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The best hotels in Cartagena
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!
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Capacity: 20 rooms – 11 suites
Room types: Deluxe (38-77.9 sq m – 409-839 sq ft) / Suite Junior (79-93 sq m – 850-1001 sq ft) / Premium Suite (60 sq m – 645 sq ft) / Suite Prestige (143-161 sq m – 1539-1732 sq ft) / Suite del Virrey
Highlights: Private beach / Spa / Pool / Restaurant / Pool bar / Solarium
Services: 24h Concierge / 24h Room service / Wi-Fi / Bikes / Medical assistance / Tea at library
Prizes: TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice 2018 / Fodor’s 100 Hotel Awards 2013
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. The architecture is a testament to the olden city from the 17th century and is reflected in the high wooden beamed ceilings, tasteful décor to original frescoes at its library.
11 suites and 20 guestrooms complete with all the facilities one could ask for are at your disposal at this expensive yet splendid hotel. Guests have access to Wi-Fi, TV, air conditioning, a shower, and a king-sized bed. Suites offer an elegant living room, dining room, patio or terrace with Jacuzzi, or a balcony with street views. One for each need.
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. An old aqueduct with the appropriate adjustments turned into a wonderful indoor pool that is now the hotel’s corporate image. Last, Alma restaurant fusions the best flavors of Cartagena with international techniques and seasonal products.
We recommend this hotel to couples that look forward to spending a romantic holiday in Cartagena.
Capacity: 120 rooms – 25 suites
Room types: Classic (26-30 sq m – 279.8-323 sq ft) / Superior (34 sq m – 366 sq ft) / Deluxe (34 sq m – 366 sq ft) / Republican Junior Suite (70 sq m – 753 sq ft) / Colonial Junior Suite (40-72 sq m – 430-775 sq ft) / Duplex Suite (61-80 sq m – 656-861 sq ft) / Spa Suite (73 sq m – 785 sq ft) / Legend Suite (73 sq m – 785 sq ft) / Enrique Grau Suite (73 sq m – 785 sq ft) / Amaral Suite (216 sq m – 2325 sq ft) / Fernando Botero Presidential Suite (147 sq m – 1582t sq ft) / Villa Los Cocos (10 guests) / Villa Pierino (8 guests)
Highlights: Restaurant / Bar / Pool / Pool bar / Spa / Gym / Garden / Event hall
Services: Concierge / Tours / Personal training /Cultural and culinary experiences / Currency exchange / Business center / Boutique shops
Prizes: Forbes Travel Guide Recommended 2020 / Travel+Leisure World’s Best Awards 2020 / Traveller Made Grand Hotel Champions 2021 3rd Certification
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”.
You find a colonial and a republican area. On the third floor, there used to be the nuns’ cells with high ceilings and discreet windows. Today, the colonial suites take their place. The traditional courtyard with a well still stands, surrounded by lush local vegetation. Meanwhile, the guest rooms and republican and junior suites are in the buildings that served as the school for novices and servant rooms. A church converted into a grand hall and a crypt are remnants of the former convent.
Since 1995, this 5-star French hotel offers 125 rooms including 25 suites, 6 meeting rooms, and an auditorium with a 200 people capacity equipped with high tech for every kind of event. The rooms have balconies or terraces with courtyard or ramparts views, comfortable furniture, stylish décor, TV and sound system, butler service, and French products. Choose between the suites or a retreat in the island villas offered.
Sofitel Legend Santa Clara also has a 260 m2 outside pool, a fitness center, a Hammam (Turkish bath), 7 massage rooms, and a concierge at your disposal. Taste healthy and sustainable meals at the courtyard restaurant and enjoy the evenings in the pool and terrace bars.
If you are on a business trip, you will find a high-speed Internet connection, 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.
We recommend this hotel to couples, families, groups, and business travelers with a solid budget and curiosity for the city’s history.
Capacity: 8 suites
Room types: Junior Suite – Two beds (55 sq m – 592 sq ft) / Deluxe Junior Suite (35 sq m – 376 sq ft) / Special Junior Suite (42 sq m – 452 sq ft) / Special Junior Suite – Two beds (45 sq m – 484 sq ft)
Highlights: Heated pool / Rooftop terrace / Jacuzzi / Restaurant & bar / Private boat / Spa
Services: Concierge / Wi-Fi / Library /Event room / Catering
Prizes: Boutique Hotel Awards 2015 – Best Classic Hotel in America
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 with Netflix and Apple TV, air conditioning and ceiling fan, electronic safe box, plus a minibar, a music stereo, and free WI-FI so you can have fun. Choose one whether you want views of the courtyard or the bustling streets of Cartagena.
Other amenities include a spa, a restaurant with room service delivery, concierge service, and a private speedboat for 18 passengers offering fishing and boating charters. 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!
