|Minimum Stay||1 night|
|Living space||2690 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
Description from the owner
A beautiful and romantic colonial guesthouse in Cartagena de Indias, in the vibrant and traditional Getsemani area, one of the last truly exotic places in the Caribbean, the most dynamic downtown location where new luxury boutique hotels, bars and restaurants sprawl. Positioned in a quiet street, away from traffic and commercial activities, and just a few feet away from the Arsenal and the booming Calle del Guerrero night spots and at walking distance from all the best restaurants.
The house designed by award winning architect blends colonial with mediterranean style and is decorated with african element...Read more
Romantic guesthouse in the center of Cartagena
Additional Location Information
A guesthouse in Cartagena de Indias for your business or holidays stays. Located inside the walled area of the city, just a few minutes from the Puerta del Reloj, close to the Convention Centre and the restaurants of San Pedro, Santa Teresa and San Diego's squares.
Positioned in a quiet area of the traditional Getsemani quarter, away from traffic and commercial activities, just a few feet away from the famous Arsenal night spot and at walking distance from the marinas of Manga, the Club de Pesca and the Club Nautico.
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$70 - $150||$70 - $160||$450 - $860||$0||1 night|
|Sep. 14 2012 - Oct. 31 2012
Standard rate/double bedroom
|Sep. 14 2012 - Oct. 31 2012
Standard rate/main bedroom
|Sep. 14 2012 - Oct. 31 2012
Standard rate/single bedroom
|Nov. 1 2012 - Jan. 20 2013
High Season/double bedroom
|Nov. 1 2012 - Jan. 20 2013
High Season/main bedroom
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
|Nov. 1 2012 - Jan. 20 2013
High Season/single bedroom
|Dec. 21 2012 - Jan. 1 2013
Christmas & New Year's Eve/double bedroom
|Dec. 21 2012 - Jan. 1 2013
Christmas & New Year's Eve/main bedroom
|Dec. 21 2012 - Jan. 1 2013
Christmas & New Years' Eve/single bedroom
|Mar. 23 2013 - Mar. 31 2013
Semana Santa/double bedroom
|Mar. 23 2013 - Mar. 31 2013
Semana Santa/main bedroom
|Mar. 23 2013 - Mar. 31 2013
Semana Santa/single bedroom
|All Other Dates||$70||$70||$450||-||1 night|
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- Pet friendly - $10 / day - Fee - Weight limitation up to 30lbs
Additional notes from owner
All rates are inclusive of taxes and fees.
Discounts are available for children, groups of more than 2 adults and extended and repeated stays. Additional charge for complete house rental.
Please ask for other high season rates.
Rates include breakfast, daily cleaning, linen and towels, wifi and airport pick-up. All rooms have private bathroom and are air-conditioned.
To book a 50% deposit is required. Payments can be made by bank transfer, debit or credit card or through Paypal. Balance is due at check-in. Deposits are non refundable but may be used towards any other booking or stay at a different date without time limits.
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What Past Guests Are Saying
Elena & Rino
Bucharest & San Andres
Cozy & typical, like a small museum :)
Do you know that home feeling? When you feel like your part of the house, that special energy of love and care, plus an air or exotic and style. This combination is difficult to find in a guest house.
We found there a small family: Marcus that was restless to answer all my questions, made sure that we are accommodated in the right room and we have all we need; among with his two sons; two friendly ladies that will cook delicious breakfasts, keep the place very clean, or even do your laundry!
All the rooms have different design with creative details that makes you say: I would like to paint my windows like that in my own house! :) Tip: We loved the open roof shower, ask if that room is available ;)
Best Place In Cartagena
I travel and book all over the place. Everyone knows people and service make the difference! Marcus the owner made everything super easy and very comfortable. He is organized and efficient. I researched and checked against the big chains as well...Hilton, Hampton etc... Glad we chose to stay here, you will be too.
~ Two Thumbs Up!! ~
A Warm Home, A Great Location
I was recommended to stay at Les Lezards by a close friend. She said it was beautiful, peaceful, perfectly located, and Marcus, the owner, treated everyone who entered like an old friend.
When entering through a small unmarked door near the heart of Getsemani, this hip, happening and upcoming neighbourhood, you walk in a white lush cool courtyard. Clean, bright rooms welcome you back after a long day on one's feet and a plunge pool on the roof in which to sip champagne (byob).
