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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 Santorini.
"...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
Rates include breakfast, wifi, daily cleaning, daily linen and towels, use of all common areas of the house, terraces, mirador and jacuzzi and we´ll pick you up at the airport.
Discounts are available for children, groups of more than 2 adults and extended and repeated stays. Additional charge for complete house rental.
If you come to Cartagena and want to stay in Getsemani, then this is the place you want to be in. Marcus was extremely helpful and informative about the local area, which for us was probably our favourite spot within the walls. They provided a good explanation with a map of where to eat, drink and what was interesting around town. We enjoyed the steak place they recommended, "Gaucha". The room itself was perfect for the 2 of us, very quiet and cozy. Breakfast each day was also just what we needed and very convenient with a cute little table being set up outside our room. They cleaned the room each day and replaced towels, and the air conditioning was a treat to come back to after hot sweaty walks around the old town.
Marcus and his team do a fantastic job of the upkeep and service to their customers and it's no wonder they are so highly rated. We had a load of fun there and it was made better by the wonderful experience at this B&B.
Amazing location! Right by Plaza de la Trinidad and only 5 min walk to the best nightlife in Cartagena on Media Luna. Marcus was incredibly helpful and gave us great advice on everything. Breakfast was also amazing and always included fresh fruit and really good coffee. The rooftop patio was also a big plus and great place to read and relax. Our room was cozy and stylish, and always kept clean. The open-air shower was also really nice!
Marcus' place is as beautiful as it looks in the photos with 5 very different rooms, all equally beautiful and all with aircon and lovely hot showers. There's a breakfast of any size you like in the mornings from a continental European style to bacon and eggs with fruit, juicy, and coffee or tea. The location couldn't be better with a vibrant, narrow streeted colonial neighborhood right out the front door. Or you can stay in and enjoy the rooftop hot tub. It was a perfect spot for me to enjoy my 2 weeks in Cartagena!
I felt very welcomed and the staff was great. The location is great. I felt safe in this area.
There is a reason why Les Lezards is the #1 B&B in Cartagena on TripAdvisor! Not only is the location perfect (and safe), Marcus is a really cool host. His communication was the best I've experienced on Airbnb, he knows everything about the local area and is always up for a cheeky chat. Kelly and the girls are super helpful, and the two pet turtles are so cute! The room was clean, comfortable and full of interesting books and magazines and most importantly there was AC - something you really need in hot and sweaty Cartagena. And like everyone else has mentioned, the breakfasts are delicious! Thankyou Marcus and co for such an enjoyable stay!
Marcus is fantastic.I felt like I made a new friend.Thank you.
His B & B met every expectation and (website hidden) is a quiet,quaint oasis in Getsemani. The staff is lovely,sweet,friendly,and professional.Someone was always around to answer questions, make you coffee,call a taxi,whatever is needed.
We had 2 rooms.We loved both.The rooms are cleaned everyday which is sometimes unusual in B & B's.They are full of books,magazines,videos. Wifi is everywhere. Les Lezards is much more like a small boutique hotel than a B & B..an incredible value and an incredible find.
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