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Living room views the beach
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Living room views the beach
Seats 8 guest Walk out into your private terrace to sun bathe or step out on the beach.
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Very good
6 reviews
Living room views the beach
Seats 8 guest
Walk out into your private terrace to sun bathe or step out on the beach.
Private terrace to beach.
Entrance
Foyer
Master bedroom views the beach
Master Bedroom with views of the beach.
Master bathroom
Master bathroom
Master bathroom
Second bedroom.
second bedroom.
Second bedroom bath.
Guest bathroom.
Large well equipped kitchen
Laundry area of kitchen with adjacent maids quarters with bathroom.
Pool area overlooking beach.
Steam Sauna
Edificio Boquilla Marina Club
La Boquilla Beach
Great kite surfing and spectacular sunsets from your beach.
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Overview
Condo/Apartment -
3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Cartagena, Cartagena District, Bolivar Department

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Very good - based on 6 reviews
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CoJil
CARBONDALE, CO
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Second rate accommodations at a premium price”
Reviewed 4 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015
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person found this review helpful

The positive: 1) The living area is lovely, large and clean
2) The building has good security which, because this is a first floor unit that goes right out onto the beach, is important.
3) The outdoor patio outside the unit is very nice also and has a padlocked fence, which is good.
4) The pool area, which is directly adjacent to the unit, is very clean and quite pretty, with a blue tiled pool. There were comfy chairs to sit in also.
5) When I contacted the owner about the burned out bathroom light and the broken toilet, they were fixed quickly.

The negative:
My overall impression is that this unit is poorly managed. We paid over $3600 for the week (between Christmas and through New Year's Day which we know is an expensive week). This would've been a good property for half the price. I have stayed at many VRBO's and Home Away units, and I have never experienced some of the things that we experienced here.
1) Bring your own soap, coffee filters, toilet paper and trash bags. There were no bars of soap for the 3 showers so we bought our own when we realized that there was none. There were no coffee filters, and we were told we were entitled to 4 rolls of toilet paper for the week for 8 people. That is NOT enough. We also had to buy our own drinking water as the water in Bocaquilla will make you sick. It is not about the expense of these items but the fact that we were not told that we had to provide them.
2) If the housekeeper had not been there when we arrived, we would not have known where to take the trash out or how to order the drinking water (which turned out not to be right--she indicated that we could order it from the front desk--both my son and I speak Spanish so language was not a problem--they told us we had to go buy it ourselves so my son walked to the closest store and lugged it back--once again, the problem is not the expense but the inconvenience). There are no written instructions except for wifi and using the TV and speakers. We had no idea what to do with the keys to the unit when we left, and I didn't want to bother contacting the owner nor the housekeeper.
3) One of the bathrooms had not been cleaned. There was hair everywhere--gross. I did contact the owner, and when the housekeeper came by the 2nd day we were there, she agreed that it had not been cleaned. In my husband's and my bathroom the ceramic containers (like for cotton balls, etc) had not been cleaned anytime in the recent past as they were grimy.
4) The beds were comfortable but the sheets were old and thin with permanent stains. Very unappealing. Some of the bathroom towels were fine, and others were old.

Buyer: BEWARE!

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Liked best: the pool area
Liked least: high price with poor management
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
6 Jan 2016
It was a pleasure to have Jill and her family as guest in my apartment, they are quite considerate and took good care of the premises. We tried to quickly take care of any issues she brought to light.
I would recommend her to any host of whom she may request a rental in the future.
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white plains
Reviewed 16 January 2015 for a stay in February 2014
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person found this review helpful

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Liked best: the spaciousness of the condo
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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John P
1 review
“Perfect for our family get together”
Reviewed 20 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014

The apartment is ideal for a beach holiday with easy acces to the old city .
The apartment is spacious and well equipped we enjoy cooking local foods and the kitchen had all the equipment we needed,the housekeeper is very helpful with local knowledge as are the concierges . our granddaughter learnt to swim in the pool, there is a lifeguard on duty.Our stay was very much enjoyed by all the family.

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123_Mike...
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice place on an excellent part of the beach”
Reviewed 11 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014
3
people found this review helpful

The condo was just as advertised - attractive, modern and spacious. A housekeeper was available at a nominal cost to assist as needed with cleaning or even breakfast preparation. Taxis go past the condo complex every few minutes, which made it easy to get down to the old town for dinners and sight seeing. Gustavo was very helpful in making the arrangements, and very responsive. We found Cartagena to be a very attractive city and every where that we went (which was just about every part of the city that a tourist would visit), it seemed quite safe. The trip was a great experience, and I would happily stay here again. I had two native/nearly native Spanish speakers among our party of 4, which made getting around very easy and fun.

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