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Stunning 1800 colonial Beauty in Old Cartagena

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Euro € 4,284 | GBP £ 3,693

Minimum Stay: 1 night
Max Occupancy: 10 guests
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 6
Type: Villa-House
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Stunning 1800 colonial Beauty in Old Cartagena

Gorgeous colonial house on Cartagena's walled city walking distance to beautiful museums ,plazas ,superb night life ,old cloisters and more ,close to hotel Santa Clara 5 exquisitely decorated rooms with private bath ,wireless high speed internet
A/C and fans ,flat TV ,hot water ,pool ,terrace with barbecue ,gourmet kitchen security staff and daily cleaning included in rates .
Enjoy a breath taking sunset from our spectacular vivid terrace and ease your mind with Castillo San Felipe's and cathedral's night views
Minimum length of stay is 1 days
Change over day: FLEXIBLE
Minimum stay may vary by time of the year.
Smoking allowed: ASK
Mobility: NONE
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Weekly rate from: 4760

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City: Cartagena
Region: Bolivar Department
Area: Cartagena District
Country: Colombia
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Internet: done
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Reviews: (63)
Overall Rating: (5) rate

avatar Rating: (5) rate
We stayed at Posada Real for 3 days along with another family with young children and could not have been more pleased. The photos of the house are stunning but honestly don't do the house justice. The house was very spacious, comfortable and meticulously cared for Alan and Raymond made sure that we felt comfortable and at ease. The location was on a very quiet street but near the Exito supermarket as well as several very good restaurants and local vendors. We were blocks away from all of the historic sights and had an excellent rooftop view of el Catedral, La Popa, el Castillo de San Felipe, etc. Alan helped me figure out how whether or not I should use an international plan on my iPhone or buy a local cell phone which I ended up buying at Exito supermarket. He knows all of the restaurants and was able to make recommendations based on what our group was interested in. He even made a dinner reservation for our group of 8 and even went as far as walking us part of the way there to make sure we got there ok at night. Alan even gave us walking directions to el Castillo de San Felipe and walked us part of the way there. I can't say enough about the level of service, the friendly and genuine care that Alan and Raymond took in making sure that our stay was perfect. Our 4 children were fascinated by the 2 macaws that lived on premise and even picked fresh mangos for us from the organic mango tree over the pool. If I wanted a certain food that I remembered from my last trip to Cartagena he not only knew where to get it but how much it should cost and how to ask for it. For example, when I asked where I could buy queso costeno he sent me with instructions to buy some with "reduced salt" because the store was known to over salt their cheese that didn't have that label and it was PERFECT! The pool was nice for us and our kids and helped us cool off after exploring the city on a hot afternoon. Our stay was absolutely delightful and we will definitely return to Posada Real for our next visit. Thank you Alan and Raymond for welcoming us and our friends and treating us like family during our stay!!
Written by: (Austin, TX), Visit Date: 2014-07, Source: TripAdvisor

avatar Rating: (5) rate
We can't say enough about how great our stay was at Posada Real. From the beginning when Alàn met us at the airport we suspected we had made the right choice- when we arrived and saw where our family (two adults and kids ages 10 & 21 months) would be spending our first visit to Cartagena we knew we had. We were joined by another couple with their two kids (11 & 13). The kids loved the pool and running up and down the stairs. The adults loved that the pool entertained the kids and that everything else was taken care of by Lilly, Raymond & Alàn. We were free to enjoy ourselves and relax in the beautiful surroundings. The location was also wonderful and afforded easy access to the amazing walled city area and surrounding attractions. Getting around on foot or via taxi was simple and made even easier with the assistance afforded by Alàn. Also, being next door to a stellar restaurant and around the corner from a supermarket was very convenient. There were also many other great food options within easy walking distance and Alàn was more than willing to guide us. Overall we were thrilled with the accommodations, service, and location. We would not hesitate to stay here again or recommend it to friends.
Written by: (London, United Kingdom), Visit Date: 2014-06, Source: TripAdvisor

