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Swimming pool 5th floor
Hammock in the Balcony
Balcony overlooking the sea and Cartagena North
Spacious Master Bedroom
Bedroom 2 with King Size bed option (twins together)
Bedroom 2:  twin beds option (with desk)
Traditional wood dinning table
Living room (with TV, books, DVD & CD players)
Bathroom Master Bedroom (with Sea view)
Bathroom 2
Living room (and access to balcony)
Master Bedroom (with sea view, TV, balcony & bathroom))
Modern open plan Kitchen
Sunset from the balcony
Fully equipped kitchen
Master bedroom (desk, mirror)
Floor Plan
Jacuzzi
BBQ Area
Sauna & Turkish Bath
Sun Chairs at the Swiming pool Area
Gym with Sea View
Utility Room (with washing Machine)
Building exterior
Building Main Entrance
View at night from the balcony
View from the flat to the Cabrero lake
View from the building to the City Centre
View from bedroom 2 towards Manga Neighborhood
Even infant facilities!
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Cartagena, Cartagena District, Bolivar Department

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EmJohnson...
Los Angeles, California
1 review
“Great apartment, outstanding attention to detail"”
Reviewed 7 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013

Spacious, clean, stunning views, comfotable beds, well kept facilities, safe, easy to find, it felt like home. The pictures only show a fraction of what you're getting, trust me you won't want to leave.

The beach is right accross, not the best in cartagena, but great for a morning run and to get a taste of cartagena's culture. You can walk to the wall city it takes about 15 minutes or a 7,000 pesos taxi ride.

Special thanks to the cleaning lady (sorry forgot her name), she was very helpful and kind, answered all our questions and provided assistance when needed.

Travelling group: Extended Family
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Martha V
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47 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great Apartment”
Reviewed 24 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013

This is a beautiful apartment right across the street from the beach. The balcony is second to none. Sitting there in the morning listening to the ocean is as relaxing as it gets.
The apartment is super comfortable, our party consisted of three adults and 2 children and we had plenty of space.
Lina is super accomodating, and Zuny, the property manager, is extremenly helpful.
The locaction cannot be beat. you can either walk or take a 5,000 peso (2.5 dollars) taxi to the walled city, the beach is right across the street where they rent tents and beach chairs.

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Liked best: Loved the location, away from all the crowds
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Delilah S
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Second to none!”
Reviewed 17 May 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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As a regular visitor to Cartagena, I am used to stay in good and comfortable places. I have tried every area in the city and I know what to expect of each. Accommodation in downtown is charming but in general no spa or swimming pool facilities and they could sometimes lack basic things such as air-con which you really need if you are in a neighborhood surrounded by walls . Hotels and apartments in Bocagrande tend to be in good condition (specially if new) and in close proximity to some nice commercial areas but the beach is crowded not only with tourists but with locals trying to sell anything to you, also walking to the center could be quite long (over 30 min)
Every time I go to Cartagena I enjoy it. And this time, It was even more so as I was lucky enough to have found this gem of an apartment. It is well appointed, with excellent cleaning standards, good quality bedding and a hammock in the balcony (where I enjoyed every sunset). It is located on Marbella beach which is a long and calm beach (compared to Bocagrande), there is quite a nice gym and spa area in the building, and it is close enough to the center so you could take a walk if you want to. if you go for the cab alternative, there are plenty on offer in Cartagena. Each area in the city has its charm. But in this apartment we enjoyed all at a time. It will be my choice for a good while (I also found it to be good value for money!). Definitely, second to none.

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Liked best: The location is perfect!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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Frederick...
Bogota, Colombia
1 review
“The trip to Cartagena, it hadn´t been the same if I hand´t stayed in this apartment”
Reviewed 16 May 2013 for a stay in October 2012

We loved it!
We stayed in this beautiful apartment with my wife and my parents for nearly a week. We had a fantastic time. Everything worked perfectly. It was was evident they thought of every detail in the apartment. from cork screw and complimentary coffee, to even offering us an unlocked mobile phone during our stay. We felt like at home. Truly recommended.

