About

AMARLA BOUTIQUE HOTEL, CARTAGENA

One of the finest

Hotels Cartagena Walled City

has to offer

We searched for hotels in Cartagena walled city when we fell in love with the enchanting mix of historic Spanish architecture and old colonial houses found within the barrio. The Caribbean flavor and color was captivating. The city’s quaint streets and bustling neighborhoods felt like home to us. The family villas of old, now converted into hotels in Cartagena walled city, told stories of a past that intrigued .

From the moment we stepped through the door of this beautiful house, we knew we had met our destiny. We adored the colonial grandeur and old-world charm. We were mesmerized by the magic of flickering candles, palm trees nestled in the courtyard, and canopies rustling in the breeze above. It was like walking into a bygone era, a time of adventure and discovery when merchants of the Spanish empire built palatial properties in faraway lands. The building told a story of centuries of change, turmoil and triumph, and the craftsmanship that has gone into its making is no longer seen.

We named it ‘Amarla’, the Spanish word meaning ‘to love’. It sums up our feelings and expresses our desire for our hotel to become one of the best hotels Cartagena walled city has ever seen. A home from home for travelers from around the world. When you visit, you’ll see that our vision of a traveler’s place of rest comes to life throughout the hotel in the many beautifully handcrafted items we’ve picked up on our own journeys. We look forward to welcoming you and hearing your story soon.

Amarla Boutique

Hotel Old City Cartagena

We like to think of Amarla as a family house rather than a hotel in old city Cartagena. This is why you will find our service warm and personable. On arrival, you will be welcomed by our general manager and your host, who will be on hand day and night to make sure you have everything you need during your stay. To relieve you after your journey, you’ll be given delicious freshly made juices and refreshing towels. Our thoughtfulness doesn’t stop there. Every member of staff is eager to help you enjoy your stay in any way they can. We also take care to ensure that you are given the same host each time you return to Amarla. For us, it means we remember your preferences. For you, it means you see a familiar friendly face and your next visit will feel like coming home.

The People Behind Amarla

Boutique Hotel in Cartagena

You are in the capable and caring hands of a small group of devoted individuals who work in the Amarla Boutique Hotel in Cartagena. Each of our members of staff has their own unique passion for Amarla. Each plays a part in making our home yours.

RUBY PORTO
RUBY PORTOConcierge
Ruby is from Cali, the land of salsa and joy. She’s a singer, a music lover and a new horizon seeker. Her natural warmth always feels like she is giving you a hug.
MARÍA EUGENIA CLAVIJO
MARÍA EUGENIA CLAVIJO Manager
Care, openness, good humor, and sensitivity are the marks of María from Barranquillera. She loves to travel, to paint, and to welcome guests into our house.
ESTELA QUIROZ
ESTELA QUIROZChef
You can taste the passion in every mouthful of Estela’s food. She is from Cartagena and brings the city’s best flavors to the table with simple but delicious details.
ARMANDO MORALES
ARMANDO MORALESSecurity & service
A great dancer who is always in a good mood, Armando is as hardworking as he is charming. He comes from Venezuela where devotion is everything. You’ll feel it.
ROCÍO RÍOS
ROCÍO RÍOSHousekeeping
Our Cartagena born perfectionist, she gives everything her all and is always in good spirits. When she isn’t making Amarla a better place, she’s making music.

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

 – Gabriel García Márquez

‘It was such a wonderful hotel. We added an extra night because we did not want to leave. The hotel is so beautiful and perfectly decorated. Although the decor is stunning the staff is what made it feel so special.’

CaptureSF, London, United Kingdom

‘The hotel is absolutely beautiful and authentic. Nothing commercial about it – it’s stunning inside and out. The staff was amazing – they made us feel so comfortable and could not have been more hospitable.. I cannot recommend this place enough!’

margc20182018 San Francisco, California
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