Hotel Dorado Plaza Punta Arena

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Overview of Hotel Dorado Plaza Punta Arena

Hotel Dorado Plaza Punta Arena

3.0 star property
Cartagena beachfront hotel with outdoor pool and restaurant

6.4/10 Good

42 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
Map
Isla de Tierrabomba, Sector Isla Arena, Cartagena, Bolivar, 130018
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free beach cabanas
  • Beach towels
  • Pool bar
  • Swim-up bar
  • Area shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Playa de Punta Arena - 1 min drive
  • Clock Tower - 29 min drive
  • Port of Cartagena - 22 min drive
  • Las Bovedas - 27 min drive
  • San Pedro - 27 min drive
  • Cartagena Cathedral - 27 min drive
  • Bolivar Square - 28 min drive
  • Plaza Santo Domingo - 28 min drive
  • Cartagena de Indias Convention Center - 28 min drive
  • Marbella Beach - 28 min drive

Getting around

  • Rafael Nunez Intl. Airport (CTG) - 30 min drive
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Hotel Dorado Plaza Punta Arena

Hotel Dorado Plaza Punta Arena puts you 4.7 mi (7.5 km) from Clock Tower. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool or grab a bite to eat at Restaurante, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights include a poolside bar, a snack bar/deli, and a terrace.

All inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at Hotel Dorado Plaza Punta Arena are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 46 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from noon - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 9:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must transfer via boat to the property; guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
  • The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Transfers to the property will be included for guests who register by 3 PM.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Parents must have child's birth certificate and photo ID*
  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 1 per room, up to 22 lbs)*
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
  • Pets must be supervised

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

Parking

  • No onsite parking

Offsite

  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Swim-up bar
  • Snack bar/deli

Taking the kids

  • Children stay free

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Beach volleyball

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Free beach cabanas
  • Beach towels

Facilities

  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool

Accessibility

  • In-room accessibility
  • Well-lit path to entrance

Languages spoken

  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony
  • Yard
  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

All inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at Hotel Dorado Plaza Punta Arena are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Dining

Restaurante - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • For stays on or after January 1, 2023, residents of Colombia and non-residents staying 60 consecutive days or more will be charged a 19% national sales tax by the property at the time of stay. Travelers on a tourist visa will not be required to pay this tax. The tax may be charged where a room is shared by a taxable and a non-taxable guest.

Optional extras

  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • If you are traveling with a child, your property may require you to present the following documents: Parents traveling into Colombia with a child under 18 may be required to present the child's birth certificate and photo ID (passport for non-Columbian citizens) upon check-in. If a relative or legal guardian is traveling into Colombia with the child, that relative or legal guardian may be required to present a notarized consent of travel signed by both parents and a copy of both parents' ID. If only one parent is traveling into Colombia with the child, that parent may be required to present a notarized consent of travel signed by the other parent. Visitors who plan to travel with children should consult with a Colombian consulate office prior to travel for further guidance.

Pets

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of COP 60000 per pet, per stay

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Hotel Isla Arena Plaza
Hotel Isla Arena Plaza Tierra Bomba Island
Isla Arena Plaza Tierra Bomba Island
Isla Arena Plaza
Hotel Isla Arena Plaza
Dorado Plaza Punta Arena
Hotel Dorado Plaza Punta Arena Hotel
Hotel Dorado Plaza Punta Arena Cartagena
Hotel Dorado Plaza Punta Arena Hotel Cartagena

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

6.4

Good

7.0/10

Cleanliness

6.7/10

Staff & service

5.0/10

Amenities

5.7/10

Property conditions & facilities

6.0/10

Eco-friendliness

8/10 Very Good

Eric, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

2/10 Poor

I can believe the expidia will have a place like this in there page. Three star this place is not even half a star
Luismorales, 4-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

There its nothing to like about service was poor cleaness was poor overall a awfull expirience
Miguel, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Nice beach, nice staff, big rooms, Hotel facilities poor. For one or two days will be ok
1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

For the locals only
They lied they said they had a gym live performances yoga and Zumba etc
6-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

4/10 Fair

Below my expectations
The Beach was beautiful and the building itself had much character but the services was terrible. They did not mention the wrist bands until we realized we couldn't eat without them. There were no restaurants on the Island so we had no choice but to each on the hotel. The food was awful. Deep fried corn bread, definitely not what I would consider an AREPA. Coffee was terrible they ran out of Milk. The staff was somewhat friendly. I presume they did the best with what they had. Do not bring Babies, there are No highchairs and the rooms do not have a fridge to store milk. Room was clean, cleaning staff was great.
Veronica, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

You get what what you pay for
The place is super run down and not very well kept. The service is hit and miss. Some people are super attentive some not so much. Pool closes at 6. Área is not very safe, but it's an ok place to get away from the city.
2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

6/10 Good

Good for a night on the island, but not more.
I decided to stay here with my girlfriend for one night only. The hotel clearly had lost its charm many years ago - it was just continuing to run without causing much of a stir. Very spartan room, however everything was clean and worked. Service was very good, but it looked more like some patron's forgotten villa then a luxurious beach front hotel.
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very Good

Great place, needs the right guest.
Wonderful place, with customer oriented staff. A little run down and got allergies in the room. The shower was very minimal. If you're used to traveling in 3rd world countries and appreciate the difficulties of running a hotel on a remote island, I'd recommend this place. Otherwise it would be challenging.
Verified Hotels.com guest review

6/10 Good

Beautiful beach, not much nightlife.
The beach was fabulous, the water is fantastic. The staff was super friendly. Nice hotel for those seeking to relax. If you like a little more excitement (night clubs, casinos, shopping, etc.), you will probably be bored, and getting on and off the island is a bit complicated, as they only have small boat service coming back and forth from the mainland.
Verified Expedia guest review