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Aura Hotel Barú By Sport Barú

3-star beachfront hotel with restaurant, near Corales del Rosario National Park

  • Free WiFi in lobby and free parking
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S$152

Property renovations and closures

  • This property is closed from May 12 2021 to October 15 2021 (dates subject to change).

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Ensenada del Cholón Km. 26, Cartagena, 130017, Bolivar, Colombia
8.4.Very good.
  • Excelente hotel y atención recibida por todos sus trabajadores, el hotel es tranquilo,…

    Mar 6, 2021

  • The staff was nice, the facility was clean and desinfected. The best part is that it…

    Jan 17, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Fitness facilities
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
    • Non-smoking
    • Air Conditioning

    Property highlights

    Main amenities

    • 16 smoke-free guestrooms
    • Daily housekeeping
    • On a private beach
    • Restaurant and bar/lounge
    • Rooftop terrace
    • Breakfast available

    What’s around

    • On a private beach
    • Corales del Rosario National Park - 28 min walk
    • Blanca Beach - 12 mi / 19.3 km

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    Enter dates for 2 guests

    Guests
    • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
    • Superior Room
    • Superior Bungalow, Multiple Beds

    What’s around

    Landmarks

    • On a private beach
    • Corales del Rosario National Park - 28 min walk
    • Blanca Beach - 12 mi / 19.3 km

    Getting around

    • Rafael Nunez Intl. Airport (CTG) - 90 min drive
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    Ensenada del Cholón Km. 26, Cartagena, 130017, Bolivar, Colombia

    At a glance

    Hotel size

    • This hotel has 16 rooms
    • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors

    Arriving/leaving

    • Check-in time 3:00 PM-midnight
    • Check-out time is 11:30 AM
    • Express check-out

    Restrictions related to your trip

    • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

    Special check-in instructions

    To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. The hotel is located on an island and is accessible via speedboat. Departures from Cartagena to the property are daily at 8:30 AM and return at 3:30 PM, arriving back in Cartagena at 4:30 PM. Fees are payable at check-out.

    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 stay free (dogs and cats only)
    • Restrictions apply*
    • 1 per room (up to 11 lbs)

    Internet

    • Free WiFi in public areas

    Parking

    • Free onsite extended parking

    Other information

    • Smoke-free property
    *See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

    In the hotel

    Food and drink

    • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/lounge
    • Snack bar/deli
    • Beach bar
    • Room service (during limited hours)
    • Coffee/tea in a common area

    Things to do

    • On private beach
    • Beach sun loungers
    • Spa services on site
    • Kayaking on site
    • Motor boating on site
    • Ecotours nearby
    • Snorkeling nearby
    • Water skiing nearby
    • Beach umbrellas
    • Beach towels

    Services

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Concierge services
    • Tours/ticket assistance
    • Laundry facilities
    • Luggage storage
    • Wedding services

    Facilities

    • Number of buildings/towers - 3
    • Rooftop terrace
    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Television in common areas

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

    In the room

    Home comforts

    • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
    • Ceiling fan
    • Minibar
    • Iron/ironing board (on request)

    Sleep well

    • Turndown service

    Things to enjoy

    • Individually furnished

    Freshen up

    • Private bathroom
    • Rainfall showerhead
    • Shower only
    • Hair dryer

    More

    • Daily housekeeping
    • In-room safe
    • Access via exterior corridors

    Special features

    Spa

    Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include massages.

    Dining

    Sport Baru Restaurante - This beachfront family restaurant specializes in Caribbean cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

    Fees & policies

    Mandatory feesPay at property

    You'll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

    • 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.
    • Boat transfer per adult: COP 77000 (one-way)

    Optional extras

    • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of COP 20000 for adults and COP 20000 for children (approximately)
    • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of COP 120000 per person (roundtrip)
    • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (amount varies)

    Children & extra bedsPay at property

    • 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 foreign visitors) 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.

    PetsPay at property

    • Contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation for details on pet restrictions

    Pool, spa & gym (if applicable)Pay at property

    • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

    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.

    Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

    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.

    Contactless check-in is available.

    This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

    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, a smoke detector, a security system, 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.

    Transfers via boat and shuttle are required and must be arranged at least 72 hours before travel by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

    This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, debit cards and cash.

    Outside food and beverage are not permitted on the premises.