avatar Rating: (5) rate
I have honestly lost track of how many times I have returned to this wonder house and more importantly this Host. One thing, I can tell you, I will definitely return again and again. My apologies to Alan (the best host in Cartagena) for not having written a review for his beautiful home in the past. The Home, as others have described, is perfectly maintained and very clean, in the best location of the city and more than comfortable for a mid size group. It has a very well appointed and spacious master suite along with three other equal suites that have either a queen or two twin beds in them. All suites have a private baths, ceiling fans and air conditioning (a must in Cartagena). The house will not disappoint even the most sophisticated traveler. But what really sets this House head and shoulders above any other I have stayed at in Cartagena is Alan and his carefully selected staff. There is not one request that will go unfulfilled. Let me give you a few examples. It will start when you arrive at his door. He will be there to greet you and if the Taxi guy is asking for an unreasonable fare, he will step in and set the guy straight. This goes with everything, from changing money to beers on the beach. Alan watches your money like it is his own. He will not let anyone take advantage of you. A nice feeling when you are in a new place. Want a stick of gum or a cold coke at three in the morning? He will send Raymond (a great new addition to his team) out for you. Really, any request you have he or his staff are there, 24/7. My personal favorite is a certain soup that the Colombians make for breakfast. It’s a beef broth; I wish I could remember its name. Just ask him for the soup Kurt likes and he will know. Nowhere in your rental agreement does it say he has to get up a couple of hours early in the morning and slow cook this soup meat so that when I wake up its hot and ready to serve, But that is the type of Host he is. Over the top! If your new to the city and want some direction and where to go or what to see. If you want, he take you, sit with you, eat with you, have beer, and you will enjoy the true friendship he brings along. Really, he will stop his day to make certain you are comfortable in his adopted city. Just want to be pointed in the right direction he will do that as well. He will make the trip anyway you want it and change mid stream if you want that also. I phone breaks on the trip? He knows a guy. Need a last minute boat for the islands? He knows a guy. Want pistachio ice cream? He knows a guy. And best of all he never takes advantage of you or your hard earned cash. Beyond fair in every dealing. Please do yourself a favor and go and enjoy a unequaled experience in this beautiful home and with this great host and what will become your new friend Alan and staff
Written by: (Chicago, Illinois), Visit Date: 2014-06, Source: TripAdvisor

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I have been to cartagena three times in the last three years, and all three times I have stayed here. I will definitely stay here again when I return. The place is amazing. the pictures dont do justice. everything that you need is also nearby. Alan (the owner) is also great and a big reason why we return back to his place every time - he ensures you have everything that you need and more importantly, he looks out for you and your safety. Charlie/Raymond (the helpers) were also amazing and helped us out a lot whenever we asked. If you going to cartagena, definitely stay here!
Written by: , Visit Date: 2014-05, Source: TripAdvisor

avatar Rating: (5) rate
We stayed at Posada Real in april 2014. We were amazed by the beauty of the house. The colonial interior, the tropical patio with swimming pool, the balconies and sunny terrace made our Cartagena experience complete! It is the perfect place to relax after a day of wandering around the stunning and colourful streets of Cartagena. The owners of the house were very helpful in advicing us about which places to visit, to eat etc. They know all the best places in town. The location is in the middle of the historic centre, The city is just beautiful and we felt safe wherever we went, even at night. If you travel to Colombia you must see Cartagena and you definetly should spend some days at the Posada Real.
Written by: , Visit Date: 2014-04, Source: FlipKey

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Great house in a great location, with a bathroom for each bedroom, which was amazing. The service was great -- in particular alan who lives at the house was trustworthy and took care of everything we needed. However, there were two minor inconveniences: the bird Bruno can be loud in the mornings, and the other staff member who lives at the house sleeps on a bench right next to the pool, so hanging out at night in the common areas becomes uncomfortable. But overall it was a great house, and I would stay there again.
Written by: (DC), Visit Date: 2014-03, Source: FlipKey

avatar Rating: (5) rate
After staying here with alan and crew, my whole perspective on Colombia is exactly as it had been portrayed by close friends: one of the most hospitable, historically engaging, and culturally rich countries I've been to thus far. Not only did the owner and his incredibly accommodating staff bend over to meet all needs, they went above and beyond to make our stay one for the memory banks. The house itself was immaculate, cleaned on a daily basis, and served up whatever the weary traveller needed: for sooth, my arrival was accompanied by a shot of aguardiente, my late evenings by a cup of coffee, my return from Tayrona a cold beer, and, upon my departure, Charlie biked around town to help me find a place to crash for the night. I cannot say enough about this city and, specifically, the hosts therein.
Written by: (Boston), Visit Date: 2014-02, Source: FlipKey

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Host was great, and so was his staff that helped us during our stay in Cartagena. Located in the historical area in Cartagena you are walking distance from everything. Rooms were very comfortable and clean, kitchen was also great, a barbecue was also useful to party in the 4th floor terrace, and of course the pool was small but refreshing and versatile since it was in the middle of the house. Totally recommend this place especially for mid size group of friends.
Written by: (Chile), Visit Date: 2014-03, Source: FlipKey

avatar Rating: (5) rate
The house was awesome, brilliantly updated, gorgeous bathrooms, great air-conditioned rooms, free wi-fi, etc. Right in the middle of the city, you are walking distance from everything. Our hosts Allen and Charlie were incredible. They really introduced us to the city and made our stay fantastic. They catered to our every need and made sure we truly made the most of our time in Cartagena. I highly recommend staying at Posada Real or meeting Allen & Charlie while in Cartagena; they are the best hosts in the city! Also we were serenaded by the beautiful Bruno and dynamic Antonio... :) what lovely creatures. I hope to return to Cartagena with my friends and stay at Posada Real with Allen again. It was an awesome house and great trip. Thank you so much Allen, Charlie, I hope to see you guys again in the near future. Obi C
Written by: (Minneapolis, Minnesota), Visit Date: 2014-01, Source: TripAdvisor

avatar Rating: (5) rate
This place was beautiful and very comfortable. It felt like being in your own home. The staff was incredibly accommodating and helpful and bent over backwards to make sure we had everything we needed and they were very kind. Coffee was superb! The place is located close to many historic sites and local shopping/restaurants/bars. I plan to come back and stay here as it was a wonderful experience. Oh and there are some beautiful birds that live here and that add a interesting feel to the place:)
Written by: (MN), Visit Date: 2014-01, Source: FlipKey

