We filled the entire place with the guests for my son's wedding and had a fantastic experience. Built in the late 1500's, it has been updated in a sensitive and beautiful way that combines the historical character with modern amenities. The entire 1st floor courtyard is now a pool and there are a wonderful maze of stairs leading up to rooftops decks, pools and jacuzzis. The rooms are set up as individual apartments with a few bedrooms each unit along with kitchen facilities. The staff was wonderful and very responsive to our needs.
It is not a hotel in the usual sense, but more like renting an apartment. It is centrally located and well worth a stay. I would highly recommend Casa Pombo. Cartagena wasn't bad either. We all had a blast.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- CASA POMBO is located in the Historical Centre of Cartagena facing the Cathedral and the Governor's Residence and overlooking the Plaza Bolivar. CASA POMBO is one of the most important architectural and colonial properties in the city of Cartagena. A recent restoration under the leadership of the architect Alvaro Barrera revealed its 17th century original structure en fabulous wall paintings while rendering at the same time modern comfort and luxury. Renting Casa Pombo will open you to today's intimate living and personalized service in an authentic colonial residential palace. Among the five apartments available in CASA POMBO you may choose the one(s) that best suits your needs, or you might wish to rent the whole residence, or a part of it combining one, two, three or four apartments. Each apartment has its own reception area, a fully equipped private kitchen, individual air conditioning and several 42" LCD TVs. Each bedroom is equipped with its own private bath. You also benefit from the use of two pools, one situated on the ground floor patio, and the other one on the rooftop terrace where you enjoy panoramic views of Cartagena's monuments and the Caribbean Sea. Most apartments have an additional private rooftop terrace of their own. During your stay, you will be taken care of by dedicated personnel who will give you all the special attention you need and deserve. CASA POMBO offers you all the services of a grand luxury hotel: trained personnel, 24/7 doorman, front desk to assist you with restaurants reservations, tours, visits, yachts to "Baru" and "Islas del Rosario" islands, cable television, Wi-Fi connection and SPA. ... more less
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