For travelers visiting Cartagena in a group and looking for a place to stay that feels like home but with luxury service and high-quality amenities, Casa María is the place. This private converted colonial house caters to an exclusive crowd, and it is possible to rent either individual rooms or the entire building. The first floor has a beautiful swimming pool surrounded by tropical shrubbery, a large living area with sofas, a wide-screen television, an iPod dock, and a dining area next to the kitchen.
The second floor houses the climate-controlled guest rooms, which are equipped with modern amenities such as televisions, iPod docks and minibars, but maintain colonial elegance with antique furnishings, luxury bedding and comfortable seating areas. Looking out over the tiled roofs of Cartagena's Old City on the roof terrace, guests can enjoy sun loungers, a fridge and an outdoor shower. Staff members are on-call all day to provide comprehensive assistance, from arranging tours to organizing massage services and making cocktails.
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The hotel is located within the historic walled city of Cartagena, one block from the vibrant night life and street vendors of the Plaza San Diego. There are pharmacies, banks, convenience stores, and a supermarket all within walking distance, and further conveniences and retail stores in the trendy neighborhood of Bocagrande just 5 minutes away by car.
Food & Beverage
The house has a team of chefs on-call at all times to cater to guests' culinary whims. This includes one who specializes in vegetarian food, and others adept at cooking Colombian, Caribbean and international cuisine. They are also available all day to prepare fresh cocktails at the house bar. Guests who prefer a more independent approach to dining will be pleased to know that the fully-equipped kitchen (including wine fridge and wine cavern in the basement) is at their disposition all day. There is also a barbecue facility on the roof terrace. When taking a break from cooking in, guests can take advantage of the proximity of the al fresco restaurants of San Diego Square and other parts of the walled city, which offer everything from 5-star international cuisine to local Colombian fare.
How To Get There
Coming from the airport via Carrera 1, turn left onto Calle 41 before the wall of the old city starts, and then right onto Calle 39. The hotel will be three blocks down on the left.
Amenities & Services
General:Lounge Area, Nearby Parking (surcharge), Cable/Satellite TV, Doorman/Bell Hop, 24-Hour Front Desk, Roof-Top Terrace, Breakfast, Air Conditioning.
Services:In-Room Safety Deposit Boxes, Airport Transfer, Travel Desk, Tours and Excursions, Laundry Service, Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN (free), Wake-Up Service, In-Room Breakfast Option, Computers with Internet Connection, Ticket Service, Babysitting, Creche/Nursery Room, Ironing Service, Taxi Service.
On-Site Activities:Massage Service, Beauty Parlor, BBQ Facilities, Sun Loungers, Outdoor Swimming Pool.
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Room rates include transfer from the airport to the hotel.
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