Karmairi Hotel Spa
What We Love
- Small yet inviting pool, plus a wide beachfront that’s almost completely deserted
- Superb menu of Mediterranean small plates and entrees, with Mediterranean and Asian touches
- On-site wellness program that uses juice tonics, coconut and bamboo massages to detox
What To Know
- Children 14 and under are not permitted at the property
- There’s little within walking distance of the hotel, so you’ll need a car or taxi to get anywhere
- Only a few front rooms have an ocean view, and the inner garden and street views are nothing special
- Service is sometimes a little too laid-back
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Rustic, tropical and hip. Natural elements are emphasized throughout, but not at the expense of style. Seashells appear in mosaic designs, river pebbles make up walls and floors, and you can’t take two steps without encountering a bamboo design accent. Intricately hand-carved wooden pieces in the lobby and on the patios add an Eastern touch that blends seamlessly with the palm trees and the beachy vibe of the common areas.
Bed and Bath
While the mostly white bathrooms are more functional than fashionable, the bedrooms keep up the rustic decor of the public spaces, with vendeaguja thatch roofs woven by artisans in the Sinu Valley and hand-carved headboards. Little touches such as flowered pillowcases and armchairs made of natural fibers add to the beachy vive, though LCD TVs and high-thread-count sheets remind you that you’re not exactly roughing it.
The hub of activity is the open-air ground floor, particularly the restaurant and bar area, which is sandwiched between reception and the pool. A full juice bar and a list of tropical cocktails (you’ll sample fresh fruit juices at checkin) set up a diverse menu of regional plates with eclectic touches, such as lulo ceviche, octopus carpaccio with chimichurri sauce, and fish cooked inside a bijao leaf — all available poolside at your intricately carved Balinese daybed. Though small, the spa has a surprisingly long list of specialty treatments, which are given in bamboo cabins facing the hotel’s wide expanse of beachfront.
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Our hotel stay was exceptional. Customer service was excellent. Our room had a great ocean view, clean with modern amenities. I loved the rooms decoration and design of the hotel. The staff are very friendly and attentive.
We had a few days of perfect rest away from all.
Our hotel stay was exceptional. Customer service at is best. Our room had a great ocean view, clean with modern amenities. The staff are very friendly and trust me I have been staying in many hotels in US and abroad...but Karmairi is by far the #1 in customer service and quality.
I went to spend the day at the hotel's pool and beach, loved the hotel and service, great food at the restaurant. If you want to stay some days at the beach in Cartagena and relax this is definitely the place! About 25 min from Cartagena's center (ciudad amurallada)
Spent the day here for my partners birthday, and what an amazing day it was. The staff were all really nice and helpful, especially Jimmy. We laid by the pool on a beautiful day, ordering cocktails, and snacks, taking advantage of the great pool side service. The food at this place was also amazing, We thoroughly enjoyed a romantic dinner together.
We spent my birthday here, what a perfect day, great staff - jimmy went out of his way to get whatever we needed, amazing food and cocktails. Couldn't fault it. If you're in Cartagena, you need to stay at least 1 day here. Place is absolute bliss!