Casa del Arzobispado Hotel
What We Love
- Daily American breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- A private outdoor pool secluded from the city’s hustle and bustle
- You can take one of the loaner bikes for a spin around Cartagena
- High-ceilinged rooms filled with antiques, but with all the modern comforts
What To Know
- Children 17 and under are not permitted
- Some rooms are on the first floor looking onto the pool
- Pets are not permitted
- Adults Only
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Built in the 17th century and later the home of Antonio José de Ayos, a hero of Colombia’s war of independence, the 10-room boutique Casa del Arzobispado takes inspiration from the colonial era, filling its many nooks and crannies with religious art. The same Spanish Colonial style extends to the rooms and suites, which are well furnished with antique pieces as well as modern luxuries such as flat-screen TVs, rainfall showers and L’Occitane bath products. Spa services are available upon request, and daily breakfast is included. Go for a dip in the courtyard pool or catch a glimpse of the historic Cartagena de Indias (the Walled City) from second floor rooms or the rooftop terrace.
In the Area
While Cartagena’s historic vibe is certainly a big part of its charm, the city’s restaurants and shopping are decidedly 21st century. Prep for a night on the town with some local threads; hit Ketty Tinoco for whimsical pieces accented with feminine lace, or go for an edgier look (as well as bold printed purses) at Gabi Arenas. Then treat your taste buds to fruit-based cocktails and spot-on ceviche at La Perla, try Caribbean-influenced bites made with fresh-caught seafood at Donjuán, and indulge in a Mediterranean feast with a side of local artwork at FM Restaurante.
How to Get There
Where to begin? Spectacular room - check. Helpful staff - check. Beautiful property - check. Great location - check. If you're staying in the Historic Center of Cartagena, you can't do much better than here.
The pool is small, but delightfully refreshing after a day sweating it up in the tropical sun. There's a great coffee shop next door that will bring your order to the pool and charge it to your room. If you need anything - a car, a restaurant reservation, or tour recommendations, Jaime and his team will take care of everything so all you have to do is walk down the stairs, out the beautiful gate, and your service is ready to go.
Glorious rain shower, plenty of AC for good sleeping.
Nothing to complain about. The room was immaculate, the staff friendly, the property is gorgeous and the location is perfect. Loved the pool and recommend relaxing there with a nice glass or wine or two.
Check in: great job Jaime. Very good information about the city and tours one could take, and Jaime was very enthusiastic about answering my questions, and giving me good tips.
Breakfast: Jaime again works as your server, and does an excellent job. Food is just adequate.
Room 206: needs more lighting. Could barely see anything with all the lights on.
Cleanliness: very well maintained.
Pool/patio: gorgeous with all the plants and flowers! Had hummingbirds too. Really enjoyed this during the hot weather visit.
Daniel at front desk also does a good job answering questions and giving tips.
Location: great. I walked around the streets, and stopped back to hotel frequently to cool off from all the sun in July.
Sleep: slept great actually. Quiet room. 5 out of their 10 rooms were occupied, and with the AC on, barely heard anyone.