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Villa -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Cartagena, Cartagena District, Bolivar Department

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annieP965
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
“Charm and comfort”
Reviewed 3 April 2013 for a stay in March 2013

My family had a wonderful time during Semana Santa in Cartagena staying at Casa Sofia. The house is so beautiful and also practical - we had three generations living peacefully and in great comfort, with a full kitchen to help us keep costs down!
We are familiar with Colombia but this trip showed us the Old City as never before. We could walk out our door and be part of the Gethsemani neighborhood of ordinary families, hostels and other rentals - a mix which made gathering in the plaza near the house a fascinating people-watching experience. We also could walk to the more touristic part of the Old City, and visit the museums there. Five minutes away was the beach. Having the police hostel next door was a nice security bonus!

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Liked best: The pool and layout, including the open kitchen
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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482jkaise...
New Canaan, Connecticut
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11 reviews
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“Experience Cartagena outside tourist zone”
Reviewed 2 January 2013 for a stay in December 2012
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Spent Xmas with wife and 3 young adult kids in Cartagena. Weather was perfect. City is still not discovered by the average North American tourist so not overwhelmed with that crowd. Casa's location is in Gethsemani, just outside the 'old walls' which allowed for experiencing local culture yet still a 5-10 minute walk to the old city. Villa is nice but a little disconcerting with its' location next to a police station. Lot's of noise outside which took some getting used to. Great local restaurants and bars that are more reasonable than the old city. Would recommend Cartagena and the "casa" to those interested in a little different experience than going to 'another Caribbean island'.

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Liked best: location
Liked least: noise and activity outside
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
2 Jan 2013
Thank you!

A point of clarification - Casa Sofia is located in one of the oldest and most historic neighborhoods within the Walled City - Getsemani. Many confuse the more touristy San Diego as being the Walled City but the walls surround Getsemani as well. Also, thankfully, next door is simply a police dormitory rather than a police station.

I'm so glad you enjoyed the charm and convenience of the neighborhood.
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Alejandra...
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Reviewed 22 July 2017 for a stay in June 2017
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Management Response
24 Jul 2017
Gracias, Alejandra!
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