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Romantic guesthouse in the center 5/Santorini Room

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Romantic guesthouse in the center 5/Santorini Room

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
Marcus is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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Romantic guesthouse in the center/ the Santorini 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.

Standard double room with 1 queen bed. It has a private terrace with comfy seating perfect to spend the long hot nights of Cartagena sipping a mojito under the mango tree and the stars. The private bathroom is on the second level with a blue ceramic tiled open air shower facing the mango tree. Minibar, wifi, flat screen tv. 400 count sheets, hard and soft pillows. The architectural elements are inspired to the white and sunbathed houses of (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


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Air conditioning

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


36 Reviews

Robert User Profile
February 2018
Lovely private space, nice employees , and a good breakfast as well
Melissa User Profile
December 2017
Marcus's place is beautiful and well-appointed, if a bit tight (very cozy bed but beware if you're taller than 6 feet.) We loved the outdoor shower and communal terrace/soaking pool. It's also a prime location in a great neighborhood. Unfortunately, the WiFi was very spotty durin…
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Response from Marcus:
Hello Melissa, Thank you for your review. I'm sorry that you considered your room tight. It's on the second floor and has indeed lots of stairs, arches, terrace, second level bathroom with open air shower and other architectural limitations. We have other rooms on the first floor that are larger and with a more traditional plan. One of them, Souvenir d'Afrique, has a king size bed. I'm sorry about the power and wifi outages. Indeed the whole neighborhood of Getsemani and 75% of the rest of the historical center have suffered power outages during your stay and on other dates. This is registered on the local newspapers. This is something we cannot control. When the power goes off, all electrical systems go off as well, including our wifi routers and antennas. Usually when power gets back, the city's internet networks crash and take a few hours to be on again. We have 5 wifi antennas distributed all over the house to offer the best coverage in any spot in the house, whether the rooms, the patios and the terraces. We have the fastest internet speed available in the center, 20MBPS. It may not seem fast to EU or US standards but it's very very very fast in Cartagena. All rooms have wifi and all tv sets are smart and connected to the internet to allow apps such as Netflix, (Website hidden by Airbnb) be available to our guests. Once you setup the password for each antenna you can move around and continue chatting, youtubing, (Hidden by Airbnb) ing,...with no interruption. The is an excerpt of our menu available in every room: Breakfast: Drip Coffee, Moka or Espresso Twining’s tea collection Scrambled eggs Fried eggs Oeuf à la coque White bread Whole grain bread Croissants or Pains au chocolat Fruit spreads Nutella Honey Corn flakes and Muesli Yogurt Pitaya-Strawberry-Peach Fresh fruit salad Fresh fruit juice Amazon red pepper. green pepper, hot&sweet mango and chipotle sauces White sugar and stevia available Extras: arepa con huevo............$5.000 carimañolas mixtas............$7.000 Breakfast is included in your room rate Served from 07:00am to 12:00pm in the patios or in your room Please confirm your selection and the time the night before On Sundays, we have arepas con huevo, which is a payable option on the other days. The arepas are a typical breakfast in Cartagena and have quite a success. This is not a "discrepancy due to the power outage". Bread and jams are always available, on Sundays as well. I'm sorry. I was not informed that you had all these issues during your stay. If I did, I would have made everything in my reach to make things work better. Thank you. Cheers, Marcus
December 2017
Jessica User Profile
February 2017
Location is super close to Plaza de la Trinidad and an easy walk into the historical center and to other locations such as the San Felipe castle. Building is in a nice, quiet street with lots of fruit trees. Loved both rooms I stayed in (Santorini and Provence), bathrooms are uni…
Jessie User Profile
February 2017
Marcus was great and extremely knowledgable! His recommendations were spot on when it came down to food. We definitely were happy that we stayed around the night life as the neighborhood was super charming. His space is definitely cozy but in a great way. His staff were super swe…
Michael User Profile
January 2017
Marcus and the entire team was fantastic. From the pick up at the airport to the wonderful accommodations to the friendly service and recommendations. Javier, Louis and Lidia (cook) you are greeted in the morning with a nice breakfast. Stayed in the Santori Room, wonderful. The. …
Emily User Profile
August 2016
The place is very nice and well taken care of with a full staff and host during the day. They also have air conditioning in the rooms. :) Overall the entire experience was very pleasant and everyone was very friendly and welcoming! Thank you, Hayzar, for all your help! As a heads…
Jim User Profile
August 2016
I completely enjoyed my stay from arrival to departure. I was picked up and dropped off at the airport stress free. The accommodations were as described with everything clean and comfortable in the room. The staff were helpful, friendly and very competent. The breakfast was t…

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Miami, Florida, United StatesJoined in May 2011
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575 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
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