Checking in: Centro Hotel Cartagena
When you’re booking a place to stay for your trip, you probably look for features such as location, comfort, and service. Maybe you want breakfast included, a nice cup of coffee, and a view out your window.
Centro Hotel in Cartagena, Colombia has all of the above (and then some) and is the perfect place to stay if you’re looking for a boutique hotel in proximity to anything you’d likely want to do on your vacation in Cartagena.
Oh, and there is a coffee shop on the main floor with the most fitting (and trendy) jungle/beach-y decor, plenty of comfortable seating to lounge in outside your room, a lovely terrace, and quintessential “Cartagena” colorful buildings outside any window.
Here’s an inside look at Centro Hotel Cartagena:
Perfect for staying in Centro Historico, which is the main/safe neighborhood that a majority of tourists stay in. It’s in the middle of town and close to everything.
Only a short walk to the water with the viewpoint and very close to the trendy Getsemani neighborhood, there is plenty to do and see within - literally - steps from the hotel.
Tons of shops, restaurants, and vendors on the street sell food and other items.
The room and bathroom
My room had a double bed, desk with chair and a lounge chair (I’m actually obsessed with these chairs and want them in my future house).
Other amenities included a mini refrigerator with drinks and snacks for purchase, a nightstand, TV, closet with a safe and an ironing board, and air conditioning that you can adjust.
The private bathroom comes with toiletries and towels.
I felt lucky to have a balcony that looked out to onto the street with its colorful buildings and the hustle-and-bustle of everything below.
The Breakfast (it’s included!)
Who doesn’t love when breakfast is included? Your meal begins with sliced fruit and a glass of juice, then your choice of an egg dish (like an omelet or eggs with sausages), or a specialty item like a croissant (make sure to order speciality items the day before). Each main dish comes comes with a side of your choice (arepas, toast, etc.).
You can get coffee too - they were so kind to make me an iced coffee - which is always a rare find when traveling outside North America - which made the first part of my day even better. :)
Aside from breakfast, there is a coffee shop downstairs that is open to the public. It has trendy, green, tropical wallpaper/decor and a big painted map on the wall.
The service is something I was very impressed with! Upon check-in I was greeted with a smile from Javier as he got the information settled and even helped me with my bags.
All the staff I interacted with, from the coffee shop to the front desk to the dining area, were extremely nice and hospitable.
Great service really does make a huge difference for your stay.
Book your stay at Centro Hotel:
i was invited as a guest in exchange for a review - as always, opinions are my own. I truly enjoyed my stay and would recommend this cute hotel to anyone looking for a boutique hotel in a great location.