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Casa de Helda

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Welcoming small guesthouse in a superbly located, rambling 18th century house with a shady courtyard garden at its heart.

The welcoming, small Casa de Helda is a converted 18th century house superbly located in Cartagena's colonial centre, just a few steps from pretty Santo Toribio church. Behind a fairly modest colonial façade is an immaculate, large and rambling property centring around a shady central courtyard garden festooned with plants. It has seven simple high-ceilinged rooms, all slightly different in size. The hotel doesn't have a restaurant but does serve a good breakfast on the patio.

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What our clients say

  • A lovely hotel in the old city of Cartegena. The owner was an interesting lady but looked after us very well. Service was excellent.

    AM, Aylesbury
  • Initially we were not so impressed with this accommodation but it warmed on us during our stay. The owner is a character & runs it a bit like a Blackpool B&B landlady rattling of a list of house rules when you arrive but these were not unreasonable. She regards the place not as a commercial 'hotel' operation but more like letting rooms out in her private home. There is no porter & you have to carry your own luggage...The room was pleasant with a high wooden ceiling but very dark and could do with more electric lighting. We could n't read at night at all. On the plus side it is quite characterful, if a bit old fashioned compared to some of the converted Casas now very upmarket boutique hotels. The breakfasts are substantial and it is ideally located in the heart of the old town of Cartagena. Our stay in this accommodation was an 'interesting' experience and overall we enjoyed the place.

    JS, St. albans
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