Where to start? From the very beginning, Herve was extremely attentive to our needs. He answered all our questions (and we had a lot) very thoroughly and in a timely manner. We were 8 young ladies on a bachelorette trip and the bride was clueless of the things we had planned so we wanted to make sure everything was well planned and prepared before we arrived. Herve also made sure we had transportation to and from the airport and made sure we were well taken care of the entire trip. Clara was there to greet us when we arrived at the beautiful Covadonga apartment. Our bags were carried up the three flights of stairs and we were given a full tour of the house with all its amenities. She walked with us to the grocery store and showed us where we could change our dollars to pesos. She also contacted Clara, who was absolutely delightful. Every morning before we even rolled out of bed, we had a delicious breakfast made for us by Sandra who was ever so sweet. And every evening when we came home, our rooms were tidy and the house was impeccable. On our last full day in Cartagena, Clara sent Sandra with some homemade arepas so we could have for breakfast. Sandra also stayed in contact with our driver one of the days so that he was right where he needed to be when we were finally ready to go on our boat adventure. Herve was also great at putting us in contact with Benoit, who rented us an amazing yacht. Benoit also made sure we were well taken care of when we got to Cholon (Isla Rosario.) Herve also put us in contact with Dhruv, from Hi Cartagena, so that we could host a surprise dinner at our rooftop patio for the bride to be. All the details where well taken care of by Dhruv and his team and we even managed to keep the dinner a surprise until the very last moment. The chef, Juan, was so amicable and the food was delicious! All the little details that were taken care of by Herve, Benoit, Clara, Sandra and Dhruv made our stay so worry-free and wonderful.
The apartment is well stocked with anything you may need for your stay. It is spacious and well kept. Located at the Center of the Walled Old City of Cartagena, the apartment is no more than a 15 minute walk to the furthest point of the walled city. The absolutely only downside to its location is that specifically in one of the rooms, you can hear nearly everything going on outside. The bar next to the apartment (Alquimico) as well as the club across the street (La Jugada) have music playing until 4am. And shortly after that, as the sun begins to rise, you begin to hear the hustle and bustle of the streets below. Coming from Miami, being close to where the party is located isn't foreign to us, so it wasn't too bothersome. It actually was very convenient to be able to party next door and only have to walk a mere 50 steps before being back home. The stairs up to the apartment were a bit troublesome after a night out drinking, but it added to the charm of what an old building in the old city is all about.
Overall we loved our stay and the attentiveness of our hosts. I would definitely recommend this home to anyone looking for a place to stay in the center of Cartagena.
The apartment was centrally located and walking distance to much of the old city. However, this convenience comes at a price. There are various bars around the apartment which means it is LOUD until at least 4 am. Don't expect a quiet relaxing vacation if you're staying here. Also, the pool doesn't have any filtration system which was really disappointing because I really wanted to get in. It's just a hole with water in it and it didn't seem very sanitary. There were a few concerns during my stay but Herve was very attentive and made up for all of the mishaps. Herve also helped me book a yacht to go to isla de rosario. Great vacation overall and the apartment is extremely spacious. We were 6 girls and had room for more. Upstairs theres a king bed which 3 girls slept and downstairs there 3 more beds which I would say it fits at least 5 more people.
amazing amazing apartment . me and friends stayed for 3 nights and the apartment is as described , everything works and is in a great location . service was great , waited and greet us , a lot of towels, hot water works perfect , washer works great and the air conditioning , the terrace and the jacuzzi loved it , thank u guys for a great apt and see u guys again in december
The location of this apartment is perfect. It is right next to two fabulous restaurants and in the middle of the historic walled city. The size of the apartment was more than enough for our family of four. We really enjoyed the roof top deck. The view is gorgeous and we loved cooling off in the Jacuzzi in the late afternoons while the sun set over the city. The only complaint we had, which wasn't a big issue for us, but is worth mentioning, is the noise at night. The streets and sky bars of Cartagena are quite noisy with party goers until 3 in the morning. We had a noise app on our phone so the kids slept through everything and my husband and I were able to sleep as well.
The apartment was clean and the maid service was wonderful. She even cooked us breakfast two of the mornings that we were there. We loved trying the wonderful Colombian arrepas. The property manager also arranged our transfers to and from the airport, and we were able to use the same cab driver through out our trip.
We would definitely stay here again!
Stayed at this property with two friends for a long weekend and we could not have asked for a better apartment. We have visited the city in the pasty but have always stayed closer to the beach - this was our first time in the Old City. The location cannot be beat. It is in the heart of the city and all sites, restaurants, clubs and taxis are within walking distance. There is a supermarket around the corner and countless eateries close by. The apartment itself is very spacious and well decorated. The outdoor jacuzzi pool is excellent during the day and the views on the outside deck are truly spectacular. The one thing that travelers should be aware of is that there are quite a number of steps. There are a few flight of steep steps to get to the apartment and then another flight for the upstairs bedroom/outdoor space. I would not recommend for people with health issues. Otherwise, top notch stay!