant. We always felt very safe both in the apartment and even while out walking at night.

Overall,if you are looking for a place to sleep and good beach access with an ocean view this place will meet those expectations. IF you are going to be spending a lot of time in the apartment keep in mind that this place sees a lot of traffic and many creature comforts are lost here.

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Liked best: Location and safety of the building
Liked least: Mechanical issues and hard beds
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 Apr 2016
Jordan, I am glad that overall you enjoyed your stay, even though you spent most of the time recovering from surgery. As you mentioned the staff went above and beyond our normal service to accommodate your needs. We have taken your constructive comments to improve our service in the future. The "glitches" you mentioned in regards to the hot water were taken care of in a timely manner. You are right this is a great place to come and relax and enjoy the ocean views. Again thanks and the best to you and Jill .
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Nick S
Old Bridge, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Nice!”
Reviewed 15 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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The apartment was clean, and comfortable with amazing views of the beach and Boca Grande! We did have a few issues, but the staff was available and ready to help...great people.
The only downer is that the pool area has no life other than some renters with their kids running around, and a small restaurant with a very limited menu...Other than that this is a great place for a group of friends or couples to rent.

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Liked best: The View
Liked least: Pool ambience
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Love this place, so comfy, spectacular service.”
Reviewed 26 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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Spacious, clean, stunning views, comfortable beds, well kept facilities, easy ti find, it felt like home. The pictures only show a fraction of what you are getting, trust me, you won't want to leave. The beach is right across, great for a morning run and get a taste of cartagena's culture. You can walk to the city wall it takes about 15 minutes or a 7,000 Colombian pesos taxi ride. Special thanks to Ana, she was very helpful and kind, answered all our questions and provided assistance when needed.

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Management Response
14 Apr 2016
It was a pleasure having you in my apartment and welcome anytime.
Cartagena is waiting for you again!
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yaredt201...
Los Angeles, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“I will stay there again!”
Reviewed 26 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014
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We stayed here for a week in December 1,2014, and absolutely loved the place .It was even BETTER than advertised! The balcony overlooking the beach is spectacular. My wife and I like to walk (a lot) when we travel, so we particularly enjoyed the location, about 10-15 minutes (walking) from the condo to the Centro Histórico. To make a long story short, if we go back, we're staying in the same place! And Gloria was absolutely wonderful about answering questions, facilitating payment, etc., etc

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Liked least: I liked everything, not complaints at all.
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Kianakc
New York City
2 reviews
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“So many good things to say about this place...”
Reviewed 1 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Hello!
I must say Gloria's Place is Awesome.
Very clean & has it all together for a comfortable stay.
Easy to make the transaction, go thru & very attentive.
The pictures do well but the place is better in person.
Easy access to the Walled City, there are always cabs outside of the apartment building which is nice, and has a beautiful pool.
I would highly recommend this apartment to anyone visiting Cartagena. I'll be back anytime soon!

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