What We Love
- The vertical garden made out of more than 3,000 local plants
- The bejeweled chef’s jacket — Tcherassi’s take on chef’s whites — hanging in the open-air Gran Salon like a work of art
What To Know
- Rooms facing the street can get noisy
- The rooftop pool is small; stake out a spot in the water before the crowds hit
- The on-site Vera restaurant is excellent, but it’s Italian. If you’re craving local flavors, ask staff for nearby suggestions
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
Colonial mansion–turned–boutique hotel, fashion designer Silvia Tcherassi’s eponymous hotel is a showcase of her signature colorful and feminine style. Thumping music and a giant portrait of the designer in the lobby make a dramatic first impression, but like so many of the city’s colonial homes, the central courtyard is the heart of the action. Here, Tcherassi’s introduced her own spin: a giant, living wall of more than 3,000 plants above the pool.
Bed & Bath
Off the light-flooded hallways, each of the seven guestrooms is individually decorated and named after a fabric used in Tcherassi’s fashion collections. Considered design touches range from whimsical “torn” fabric bedspreads to feathery pendant lamps, and most have balconies and soaring ceilings. Bathrooms, like bedrooms, favor an open-plan layout and all are individually designed — expect an immense rain shower set against an original 250-year-old stone wall in one room, and a deep soaking tub beside a picture window in another.
Aquabar is a seductive spot to grab an evening cocktail before heading down to the hotel’s phenomenal restaurant, Vera. Overseen by chef Andrés Hoyos, the restaurant occupies much of the open-air Gran Salon and serves a menu of fresh, coastal Italian dishes. Sybarites can lounge out in the hotel’s sweet, two-room spa, or find a different sort of relaxation on the hotel’s roof deck, with daybeds and panoramic views of the city and Caribbean Sea.
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Our two night stay at the Tcherassi Hotel + Spa in Cartagena was unforgettable! We had the BEST time ever. We can't wait to visit the hotel again and possibly stay in the other hotel 'La Mansion Tcherassi'. Thank you very much for everything! Until next time. :)
As a great admiror of her clothes and jewelry I thought the hotel will be up to standard.
I was disappointed to the lack of details in the room service. Essentials like body cream and shampoos were not replaced had to call house keeping.
The room has a nespresso machine but only the first two capsules are complimentary. If too expensive for Colombia they should supply the room with regular coffee machines and local coffee
The breakfast was included in the package yet they charge you extra for an espresso.
Service and details should be paired with the room price.
Will definitely not stay here again
we just returned from an amazing trip to cartegena. this hotel certainly added to the great time. the hotel's location is perfect for exploring the walled city but is on a quiet street away from the hustle and bustle of the old city. the staff was very accommodating and helpful with our needs. Breakfast was a great added value and delicious. The room was clean and cool and comfortable.
Absolutely loved our stay at the hotel. We were there in May and the experience was so nice and relaxing. The pool was empty most days. The staff was friendly and attentive...would definitely recommend!
We stayed in this hotel for 3 nights. It is well located in the old city. The hotel is quite nice, The room is very spacious and nicely decorated.
The pool was on the roof. It was very narrow. Not wide enough to handle 2 people swimming laps.
While there seemed to be a lot of staff hanging around, they did not seem to be well trained.
As soon as we got to our room, I noticed the handset of our phone was not working. I called the front desk using the speaker phone. The person at the front desk said she would send some one to check it out. Nobody did. For the whole three days, we had a non working hand set.
We called the front desk asking for a pair of scissors. They said they would sent someone to bring a pair over. Again no one showed up.
We had some issues with checking in. We arrived half an hour early at 2:30. The person at the front desk said we could only check in in 3:00. Not sure she was sticking to the policy or that the room was not ready. I noticed she told other guests the same thing. There is no air conditioning in the lobby and it was hot and humid. We have to ask for a glass of cold water. Some one brought us a cold juice drink which was nice. Then I noticed there was air conditioning in their restaurant and asked if we can wait in there. The front desk person did not know and had to ask. OK. Then at 3 pm, we and another 2 couples who were not traveling with us were given the keys to our rooms.