Max occupancy: 6
2 King Bed,
2 Double Bed
Calle 38 7-27 , Cartagena, Colombia
Toribio: Increíble Apto. con piscina y jacuzzi - Great Apt. with pool & hot tub
Come and stay in this elegant and bright two-floor apartment located right in the heart of the Old Town and make sure to start off your ideal Colombian vacations on the right foot! This three-bedroom apartment can host up to six guests and it has everything a family or a group of friends need to enjoy a magic stay in the magnificent city of Cartagena. Here you will have access to a spacious living room with a flat-screen TV to watch your favorite shows, a fully equipped kitchen to whip up the most delicious food, a shared pool deck on the first floor of the building for you to use on hot days, two shared hot tubs on the rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in case you want to browse the internet and entertain you and your friends or family!
What’s nearby: This dreamy apartment is the heart of the Old Town and right in front of the Fernández de Madrid Park! You will be surrounded by many restaurants, stores and two casinos (Casino Cuatro Ases and Fantasia Royal). The Playa de las Tenazas beach is only a bit more than half a mile from your rental, the Palace of the Inquisition and Historical Museum (the seat of the Holy Office of the Inquisition in Cartagena) is only 765 yards away, and there are even more attractions nearby!
Things to know: Free WiFi Full kitchen Private washer/dryer Partial AC The building has an elevator
Hot tub (Shared)
Pool : Shared
Washer/dryer : Private
Hot tub : Shared
Gas grill : Shared
Victoria B.May 2019
What can I say! Everything about our stay at Toribio was incredible. The apartment is located right in the heart of Cartagena's colorful Old Town, close to all the bars, restaurants and grocery stores. Seriously you couldn't get better than this location. We never needed to walk more than 5 minutes to get to anything and the famous "La Cevicheria" is round the corner. The apartment itself looks exactly like it does in the pictures, if not better. Spotless, very modern, tastefully decorated with plenty of space. The chandelier in the living room is impressive! It sleeps max 6 people but honestly it could even fit 8 because the two beds in the third room are full beds. Each bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom stocked with towels, shampoo, conditioner and shower gel. There's even an extra bathroom downstairs so no-one ever had to wait to take a shower! The entire apartment has AC, which is very welcome in the Colombian heat. There's also Wi-Fi, which works well in the downstairs kitchen/living room area but the signal was a bit patchy upstairs.
We always felt safe because the building has a 24-hour doorman and there's a buzzer to get in. There's also an elevator so you don't have to carry your bags up and down stairs.
Perhaps my favorite thing about this Vacasa is the communal rooftop, which has not one but two hot tubs with spectacular views of the city. We sat up there almost every evening with a bottle of wine, although it could do with some lighting up there because it does get dark once the sun goes down. Cartagena is super humid, so it's also nice having somewhere to take a quick dip and cool off if you don't want to hit the beach. There's a downstairs courtyard pool too but we never really used that one.
Check-in was a breeze and there was a host waiting for us to give us our keys. We were able to WhatsApp him to organize things, such as a driver for the day to go to the volcano and pink sea. He told us we could message him if we wanted to have the maid come and clean the apartment or do grocery shopping...whatever we needed. When we arrived we couldn't find a lighter for the gas cooker so he made sure there was a lighter and matches waiting for us when we got back from the beach.
The kitchen was really well-stocked with pots, pans and everything you need to cook. We never really cooked because there are so many great (and cheap) restaurants in Cartagena but it's all there if you need it.
All in all, it's the perfect place for a group vacation and our entire stay went smoothly. The airport is only 10-15 minutes from the city so if you're flying with carry on you can easily be sunning yourself on the rooftop within about half an hour of landing! If I go back to Cartagena I would definitely stay at Toribio again. There's so much to do in Cartagena too - make sure you visit Playa Blanca and take speedboats to some of the islands for the day.