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"Food need a lot of work not so good throughout the stay and to top it off ended up getting food poisoning eating salmon on my last night " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 03 Mar 2021

Hotel Description

3.5-star beachfront property with 4 outdoor pools

On the beach

You'll be within 9 miles (15 km) of National Aviary of Colombia and 12 miles (20 km) of Blanca Beach. Corales del Rosario National Park and Baru Church are within 12 miles (20 km).


This smoke-free property features a full-service spa, a nightclub, and 4 restaurants. Spend a day at the beach surfing, or relax with sun loungers and beach umbrellas. Families will appreciate the children's pool, onsite laundry facilities, and supervised childcare.

WiFi, flat-screen TVs

The 366 guestrooms offer flat-screen TVs with cable channels, along with WiFi and in-room massages. Ceiling fans, hair dryers, and showers are also available.

Standard Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Ocean Front Plus Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standar Plus Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Decameron Baru - All inclusive ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.0 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Decameron Baru - All inclusive

Everyone (4) Couples (1)
4 out of 5
Food need a lot of work not so good throughout the stay and to top it off ended up getting food poisoning eating salmon on my last night

Posted by on Mar 3, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 4, 2021 by Gerencia

Dear guest, We are concerned about his comments about his experience. Please send us his contact information to communicate and know in detail what happened during his stay. We stay tuned. Sincerely, GENERAL MANAGEMENT

3 out of 5
The beach is beautiful but I did not have a pleasant experience. They charge additional Internet fees at very high prices. The room and bathroom cleaning is very bad. Be prepared to deal with a very uncomfortable troop of salesmen stalking guests everywhere in the facilities trying to sell Decameron annual packages.

Posted by , from Lima on Oct 29, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 31, 2018 by GERENCIA GENERAL

Dear Mr. Gonzalo, We appreciate the time you have spent sharing your experience with us at our hotel. We apologize for the inconvenience caused by our sales promoters, we are implementing a strategy to identify guests who have already received the information to avoid being addressed in more than one occasion. Regarding the cost of the wiffi service, we will upload your comment to our administration to be evaluated. We will extend your comment about the cleaning of the room and bathroom to our Head of Housekeeper. We would like you to give us a second chance to visit us to have the pleasure to serve you as you deserve it and make your next vacation an unforgettable experience. Cordially, GENERAL MANAGEMENT Decameron Baru

1 out of 5

Beautiful place...but that is about it!

Pros: The entertainers are really great for kids, the only saving grace for us at this place (its views) & an entertainer by the stage name of Arequipe! T
Cons: Staff service to members, all the staff members seemed annoyed when you asked for something. especially when dining at the buffet or at the snack bar
Location: Everything is not included at this all inclusive. Anything you want to do at their must pay for.
If you are staying less than 5 days, they do not care about you. DO NOT COME HERE FOR A WEEKEND get away. My family of 4 went for a weekend get away of 2 nights before returning to home from 2 week vacation in Colombia. You are not allowed to dine in the their restaurants on your 1st night there, NO MATTER WHAT. So you pay for a night but cant enjoy what they offer on the 1st night. You HAVE to eat at their buffet...which is just OK & super repetitive. I was there 2 nights & it was the same food choices. You have to reserve a dinner table for their restaurants at 8AM of that day, so there goes relaxing or sleeping in on your vacation. If you get there at 8:30 AM the line is long & you will miss out, as we did. I asked the Manager why they don't have enough space for their guests & he said there is always room if you stay here 5 days. He said eventually you will get to get a spot but because I was only there 2 nights it doesn't give them time to fit us in. I already told him we robbed of our 1 nights dine at their restaurants & now the 2nd as well. He said if I came back at 3PM to the lobby he would check if any one had cancelled. Again...i would have to walk all the way to reception desk & waste my vacation time to check with him. They do not understand guest services here or accommodate to anyone. Instead of the manager checking in on me or their staff following up. Leaving me a message or a note...i gave to track him down. Wifi is not free & its $/hour

Posted by , from New Jersey on Jul 19, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 31, 2017 by GERENCIA GENERAL

Dear Mr. Rick, Regarding the theme of dinner reservations for à la carte restaurants, we inform you that we are working on the development of an APP so that our guests can make the reservation and improve the quality of our services. We emphasize that our buffet has 14 menus for breakfast and lunch and 12 themed festivals. Cordially, CANDELARIO MORENO NORIEGA General Manager

3 out of 5

not happy

Too expensive, too complicated, to many stairs. You have walk a lot for everything. You have to get your drink and by the time u get where u sitting is hot. I did not like it, beautiful view, but they have to improve their way of making the customer happy and make arrangements to make customers relax and not walk a lot.

