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301 Old City studio: balcony, roof deck, hot water, more!

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studio
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum
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Choose the Balcones or Moneda Apartments (studio, one and two bedroom options) & you are right in the heart of the magical Old City! In this listing a Balcones studio is highlighted, ideal for a single person or a couple. There's lots of information below, or simply look through the photos to get to know where you could be staying on your Colombian visit! This newly renovated (fall 2016) third floor (walk up) studio is a great place to base yourself in Cartagena. You’ll love sipping your glass of wine or morning cup of Colombian coffee on your balcony while people-watching and getting a true taste of Cartagena life below. Want to get to know your fellow travelers staying in the other Balcones apartments and/or get a higher view of the Old City? Check out the roof deck with amazing views!...Choose the Balcones or Moneda Apartments (studio, one and two bedroom options) & you are right in the heart of the magical Old City! In this listing a Balcones studio is highlighted, ideal for a single person or a couple. There's lots of information below, or simply look through the photos to get to know where you could be staying on your Colombian visit! This newly renovated (fall 2016) third floor (walk up) studio is a great place to base yourself in Cartagena. You’ll love sipping your glass of wine or morning cup of Colombian coffee on your balcony while people-watching and getting a true taste of Cartagena life below. Want to get to know your fellow travelers staying in the other Balcones apartments and/or get a higher view of the Old City? Check out the roof deck with amazing views! _________________________________ APARTMENT HIGHLIGHTS: *Balcony overlooking Calle Segunda de Badillo *Teak bistro table & chairs on the balcony *Double paned windows & balcony doors with black out shades *Full bath with rain shower head *40' flat screen TV *Kitchenette with small refrigerator, coffee machine, induction burner, toaster, and basics for making (& eating! :) light meals *Beautiful coralina stone walls & finishing touches _________________________________ APARTMENT AMENITIES: *Air conditioning (mini-split) *Ceiling fan *Wifi/Internet (dedicated broadband!) *Hot water in the shower and sinks -- not all places in Cartagena have this! *DirecTV *Bed linens *Towels: dish, hand, & bath *Personal soap *Toilet paper *Hair dryer *Safe *Smoke detector _________________________________ BUILDING AMENITIES: *Rooftop terrace & 'mirador' -- great views! *Tourist information *First aid kit *Fire extinguisher _________________________________ UPON REQUEST: *Iron/ironing board *Beach towels _________________________________ OPTIONAL SERVICES (at additional expense): *Housekeeping during your stay *Laundry service *Tour guide services _________________________________ This apartment is one of eleven apartments located on the 2nd & 3rd floors (walk up) of a three-story building (a clothing store is on the ground floor); this apartment (301) is on the 3rd floor. There is a door from the street with stairs to the second & third floors which guests of the eleven apartments share. Guests will have the key to this main door as well as to their own individual apartment. There is also a roof deck with a 'mirador' and great views of Cartagena! All Balcones guests have access to this. -------------------------------------------------------- If you’d like a smaller or larger place, or if you’d like to book multiple apartments (parties of 1-36 can be accommodated), please let me know. We partner with 'Pack for a Purpose', an organization that links travelers who'd like to help fulfill wish lists of non-profits in developing countries. We work with community organization Fundación La Vecina in the Boquilla section of Cartagena & would love to have your help! We look forward to having you!More
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About the Owner
Barbara S
Languages spoken:German, English, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2013
Interaction with guests
Once booked, guests receive a multi-page document (in English) with information on the apartments and Cartagena. I have lived in this city for more than two years, traveled around Colombia quite a bit and would be happy to answer any questions or give advice via email or phone prior to your trip. Upon arrival in Cartagena, our multilingual (Spanish/English/French) apartment manager will meet you at the apartment at the agreed upon time to let you in, show you the place, and give you keys. Should you have a question about the apartment or you want tourism assistance, laundry service, a cook or cooking class while there, feel free to ask him!
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

Great location in heart of Centro. The apt. manager was responsive, helpful and friendly. Less 1 star for only providing one room key - we asked for another and were told only one per room. (If I could give 3.5 stars I would - but...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank travelingclanof4
WiredBarb, VR Owner at 301 Old City studio: balcony, roof deck, hot water, more!, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2018

Glad that overall you enjoyed the apartment, location, information, AC & more! We *do* have wash cloths; they should have been in your apartment and apologies they were not, but would have definitely been available on request! The keys are tied into the AC system;...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Safe
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Ceiling Fans
TV
Microwave
Balcony
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Toaster
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About the neighbourhood
These apartments are located in the San Diego section of the magical Old City of Cartagena, within the 500 year old Spanish colonial walls. Colonial architecture abounds! The building is on the corner of Calle Segunda de Badillo and Calle de la Moneda. The streets are lined with shops and a couple of small restaurants. Just at the other end of the Calle Segunda de Badillo is the beautiful Parque Fernández de Madrid surrounded by plenty of nice restaurants and cafes. Churches, museums, the old city wall, a department store, the popular Juan Valdez coffee shop, the main University of Cartagena building, and the Caribbean Sea are only a few blocks away. You are within close proximity to everything here!
Getting around
Walking is the best way to get around the Walled City – it’s great wandering the maze of quaint streets. But you are never far from the surrounding walls so you don’t have to worry about accidentally straying too far! If you are in a hurry or want to venture outside the walls, taxis are inexpensive and easily flagged on the street. We are a 5-10 minute/US$4-5 taxi ride from the airport, and a 5-10 minute/US$2-3 taxi ride away from other sites/areas, such as San Felipe Castle (the huge old Spanish fort) or the tourist dock (for the boats to the Rosario Islands, where many prefer to go for the beach), or the beaches of Bocagrande, Laguito and Castillogrande.
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