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We were a party of 9 on an office retreat in Cartagena, Colombia. The house owner, Alan and his assistant Charlie were the best, making sure that we enjoyed our 5 day stay. Alan took time to show us around town and had great suggestions for things to do, places to eat, reserved our day trip to Playa Blanca, etc. Charlie was willing to help. The house was always clean, and specious enough for us. We had a wonderful time! Thank you alan!
Written by: (Minnesota), Visit Date: 2014-01, Source: FlipKey

avatar Rating: (5) rate
Amazing location with beautiful views of the city. If you are looking for a perfect location to experience Cartagena, then look no further.
Written by: (US), Visit Date: 2013-12, Source: FlipKey

avatar Rating: (5) rate
Beautiful house in the heart if the city! Service was amazing!
Written by: (US), Visit Date: 2013-12, Source: FlipKey

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I stayed with 8 well traveled friends from the east and west coasts and we had an amazing time. Staff was very helpful and accommodating.The house is beautiful and in a great location. Thanks alan, Charlie and Carmenza!
Written by: (NYC), Visit Date: 2014-12, Source: FlipKey

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Thank you so much for an absolutely fantastic vacation. The accommodations were perfect. Alan and Charlie are the two friendliest people that are willing to get you anything to make your stay perfect for your needs. The property is absolutely fabulous. The rooftop deck gets a lot of use, as did the pool. And it is a great place to do a BBQ or cook for yourself. The home is centrally located and it is an easy 5-10 (or less) minute walk to everything in the city. I will most definitely recommend this property to friends. Many thanks!
Written by: (CA), Visit Date: 2013-12, Source: FlipKey

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We could not have been more pleased with the entire experience. Alan is a wonderful and gracious host who intuited our needs and the type of experience we would want. He was always available. Everything was comfortable, delightful and rekaxing. We highly recommend. For us the perks where the rooftop which was great for grilling and people watching on the streets. The easy walk to the grocery store. The street location was absolutely adorable and easy to walk to everything. And most importantly the beds were so comfortable we slept better there than we did in our own homes!
Written by: (NYC), Visit Date: 2013-12, Source: FlipKey

avatar Rating: (5) rate
Cartagena is a large city on the Caribbean coast of Colombia with a long history. There is much to do here, shopping, museums, cathedrals, outstanding restaurants, night life, beaches, and exploring 400 year old Spanish fortresses. There were many tourists from all over the world. Our choice of where to stay for the 5 nights was ideal. Our family of 8 included 7 and 9 year old boys who loved the pool. The accommodations worked very well for the 2 sets of grandparents. Each bedroom has aC and a full bath. There are views of the city from the rooftop deck. Alan and Charlie are gracious hosts and ambassadors for the city. They recommended places to go and helped us in so many ways. The house is new construction but period correct. Despite the energetic nature of the city, it is very quiet and the beds are super comfortable. Housekeeping is done daily and was never a concern. Certainly a 5 star recommendation!!!
Written by: (Cincinnati), Visit Date: 2013-11, Source: FlipKey

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House was absolutely perfect. The location could not be better, right in the heart of the old city This place is an oasis in the busy wonderful city of Cartagena. The staff is wonderful, keeping the place very neat. The pool is a nice place to cool off, and there are plenty of communal areas to hang out with your groupI could not speak more highly of the experience my friends and I had staying at this outstanding property.
Written by: (Miami, Florida), Visit Date: 2013-07, Source: TripAdvisor

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We arrived at this house with very high hopes considering what we read on tripadvisor. The only reason we booked this place was because of the reviews on Tripadvisor. We were a party of 5 people and we were all very disappointed. Firstly, Charlie who is very nice and helpful does not speak English at all. So he was unable to help us with anything which was very frustrating. Every time we needed to ask a question we had to call the owner and she had to translate. This becomes very tedious if you are new to the city and have a few questions. We wasted so much time passing the telephone back and forth. The furniture in the rooms was old and outdated. We were there for 5 nights and they didnt once change our towels or sheets. The maid made the bed in the mornings and that was about it. There is no power to any of the shower heads. The water basically drips out of the shower head and if more than one person at a time is having a shower than forget about it. We also had to ask everytime for hot water. I know it's a hot country but we still wanted to take warm showers. There is also no comfortable common area to hang out in. We were 5 girls and often wanted to hangout together and have a few drinks and with the setup it was impossible. We had to go to one of the bedrooms which was not great. They had two huge parrots which were a novelty at first but They would not stop yelling the whole time we were there. So it became quickly very annoying especially at 6am in the morning. We all were very disappionted by the house and at over 100 $ each a night we expected much more. We stayed in a great boutique hotel after with an amazing roof top pool for the same amount of money per night breakfast included. It was called the Cartagena des Indias. It was gorgeous and so much better than that house. I really regret taking the house. My girlfriends and I were all so upset about the experience especially after everything we read on tripadvisor.
Written by: (Paris, France), Visit Date: 2013-06, Source: TripAdvisor

