About This Listing
Amazing apartment in the most popular and luxurious area in Cartagena. Close to Michelin rated restaurants that offer the best international and local dishes. Close to shops and to the walled city.
Located on the 25th floor with spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea and The Laguito lagoon, in trendy El Laguito in the heart of Bocagrande, Cartagena’s best tourist area, this apartment offers the best views of the city and the warm Caribbean breeze. The apartment is composed of two bedrooms with on-suite bathrooms, both offering spectacular views of the ocean. The living room is very spacious and has a very large window that offers a stunning view of the ocean. The living room leads to the terrace where the ocean breeze can be enjoyed at all times of the day and which offers a nice view of Cartagena's Bay. There is also a half bathroom for visitors, as well as an utility room that houses the washing machine.
The neighborhood offers huge selection of excellent restaurants with a wide variety of music and food for all tastes. There are also bars, casinos and designer shops only a few steps away. The building offers a pool overlooking the lagoon. Hair salons, convenience stores and rent-a-car are also available within walking distance.
The walled city or "centro" as locals called it, is only 5 minutes away by taxi (aprox USD $3 ride)
The apartment features:
Luxury king-size bed
Granite counter tops
Large showers with hot water in all showers
Large windows to enjoy the ocean and bay views
Air conditioning units in all bedrooms
Air conditioning in living room
High quality bedding for all beds
Extra large fluffy towels
Daily maid service*
24 hour security and concierge
Huge Smart HD 3D televisions with access to Internet ((website hidden), (website hidden), Netflix, etc)
Super fast wire and wireless Internet.
The living is equipped with in-ceiling surround systems that is connected to large high definition Smart TV.
For those who love the beach, the apartment is the perfect place, as it is located right next to one of the most emblematic and diverse beaches in Cartagena: Playa Hollywood, which attracts some of the most beautiful men and women from all over the world.
* Daily cleaning service is available at the front desk. Please inquire at the time of reservation.
Guest have access to the beach across the street and the building swimming pool. Guest also have access to the shops inside the building, as well at the travel agent and the building restaurants.
Interaction with Guests
All queries and concern will be addressed by the owner and the onsite management team.
The neighborhood is vibrant, with many restaurants and and shops. Some of the restaurants have live music and are featured in the Michelin guide. The ocean views are spectacular and there are many beaches within walking distance. There is also an island 10 minutes away by boat.
Taxi are always available and this is one of the most popular and exclusive areas in Cartagena. Taxis in general are very cheap (US$3). Buses are also accessible for the daring types. The cost about (US$0.75) which you pay to a conductor.
Other Things to Note
The management team can arrange trips to Islas del Rosario and Baru. You can visit Hotel San Agustin, La Isla del Enconto, Bary Sport and many others. There many options and price ranges to chose front. We will be happy to guide and suggest alternatives and past experiences.
Smoking only allowed in the terrace.
All guests must be registered in the front desk. US$1 dollar per person
All visitors must be registered - No overnight visitors.
Children must be supervised by a responsible adult.
Keys must be returned to the convenience store on the ground floor.
Check in: 3:00 PM
Check out: 12:00 PM
Apartment and amenities were exactly as described. Kitchen was well equipped. WiFi worked every were in the apartment without switching (I used android tablet).
View is good from dining room and bedrooms. Balcony is big enough, but view is ok.
Both bedrooms have ac, but we basically did not use one in master bed because of constant breeze.
Beach is literately across the street, but better one is about 5 min walk behind the Hilton. Beach is basically deserted on weekdays. Vendors are there but not nearly as bad as other reviews paint it.
It is not Aruba, but was good enough for us.
There are few fairly good supermarkets in 10 min walk radius.
Cartagena town is about 10 min and $2.50 away by taxi. Town is interesting. Amazing restaurants for half price compare with NY/ NJ.
Host, Santiago, was very responsive to few questions we had. Not to many people speak English, but they want to help and understand you.
Overall good experience.
Great top floor apartament! Faboulous views over Cartagena beaches. Communication with Santiago was perfect!
Santiago was very friendly and responsive and addressed our questions almost immediately, despite the fact that we only stayed at his place for two nights. The people at the reception were also very helpful and friendly and eager to help with tour recommendations and things to do in Cartagena. The apartment has gorgeous views from every room and the amenities are great! Free wi-fi, on- site washer, full kitchen, flat tvs and AC units in each room make this a great place to stay, especially if you're a family and are looking to spend sometime in the apartment. Also, the apartment is a short cab ride from the old city.
A few items to consider if you're planning on staying here are the fact that the building is old and so are its elevators (only one elevator was working and it could only fit a few people so you end up spending quite some time waiting to go up and down), there were bugs/ants in the kitchen ( I'm sure this can be easily resolved), and there was a weird smell in the main bathroom coming from the sink. Other than these few things, you can't beat this place for the price! Enjoy your trip
Thank you, Yuri. We are glad you enjoyed the apartment's gorgeous views. We hope you visit us again soon. I am happy to report that after a long one year and half wait, the second new elevator will be fully functional on April 15, 2015. This will definitely alleviate the congestion. I will check the smell in the sink and will investigate the reasons for the ants return, I thought we had finally gotten them to work far away from us. Thanks again for your visit.
The apartment is just like the pictures or better, the views are sensational. We had a small issue with the elevator but overall, we had a great experience during our stay.
Will definitely recommend this place, the location is excellent, close to the city center and walking distance to everything you may need. The apartment is very clean and equip with everything you might need. Santiago (the host) is also very responsive to inquiries.
Great location, and the apartment is exactly as shown in pictures. All the amenities you need are provided for in a clean ambience of luxury.
The building itself is situated amongst shops, restaurants, and close proximity to the beach; however, it is an older building with small and slow-moving elevators.
Yet, that is easily overlooked once you enter the actual apartment itself.
Santiago is the perfect host and responded quickly to any queries I had during my one week stay.
Temptation was there to hire him as a personal guide :)
I highly recommend his apartment for the discerning traveller!
The apartment was beautiful and Santiago was very helpful and accommodating. Very close beach access, taxis available right outside of building and plenty to do in the area. We were here on business for a week and even extended our trip because we enjoyed the experience so much. Thank you!
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About the Host, Santiago
I am Colombian who works in Washington DC for an international organization. I fell in Love with Cartagena and decided to invest in an apartment so I can visit the city more often and rent it while I am not using it.