I recommend Les Lezards to those who want to stay in a truly wonderful home and leave what is quite a mad city, completely relaxed.
New Jersey/New York
What a great time!
The place is clean, located in a nice area and the staff is beyond hospitable! Marcus and his staff were extremely friendly, very helpful when I had questions about the area and overall a pleasure to deal with. He was very responsive when I had questions prior to booking. The place is clean, modern amenities and still feels like part of the old city. I am very happy with my decision to rent from Marcus. I look forward to my return visit!
Excellent host and staff take very good care of all your needs
This little guesthouse is situated very conveniently for access to the old town and all the historic buildings and great restaurants. The rooms are spotless with lovely linen and towels and are cleaned each day. Air conditioning, hot water, wifi, breakfast cooked to order, nicest staff, friendly tortoises, superb host - we loved it. We arrived too early for booking in and Marcus accommodated us and got us into our rooms as soon as possible. Then we needed to check out late as we had an evening flight. Again, despite being busy, Marcus kept us a room (and there were 8 of us!) so we could have the day in Cartagena and be able to shower and change before leaving. Included in the cost of the room is collecting travellers from the airport on arrival. We were already in Cartagena so they arranged to take all of us and our extensive luggage back to the airport for our departing flight. Nothing was too much trouble. Marcus will advise on places to eat, sites to see and provides maps wiTh directions. The guesthouse is small but is all that is needed for a city break - somewhere safe, clean, cool, convenient, friendly, with good facilities. Would recommend highly and would stay there again.
Marcus is a gracious host, and his house is beautiful and perfectly located. We could not have had a better experience in Cartagena and can't wait to return! I've stayed in Cartagena before, but this was by far the best experience.
Not just a place to stay; part of the experience of visiting Car
Marcus is creating a special oasis atmosphere at his getaway "house" in the heart of Cartagena. He started with a great location, outside the Centro area, but within short walking distance of everything. A photographer by trade, he is combining his artistic eye with an obvious passion for design and aesthetic. Each room has its own theme, details of which are evident in the styles, colors, and decorations. We stayed in the "Mexican" room the first three nights, then got to experience the "African" room when we cancelled reservations at the last apartment we had booked soas to spend an extra three nights at Marcus'.
Being in the room felt like a sanctuary, relaxing and quiet, removed from the bustle on Cartagena's streets. There are also a couple of common spaces at the guesthouse. We were spoiled each morning by Manuela as she cooked us a filling breakfast of bacon and eggs, along with fresh fruit and smoothie's made from local tropical varieties. We made friends with other guests and spent time exploring the city with them, something that rarely happens in a hotel environment. Marcus himself is a rolodex of information on the city and surrounding areas. Simply by spending the time to point out things of interest and places to eat around town, he added immense value, arranging for taxi's and providing maps of the area as well.
He is also building a sustainable business from the bigger picture standpoint, buying supplies used at the guesthouse from local stores and thus enhancing the community. He is providing steady employment to his personel and treats them well. He lives at the house along with his two teenage sons, making himself available to his guests. Seeing him teaching his 17 year old the different aspects of the business, and watching his attention to detail as he personally works on the latest room renovation, is part of what makes his place special.
The best of Cartagena!
I stayed with four friends at Les Lezards in Cartagena. Pleasing five ladies is no small feat, yet each one of us was thrilled with his beautiful B&B;, and not least, Marcus himself. The rooms were beautiful, as was the shared space, and I could easily have enjoyed a day simply relaxing with a book at the B&B;, and enjoying the hospitality of Marcus, Epi and Manuela. If you are going to Cartagena, Les Lezards is perfectly situated - close to the action without being right in it. The square near the house has local entertainment nightly, and gives you a little flavor of Cartagena life.
I look forward to returning to Les Lezards -and hope it's soon!
