Casa Zapallo

An Affordable Colonial Casa in the Midst of the Action

A few short steps from Cartagena’s iconic public square, Plaza Santo Domingo, this impressive, 15-room colonial mansion is popular with big groups that don’t want to pay through the nose for the essential ingredients of an unforgettable stay in Cartagena’s old town.

  • This Is What We Love

    • The swimming pool’s bigger than most and encourages socializing at ground level

    • Staying in Cartagena’s old town without paying through the teeth for the privilege

    • Being so close to the city’s best nightlife – La Movida and La Perla are right on your doorstep

    • The owner is happy to arrange social soirees and often rents the house out for weddings and other events

  • What You Need To Know

    • The owners only rent the house out in its entirety during high season but rooms can be rented separately from March to December

    • The house comes with a cleaner and someone to prepare breakfast, if you need extra services a concierge service can be arrange

  • The Details

    Number Of Bedrooms: 15 Bedrooms

    Optimum Occupancy: 32

    Price: $3,130.00/Night

    Price (High Season): $3,510.00/ 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, Cartagena, Colombia

    Neighbourhood: El Centro

    Rating: This is Cartagena

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  • THE LOWDOWN

     

    Amenities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Dry cleaning
    • Family rooms
    • Swimming Pool
    • Rooftop Terrace
    • Jacuzzi
    • Breakfast Included
    • TV
    • Wi-Fi
    • Coffee Machine
    • Airport Transfer
    • Concierge Service
    • 24-HourMini-bar
    • Safe Deposit Box
  • FULL LISTING

    Like many of Cartagena’s most impressive colonial mansions it doesn’t look like much from the outside but expands like Dr Who’s Tardis once you step inside.

    Step into this Caribbean villa and you are struck by a verdant curtain of tropical vegetation that acts as a veil between the downstairs public spaces and the swimming pool at ground level keeping the property fresh throughout.

    Casa Zapallo’s lush fauna plays with the house’s tangerine motif and fruity art – colonial street scenes and still life paintings – deployed throughout to brighten up the abundant exposed brick and colonial walls.

    The 15, comfortable rooms are distributed across three levels with a variety of layouts. Most have double king-sized beds, but there are a couple of rooms with twin beds for the kids or friends that don’t mind sharing.

    Public areas that include a grand salon used for weddings and meetings have a more rustic theme that contrasts with the contemporary styles in the bedrooms.

    Casa Zapallo’s big pull is having plenty of space to let rip, so get planning some impressive social activities.

    The pool has seen its fair share of nocturnal action and the expansive roof terrace has great views of the city’s principal landmarks.

    A Jacuzzi on the roof is there for lazy afternoons hanging out with a drink, soaking up the Caribbean sunshine.

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. 

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

    Cartagena's finest 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 and first whiff of pirates. Today only those at the very top of Colombia's rich list can afford to maintain these opulent houses in their original residential state.



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