Casa Amarla

Live a Surreal Caribbean Stay at Casa Amarla

You are going to just love this magnificent colonial villa in the heart of Cartagena's old town. Casa Amarla (to love her in Spanish) is a magical mansion steeped in history that's ideal for a romantic tryst in Colombia's Caribbean paradise.

  • This Is What We Love

    • Classic decor that transports you back in time

    • This colonial villa couldn't be better located. A stay here puts you within five minutes of the best bars, restaurants and sightseeing in Cartagena
    • It's impossible to get tired of what is arguably the best rooftop view of the Cathedral in Cartagena. Make sure you have breakfast here

    • For a group of 10-12 people this is possibly pound for pound the best place to stay in Cartagena
  • What You Need To Know

    • The house operates as a hotel so you need to book well in advance if you want to rent the entire place

    • There's always someone on the property to provide room service

    • All of our vacation rentals come with breakfast and airport transfers included. If you need extra services please reach out to our team
  • Written By

    Logo aulatrés Rainbow Nelson
    Founder of This Is Cartagena. I've been writing about travel in South America for Wallpaper*, VICE, WSJ Magazine, Jetsetter and the Robb Report for 20 years
  • The Details

    Number Of Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms

    Optimum Occupancy: 12

    Beds: 6

    Price: $2,950.00/Night

    Price (High Season): $4,425.00/ night (rates) ?

    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

    High season 

    Dec 15- jan 15

    Address: Calle Ayos 4-29, Cartagena, Colombia

    Neighbourhood: El Centro

    Rating: This is Cartagena

WHY THIS IS CARTAGENA

  • With Us, The City's Yours

    We've got more than just the keys to your house. Our talented team of local insi…

    Concierge Services

    Arriving in a new country can be daunting. To make you feel right at home we’ll …

    Quality Assurance

    We’ve slept in every bed in town and have hand-picked a blissful collection of C…

    Insider Intel

    We really do know Cartagena better than anyone. Our talented team of local insid…

  • Concierge Services

    Arriving in a new country can be daunting. To make you feel right at home we’ll send out a member of our Cartagena travel team to check you in and get you plugged into the Caribbean groove

  • Quality Assurance

    We’ve slept in every bed in town and have hand-picked a blissful collection of Cartagena’s top pads that will make you yawn with yearning. We even up the specs at most places with complimentary airport transfers and a breakfast of champions served fresh every day on all of our vacation rentals

  • Insider Intel

    We really do know Cartagena better than anyone. Our talented team of local insiders has cherry-picked the very best the city has to offer so you can experience Cartagena like a local. We’re on-the-ground, all-year-round so we can share with you all of our favourite things to do and places to eat, drink and relax


  • THE LOWDOWN

     

    Amenities

    • In-House Cook
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming Pool
    • Rooftop Terrace
    • Breakfast Included
    • TV
    • Wi-Fi
    • Mini Bar
    • Coffee Machine
    • Concierge Service
    • Room service
    • 24-HourMini-bar
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • 24-Hour
  • FULL LISTING

    This delightful 6-bedroom house was where the Cartagena boutique hotel scene first started. Celebrated Cartagena architect, Gustavo Pinto converted this beautiful colonial house into the very first bolthole more than a decade ago.

    It’s recently gone through a loving refurb with new US-owners adding some inspirational art to the hotel’s historic colonial charms.

    The rooftop pool is the place to hang during the searing Cartagena afternoons and there's no better spot to start the day with your complimentary breakfast and a cup of the world's best coffee.

    The owners searched for hotels in Cartagena walled city with an enchanting mix of historic Spanish architecture and old colonial houses found within the barrio.

    The Caribbean flavor and color captivated in the city’s quaint streets and bustling neighborhoods is what was first seduced them into making Cartagena their new home and they've tried to maintain the house's links to the city's vibrant inhabitants.

    Steeped in colonial grandeur and old-world charm, you'll be mesmerized by the magic of flickering candles, palm trees nestled in the courtyard, and canopies rustling in the breeze above.

    Walk into a bygone era, a time of adventure and discovery when merchants of the Spanish empire built palatial properties in faraway lands on the back of slave labor.

    The property tells its own story of centuries of change, turmoil and triumph, and the craftsmanship that went into building the most beautiful city in Colombia.

    Named ‘Amarla’, Spanish for ‘to love’, this home from home for travelers from around the world is blessed with many beautifully handcrafted items picked up by the owners on their own travels. Each of this property's seven magical suites are named after natives birds from Colombia.

    With a subtle color palette that combines the essence of Cartagena, white-washed walls and the colors of the Caribbean, this beautiful colonial bolthole is an oasis in the heart of Cartagena's bustling historic center.

    Two fantastic restaurants are on your doorstep, Agua de Leon and La Perla and a couple of killer ice cream spots to choose from, it's conveniently located for lazy days hanging at the hotel.

LOCATION

  • Centro

    Cartagena's nerve centre serves up breathtaking colonial architecture, the city's top attractions, finest hotels, eateries and drinking dens as well as being the administrative and cultural heart of the city. 

    Centro has lost none of its importance thanks to the universal lure of its colonial pomp and the concentration of government buildings, hotels, tourist attractions, bars and restaurants in the area. 

    Cartagena's finest hotels and restaurants have taken over the uber-casas built by slave traders and Spanish plunderers in the 17th century. 

    The richest residents knocked up stunning two and three-storey mansions by the westernmost tip of the walled city, where they bagged the sea breeze and first whiff of pirates. Today only those at the very top of Colombia's rich list can afford to maintain these opulent houses in their original residential state.



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