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 place is amazing, clean, friendly, elegant and very centrally located. The staff is wonderful, professional, and very friendly. They make you feel so welcomed. I do not have anything other than great things to say about this hotel, the food, location and staff. I truly enjoyed my stay, will return, and highly recommend it.
We loved this hotel! It’s location could not be better, the rooftop was fabulous, the rooms were extremely comfortable, and the staff went way out of its way to be helpful (stored our luggage for three days, carried our luggage to and from taxis, helped with reservations, etc.). The price is very fair for the quality.
Hotel Tcherassi was excellent. Staff was very friendly! The room is modern, stylish and clean - also incredibly comfy. The roof pool and bar is a great place to relax. Spa was amazing! Nice breakfast in the morning too. Overall a great place to stay in Cartagena.