We recommend this hotel to solo travelers or couples that expect a tranquil stay in the walled city.
Capacity: 23 rooms
Room types: Superior (25-30 sq m – 269-323 sq ft) / Deluxe King (35-45 sq m – 376-484 sq ft) / Deluxe Twin (55-65 sq m – 592-699 sq ft) / Junior Suite (99 sq m – 1065 sq ft)
Highlights: Outdoor pool – Indoor heated pool / Wellness center – Spa / Restaurant / Rooftop terrace
Services: 24h Front desk / Tour desk & activities / Elevator / Wi-Fi / Medical service
Prizes: TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice 2018
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 few blocks from landmarks such as the Cathedral, Santo Domingo square, the Clock Tower, and the Palace of the Inquisition.
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. Are you craving something special? Cooked to order breakfast and all sorts of cuisine can be enjoyed at the hotel’s restaurant. Enjoy one of the two pools, the magnificent views of the terrace, or relax at the spa.
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, with an option for a rooftop terrace or a hot tub, 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.
We recommend this hotel to executives, groups, and couples that seek a warm and romantic ambiance.
Capacity: 14 rooms
Highlights: Rooftop pool / Bar / Breakfast / Non-smoking / Courtyard
Services: Wi-Fi / Concierge / Laundry / Airport transportation / Baggage storage
Prizes: Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice 2020
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 on Plaza Fernandez de Madrid with a sun terrace that beautifully complements the city-skyline. The rooftop pool offers a view of the historic center of the city while the abundance of flowers decorating the hotel is a great mood-lifter! It has been recommended by the NYT, London Times Group Newspaper, and the Forbes magazine.
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! The rooms accommodate from two to four guests. Some rooms have a private balcony too. Need an energizer? Coffee is available 24/7! Do we need to say more?
We recommend this hotel to groups or families that want to stay in the heart of the walled city for convenience.
Capacity: 8 themed rooms
Room types: Standard double (20 sq m – 215 sq ft) / Junior Suite (32 sq m – 344 sq ft) / Suite (45 sq m – 484 sq ft) / Family suite (75 sq m – 807 sq ft)
Highlights: Pool / Library with Garcia Marquez collection / Reading room / LGBTQ-friendly
Services: Wi-Fi / Concierge / Tour information / Breakfast / Room service
Prizes: TripAdvisor Travellers Choice 2019-2020 – Certificate of Excellence 2018
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 ago that is now brimming with modern amenities.
The hotel is merely a block away from the oldest square in Cartagena, Plaza de Bolívar, while another block away lays the Cathedral.
Every room is tastefully decorated with décor that pays an ode to different periods of history and time, from the conquest to the independence. Air conditioning, private bathroom, telephone, a safe, and balconies are some of the amenities found in the rooms and suites. The vibes vary from indigenous or pirate-style to colonial or republican décor.
Those who love reading will certainly appreciate the quaint reading room with around 200 of Gabriel García Marquez’s works in several languages. Guests can also 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 in the rooms. Breakfast in the room, a mini-bar, and an eating area are all made available to your disposal.
We recommend this hotel to travelers curious to learn the history of Cartagena during their stay.
Capacity: 72 rooms
Room types: Standard (19 sq m – 204 sq ft) / Superior (20 sq m – 215 sq ft) / Luxury (24 sq m – 258 sq ft) / Luxury bay view (24 sq m – 258 sq ft)
Highlights: Breakfast included / Outdoor pool / Garden / Rooftop terrace / Resturant / Gym / Business center
Services: Concierge / Cleaning service / Wi-Fi / Event rooms – planning
Prizes: TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice 2020
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 of modern amenities and recreation options such as an outdoor pool, a garden, or the rooftop terrace for scenic views. Besides satellite TVs, iPod docking stations are available for the best entertainment with complimentary internet access. The rooms have comfortable queen or king-sized beds, Bath & Body works amenities and some boast sea views.
Feel like partying? Baby-sitting facilities are also rendered at surcharges. A complimentary buffet breakfast, limited hour’s room service, a restaurant, poolside bar, and lounge are all available at your culinary pleasure. 24 Hours business center will interest those who like to work and play simultaneously.
We recommend this hotel to business travelers or leisure solo/couple travelers looking for modern accommodation.
Capacity: 11 suites and deluxe rooms
Room types: Superior (28 sq m – 301 sq ft) / Deluxe (38 sq m – 409 sq ft) / Junior suite (56 sq m – 602 sq ft) / Grand suite (82 sq m – 882 sq ft)
Highlights: Restaurant & bar/ Spa / Courtyard / Pool / Rooftop terrace
Services: Tour reservations – boats, bikes, etc. / Event space / Wi-Fi
Prizes: TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice 2013-2014-2015 – Certificate of Excellence 2014
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 was built by a Spanish nobleman and the place certainly has touches of that glorious era with painted ceilings, marble statues carved intricately, Moorish reminisces and ocher walls that dates back to that era.