avatar Rating: (4) rate
The home was goregous, clean and well taken care of. It was centralized within the city allowing us to reach designations with ease. The staff paid attention to detail and were extremely helpful. No task, request or problem was to small or to big. I appreciated how they made us feel right at home and safe no matter where we went.
Written by: (Rancho Cucamonga, California), Visit Date: 2013-06, Source: TripAdvisor

avatar Rating: (5) rate
My family and I, a large group of 10 people, had a wonderful time while staying here for the first time visiting Columbia. The house was very clean and spacious. The pool was perfect to take a dip and cool off in the days. Everything is within walking distance to shop, to sight see , dine at the restaurants and enjoy the nightlife. Overall, Allen's hospitality, the owner, made our trip memorable. Allen gave us a a personal tour of the popular tour sites in the Walled City. He recommended the best restaurants. He arranged for dinner to be served at the house instead of going to the restaurants. Also, Allen made it easier for us to get around town as my family does not speak Spanish. We appreciate your personal touch, Allen and Charlie! My family would definitely stay here again.
Written by: (San Francisco, California), Visit Date: 2013-03, Source: TripAdvisor

avatar Rating: (5) rate
I attended a bachelor party in Cartagena and we rented this house. Everything from the staff to the accomodations was first class. The staff assists you in everything you need from exchanging currency to retrieving groceries and ensure you do not get taken advantage of. The owner/staff are honost, well connected, and care about their guests and the experiences they have while in Cartagena. The house itself is absolutely stunning, roomy (we had 10 guys), private, safe, and centrally located in the old town. If you have plans to go to Cartagena, whether for a family vacation, bachelor party, wedding, or whatever, forget the Sofitel and other hotels and stay here--you will be glad you did.
Written by: (Miami), Visit Date: 2013-03, Source: FlipKey

avatar Rating: (5) rate
Incredible. The people behind this fine home go far beyond the call of duty to make your stay the most convenient and enjoyable experience. I would highly highly recommend this place to anyone visiting Cartagena for its location, beauty and comfort.
Written by: (Washington DC), Visit Date: 2013-03, Source: FlipKey

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We absolutely loved this place, and it was plenty roomy to house our very large group (12) in addition to an amazing New Year's dinner with a few more friends. The place is perfectly situated in a lovely corner of Old Town and both alan and Charlie were so kind and helpful on top of running a top notch vacation home.
Written by: (CA), Visit Date: 2013-01, Source: FlipKey

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We had a great time with everything taken care of. One of our companions was a concerned about taking his macbook as he had to do some work during the trip but once we arrived this was no longer a concern as not only the place is 24h manned but also Cartagena is a very safe city (at least on the tourist areas is safer than Europe itself). The place has an amazing terrace which is ideal for watching the sunsets and listen to the bustle of Cartagena's daily life from the distance. Posada Real is located within a very quiet part of the walled city but yet is just 2 blocks away from the busy parts.
Written by: (London), Visit Date: 2013-02, Source: FlipKey

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This town house has five modern bedrooms, each with their own bathroom. The town house is located in the scenic San Diego area, and is within one block of the huge supermarket Exito. In addition, the town house is managed by its owner, Allen, and his assistant Charlie. I can not say enough about the level of service they provide. Charlie made several runs to nearby stores to pick us up beer, breakfast, and whatever else we were missing. The town house has a beautiful roofdeck that has a wonderful view to the Castillo San Felipe. I would recommend this for a large family or group of friends wishing to explore Cartagena. Due to the staircases and the ground-level pool, I would not recommend this for very young children. I rented out the town house for my friends who were accompanying me for a wedding. The town house is great for relaxing, when we got tired of doing sight seeing. Allen is a wonderful host and he will go out of his way to make your stay memorable. One important point, Allen speaks English, which came in handy with some of my friends who couldn't speak Spanish and needed guidance on getting around town. I will certainly be coming back here.
Written by: (NY), Visit Date: 2013-02, Source: FlipKey

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From the moment we arrived allan and Charlie were exceptional hosts. Whatever we wanted they would coordinate within a few minutes. We were a group of 11 and the house accommodated us comfortably. We hosted a New Years Eve dinner there for 25 people and had a great time. The house is quiet, and within 10 minute walk to everything to all attractions in the old city.
Written by: (Los Angeles), Visit Date: 2013-01, Source: FlipKey

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The house is definitely nice and great to have all your party under one roof. The two in-house managers were awesome and helped us with anything we needed from foreign money exchange, to making coffee in the morning, booking trips, etc. It was like having a personal hotel concierge. Also, it's good to have a kitchen with a grocery store located closeby. I'm use to 4 or 5 star hotels like Hyatt, Marriotts, and this is on par.
Written by: (Vancouver), Visit Date: 2012-08, Source: FlipKey

