As cliche as it sounds, you really do 'leave your stresses' at the door when you walk into Hotel Anandá's grand lobby, all pinks and lilacs with a subtle scent of incense.
And if the multi-layered garden patio, with its gentle rustling of leaves and vibrant colour combinations, fails to put you in a state of spiritual nivarna, then we don't know what will.
Rooms are flawless, with a distinct 'Arabian Nights' feel noted in the clean cotton furnishings, gloriously draped four poster beds in the deluxe suites and ethnic throws that infuse warmth into the polished floors and wooden beamed ceilings.
After a hot and sweaty day pounding the streets, a soak in the ceramic free standing bathtub is pretty much all you need to get back into that meditative state once more.
Decor aside, the heartbeat of this boutique bolthole is definitely the culinary high to be had at the in-house restaurant, Carmen, a foodie experience that can only be matched by its sister branch in Medellin.
If you are lucky enough to be staying at this hotel you simply have no excuse not to try Carmen's delectable tasting menu that will set the standard for your tastebud voyage in the city.
No doubt about it, Anandá hotel is the perfect destination for your next spiritual awakening.
THIS IS WHAT WE LOVE
* Having one of Cartagena's most accomplished restaurants right under your nose
* Keeping cool and fresh with a dip in the pool and a dessert splurge on their amazing artisan ice creams
* Leaving the 9-5 mindset at the door and re-connecting with your mind, body and soul, in 5* fashion of course
* Even if you can't splash the cash on a deluxe suite you can still enjoy some four poster bed action on the rooftop terrace
* The fantastic range of unique cocktails make for a nightcap dreams are made of
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
* This is a 23 room hotel, with three types of rooms to choose from
* The restaurant can get busy on the weekends, so make sure you book ahead if you want to get a top table
* A complimentary breakfast and welcome cocktail is included in the price of the room
* Laundry service is available at an additional cost
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- Air Conditioning
- Family rooms
- Swimming Pool
- Rooftop Terrace
- Meeting rooms
- Free Wi-Fi
- Concierge Service
- Lounge bar
- Safe Deposit Box