Photo Courtesy of Casa San AgustínThree white washed colonial homes restored from the 17th century, make up one of the newest luxury hotels in Cartagena, Colombia, Casa San Agustín. The historic buildings have been combined to offer guests traveling through South America chic, locally inspired guestrooms and suites, fine dining, and proximity to the Caribbean Sea, beaches, nearby islands, and access to the rich culture of the walled city.
The boutique hotel consists of 22 charming guestrooms and nine spacious suites that seamlessly combine old world colonial architecture with modern amenities. The cozy surroundings are inspired by the city’s heritage and feature soothing colors of white, blues and greens mixed with dark wood furnishings and Colombian styling.
Large windows and balconies help bring the outdoors in, and some guestrooms include a private plunge pool or Jacuzzi. The beds are outfitted in the softest Frette linens while the bathroom is stocked with Ortigia products. Guests will also find flat screen HD TVs with surround sound, DVD players, iPod docking station, and fully stocked mini bar, among other amenities.
For a taste of Colombia, head to Alma Restaurant where guests will be gathered to savor coastal cuisine in the open-air courtyard or poolside lounge. The space is outlined in swaying palm trees and floral accents to create a casually elegant ambiance. Diners can be seen enjoying regionally inspired tapas and handcrafted cocktails at the bar, or a multi-course menu including fresh seafood, dry-aged beef, or pork laced with Latin flavors.
Casa San Agustín is slated to open this summer and is currently taking reservations. Head to HotelCasaSanAgustin.com to learn more.