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This place hits all the things you would look for in a property. The location was close walking distance to all the sights, the home was in beautiful pristine condition and the hosts (Alan/Charlie) were super accommodating. Staying at this home was an authentic local experience and great hosts making you feel at home made it all the better. Highly recommended!!
Written by: (Toronto), Visit Date: 2012-09, Source: FlipKey

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Alan and Charlie took care of our group of 10 right from the start. We didn't have to leave the house to get anything. Alan went out of his way to make things happen and ensured we enjoyed our trip. Definitely staying here on our next trip to Cartagena! Location is amazing as it is a short walking distance to all attractions/restaurants/night-life in the old city.
Written by: (Toronto), Visit Date: 2012-08, Source: FlipKey

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I can't say enough about our trip to Cartagena. Charlie and alan were amazing hosts. The house is amazing and kept super clean. Charlie and alan were there 24/7 to help us with anything we needed. I highly recommend staying here if you are making a trip to Cartagena.
Written by: (Toronto), Visit Date: 2012-08, Source: FlipKey

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Excellent stay!!! 24/7 service and help.
Written by: (CA), Visit Date: 2012-07, Source: FlipKey

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My family and I stayed in this beautiful house for few days, and it was great! great location, you can walk to all the touristic spots in town from here, many restaurants around, and there is a grocery store literally 2 blocks away if you need anything. The house is very clean, very confortable, and Charlie gave us a great and warm welcome. For anything we needed, Charlie was there to help and point us in the right direction. I highly recommend it!
Written by: (TX), Visit Date: 2012-04, Source: FlipKey

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We really liked the place. Great layout for multiple people. Would definitely recommend coming back to this house.
Written by: (Chicago), Visit Date: 2012-02, Source: FlipKey

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I have to start with my apologies for not taking my time and write this report for like 2 months! I spent 7 days along with my friends from Europe and Panama in Posada real in in mid March 2012. I have traveled half of the world from Russia to France, Portugal(all Europe BTW) all the way to Costa Rica, Ecuador, Canada, Hawaii, Caribbean and China. I will not mention USa, where I live and been N-S and E-W. I have never found a place where you can get 6 stars customer service and friendship as I found at Posada Real. Alan and Charlie have been outstanding hosts and friends. They provided us in a second with anything we needed! The location is outstanding having the serenity when needed, the parrots (Guaquamaya) during the day and keeping them shut with the broom, jejeje . They were scared by the broom that Charlie was handling! To the hot nights of Cartagena with red wine and salsa music on the patio! Or the grill made on the top of the house watching Cartagena by night! Ufff- unforgettable! The house itself is gorgeous: great bathrooms, great mattresses, daily maid service, shinning everything! It was the best vacation ever had! Their service and friendship had a major contribution to my will to return to Colombia! Yo amo Colombia! And for the record: I have no stakes or other in Posada Real, we paid full price and we felt was not enough paid for the service and conditions! A great vacation, great experience, great friends! And everything inside a 500 years old city with an amazing flavor! Alan and Charlie : You have a truly friend in me! Saludos alex Voy a regresar pronto
Written by: (CA), Visit Date: 2012-03, Source: FlipKey

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I spent 5 days at alan's place in Cartagena and had a great time indeed! The house is a masterpiece of colonial art and alan is a great guy and knows a lot about the town and the places to go at night and day. The house is cleen and the helper, Charly, is very kind and always with a big smile on his face. It was a very positive experience, they have great salsa music, a nice bbq place on the rooftop terrace and the pool... The location is very central, safe and they keep your room clean everyday. Just perfect! Si buscan un lugar centrico y seguro en Cartagena este es el lugar... Suerte!
Written by: (Panama), Visit Date: 2012-03, Source: FlipKey

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I booked a last minute stay with Carmenza. She made it very easy to complete through paypal. Once there my friends and I were greeted by alan the owner and his housestaff Charlie. They made our trip fantastic. Can't say enough good things about the service and the home. Alan showed us the city as well acting as tourguide for us which really helped out. Highly recommend.
Written by: (Arizona), Visit Date: 2012-02, Source: FlipKey

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If anyone is looking for a way to discover this beautiful city in the most comfortable and carefree way possible, look no further. The Posada Real has without a question become the only place to stay for both me and my family when we will return to Cartagena. Located in the old city, this gorgeous and spacious house exceeded all the expectations we had for it. The rooms are spacious, tastefully designed and extremely comfortable (thanks in great part to the ac!). The terrace on the top floor provides a 360 view of Cartagena that facilitated some of the most fantastic moments I have lived in quite sometime, whether it was watching the sunset or sunrise over the city, or just relaxing in the hammocks for an afternoon nap. The pool in the main courtyard is the perfect point to refresh yourself at any time of the day, and quickly became one of the main hang out spots of the group in the house. In brief, the house was absolutely stunning. That being said, what makes the house the best option for a relaxing vacation is without a doubt the personalized service that was provided by the owners and their staff, who remained on call at any point throughout the stay. Whether it was organizing tomorrow's day trip, a catered dinner, or accompanying us to the local shops to make sure we got the best deal possible, the kindness, generosity, and dedication of alan and his staff was absolutely amazing. Thanks to them, my family who had never been to Colombia fell almost as madly in love with the country as I did when I lived there. Cartagena is an amazing city, and I am sure that there are tons of places to stay that are fantastic, but as far as I am concerned I will return to this house again and again, without thinking twice. Thank you alan and Carmenza for an absolutely magical experience, and I hope to be writing another review very soon.
Written by: (Paris), Visit Date: 2011-12, Source: FlipKey