It is roughly a 3-minute walk from many landmarks including the Santo Domingo fortress, Santa Teresa square, Santa Catalina Cathedral, and the Santo Domingo square.
Colonial, republican, art deco, or contemporary styles take over the rooms creating contrast and a unique ambiance. Spaces such as the sleek dining room with an imperial table or the spa will make your stay unforgettable.
A series of towering palm trees swaying in the wind grace the larger patio while the courtyard at the back makes way to a welcoming swimming pool. 11 spacious 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.
We recommend this hotel to couples and families that are lovers of antique architecture and have a solid budget.
Capacity: 8 rooms
Room types: Double deluxe (25 sq m – 269 sq ft) / Deluxe superior (40 sq m – 430 sq ft) / Junior suite (45 sq m – 484 sq ft) / Junior suite with Jacuzzi (50 sq m – 538 sq ft)
Highlights: Courtyard / Terrace / Pool / Hot tub / Spa
Services: 24h front desk / Wi-Fi / Medical assistance / Breakfast in the room / Baggage storage
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 of 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 the public. Being a guest at San Pedro Hotel means you get a welcome kit including a massage, breakfast during the stay, a private bathroom with shower or bathtub, air conditioning and fan, TV, DVD, access to wet zones, and more!
Reception is open 24/7 and the hotel offers 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.
We recommend this hotel to couples seeking a relaxing getaway in the pearl of the Caribbean.
Capacity: 3 rooms – 5 lofts
Room types: Standard room (35 sq m – 376 sq ft) / Deluxe room (80 sq m – 861 sq ft) / Standard loft (100 sq m – 1076 sq ft) / Deluxe loft (125 sq m – 1345 sq ft) / Premium loft (145 sq m – 1560 sq ft)
Highlights: Pools / Terrace / LGBTQ-friendly
Services: Long and short term stay accommodation
Prizes: TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice 2020
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. The rooms with Wi-Fi, satellite TV, safe, air conditioning, and private bathroom offer views of the interior courtyard or the city. Lofts, meanwhile, have dining and living areas, kitchen, balcony, and laundry room.
Breakfast is served in your room, in the dining room, or 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, the other pool is in the courtyard embellished by a hanging garden. There is free Wi-Fi for business or leisure and the hotel provides transportation service from and to the airport for a true comfort experience.
We recommend this hotel to demanding luxury travelers or people planning a long stay in Cartagena.
Capacity: 28 rooms
Room types: Petit Oreka (25 sq m – 269 sq ft) / Superior Orika (25 sq m – 269 sq ft) / Premium Oroko (27 sq m – 290 sq ft) / Wiwa junior suite (39 sq m – 419 sq ft) / Posa Di Benko presidential suite (80 sq m – 861 sq ft)
Highlights: Panoramic pool / Spa with wet zones/ Sun terrace / Chill out zone / Bar / Restaurant / Business center
Services: 4h front desk / Wi-Fi / Bike rental / Tour information / Medical service / Airport transfer / Laundry
Prizes: TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice 2019
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: a 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. These are equipped with comfortable extra-large beds, satellite TV, desk, safe, minifridge, shower, and air conditioner. A living room and a bar or solarium are added to the larger suites.
We recommend this hotel to couples and business travelers that look for a high-end boutique hotel in the walled city.
Capacity: 12 rooms
Room types: Standard (16 sq m – 172 sq ft) / Superior (19-26 sq m – 204-280 sq ft) / Superior twin (21 sq m – 226 sq ft) / Suite (50 sq m – 538 sq ft)
Highlights: Outdoor pool / Terrace/ BBQ area / Meeting rooms
Services: Wi-Fi / Packages
Prizes: TripAdvisor Travellers Choice 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020
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.
All rooms include a typical local breakfast and are equipped with Wi-Fi, A/C, minibar, safe box, and hairdryer. Interior or old town street views from a balcony are offered.
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.
We recommend this hotel to couples or business travelers interested in a relaxed stay with everything they need within reach.
Capacity: 87 rooms and suites
Room types: Classic (25-27 sq m – 269-290 sq ft) / Superior twin (30-38 sq m – 323-409 sq ft) / Premium balcony (38-42 sq m – 409-452 sq ft) / Premier Deluxe (36-45 sq m – 387-484 sq ft) / Junior suite (42-49 sq m – 452-527 sq ft) / Colonial suite (43-50 sq m – 463-538 sq ft) / Master suite (58-60 sq m – 624-646 sq ft) / Grand suite (70 sq m – 753 sq ft)
Highlights: Restaurants / Pool / Solarium / Spa / Gym / Jewelry shop
Services: Transportation/ Meetings and Events / Packages / Bikes / Room service / Housekeeping
Prizes: World Hotel Awards Winner 2019 / World Luxury Hotel Awards Winner 2020 / Condé Nast Johansens Luxury Hotels-Spas-Venues Award Winner 2021
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.
