El Candil de los Santos
Those looking for exclusive accommodations in Cartagena's walled city might consider renting all or part of the beautifully renovated Candil de los Santos house. This 4-star hotel has an extensive first floor with a lounge and heated swimming pool alongside which guests can relax on sun beds in the shade of the garden or under the Caribbean sun.
The five air-conditioned guest rooms, decorated in a minimalist style that complements the home's colonial architecture, feature high ceilings and French balconies which open onto the street. Bare brick walls and red tiled floors lend the rooms a rustic feel while modern amenities such as flat-screen televisions, iPod docks, complimentary Wi-Fi, and top-quality spa products provide a touch of luxury. The hotel offers a booking service for tours of the Rosario Islands and the old city, as well as snorkeling and diving trips and horse-drawn carriage rides.
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Within Cartagena's historic walled city, the property is three blocks from the ramparts and a 15-minute walk from the Palace of the Inquisition, San Pedro Claver Church, and the other colonial governmental and cultural buildings. There are many boutiques and local shops within walking distance, as well as banks, tour agencies, and other conveniences. The shopping malls of the trendy Bocagrande district are a ten-minute drive from the hotel.
Food & Beverage
A continental breakfast is served each morning in the hotel gardens. For lunch and dinner guests can walk to nearby cafés, mid-range restaurants and high-end dining establishments in the old city. Bocagrande offers additional options, mostly trendy upscale restaurants.
How To Get There
Coming from the airport, take Carrera 1 (Santander Ave.) and turn left onto Calle 41 just before the walls of the old city begin. Then take your first right onto Calle 39 and the hotel will be two blocks down on the left.
Amenities & Services
General:Breakfast, Cable/Satellite TV, Air Conditioning, Garden, Patio.
Services:Wake-Up Service, Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN (free), Laundry Service, Tours and Excursions.
On-Site Activities:Sun Loungers, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Sun Deck.
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