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The Charleston Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia

Our rating: First Class

A world class hotel in this gorgeous city - it has a wonderful roof-top lounging area and swimming-pool, an excellent spa and gym and has impeccable service. A restored 17th century convent which embraces the Colonial and Republican eras with high ceilings and hand painted woodwork.

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    Alternative places to stay nearby

    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

    • Roof terrace, Casa San Agustin Cartagena

      Casa San Agustin

      First Class

      A beautiful small hotel lovingly restored from three colonial buildings to create an exclusive but relaxed 30 room accommodation option in the centre of Cartagena's Old Town.

    • Hotel Alfiz, Cartagena

      Hotel Alfiz

      Simple

      Alfiz is situated in Cartagena's historic centre, in a colonial house dating from the 17th century.

    • Hotel Ananda, Cartagena

      Hotel Ananda

      Medium

      Located in the heart of the old town this boutique hotel offers all the luxury and service one would expect.

    • Superior Orika Room, Hotel Bantu, Cartagena

      Hotel Bantu

      Medium

      Located inside Cartagena's walled city, the Bantu combines traditional colonial architecture with modern details and elegant decor making it a great choice for a stay in the city.

    • Room at Las Islas, Baru

      Hotel Las Islas

      First Class

      Claiming a premier spot on Isla Barú near Cartagena, Las Islas combines a Maldivian-style resort with an eco-glamping experience and a Caribbean beach setting, as well as fine-dining restaurants, infinity pools and water sports.

    • Sofitel Santa Clara, Colonial Suite, Cartagena

      Sofitel Santa Clara

      First Class

      Originally a seventeenth century convent, the Sofitel Santa Clara is a beautiful example of Spanish Colonial architecture with rooms looking over the Caribbean ocean.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

    • Cartagena, Colombia

      Cartagena City Tour

      Cartagena

      This half day tour takes you to the Castillo de San Félipe de Barajas -the greatest fortress ever built by the Spanish in the colonies. It is an impressive structure erected between 1639 an 1657.

    • Cartagena, Colombia

      Cartagena Half Day Tour of the Walled City

      Cartagena

      This leisurely half-day tour on foot of Cartagena’s idyllic old colonial town works wonderfully as a small history lesson combined with some stunning architecture.

    • Hotel San Pedro de Majagua, Islas del Rosario

      Day Trip to Isla Majagua

      Cartagena

      Time to take to the waters of the Caribbean for a day trip out to Hotel San Pedro de Majagua located on one of the islands of the Isla Rosario chain.