Old City 1BR: Balcony, washer/dryer, AC, wifi...
Apt. / Condo
Old City 1BR: Balcony, washer/dryer, AC, wifi...
The magic of Cartagena is in wandering the streets of the beautiful colonial walled city. Choose the Moneda Apartments (studio, one bedroom, &/or two bedroom) and you are right in the heart of that magic each day of your stay.
The apartments are located on the 2nd floor of a two-story building (a clothing store is on the ground floor). In this listing we're highlighting the one bedroom apartment, which is ideal for a single person, a couple of friends, a couple, or a small family.
You'll love sipping your glass of wine or morning cup of Colombian coffee on the balcony while people-watching and getting a true taste of Cartagena life!
*Balcony overlooking Calle de la Moneda with bistro table & chairs
*Living area: Lounge seating for 4, sofa bed, Smart TV
*Dining area: Table seating for 4
*Fully equipped kitchen
*Counter seating at kitchen
*Quiet bedroom with double bed, TV
*Full bath (with rain showerhead) has two doors: one to bedroom & one to hallway
*Air conditioning (mini-split in each room)
*Fans: ceiling and floor
*Wifi/Internet (dedicated broadband!)
*Hot water in the shower and sinks -- not all places in Cartagena have this!
*Towels: dish, hand, bath & beach
*First aid kit
*Extra single portable mattress
SHARED AMONG THE 3 APARTMENTS:
*Clothes washer (with laundry soap) & dryer
OPTIONAL SERVICES (at additional expense):
*Colombian meals &/or cooking classes in the apartment
*Housekeeping during your stay
*Tour guide services
Once booked, guests receive a multi-page document (in English) with information on the apartments and Cartagena. I have lived in this city for more than two years, traveled around Colombia quite a bit and would be happy to answer any questions or give advice via email or phone prior to your trip.
Upon arrival in Cartagena, our multilingual (Spanish/English/French) apartment manager will meet you at the apartment at the agreed upon time to let you in, show you the place, and give you keys. While he doesn’t live on site, he is never far away; he'll help you with any apartment needs during your stay. Should you want tourism assistance, or a cook or cooking class while there, feel free to ask!
If you’d like a smaller or larger place, or if you’d like to book multiple apartments (parties of 1-12 can be accommodated), please let me know. You can also visit my other Cartagena listings by clicking on my TripAdvisor profile photo.
We normally have a 3 night minimum stay requirement, but will accept 2 night stays on a case by case basis with the addition of a cleaning fee. Please ask if you're interested in a two night stay.
We partner with 'Pack for a Purpose', an organization that links travelers who'd like to help fulfill wish lists of non-profits in developing countries. We work with community organization Foundación La Vecina in the Boquilla section of Cartagena & would love to have your help!
We look forward to having you!TripAdvisor property ID 3288642...Read more
Old City 1BR: Balcony, washer/dryer, AC, wifi... Cartagena, Bolivar Department, Colombia
Additional Location Information
These apartments are located in the San Diego section of the magical Old City of Cartagena, within the 500 year old Spanish colonial walls. Colonial architecture abounds!
The building is on Calle de la Moneda, which is a busy and lively street during the day but quiet at night. The street is lined with shops and a couple of small, inexpensive restaurants. Just about everything is closed by 8 pm, however, so you’re not disturbed by noise during the night.
At the far end of Calle de la Moneda is the Exito department store which sells everything from groceries to electronics plus has an ATM. One street away in the other direction you'll find the popular Juan Valdez coffee shop and the main University of Cartagena building. And a block around the corner is the beautiful Parque Fernández de Madrid surrounded by plenty of nice restaurants and cafes.
As transportation hubs for local buses and shared taxis are a couple of blocks straight down this street, Calle de la Moneda is widely used by Cartageneros as they go to and from work, school, etc. (and to shop!). You are in the heart of “real” Cartagena on Calle de la Moneda!
Walking is the best way to get around the Walled City – it’s great wandering the maze of quaint streets. But you are never far from the surrounding walls so you don’t have to worry about accidentally straying too far!
If you are in a hurry or want to venture outside the walls, taxis are inexpensive and easily flagged on the street. We are a 5-10 minute/US$6 taxi ride from the airport, and a 5-10 minute/US$3 taxi ride away from other sites/areas, such as San Felipe Castle (the huge old Spanish fort) or the tourist dock (for the boats to the Rosario Islands, where many prefer to go for the beach), or the beaches of Bocagrande, Laguito and Castillogrande.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, City vacations, Warm winter getaways, Waterfront
How to get there
Nearest airport: Cartagena Rafael Nuñez Airport (CTG), 2.98 miles Nearest ferry port: Manga Cruise Terminal, 2.98 miles Car is not necessary
Left on 11/24/2013 for a stay in November 2013 | Old Colombian handReviewed Nov 24, 2013Stayed Nov 2013
This apartment is large, airy, comfortable, well-equipped, thoroughly air-conditioned and very well serviced. It costs less than half the amount of a reasonable, non-luxury hotel room and sits halfway between the Cartagena old-city tourist center at the clock tower and the luxury hotel zone just inside the city walls. Sitting on the balcony overlooking one of the principal old city access streets is steady fun, morning or evening. The single flight of stairs is manageable and two supermarkets, three bakeries, restaurants of several price levels and atms are all very handily located within about a block.
It was great to meet you & Susan and *very* glad that you enjoyed everything so much, especially the Fiestas Novembrinas! :) See you next time!
A FlipKey verified reviewer
Left on 08/04/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 4, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
Estuvimos 8 días muy confortables. La atención de Henry y de la chica ayudante de tareas Excelente.
Henry siempre atento y solícito a nuestras necesidades.
El trato con Barbara muy cordial y también muy eficiente en resolver situaciones.
El lugar muy bien ubicado.
Sin duda para recomendar. Muchas gracias. Saludos cordiales.Lb
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