Boutique Hotels Available in Cartagena
They are sometimes known as design hotels or lifestyle hotels. Boutique hotels were popularized in North America and United Kingdom. In 1980s, these were established in major cities like London, New York and San Francisco. Typically, boutique hotels are furnished in a thematic, stylish and aspirational manner. They offer a more personalized service in a comfortable and intimate setting which is unlikely to be found in large hotels.
Some rooms and suites are fitted with Wi-Fi, telephone, air-conditioning, cable TV or bars. Others, however, may have none to evoke simplicity and silence from technology. Guest services are available 24-hours. There are also on-site dining facilities, and majority offer bars and lounges for relaxation.
Boutique hotels are typically one-of-a-kind and are usually operated by smaller companies. However, a small boutique hotel and a bed and breakfast are most of the time similar in amenities, and are often referred to as design hotels. Because of the extra special service given by these hotels to their guests, they have become favorites of many tourists from all over the world.
A wide range of hotels are situated throughout Cartagena. There are those situated in the historic downtown, in the modern area, and in the islands. Guests can choose from a number of accommodations available to them. However, the most preferred go-to destination is the historic part of this Caribbean beach resort city.
In Cartagena boutique hotels proudly stand in this beautiful city seaport which has been declared by the UNESCO as a world heritage site. Embraced by a barrier of strongholds and walls, Cartagena has kept the spirit of its colonial architecture intact despite the influence of modernity.
Museums like the Palace of Inquisition serve as the best example of eighteenth century civil architecture. The Cano and Gold museums which house pre-Colombian pieces are located beside Cartagena boutique hotels. It also has well-preserved streets where you can ride carriages to give you a view of the rich Cartagena history. Along the streets are stores filled with beautiful artisan handicrafts. The elegant jewelry stores display this city’s finest emeralds.
Many Cartagena boutique hotels are situated in the historical downtown of Cartagena de Indias. The downtown mansions and convents have been converted into hotels and hostels which have kept their colonial charm. These hotels are surrounded by beautiful plazas and stunning churches which showcase Cartagena’s beauty and wonder.
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