Hotel Capilla del Mar
Once the height of luxury for rich Colombians hitting the Bocagrande strip, this hotel has more than stood the test of time, proving over the years that there's no beating a sea view and a beachfront breakfast.
It's name means "chapel of the sea", and despite its advancing years, seaside pilgrims continue to flock to Capilla del Mar'srooftop pool, the comfortable rooms and Capilla de Mar's eternally popular junior suites, that come with their own private balconies, absolutely perfect for pushing the boat out for a romantic weekend in Cartagena.
What helps this landmark tower stand out from the rest of Bocagrande's older breed of beachfront hotels is the classic architecture and perfectly proportioned rooms.
Owned by one of Cartagena's most traditional families, a stay in this beachfront beauty, gives a great sense of Cartagena's history as the top tourist destination for Colombians over the years.
It's very much a local business catering to the local market and we love it for its history, it's privileged position on the Bocagrande promenade and as a budget friendly hotel option that never fails to deliver a top-notch experience.
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THIS IS WHAT WE LOVE
* The classic architecture, including generous private balconies and a classic rooftop pool * Waking up to an full American breakfast at one of Cartagena's finest beachfront restaurants
* An affordable hotel in Cartagena that doesn't leave too much of a dent in your wallet
* Having the Bocagrande beach right on the doorstep and being less than 10 minutes from the old town's cultural attractions
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
* The hotel is owned by the same people that own Hotel Las Americas. Ask if you can spend the day in the beach resort to the north of the city.
* It's been around the block a few times. It's had a few facelifts but it's still an old hotel.
* The beach in Bocagrande can be a hectic experience. Choose to sit behind the rows of tents in Capilla del Mar's beach club and you won't be hassled nearly as much by the beach vendors.
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- Air Conditioning
- Dry cleaning
- Family rooms
- Swimming Pool
- Rooftop Terrace
- Meeting rooms
- Pets Allowed
- Airport Shuttle Service
- Wheel chair access
- Free Wi-Fi
- Concierge Service
- Room service
- Lounge bar
- Safe Deposit Box