"Probably the best boutique hotel in Cartagena"
We stayed with my wife at the Quadrifolio for 5 nights a week ago. My wife read about this hotel in a travel magazine a couple of years ago and kept the information for the day we would visit Cartagena. It was a great choice.
The interior of the hotel reflects the style of "Cartagena within the city walls". Great design with many local Colombian art pieces in the common areas as well as in the room. I would qualify it as a boutique/art hotel. It is very well design and maintained.
Location is excellent. First of all, we knew that we wanted our hotel located in the "old city"; from what we saw this is a completely different experience compared to staying in some hotels of large chains that are outside of the old city. Then, it would take us not more than 5-10 minutes walk from our hotel to any place of interest in the old city. We felt very comfortable at any time of the day or night to walk the street, from a safety point of view.
Our room was located one floor up from ground floor. Large, very nice room and bathroom, high ceilings, the air conditioning very comfortable and the bed and pillows of the best quality (and we are picky about this…). The room was silent at any time, as well as the hotel. The old city becomes pedestrian at night with the gates of the old city closed for traffic except for taxis.
Excellent service: our first positive experience was with the reservation through email just one week before our stay. Very efficient. They have a Reservations/Reception/Concierge team of three which is excellent. They would make very good recommendations for dinner at different types of restaurants, take care of reservations immediately (ask the restaurant for specific seating with the best tables), get us a highly knowledgeable personal guide and even exchange for us US$ to local currency from a safe source at the best rate (many people in the streets will approach you for this matter).
Breakfast was very good, served in the "pasaje" that was part of the central courtyard. It was customized for each personal taste; as they would monitor our preferences they surprised us with personal dishes accordingly!!
Is this the best hotel in Cartagena? Well, from information we got from local sources related to the tourist industry there are two best hotels in different categories. People that prefer a large 5 star hotel in the old ("within the walls") city should choose the one from the Sofitel chain (we visited it, very nice). In the boutique hotel category Quadrifolio is the first name that comes for the best boutique hotel there. We definitely will not miss it in our next stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are proud to introduce you to HOTEL QUADRIFOLIO. We offer exceptional service under the grandeur of a Spanish Colonial residence built inside the walled city of Cartagena de Indias during the XVII Century. Quadrifolio provides an incomparable setting of elegance, privacy and comfort combined with a personalized service to meet your needs. The hotel has eight Junior Suites, two magnificent ballrooms and multiple social areas of rest. You can also enjoy our relaxing terraces; roof top Jacuzzi and heated pool. ... more less
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