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Hotel Alfiz

  • Hotel Alfiz
  • Hotel Alfiz
  • Hotel Alfiz
  • Hotel Alfiz
  • Hotel Alfiz
  • Hotel Alfiz
  • Hotel Alfiz
  • Hotel Alfiz
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Charming boutique hotel in the historic centre of Cartagena set in a beautifully restored 17th-century building with a leafy patio. 

Alfiz is a boutique hotel in the true sense of the word. It occupies a 17th-century, two-storeyed colonial mansion in the historic centre of Cartagena which has been fully restored to maintain the character of the original building. The property has a leafy patio, plunge pool and stone-flagged lounge with a library that features a wonderful collection of Gabriel García Márquez books in 20 different languages. There are just eight romantic guest rooms, individually decorated (but as with many buildings of this style windows are small or face the interior) variously featuring terracotta tiles, polished wood and beamed ceilings. The hotel has a good reputation for helpful service (English spoken).

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What our clients say

  • Highlight?: The local knowledge of the guides and their willingness to adapt to our needs. We were taken to places that were not part of the schedule. E.g. Local restaurants

    SD, Esher
  • Highlight?: The coffee region and Cartagena were both spectacular to visit. Mompos was lovely and worth making the effort to get to.

    IR, London
  • Our first visit (to Colombia) has stimulated a desire to return to experience more of this beautiful, friendly and welcoming country

    GG, Banf
  • Most Memorable Moment?: Impossible to pick one place/moment.  A very varied and interesting few weeks.  Cartagena was definitely a highlight.

    SJA, Malvern
  • Highlight?: Difficult!  As a general tourist, probably the Salt Cathedral, bur personally the return to Pereira after 42 years!

    JPM, London
  • Colombia was superb. A wonderful variety of scenery and cultures, and people trying their hardest to live normal lives and welcome visitors very genuinely.

    JK, Basingstoke
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Hannah
Hannah Waterhouse Travel Expert Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

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    Hannah Donaldson - Travel Expert

    Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.

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    Having caught the travel bug as a child, Millie has travelled all over Latin America before making her home in Buenos Aires for 3 years.

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    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

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    Lina Fuller - Travel Expert

    Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

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    Heloise Buxton - Travel Expert

    Heloise started her Latin American journey as an exchange student in Santiago, Chile. With extended summer holidays this was the perfect opportunity to backpack through Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.

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