With 4 meeting rooms and 4 open-air spaces, it is the perfect scenery for business meetings, weddings, and other events. These areas can host from 12 to 300 guests in different settings and full equipment. The hotel’s 3 upscale restaurants Harry’s Cartagena, La Terraza, and Plaza Santa Teresa, the wide portfolio of cultural and tourist experiences, the spa, and the leisure area, among other amenities, are the best complement to your stay.
Only 2 blocks away from the sea, guests can directly book fun activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving trips via the hotel.
We recommend this hotel to executives traveling alone or with a colleague, couples, or small groups that look forward to the most luxurious accommodation in Cartagena.
Capacity: 15 rooms
Room types: Superior (28 sq m – 301 sq ft) / Deluxe (35 sq m – 376 sq ft) / Junior suite (55 sq m – 592 sq ft) / Suite Hagia Sophia (90 sq m – 968 sq ft)
Highlights: Outdoor pool / Rooftop bar / Restaurant / Pet-friendly / Meeting room
Services: 24h concierge / Wi-Fi / Packages / Transfer / Laundry / Massages / Elevator
Prizes: TripAdvisor Travellers Choice 2018
Situated on the Aduana Square and just 5-minutes away from the rolling blue of the Caribbean Sea, this luxurious boutique hotel maintains a prime spot in the walled-city.
From your coffee machine in the room to ultra-modern toiletries such as hair dryers, this hotel will not leave you wanting for anything more. The rooms are styled with rustic and modern influences and have A/C, satellite TV, telephone, desk, safe, minibar, coffee kit, bathroom amenities, Wi-Fi, and room service available.
For privileged views of the Aduana square or the Cartagena bay, book a suite. A restaurant with wine menu, free Wi-Fi, and an outdoor pool in the terrace with bar service to enjoy the panoramic view of the city await you at Sophia Hotel.
Guests can visit the infamous Gold Museum, which is only 100 meters away from the hotel and the Bolivar park too!
We recommend this hotel to business or solo travelers and couples expecting quality service and standard facilities.
Room types: Bastión (28 sq m – 301 sq ft) / Bastión Premium (32 sq m – 344 sq ft) / Bastión Deluxe (36 sq m – 387 sq ft) / Bastión Twin (32 sq m – 344 sq ft) / Bastión Suite (50 sq m – 538 sq ft) / Suite de los Reyes (93 sq m – 1001 sq ft)
Highlights: Women-led / LGBTQ-friendly / Spa / Restaurant / Rooftop bar / Outdoor pool / Gym
Services: 24-hour front desk / Event rooms / Bike rental / Transfers / Laundry / Elevator
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. The rooms, pleasant spaces with a colonial touch inspired by the British nobility, offer complete facilities. King-sized beds, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, mini bar, safe, bathrooms with rain shower, and beautiful views make your stay comfortable.
This luxurious hotel boasts an on-site gourmet restaurant called the ‘El Gobernador’ for hearty meals while amenities include a 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!
We recommend this hotel to guests that want excellent service in a top location within the old town of Cartagena.
Capacity: 49 rooms
Room types: Superior twin – garden view (30 sq m – 323 sq ft) / Superior King / King – garden view / King Junior suite – garden view (42 sq m – 452 sq ft) / King deluxe junior suite– garden view (47 sq m – 506 sq ft)
Highlights: Restaurant / Outdoor pool / Terrace / Bar / Business center / Accessible
Services: 24-hour front desk / Airport transfer / Wi-Fi / Meeting room / Complimentary breakfast
The epitome of grace and elegance dipped in ivory and gold is the Nácar Hotel Cartagena, merely 500 m away from Cartagena’s Gold Museum.
This 250-year 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 in the 49 suites and rooms complemented with minimalist décor, private bathrooms, ventilation, flat-screen TVs, sitting areas, balconies, among other amenities.
A fully functional spa offering a myriad of services and a vertical garden with over 3000 local plants are some highlights. Try casual and gourmet dishes in the restaurant located on the ground floor adorned with the hanging garden. Spend fun evenings on the terrace with a pool and bar. Also, a meeting room is available for corporate travelers.
We recommend this hotel to travelers expecting an upscale stay in the historic center with sufficient purchasing power.
