Boutique Hotel in Cartagena

We like to think of the Amarla Boutique Hotel in Cartagena as a family house rather than a hotel. From the moment you step inside, you will discover why. Our warmth and attentive service are the foundations of what make us one of the best hotels in Cartagena. Throughout your stay your personal concierge will be on hand to offer assistance and ensure your experience is tailor made to your requirements. At the Amarla, we hope you enjoy your stay so much, that you return not just as a guest but as a friend. This is why we take care to remember the little details, including your preferences and requests. Ensuring that when you return, you will feel as if you’re returning home. Come and live the Cartagena life in our house of natural happiness.

Woman in blue floral dress on balcony of room at Amarla Boutique Hotel in Cartagena

ROOMS

Each of our seven suites and guest rooms symbolizes a different native bird, reflecting the color and beauty of Colombia. Every room has its own unique character and is decorated using original art, ornaments and furniture created by local artisans.

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Speed boat on green lagoon near Isla Rosario on day trip from Amarla hotel in Cartagena

EXPERIENCES

Our hand-picked collection of experiences and in-house activities are designed to ignite your passion. Embrace your inner South American spirit when you journey with us to explore our natural wonders and wildlife around Cartagena, Colombia.

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Romantic weddings and corporate events on the rooftop of Amarla Boutique Hotel in Cartagena

EVENTS

Where better to celebrate your wedding or host a yoga retreat than in one of the best hotels in Cartagena Colombia. Our events coordinator will work with you to create a unique experience and memory that will last a lifetime.

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Boutique Hotels in Cartagena

Amarla has been voted as one of the best boutique hotels in Cartagena and it is not hard to see why. Our hotel is perfectly situated in the heart of the old town of Cartagena de Indias. It is in close walking distance to several noted attractions, including Bolivar Park and Palace of the Inquisition. Stepped in history and full of charm, the Amarla has 7 en-suite guest rooms, a gorgeous rooftop pool and a stunning view. Each of our rooms is named after a native Colombian bird and decorated with select pieces from local craftsmen and artisans. Meet the people that make our house a happy home. Stay with us to experience true Cartagena hospitality. Let us share our vision with you and tell you the story of how this gorgeous colonial home became a beautiful luxury hotel.

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Hotels Cartagena Walled City

Amarla has gracefully restored a beautiful historic colonial home, transforming it into one of the chicest hotels Cartagena walled city has. Surrounded by history, the Amarla Boutique Hotel is conveniently located in the center of the old town of Cartagena de India, just a short stroll from the bastion of Santo Domingo. This area is one of the best-preserved and finest examples of a colonial-era hotels in a walled city, within South America. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. The narrow streets are lined with elegant European-style architecture from a bygone era, painted in the vibrant Caribbean hues. It’s a stunning combination. Watch the sun set over Cartagena from our rooftop pool. After which you can venture out at night, to witness the streets of Cartagena come alive.

Dining under the arches at Amarla Boutique hotel in Cartagena Colombia
Central courtyard for dining and hosting weddings and events at the Amarla Boutique Hotel Cartagena

We offer on-site authentic Colombian experiences such as cigar rolling, rum tasting, yoga, cooking, dance classes and many more things to do in Cartagena

Whatever your interests are we can recommend a range of activities, both in and out of the hotel. Start your day with our lovingly prepared breakfast, made from market-fresh ingredients. Relax and revive with what is probably the finest cup of coffee you’ve ever tasted. After all you are in Colombia, where coffee is more than a drink, it’s an art form. If you decide to dig deeper you can discover more about Colombia’s fascinating coffee culture, with our in depth coffee tasting experience. As a result, you will learn to identify the unique flavors and aroma of premium coffee from San Alberto estate. For the more energetic we can introduce to the way we dance in Colombia. Whether by yourself or as a couple, our professional salsa and champeta classes are perfect for all levels. At night you can venture out to test your footwork in a town that never sleeps. 

Make Memories That Last a Lifetime

Set in the historic heart of the centuries-old walled town, Amarla is a place where dreams are made. If you choose you can wander down the narrow streets of Cartagena’s old town, filled with colorful colonial architecture. Here you can discover and consequently enjoy some of the best food in the Caribbean. Alternatively we can arrange for you to picnic on a deserted beach or explore our mysterious mangroves. As you uncover the joy of Cartagena, why not take some time out to discover yourself? Our skilled yoga teachers offer a variety of classes, designed to revitalize your body and mind. We also offer meditative and healing gong baths on our rooftop. Allowing you to relax and get in touch with your authentic self. For a different route to relaxation, we offer a variety of in room treatments, including our hot stone and Thai massages. Whatever your desire, we will leave you with memories that last a lifetime.

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‘What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.’

 – Gabriel García Márquez

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Bride at her Amarla Boutique Hotel Wedding, Cartagena

WEDDINGS IN CARTAGENA

If you are looking for the perfect Cartagena wedding venue, Amarla provides the most idyllic setting. You can choose to exchange vows at sunset next to our rooftop pool with gorgeous views across Cartagena. Then dine with your guests beneath a blanket of stars. Our experienced events coordinator will take care of all the details, from catering to special requests so as to ensure your day is perfect.

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Live music guitar duo entertaining at Amarla event in Cartagena, Colombia

EVENTS IN CARTAGENA

Our boutique hotel is the perfect choice to host your retreats or corporate events in Cartagena. There is plenty of space for welcoming ceremonies within the central courtyard, whilst there is also adequate room on the rooftop to host a wedding reception, yoga retreat and even an outdoor cinema. Whatever your needs, our skilled events organizer can take care of all the details to ensure your event is a success.

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Boutique Hotels in Cartagena

Prepare to be completely delightfully surprized when you stay with us at the Amarla. After all, it is according to many of our guests one of the “best hotels in centro of Cartagena”. The hotel is remarkably peaceful despite its central location and is the perfect spot from which to explore the town. In contrast, it is an oasis of calm, found within easy distance of all the historic sights. With just seven bedrooms, the Amarla is perfectly sized. This consequently allows our staff the opportunity to become acquainted with the needs and preferences of each of our guests. So, if you have any special requests, or if you want to know where the best places to eat are, or the most happening little places, just ask. We love getting to know our guests and are always ready to share our love and knowledge of Cartagena and Colombia.

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Read about the Amarla and check out our blog entitled Sunset Cartagena which tells you about the times and best places to watch or our guide to the best hotels in Cartagena