There are lots of kinds of hotels in Cartagena, but in my opinion this is the kind of place you should aim for. It's beautiful, feels so Spanish and atmospheric, quaint, friendly, comfortable, with unique fixtures in every room and just enough character. The interior courtyard is gorgeous with a small swimming pool that as far as I could tell no one ever goes in.
It's in the middle of Old Town, bordered on one side by where you go looking at emeralds and on the other by the square and in yet another direction the area where the locals live. Cartagena's old town isn't that big so you're probably ok anywhere, but I REALLY liked this place. So much that after we spent a few days exploring the coastline toward Taganga and Tayrona, we returned back to this hotel.
Our only negative was that we *might* have left something in the hotel while traveling, which was not there when we came back. We are pretty sure this may have been taken by one of the maids, which they denied, but we can't be 100% sure.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the heart of Cartagena, vibrates Casa India Catalina - a hotel with the perfect combination of an harmonious interior and efficient service. Given its privileged position in the Walled City Centre, a few minutes from all tourist attractions business and leisure. Its colonial style and exquisite decoration full of elegance each corner. All rooms are fully equipped. Our team aims to make guests' stay an unforgettable experience. Greetings from this, your house. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa India Catalina Cartagena