Casa del Arzobispado

A Palatial Pool and Historic Pedigree

Ideal for those that want to be in the heart of Cartagena's historic centre, this delightful colonial  villa sits on one of the city's most important streets in city.

  • This Is What We Love

    • Historic fixtures and fittings with contemporary comfort built in
    • Rooms that offer plenty of space to stretch out, cut a rug or swing a cat
    • Soaking up the history from the comfort of a world-class swimming pool
    • Great dining on the doorstep. Don Juan, Maria, Candé, La Perla and Carmen are within two blocks
    • There aren’t many houses in Cartagena steeped in such history
    • The house also operates as a hotel so the staff are more customer service focused than most private houses
    • The added privacy of having the entire place to yourself
    • Sundowners on the roof terrace with a winning view of the up-lit cupola of the cathedral opposite
  • What you Need to Know

    • The house has 10 bedrooms, 12 beds but additional beds can be added. Ask our concierge for more details
    • The staff can cook for you but this service is extra
    • In-house catering can be organised by our team of City Concierges
  • 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: 10 Bedrooms

    Optimum Occupancy: 15

    Beds: 12

    Price: $4,310.00/Night

    Price (High Season): $6,124.00/ 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: Centro, Calle del Arzobispado, Cartagena, Colombia

    Neighbourhood: El Centro

    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.  

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  • THE LOWDOWN

     

    Amenities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Restaurant
    • Family rooms
    • Swimming Pool
    • Rooftop Terrace
    • TV
    • Wi-Fi
    • Mini Bar
    • Safe Deposit Box
  • FULL LISTING

    It's been called home by some historic figures over the years, not least, Antonio Joséde Ayos, one of the martyrs that fought to liberate Cartagena from Spanish rule in 1811.

    A delicious re-fit in 2002, preserved much of the historical houses' character with a rich, colonial style and some great original time pieces dotted throughout but there's more than enough contemporary flourish to meet the exacting standards of a modern brand of visiting VIP.

    The patio was given up almost entirely to one of the city's top swimming pools.

    An embracing den sits in the shade flanking Casa del Arzobispado’s central water feature, ensuring guests can escape the fierce midday sun but keep the lazy, luxury poolside vibe going all day long.

    The rooms at ground level are for bed-heads that like to flop straight into the pool every day, while the more opulent suites can be found upstairs.

    All of the rooms are more spacious than your average Cartagena boutique bolthole.

    With 10 bedrooms in total, there are 12 beds but the extra space in each room means additional beds can be added to make it comfortable for groups of up to 15 people.

LOCATION

  • Centro

    Cartagena's nerve centre serves up breathtaking colonial architecture, the city's top attractions, finest hotels, eateries and drinking dens as well as being the administrative and cultural heart of the city.

    Constructed on one of three islands that are now connected to the Colombian mainland, the historic walled city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.

    Ever since UNESCO made the announcement the money has poured into restoring the incredible architecture contained inside its historic walls. Wandering aimlessly through Cartagena's historic center is without question it's one of the highlights of any trip to Colombia. 

    Centro has lost none of its importance over the last three centuries, thanks to the universal allure of its colonial pomp and the concentration of government buildings, hotels, tourist attractions, bars and restaurants in the area. 

    While the riches of the region no longer flow through Cartagena on their way from Colombia, Peru and Ecuador to Spain, the city has maintained its position as the colonial gem in Colombia's Caribbean crown.

    Cartagena's best hotels and restaurants have taken over the uber-casas built by slave traders and Spanish plunderers in the 17th century.

    The richest residents knocked up stunning two and three-storey mansions by the westernmost tip of the walled city, where they bagged the sea breeze, added security, papal pardons and the chance to get an early first whiff of pirates.

    While it was home to the slave traders of yesteryear, today not much has changed with only those at the very top of Colombia's rich list able to afford to maintain these opulent houses in their original residential state.

    As well as hosting the most opulent churches and principal tourist landmarks, Centro is home to the best bars and restaurants in Cartagena.

    Standout foodie destinations include restaurants Don Juan, La Vitrola and Maria and bars and nightclubs like Alquimico, Cafe del MarLa Movida and La Jugada.



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