Casa Cuba

Uber-Cuba at Casa Cuba

Bogotá-based architects, Meteoro Estudio, have added a touch of contemporary chic to the celebrated colonial good looks of Casa Cuba, a super sweet Getsemani retreat.

  • This is What We Love

    • One of the coolest cribs in town. The pool makes a wonderful backdrop for a little soirée
    • The hip interiors will make you feel cool even if you're not
    • A price that's more than competitive with some of the best hotels in Cartagena
    • The house is brilliantly located for fun-lovers with trendy bars, Demente and Malagana Bar & Café, as well as the famous Café Havana nearby
  • What you Need to Know

    • The house can be rented in its entirety or rooms can be rented separately
    • With six rooms and seven beds, the house can sleep up to twelve comfortably
    • Extra beds can be arranged if your group is bigger than twelve
  • Written By

    Logo aulatrés Rainbow Nelson
    Founder of This Is Cartagena. I've been writing about travel in South America for Wallpaper*, VICE, WSJ Magazine, Jetsetter and the Robb Report for 20 years
  • The Details

    Number Of Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms

    Optimum Occupancy: 13

    Beds: 8

    Price: $1,290.00/Night

    Price (High Season): $1,560.00/ night (rates) ?

    Rates for colonial and luxury houses during Cartagena’s high season can vary considerably. The high season rate for this property applies for bookings between Dec 15 - Jan 15

    High season 

    Dec 15- jan 15

    Address: Getsemaní, Calle Guerrero, Cartagena, Colombia

    Neighbourhood: Getsemani

    Rating: This is Cartagena

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  • Concierge Services

    While Colombia's reputation has been transformed in recent years, some visitors can still be daunted by the prospect of arriving in Colombia on vacation for the first time. To ensure you and your family or loved ones, feel right at home we’ll send a member of our Cartagena travel team to help you check you in and get you plugged into Cartagena's laid-back Caribbean groove. Your bilingual concierge will be on hand to join up the dots throughout your dream Colombian holiday. If there's anything you need, from table reservations to coordinating the most authentic tours and experiences in Cartagena, you can call on them day or night

  • Quality Assurance

    We’ve slept in every bed in town and have hand-picked a blissful collection of luxury vacation rentals in Cartagena that will make you yawn with yearning. Even some of the most impressive houses to rent in Cartagena require a little intervention to make sure they live up to our lofty standards so we offer complimentary airport transfers and a great breakfast served fresh every day to ensure that all our exclusive colonial mansions, beach villas and private islands are a cut above your average stay in Cartagena.  

  • Insider Intel

    We really do know Cartagena and Colombia better than anyone else. Our talented team of travel advisors has cherry-picked the very best Cartagena has to offer so you can experience this marvelous Caribbean city like a local. We’re on-the-ground, all-year-round so we can share with you all of our favourite Cartagena things to do, places to eat, drink and relax. Don't take our word for it, check out some of our testimonials and customer reviews here


  • THE LOWDOWN

     

    Amenities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming Pool
    • Rooftop Terrace
    • Breakfast Included
    • TV
    • Wi-Fi
    • Concierge Service
    • 24-HourMini-bar
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • 24-Hour
  • FULL LISTING

    Edgar Morales and Bernardo Londoño's debut in Cartagena pits two hundred year old walls against scarlet, modernist furniture and vibrant hand-made tiles in a bold floral motif.

    It's not really a hotel as such, more a classy bolthole rented to friends and a few in-the-know visitors. It's pretty cool though and has already featured in the pages of trendsetting magazines like Wallpaper*.

    Popular with the same style-sensitive crowd that turned their previous venture, Armando Records, into Bogotá's favourite roof-top music venue, this intimate four-room retreat is just a short hop to Café Havana, the salsa club that has turned the 'lively' part of Cartagena's old town, Getsemani, from no-go to must-go in recent years. 

    The interiors embrace the creative Cuban spirit fashioning eagle-shaped truck lights and chrome washing machine drums into a tongue-in-cheek lighting scheme that makes this place stand out for intrepid treasure hunters with a keen eye for design. 

    It's elongated swimming pool is perfect for staying cool during Cartagena's hot and steamy days with a slick music system piping your own playslist throughout the house. 

    If you are traveling with friends, discounts can be secured if you choose to rent the entire house out for longer stays.

    It's worth booking well in advance as the trendy owners have become even more popular since they opened this place in 2011.

LOCATION

  • Getsemaní

    Cartagena's second historic walled city has gone from no-go to must-go in less than five years thanks to some of the city's hippest new bars and restaurants. 

    If Centro is Manhattan, Getsemani is more Brooklyn – an up-and-coming hipster hangout trying desperately to cling to its roots. It's regularly referred to as the coolest neighborhood in Colombia and has featured in some exalted lists as one of the world's most interesting places to visit. 

    A little rougher around the edges than the already gentrified districts of Centro and San Diego and the lofty ambitions of the beach districts, Getsemaní offers a glimpse into the more unruly historic centre of the past.

    A fiercely traditional barrio offering a heady mix of bars, dancing, affordable diners, hostels and hotels for backpackers and bohemian colonists looking to mix it up with the carefree locals. 

    Historically populated by merchants, smugglers and freed slaves thriving from activity in the port and main marketplace, Getsemaní has always been more raucous than the hoity centre with all its regal airs and graces. 

    Much of the district's newest bars, follow in the city's loudest traditions. 

    The fantastic mix of roots and laid-back bohemia has attracted the attention of a string of leading travel publications including Conde Nast Traveler, Wallpaper* and the New York Times. 

     

    While much of the area's carefree population are direct descendants of the hell-raisers of yesteryear it is no longer the terrifying place that rich Cartageneros used to scare their children into staying at home. 

    Backpackers, never averse to roughing it for a cheap place to stay have braved the bogeyman with few problems for decades and a growing number of boutique hotels and hostels have followed their lead setting up shop in some of the bigger properties on Calle Guerrero and Calle del Carretero. 

    Uber-hotel chains like the Four Seasons have plans to kick the barrio into the stratosphere with stellar openings in 2021.

    Some of the best restaurants in the city have now set up shop in the counter-cultural epicenter of Cartagena. Celele and La Cocina de Pepina are two standout options for foodies and Cafe Stepping Stone serves up the city's most popular brunch.



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