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I just returned, state-side, from a week plus with friends in Cartagena and this wonderful villa within the old city walls. The location could not have been better within the old city, nor the accommodations more appropriate with a slew of well-furnished bedrooms, modern bathrooms, common areas and even a roof top deck that can be used for drinks at sunset or hammock sleeping. I have no reservations in recommending the place with the added benefit of both alan and Charlie! Alan was helpful with both his recommendations and his 'right-on' insights, again and again over the week. Five stars, indeed!
Written by: (Nashville TN), Visit Date: 2012-01, Source: FlipKey

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I just spent one-week at Posada Real in Cartegena, Colombia. This five-bedroom house was amazing. I loved the layout, location and view from the rooftop. I've stayed in all types of places all over Latin america: from argentina and Brazil to Ecuador and Peru. What distinguished Posada Real was the service. Alan and Charlie were incredibly kind and knowledgeable. Their attention to detail exceeded my expectations. Thank you for the incredible service. --Justin (Nashville, TN USa)
Written by: (TN), Visit Date: 2012-01, Source: FlipKey

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I spent a week in Cartagena where I had the rare pleasure to feel a very special atmosphere which circulates around this absolutely comfortable home. Futhermore, all its details demonstrate a notable good taste who built it! It is worth! Carlos (Brazil)
Written by: (Sao Paulo, SP), Visit Date: 2011-06, Source: TripAdvisor

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Our vacation was just absolutely perfect. The house was beautifully maintained and located in the heart of all the local restaurants, night clubs, shops, etc. The only thing better than the house was the impecable service we received from alan and Charlie. Alan and Charlie are, without a doubt, the best people to know in Cartagena. Whether you want a good restaurant, a night out on the town, or a dine-in experience there at the house, Alan and Charlie can and will arrange the best experience along with the best quality and value for your money. Any future vacation I take will definitely be rated based on the service we received there at the house in Cartagena. Those guys set the bar very high. I have been to numerous five star resorts from Maui to Bermuda and have never experienced such quality service. If you go to Cartagena, this is the place to stay. No exceptions!!!
Written by: (MO), Visit Date: 2011-06, Source: FlipKey

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Great service, perfect home to share with friends or family for a few days in the heart of Colonial Cartagena. The owner and house manager are both wonderful and very helpful during your stay. I highly recommend it.
Written by: (CA), Visit Date: 2011-05, Source: FlipKey

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I am Colombian and took a group of american friends to see Colombia. We stayed at Posada Real during our days in Cartagena and they were all so happy and impressed. The accommodations were very nice, and the house is close to the best restaurants, night life, and the beautiful wall of Cartagena. But the best part of all was the service. The house owner and his assistant made sure 24/7 that all of our needs were met and that our vacation surpassed all expectations. They are well connected and this came in handy for reservations, getting around, maximizing our enjoyment in a short period, and even recovering a lost cell phone!
Written by: (Philadelphia), Visit Date: 2011-05, Source: FlipKey

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This house is perfectly located and wonderfully refurbished. Great bedrooms, courtyard, and roofdeck. In addition, the service provided was excellent - they were there at any time for any request.
Written by: (New York), Visit Date: 2011-03, Source: FlipKey

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amazing !!! love the parrots!!! i wish i could come back!!! Thank you alan and Charlie for helping us have a Reat time in Cartagena!!!
Written by: (sheffield,UK), Visit Date: 2011-02, Source: FlipKey

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We recently stayed here as a group of six for three days. The location was excellent as was the quality of the rooms. Allen (the owner) and Charlie (an employer) were extremely helpful - for example, helping with directions, check in and ordering and preparing food and beverages.
Written by: (New York City), Visit Date: 2011-03, Source: FlipKey

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Beautiful house with excellent hosts...Can't say too much!
Written by: (Columbus Ohio), Visit Date: 2011-02, Source: FlipKey

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The perfect place to relax in this beautiful 1800 colonial house ,service is outstanding ,great location within walled city ,walking distance to superb night life ,good restaurants. Rooms are spotless cleaned and very tastefully decorated ,you can find luxury details around the house ,I highly recommend this property for your next vacation ,look no further, perfectly priced also, This my 5th stay at this awesome place Posada Real ,with friends ,family , etc , this is the place to be ,It's like been home with the comfort and service of an upscale 5 star hotel. I'm looking to my next visit soon.*** J. Angel
Written by: (Hollyood. Florida), Visit Date: 2010-10, Source: FlipKey