Capacity: 286 rooms
Room types: King (38 sq m – 409 sq ft) / 2 Double beds (38 sq m – 409 sq ft) / Ocean View Junior Suite (70 sq m – 753 sq ft) / Ocean View Regency Suite (78 sq m – 839 sq ft) / Regency Executive Suite (114 sq m – 1227 sq ft) / Presidential Suite (190 sq m – 2045 sq ft) / 1 Bedroom Residence (72 sq m – 775 sq ft) / 2 Bedroom Residence (90 sq m – 968 sq ft) / 3 Bedroom Residence (135 sq m – 1453 sq ft)
Highlights: Beach front / Restaurants / Pool area / Spa / Fitness room / Event space / Accessible
Services: Concierge / Wi-Fi / Room service / Kids club / Regency club / Laundry
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 286 spacious rooms, including 28 suites and 25 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.
We recommend this hotel to families and executives seeking an all-inclusive luxury service right in front of the beach.
Capacity: 104 rooms
Room types: Standard King – city views (20 sq m – 215 sq ft) / Standard twin – city views (26 sq m – 280 sq ft) / Superior King – city views (40 sq m – 430 sq ft) / Superior King – sea views (51 sq m – 549 sq ft) / Superior Twin – sea views (44 sq m – 473 sq ft) / Junior Suite – city views (68 sq m – 732 sq ft) / Suite – sea views (110 sq m – 1184 sq ft)
Highlights: Pool & Jacuzzi/ Direct beach access / Restaurant Bar / Outdoor massage area
Services: Wi-Fi / Packages / Event planning / Catering
Prizes: World Luxury Hotel Awards Winner 2017 / Trip Advisors Certificate of Excellence 2018 – Travellers’ Choice 2020
The Dann Cartagena Hotel is nestled in the 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 they are proud of.
What amenities can be found in this hotel? A swimming pool with a 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 an 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 views of the beach or the city are available for you to rest like never before. With modern architecture and décor, these offer A/C, safe box, TV, Wi-Fi, superior rooms add sofa beds, the junior suite adds living and dining areas and a balcony, and the suite tops that with two rooms and bathrooms for up to 6 guests.
We recommend this hotel to families and executives seeking a comfortable stay at the beach.
Capacity: 200 rooms
Room types: Standard (23 sq m – 247 sq ft) / Double (27 sq m – 290 sq ft) / Leisure Queen (23 sq m – 247 sq ft) / Superior King (32 sq m – 344 sq ft)
Highlights: Outdoor and children Pool / Business center / Buffet breakfast / Accessible / Pet-friendly
Services: Free parking / Meeting rooms / Language interpretation / Wi-Fi / Cleaning and laundry
Located in the commercial and touristic area of Bocagrande, this 14-floor 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, a 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 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 a lifeguard.
The added value of Holiday Inn Express Cartagena is the language interpretation service and the IHG Green Engage system that allows to measure and manage the hotel’s environmental impact.
We recommend this hotel to business travelers, couples and solo tourists that like modern and comfortable facilities.
Capacity: 28 rooms
Room types: Classic (16 sq m – 172 sq ft) / Colonial deluxe (26 sq m – 280 sq ft) / Superior (19 sq m – 204 sq ft) / Colonial (13 sq m – 140 sq ft) / Junior suite (32 sq m – 344 sq ft) / Super suite (58 sq m – 624 sq ft)
Highlights: Pools / Lobby bar / Rooftop & bar / Restaurant / Spa / Wet zone / Business center
Services: 24h front desk / Massages / Wi-Fi / Laundry / Transfer
Another colonial house in the historic center of Cartagena was turned into a hotel, Hotel Casa La Factoria By Faranda Boutique is a treasure worth discovering. The imposing entrance welcomes guests into a tastefully decorated building with a great location. The gourmet dining area and Santo Domingo square are within walking distance.
To spoil their guests, the hotel features a spa, an indoor and an outdoor pool, and a rooftop terrace with a viewpoint bar. For a gastronomic experience, Candelaria Cocina Nikkei restaurant offers a fusion of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine in a la carte menu and room service.
The rustic-styled rooms boast comfortable King or Queen-size beds, fully-equipped private bathroom, A/C, work desk, fridge and minibar, flat-screen TV, safe and free Wi-Fi. For families and groups, the junior suites can accommodate up to 4 guests and the super suites add a balcony.
We recommend this hotel to couples interested in a romantic getaway in Cartagena.
Capacity: 7 rooms
Room types: Hummingbird (19 sq m – 204 sq ft) / Toucan (22.5 sq m – 242 sq ft) / Quetzal (18 sq m – 193 sq ft) / Maria Mulata (16.5 sq m – 177 sq ft) / Heron & Parakeet (23+21.3 sq m – 247+229 sq ft) / Macaw (27.3 sq m – 294 sq ft)
Highlights: Restaurant / Rooftop pool / Patio
Services: Wi-Fi / Massages / Cultural experiences / Event planning / Cleaning / Laundry
What better than staying at a hotel where you feel at home? Amarla Hotel Boutique is that and more. Its staff will take care of all your needs and make sure that if you come back, you feel like you are family. This colonial house is situated in Cartagena’s old town, within walking distance from places such as the Bolivar square and the Inquisition Palace.
