We stayed here for a week in Feb. The apt. was easy to find, as it is on one of the main roads that lead into the old city. It was clean and as pictured in the ads. It is easy to walk anywhere in the old city from here, and just a short 15 min. taxi ride to the airport. There is a large grocery store at the end of the block, and numerous fresh fruit and street food vendors nearby. There are lots of restaurants to chose from, but we found it more economical to walk out of the old city to the Getsemani neighbourhood for lunches. The street is very loud during the day, but after the shops close at around 7:00 pm, it gets quiet. The bedroom is in the back of the apt. so you don’t get too much street noise. The balcony is great for watching the action of the street. Our only issue was the lack of hot water. We never knew if there would be hot water for a shower, and often it would be warm for a short time, then just room temp. Not so bad in a city as hot as Cartagena.
Location is perfect for a visit to Old Cartagena. ALOT of great places to eat surrounded by ALOT of history and beautiful buildings. Highly recommended.
We just returned from 3 weeks in Cartagena. 2 weeks at Calle de la Moneda and one week at Coralina Island. Besides the beautiful sunny hot weather, Cartagena is a beautiful, vibrant, fascinating city. All the shops are so close. It is an incredible walking city and the apartment is in the perfect location. It's clean, quiet and has the most amazing balcony for people watching. We loved it!
My wife and I absolutely loved our time here. The one bedroom has plenty of space for two people. The streets can be very loud, especially during the day, and the bedroom is far enough from the balcony that we slept great. There are several grocery stores in the area, and we ended up cooking in the apartment for several meals. You can also buy SIM cards at the grocery store. There is also great street food right outside the apartment. The apartment manager will help you with booking trips if you need it, and if you don't speak Spanish, you will need help. Nobody speaks English in Colombia, so be prepared for that. There are several shuttles in the area to go to Playa Blanca, and we used those, as we heard nothing but bad things about the boat rides.
Overall, great relaxing spot in Cartagena!
We spent a few days staying in this lovely apartment at the heart of the old town. The apartment is well appointed with a great character and authentic architectural details. The balcony is a beautiful work of art and is perfect for a couple to have a lunch or drink. The building is located on one of the most animated streets of the "financial center" of the old town. It was such a fun experience to observe life of its merchants and street goers from the beautiful balcony while drinking a cocktail made of the most amazing tropical fruits. Incredibly enough, after business hours the street becomes very quiet. Henry, the property manager, was most helpful and accommodating. Barbara was quick with response and accommodated our stay last minute. Thanks to both! We had a great experience and would definitely stay in this place again shall we come back to Cartagena.
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