Where to find Cartagena’s Best Design Hotels - Design for Life. Your guide to the hottest haut-hotels in Cartagena

Best Design HotelsWhere to find Cartagena’s Best Design Hotels

Looking for a hotel in Cartagena that lives up to the designer perfection of your loft in New York or Rio de Janeiro but worried about finding a chintz-fest in Cartagena's old town boutiques?

Relax. We've got your back. If you can't live without your prized Charles and Ray Eames loungers and have been struggling to squeeze your Philippe Starck lamp into your Louis Vuitton luggage, fear not.

It's not all run-of-the-mill whitewashed stucco and Moorish columns in the best hotels in Cartagena.

There are plenty of contemporary architects brave enough to buck the Bali vibe and blend a little modernity into Cartagena's otherwise colonial vernacular.

A new crop of savvy, design-led boutique hotels have upped the hotel game in Cartagena in recent years.

Whether it's the fine lines of local purveyors of good taste - Gustavo Pinto, Mauricio Pinto or Sergio Garcia - Bogotá aficionados Miguel Soto, Edgar Morales and Guillermo Arias or the international style of the likes of Ignacio 'Nacho' Garcia de Vinuesa, the city has attracted a healthy crowd of talented designers dedicated to adding some contemporary flourish to Cartagena's ample colonial charms.

If you like your lines crisp, clean and labeled here are our top picks of the best designer hotels in Cartagena.

 

No. 1 | HOTEL LM

No. 1 | HOTEL LM
If you’re after sleek sophistication with more than a splash of luxury, try the gorgeous maximalist approach adopted by Hotel LM.

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No. 2 | Allure Chocolate Hotel

No. 2 | Allure Chocolate Hotel
Allure Chocolat Hotel’s bright, contemporary ambience and wondrous sea view makes Cartagena’s newest boutique hotel a great option for travelers that like their hotels to look sharp.

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No. 3 | Casa Lola

No. 3 | Casa Lola
A new arrival to Getsemaní Cartagena’s thriving cultural quarter Casa Lola’s lusciously decadent digs are a cut above the rest in this price range.

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No. 4 | Movich Hotel Cartagena

No. 4 | Movich Hotel Cartagena
It's new name - Movich Hotel Cartagena de Indias Small Luxury - is something of a tongue twister but this beautiful property in the heart of Cartagena's old town certainly won't leave you with a bad taste in your mouth

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No. 5 | Casa Aji

No. 5 | Casa Aji
As steeped in history as it is, this place shows no signs of ageing ungracefully, hence it's contemporary name, thanks to its swanky minimalist design that trades cozy trinkets in favour of symmetrical layouts and sharp edges.

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No. 6 | Bastion Luxury Hotel

No. 6 | Bastion Luxury Hotel
A standout central hotel whose grand hall and squishy leathery interiors ooze the discreet luxury of a gentleman's smoking room.

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