Each one of the rooms is named after a native bird to symbolize the colorful beauty and diversity of Colombia. Likewise, the decoration of each space is unique and made by local artists and artisans. Some amenities guests can find in the rooms are a private bathroom with shower, Wi-Fi, A/C, satellite TV, safe, minibar, luxury bed linens, complimentary coffee and tea, and toiletries.
Heron and Parakeet are two separate rooms that can be combined to make a duplex apartment including a library. Guests can also book the entire house. How awesome is that?
Spend your evenings on the rooftop whether swimming in the pool or gazing at the bright Caribbean sunset. It can host several kinds of events from yoga sessions to film screenings and weddings, like the open patio where the dining is. In total, there are 250 square meters of common areas.
We recommend this hotel to couples and friend groups that are eager to live an authentic experience in Cartagena.
Room types: Colonial Classic (24.4 sq m – 262 sq ft) / Duplex (26 sq m – 280 sq ft) / Junior Suite / Suite
Highlights: Restaurant / Spa / Pool / Rooftop bar / Elevator
Services: 24h Front desk / Wi-Fi / Bike rental / Airport shuttle / Tour desk / Laundry-cleaning
In a picturesque reddish colonial building in the Getsemani upscale neighborhood lies Armería Real Hotel. Next to San Lázaro lake, few steps from the Trinidad square and the Cartagena Convention Center and a short walk from San Felipe Castle, it has a great location.
This place is devoted to giving guests a space for relaxation, leisure, and history with excellent service. They can grab a snack at the snack bar next to the pool with a 360° view of Getsemaní or taste signature cuisine at El Reducto restaurant surrounded by an authentic French-style décor. The rooftop bar is the place to enjoy cocktails and the landscape.
The rooms feature modern architecture with some colonial touches and offer air conditioning, Wi-Fi, a bathroom with shower, work desk, satellite TV, safe, fridge, telephone, and some boast balconies. You can order room service. Book a classic double room or the two-story room if traveling with family or in a group. The junior suite adds a jacuzzi and the suite offers 3 spaces including two rooms, a living-dining area, a mezzanine, and a balcony.
We recommend this hotel to solo or group travelers wanting an upscale stay with accessible prices.
Capacity: 30 rooms – 1 suite
Room types: Twin superior (25 sq m – 269 sq ft) / Superior (25 sq m – 269 sq ft) / Premium (30 sq m – 323 sq ft) / Junior suite (40 sq m – 430 sq ft) / Suite Capellán (50 sq m – 538 sq ft)
Highlights: Restaurant & Bar / Pool / Spa / Rooftop / Accessible
Services: Concierge / Wi-Fi / Complimentary breakfast / Room service
Prizes: TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice 2020
Hotel Capellán de Getsemaní is a 5-star boutique hotel set in a colonial building – this time green, in Getsemaní. On a colorful street, this hotel is a 4-minute walk from the city’s Convention Center and on the corner of Centenario park.
The exclusive restored facility is an ‘urban oasis’ boasting a rustic architecture with warm lighting, water features, and inspired landscaping. Enjoy complimentary breakfast and taste Colombian cuisine in the on-site Clero restaurant, and you can have a cocktail during the sunset on the rooftop terrace. Relax with one of the treatments offered in the spa.
The 30 rooms and 1 suite at Hotel Capellán blend colonial features found in furniture with a modern, elegant style and decoration in light color palettes. In generals, rooms offer King or Queen beds with deluxe linens, Wi-Fi, LCD satellite TV, air conditioning, minibar, and mini-fridge, toiletries, safe and views of the city and the courtyard.
If you want a private Jacuzzi and direct access to the pool and gazebo, better book a premium room. But if space and extra comfort if what you’re looking for, the junior suite and the Capellán suite will suit you.
We recommend this hotel to discerning corporate travelers and leisure travelers, especially couples.
Room types: Superior King/Twin (20 sq m – 215 sq ft) / Luxury (33 sq m – 355 sq ft) / Premium (62 sq m – 667 sq ft) / Bayside suite (62 sq m – 667 sq ft)
Highlights: Restaurant / Gym / Pool / Spa / Terrace / Golf / Business center / Accessible
Services: Breakfast included / Wi-Fi / Concierge / Medical services / Airport shuttle / Meeting rooms
Set in the walled city, short steps away from the Bolivar square is this deluxe boutique hotel with the signature of a renowned hotel chain in Colombia. With the privilege of being the only hotel in Cartagena that belongs to the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, it is the ideal accommodation for demanding guests.
