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Beautiful Caribbean Climate, rich history that has celebrated in all epochs of time, vivid and vibrant architecture; all can be found at the “Jewel of the Indies’ the gorgeous Cartagena! This picturesque walled city sits on the Caribbean Coast of Colombia and is home to many wonders for all those who wish to explore crevices of its splendor. Cartagena has a lot to offer being that is remains a melting pot of cultures and with the latest series of chic cafes, upscale restaurants, heart-warming street food and luxury hotels, this city is a travelers dream come true.
Read on to discover the best rated luxury and boutique hotels in Cartagena to experience this city in style and the best comfort money can buy!
Nestled in the very heart of the walled city is a boutique restaurant that is the ultimate blend of history and modernity. Anandá Hotel Boutique by Cosmos is only a 50minute walk away from the beach. This fabulous hotel offers an outdoor pool, a wellness center and a spa to deliver the ultimate relaxing time for you and your loved ones.
23 rooms and suites designed keeping in mind the colonial design are complete with balconies. Don’t be fooled, the style may speak 1500’s but the facilities and comforts are utterly modern and contemporary. Air-conditioned rooms with Wi-Fi, a rooftop terrace with a hot tub, an indoor heated pool, a work-area with a classic desk make the rooms perfect to stay in. Want to enjoy some mindless entertainment? Dvd player with a flat-screen TV and a mini-bar at your service. Are you craving for something special? Cooked to order breakfast and all sorts of cuisine can be enjoyed at the hotel’s restaurant.
Near the house of the world-renowned Nobel Prize Laureate and literary Gabriel García Márquez lies the Hotel Casa La Fe beautifying Cartagena’s historic center with its charm. This hotel is set in a republican house with a sun terrace that compliments the city-skyline in a beautiful manner. Rooftop pool offers a view of the historic center of the city while the abundance of flowers decorating the hotel are a great mood-lifter!
Guests can enjoy the feel of classical hand-crafted furniture and rooms with republican tiled floors, air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi and the a la-carte breakfast is definitely a great start to your day! Need an energizer? Coffee is available 24/7! Need we say more?
What better place to spend your days than in a luxurious boutique hotel nestled in the center of the old town? Alfiz Hotel has given a modern twist to the colonial building dating back to around 300 years old that is now brimming with modern amenities. Every room is tastefully decorated with décor that pays an ode to different periods of history and time. The hotel is merely a block away from l the oldest square in Cartagena, Plaza de Bolívar, while another block away lays the Cathedral.
Those who love reading will certainly appreciate the quaint reading room or take a quick dip in the indoor swimming pool in the internal patio. Lazy days can be made better with satellite TV and a flat-screen. Breakfast in the room, a mini-bar and eating area are all made available to your disposal.
Minutes away from the Trinidad square and in the vicinity of the Cartagena de Indias convention center is the Allure Chocolat by Karisma Hotels and Resorts in Cartagena. This 4-star boutique hotel features 72 rooms full with modern amenities and recreation options such as outdoor pool, a garden or the rooftop terrace for scenic views. Besides satellite TVs, iPod docking stations are available for the best entertainment with complementary internet access. Feel like partying? Baby-sitting facilities are also rendered at surcharges.
Complementary buffet breakfast, limited hour’s room service, poolside bars and lounges are all available at your culinary pleasure. 24 Hours business center will interest those who like to work and play simultaneously.
Cartagena will not run short of gorgeous colonial era and style mansions that have been restored to let guests enjoy the true feel of their royal glory and charm. This 18th century boutique hotel built by a Spanish nobleman and the place certainly has touches of that glorious era with painted ceilings, marble statues carved intricately, Moorish reminisces, ocher walls and fortunate that dates back to that era.
A series of towering palm trees swaying go the wind grace the larger patio while the courtyard at the back makes way to a welcoming swimming pool. 11 rooms complete with royally gorgeous décor and furnishings, ceilings that leave you awe-struck, an elevator and a garden that is just perfect for the evening stroll await your arrival at this heavenly retreat.
Less than 5 minutes away from the India Catalina monument, in the San Pedro Mártir Street, is a colonial-style mansion that hosts this elegant hotel. From being the family house of a rich Cuban mulatto to the venue of a Spanish-versus-black battle celebration, then a famous Turkish bakery and finally converted into a hotel, this house is full of history. Its décor is a mix between French colonial details such as carved pillars and Colombian handcrafted items and antiques.
Here you can enjoy 8 luxury rooms, a beautiful courtyard, a terrace with access to a swimming pool and a hot tub and if you want to relax even more, a cozy spa with 4 treatment rooms is open to guests and public. Reception is open 24/7 and the hotel offers a 24-hour medical assistance, plus free Wi-Fi. You can have a typical Cartagena breakfast or the San Pedro classic breakfast delivered to your room at no additional cost. You don’t want to miss this relaxing and antique atmosphere with personalized customer service for your comfort.
