I have a bad habit of frequenting the same corners of the world instead of expanding to new territory. Lately I’ve been obsessed with Cartagena, Colombia and this hotel is DEFINITELY making me want to go more! South America, I’m ready!
This gorgeous, gorgeous hotel is housed in a four-story mansion over 250 years old, and has only 7 rooms and suites. This allows for spacious accommodations and personalized service.
The hotel won two awards in 2010: One of “Best New Hotels” in Conde Nast Traveler and “Best New Hotel” for Travel + Leisure’s “It List 2010”. It’s easy to see why. Rooms range between 400-1200 sq ft (bigger than some NYC apartments) and you can pick from a city view or a garden view. The 7 rooms are all different, each with their own name: Voilee, Radzimir, Peau de Soie, Organdie, Mousseline, Ziberline and Gazar. The Gazar is a 1200 sq ft. three level penthouse, with its own private pool. Convinced yet?
There’s also an Italian restaurant, Vera, in-house that seats 40 people. The chef, Daniel Castano, is a former protegé of Mario Batali. As a fan of Italian, I’d love to eat there!
Is lounging and going to a spa more your thing? Aquabar is a chic bar adjacent to Vera and surrounded by waterfalls. You can lounge by the rooftop pool, overlooking the rooftops in Cartagena – 360 degree views!
The spa at Tcherassi Hotel is full service is even has unique services that pull upon the best Colombia has to offer – like the Deluxe Colombian Coffee Wrap! On top of that you can get a Warm Bamboo Massage or pick from their many types of facials. I did note the lack of manicures and pedicures on the spa menu, but I suppose you can get that anywhere.
So what’s the damage? Staying at the Tcherassi Hotel + Spa will run you about $385/night. Not bad compared to others I’ve featured.
PS- Since I’ve been dying to go to Cartagena, I won’t turn down a free stay at the Tcherassi…jus’ saying, if you all are reading!
all photos courtesy of www.Tcherassihotels.com