Hotel Casa San Agustín is an elegant boutique hotel comprised of 20 guestrooms and 10 spacious suites set within the Walled City of Cartagena de Indias in Colombia.
Spread across three exquisitely restored 17th century whitewashed Colonial-era homes, the hotel ensconces guests in the history, culture and allure of classic Cartagena de Indias.
Historic charm meets contemporary Colombian life at the lovingly-restored hotel. Guests are placed in the midst of the Caribbean’s most vibrant port city, a culturally-rich locale steeped in centuries of history and surrounded by beautiful beaches and palm-fringed islands, making it one of the most diverse destinations in South America and the Caribbean.
Upon arrival at Hotel Casa San Agustín, the sense of place is immediate. Thoughtful details evoke the city’s rich 17th century history as a Spanish stronghold: original frescoes in the library, hand-wrought iron sconces and details, high wood-beamed ceilings, elegant tile accents, and a central pool set against an ancient aqueduct.
At the heart of the hotel is its ‘soul’, the acclaimed Alma Restaurant. Helmed by Chef Heberto Eljach, one of the most celebrated chefs in Colombia, the serene courtyard dining venue offers traditional Colombian flavors presented with global refinement in an atmospheric indoor-outdoor setting with live music on select days during the week.
Nearby, guests can explore Old Town Cartagena, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as several preserved historic buildings, cathedrals, authentic boutiques and the overwhelmingly charming streets that inspired so many artists and authors, including Colombia’s own Nobel prize-winning native, Gabriel García Márquez.
The hotel’s 30 beautifully decorated guest rooms and spacious suites showcase authentic Colombian style while seamlessly incorporating the modern services and amenities contemporary travellers seek. Some of the hotel’s suites can be combined into one two-bedroom suite, making them ideal for sharing with friends and family travelling together.
A palette of cool and refreshing blues and greens inspired by the Caribbean Sea can be found throughout the guest rooms, while natural fabrics and textures balance the use of original dark wood-beamed ceilings and accents. Local artisans were commissioned to create bespoke furnishings including ironwork beds, chandeliers, and sconces in combination with vintage pieces and artifacts, reflecting a sensibility that is more like a luxurious private home than a hotel. Rooms include Deluxe Rooms, Junior Suites, Premium Suites, Prestige Suites and the Suite del Virrey; The hotel’s largest and most iconic accommodation.
The hotel holds an array of accolades and awards including, the #1 Hotel in Colombia TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards 2016, Top 25 Hotels in South America TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards 2015 & 2016, South American Grand Award, World’s Coolest Plunge Pool Travel + Leisure, 2015 as well as Top 25 Hotels for Romance in Colombia TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards 2015 amongst many others.
Hotel Casa San Agustín possesses a luxuriously chic and relaxed atmosphere, perfect for an unforgettable getaway in a truly authentic boutique hotel style.
Casa San Agustín | Centro, Calle de la Universidad No. 36 – 44 | Cartagena | Colombia
Telephone: + (57 5) 681 0000 | E-mail: email@example.com
Image Credits: Casa San Agustín