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.
How to Get There
This hotel is in a great location the the Old city of Cartagena. Steps away from amazing restaurants, shops and the sites. We felt very safe. This city is full of culture and life, the hotel is beautiful and clean the staff is extremely welcoming. Thanks Pedro for you help.
We stayed at the Tcherassi Hotel and spa for 3 nights while in Cartagena. The hotel has a serene and inviting feel and the staff makes you feel very welcome. It’s a nicely designed hotel with clean and well appointed rooms. Their roof top restaurant and pool is the perfect place to unwind after a tiring day of sightseeing and enjoy the Cartagena sunsets. Breakfast each morning always has a lot of cold and hot options and we enjoyed them all. The service is top notch and the front desk staff go above and beyond to help you out with taxis, tours etc. A special shout out to Keilis and Pedro who were always ready to help us with a smile. We would definitely return to this hotel again and would recommend a stay here while in Cartagena.
The hotel and rooms where clean. The service was amazing. Very safe, you can walk around day and night. The surrounding area has a lot of great restaurants and many places to shop. Loved all the old
Spanish buildings, so beautiful.
Felt great from the moment we walked in.
The room was clean, comfortable, and roomy.
The staff made us feel like family, and treated us always with a friendly smile.
We needed the assistance of a medical professional, and it was provided quickly.
I stayed here in March 2019 for 4 nights. It was an excellent experience and I highly recommend this hotel. Every member of the staff that I encountered was very, very friendly and incredibly helpful. I do not speak more than a few words of Spanish so there was a bit of a language barrier and they were very patient while I tried to communicate. The room was impeccably clean and quite comfortable. The rooftop pool was lovely, as was the bar and restaurant. Good quality food. Wonderful location in the historic district. The only negative I can think of was the breakfast - I found it to be very expensive for what was offered. In fact, I dined (including cocktails) at the rooftop cafe for less than what the charge for breakfast was. Other than the cost for breakfast (which, frankly, is inconsequential overall), I could not think of a single negative. 5 stars!!