Casa San Agustin, Cartagena

Recently voted the number one hotel in Colombia, Casa San Agustin maintains its colonial heritage within the three whitewashed houses that its comprised of. Casa San Agustin is the perfect mix of traditional Cartagena and the brightly coloured Caribbean. Nestled in the old town, Casa San Agustin is an oasis of calm in the bustling city of Cartagena, with a romantic tree-covered pool tucked away in the courtyard for and added sense of escapism.


20 standard rooms and 10 suites make up this small boutique hotel. The suites all offer private terraces and jacuzzis for their guests, while the guest-rooms offer either beautiful garden or street-side views.

What's for breakfast?

For breakfast, there is a selection of traditional American-style breakfast foods served with a Caribbean twist. Fresh fruits and juices are available in endless amounts.

How about lunch and dinner?

The Alma restaurant, under Head Chef Herberto Eljach, offers the best that coastal Colombia has to offer. Order the ceviche or the lobster tail and add in the seafood casserole - our dish of choice - for good measure.

Is there a bar?

Alongside the main restaurant is the Alma Bar which offers an extensive wine list as well as traditional Colombian and international cocktails.


Casa San Agustin's secluded courtyard swimming pool is the ideal spot to camp out for the day. With a pool bar and solarium close by, massage services can also be arranged at the Aurum Spa as require. Each room features mini bars with complementary refreshments that are restocked daily and twenty-four-hour room service is also available.

Things you should know

If booked in advance, guests can arrange packages for the duration of their stay. These include the history and culture experience and the romance in Cartagena package, which includes a full American breakfast served to guests in bed, an aromatherapy set on arrival and a selection of roses and candles to fill your room.

Within a short walk you can find…

Situated in the old centre of Cartagena, Casa San Agustin is perfectly situated for a day of exploring. The house of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and a host of traditional Colombian markets are nearby.

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