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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Lee Cartagena
Cartagena hotels are very pricey during Christmas and the New Year, but the Hotel Lee represented fair value. Less than a five minute walk to the old town, it's close to all the action, but also quiet enough for a good sleep. It's in a part of Getsemani undergoing gentrification, with boutique shops and nice restaurants sprouting up just outside the hotel's doors. Will probably be a very upscale street in a few years.
The hotel was always kept spotless, and the rooftop lounge/pool was great to cool off in the afternoon. The staff was phenomenal, especially the manager, Luis. He went above and beyond answering our questions, and helping us book tours and private transport to Santa Marta. Upon arrival there, we realized we had left behind a pair of sandals - no problem, as Luis not only quickly located them, but couriered them to our final stop in Bogota. Would definitely recommend this place and also return in the future.
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... already getting quite hot so we got some cold drinks and headed back to enjoy the pool. In the afternoon we went for lunch in old town, during which no less than 16 street vendors approached our table trying to sell things. Phil started saying random things to them in Spanish like 'you have tomatoes', which usually made them walk away in confusion. Amazing. Tomorrow we head to Santa ...
We knew we had a pretty long day. We needed to pack, figure out how to get all our luggage (and us) into a small taxi, catch the flight back to Bogota, collect luggage again, get to the international terminal, figure out departure taxes, get checked in for the flight to Toronto, clear Colombian customs ... And then the flight home.
Really, in the scheme of travel, we had a pretty reasonable day. Flights were more or less on time, and ...