Each of the rooms at this intimate boutique hotel are stylish and spacious, with high ceilings and splashes of traditional colours. Some of the floors have the original tiles in place, while other rooms feature evocative exposed beams. Many of the rooms have balconies.
Nestled within the romantic colonial city of Cartagena, La Passion is a charming boutique hotel housed within a magnificent 19th-century manor house. The sympathetic restoration has kept many of the original features of this antique building intact, complementing these details with contemporary touches. Wall murals, exposed beams, and the enchanting courtyard garden overflowing with bright bougainvillea are richly evocative of the elegance of a bygone era. We particularly love the hotel’s rooftop pool, which boasts stunning views over the cobbled-streets and colonial-era buildings of Cartagena. Sophisticated and spellbinding in equal measure, La Passion is an extraordinary hideaway.
Bask in the tropical sunshine on the rooftop terrace, where you can enjoy spectacular views across Cartagena. The hotel has an inviting swimming pool, ideal for a refreshing plunge. The terrace bar serves frosty cervezas and cocktails. Soft sandy beaches are just 300 metres from the hotel, while you can also rent La Passion’s private yacht for a jaunt to Islas del Rosario.
The hotel is perfect for exploring Cartegena de Indias, one of the best preserved colonial cities in South America. There’s plenty to do and see, but we recommend simply strolling along the streets and soaking up the atmosphere of this town of pirates and poets, while the literary among you may enjoy picturing their favourite scenes from García Márquez’ Love in the Time of Cholera, based in Cartagena.
Begin your day with a continental breakfast on the hotel’s airy terrace. For more substantial meals, there are plenty of excellent restaurants in the streets surrounding La Passion; the helpful team at the hotel will be more than happy to recommend their favourite spots.
Charming 19th-century mansion
Chic rooftop pool
Nestled in the heart of historic Cartagena
Facility details:Airport transportation - drop-off (surcharge), Bar/lounge, Beach shuttle (surcharge), Concierge services, Express check-in, Free WiFi, Free breakfast, Number of buildings/towers - 1, Number of floors - 2, Outdoor pool, Poolside bar, Porter/bellhop, Restaurant, Rooftop terrace, Smoke-free property, Total number of rooms - 9, Tours/ticket assistance, Year Built - 1820.
Calle Estanco del Tabaco 35-81, 130001 Cartagena, Colombia
We recommend taking a cab while travelling around Cartagena
Rafael Núñez International Airport (Cartagena) is a 14-minute drive from the hotel (5.8km)
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Special benefits only guests booking through Chic Retreats obtain.
If you find your stay cheaper elsewhere we will give you £50 towards your next stay with us.