Surrounded by original mud brick and limestone fortress walls, Cartagena’s Old City is a 17th-century quarter of cobblestone lanes, Spanish-colonial homes painted in tropical tones and verandas with wrought iron balustrades. In the center of it all is the Charleston Santa Teresa, a former convent turned boutique property on an expansive plaza near San Francisco Javier bulwark. When you’ve explored the sites, relax in the sumptuous guest rooms, unwind in Cartagena’s most luxurious hotel spa then experience the magic of a Caribbean sunset over dinner in La Terrazza, one of the best restaurants in Cartagena.
Guests enter the six-floor salmon and gold coloured hotel into a colonial-style lobby with a center courtyard surrounded by an arched pillared hallway with reception alcove and conversation areas.
Inside, the 89 unique guestrooms, painted in soft blue or orange, stylishly mix past and present. In the historic Santa Teresa Convent wing, rooms are equipped with period bureaus, upholstered armchairs and long, flowing drapes. Rooms in the 20th-century addition have a more modern aesthetic, with Midcentury Modern lamps, wicker loveseats with crisp white cushions, and platform beds. All mattresses are dressed with plush 600-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets, while the equally lavish marble bathrooms have rain showers and tubs.
Start your day with a traditional Colombian breakfast of arepas and eggs and, after exploring the Old City sights on foot, return for tasty pizza and fine wines on the patio of Pizzeria Santa Lucia.
Cartagena’s steamy climate makes the rooftop pool a particular highlight — head here for siestas in the shade of the white pergolas, a refreshing chilled limonada de coco and 360-degree views across the city. Afterward, take a dip in the hydrotherapy massage pool, unwind in the Turkish bath or experience the therapeutic remedy of a thousand-year-old Eastern body treatment at the lavish spa.
Whether you are looking for a unique corporate event venue in Cartagena, a premier corporate hotel in Colombia, the prefect dream Cartagena wedding or you simply want to revive your body and soul in a hotel spa, at one of the top Caribbean resorts; the Hotel Charleston Santa Teresa will refresh, restore and inspire you.