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TravelPod Member ReviewsAlfiz Hotel Cartagena
I spent a long time searching for boutique hotels in the Old Town area and finally settled on the Alfiz hotel, which seemed to be pretty amazing from the pictures and reviews. I had told them prior to arriving that it was our anniversary, so we were hoping for a room upgrade. The hotel definitely delivered. The place did not look like anything special from the outside: in fact, it looked pretty small and we could see that there was a LOT of construction going on in the neighboring buildings. But when we were ushered into the inner courtyard I thought the hotel was extremely beautiful and romantic with a cute little breakfast nook, which served delicious fresh fruit, breads, and egg dishes of all kinds. Despite the construction noises from next door, the Alfiz also had impeccable service, a small pool and rooftop with a view, and some other amenities (like a rather overpowering citrus smell in the lobby and library) that helped to define the hotel as boutique. We loved our room that had two wooden doors that led out to a balcony, as well as a giant bed and bathroom, and even Ipad controlled lights and TV. All of the rooms had a colonial theme so, from a historical viewpoint, I liked that as well.
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