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Romantic guesthouse in the center 2/Provence Room

Romantic guesthouse in the center 2/Provence Room

3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath

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Romantic guesthouse in the center/ The Provence Room

A beautiful and romantic colonial guesthouse in Cartagena de Indias, in the vibrant and traditional Getsemani area, one of the last truly exotic places in the Caribbean, the most dynamic downtown location where new luxury boutique hotels, bars and restaurants sprawl. Positioned in a quiet street, away from traffic and commercial activities, and just a few feet from the Arsenal and the booming Calle del Guerrero night spots and at walking distance from all the best restaurants.

The house is a mix of colonial and mediterranean style designed by award winning architect and decorated with african elements and maps brought back by the owner in his African journeys. All rooms are customed designed and fully equipped. The cotto floors with spanish ceramic accents help you cool down and unwind surrounded by an abundant tropical vegetation with adult mango and palm trees.

Guests can relax in the patios and enjoy an open air tile jacuzzi on the terrace and a mirador/solarium with view on the Cathedral, the churches of San Pedro and La Trinidad and the Castillo San Felipe. The house is on a north-south axis and enjoys plenty of natural ventilation.

The Provence room.
Very cozy and romantic standard double room inspired from the houses of Provence. 1 queen and 1 sofa or 1 queen and 1 twin bed. The private bathroom has a ceramic tiled open roof shower. Minibar, wifi. 400 count sheets, hard and soft pillows. The white and lila tones will inspire your long Cartagena (Website hidden by Airbnb) part of a broader Colombian reawakening, the city is resurfacing with boutique hotels, fusion-seeking restaurants and new fashion labels that turn sleepy towns into global destinations. Tourists are descending on its galleries, strolling idly down its byways, reveling with locals at New Year’s Eve parties in public plazas. Travelers now call it Latin America’s hippest secret." The New York Times May 2, 2010

"Take a dash of faded colonial grandeur, then add a dose of sultry nightlife and an influx of cosmopolitan travelers seeking the next great Caribbean hot spot. Oliver Schwaner-Albright sets his sights on an emerging Colombian getaway that delivers all this and more." Travel + Leisure April 2008

"...recently, the Colombian port town of Cartagena has become an unlikely food destination, attracting the kind of culinary travelers who spend their vacations in Rome and Paris. And what they find is a city far more exotic, but no less adroit at catering to sophisticated palates...200-year-old Spanish colonial mansions refurbished with crisp interiors, trendy bistros that elevate plantains to haute fare, and theatrical rooms buzzing with dignitaries in starched collars and Windsor knots sipping minty rum drinks..." The New York Times Octob (Phone number hidden by Airbnb)

"David Ebershoff visits this dreamy city by the sea, a place that wears its rich history as lightly as it does its languorous charm." Conde Nast Traveller March 2007


Hair dryer
Wireless Internet
Hot Tub
Cable TV

House Rules

No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 1PM
Check out by 11AM


135 Reviews

Joel User Profile
April 2018
Absolutely perfect. Looking forward to staying again. Such a wonderful place :)
Federica User Profile
November 2017
Marcus was a great guest.Super friendly and professional! I love his place. It has so much character. The location is great, nestled in the centre of Getsemany; This is a lively district full of restaurants but also still lived by many locals which make the site still authentic. …
Sarah User Profile
December 2016
Great place to stay in Cartagena. A relief to be picked up at the airport, especially as we were travelling with 2 bikes and lots of luggage. All the staff are great, friendly and nothing is too much trouble. Very comfortable and a quiet location, but very close to everything in …
Catalina User Profile
January 2016
Our two day stay at Les Lezards in Cartagena were a nice experience. My husband John is tall man with wide shoulders, our bedroom was in the small Site for him but part from that We thought the place was rather nice. Both Luis and Marcus were attentive and ready to help with an…
Ali User Profile
December 2015
Really Cute little B&B in Getsemani- complete with the house tortoise wandering slowly about. Luis and Marcus are both really kind and helpful. The room was comfortable with excellent air con and an ensuite (with an open top shower). Getsemani is a little grittier/less polished …
Melanie User Profile
January 2015
marcus' guesthouse was well organized from the moment we booked, he confirmed our airport pickup, which was a nice added bonus. Kelly welcomed us warmly at the house and went through all the local sights to visit and restaurant recommendations. The location is perfect and coul…
Matthew User Profile
January 2015
I honestly can't recommend Marcus's place highly enough. It's a magical oasis from the craziness of Cartagena. Beautifully furnished, with lots of interesting books, pictures, tortoises!, and so on. It's also very clean, comfortable and safe. There are two sweet terraces on top …

Hosted by Marcus

Miami, Florida, United StatesJoined in May 2011
Marcus User Profile
549 Reviews
Marcus is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Photographer, deeply in love with Cartagena. Have been living here for quiet a while and have a wealth of information and hints on the city to share.
Languages: English, Español, Français, Italiano
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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