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Liked best: The closseness to the historic center city
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Greg5220
Gainesville, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Spectacular condo in Cartagena”
Reviewed 2 April 2013 for a stay in March 2013
2
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We stayed here for a week in March 2013, and absolutely loved the place. The six reviews we read before arrival described the condo perfectly, so we were expecting to enjoy our stay. However, it was even BETTER than advertised! The balcony overlooking the beach is spectacular. My wife and I like to walk (a lot) when we travel, so we particularly enjoyed the location, about 10-15 minutes (walking) from the condo to the Centro Histórico. To make a long story short, if we go back, we're staying in the same place! And Lina was absolutely wonderful about answering questions, facilitating payment, etc., etc.

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Liked best: Location and view of the beach.
Liked least: It's probably time to replace some of the bath towels.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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AMS753
Cairns, Australia
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“This condo was like a home away from home!”
Reviewed 23 March 2013 for a stay in March 2013
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First off, this was an absolutely beautiful place to stay. With incredible views on both sides of the building (the balcony overlooks the Caribbean Sea while the guest bedroom and entrance overlooks Marbella and Laguna de Cabrero) and top notch amenities, this vacation rental felt like I had hardly left home. A security doorman ensures safety in a less-than-desirable part of Cartagena, and Cuidad Amurallada was a short 5-minute taxi ride away.

One thing myself and my friends were looking forward to was a beautiful Caribbean beach, and unfortunately, Marbella would be at the bottom of the list. Yes, the beach lies directly in front of the condo, though on warm days we saw overcrowding, rocky sand, and trash littering the shoreline.

The beds were slightly firmer than anticipated, though not unbearably so. Also, if you plan to use the laundry machine, be aware that there is no dryer, and you will be forced to air dry your clothing (not a big deal, though in the humidity in Cartagena took an average of 6 hours for everything to dry). And it goes without saying, the lady in charge of your orientation speaks ONLY Spanish, so if you're not fluent, you're out of luck.

Marbella itself is not exactly the best neighbourhood, though we did enjoy its proximity to many of the city's attraction. Some people might enjoy the sounds of the city (e.g., loud music and partying in Marbella every night), though after about four days, it became a minor annoyance. Also being on the 22nd floor of the building created some air pressure problems, as having more than one window/exterior door open at any given time will create a change in the pressure and violently slam shut every interior door... not the condo owner's fault, just something to be aware of. There seemed to be a constant whistling coming from the master washroom's window, most likely caused by an insulation issue.

We did sincerely appreciate having been presented a number of phone numbers and references to enhance our stay, though the best I can suggest is that if you are planning on a day trip to Islas del Rosario (or Barú), DO NOT use the phone number provided by the condo owner. It refers you to the Cocoliso travel agency in Bocagrande which charges a reasonable price (COP$45,000 minimum/person), but I would highly recommend you avoid going through this agency. Our trip was a miserable two-and-a-half hour boat ride on Yate Alcatraz II, in which the we went out to the Oceanario Islas del Rosario for less than an hour, spent another hour getting to Barú (in which we witnessed four people vomit due to the rocky ride) and a 45-minute stay on Playa Blanca before we were forced back onto the yacht to Cartagena. All around, that was the worst part of our visit; so, if you want to go to Islas del Rosario, find someone other than who was recommended.

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Liked best: I liked the proximity to Cartagena's main attractions, as well as the building's secure feeling.
Liked least: I least liked the agency suggested by the owner for a trip to Islas del Rosario, as well as the air pressure issues caused by the condo's elevation (an uncontrollable issue).
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 18-24
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gailalond...
Jamaica, New York
1 review
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“Nice, comfortable stay”
Reviewed 4 March 2013 for a stay in February 2013
1
person found this review helpful

We had a great time staying at this property. The apartment was comfortable and well-appointed. The walk to the old city was a little longer than we anticipated - more like 20 minutes. And we definitely would advise only doing the walk in daylight, not after dark.

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Liked best: Very comfortable, modern apartment
Liked least: Walk to the old city was longer than we anticipated
Travelling group: Teenagers
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