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Old City Balcones Two Bedroom #204/205- AC/WiFi/Hot H20- Walkable to everything!

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Stunning views of Old Cartagena!  Los Balcones rooftop deck as viewed from observation tower!
#204 one bedroom with mini kitchenette combines with studio #205 to make an accommodating 2 bedroom!
1 of 35Stunning views of Old Cartagena! Los Balcones rooftop deck as viewed from observation tower!
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Overview
2 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
2 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
This 2nd floor 2 bedroom apartment in historic Los Balcones is in the heart of the Walled City! The combination studio and 1 bedroom create a perfect 2 bedroom for a maximum capacity of 6 guests at a great value. This apartment is gorgeous with travertine walls and tile throughout. A common door leads from the studio to the living room of the one bedroom apartment. This combination 2 bedroom boasts three (yes that's three!) bathrooms and two mini kitchenettes, each featuring a coffee maker, toaster, induction burner and stainless steel skillet, microwave and small refrigerator. Double french doors lead to a cozy private balcony. Both the balcony and expansive rooftop deck are great perches from which to enjoy the typically bustling Cartagena street below. People watch to your heart's co...This 2nd floor 2 bedroom apartment in historic Los Balcones is in the heart of the Walled City! The combination studio and 1 bedroom create a perfect 2 bedroom for a maximum capacity of 6 guests at a great value. This apartment is gorgeous with travertine walls and tile throughout. A common door leads from the studio to the living room of the one bedroom apartment. This combination 2 bedroom boasts three (yes that's three!) bathrooms and two mini kitchenettes, each featuring a coffee maker, toaster, induction burner and stainless steel skillet, microwave and small refrigerator. Double french doors lead to a cozy private balcony. Both the balcony and expansive rooftop deck are great perches from which to enjoy the typically bustling Cartagena street below. People watch to your heart's content! The views of the skyline of Cartagena is simply magnificent! Los Balcones is centrally located and within walking distance of restaurants, nightlife, museums and historic attractions. Enjoy the ambiance, people and culture, and the fantastic central location. Great for families, friends and couples. Amenities include hot water which is not available everywhere in Cartagena. Yasmina, our caretaker, will be available to do laundry for guests at a charge per load. (She will use a laundry bag labeled for each apartment making it hard to lose any of your laundry.) No laundry service on Sunday. Visitors to the Caribbean naturally flock to Cartagena. It's not just home to the largest Spanish fort in the Americas- more impressive than Campeche, San Juan, or Havana. It's not just the splendid walled city - designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984. As much as anything it's the people and culture. Immerse yourself in Cartagena's captivating and colorful history. Visit the amazing naval museum and imagine yourself an adventurer or better, a buccaneer! Have our delightful concierge, Benjamin, arrange an enchanted back alley tour of the city that will have you begging for more stories of colonial intrigue! Wander and get lost in Cartagena's vibrant streets. Eat street food! Have a tropical juice from fresh squeezed zapote or mamey! And then when you are good and tired, pay tribute at the Monumento a los Zapatos Viejos, or better yet, escape the hustle and bustle in your comfortable and cool apartment! Everything you need or desire is within short walking distance of your apartment. A large supermarket, Exito, is just around the corner from the apartment. The iconic ambassador of Colombian coffee, Juan Valdez, now adds his name to a chain of Juan Valdez Cafes, one of which is located just a block away. Beautiful colonial buildings and plazas, cafes, pastry shops, terrific restaurants and bars, museums, the wall itself and the fort - All are within walking distance of your apartment. The neighborhood is typically busy and crowded during the day, but very tranquil and peaceful at night, as there are no bars and restaurants lining our street. It is not necessary, nor is it recommended to have your own car in the Walled City! Walking is definitely the way to explore the area. Taxis abound and are very economical. Be sure to negotiate. You should be able to get around the walled city and surroundings for about 5000 pesos during the day and 6000 pesos at night. Catch a romantic horse drawn carriage to take you back to the apartment at night.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
1) Smoking is permitted only on a private balcony or the rooftop terrace. 2) Noise- Maintain a noise level respectful of other guests. 3) Visitors- Minors are only permitted when accompanied by their parents. All visitors must depart by 10pm. The manage is allowed to verify visitor identification and reserve the right of admission. 4) We comply with all local laws regarding drugs and prostitution- not allowed. Not too many rules. Enjoy!
Bathrooms
3 Full baths
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About the Owner
Deb B
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2009
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Reviewed 2 April 2019 via mobile

Everyone was extroadinarily helpful and went out of their way to be sure all was excellent. The people at the desk, the shuttle ..the other people who work there respond right away to all requests and they are very knowledgeable Very happy with all ....More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Judith G
debborra b, VR Owner at Old City Balcones Two Bedroom #204/205- AC/WiFi/Hot H20- Walkable to everything!, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write the thoughtful review.

Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

The location is crazy, smack dap in the middle of all the bars and restaurants. Including hot water btw ( bonus). It was all good just a week ago...... Can't wait to go back

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Joey W
debborra b, VR Owner at Old City Balcones Two Bedroom #204/205- AC/WiFi/Hot H20- Walkable to everything!, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Thanks for your comments Joey! I am glad you had a great time. I agree the location couldn't be more central. I look forward to your return!

Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn’t change a thing! Loved the condo. Great central location. These guys made themselves available whenever we needed anything. And they gave us good local recommendations. Check in and check out processes were very smooth...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Dmitry R
debborra b, VR Owner at Old City Balcones Two Bedroom #204/205- AC/WiFi/Hot H20- Walkable to everything!, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Thank you for the thoughtful review! Our concierge, Benjamin, is amazing. He is so attentive to our guests. Thanks again and please come back!

Reviewed 24 May 2018

We really enjoyed our stay at the Oid City Balcones. Benjamin was so wonderful and made our stay unforgettable.

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Matthew W
debborra b, VR Owner at Old City Balcones Two Bedroom #204/205- AC/WiFi/Hot H20- Walkable to everything!, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Thank you for your stay. We are so fortunate to have Benjamin! He is amazing and so attentive to all of our guests!

Reviewed 19 March 2018

It was a girls trip and this was the perfect location for us. We could walk everywhere! We had two apartments 204 & 205 and the space was perfect.

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Julie M
debborra b, VR Owner at Old City Balcones Two Bedroom #204/205- AC/WiFi/Hot H20- Walkable to everything!, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

So glad you had a great time Julie! The central location does make the apartments very nice. Thanks and come back.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

2 friends and I stayed for 4 nights and this was the perfect place for us! We rented a 1 bedroom apartment (205 I believe) that included 2 twin beds and a pull out couch, and it was plenty of room and very comfortable for...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank lindzococo
debborra b, VR Owner at Old City Balcones Two Bedroom #204/205- AC/WiFi/Hot H20- Walkable to everything!, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Thanks for the wonderful review Lindsey! I am so glad you and your friends enjoyed your stay. Benjamin is certainly terrific. We couldn't do without him. Please come back sometime!

Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

The apartment was perfect location everything was walking distance. The apartment was clean, Benjamin was very helpful. Safe

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank Boli I
debborra b, VR Owner at Old City Balcones Two Bedroom #204/205- AC/WiFi/Hot H20- Walkable to everything!, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Thank you for the nice review. Our manager, Benjamin, IS a very wonderful person! I hope you have the opportunity to come back.

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Had a great stay in the 2 bedroom apartment. Centrally located and you can walk to everything. Highly recommend.

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank fredd878
debborra b, VR Owner at Old City Balcones Two Bedroom #204/205- AC/WiFi/Hot H20- Walkable to everything!, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Nice review! Thanks. The location of our Cartagena apartments is priceless!

Reviewed 10 April 2017

My boyfriend and I spent 3 nights in Cartagena at this lovely apartment. Very comfortable and clean, in the middle of all the action. Loved the balcony. Having air conditioning and hot water was a huge plus. We will definitely like to return someday. Cartagena...More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank Joansardin
debborra b, VR Owner at Old City Balcones Two Bedroom #204/205- AC/WiFi/Hot H20- Walkable to everything!, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Thanks Joan for taking the time to write such a nice review! Balconies, AC, central location and hot water are definitely a plus. Hot water is not readily found in Cartagena. Although you can get by in Cartagena with only cold water, it sure is...More

Reviewed 29 March 2017

We just arrived a few days ago and cannot wait to go back. Our apartment was located right along the walled city. Walking distance to Clock Tower where you could grab a quick bite from local street vendors, and work your way to any tour...More

Date of stay: March 2017
Thank DAO1210
debborra b, VR Owner at Old City Balcones Two Bedroom #204/205- AC/WiFi/Hot H20- Walkable to everything!, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

I am so glad that you loved Benjamin (is there a person that does not think he is amazing?!) and the location. I certainly look forward to your return to Cartagena! Thanks for the lovely review.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Blender
Ceiling Fans
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dryer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Paper Towels Provided
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Staffed Property
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Watersports Nearby
City Getaway
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
Located in the vibrant San Diego neighborhood, everything you need or desire is within short walking distance of your apartment. A large supermarket, Exito, is just around the corner from the apartment. The iconic ambassador of Colombian coffee, Juan Valdez, now adds his name to a chain of Juan Valdez Cafes, one of which is located just a block away. Calle de la Moneda is typically busy and crowded during the day, but very tranquil and peaceful at night, as there are no bars and restaurants lining our street. Catch a romantic horse drawn carriage to take you back to the apt.
Getting around
The Walled City of Cartagena is simply a delight best experienced on foot. You can explore the entire city this way. My recommendation is to simply wander, get lost (don't worry- you can't!) and then catch a horse drawn carriage or taxi (safe and economical) back to the apartment. Cartagena is a UNESCO world heritage site filled with beautiful colonial buildings and plazas, cafes, pastry shops, terrific restaurants and bars, museums, the wall itself and the fort. It is not necessary nor recommended to have a car in the Walled City! Taxis abound and are very economical. Be sure to negotiate.
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