We stayed here for a week because my daughter was doing her wedding in the old city. If we return to Cartagena, we would try to stay here again!
COMMON SPACE: We had extended family staying in different rooms but able to relax together in the common area around the pool. It was spacious and so relaxing - an area of sofas and comfy chairs around a large coffee table for chatting or playing games or whatever; 3 padded deck chairs for reclining in or out of the sun; a large table for meals or games or .... We loved living out in the open air - so light, yet shaded from the intense sun. The pool was a favorite of everyone's: you could swim anytime of day or night because of the shade of the over-hanging tropical trees. We loved the simple decor which highlighted the beauty of the environment. The wi-fi did not work for us, so we plugged in our own router - useful only in the common area because the signal did not go through the thick house walls.
ROOMS: There are 5 rooms, each with space for 2 people. The two rooms on the main floor are generous in size, and have the benefit of twin beds that can be made up separately or as a king-size, though we found them a bit dark. Bedrooms upstairs are smaller, but adequate, and have decent daylight coming in. All the bathrooms are modest, especially snug upstairs, but very functional, with nice overhead shower-heads.
STAFF: Very friendly, though they don't speak English (my smart-phone's translation app was very useful!). They provided a lovely, generous breakfast daily, and coffee whenever we requested it. Rooms were cleaned and made up nicely daily. The friendly cat lives in the courtyard and keeps it free of uninvited "guests." The manager Robert was very helpful, not only in running a good hotel, but also finding us private tours, rides to and from the airport, and other Cartagenan "insider" help. He helped my daughter locate other "casas" for use by other guests.
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