Posted by , from g on Feb 25, 2017

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4 out of 5

Vacation in Baru.

Pros: Scenic location, entertainment shows/disco/beach/pools/tennis. Very friendl staff.
Cons: Add free Wifi, change the dining arrangements to allow more sittings at the restaurants.
Location: Rented a boat to visit many beautiful island locations. Visit Cartagena, forts and walled city were fun.
Spectacular location, enormous facility, very friendly staff, very clean and modern rooms with scenic ocean view. Draw backs, had to pay for WIFI, is this to keep people off their cell phones or to make a few dollars? Room had no hot water. Number one turn off, which I found was the same in San Andres aquarium hotel, you must wake at 8:00 am, wait in line, to make a reservation for dinner at one of the fine restaurants they have. Otherwise you eat at the mediocre buffet. Why not have more sittings available?

Posted by , from Miami on Aug 20, 2016

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All-inclusive Details

This property is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities and taxes are included.

Food and beverages

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included

Activities and facilities/equipment
All non-motorized water sports are included.

Water activities

  • Kayaking

Land activities
  • Tennis

  • Dancing


  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Access to onsite clubs

Not included

  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Offsite tours

  • Kayaking included
  • Access to onsite nightclubs included
  • Dancing classes/lessons included
  • Taxes included
  • Onsite entertainment and activities included
  • A la carte dining included
  • Gratuities included
  • All meals included
  • Tennis included
  • Food and beverage restrictions apply
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services not included
  • Childcare not included
  • All available beverages included
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services not included
  • Activities/services from independent operators not included
  • Offsite tours not included
  • All non-motorized water sports included

Property Features

Decameron Baru - All inclusive is an all-inclusive property. Room rates include meals and beverages at onsite restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. Lie back and work on your tan with relaxing beach amenities like umbrellas and sun loungers. At Decameron Baru - All inclusive you can cool off in one of the 4 outdoor swimming pools and indulge in a pampering afternoon at the full-service spa. There are 4 restaurants on site, along with a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. This all-inclusive property also offers a children's pool, a health club, and a garden. Free self parking is available. This 3.5-star Cartagena property is smoke free.

  • 366 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 4 dining venues
  • Built in 2010
  • Nightclub
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Deli
  • Supervised kid's activities
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Bellhop
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 4
  • Children's pool
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)


Free self parking


  • Airport: Rafael Nunez Intl. Airport (CTG) (41.5 km / 25.8 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Decameron Baru - All inclusive offers 366 accommodations with hair dryers and ceiling fans. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include showers. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. In-room massages and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe (surcharge)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Buffet Portonao - This buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Pesca del día - This seafood restaurant serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Il Forno - This restaurant serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Asia Asia - This theme restaurant serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Nearby Activities

4 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include a health club.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Kayaking on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Windsurfing on site

Spa Services

Gaia Spa has massage/treatment rooms and outdoor treatment areas. Massages are available on the beach and in the spa; other services include facials, body wraps, and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, and thalassotherapy. The spa is equipped with Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily.

  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Massages on beach
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Thalassotherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible parking

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 6:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are not washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation might be required for some facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • For stays on or after January 1, 2022, 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.

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 4 per hour (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 4 per hour (rates may vary)
  • In-room safe fee: USD 3 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Visitors traveling with a child may be required by the property to present the following documents: At check-in, parents traveling into Colombia with a child under 18 may be obligated to present the child's birth certificate and photo ID (passport for foreign visitors). If a relative or legal guardian is traveling into Colombia with the child, that relative or legal guardian may be obligated to present a notarized consent of travel signed by both parents, along with 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 planning to travel with children should consult a Colombian consulate office in advance of travel for additional guidance.
  • To get to the property, guests need to transfer by boat. Transfers need to be confirmed in advance by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the property before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.
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