the view! panoramic 180° sunrise-to-sunset
panoramic window view north (morning)
The highest panoramic view in the Old Town *promo*
The highest panoramic view in the Old Town *promo*


4 guests

Studio

2 beds

1 bath


4 guests

Studio

2 beds

1 bath

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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.


Amenities

Prices
Extra people: £32 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: £24
Security Deposit: £200
Weekly Discount: 10%

Description

The space

24-hour security (concierge desk / car park).

Guest access

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.

The neighbourhood

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.

Getting around

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.


House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with doorman entry

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).


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

21 Reviews


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Dan User Profile
April 2017
5 stars. Couldn't have been better. Highly recommended.

Kristina User Profile
April 2017
Perfect place to stay in the heart of Old Town. Close to the restaurants and shops and amazing view of the city from the apartment window. Dirk and Jorge were great hosts. Jorge welcomed us with lively music and showed us around the apartment. Very relaxing and beautiful apartment with a concierge. I would definitely stay here again if I am ever back in Cartagena. Only thing was that the towels were still a bit wet when we arrived.

Uwe User Profile
March 2017
I can fully recommend Dirk and his home to future travellers. Here the facts about my stay: - Dirk answered promptly all questions - Communication was excellent - I had a warm welcome - The apartment was ready and cleaned - Everything is explained in written house rules - All electrical equipment worked - It has air condition, but I didn't use it, I liked the 4 fans more - TV, Bose Internet Radio - The big window is awesome and it has even electrical blinds - It even has a bicycle - The house has a 24 hour doorkeeper - Guests are allowed but have to register downstairs - Very near to everything in Centro Historico (max 10min by foot) - The beach Bocagrande is much better than in all the traveller guides described because weather the sand nor the water are dirty they are just not white or turquoise - Beach is about 4 Dollars and 10 minutes by Taxi or Uber away - Restaurants uncountable - Very secure part of Cartagena - The best espresso: Juan Valdez 50m away And last: The view is really not to describe, it is unbelievable. Many Thanks to Dirk

Thomas User Profile
March 2017
View was amazing and Dirk was easy to communicate with. Walking distance to everywhere - including fun places in Getsemani

Erin User Profile
March 2017
Wonderful stay at Dirk's apartment, perfect location in the walled city. Seamless check-in/ check-out. The view is breath-taking and the building is quiet. Exceeded expectations for the value :)

Georgina User Profile
March 2017
This apartment is amazing! The view of Cartagena is incredible, and the location can't be bettered. Highly recommend! And dirk was so helpful and responsive throughout

Corinne User Profile
March 2017
This place exceeded our expectations. The location was perfect, it was quiet at night, Dirk was extremely responsive, and the view in this apartment is ridiculously beautiful. We would certainly recommend this to anyone traveling in Cartagena.

Cartagena, Colombia · Joined in January 2015
Dirk User Profile

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.

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