El Marqués Hotel Boutique
The restored 17th-century house of the El Marqués Hotel Boutique offers guests comfort and service in an elegant colonial atmosphere. The air-conditioned rooms open onto a three-sided courtyard, which holds a lush garden and space for relaxation and dining. Along the fourth side of the garden is the hotel's outdoor pool surrounded by sun loungers and palm trees.
The guest rooms themselves are decorated in white and neutral colors, maintaining many of their original architectural features alongside modern amenities such as cable television, Wi-Fi access, and iPod docks. The large bathrooms are tiled with marble, and offer products from L'Occitane en Provence.
The spa offers massages, facials, body treatments and more. The hotel sustains business relationships with many tour agencies in the area and can organize yacht rentals, city tours and bike rentals. Dance, yoga and Pilates classes can also be arranged at the guests' request.
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In the heart of the old city of Cartagena, the hotel is situated just one block from the Palace of the Inquisition and Santo Domingo Square and two blocks from the San Pedro Claver Church. The immediate area has many amenities including grocery stores, pharmacies and banks, as well as boutiques, craft shops, and international retail. The Bocagrande district is a five-minute drive away and has shopping malls and a wider range of services.
Food & Beverage
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the garden courtyard. The hotel's wine cellar holds hundreds of bottles of wine from around the world to complement the restaurant's sophisticated seafood and international dishes.
The broad selection of dining establishments in the walled city—from upscale international to mid-range, local, and fast-food—are all within walking distance. Bocagrande offers additional options.
How To Get There
Take Carrera 1 (Santander Avenue) into Cartagena from the airport. When you reach the sharp curve around the walled city, go left under the walls onto Calle 36. Take an immediate right onto Carrera 2 and follow it to its end, then turn left onto Calle 31. Turn left again onto Carrera 3 and the hotel will be two blocks down on your left.
Amenities & Services
General:Air Conditioning, Wine Bar, Daily Newspapers, Snack Bar, Restaurant, Cable/Satellite TV, 24-Hour Front Desk, Lounge Area, Breakfast.
Services:Ironing Service, Room Service, Taxi Service, In-Room Safety Deposit Boxes, Boat Rental, Luggage Storage, Dry Cleaning, Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN (free), In-Room Breakfast Option, Medical Assistance, Currency Exchange, Concierge Service, Wake-Up Service, Laundry Service, Free Use of Bicycles, Tours and Excursions.
On-Site Activities:Yoga Classes, Hydrotherapy, Spa & Wellness Center, Dance Classes, Sun Deck, Pilates, Beauty Parlor, Sun Loungers, Massage Service, Outdoor Swimming Pool.
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