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Cartagena, Colombia – Best Boutique Hotels

Cartagena has some of the best luxury hotels in Colombia. Here are some of the top picks

Boutique hotel in Cartagena? Let’s find the best one!

Cartagena – Historical background

Cartagena has been known since the colonial era as Cartagena de Indias. It is a city and one of the major ports on the northern coast of Colombia in the Caribbean Coast Region. Cartagena borders the Caribbean Sea. Cartagena’s past role as a link in the route to West Indies provides essential historical value for world exploration and preservation of heritage from the great commercial maritime routes. 

As a former Spanish colony, it was a key port for the export of Bolivian silver to Spain. And also for the import of enslaved Africans under the asiento system. It was defensible against pirate attacks in the Caribbean. The city’s strategic location between the Magdalena and Sinú Rivers also gave it easy access to the interior of New Granada.  It became the main port for trade between Spain and its overseas empire, establishing its importance by the early 1540s.

Beautiful sunset over Cartagena Colombia

Cartagena is one of the most beautiful locations in Colombia, with its colonial architecture, balconies with flowers, and historical plazas. Cartagena also happens to be a goldmine for finding gorgeous boutique hotels.

Do you enjoy staying in a (small-scale) luxury or heritage hotel? If your answer is “yes”, then Cartagena is easily the best location in Colombia.

Why is Cartagena famous?

  1. Rich colonial history and architecture,
  2. Sandy beaches
  3. Mouth watering cuisine
  4. Vibrant nightlife

When staying within the old walled city quarters or the trendy area of Getsemani, you’ll also be among numerous craft cocktail bars, specialty cafes, and boutique souvenir shops.

Do you need help booking some of Cartagena’s luxury and charming boutique hotels? If you need that sort of assistance, here are some suggestions.

Hotel Boutique Santo Toribio

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Cartagena travel guide boutique hotel Santo Toribio

This hotel is located in a beautiful colonial building. Its rooms are decorated with antique furniture and lovely and tasteful artwork.

Hotel boutique Santo Toribio is ideal for people who want to be the centre of everything. The hotel is located within the historical walled section of the city. You will be surrounded by historical plazas, heritage buildings and colourful colonial architecture. Staying in this boutique hotel and in this area is like travelling to the past colonial days in Cartagena.

Casa Morales Cartagena by Soho

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Casa Morales Cartagena by Soho boutique hotel travel guide

It offers guests a unique and luxurious experience with its colonial-style architecture and modern amenities. Casa Morales Cartagena by Soho has private balconies with stunning views of the city, an on-site spa, and open-air pool and bar. Surround yourself by luxury!

This boutique hotel is located right in the centre of the historic district of Cartagena. You will be within walking distance of all the major sites, restaurants, and bars. It is in the famous Getsemani neighbourhood, known for its art shops, street art, and culture.

Éteka Slow Beach Hotel

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Eteka Slow Beach Hotel Cartagena travel guide

This hotel is located at Playa Punta Arenas on Isla de Tierra Bomba. It is just south of Cartagena. Regular ferries can take you there throughout the day from the docks outside Cartagena’s historical centre.

This boutique hotel is the perfect place to stay if you are looking for a relaxing and peaceful beach vacation. The hotel only has 10 rooms and books up quickly. This exclusive place will give you the feeling of being on your own private island.

It is the perfect option for those wanting a romantic getaway.

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