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.
Number Of Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms
Optimum Occupancy: 12
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
Dec 15- jan 15
Address: Getsemaní, Calle Guerrero, Cartagena, Colombia
Rating: This is Cartagena
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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.
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.
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.
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, Viceroy and the Four Seasons have plans to kick the barrio into the stratosphere with stellar openings in 2017 / 2018.
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