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Romantic guesthouse in the center 1/African Room
Romantic guesthouse in the center 1/African 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 Souvenir d'Afrique 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.

Souvenir d'Afrique.
This is the main bedroom with 1 king bed, a library filled with an interesting collection of books from all over the world and a tv area with sofa or twin bed. Private bathroom with sea souvenirs from Massawa. Minibar, wifi, a small flat screen tv. Africa inspired decoration. 400 count sheets, hard and soft pillows. The atmosphere, cozy and exotic, the tones from whites to khakis and the cotton mosquito net around the bed will take you to the shores of the Red (URL HIDDEN) 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)

"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

Pets allowed
Wireless Internet
House Rules
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 1PM
Check out by 11AM

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Jana User Profile
November 2017
Lovely relaxed place with a super friendly host, most comfortable bed & much attention to detail! If we come back to Cartagena, we ll stay there again no doubt. :)

Yannick User Profile
November 2017
What a cute place in a perfect location, a very short walk to the walls and the touristic old city, but in a somehow more authentic neighborhood (Getsemani). Marcus and the staff were so helpful and welcoming. Thank you! I'll definitely rent the place again during my next trip to…

Clara User Profile
November 2017
We had a wonderful stay! My parents stayed in the African room and my boyfriend and I stayed in Up in the Sky. Both rooms were very clean and with tons of interesting and beautiful decorations that made them unique. Up in the Sky is definitely a room that should only be stayed in…

Marc User Profile
September 2017
This is the perfect place to stay if you are a student or wish to stay out of the craziness of the old city and be in Genismani. I stayed here for a week and it was literally five doors away from my school Marcus and his staff are very helpful and you will feel like you were pa…

Hillary User Profile
September 2017
This place was AMAZING!! I cannot say enough good things about the house, the location and the staff. Marcus and other staff working there went above and beyond to help our trip go smoothly in every way. Marcus is a surpurb communicator, responded to any questions I had within …

Kate User Profile
September 2017
Great location, great room, great host. Marcus made my first trip to Cartagena a delightful one. The house and room were clean and welcoming, the staff was friendly, and Marcus provided a local map with points of interest and recommendations for cool bars and restaurants. Breakfa…

Andrea User Profile
August 2017
The Room I stayed in the Les Lezards B&B, African Room, which was quite big. It has a separate seating area, which I felt like was a nice touch. The bathroom is open air (as are a lot of bathrooms in the city) so you do get some bugs (mostly mosquitos here and there) as a result…

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Marcus User Profile
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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