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
Cartagena is a wonderful city and the location of this hotel was perfect and in walking distance to pretty much everything we needed.
The rooms are spacious and luxurious. Breakfast was restaurant quality. The staff was extremely attentive, helpful and very interested in making sure we were always happy
Enjoyed staying here and highly recommend staying here
The hotel is very pretty, clean, conveniently located, and the staff is super friendly. Breakfast is included and served outdoors by the pool on the 4th floor. It offers a small buffet with fruit, ham & cheese, jam, cereals, natural juices, and different varieties of bread in addition to the a la carte menu.
My only complaint is they have a Nespresso machine in the room, first 2 capsules are free; then on they charge you COP 6,500 per capsule. Funny thing is if you order the same nespresso in the restaurant upstairs – which the make for you with the same capsule and bring to your table – they charge you COP 5,000 for a single espresso or COP 8,000 for a double espresso. I believe a hotel of this category should have free coffee in the room for the convenience of its customers or at least fix pricing. In the meantime bring your own capsules or buy your coffee in the Juan Valdez café at Plaza de la Universidad (2 ½ blocks away).
Tcherassi is an amazing hotel, people are incredible and always willing to help you and assist you in any thing you need. We had a great time during our stay, they were very nice with our kids, we enjoyed very much our stay.