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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 …
... cathedral, visited the local market place and
experienced a sand storm!
So happy that we had the Panama Canal adventure, it was quite a lesson in engineering.
Columbia's Old Town Cartagena was beautifully maintained and a lot of fun. The main City of Cartagena is growing by leaps and bounds.
Get ready for some LOCAL COLOR!
... 8 with the day's groceries. I sleep in til about 9 and decide we need to get going. Erin and my sister follow shortly. We are greated with a wonderful but simple breakfast ... freshly squeezed lulu juice, fresh cantalope and mango, followed by arrapas and eggs. Super delicious! Erin asks Jacqueline about Wi-Fi and she finds the network ID and password... Yah! We are back connected..ready to surf, post, send messages, get Spanish translation, ...
... into some emerald stores only to find a much smaller selection than Bogota and a lot more expensive too, I'm glad I already got my earrings. For dinner we wandered to plaza San Diego first but it liked far too expensive for us so we walked around a bit admiring the architecture before finding ourselves in plaza Trinidad and sampling some street food. We had heard good things and were not disappointed by our patacones con todo. They were very different ...
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