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About this listing


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Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Private room

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Extra people: $31 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 14%
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Description

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If you want a true "cartagenean" experience and enjoy the local culture and traditions in a family-oriented environment, Casa Marta is the place for you!

Casa Marta is a colonial guesthouse situated in the city's historic district of Getsemani.

The house has been carefully renovated to modern standards and has two bedrooms with a maximum capacity of 4 to 5 people each.

Each bedroom has air conditioner, fan, fridge, Satellite TV, and a private bathroom. Internet service and breakfast are included free of charge.

A nice plunge pool is also available to all guests.

Casa Marta is a family-run guesthouse managed by its owner Marta who lives in the premises; Casa Marta is therefore a place where good manners are always observed.

Marta is a proud “Cartagenera”, she will spare no effort in making you feel at home and give you the insight and perspective to this beautiful city only locals can provide.

Other services at additional cost:

- Nanny services
- Enjoy a traditional "cartagenean" dinner hosted at a local family house
- Massages
- City tours
- Boat tours around the city's bay
- Horseback riding, scuba diving and snorkeling trips
- Excursions to Islas del Rosario, Playa Blanca, Tierra Bomba, Mompox, Santa Marta, Tayrona National Park, Palanque and Totumo volcano (mud baths)

About the historic neighborhood of Getsemani:

Getsemani is the most thriving area in Cartagena, the last authentic neighborhood in the old town and yet to be fully gentrified; it is the neighborhood where true “Cartageneros” still live. Getsemani boasts a unique bohemian atmosphere and a neighborhood feel you won’t find elsewhere in the City, mixing history and tradition with with an eclectic offer of trendy bars, restaurants and discos.

Casa Marta is located in front of the historic Iglesia de la Trinidad, the heart of Getsemani where locals and tourists meet and hang out every day.

It was at the Plaza de la Trinidad where Cartagena’s independence from Spain was declared on 11 November 1811; hence the “Getsemanisenses” are fierce people proud of their roots and heroic past. Getsemani is a place full of history and heritage.

Excerpt from Wallpaper Magazine (August, 2011 issue):

"Café Havana, the salsa club that has turned the 'lively' part of Cartagena's old town, Getsemani, from no-go to must-go in recent years"


NOTE: Please contact me first for availability before attempting to book.


House Rules

- Before you go out, turn off lights, fan, air-conditioning, TV and other electric appliances and close water faucets in the bathroom.

- Casa Marta is not responsible for the loss of any personal belongings, please keep your valuables with you and lock your door and windows before going out.

- No drugs or unregistered guests are allowed in the house

- Only registered guests are allowed to stay overnight in the house

- Please be respectful of other guests, keep TV, music and noise levels at minimum

- Please curb your pets and ensure they don't disturb other guests


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Availability
1 night minimum stay

23 Reviews


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Lynn User Profile
August 2015
Casa Marta is absolutely wonderful. It looks exactly like the photos and the location is perfect - just around the corner from a bustling plaza in Getsemani, yet still quiet. Marta and her staff are so lovely, making you feel like a local and better yet, part of the family. Unfortunately we do not speak great Spanish but we found the language barrier to be not a problem - thanks Translate! The room was clean, comfortable, quiet and cool; the breakfast was delicious. They made sure we were in good hands - we felt so coddled - and gave excellent restaurant recommendations. We fell in love with Cartagena, a large part of which is due to our experience at Casa Marta, and we will definitely be back!

Olivier User Profile
April 2015
The reservation was canceled 11 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Benjamin User Profile
March 2015
Very nice, friendly, quiet guesthouse in a great location in the Getsemani area of Cartagena off of Plaza de Trinidad. Staff was always available and were very attentive.

Benjamin User Profile
March 2015
This is a very nice, friendly guesthouse tucked away in a prime location off of Plaza de Trinidad. Staff was very nice and accommodating, even offering to prepare me an alternative breakfast when I wasn't hungry one morning and didn't finish mine. They were always available to help with anything we might need in terms of transport as well.

Erin User Profile
February 2015
Marta was a perfect host. We were greeted very warmly and given a lot of information about the city and where to go. The neighborhood was perfect in Getsemani within walking distance to Old Town and located just near the Plaza Trinidad where we had some local entertainment at night. The room was nice, complete with air conditioning, refrigerator and even amenities like soap and shampoo. We had to leave at a very early hour and we were even provided with a breakfast to go! What a pleasure it was to stay at Casa Marta!

Karen User Profile
February 2015
Marta made us feel welcome immediately in her beautiful colonial home. The house is across a narrow street from la Iglesia de la Trinidad which has a plaza out front where people gather in the evenings, so there's a lot going on in the neighborhood. Neither Marta nor her employees speak English, so it's a help here to be able to speak at least some rudimentary spanish. When Marta introduced us to the neighborhood and the city though, she typed into a translator, so we had no difficulty understanding. Miguel and Albi were great helpers-- I can't say enough good about them. Every morning they served a lovely breakfast of fresh juice, fruit, coffee and another item unique to Colombian breakfasts. When we needed to find a grocery store Miguel walked us there and back, and again when we needed a bank he walked us there as well. The neighborhood is safe and eclectic, which is a combination we loved. It's a short walk to the walled city and only a 6,000 peso (about $2.20 U.S.) taxi ride to the ritzy area with the beaches. Our room had an overhead fan, separate air conditioner, fridge, walk-in closet and bathroom with shower and another overhead fan. it was cleaned every day with the sheets changed often, which if not done automatically is something to ask for in the stifling afternoon heat.

Edward & Alexandra User Profile
December 2014
Great location in Getsemani, and a warm welcome from Marta and her family. The room had everything we needed, and was quiet and cool.

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Marta User Profile

I am a retired lawyer and a proud native of Cartagena, the most beautiful city in the world! :-). I love meeting new people and showing them a bit of my culture and my wonderful city. Since I have the free time, I decided to open the house and welcome guests from the world over, share stories and learn from other cultures....traveling without moving!

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