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
...the staff were so incredibly accommodating, they went out of their way to make things better.
We arrived at the hotel for one night in early May of 2019. This was our big splurge on our trip - one nice night in Cartagena. Unfortunately, the hotel was having some repairs done. They'd meant to shut down the entire place but somehow our booking slid in. They tried to make us as comfortable as possible by bending over backwards to accommodate us. They made the best out of a tough situation and so did we.
Pros: rooms are comfortable and spacious, AC is powerful, view is wonderful, pool is lovely, food is really good. Location can't be beat. Staff is wonderful too, especially the manager, Maria.
Cons: we were there on an off day so I'm not sure it is fair to compare our experience.
We would stay here again.
We've never felt such a warm welcome life this before at a hotel. Jaime Rodriguez took care of us and was so genuinely gracious. To booking our tours and to recommending the best restaurants for dinner. I highly recommend staying here at Casa del Arzobispado. Georgous boutique hotel with great staff and Maria the manager went out of her way to make sure we were happy with our stay!
A beautiful boutique hotel in Old Town Cartagena, Colombia. The rooms are spacious with oversized showers. A beautiful pool is in the center of the enclosed courtyard. The staff is professional and there to accommodate your needs. The hotel has good security and is right in the middle of Old Town. There are many fine restaurants within walking distance, as is the Spanish Fort and the beaches.
We really enjoyed our stay here and appreciated the character and helpful staff. Great location in Old City close to many great restaurants. Quiet beautiful rooms and pool area. Would highly recommend.
The location of the hotel is very good. The atmosphere is charming. Bathroom was small with no counter space, shower glass door did not close appropriately, water from shower head lacked force, ran out of toilet paper with no extra toilet paper available.