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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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Cartagena is on the far north coast of Colombia and is more like the Carribean, hence the electic mix of Spanish, native Indian and African influences. It is the 5th largest city in Colombia, but the first largest in terms of tourism... and there were certainly lots of Americans about. The old city is really pretty and Spanish looking, apart from a …
... was nothing exciting about the mall. These are pretty generic in any part of the world it seems.
We walked back to our accommodation and got really really hot. We arrived and turned the air con on in our room to try and make a cool sanctuary in the outrageous heat. We planned what we were going to do tomorrow before we headed off to bed.
In summary of Cartagena. Cartagena is mainly famous for its historic old town. There is certainly a lot ...
... who what. Preliminary expense reporting puts our cost at about $80 per person, for food, which includes breakfast and dinner tomorrow, and about $40 per person for our maid/ cook...what a deal! So with that out of the way we concentrate on how to properly celebrate the new year. Erin has been diligently searching the net for a decent Chinese restaurant. So far the best Erin can come up with is to avoid John Hing's (health inspection issues). We decide to trust our fate to a ...
... he doesn't want me tagging along which makes me apprehensive as I don't know what to do and don't really know anyone else and don't want to be alone on new yrs. mixed views on hostel - possibly the nicest rooftop ever I've seen for a hostel - open air, lots of hammocks and swinging double beds but couldn't check in til 3, hostel seemed dirty, lots of bugs in room and staff really seemed unfriendly. They're probably tired of hearing the same questions but still that's their ...
... it's the cover photo of the Lonely Planet Colombia Guide). We succeeded in getting hammocks on the ground level the first night and then in the upper shelter on the second night.
On our second day in Tayrona we climbed up to El Pueblicito. It was a tough uphill climb over boulders and rocks, made even more demanding by the 35 degree heat. It was well worth the effort though as once up there we were alone in wandering around the deserted town. Our little ...