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    *See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

    FAQs

    • Yes, Aura Hotel Barú By Sport Barú does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
    • This property is closed from May 12 2021 to October 15 2021 (dates subject to change). The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
      • Fitness facilities
    • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
    • Yes, there's free extended parking.
    • Yes, cats and dogs stay free, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 11 lbs per pet.
    • You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:30 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge. Express check-out and contactless check-in are available.
    • Yes, Sport Baru Restaurante offers beachfront dining, Caribbean cuisine, and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Baru Playa Eco Beach Resort (2.2 mi), Playa Surf (6.6 mi), and Brisa y Sabor (6.8 mi).
    • Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking, volleyball, and motor boating. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy amenities like a private beach, spa services, and a garden.
    8.4.Very good.
    • 6.0.Good

      The property is very nice and the staff were friendly and helpful. The private beach is nice but the water isn’t as clean as you’d expect from the pictures and it’s only about waist deep at the deepest part of the marked parameter. The food in the restaurant was good and the cocktails were delicious ... but the prices are so high it is difficult to enjoy. Me and my girlfriend tried to eat lightly because I’d the prices and the total was still more than 500,000 pesos per day. Since the hotel is secluded you have no other options. After paying 400,000 for the room the bill from at the restaurant was a little disappointing.

      3 night romance trip, Jan 11, 2021

      Verified Orbitz guest review

    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Espectacular, vamos a volver!

      Es un hotel boutique convenientemente ubicado en la isla de Barú al frente de Cholón. El servicio es impecable, la comida es deliciosa y tienes la oportunidad de disfrutar la playa, la cual es pequeña pero muy hermosa. Con mi familia fui a hacer kayaking por la zona y lo pasmos super!

      Francisco, 2 night family trip, Nov 27, 2020

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      We loved everything about it - the location, staff, room, food. I highly recommend it!

      Patricia, 2 night trip with friends, Feb 26, 2020

      Verified Expedia guest review

    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Best hotel in Baru

      Every ody needs to stay here at least once. The food is UNBELIEVABLE. Kudos to Francia and Giacomo.

      Sandra, 2 night trip with friends, Feb 16, 2020

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    • 2.0.Poor

      The service was truly shocking and ruined our stay. Thank goodness we only booked for 3 nights. The staff are clueless and inattentive but worst of all, they just blame each other for the chaos. We spoke to the General Manager who explained they all need retraining. This guy should be sacked immediately for taking no responsibility and doing nothing to sort things in the present moment. Truly awful. Do not stay here.

      3 night trip with friends, Jan 2, 2020

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    • 8.0.Very good

      Nice stay, a bit overpriced for this type of hotel

      Staff was very friendly and the overall common areas as well as the room were clean and confortable. The vegetarian menu is very limited, breakfast was yummy and plenty though. The food and additional services such as body massages are a bit overpriced. They take long to get you the final total itemized receipt.

      Lilia, 3 night family trip, Dec 24, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Hotel location very far from airport, beach very small, at least have a ferry to Aguna Azul

      Stephane, 7 night romance trip, May 25, 2019

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    • 6.0.Good

      Algo que es muy importante es el agua, y ellos lo unico que tenian era botellas de 250 ml, por el cual se hacia muy cansador y costoso estar comprando a cada rato muchas botellas para llenar una grande. El desayuno tiene mucho por mejorar, no hay tantas opciones y la cantidad es muy pequeña

      2 night romance trip, May 16, 2019

      Verified Expedia guest review

    • 8.0.Very good

      Beautiful rooms with big, comfortable beds. Trees and flowers on the property. Lovely staff. The food could have been better, particularly the shrimp cocktail and desserts. The best part was the day trip out to Playa Azul. Though prices were high there and people were pushy, I still would have liked longer there (more than 2 hours).

      1 night family trip, Feb 19, 2019

      Verified Orbitz guest review

    • 6.0.Good

      Glorified hostel rather than resort

      I’ll start with the good things: Mitchell the bar tender is excellent (great mojitos and margaritas!). The restaurant was good (ceviche is excellent) and common areas were nice, especially the bathrooms by the restaurant/bar/beach which were nice and large. The beach is pretty big with decent lounge chairs and games everywhere (still not sure if that’s a plus or minus). Overall service was good. However, the room was more like a large empty closet with a window and bed. There were no night stands and no blankets on the bed other than sheets! The bathroom is tiny and there was no hot water. There was a mini fridge but no water bottles in the rooms even for purchase. The check-in and check-out process took way too long, but the receptionist was kind enough to help us arrange transportation from her cell phone. Overall this hotel felt more like a glorified hostel, but is a decent stay for one night in Baru especially for the price.

      Macy, 1 night romance trip, Feb 9, 2019

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