This is a *beautiful*, well located, small hotel. Our room (#3) was a decent size and had all the bells and whistles - AC, DirectTV, safe, fridge, nice bed, huge family-style bathtub and room for my son's play pen. (The hotel provided the play pen.) While the room wasn't huge, it felt large because of the high ceilings and the bright white walls.
We stayed here for five nights and loved that we could walk absolutely everywhere in the walled city. I think we literally walked every street. The staff is very informative and friendly without being intrusive. Also, they put up with us and our sometimes loud, cranky toddler son for five days!
The breakfast is fantastic - fresh juice, fresh fruit, egg dishes, patacones, toast, coffee. Yum.
If you are traveling with a small child or a person who has mobility limitations, I recommend staying on the first floor. Also, if you or your companion is modest, you may not like the configuration of the rooms - or at least Room #3. The bathtub/shower is integrated into a corner of the room and the toilet is separated by a louvered door. It didn't bother us, but it may not be ideal for all guests.
One more thing - a nearby plaza is being renovated, so there is some construction noise but we could barely hear it from our room. I think that wherever anyone decides to stay in Cartagena, however, there will probably be construction noise nearby as this city seems to be in a constant state of restoration and maintenance. Afterall, it is OLD. That's the point, though, right?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Alfiz Hotel is located in a XVII century colonial house in Cartagena's historical quarter. It´s situated between the city´s two oldest squares, close to the cathedral and governor's palace.Consequently our guests may find high-class colonial features in its interior. The restoration and decorative design of our eight rooms take in to account the most important periods of Cartagena's history in order to provide a stylish getaway and encounter with Colombia's historic city. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Alfiz Hotel Cartagena