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I'll keep this short. The home is amazing, the rooms are clean, comfortable and with and furnished tastefully, the location in the city is great, and most importantly the hosy, Alan, and his assistant, Charlie, are two of the friendliest and most helpful peoplem I've encountered travelling. I'll definitely be staying again on my next visit to Cartagena.
Written by: (expatwannabe67), Visit Date: 2011-02, Source: TripAdvisor

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Our stay in Posada Real was an unforgettable experience. When we first arrived we were met by the house administrators, Charlie and allen. They quickly made us feel welcome and showed us all 5 floors! We were amazed by the beautiful architecture and awesome view of Cartagena from the terrace. We were so enamored by the house that we didn't even want to leave. We quickly hooked up our ipod into the house sound system and began to enjoy our 3 night stay. I must say that this house is very comfortable. We were a total of 9 and were all able to sleep on comfortable mattresses. Our hosts treated us like rock stars. The provided service like non other! The location is great, although i wished it was a bit closer to El Centro. There is a plaza right behind the house where you can buy local food and gifts for allot cheaper than the rest of Cartagena. It's also very close to la Plaza de Reloj, where you will find dinning and nightly entertainment. I highly recommend this house and I would definitely stay again.
Written by: (Washington DC), Visit Date: 2010-09, Source: FlipKey

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There were many places to choose from in Cartagena, and initially the beach view condos/locations stand out the most. However, my husband and the two other couples who we traveled with wanted to really experience the city of Cartagena, so we chose Posada Real. Once we were greeted at the airport by alen, the owner, and stepped inside the house, we knew we made the best decision. My friend already wrote a review, so this review will be a follow up to that one. The house is even more spacious and gorgeous than the pictures on the website. Each room is clean, the beds are more comfortable than they look, there's air conditioning, clean towels, and flat screen TVs. The rooms and bathrooms were very clean and inviting. I particularly liked our bathroom because it had a view in the shower of the rooftops of the walled city within Cartagena. The pool was extra inviting after walking through the city. The market is less than a 5 minute walk, so is a great restaurant. The city wall is also just steps outside the front door! In fact, everything that you would want to see and visit in and outside the walled city is walking distance. There is also a very nice rooftop area for hanging out or doing a barbeque. There was a also a young woman who was on site to cook anything we wanted. However, I thought that one of the best aspects of Posada Real [other than the gorgeous design and furnishings] was the owner, Alen. He made wonderful recommendations and was there to answer any questions. And, one night he even left with us around midnight on Sunday night to show us where the local salsa dancing clubs were located. Then, he hung out with us for a little dancing and some drinks. Had it not been for alen, we would have ended up in some tourist club with a totally different experience versus the local experience with alen. Like I wrote in the title of this review, "stop looking", Posada Real is the best house to stay at while in Cartagena!
Written by: (California), Visit Date: 2010-08, Source: FlipKey

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If you are planning a trip to Cartagena I highly, highly recommend Posada Real (listed here as Stunning 1800 colonial Beauty) as a place to stay! My wife and I and two other couples contacted the staff of Posada Real after checking out the beautiful photos of the house on-line. We were immediately contacted by Carmenza, one of the owners, who was very accommodating and easy to work with. We were greeted at the airport by alen, the owner (and Carmenza's husband) who helped transport us to Posada Real. When we arrived it was like a dream come true! Posada Real is an old Spanish colonial house right in the heart of Cartagena's famous, old walled city. Alen has completely restored the house and it seems he spared no expense with its restoration! Posada Real has been tastefully remodeled; the old colonial style has been recreated while also adding many modern amenities. The house couldn't have been more in more perfect condition or cleaner. This was a wonderful, peaceful place to relax after trips out into the city and the small pool in the courtyard was definitely refreshing on hot days. Posada Real is perfectly located in the heart of the old walled city. Every location and historical site we wanted to check out (the cathedrals, San Felipe Fort, ect.) were all within walking distance! It's also a very safe place and we even had a guard/caretaker, Charlie, who not only stayed at the house at night to ensure our safety, but also would run errands for us (if we needed groceries or drinks). We always felt safe and secure. The other big reason I would recommend Posada Real as the best lodging in Cartagena was the amazing service alen and Charlie provided us. Alen made sure all of our needs were met and he always had great advice for us on where to eat, drink, and visit. I can't recommend Posada Real enough; it's a truly special, wonderful, peaceful, unique house in the heart of one of the greatest cities in the world!
Written by: (CA, USA), Visit Date: 2010-08, Source: FlipKey

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Alan Moore vous reçoit comme ses meilleurs amis au coeur de la Ville fortifiée de Carthagéne, dans une maison coloniale typique. Piscine, Palmiers, vue imprenable sur la ville fortifiée et deux autres surprises qui ne pourront que conquérir votre coeur. Alan vous guidera volontiers dans le dédale de rues et vous retracera l'histoire de cette dernière. Restaurants, salsathéca, plages, il a tout les contacts pour vous faciliter votre séjour à des prix très intéressants Cette maison a été entièrement rénovée avec goût dans le pure style colonial. Elle offre des prestations de standing, tout en vous faisant voyager ( Climatisation, WIFI, service linge, service gardien 7/24 ) A réserver sans hésitation. Pierre
Written by: (Marseille, France), Visit Date: 2015-01, Source: TripAdvisor