The five of us in my group spent a week in Cartagena, staying at Les Lezards, and we were all entirely pleased. Marcus is the perfect b&b; host: friendly, helpful, personable, and easy-going; his staff - Epi and Manuela - were wonderful. Our breakfasts were delicious; our rooms were clean; our beds were comfortable. The location - just a five-minute walk from the center of the city - was perfect for us. I definitely plan to return to Cartagena and want to stay at Les Lezards again!
great place to stay
If you have picked Cartagena to travel good for you, you'll like this place is like havana Cuba but better kept, safe and warm, and if you haven't picked where to stay then look no farther, this is it. I stayed here for a total of 6 days, very clean, close walking distant from everywhere, if you'r not latino then usually your skeptical on where to stay in a latin country, but walking to and from the main areas in the city at any time is safe because of lighting, there's always people around so no danger of been alone in a dark alley, and Marcus the owner and the staff are very happy to help on anything and make your stay a wonderful one, i'm from Canada so i know safe and clean when i see it and i work in the hospitality industry so rest assure you'll enjoy your stay here, and don't be shy to try the bars and restaurant close by you'll be wonderfully surprise.
Best Experience in Cartagena
What a great Hotel (Guest House). The hotel owner and his staff really "do" a great job looking after their guests! Made my time and experience in Cartagena even more wonderful. One of the best vacation I've ever had and one of best guest house I've stayed at... Very clean and located in a safe area with quick access to city center, restaurants, bars, and shopping malls.
When I visit Cartagena again there no question where I'll staying!
Absolutely wonderful stay!
This lovely guesthouse was perfect for our time in Cartagena. It's incredibly charming -- we had a romantic stay, from the open-air shower to the private patio nook under the stars to the cozy bedroom filled with books, it was just about perfect.
Marcus was a wonderful and very gracious host -- super friendly and kind, pointed us in all the right directions, and just took great care of us in Cartagena. Thank you, Marcus! If you get a chance, be sure to stay here. Better than staying in the walled center as well -- this neighbourhood is much more charming and has got a more local vibe.
We can't wait to be back!
We really enjoyed our stay in this hotel, was amazing. The service, the location, the rooms and the breakfast couldnÂ´t be better. I am Colombian and I felt very good to know that in Cartagena you can find places like Les Lezards.
ambiance familiale a Cartagena
cette guesthouse se trouve dans le quartier de getsemani,qui a l avantage d ĂŞtre trĂ©s calme et proche( 10 mns a pieds) du centre historique , tout en Ă©tant dans les murs classĂ©s au patrimoine mondial de l'Unesco!..la maison en elle mĂŞme est trĂ©s relaxante grace a ses 2 terrasses ensoleillĂ©es, ses chambres elles sont a l'ombre et climatisĂ©es, mais aussi relaxante grace au propriĂ©taire ,Marcus, qui en FranĂ§ais donnent tous les conseils pour que le sĂ¨jour a Cartagena reste inoubliable ! le personnel est adorable, le petit dĂ©jeuner gĂ©nial , le tout dans un Ă©tat de propretĂ© irrĂ©prochable ..j y ai passĂ© 11 jours et j y retournerai sans doutes ..
I stayed at Lez Lezard during the holiday season for 4 nights. After staying in the Old City for several nights and out in the Rosario Islands for a few days, I wasn't sure what to expect in the Gestsamni district. I wanted an opportunity to mingle more with the locals and get away from the crowds in the city center. I got what I wished for!
The location of this guesthouse is safe, quiet (except NY Eve - all the locals blare their music, just bring ear plugs and you are good to go!) and clean. Manuela and Eppie cook a full, delicious breakfast everyday and keep the place running. Rooms are small and nothing fancy, but comfortable. Ac and bed in my room rocked! The rooftop terrace and jacuzzi is a perfect place to relax with a book and a local cerveza. I especially liked the 2 resident gatos, including Foolhencio, the newbie...what a character! They had 2 small turtles roaming around as well.
Marcus, the owner, was very helpful. If you are a first timer to Colombia, his knowledge was invaluable. He arranged our airport transfers, a trip out to La Boquilla with his trusted taxi driver and a ride on a Chivas bus on NY Eve. I am still cracking up about how much fun that was! He is generous with his knowledge of local eateries, etc.
Cartagena was a fabulous vacation destination. Overall, a great experience!
Perfect getaway just outside of the old center
Just a short walk away from the old town center, this guesthouse provides a charming atmosphere, private roof top soaking pool and air conditioned rooms. Old National Geographic's lined the wall of our room, which was clean and quiet. The provided breakfast was beyond expectation in quality and quantity. Thank you for making our trip memorable, we look forward to returning soon!
