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Casa San Agustín

Casa San Agustin, Cartagena

At a Glance


  • historic setting
  • chic style
  • ideal Old Town location
  • free Wi-Fi


  • service can be inconsistent
  • limited English-speaking staff
  • limited on-site facilities

Casa San Agustín Review

Opened in late-2012, Casa San Agustín's 31 rooms are scattered throughout the white-washed, beautifully-decorated former residences in Cartagena's UNESCO-protected Old Town, separated by flower-filled terraces and cozy, book-lined lounges. Because of the set-up, each room has a different layout and view (street or garden); some have shared gardens, private plunge pools, or original elements like wood-beamed ceilings or frescos, while a couple suites are duplexes. All come with free Wi-Fi access, Frette linens, Ortigia bath products, HDTVs, and on-request iPads. A small swimming pool beckons in the main courtyard, as do a couple white couch-lined nooks for al fresco refreshments. Offering both indoor and outdoor seating, the Alma restaurant highlights local seafood in dishes like Colombian-style bouillabaisse, as well as house-cured meats and fresh seasonal produce. Along with the sexy hideaway vibe and relaxed-luxury style (which has already attracted the likes of Nina Garcia and Sofia Vergara), the hotel's biggest plus is the central location, which gives guests easy on-foot access to the vibrant Old Town.

    Hotel Details

  • 25 rooms, 6 suites.
  • Rate includes no meals.
Updated: 07-19-2013

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