Ratings based on 67 Verified Reviews

3.4 out of 5
58% of guests recommend
3.2 Room cleanliness
3.6 Service & staff
2.9 Room comfort
3.0 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Argentina


Posted 07-Feb-2017
Tiene ambientes muy lindos, livings y cocina (muy equipada). La habitacion que nos tocó era demasiado pequeña para una doble matrimonial, no entraban las valijas. Habia un poco de mal olor y humedad. Limpieza de la habitacion: tenes que poner el cartelito sino no limpian. La limpieza en general del hotel es muy buena y tuvimos una buena experiencia mas allá de la habitación. Lastima algunas personas que dejaban todo demasiado sucio a la noche y no limpiaban sus platos en la cosina, igualmwnte a la mañana temprano el personal del hotel lo limpiaba.
2out of 5
by A verified traveller

Posted 23-Oct-2016 on Hotels
Comment from Hotel Management
29-Oct-2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Buenas tardes, Para nosotros todas las calificaciones son importantes ya que las tenemos en cuenta para mejorar. Saludos, Alexis Simancas Administradora
4out of 5
by Hernan A.

Posted 31-Jul-2016 on Hotels
Comment from Hotel Management
29-Oct-2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Buenas tardes, Sr. Hernan Mil gracias por su excelente calificación, esperamos poder atenderlo en su próxima visita a nuestra ciudad. Saludos, Alexis Simancas Administradora
3out of 5
by A verified traveller

Stay away from this neighborhood! For your safety

Posted 01-Jul-2016 on Hotels
The woman at the front desk was wonderful. They let you leave your key at the front desk when you go out, that should have been a clue to how unsafe the neighborhood is. Our mattress was at least as old as the beautiful antique headboard it was attached to. There is no hot water, the bathroom is so small you have to sit sideways on the toilet. The walls have mildew all over them and somehow the Wi-Fi only works in the 105 degree lobby. Once you step outside the hotel you are immediately set upon by the relentless swarms of human vultures who follow you, insisting that buy their hats, tours, and drugs. The streets are Full of taxis, each one honking at you as they go by, trying to give you a ride. The amount of harassment was overwhelming. Our first trip out of the hotel my husband had his pocket picked. The police are corrupt and threatened to throw my husband in jail for a made up charge if we didn't pay them 2,000,000 pesos! We were able to talk then down to 700,000, but only because I was crying and people were starting to stare. Stay away from this neighborhood! Please learn from our disastrous stay.
5out of 5
by Felipe from Porto Alegre

Best value for money in my vacations in Colombia

Posted 09-Jun-2016 on Hotels
Marlin is very well maintained and has good prices, best hostel/airbnb in my trip to Colombia! From it you easily go walking to Cartagena night life, old town and Castillo de San Felipe. Nearby you may also get a bus to Playa Blanca.
4out of 5
by Ruiliang from Florida

Overall is good

Posted 11-May-2016 on Hotels
Staff are very friendly and helpful. The neighborhood has many restaurants, one travel agency, markets and it is quite close to the castle. Disadvantages are the bathroom conditions: area so small and the toilet doesn't work we'll
5out of 5
by A verified traveller


Posted 06-Apr-2016 on Hotels
2out of 5
by A verified traveller from San Diego, CA

Good location but that's about it

Posted 06-Apr-2016 on CheapTickets
Pros: Location
Cons: More helpful staff, a well fed cat that doesn't keep you up at night, larger rooms/bathrooms
Location: The location is great, lots of nearby restaurants that you can walk to. We took a taxi to the beach because it was so hot but you can walk
When we got to Hotel Marlin the power was out (not their fault). The staff showed us to our room via a flashlight but then left us to fend for ourselves without offering to provide any type of light source. We were able to use our cell phones for flashlights but they had low batteries and without power we were not able to charge them. Upon request they brought us a candle but we had no way to light it. Eventually the power came back on. The only window in the room opened up to the hallway so if we would have opened the window anyone walking by could look right into our room and it provided no breeze. There is a bar across the street with loud music playing well until the morning (I don't know but I would guess 5am). I brought earplugs but I could still hear the music through them. I eventually fell asleep but was woken up several times throughout the night by the hotel's cat meowing VERY LOUDLY outside our door. I'm guessing it was hungry which bothered me and if I would have had anything to feed him I would have. I was surprised the staff did not notice this and feed the poor little guy. The room we stayed in was incredibly small as was the bathroom (my knees hit the wall in front of me when I sat down and I'm only 5'5. We originally planned to stay at Hotel Marlin for 3 nights but checked out after the first night and relocated to Casa Tatis right around the corner. The rooms were the same price but much larger, no loud music or hungry cats to keep you up all night.
3out of 5
by Lucia from Buenos aires

Busquen otro

Posted 30-Mar-2016 on Hotels
Habíamos reservado una habitación con aire acondicionado y cuando llegamos la reserva era por un con ventilador. Tuvimos que poner la diferencia. No estaba limpia la habitación. La zona es céntrica bastante ruidosa por la noches porque es la cuadra de los boliches. Teníamos que pedir toallas siempre y nunca estaban disponibles. .. Busquen otro hotel
4out of 5
by Fernando

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 28-Mar-2016 on Hotels