Hotel Casa Don Sancho by Mustique
What We Love
- Daily à la carte breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Within walking distance of Cartagena’s old walled city
- Rooftop hot tub overlooks the Caribbean Sea
- Balconies offer views of the city center and the water
What To Know
- Large groups can rent out the entire property
- Only two guests are permitted per room
- A $6 resort fee per person, per night, will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Free WiFi
You’ll feel right at home in this airy boutique hotel in Cartagena’s historic center. The six sunny bedrooms strike the perfect balance of stylish and cozy — whitewashed walls, fluffy eggshell comforters and subdued furnishings — while the dining room’s bold black-and-white checkered floor is decidedly modern. Take breakfast on your private balcony (in the suite), retire to the intimate courtyard pool or settle in with a glass of champagne in the rooftop hot tub — you’ll enjoy a lofty view of the neighboring houses and the Caribbean Sea in the distance.
In the Area
Casa Don Sancho puts you within walking distance of some of Cartagena’s top attractions. Wander the charming narrow streets of the old walled city while feasting on arepas and exploring hidden courtyards. Take in a dance show or play at Teatro Heredia, a theater inaugurated in 1911 to commemorate 100 years of independence. Or take a day trip to the Islas del Rosario; the 30-island archipelago, about 40 minutes off the coast, boasts miles of white sand beaches and crystal clear water for snorkeling.
How to Get There
Lovely small hotel in the old walled city. It is a beautiful mansion with a center courtyard with a pool. The restaurant was very good and the staff was very attentive. It is a truly lovely hotel in the old walled city.
Wonderful property in the heart of the old town of Cartagena. Perfect location to explore the city. I would recommend staying here for 2-3 days and then spend a night in one of the main hotels in Bocagrande to make the most of your stay. All staff is excellent. They take care of everything and make sure that you have a great time. The food is excellent and the roof terrace is amazing!
We were greeted at Casa Don Sancho with two lovely drinks of our choosing (I had a michelada while my husband had a beer). We got a tour of the home, everything was spotless and immaculately decorated. There was fresh white roses in all of the rooms and relaxing music playing. The pool on the first floor was so wonderful. The lounge chairs next to it are extremely comfortable and great for a little nap. The rooftop was the real stunner with great views of the ocean and city. The staff prepared a romantic 5 year anniversary dinner for us on the roof. They set up a beautiful table, lit candles, played music, and purchased legitimately the most beautiful red roses I've ever seen. The staff were incredibly thoughtful and caring. They organized several dinner reservations for us as well as a trip to Coralina Island. When we got back from Coralina, I had a fish bone stuck in my throat that was really bothering me. The staff was so great, they called the medical help line for advice, prepared hard rolls for me to eat, and it worked! I felt so much better. Casa Don Sancho truly was a home away from home for us. Breakfast was delicious, the bed was comfortable, and we loved the turn down service (water and chocolate)! It was also very quiet at night, which was a nice respite from the busy Old Town. When we walked in the doors at the end of each day it truly felt like we were simply coming home. We can't recommend this hotel more.