Romantic guesthouse in the center/ the Blue 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 Blue Room.
Single room with queen bed. It can be used as a double room though it's smaller than our other rooms. It's very cozy and with a modernist touch. Tones are blue and white. 400 count sheets, hard and soft pillows. The bathroom, with dark blue ceramic tiles, is small but sexy.
"...as 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 October 26, 2008
"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
The first stop on my first trip to Colombia was Les Lezards, and it could not have been a more perfect place to start a great vacation! Having arrived to Cartagena with little knowledge about the city and not much of an itinerary planned, Marcus was the perfect resource. I can honestly say that staying at the house and knowing Marcus truly made our time there.... from a freshly made breakfast every morning, to use of the rooftop hot tub, to arranging an excursion to La Isla Pirata where we spent the day relaxing and snorkeling in the Caribbean Sea. When we weren't exploring, we came home to our beautiful room which was actually upgraded for free to a bigger room half way through our stay. Cartagena is such a beautiful and romantic city and we have Marcus to thank for making sure that we didn't miss out on anything. A perfect location for a great price, and knowledge of Cartagena that is invaluable!
Marcus was such a kind and gracious host. His home is so incredibly lovely and well located. I felt so at home and comfortable with Manuela. Can't say enough good things. Highly recommend! Can't wait to return.
Markus is de gastheer onder de gastheren!
Ontzettend vriendelijke en behulpzame man. Cartagena is een prachtige stad en Lez Lezards is een hele fijne plek om te verblijven. Vriendelijke mensen, fijne kamer, lekker ontbijt en top locatie!
Ik kan geen nadelen noemen, behalve dat je Colombia nog een stukje meer zult missen als je weer thuis bent.
100% perfect stay!
We really enjoyed our stay at Les Lezards. The room we stayed in (Souvenir d'Afrique) was beautiful decorated and very cozy. The atmosphere at the guesthouse was peaceful and Marcus a very friendly host.
We very much appreciated the late check-out and the free Airport transfer. If we come back to Carthagena one day, we will definitely stay again at this guesthouse!
Le Lezard is a lovely place!! The room I stayed in (the blue) is comfortable, spacious, clean with good shower and hot water.
The atmosphere of the place is very nice, and Marcus's staff is amazing, extremely thoughtful and kind. They prepare a delicious breakfast each morning!
Marcus is an excellent host! Humorous, thoughtful, received me very well, providing all the necessary information, and helped me with everything I needed during my stay (organizing day trips, my transport to the next town ...).
The location of Le Lezard just is not excellent, because it is not within the Cidad Amuralhada, but is actually very close ( I did this journey on foot, alone, all day even at night).
I strongly recommend this location.
The room was very small, but very clean. The a/c worked well, and the hot water was very hot. Marcus ws very friendly and full of advice.
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