Charleston Santa Teresa
The colonial mansion which houses the Charleston Santa Teresa dates back to the early 1600s. Originally built by a wealthy colonial lady as a convent in which she could spend the last years of her life being cared for by nuns, it eventually fell out of the control of the church. It then served a variety of uses, including a school and a pasta factory, before becoming one of the most famous luxury hotels in Cartagena.
Guest rooms are divided into two wings, one built in the 17th century and the other in the 20th, both lovingly restored to represent colonial grandeur combined with modern comfort. All are climate-controlled and have Wi-Fi and cable television, large seating and work areas, home theater sound systems, and marble bathrooms.
The entire property is decorated in cool blues and neutral tones, and colonial antique furnishings abound. The impressive lobby has a lounge area with palm trees and elegant leather furniture, and the roof terrace has a large swimming pool from which guests can enjoy views of Cartagena Bay.
Travelers on business will appreciate the business center and meeting rooms, and there is an on-site gym available for guests to stay in shape. Multilingual staff at the concierge desk can arrange dining reservations, tours of the city, bike rentals, golf trips, and use of the hotel's yacht for cocktail parties, fishing trips and more. Guests can also pamper themselves with massages and facials at the hotel spa.
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The hotel is located in the historic walled city of Cartagena just a few blocks from San Diego Square, the Palace of the Inquisition and San Pedro Claver Church. There are many boutiques and retail outlets nearby, while Bocagrande with its boardwalk, malls and boutiques is 10 minutes away by car. The airport is a 20-minute drive from the hotel.
Food & Beverage
One of the most popular upscale restaurants in Cartagena, La Terraza, is located on the roof of the hotel, and serves à la carte breakfasts, lunches and dinners with a focus on Caribbean flavors. A buffet breakfast is served in the Republican Patio of the lounge area on the first floor, and includes fresh fruits and pastries baked on site.
The Santa Lucía Pizzeria on the second floor provides guests a further option for lunch and dinner in a relaxed atmosphere. The Santa Teresa Plaza in the outdoor area outside the hotel offers al fresco dining and live music, and its menu includes pizza and local dishes.
There are also numerous restaurants in the walled city center within walking distance of the hotel, and more can be found ten minutes away in Bocagrande.
How To Get There
Arriving from the airport, take Carrera 1 (Santander Avenue), all the way around the walled city. Take a left on Calle 31 into the walled city, and the hotel will be on your left.
Amenities & Services
General:Air Conditioning, 24-Hour Front Desk, Patio, Doorman/Bell Hop, Facilities For Disabled Guests, Lobby Bar, Daily Newspapers, Lounge Area, On-Site Gift/Souvenir Shop(s), Restaurant, Elevator, 24-Hour Security, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Poolside Bar, Breakfast, Cable/Satellite TV, Pizzeria, Ground-Floor Terrace, Nearby Parking (surcharge).
Services:Dry Cleaning, Interpreting Service, Shoeshine Service, Ironing Service, Concierge Service, Airport Transfer, Ticket Service, In-Room Safety Deposit Boxes, Laundry Service, Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN (free), In-Room Flower Arrangement, Bike Rental, Tours and Excursions, Secretarial Services, In-Room Breakfast Option, Taxi Service, Fax, Computers with Internet Connection, Photocopying, Wake-Up Service, Business Center, Room Service, Currency Exchange.
On-Site Activities:Sun Deck, Sun Loungers, Massage Service, Gym, Beauty Parlor, Spa & Wellness Center, Sauna, Reiki Treatment, Live Music, Outdoor Swimming Pool.
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