Located in a 17th century restored building in the heart of the walled city, this small hotel offers its guests elegance, privacy, comfort and service – its four founding principles, as Quadrifolio stands for a 4 leaf clover. Ranked 9.7 of 10 by Booking.com users and named as the 2015 Best Classic Hotel in America at the Boutique Hotel Awards, this place is a luxurious stay.
With its unique Spanish colonial style, you can find 8 spacious deluxe suites with large social areas, a heated pool and a jacuzzi on a rooftop terrace. Every room has one king size or 2 double beds with fine linens, LED TV, air conditioning and ceiling fan, electronic safe box, plus a minibar, a music stereo and free WI-FI so you can have fun. Other amenities include a spa, a restaurant, concierge service and a private speedboat for 18 passengers. The hotel is available for business and social events too, with 2 conference rooms and catering service. Also it is 1 block away from the beach!
In downtown Cartagena, this colonial house built during the 17th century was completely restored into loft rooms with a boutique hotel ambiance. Its location is perfect since it is really close to restaurants, squares, churches and museums. Casa Claver has 5 comfortable loft rooms for both short and long term stays that meet all high safety standards and keep a modern, simple decor style. This has made the hotel earn several Trip Advisor prizes.
Breakfast is served in your room, in the dining room or in the terrace -whatever you prefer- but the terrace can be the best option because it has a great view of the city, ideal for contemplation and rest. Plus it has a relaxing pool. There is free Wi-Fi for business or leisure and the hotel provides a transportation service from and to the airport for a truly comfort experience.
This 5-star boutique hotel’s architecture dates back to the 18th century but its current design is cutting edge and is influenced by the culture of Palenque de San Basilio. Travelers can enjoy all the amenities of a luxury hotel in the historic center of Cartagena, from where the Walled City, the Clock Tower and the beach are easily accessible.
It has the basics for relaxation: swimming pool with a panoramic view, spa with sauna, Jacuzzi and Turkish bath, a chill out area and a sun terrace. However, for work activities there is a fully equipped business center and a bar to end the night with fun. You can choose between 28 exclusive rooms including a presidential suite with colonial and modern design touches.
Within the fort walls of the historical center of Cartagena, Casa del Coliseo is located in a 17th century colonial building that was restored to add the features of the 21st century: luxury and comfort. Walking down the Calle del Coliseo, you will find a discreet entrance to the hotel, but a “romantic colonial sanctuary” is what lies inside once you enter.
The hotel has 3 floors. There are 5 spots for commerce on the 1st one, then on the mezzanine 12 rooms are situated and on the 2nd floor 2 grand common areas are designed for social meetings. A vintage spiral staircase leads to the 3rd floor where the fun is. A nice terrace with a swimming pool, a BBQ area, a pergola and chaise lounges are set to enjoy the tropical afternoons of the Caribbean. Guests can book a single room or the entire house! The best part is its location, 10 minutes away from the airport, 5 from Bocagrande, and close to the main cultural attractions of the city.
Casa San Agustin is in a league of its own. A colonial style mansion has been transformed without taking away from its original glory to give life to this stunning luxury hotel in Cartagena. 11 suites and 20 guestrooms complete with all the facilities one could ask for are at your disposal at this expensive yet splendid hotel. The architecture is a testament to the olden city from the 17t century and is reflected in the high wooden beamed ceilings, tasteful décor to original frescoes at its Library.
The Acasí Private Beach is the epitome of a tranquil getaway complete with luxurious loungers and the blue waves kissing the shoreline. Treat yourself to the Aurum spa and forget all your worries as you drift off to the most peaceful sleep later.
Easily celebrated as the most luxurious hotel in Cartagena the Charleston Santa Teresa is the most resplendent amalgam of the contemporary era and the historical roots of the city. Charleston Santa Teresa is indeed ranked among the best luxurious hotels in the country and features dual connected buildings and 87 rooms and suites! Talk about being spoiled for choice! From the classic room to the premier deluxe room, each room will offer a luxurious experience according to your budget.
A hot tub, pools, stunning décor, bathtubs in the bathrooms, mini bar, satellite TV, cozy bathrobes and toiletries-you name it they have it. Only 2 blocks away from the sea, guests can directly book fun activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving trips via the hotel.
Situated on the Aduana Square and just 5-minutes away from the rolling blue of the Caribbean sea, this luxurious hotel maintain a prime spot in the walled-city. From your personal coffee machine in the room to ultra-modern toiletries such as hair dryers, this hotel will not leave you wanting for anything more. Pool bar with a menu, free Wi-Fi and outdoor pool and a terrace to enjoy the panoramic view of the city awaits you at Sophia Hotel.
Guests can visit the infamous Gold Museum, which is only a 100 meters away from the hotel and the Bolivar park too!