Kyle and aleja
To start, Marcus, the house owner, is a doll. A warm smile in a faraway place.. The sweetness of his way imbues Les Lezards with warmth and openness. The entire decor is cute and meaningful to your location, with excellent quaint architectural detail. The roof jacuzzi/porch is the cherry on top. Manuela and Epi, the lovely housekeeping/cooking staff are delightful. You will be in the center of city nightlife. Try to make your way on foot. Rustic, and yet cozy. Whether you are traveling alone or with companions, this place is perfection.
Les Lezards - Fantastic!!!
What a beautiful perfect guesthouse!! Marcus is an amazing proprietor, he made me feel so welcome, arranging for a driver to meet me at the ariport in the middle of the night... welcoming me personally after a hectic day of travel... The guesthouse is in the perfect spot in Cartagena -- I feel I really got a 'real' taste of the city... Breakfast was delish, the jacuzzi was magic.. when I go back to Cartagena I will stay there again!!! No brainer!
Philadelphia, PA USA
Charmant! Exquisite! Encantador!!!
I've stayed in all types of places, including in Cartagena. I frequently payed double and more for places that didn't offer half of the charm and hospitality that Marcus graciously bestows on all of his guests. The location in the heart of the Getsemani' section of the Centro Historico is perfect. The airport pickup and delicious breakfast topped off a truly wonderful stay and experience at Lez Lezards. Marcus and his entire staff could not have been more accommodating and gracious. Thank you, Marcus! Este sitio, ubicado en el mejor pedazo de Getsemani es simplemente encantador. Se lo aconsejo a cualquier viajero buscando excelente atendimiento a un precio razonable. Cuando regrese a Cartagena, volvere' a Lez Lezards sin duda!
Philadelphia, PA EE.UU
Les Lezards (LL) is a perfect spot for your stay in Cartagena . Marcus and all of his staff (Bifabia, Manuela et al) are absolutely charming people who make you feel at home. First impressions are lasting, and Marcus sees to it that is taken care of by sending his driver to greet you at the airport. This made our evening arrival into Cartagena stress-free and within minutes we were out exploring our dining options. Marcus is a long-time resident of Cartagena and can facilitate any travel curiosities you have. The rooms are cute, comfortable and clean. The house mascot is a gregarious turtle who is a well-mannered and most unique dining mate. I can't say enough about how normal Marcus and everyone at LL is. None of the pretentiousness of hotel stays. Ll is a really wholesome, down-to-earth place which I promise you'll enjoy. Don't miss an opportunity to stay @ LL while in Cartagena. I only wish I could've stayed longer. Que disfrutes de tu estadia a LL!!!
Best place we stayed in Colombia
A beautiful place that is perfectly located. The rooms are lovely and the facilities excellent. The staff and service are top-notch and the food is delicious. The host is very helpful and caring. Couldn't recommend this highly enough.
Un coin de paradis Ă CarthagĂ¨ne
Un sĂ©jour inoubliable dans un coin de paradis Ă CarthagĂ¨ne. L'hĂ´tel est petit mais charmant, silencieux, dĂ©corĂ© avec goĂ»t; le personnel trĂ¨s acceuillant et disponible. Le must : une douchiĂ¨re ouverte sur le ciel... Je recommande vivement!
Maria y Paula Gomez
Definitely recommended. You will enjoy the cozy atmosphere and personality of each room (we stayed in most of them). The breakfast is amazing. The B&B; is located at walking distance from the Centro de Convenciones Cartagena de Indias, Clock Tower and the Ciudad amurallada. The neighborhood is still full of locals, so expect to find a truly caribbean-latin flavor around the hotel. The owner and the girls that help him are very warm, they will make you feel at home.
We will surely comeback. Loved it! It is one of our favorite spots in Cartagena.
Superb B&B; located in Getsemani, Cartagena
We (2 adults and 2 kids) had a great stay in this B&B.; Located in Getsemani you can explore Cartagena by foot. The house offers a very good breakfast service and the owner helps you with recommendations and booking of day trips. For us it was great and we surely will come back to this place!
Cynthia, Faisal, MarĂa, john, Astrid and Alec
MĂ©xico, D. F.
Marcus we would like to thank you for your hospitality and excellent service. Your employees were extremely warm and friendly and your personal aproach to your guests was heart warming. Your councel on the places we should visit were right on target and very helpful. The location of the house was very centric and we felt at home. We send you a big hug and hope to see you soon. Cynthia, Faisal, MarĂa, John, Astrid and alec.
