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Absolutely the best value in the heart of Cartagena, $400 per night.

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 270 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 full Baths, (Sleeps 2-5)

When we started on VRBO and Homeaway there was no one else doing it in Cartagena.

Besides being the best location and nicest most luxurious apartment in the old city we have many benefits to enhance your stay we can arrange airport pickup for a very reasonable price. Fresh cut tropical flowers, and concierge service are included.

We have the best views of Cartagena for when you want to just hang out in the apartment.

There is a full time butler that services the apartment daily and you will never want for fresh clean linens and towels.

There is an optional cook for a very reasonable price, about US$15 per day and if you have her stay after 5pm to serve dinner an extra $5 for transport home.

The pool deck is private to the apartment, you do not share it with any other facility. The pool is small and you certainly can't swim laps but it is a great place to refresh on a hot day while taking in the views of Cartagena.

There are 2 bedrooms with full bath. The main bedroom spans the entire front of the apartment and has a 30 foot balcony over the main street of Cartagena. The master bath has a huge shower with twin heads all tiled in corolina "Travetine" twin Morano glass sinks and plenty of closet space for your belongings.

The guest bedroom can be set up as twin beds or a king sized bed. A full sized bathroom adjoins this bedroom.

This lowers floor also houses the laundry, kitchen and servants quarters.

Up stairs there is another full bathroom and the entertainment area including a nautical bar, upper lounge area, front balcony and pool deck with a beautiful new coralina barbecue.

The front balcony is a superb place for sunset with the cupola of San Pedro Claver church right across the street.

Several photoshoots have been done from this balcony including JCrew plus a number of national TV stations have filmed from here.

The best way to get a feel for this magnificent apartment is to read the reviews and see what other travelers have said about their stay here.

If you want a luxury holiday where every detail has been taken care of for you this is the place to stay.

More Details

Property Manager
Greg Hills
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
25 March, 2017

About Greg Hills

I am an Australian ships captain working on megayachts so I know what luxury is. I purchased this property and did a complete reconstruction to make this the nicest user friendly place for my home.

Greg Hills purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Greg Hills chose Centro

Its dead center of Cartagena. You can't get more central. It has absolutely the best views with stunning balconies overlooking all the major attractions of the city.

What makes this apartment unique

The best city views from 3 balconies, absolutly the most central location, private large rooftop jacuzzi. Great security. luxury, Luxury, luxury.

There is not another apartment that offers its visitors a better experience. We are dedicated to helping you with your vacation from meeting you at the airport to helping you with tours and excursions. Its our goal to make your stay a memorable one.

Guestbook comments from the manager

What a great review Mathew. Thank you. Its great to be appreciated for the effort we put into making this the best stay in Cartagena. You were a pleasure to look after and I hope all my guests are as responsible and respectful of my property as you.

All the best. Greg
Apr 2016
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment El Centro Centro

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 270 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Huge luxury bathroom, double shower heads in monster shower.
  • This is a gorgeous big bathroom lined with coralina a fossilized coral quarried in Colombia. It has a very large shower with 2 big 6 inch diameter shower heads, twin morano glass sinks and ratan closet fronts. 8 ft high double doors open onto a 30 foot balcony over looking the main street of Cartagena and San Pedro Claver Cathedral.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Can be a queen size bed or 2 twin size beds
  • Comfortable good size bedroom, very quiet and great for sleeping late after a night on the town.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(57 traveller reviews)

Absolutely the best value in the heart of Cartagena, $400 per night.
average rating of 4.9298244 based on 58 reviews
5

A birthday wish come true!

  • 5 of 5

This property is absolutely AMAZING! The booking process with Greg was a breeze! He was very accommodating, and easy to communicate with. My husband and I rented this house for my birthday and I couldn't have ask for a better place. The outdoor area is breathtaking; the pool deck was our favorite. We sat outside and played chess, listened to music through the surround sound speakers, and tanned in the hot Colombian sun. Jorge, (the live in house manager) went above and beyond to make sure we had a wonderful time. He set us up with in home massages, arranged transportation, and made us great aloe vera/papaya smoothies. This home is located in the heart of the action. There are plenty of restaurants/shops in close proximity and it is located in a safe/secure area. We will definitely be returning in the near future, and we highly recommend booking this property!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Aasjah for the very nice review. It was a pleasure to have you in my home. I spoke with Jorge and he tells me what wonderful guests you were. My very best wishes go out to you. Regards Greg
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Faded glory

  • 3 of 5

We were excited to stay at this luxurious property in the heart of the walled city, but ultimately we were disappointed. This property is truly in the center of the action! Unfortunately, there seems to be a lack of attention to detail both with respect to service ( butler provided but not especially helpful) and cleanliness. We engaged the services of the optional cook. We were told that this would cost $15 daily but on the day of departure we were asked to pay $20 per day- a reasonable charge but not as advertised. Prepared meals were acceptable. Note that the pool is small and not suitable for swimming. We were expecting a larger pool based on the photos.

Views from the terrace were lovely. Location is secure.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I always urge people to submit honest reviews and thank Richard for his views as it helps us do better in the future. I am sorry this guest had very little positive to say about the apartment and hope that potential guests will read the other reviews here before making a judgment. As regards to the butler and cook please see what every other guest we have ever had the privilege of receiving has had to say about their demeanor and talent. The discrepancy in the amount paid for the cook was a result in the guest requiring her to stay after hours and necessitating her to get a taxi home as public transport stops at 5pm. Even so this review will make us try even harder to become the number one vacation rental home in Cartagena. We know you work hard for your vacations and we will strive to make it the best holiday of your life.
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5

Lovely home with a beautiful colonial view.

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a nice stay in Cartagena. We much enjoyed this home. Jorge was very helpful and the food was delicious. Jorge made smoothies each morning out of a different fruit that we had never heard of before. The highlight was Tamarillo or Tomate de Arbol, fantastic. We slept in the second bedroom because the master can be a little loud in the evening and bright in the morning. It is nice to have a place for respite from the crowds and hawkers, particularly when the cruise ships arrive. It is a beautiful city and a beautiful, spacious and ultimately convenient place to enjoy it from. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been happier with this beautiful place and the wonderful service that came with it. Our group of 5 adults had lots of room and the location could not have been better to walk to restaurants and explore the city. We enjoyed renting a private boat and having lunch on the island. So fun to watch the weddings at the Cathedral and the processions around them. Many thanks to George and everyone who made this stay so special!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

paradise in old town

  • 5 of 5

This place makes you feel like a Colombian king. It's located in old town in the walled city and is an easy walk to get anywhere. We enjoyed the cafe El Baron next door for lunches each day. The balconies are great to hangout on both day and night. Greg was helpful and easy to communicate with as well.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Greg and everyone at the home were incredible. He went out of his way to make things comfortable for our family of four, which includes a 2 year old and 4 month old. Jorge and Billie also make sure everyone is comfortable and we could not thank them enough for how great they were with our children. Billie also makes incredible food and was a great way to us eat fresh, local food.

We loved the location, close to everything, but in a quiet enough area that we all slept fine. The home is beautiful with great views in every direction. The pool was also a life saver for getting out of the heat, especially for our 2 year old.

We would stay again in a second. Absolutely loved our time in Cartagena and everything about the home.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment El Centro, Cartagena

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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2 night minimum stay
£645
for 2 nights
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£2,256
£7,252
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £806

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Location

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
San Pedro Claver
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
San Pedro Claver, El Corral
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Boca Grande
Car: not necessary

If contact in Columbia is needed there is a direct line Spanish only. (57)315 707 5380

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