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Cartagena... This beautiful, colonial city is amazing!! The walls, the architecture, the food the people. I had such an great time. Just walking around the old Walled City, was just picture perfect. Music and fun everywhere you go. It has everything in a travel destination. I truly felt safe the entire time I was there. NOT once, did I fear for my safety. The house was freaking gorgeous and unique. The Staff/hostess is what really made this trip memorable. I want to give a huge thank you to Allen and Ray, for taking such great care of us during out time. They made us feel very welcomed. They took the time to make sure we had everything we needed, (Stocked fridge,beers/wine/food) to suggesting the best dining/bar locations and listing the best excursions(Rosario Island-Phenomenal) If we had any questions, they were on top of it. With those two being there, I can say, it really made this trip even more special. I highly recommend this beautiful house, and the amazing staff that it comes with.
Written by: (Charlotte, North Carolina), Visit Date: 2015-07, Source: TripAdvisor

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I stayed at this house with a group of 7 friends as part of a 30th birthday celebration trip! It was the perfect base for our time in Cartagena! The house is beautiful with lots of space for groups to hang out. We spent a lot of time hanging out by the pool and on the rooftop patio watching sunsets and grilling dinner one night. The house caretakers are incredible and very attentive! They cooked breakfast and had excellent hot coffee ready in the mornings, helped us grocery shop, booked boating and scuba activities, arranged for in house massages, and gave us excellent suggestions on where to eat, shop, and buy columbian emeralds and guayaberas! Anything you need you just have to ask and they are on it! The house Parrots, Toni and Bruno, are an added bonus! I absolutely loved drinking my morning coffee while watching the beautiful birds play and do tricks! Highly recommend this place!!
Written by: , Visit Date: 2016-02, Source: TripAdvisor

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A group 10 of us stayed for a week with Alan and Raymundo. Immediately upon arrival, we were welcomed with open arms and we were told we didn't have to worry about a thing - just the words we needed to hear when visiting a new country. Throughout the week, Alan and Raymundo took exceptional care of us and catered to our every need. It was refreshing to know that we had a local guide with the inside and knowledge of how to maneuver the city. He set up all of our excursions, gave us the best restaurant tips and told us what prices were. We HIGHLY recommend staying here. You will not regret this decision.
Written by: , Visit Date: 2016-03, Source: TripAdvisor

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My overall experience with this place was great. Its a beautiful house with plenty of space. Probably Ideal for 5 single guys(everyone gets own room). It is centrally located and pretty much in walking distance from all restaraunts and bars etc. Our host Allan was the best and took care of everything we needed from dinner reservations to our boat and yacht rental. Also there were Ray and Illyanna who will cook , clean, and even do your laundry if you request it. I never had a want for anything with the staff on hand. I would definitely reccommend this place to friends or anyone traveling to Cartagena for vacation.
Written by: , Visit Date: 2016-08, Source: TripAdvisor

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La casa espectacular, excelentes condiciones en general muy comoda y acogedora. El personal de atención no perdió un solo detalle para hacernos sentir mejor que en casa. Definitivamente volvería mil veces mas.
Written by: (Barranquilla, Colombia), Visit Date: 2016-09, Source: TripAdvisor

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Our time in Cartagena just turned incredible and unforgettable thanks to Allan , Raymundo and everyone in the house; I just have a word to describe our experience ESPECTACULAR!!!!! Thank you guys for pulling out with my crazy family
Written by: (Morganville, New Jersey), Visit Date: 2017-07, Source: TripAdvisor

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My family (nine of us) stayed with Alan and Ray for a few days in August. The charming house is constructed around a central courtyard in the Spanish style. All the bedroom windows face inward overlooking the courtyard thereby blocking out any sounds of the street. During our stay either Alan or Ray (and usually both of them) were always available to help with any request such as cooking meals, mixing a drink, shopping, locating a restaurant or finding a specific location. Alan doesn’t just tell you how to get there, he actually takes you there. After we left, we discovered one of our party had left their passport at the house. When we called Alan, he told us that Ray was already on his way to the airport with the missing passport. In many years of travelling we have never experienced such extraordinary service. Fred & Diane Cranston
Written by: , Visit Date: 2018-08, Source: TripAdvisor

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My boys and I stayed here an for 5 days and had wonderful time. Alan was super accommodating gave us suggested spots to visit and touring the neighborhood with some history. One night everything was closed and he took me to a spot to get some food outside the walled city to get something to eat. We all said if we come back we will be staying here again. Everything in the house was clean and tidy rooms kept the historic charm to them as well as the furnishings, the bedrooms were nice and beds were wonderfully comfortable. We went shopping at the grocery store around the corner twice that was less than a 5 min walk and always felt safe in the city. Highly recommend booking this place and will do it again.
Written by: (Ellicott City, Maryland), Visit Date: 2018-02, Source: TripAdvisor