Great place to stay!
We were very lucky to have chosen this place to stay for our vacation. Neither my friend or me are big planners but Marcus (the owner) helped make our stay fabulous. He provided maps, recommendations, helped us set up transportation, etc. The place is amazing and the staff was incredibly friendly. Also, loved the location, close to everything. Definitely recommend staying here.
Beautifully Refreshing Sanctuary
I had a wonderful experience with Lez Lezards from beginning to end. I contacted Marcus via email months before my reservation and he e-mailed me a great list of things to do/see in Cartagena to help me plan for my trip. His correspondence was prompt, informative, warm and professional.
Marcus arranged for someone to pick me up from the airport as well as a tour of the city upon my arrival. Lez Lezards is located in a very quaint, beautiful and safe area of Getsemani, Colombia. As a single, female traveler I felt very comfortable walking around the neighborhood on my own, even at night. Also, Marcus provides each guest with a small map, and often checks in to make sure you are getting around ok.
The B&B; itself is amazingly unique, clean, and welcoming. The staff are all very warm and helpful. I stayed in the Blue Room, a perfect cove to escape the Cartagena heat during the day. The room is equipped with an air conditioner and a great selection of books. Every morning a delicious breakfast of eggs, toast, bacon, fresh fruit, fresh fruit juice, water, coffee and/or tea was prepared to my liking and every morning it was delicious.
If I am ever in Cartagena again I will not hesitate to reserve a room here. Excellent service with a warm family feel!
Real Riad in Cartagena!
We loved our stay!
Privacy, relax, sensations,... the best place to rest in Cartagena.
Picturesque area, always alive!
The rooms are romantic and comfortable.
Private pool and shower atalaya are a real paradise under the sun.
Manuela's delicious breakfasts are one of a kind, with two colourful tortoises hanging around.
Thank you Marcus for your hospitality from the very arrival at the airport!
Hope to see you back soon.
Tessa and Auna
New York, NY
Les Lezards is an incredibly comfortable and welcoming B+B in the heart of the Gestamemi neighborhood. Marcus was an excellent host - he was able to help us arrange for multiple day trips to the islands and was an excellent resource for answering questions we had about daytime activities, restaurant, shopping and nightlife in cartagena. The staff at Les Lezards were extremely kind and accommodating. We had dinner prepared for us one night and enjoyed drinks in the hot tub on multiple occasions throughout our three week stay. The breakfasts were excellent - fresh juices, coffee, eggs, cereals, and fruit every morning! I highly recommend this B+B and will definitely return on my next visit to Cartagena.
This beautiful house in Cartagena is just awsome! well located, charming, romantic, good service..we'll come back for sure!
Charming neighborhood and fantastic host
Marcus was the absolute best. He made us feel right at home and he consistently went the extra mile to assist us in all of our travel plans. The B&B; is a gorgeous house and is well-located (just a short walk from the walled city). The rooms/beds were very comfy and in the morning, we were treated to a delicious breakfast complete with fresh watermelon juice. I hope to return to Cartagena and I would definitely stay here again.
Tim & Bernd
Stayed for a week in late March 2012 and found Les Lezards to be an oasis of calm in the midst of Cartagena. The staff were always friendly, courteous and accommodating. Marcus, the owner, went out of his way to offer tips and suggestions on restaurants, sights, and how not to overpay for taxis. When one of us was faced with a bad sunburn, he even went to the local store to buy us Milk of Magnesia and aguardiente, ingredients for a locally recommended concoction that soothes the pain of sunburn. We would definitely stay here again.
Les lezards is the best b&b; in Cartagena. I stayed w a friend for 3 weeks and we loved every moment the house and staff are very friendly and cook a great breakfast (which is included!) we had a blast w them. Love the location in Getsemani. It's out of the bustle and tourist old center but only a five minute walk from every site in Cartagena. The biggest resource is Marcus. He picks you up at the airport which is very nice on your first day. He also will help you organize any sort of excursion (big and small) and is full of information about the city. Definitely will return to this slice of paradise :-)
Made our Stay in Cartagena Very Enjoyable
We totally enjoyed our week in Cartagena. Marcus is a fantastic host and he has a beautiful home. Although our room was small, the "public" areas in the home are really comfortable. We really appreciated the dipping pool on the upper floor - lovely after a day of walking around town. (We also appreciated the a/C in our bedroom - Cartagena is hot and humid.) Anais, the cat, is beautiful (I always love a place with a cat) and there are also a couple of tortoises onsite. Breakfasts were wonderful - plenty of fruit, juice, coffee, eggs and bacon. (Loved the arepa con huevo one morning.) We really felt at home there.
