Casa San Agustin
Why We Love This Hotel
- 17th-century colonial property turned luxury hotel
- Central location in Cartagena’s UNESCO-recognised Old Town is a big plus
- Top-rated restaurant is a highlight, serving Colombian-Asian fusion
The Casa San Agustin is a boutique hotel in the walled city of Cartagena, a UNESCO heritage site on Colombia’s Caribbean Coast. The 17th-century property still retains historic architectural features -- think high ceilings, wood beams and an aqueduct in the pool courtyard -- but with modern touches and locally sourced furnishings.
Ringed by the town's 400-year-old walls, the hotel is surrounded by museums such as the Museo de Arte Moderno (Colombian modern art) and the Palacio de la Inquisición. Don't miss the impregnable Castillo San Felipe de Barajas, described by Lonely Planet as "the greatest and strongest fortress ever built by the Spaniards." It's 20 minutes away on foot; go early in the day, before it gets too hot. In the evening, the neighborhood of Getsemani, just outside the city walls, is good for lively salsa bars and local restaurants.
The property’s Alma restaurant is a "definitive highlight," says the Architectural Digest. The menu features local classics, such as home-cured beef and bouillabaisse, with an Asian slant. Meals can be taken in the dining room or by the L-shaped pool. There’s also a cozy bar, serving cocktails, ceviche and conch croquettes, and a rooftop solarium.
Spread across three white-washed colonial buildings that were former residences, the rooms are large and have airy interiors, antique furniture and hand-painted tiles in the bathrooms. Views are over the hotel gardens or the Old Town streets, and some rooms have balconies. Upgraded rooms feature private plunge pools or Jacuzzis and families can be accommodated in inter-connecting rooms and suites. Extra freebies include bicycles, Wi-Fi, daily breakfast and an outdoor pool.
- Outdoor pool
- Roof terrace
- No pets allowed
- 24-hour front desk
- 24-hour security
- Airport transfer (fees apply)
- Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
- Bike rental
- Concierge service
- Room service (limited hours)
- Mini bar
- Jacuzzi in some rooms
- Outdoor space for some rooms
- Sitting area
- DVD / CD player & library
- Flatscreen TV
- iPod/iPhone docking station
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
- Bathrobes and slippers
- Separate shower
- Parking (fees apply)
Standard Time is 4pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.
Children and additional guests: Children 12 and under stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room (on request). Child's cot/crib available free of charge for children up to the age of 3 (on request).
Pets: No pets allowed.
Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
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