San Basilio De Palenque

Municipio de Mahates, Corregimiento de MalaganaCartagena130001Colombia
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About San Basilio De Palenque

An attractive guest house with a sunny outdoor swimming pool, San Basilio De Palenque offers a quiet, natural setting about six kilometres from the historic village of San Basilio de Palenque, a UNESCO heritage site in the hinterland of Cartagena, Colombia.

A private bathroom with a shower is featured in every guest room. A flat-screen television and free Wi-Fi are also standard amenities. Some rooms open onto a balcony with a leafy view.

Travellers are welcome to lounge in the hammocks near the pool, or unwind with a good book in the library. San Basilio De Palenque also offers guided sightseeing tours and boat trips. Free parking is provided on site.

A delicious continental breakfast is available every morning. Hungry travellers will also find several casual restaurants within walking distance. These include Mesa de Fritos Malagana, about 15 minutes away on foot.

The World Heritage Site centre of Cartagena is about 44 kilometres away. The Los Colorados Wildlife Sanctuary is a 40-kilometre drive away.


Municipio de Mahates, Corregimiento de Malagana, Cartagena, 130001, Colombia
Telephone: +57(312)6810977 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • Room service

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Satellite TV
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Warm hospitality

Travellers rave about the kind, attentive staff, noting their genuine commitment to making everyone feel welcome and comfortable in the hotel. The owner of the property is also described as friendly and knowledgeable about the area. Guests appreciate his assistance with arranging transportation to the village of Palenque, as well as his sightseeing suggestions.

A relaxed, peaceful atmosphere

Though the hotel is located just off a main highway, making it convenient for onward travel to Cartagena or day trips to nearby Palenque, the design of the building and the tropical landscaping creates a sort of a peaceful "oasis" that appeals to many guests. The pool and the hammocks are particularly inviting after a day of sightseeing or travelling. Guests also appreciate that the decor of the property reflects the area's unique culture and history.

Great local flavours

Travellers generally enjoy the local cuisine on offer for breakfast and dinner.

Negative Reviews

A bit of wear and tear

Though the hotel is often described as reasonably clean and attractive, guests have reported a few general maintenance concerns, such as broken door knobs.

Wi-Fi is not the strongest

Travellers have commented that the Wi-Fi is not entirely reliable at the hotel, especially in the guest rooms.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 18 reviews across the web
8.3 /10
8.3 out of 10 based on 18 reviews