Cartagena might be an old colonial city, but it has managed to turn many of its historic buildings into hotels bursting with charm. Think boutique hotels with balconies overlooking inner courtyards and lush greenery. For travelers who would prefer a more modern hotel with top amenities, Movich Hotel Cartagena de Indias is a perfect option. Here’s my review of staying at this top-notch hotel in Cartagena, Colombia.
– THE HOTEL –
Movich Hotel is a contemporary hotel located within the walls of Cartagena’s historic old town. The hotel decor is simple with clean lines and modern furniture. In addition, the customer service at the hotel is impeccable. Step into the hotel lobby, and a waiter immediately greets guests with a traditional ice cold limonada de coco!
The hotel offers a wide range of top amenities. Guests can pamper themselves at the spa, workout at the gym or enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the restaurant located in the lobby. The highlight of the hotel, however, is the rooftop terrace that has a pool, jacuzzi, bar and restaurant. The terrace offers a 360 degree panorama of Cartagena’s skyline and has the best views of the city. After a long day of sightseeing, head up to the rooftop pool to enjoy the sunset, cocktail in hand of course.
– THE ROOMS –
The hotel has 32 spacious and light-filled rooms that are decorated with blond wood furniture, neutral tones and coral stone walls. Splashes of color come in the form of wall-adorning photography that celebrate Cartagena’s rich cultural heritage. All rooms also come with high-tech accessories like iPod docks, LCD TVs and free WiFi.
– THE FOOD –
Movich Hotel has an onsite restaurant located in the lobby that serves meals all day. There’s also an American breakfast selection that’s complimentary for all guests. In the evening, the restaurant serves local dishes with a modern fusion twist. You can also opt to head up to the rooftop terrace for breakfast, lunch or dinner under the stars.
– THINGS TO DO –
Movich Hotel is perfectly located for those who want to explore old town Cartagena. Head to nearby Plaza Bolívar to people-watch, browse for crafts from local artisans or sample street food like arepas con queso.
The hotel is also located within walking distance to Plaza Santa Teresa, the meeting point for many walking tours from companies like Free Tour Cartagena. For more ideas on what to see and do, be sure to check out A Travel Guide to Cartagena, Colombia.
– KNOW BEFORE YOU GO –
Telephone: +57 (5) 660 0133