Beautiful setting and grounds. The only thing I would suggest would be for Hilton security to better protect guests from the people selling services, etc., on the beach/oceanfront. The security guards mostly sat in the shade on a chair the entire time and didn't really protect guests from annoying people selling drugs, massages (with the suggestion of prostitution as well), fish, etc. The staff inside the hotel and at the pool were terrific but the security guards did nothing to protect guests trying to relax. I enjoy the ocean more than pools so I spent more time in the ocean.
the ocean is very private and very enjoyable but you must run a gauntlet of hustlers to get there. I often felt uneasy about the constant propositions from people trying to sell goods and services at the beach, and felt nervous about leaving my cell phone, etc. at the beach.
Doug from NY, NY
This Cartagena resort is located by the ocean, nestled on the beach a short distance from Castillo Grande Beach, Rio …More
The hotel administrator takes your cash gives you the key and a cell number. Don't expect to get an answer if you call about an issue.
They promise to pick you up at the airport but plan on a cab. Cost is about $14 each way so use your debit card inside the airport area so you'll have cash on hand. Never use a regular credit card at any restaurant. I'm not sure why it takes forever to get an approval on credit cards and it's all taking place in some back room. Forget the packaged tours to the islands It's a rip-off. Your better off just buying your ticket at the port, hop a fast boat and eat at the many nicer places on the beach fronts. Everyone offers snorkel rigs but don't pay more than $10 bills to rent them.
Mike from New Mexico
This aparthotel is located in Cartagena (Bocagrande), near the airport, Castillo Grande Beach, Hospital Naval de Cartagena …More
I was mislead by the images displayed in Expedia and end up getting a regular room when I thought I was getting a penthouse. I was very upset but have no other choice and dint want to ruin my vacation and decided to stay.
John from New York
This Cartagena apartment is located by the sea, nestled on the beach a short distance from Bocagrande Beach, Puerta del …More
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