We really enjoyed being in Getsamani - you're close enough to walk to the sites, but in a real neighbourhood. There are a couple of excellent and inexpensive restaurants nearby, as well as the Cafe Havana - the place if you want to go dancing. Marcus knows Cartagena well, and can give lots of advice on restaurants, places to see, etc.
I will definitely stay there again if I come back to Cartagena.
Nice Option for Cartagena
We picked this B&B; based on Tripadvisor reviews. Getsemani is not located in the walled city per se, but it is very close to the action and has charms of its own. The local are around the hotel is fine with lots of interesting local sites. The B&B; itself is nicely arranged and comfortable with lots of tropical plants. Rooms are comfortable and nicely appointed. Marcus is a spectacular host who is quite knowledgeable of the local area and goes out of his way to make your stay comfortable and convenient.
Beautiful City-Beautiful Home
My first trip to Cartagena and what a wonderful time I had. Due in part to my stay at this lovely guesthouse. Marcus and his staff could not have been better at making me feel at home. The house is centrally located and I walked everywhere. You feel as if you are part of the community.
Marcus is the owner and very attentative to his guests. Manuela makes a great breakfast to send you off on your day of sightseeing and when you arrive Effrain will give you a tour/orientation of the Old City.
All in all I can't recommend the B&B; enough. Cartagena is a beautiful city and Marcus has a beautiful home.
Marcus's love nest.
My girlfriend and I loved our stay in Cartagena and at this wonderful house. Make sure you stay on the main suite... Marcus the owner has great taste and his staff is friendly and make you feel at home. Enjoy this place.
San Francisco, CA
Live like a local, get real, stay here...
This was the absolute best choice I could have ever made in Cartagena. This was my first stop on my first visit to Colombia and I was hesitant to commit to anything. I was also concerned about committing to a private house situation site unseen. I got over my concern because Marcus is the most laid back, easy going guy you could ever hope to deal with. He is a wealth of information about Cartagena, answers his phone, responds quickly to emails, is totally low pressure, and is an honest and reliable guy. All of Marcus' descriptions of the property, neighborhood, and city were an under promise and over deliver situation all the way. He tells it like it is and lets you make your own decision.
Upon arrival, I was met at the airport by the house manager Efrain. Efra is as cool as they come, grew up in Getsemani, and is totally knowledgeable about the city and the neighborhood. He immediately made me feel at ease and gave me the lowdown about where to go and where not to go on a quick orientation tour of the neighborhood. By the end of my stay I felt that Efra was a friend.
Manuela, who runs the house by day, makes a mean cup of coffee, a delicious breakfast, and keeps the house spotlessly clean. She is as sweet as they come and totally dedicated to your comfort and happiness.
As for the house, as mentioned, it is kept very clean and is absolutely lovely in every way. It is quiet, but right near all the action, it is on a safe street, with neighbors on doorsteps throughout the day and night, and is extremely easy to feel at ease in. The rooms are comfortable and cool, the beds are just right, and the common areas are a delight. The kitchen is large and airy and amply stocked in case you want to do any of your own cooking.
To give you some perspective, you can walk to the clock tower from the house in less than 10 minutes. It is absolutely to tour by foot all of the main tourist areas of Cartagena from this property any time of the day or night. Getsemani is lived in and full of cool locals where you will get a feel for the life of the every day man in Cartagena. I couldn't recommend this neighborhood or house enough.
I hope this helps anyone contemplating a stay here. I can assure you, when I return to Cartagena, I'll be reaching out to Marcus again.
charming house in great location
We had a great stay in this relaxed and slightly eccentric house. The friendly tortoises were a surprise bonus! The location is in a lively residential area with a small plaza and corner shops, about five minutes walk from the centre of Cartagena. The house is an interesting set up with a mix of indoor and outdoor areas, - the lovliest room is accessed by a ladder fixed to the wall, - no good if you have heavy cases or vertigo! The air-con was a blessed relief after several days without in Taganga, as was the plunge pool. The housekeeper cooked breakfast for us every morning and did our laundry. It is a very personal house filled with photos and things collected on the owner's travels.Highly recommended.
