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Hotel Charleston Santa Teresa

Holy Hideaway

fromUSD $262*night
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*Based on a 6 night stay, from Wed, Dec 2 to Tue, Dec 8. Perks may not apply to this rate. view this rate

Cartagena, Colombia

Hotel Charleston Santa Teresa

Holy Hideaway

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What it is

A design-forward, 87 room hotel tucked within the former convent of Santa Teresa.

What it isn't

Out of touch. Sure, the hotel inhabits a colonial building once home to the reformed Carmelite Sisters. But today it’s anything but spare, including in-room Nespresso coffee machines and 42-inch LCD TVs the nuns wouldn’t recognize.

What we think

The food and beverage program here is run by chef Harry Sasson, purported to be among the best chefs in all of Latin America. So is it any wonder the rest of the property is so delicious? The second story spa is a haven of calm, complete with a Turkish bath, solarium-topped swimming pool and unforgettable massages. Curated on-site experiences include rum tasting, coffee tasting, and (le duh) salsa lessons. And we love that the rooms are fitted with unexpected touches, from the lavender-washed walls to the sculptural wooden headboards. It’s clearly not a chain hotel, and blessedly so.

You're here because

The hotel maintains a fleet of loaner bikes, and there’s no better way to explore this town than with the wind in your hair.

The Moment

Sitting below an eye-popping spiral staircase at Harry’s Bar, set in an alfresco courtyard, you find yourself growing obsessed with Cartagena, and the omnipresent beauty that takes your breath away. But it’s not until you take a bite of your grilled corvina fish with wine and cream that seals the deal: you’re coming back next year.

Restaraunts & Bars

Harry Sasson Restaurant - Unique flavors and amazing ambiance mark a new era in gastronomy for Cartagena

La Terraza - With a varied menu where the flavors of the Caribbean and the specialties of the chef stand out

Plaza Santa Teresa - A magnificent place to enjoy some excellent pizza, as well as a variety of typical dishes

Location

On Plaza Santa Teresa in the historic heart of Cartagena, within a quick stroll of the 16th century Parroquia San Pedro Claver church and hipster Mapale Arte a Mano, a museum of handicraft.

Cra. 3 #31-23
Cartagena
BOL, Colombia