Best place to stay in Cartagena!! Would come back here in a heartbeat. Super beautiful and Al was extremely accommodating! I'd give 6 stars if I could!
Al was a great host, very communicative (clear) and responsive (fast) though we never met in person. His place is impeccable in the heart of the Old City, safe and clean. I recommend this wonderful apartment to anyone who stays in Cartagena.
Cartagena is an incredible city and this is an incredible apartment! I came with my boyfriend and it was our first time in Cartagena. The place looks exactly as (or better) than the pictures with a clean modern space that was perfect for a couple. The beautiful central courtyard with that amazing pool was wonderful place for us to cool off in the middle of the day. The location was super convenient with easy walking distance to all the restaurants, plazas and tourist-y attractions. We were able to explore all of the old city and Getsemani. With this location we found it very easy to "stop by"the place for a quick swim or reading break to escape the sun for a few hours. The wifi was fast and great to have in the apartment.
Al was extremely helpful through the whole process and very responsive to all our questions. We loved the list of recommended restaurants.
We couldn't have asked for anything more!
Beautiful, private, luxurious apartment on the best block in the old city. The pool is fantastic. Al and Marce are great hosts. They even let us use their Bluetooth speaker. Highly recommended.
From start to finish this rental was perfect !
The host, Al, was attentive and responsive and the communication was always excellent and timely - a definite A+++ !
The apartment was modern and beautiful and fully equipped.
The A/C was wonderful to have and the in unit Washer and Dryer a big plus given the multiple changes of clothes the hot and sultry climate of Cartagena necessitated daily. The setting although right in the heart of the Old Town provided a true oasis and was quiet and tranquil. There was an on-site superintendent/custodian named Gustavo who was gracious and friendly and went out of his way to be helpful in spite of our less than perfect command of Spanish.
Go to Cartagena and stay at Al's ! You'll be glad you did !
This was our first time traveling through Cartagena and Al's place was beyond perfect. It's right within the historic center walls among all the quaint, colorful shops and restaurants. The apartment is absolutely stunning - it's clean, modern, beautifully decorated with much needed air conditioning and a pool in the courtyard. There were 3 of us and having two bathrooms with hot water and great water pressure was just what we needed. Although we didn't get to meet Al, he was responsive to all my emails, and he had the lovely Sra Cecila greet us with wine and fresh fruits and show us around the apartment.
On a side note, I highly recommend having the seafood paella cooked in coconut milk at La Cevicheria, one of the best things I ever ate. Have plenty of Lulo juice while you can, because it's not something you can easily find in the States.
If I ever have the chance to come back to Cartagena, I'll most definitely reach out to Al again. Thanks Al!!!
My boyfriend and I had a wonderful time staying in their apartment. It is beautiful and spotless. It is very quiet even though it is in the center of the walled city and everywhere is within walking distance. We felt very safe. Al was also kindly adjusted the check in time a ibt according to our flight arrival. I highly recommend their place.
Very nice appartment in a more quieter side of Cartaghena. Very quick taxi-connection to the old town made visiting the beautiful site very easy. Contact with owner was very fast and the key hand-over was well-organised.
The appartment was clean and roomy enough for 6 people. I can only name one drawback; the second double bed is an inflatable bed, so not very comfortable.
Either way, we had a very nice time there!
This property is unbelievable. My husband and I just left yesterday and wish we were already back at the pool. The apartment is extremely spacious- two full bathrooms! and can easily fit four people or a couple with children. The location is also fantastic; right in the walled city, close to some great restaurants and two big supermarkets. We felt like we had most of the apartment complex (6 apartments only) to ourselves. No one ever used the pool while we were there. Al was in contact to make sure everything was ok and the complex also has 24 hour security so if you have any questions in a pinch, Al is an email/ call away as well as the security guard. Can't wait to recommend this to friends.
What else can we say about Al's place that hasn't already been said? It is a truly fantastic find in the Old City. It's tastefully decorated, spacious, and located in a safe complex. Two full bathrooms and a washer/dryer combo were great luxuries. A fresh fruit bowl was left out for us to enjoy and the air conditioning worked perfectly (which is very important in the Cartagena heat). The pick up and drop off of keys with the staff on site was simple and Al was always prompt in answering any questions I had via text message. We highly recommend booking this property.
Al stayed at my apt in ipanema for a week with his girlfriend. Communication before check in was great, during the stay they were extremely nice and they left the apartment very clean and neat. A very nice couple from colombia, very educated and nice. Definitely I would host again.