Enchanting Setting, Impeccable Service
This is a lovely guest house with the full flavor of Cartagena. The home itself is an architectural gem, with unique rooms and multiple terraces for taking in Cartagena's spectacular sunsets and breezes. I especially loved the patio shaded with mango trees outside my room. The owner took care of my every need, from arranging a writing desk so I could do work to recommending a doctor for an allergic reaction. The onsite staff was equally helpful and welcoming. They met me at the airport, tailored my breakfast precisely to my preferences, and were on hand to make my stay comfortable in every way. I enjoyed staying here more than a hotel because there is access to the kitchen to cook meals and because you are able to have a more local experience staying in a residential as opposed to a touristy neighborhood. Markets, cafes, and nightlife are all in close walking distance, as is the charming Plaza Trinidad, where it's wonderful to spend an evening people watching. Yet the house itself is tranquil and quiet - a wonderful retreat from the bustle of Cartagena. Overall, this is an excellent value for such a convenient location, beautiful setting, and warm and friendly service.
New York City
Back soon !
My wife and I spent last fall in Cartagena and stayed at this cozy house in Getsemani. Comfortable, clean, safe and friendly staff at a very convenient price. The housekeeper is an excellent cook ! We miss her arroz con coco and fried pargo !
Cartagena is definitely amazing and you need more than a few days to fully appreciate it, especially if you go to the Rosario Islands. We'll be back soon.
Bob and Susan
Wonderful Property, Location and Host
Spent 5 day's in this fantastic part of the world and couldn't have enjoyed our time in Cartagena more. To top it off we had a fantastic stay at this property which was in a great location in Getsemani. To say I was sceptical about renting a property over the internet was an under statement but Marcus was very helpful and honest throughout. He ensured we knew everything about the property and most importantly the best bar's, restaurants and sight seeing options in the area. On arrival at the airport we were picked up as promised and at the house Manuela was a star making us great breakfasts every day and looking after all of our needs over the stay. The house is extremely quite, secure ,clean, comfortable, and has all the facilites you require to enjoy the stay. The jacuzzi is nice after a hot day exploring the streets as is the air conditioned bedroom. I would highly recommend the property and location.
Muy linda casa !
Inolvidable Cartagena y esta linda casa donde nos quedamos mi esposa y yo. Era nuestro segundo viaje a esta ciudad donde ya fuimos hace diez aĂ±os. El desarollo es notable y muy positivo. El centro es hermoso y perfectamente restaurado y Getsemani, que no conociamos bien, es encantador y autenticamente fuera del tiempo. No es dificil imaginarse en los tiempos de las obras de Garcia Marquez...
Gracias a todos en la casa por hacernos pasar unas super vacaciones !
Maison super ! Cartagena, depaysement assure !
Ma copine et moi avons loue cette maison pendant dix jours. On voulait finalement connaitre cette ville enchantee que nous avons vu dans tant de films. La maison est charmante, comfortable et tranquille. L'endroit ideal pour une escapade exotique et romantique ou pour passer notre deuxieme lune de miel. On n'oubliera pas les longs fins de soirees dans le jacuzzi sous les etoiles, les delicieux mojitos de la Habana ou de la Vitrola, les incroyables murs et fortifications de la ville,...Cartagena, depaysement assure !
On retournera. Merci !!!
Beyond our expectations !
My two daughters and I spent our Easter vacations in Cartagena, a beautiful and exotic city, beyond all our expectations. We fell in love with the city and with this cozy and comfortable house. Each of us had a different room and all where charming and very comfortable. The housekeeper had every morning an amazing breakfast ready in the patio and always took care of us when we needed something in the house or during our daily sightseeing. The house is very well located and close to everything in town and at the same time it is very quiet and relaxing. The perfect place to rest after walking through Cartagena's hot streets !
Now, all our friends in Berlin want to go to Cartagena !!! Thank you !!