Another stunning property located in the very heart of the colorful city of Cartagena is the Bastión Luxury Hotel. Santo Toribio church can be accessed easily since it is next to the hotel, while Rafael Núñez International Airport is merely 15 minutes away by car. This hotel features a 16th century building infused with the contemporary touch after it was remodeled.
This luxurious hotel boasts an on-site gourmet restaurant called the ‘El Gobernad’ for hearty meals while amenities include marvelous private bathroom with the uber deluxe Loto del Sur toiletries. Fancy is an understatement! Complete with a rooftop, pool and shared lounge, your stay at this hotel will be worth the bucks!
The epitome of grace and elegance dipped in ivory and gold is the Mansión Tcherassi merely 500m away from Cartagena’s Gold Museum. Completely with a spa, this 250 years old colonial mansion came to life after a 2 year extensive restoration project that has made it even more exquisite. Guests are expected to find all the modern comforts and facilities to their disposal with seven suites and rooms complete with rich wood floors, high ceilings, private bathrooms, a fully functional spa offering a myriad of services, and a vertical garden with over 3000 local plants.
In a privileged location close to the beach Pescadores in Cartagena, this hotel that once was a convent built in 1621 is a symbol of luxury par excellence. Its combination of history and modernity, colonial architecture and contemporary comfort, makes it into one of the best hotels you can stay in when in “the Heroic City”. Since 1995 this 5-star French hotel offers 123 rooms including 20 suites, 6 meeting rooms and an auditorium with a 300 people capacity equipped with high tech for every kind of event. It also has an outside pool, a fitness center, a Hammam (Turkish bath), a massage room and a concierge at your disposal.
If you are on a business trip, you will find a high speed Internet connection, an assisted business center and services such as dry cleaning and ironing, photocopying and printing and translation/interpretation. Connected rooms and babysitting services are available for those traveling in family and for the most daring ones there is a quality sports offer. Everything a guest wants in a hotel the Sofitel Legend Santa Clara has it.
Located in the Bocagrande district of Cartagena in front of the ocean, this luxury hotel is the perfect option for experiencing real comfort. It features 285 rooms, including 28 suites and 24 residences, a spa with 6 treatment rooms, 4 pools with ocean view, a 24-hour fitness center with 2 steam rooms, a Regency Club Lounge and nothing but 1,200 square meters of space for meetings and events! Guests can enjoy Caribbean authentic dishes at Kokaú Signature Restaurant & Bar and the open air Amacagua Grill & Bar.
Dazzle yourself with the wonderful views every room in the Hyatt offers through its large windows, whether it’s the Caribbean sea or the Cartagena Port, astonishing landscapes lie outside for you to enjoy. This hotel combines thoughtful amenities with the warm environment that is distinctive of Colombia.
The Dann Cartagena Hotel is nestled on El Laguito neighborhood, in Bocagrande, an area where the hotel industry is growing and is just 15 minutes from the airport. Among the prizes it has won thanks to high quality service standards, winning the World Luxury Hotel Awards in 2017 is something to be proud of.
What amenities can be found in this hotel? A swimming pool with Jacuzzi for adults and children and direct access to the beach! This is the only hotel in Bocagrande that offers this benefit. Also a massage outdoor area provides a innovative relaxing experience. At Bucaneros restaurant, guests can taste delicious international dishes, traditional Cartagena food and seafood coupled with exquisite cocktails and tropical drinks. 104 rooms with view to the beach or the city are available for you to rest like never.
Only 15 minutes away from the airport, in front of the Bocagrande beaches, an impressive building tends to catch everyone’s attention. It’s the Dubai Hotel, a luxurious stay offer that features a unique Arab theme. It has 30 floors! On the last one, a viewpoint is the best place to contemplate the amazing landscapes of Cartagena and to take great pictures.
There are plenty of rooms with bay, beach or city views and all the standard amenities. In the buffet restaurant there are several options of typical and international cuisine and the breakfast is served in a cafeteria, while cocktails and drinks are offered in a bar with ocean view. There are infinite pools facing the beach, a gym and an event hall for business or social meetings. If you dare, you can walk through a crystal floor on the 29th floor from where the city is seen.
Located in the commercial and touristic area of Bocagrande, this 14 floors luxury hotel dazzles tourists with its modern design. Its 200 rooms have 4-layer windows that reduce the outside noise just so you can have a real resting stay. You will have whatever you need to feel comfortable: blackout curtains, folding bed, cradle for babies, ironing station, safe box, air conditioner/heating system, telephone, flat screen TV, stereo, minibar, desk, coffee machine, bathroom amenities and even anti asthma/allergies products! What else could you ask for?
The buffet breakfast is on the house but for the other meals you will find many restaurants near the hotel. Business meetings can be hosted in here too, in the business center and the 6 meeting rooms available with free high-speed internet. There are 2 children pools (indoor and outdoor) and one for adults, all with lifeguard. The added value of Holiday Inn Cartagena is the language interpretation service and the IHG Green Engage system that allows to measure and manage the hotel’s environmental impact.
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