Dine in the sumptuous environment of the Alyzia restaurant that serves a fusion between Mediterranean and Caribbean cuisine. Enjoy days of fun on the rooftop terrace that has a swimming pool and a 360° view of the colonial city. There is also a gym and a spa for guests’ welfare. The building has space for events and business meetings including a lounge and a terrace for up to 120 people.
As an added value, Movich Cartagena is partners with the only TPC golf course in Latin America! Don’t hesitate to take the round trip with a special green fee to Karibana TPC.
Staying in one of its rooms means having 24-hour room service, Wi-Fi, A/C, soundproofed windows, desk, TV and audio player, minibar, safe, iron, closet, and bathroom amenities. You can choose between King or twin accommodation, luxury rooms, and premium with a seating area or the bayside suite for access to a balcony and a hydromassage tub.
We recommend this hotel to business travelers and couples willing to spend a considerable amount of money.
Capacity: 40 rooms
Room types: Superior (27 sq m – 290 sq ft) / Superior twin (32 sq m – 344 sq ft) / Classic (40 sq m – 430 sq ft) / Deluxe (32 sq m – 344 sq ft) / Suite
Highlights: Restaurant / Rooftop / Mobile spa / Pool & Jacuzzi / Elevator / Minigolf / Playground
Services: Concierge / 24-hour room service / Wi-Fi / Hair styling / Airport shuttle / Auditorium
Its privileged location in the heart of the old town is just one of the several reasons to stay at Santa Catalina Hotel. From there you can walk to the Santa Catalina Cathedral, the Clock Tower, Camellón de Los Mártires, the Modern Art Museum, among other landmarks.
This boutique hotel pays homage to India Catalina’s historic legacy, being a connecting point for people, history, and experiences. Here you will witness the perfect blend between the antique Cartagena reflected in the coral walls or architecture details and the modern luxury.
La Cata rooftop is a cool place to enjoy a menu of snacks and signature cocktails with a fantastic view, next to the pool and Jacuzzi. Events of up to 100 guests can be held here. Switch the ambiance to the elegant Gran Inka gastro bar specialized in Peruvian-Colombian fusion cuisine.
The brick walls mark the style of the guest rooms, which are equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV, private bathroom with shower, a desk, mini-fridge, coffee maker, and a wardrobe. Some offer sofa beds and balconies or colonial door-windows. And the suite’s highlight is the private terrace with views of the clock tower.
We recommend this hotel to executives, couples, and small families.
Capacity: 8 rooms
Room types: Double (20 sq m – 215 sq ft)
Highlights: Wi-Fi / Jacuzzi
Services: 24-hour front desk / Complimentary breakfast
This beautiful restored colonial house lies on Arsenal street in the Getsemaní neighborhood next to the Council of Cartagena and close to the convention center and Trinidad square.
Featuring 8 republican-styled comfortable rooms, this hotel offers spaces full of details and excellent service. You find the rooms equipped with Wi-Fi, LED TV, safe box, air conditioning, bathroom with shower, hairdryer, and toiletries.
Enjoy every morning a hearty breakfast before touring the walled city. And after a long day, relax in the Jacuzzi with views of the Cartagena skyline.
We recommend this hotel to solo travelers or couples that visit Cartagena for leisure and have a restricted budget.
Room types: Standard King/Twin (30 sq m – 323 sq ft) / Superior (32 sq m – 344 sq ft) / Junior suite San Felipe (39 sq m – 419 sq ft) / Suite Fortaleza (44 sq m – 473 sq ft)
Highlights: Restaurant / Terrace / Pool / Event rooms
Services: 24h front desk / Parking / Wi-Fi / Complimentary breakfast / Room service / Laundry / Tours-packages
Prizes: TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice 2020 – Certificate of Excellence 2020
The modern San Lázaro Art Hotel boasts a great location, right in front of the San Felipe Castle and near many other landmarks in Cartagena’s historic town. It is part of the San Lázaro Cultural and Tourist Center – Arts District®, which has an art gallery and the La Caja® auditorium. This place is for those who enjoy local cultural manifestations.
Its ample rooms boast natural lighting, some terraces, and incredible views. They feature a digital safe box, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, TV, desk, and minibar. Choose a double accommodation or the junior suite for 3 guests, the Fortaleza suite adds a sofa bed and a terrace.
Taste Caribbean and international gastronomy at restaurant San Lázaro in a friendly environment for guests and locals or tourists alike. Meanwhile, the place for relaxing is the terrace with a pool. Also, the hotel offers rooms for business meetings and events with audiovisual equipment.
We recommend this hotel to leisure travelers that want a central location for visiting the city and for business travelers that need an optimal workspace.
