4 stars

Casa Mango


    The details

    Ideal for weddings and large families, this 8-bedroom mansion was one of the first colonial properties in the old town to get a tasteful facelift.

    Built in the 17th century, this Caribbean mansion was famously home to Jose Fernandez de Madrid, Colombia's poetic ruler in 1816.

    It was restored to its former glory in the early 1980s when an influential American investor took a shine to Cartagena's rundown historic centre. It has held a special place in the heart of colonial Cartagena ever since.

    Tucked just away from the hustle and bustle of Cartagena's version of Venice's Piazza San Marco, the Plaza Santo Domingo, and the city's enticing nocturnal attractions and our favourite restaurants Carmen,  La Perla, Don Juan and El Santísimo, the house works perfectly for large groups looking for a little added privacy.

    While some of the fixtures and fittings have seen better days, the mansion's lived in feel ensures that you can really relax and enjoy your time here without worrying about breaking any priceless family heirlooms.

    Cooking classes, yacht hire and massages are not included in the price of the house rental but can be arranged through in-house concierge services. Just ask how it works.

    Depending on the boy-girl make-up of your group, the property can sleep up to 20 people with a total of 13 beds (6 kings, 7 singles) spread between eight generous bedrooms.

    All but one of the rooms comes with air conditioning and en suite bathroom. You will have to draw straws for the box room adjacent to the house's luxury swimming pool and patio area.

    The colonial mansion's refurbishment stayed true to its colonial appeal using hand-painted tiles and other traditional materials as well as maintaining the house's original colonial layout.

    The property's tasteful American owner added some modern comforts including a swimming pool and his Cartagena-inspired paintings adorn many of the rooms to make his international guests feel right at home.

    * It's the perfect location large families or weddings
    * The extra privacy of having your own Caribbean bolthole
    * Located in the heart of Cartagena's beautiful old town near Cartagena's best restaurants Carmen, La Perla, Don Juan  and El Bistro
    * Happy staff that want to make you even happier
    * Lazy days and evenings hanging by the verdant pool area
    * A full Colombian breakfast served by the pool

    * You need to book the house in its entirety
    * If you want to hire it for a wedding, it can seat up to 100 people
    * If you are planning on throwing a party, you will need to pay extra for the cleanup
    * Do not confuse the house's name with the Plaza Fernandez de Madrid, named after the house's former owner
    * Cooking classes, yacht hire and massages are not included in the price

    Our talented team of local insiders has hand-picked the very best the city has to offer. From tailor-made tours and bona fide experiences to the best places to stay, eat and play in Cartagena, we've got the keys to the city.

    Book with us and we'll leave them under the welcome mat for you.

    We're a local company. Book with us and you get:

    * Up to 30% off the best tours & experiences in Cartagena
    * Exclusive discounts and upgrades on boat rental
    * City Concierge services. Get exactly what you want, when you want
    * Table reservations at Cartagena's best restaurants
    * The local lowdown on what's happening in Cartagena during your stay
    * An intoduction to the faces and places that make us smile
    * Our local knowledge at your fingertips

    If you're looking for some help finding the perfect place to stay in Cartagena or need help organising something else, contact our City Concierge team on:concierge@ticartagena.com 

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    • Air Conditioning
    • Dry cleaning
    • Family rooms
    • Spa
    • Swimming Pool
    • Rooftop Terrace
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Concierge Service
    • Safe Deposit Box

    Address and contact

    ADDRESS: Centro, Calle de Santo Domingo, Cartagena, Colombia
    TEL: +57 (5) 660 9128
    CHECK-IN: 09:00
    CHECK-OUT: 14:00
    ROOMS: 8
    From $ 2200/night
    2 nights

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    • Entire House (Low Season)
      $ 2200/night
      The house can only be rented in its entirety. This rate does not apply in High Season - Dec 15 - Jan15
    • Entire House (High Season)
      $ 3500/night
      Rates for colonial and luxury houses during Cartagena’s high season can vary considerably. The high season rate for this property applies for bookings between Dec 15 - Jan 15

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    Casa Mango Centro, Calle de Santo Domingo, Cartagena, Colombia
    From USD$ 2200
    per night
    4 stars