About this listing
From the only 8th floor in the Old Town, you get an unbeatable 180° view of the entire Historical City, Bocagrande, the Harbour and the Caribbean sea. Fully refurbished boutique flat in classified 1948 vintage building, right in the Centre of town. Quiet, above it all. A cooling breeze. A hot shower. And a great bed.
24-hour security (concierge desk / car park).
360° roof viewing deck (azotea) accessible via concierge.
Car park available inside the building (rates at concierge).
7am-10pm convenience store and snack bar next door (Carulla Express).
Bike rental around the corner (3 mins walk).
Bodytech gym in Bocagrande (walk or bike there along the sea shore).
Interaction with guests
Your local host Jorge, a charming Cartagena native, is an expert at navigating both Cartagena's breathtaking day scene and notorious nightlife. He can organise all services, or let you explore and enjoy by yourself, as you please.
This place is smack in the middle of the Old Town. Check out the movement in the city from high above in the apartment, then step out the building and you have all the historical sites, cafés, restaurants and nightlife right around you.
Uber is convenient and safe. Taxis are cheap and plentiful, 6-7000 pesos (2 US$) for any trip in and around the Centre. Hail them everywhere in the Old Town, 24 hours. Airport taxi costs abt 12000 pesos (4 US$).
Minibus services (door-to-door) are your cheapest and most convenient option for all commercial out-of-town destinations: book them online or by phone, e.g. Marsol, Berlina.
Long-distance limo buses, which are still cheaper and take on further nationwide destinations, depart round-the-clock from the Bus Terminal. Get there by taxi abt 18000 pesos (6 US$).
Other things to note
For local currency, you can better keep your foreign cash at the apartment. We recommend not to go to money changers: you get a better exchange rate by simply withdrawing with your debit or credit card at the ATM, plus you can do this more discreetly.
From the apartment, the nearest ATM Servibanca (which allows you to withdraw up to 780000 pesos which at 3000-to-the-dollar is abt 250 usd) is located as follows:
- leaving the building turn right towards the university
- at the corner turn left (there is a Juan Valdez café there)
- then nearly at the end of that street you find the ATM on your right hand side.
Guests are allowed in (please inform the receptionist downstairs), but no parties: please respect the peace and quiet of our neighbours as they will respect yours.
Smoking is not allowed inside the apartment but you can sit and smoke at the balcony (slide open the panoramic window).
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
As a permanent business traveller, I pick up ideas on décor and function from all over the world to recreate a practical, stylish, and warm home feeling wherever I am.
Curiosity, social skills, integration, enjoyment, and respect are my key principles both as a guest and as a host.
Como un viajero de negocios permanente , tomo ideas de decoración y de funcionalidad de todo el mundo para recrear una sensación de hogar práctico, elegante, y cálido donde quiera que esté .
Curiosidad, habilidades sociales , la integración , el disfrute y el respeto son mis principios clave tanto como huésped y como anfitrión.