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“Home away from home” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Les Lezards Bed & Breakfast

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Les Lezards Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 158 Cartagena B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
84 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Home away from home”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2013

I felt utterly at home during my 5 night stay in Les Lezards. Marcus is an exceptionally helpful host (he even set me on his desktop to skype my husband back home) and his house is extremely well cared for by a team of staff, which really contributes to the pleasant and homely atmosphere. I looked forward to the generous cooked breakfast every morning, surrounded by pot plants and meandering turtles underfoot. I was fortunate to be upgraded to the African room, which is more like a suite filled with books and treasures from global travels. Have to say, the heat and humidity was so extreme I couldn't have stayed anywhere in Cartagena without a small dipping pool and aircon, and this place has both. The only thing that would have improved my stay would have been access to some books in English. The location is perfect-just around the corner from a plaza which is filled every evening with locals and tourists (about 70/30 I'd say) shooting the breeze, sitting on the church steps, drinking club colombias and ducking in and out of the corner shop to watch the soccer.

Room Tip: African room is spacious and unique-though aircon is a little noisy
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank PaulaHWithoutAnAlias
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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oxford
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76 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2013

Lez Lezards is in the centre of Getsemani a short walk from the historic old town of Cartagena but in its own way equally charming. The rooms are simple but comfortable with nice contemporary bathrooms and a great shower. The staff could not have been more helpful and the breakfast every morning consisted of fresh coffee, fruit and scrambled eggs. I really enjoyed my short stay here and would certainly recommend this B&B for good value.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank charmingmanoxford
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2013

This is excellent place to stay, the people are great, Markus is an excellent host could not have met a nicer person and helpful, his staff are great, the place is clean, the neighbourhood is safe as is all of Cartagena at all times of day or night, and do try the food by the church at night, i din't get sick once and is a good option late at night, is full of life and is 5 min walk from the walled city. i recommend this place to anyone thinking of staying here, look no further you'll be pleased and the price is right.

thanks markus for the help and hospitality

Room Tip: They are all good i stayed in the african room, (don't be alarmed by the name). it might be the...
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank javiertoronto
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Bogota, Colombia
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2013

Markus is a pleasant person...and makes of this B&B a world in itself! The decoration...the details, the books...maps, old decorations...Every room becomes an experience and probably the stories he might tell will make of "las noches de Cartagena" a wonderful experience.
We are also grateful for Markus' help and hospitality!
The breakfast was good and served with care.
To improve the stay a more open "public" area different to the kitchen-dinner table would be recommendable.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank TomasNeu
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Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2012

We wanted to stay in a pleasant place where, on top of enjoying the town, we could work with our laptops during two weeks. We were stimulated to chose this place because of the other positive reviews about the niceness of the rooms, and also because we were assured by the owner we would have a good wi-fi and enjoy the view of the bedroom facing the internal patio. But our experience ended up being very different from what we expected.The noise of the old air-conditioning system did not allow us to sleep, so we had to turn it off and endure the first of a sequence of sweaty nights. Also Wi-fi signal was poor. But all that and other details (like not providing shampoo or drinkable water in the room) can be fixed if the owners eventually. On the other hand, something that will be extremely difficult to improve is the fact that the whole place in clumped and feels very small, as they keep building accommodations in what used to be the patio, leaving just small and badly ventilated common areas and accommodations with poor light and no privacy. The construction of some spaces in the roof for a common Jacuzzi and solarium was a clever idea, but still, those are very small (and being in a still non remarkable residential part of the town, the views are not great from there anyway). We thought that all this was a consequence of us aiming for a budget accommodation in an expensive touristic town but, as we later found out, we could have got much nicer places in the charming streets of the walled city for the same cost.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank DeGarbeo
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Mainz
Level Contributor
59 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2012

It is a nice little place, with very friendly and helpful people. The breakfast was prepared with love. We enjoyed it very much when Mildres prepared it! Our room was nice and clean, but incredibly small. The window looked into an aisle and not much daylight came in our room. For the size of the room, the price of 115 USD (double occupany weekend rate and 105 USD week days) was simply too high.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank DXpeditioner
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Medellin, Colombia
Level Contributor
60 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2012

5 Stars! This place is an charming little B&B in the charming and safe area of Getsemani with clean rooms, great breakfast with convenient times, with the best fruit juices ever (ask for 'lulo') and a very nice "staff"! I really enjoyed my stay, even was upgraded the last night for free. Everything is in walking distance and Marcus is a very friendly and helpful host! Enjoy your stay in a special place and a wonderful city!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank DrTripgourmet
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Property: Les Lezards Bed & Breakfast
Address: Calle de las Chancletas 10B-39, Cartagena, Colombia
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Region: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 158 B&Bs / Inns in Cartagena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Les Lezards Bed & Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A beautiful and romantic colonial guesthouse in Cartagena de Indias, in the vibrant and traditional Getsemani area, one of the last truly exotic places in the Caribbean, the most dynamic downtown location where new boutique hotels, bars and restaurants sprawl. Positioned in a quiet street, away from traffic and commercial activities, and just a few feet away from the Arsenal and the booming Calle del Guerrero and Media Luna night spots and at walking distance from all the best restaurants and attractions. The house designed by award winning architect blends colonial with mediterranean style and is decorated with items and maps collected during worldwide journeys. All rooms are custom designed. The cotto floors with spanish ceramic accents help you cool down and unwind surrounded by an abundant tropical vegetation with adult mango and palm trees. Guests can relax in the patios and enjoy an open air tile jacuzzi on the terrace and a mirador/solarium with views on the Cathedral, the churches of San Pedro and La Trinidad and the Castillo San Felipe. The house is on a north-south axis and enjoys plenty of natural ventilation ... more   less 
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