Beatiful guest house, in a so-so area (getsemani)
Posted Aug 24, 2014 on Hotels
We stayed one night at this B&B house. We had first arrived to Cartagena and then travelled to Barranquilla. We returned just to catch our flight the next day. When we arrived to this house, we were asked to show our reservation before they even opened the door; apparently they did not know guest will be arriving that day. The house is well kept and seems to have been upgraded over the years. We were assigned one of the two rooms available. It was beautifully decorated, and charming. The room had AC&fan, TV, small fridge, no security vault. We were pleased with the overall comfort. After accommodating, the owner came out, Marta, to greet us and help with the check in. The house counts with a small patio, surrounded by chairs, fans, TV, music, and a tinny swimming pool. The house is located in, Getsemani, a so-so area located 20 mins walk from Cartagena center. About 100ft from the house there is a church&plaza where people convene to drink and chat. In the morning, we were greeted with the news water had been cut out in the area. We were provided with a bucket of water to shower and clean ourselves. We only washed the body, since the water did not look clear, had some yellowish color. We were also provided with a delicious breakfast consisting of arepas, milk, coffee, water, and bread. The dining table was set beautifully. Our only complaint about our room was the bathroom. The shower had various spots with mold. Despite loving the house, we might not stay here again.