Bellissima casa, comodissima ed esotica ! Siamo stati benissimo ! Volevamo conoscere Cartagena e stare un po al caldo e quasi non volevamo piu tornare a Roma...tra le delizie che ci preparava Manuela, la citta indimenticabile, il sole, la spiaggia e la rumba siamo quasi rimasti...
Torneremo a fine Dicembre per Capodanno, dicono che e il massimo !
Grazie a Manuela e a Marcus ! A presto !
Giancarlo, Roberto e Marco
Super maison de charme
Ma femme et moi avons passe de super vacances a Carthagene, dix jours de soleil quand il faisait moins 5 chez nous. La maison est charmante, romantique, tranquille et tres comfortable. Merci a Manuela pour s'occuper toujours de nous et pour ses delicieux repas typiques...
On a bien profite de notre super chambre a coucher, du jacuzzi sur la terrasse et des siestas dans la hamaque du patio.
Inoubliable Carthagene ! Rendez-vous a l'annee prochaine
TrĂ©s agrĂ©able maison Ă Cartagena
Cette maison est vraiement belle et avec beaucoup de charmes. Pleinde petis coin bien organis?s : barbecue, jacuzzi. Mirador sublime. Jolie petite cuisine ?quip?e.
Un d?lice de maison qui peut rappeler les maison de ?cheur du sud de la France.
Best travel experience ever!
This was my first time in Cartagena and I completely treasure the wonderful time I had there. Staying at this house was awasome because it is located in a very convenient and beautiful part of the city, the service was great and I had all I needed there. It was very comfortable and cozy. The city itself is one of the nicest cities I've been to. I spent hours and hours walking around the historic center and never got tired. There is very nice restaurants and bars I'm sure you would also enjoy.
Beautiful city and exciting nightlife ! Thanks to Marcus for the great time we had at his place. Comfortable rooms, great service and magic atmosphere ! The location is perfect, close to the marina where we chartered a sailing boat to go the the Islas del Rosario and to the best bars in town !
Buenos Aires, Argentina
El mejor lugar en Cartagena!
Mi marido, mi hijo y yo hemos pasado las mejores vacaciones en esta hermosa casa en Cartagena. Un sitio mĂˇgico y lleno de buena energĂa, muy bien ubicado, con excelente confort y ademĂˇs muy romĂˇntico! Es un sitio al que sin duda regresaremos. Gracias por darnos la mejor estadĂa en el mejor sitio. Ultra recomendado!!!
Cristina from Miami
A vacation that exceed all expectations
Every year our extended family does a large group vacation. We have done this all over the world and thus have had quite of experience.
This year has been by far one of the most memorable. Casa Getsemani did not dissappoint. It was most comfortable, from the arrival at the airport everything was taken care of in great detail, as they really paid attention to our likes and wishes. There was something for everyone. The location could not be better suited for our treckking independly or as a group. Although, it was hard to leave the wonderful compound at times.
The most peaceful yet charming place in Colombia.
Es una casa muy agradable, muy comoda y muy bien ubicada, cerca la centro historico de la ciudad.
La atencion a cargo de Manuelita...lo maximo!
The Best Hotel Boutique in Cartagena de Indias (Colombia)
Belle maison, Ă©tonnante et charmante.
Ona louĂ© cette maison pendant dix jours avec des amis (trois couples et deux enfants). Le sĂ©jour a Ă©tĂ© innoubliable. CartagĂ¨ne est une ville magnifique. Cette maison est dans le centre historique, prĂ¨s de tout.
Les chambres sont trĂ¨s indĂ©pendantes les unes des autres et la maison est Ă©tonnante dans son architecture. La mezzanine de l'entrĂ©e fait office de suite avec sa petite terrasse et sa vue extraordinaire sur l'arbre qui pousse au millieu du patio.
Le petit jacuzzi est adorable, ainsi que la petite terrasse tout en haut pour prendre le soleil.
En fin... on est vraiment depaysĂ© dans cet endroit. On a beaucoup apprĂ©ciĂ© Marcus, son propriĂ©taire pour Ă§a gentillesse...
fresh lobster bought at the local market cooked in my own house
it was a perfect week we went for a wedding and had a few days to our selfs after the house and the staff were out of this world with us and the little one we felt like we had our own house for the week , and we slept like logs perfect temp in the house for such a hot city. chartagena is a wonderful magical place full of colour and spanish castles fantastic for walking around all day, and then to the beach nice!