Capacity: 99 rooms
Room types: King (22 sq m – 237 sq ft) / Twin (22 sq m – 237 sq ft) / Deluxe Queen (24 sq m – 258 sq ft) / Deluxe King (28 sq m – 301 sq ft) / Deluxe Twin (30 sq m – 323 sq ft) / Premium city view (25 sq m – 269 sq ft) / Premium ocean view (26 sq m – 280 sq ft) / Junior suite (41 sq m – 441 sq ft)
Highlights: Restaurant / Gym / Pool / Rooftop bar / Meeting rooms
Services: Wi-Fi / Parking / Concierge / Beauty salon / ATM / Cleaning
Set in an imposing 100-year-old restored mansion, Ermita Hotel welcomes guests in a place that praises the cultural heritage of the Pearl of the Caribbean. In the El Cabrero neighborhood, Rafael Nuñez built in 1900 a hermitage – a place of cult and retreat, that still stands as an emblematic building, and this hotel’s name is inspired by that.
The dining offer is wide: Middle East cuisine in Señora Ayda restaurant, an informal environment for all times of the day called salon de Mecedores, then La Biblioteca Bar serves lunch and dinner, and Oasis Pool Bar is ideal for fun moments around the pool. There is a 24-hour fitness center and with 3 meeting rooms, Ermita offers a total of 295 square meters for events.
Rooms feature A/C, soundproofed windows, bathroom with shower, table, desk, mini-fridge, Wi-Fi, satellite TV, and room service. The wall tapestries in nude tones match perfectly with the elegant and sober furniture of the rooms. The junior suite includes a sitting area and some premium rooms offer amazing ocean views.
We recommend this hotel to executives/business travelers, solo travelers, and friend groups that want to stay in a strategic zone of Cartagena outside the walled city.
Capacity: 338 rooms
Room types: Standard King (32 sq m – 344 sq ft) / Standard twin (35 sq m – 376 sq ft) / Superior King (40 sq m – 430 sq ft) / Superior Twin (49 sq m – 527 sq ft) / Junior Suite (66 sq m – 710 sq ft)
Highlights: Restaurant / Gym / Pool / Spa / Wet area / Beauty salon
Services: 24-hour front desk / Parking / Wi-Fi / Convention & business center
Prizes: TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice 2020
Found in the Bocagrande tourist and commercial sector, Hotel Estelar Cartagena is merely 5 minutes from the old town and the Getsemaní neighborhood. This 51-story skyscraper has everything you may want for your beach holiday in this Caribbean city.
From free Wi-Fi throughout the building, a fully-equipped gym, to a spa area including a sauna, Turkish bath, Jacuzzi, massage rooms and beauty salon, and an infinite pool with spectacular views. There are 6 dining spaces in total, including a main restaurant on the 12th floor and El Balcón that serves buffet breakfast, a trendy café, a lobby bar, the 51 Sky Bar with panoramic views, and an executive restaurant specialized in events.
The convention center offers 2000 square meters (21527 sq ft) of space with large rooms that feature sea views and easy access. These can hold events for up to 1000 guests. For accommodation, the hotel has 338 non-smoking rooms including 20 suites with balconies and terraces and 7 ADA accessible rooms. In general, these feature views of the Bocagrande bay, TV, mini bar, safe, Wi-Fi, room service, and variable seating or dining areas.
We recommend this hotel to travelers that are more interested in a relaxed, all-inclusive holiday on the beach or corporate travelers visiting for a meeting, a convention, or an incentive trip.
Capacity: 28 rooms
Room types: Superior (28 sq m – 301 sq ft) / Deluxe (33 sq m – 355 sq ft) / Double deluxe (37 sq m – 398 sq ft)
Highlights: Restaurant / Pool / Rooftop bar / Courtyard / Spa & Jacuzzi
Services: 24-hour front desk / Wi-Fi / Room service / Airport transfer
Within the walled city of Cartagena, on the historic Calle del Cuartel street, is this boutique hotel run in a colonial house. It is just two blocks from Santo Domingo square and three blocks from the Inquisition Palace and the Gold Museum.
Casa Don Luis amazes guests with its stunning staircase, high ceilings, wide corridors, and three interior courtyards where the pool stands out. Those who like to witness the sunset accompanied by good music and tasty appetizers will absolutely enjoy the terrace bar with a pool and charming views of Cartagena. To top that, the on-site Italian restaurant Don Ignazio is widely recommended for its spectacular dishes.
The 28 rooms with colonial feeling are spacious and modernly decorated while keeping some artisanal touches and a tranquil ambiance. All feature wood ceilings, air conditioning, closet, desk, TV, and private bathroom. Deluxe rooms offer pool views.
We recommend this hotel to couples and groups that like customized service and good taste facilities.
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