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Old City Balcones Two Bedroom #204/205- AC/WiFi/Hot H20- Walkable to everything!

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Overview
2 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
2 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
This 2nd floor 2 bedroom apartment in historic Los Balcones is in the heart of the Walled City! The combination studio and 1 bedroom create a perfect 2 bedroom for a maximum capacity of 6 guests at a great value. This apartment is gorgeous with travertine walls and tile throughout. A common door leads from the studio to the living room of the one bedroom apartment. This combination 2 bedroom boasts three (yes that's three!) bathrooms and two mini kitchenettes, each featuring a coffee maker, toaster, induction burner and stainless steel skillet, microwave and small refrigerator. Double french doors lead to a cozy private balcony. Both the balcony and expansive rooftop deck are great perches from which to enjoy the typically bustling Cartagena street below. People watch to your heart's co...This 2nd floor 2 bedroom apartment in historic Los Balcones is in the heart of the Walled City! The combination studio and 1 bedroom create a perfect 2 bedroom for a maximum capacity of 6 guests at a great value. This apartment is gorgeous with travertine walls and tile throughout. A common door leads from the studio to the living room of the one bedroom apartment. This combination 2 bedroom boasts three (yes that's three!) bathrooms and two mini kitchenettes, each featuring a coffee maker, toaster, induction burner and stainless steel skillet, microwave and small refrigerator. Double french doors lead to a cozy private balcony. Both the balcony and expansive rooftop deck are great perches from which to enjoy the typically bustling Cartagena street below. People watch to your heart's content! The views of the skyline of Cartagena is simply magnificent! Los Balcones is centrally located and within walking distance of restaurants, nightlife, museums and historic attractions. Enjoy the ambiance, people and culture, and the fantastic central location. Great for families, friends and couples. Amenities include hot water which is not available everywhere in Cartagena. Yasmina, our caretaker, will be available to do laundry for guests at a charge per load. (She will use a laundry bag labeled for each apartment making it hard to lose any of your laundry.) No laundry service on Sunday. Visitors to the Caribbean naturally flock to Cartagena. It's not just home to the largest Spanish fort in the Americas- more impressive than Campeche, San Juan, or Havana. It's not just the splendid walled city - designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984. As much as anything it's the people and culture. Immerse yourself in Cartagena's captivating and colorful history. Visit the amazing naval museum and imagine yourself an adventurer or better, a buccaneer! Have our delightful concierge, Benjamin, arrange an enchanted back alley tour of the city that will have you begging for more stories of colonial intrigue! Wander and get lost in Cartagena's vibrant streets. Eat street food! Have a tropical juice from fresh squeezed zapote or mamey! And then when you are good and tired, pay tribute at the Monumento a los Zapatos Viejos, or better yet, escape the hustle and bustle in your comfortable and cool apartment! Everything you need or desire is within short walking distance of your apartment. A large supermarket, Exito, is just around the corner from the apartment. The iconic ambassador of Colombian coffee, Juan Valdez, now adds his name to a chain of Juan Valdez Cafes, one of which is located just a block away. Beautiful colonial buildings and plazas, cafes, pastry shops, terrific restaurants and bars, museums, the wall itself and the fort - All are within walking distance of your apartment. The neighborhood is typically busy and crowded during the day, but very tranquil and peaceful at night, as there are no bars and restaurants lining our street. It is not necessary, nor is it recommended to have your own car in the Walled City! Walking is definitely the way to explore the area. Taxis abound and are very economical. Be sure to negotiate. You should be able to get around the walled city and surroundings for about 5000 pesos during the day and 6000 pesos at night. Catch a romantic horse drawn carriage to take you back to the apartment at night.More
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About the Owner
Deb B
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2009
Interaction with guests
Our manager and ebullient concierge, Benjamin, will greet you with your keys at either Los Balcones or La Moneda when you arrive. He will also be available for questions, suggestions, arrangements and problems that you might experience during your stay!
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone was extroadinarily helpful and went out of their way to be sure all was excellent. The people at the desk, the shuttle ..the other people who work there respond right away to all requests and they are very knowledgeable Very happy with all ....More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Judith G
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

The location is crazy, smack dap in the middle of all the bars and restaurants. Including hot water btw ( bonus). It was all good just a week ago...... Can't wait to go back

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Joey W
debborra b, VR Owner at Old City Balcones Two Bedroom #204/205- AC/WiFi/Hot H20- Walkable to everything!, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Thanks for your comments Joey! I am glad you had a great time. I agree the location couldn't be more central. I look forward to your return!

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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn’t change a thing! Loved the condo. Great central location. These guys made themselves available whenever we needed anything. And they gave us good local recommendations. Check in and check out processes were very smooth...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Dmitry R
debborra b, VR Owner at Old City Balcones Two Bedroom #204/205- AC/WiFi/Hot H20- Walkable to everything!, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Thank you for the thoughtful review! Our concierge, Benjamin, is amazing. He is so attentive to our guests. Thanks again and please come back!

Reviewed 24 May 2018

We really enjoyed our stay at the Oid City Balcones. Benjamin was so wonderful and made our stay unforgettable.

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Matthew W
debborra b, VR Owner at Old City Balcones Two Bedroom #204/205- AC/WiFi/Hot H20- Walkable to everything!, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Thank you for your stay. We are so fortunate to have Benjamin! He is amazing and so attentive to all of our guests!

Reviewed 19 March 2018

It was a girls trip and this was the perfect location for us. We could walk everywhere! We had two apartments 204 & 205 and the space was perfect.

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Julie M
debborra b, VR Owner at Old City Balcones Two Bedroom #204/205- AC/WiFi/Hot H20- Walkable to everything!, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

So glad you had a great time Julie! The central location does make the apartments very nice. Thanks and come back.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Staffed Property
Cooker
Suitable For Children Under 5
Local Guides/Maps
Refrigerator
Central Heating
Safe
Blender
Dryer
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
A Winter Sun Getaway
Cable/satellite TV
Waterfront
Iron
Ceiling Fans
TV
Microwave
Balcony
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Toaster
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About the neighbourhood
Located in the vibrant San Diego neighborhood, everything you need or desire is within short walking distance of your apartment. A large supermarket, Exito, is just around the corner from the apartment. The iconic ambassador of Colombian coffee, Juan Valdez, now adds his name to a chain of Juan Valdez Cafes, one of which is located just a block away. Calle de la Moneda is typically busy and crowded during the day, but very tranquil and peaceful at night, as there are no bars and restaurants lining our street. Catch a romantic horse drawn carriage to take you back to the apt.
Getting around
The Walled City of Cartagena is simply a delight best experienced on foot. You can explore the entire city this way. My recommendation is to simply wander, get lost (don't worry- you can't!) and then catch a horse drawn carriage or taxi (safe and economical) back to the apartment. Cartagena is a UNESCO world heritage site filled with beautiful colonial buildings and plazas, cafes, pastry shops, terrific restaurants and bars, museums, the wall itself and the fort. It is not necessary nor recommended to have a car in the Walled City! Taxis abound and are very economical. Be sure to negotiate.
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