The hotel is well located on Bocagrande. The beach is very close, but Bocagrande itself is not the best beach area. The hotel pool is nice for getting some sun.
Our room was clean, modern, and very comfortable. The bathroom has good fixtures, a hair dryer, good hot water, and nice towels. The bed was comfortable. We only had some trouble controlling the AC but it was a good system.
Breakfast is a good buffet with scrambled eggs, sausages, little arepas, breads, cereal, fruits, coffee, tea, juice.
The staff were nice and helpful, not overly friendly but always available.
This hotel is located in Cartagena (Bocagrande), close to the beach, Bocagrande Beach, Castillo Grande Beach, and Puerta del …More
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
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