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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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After our morning visit to the fort, I had signed the four of us up for a Columbian Street Food tour courtesy of Cartagena Connections Walking Tour. I found the tour online, and decided to sign us up because, well, the excursion seemed right up our alley. Trying new food is one of my favorite aspects of traveling, and I also enjoy seeing parts of …
We left the island of Providencia, not by evil catamaran, but by tiny prop engine plane instead. Our flight left really early in the morning and the airport was absolutely tiny. A small propeller plane from San Andres touched down around 8:00 and about twenty passengers got off. Little did they know they had bypassed one of the worst sea crossings …
... things make it interesting such as the different door knockers, trees growing up walls, and street art. After the tour, we rested at the hotel for an hour and then went to find some lunch. Sometimes it is hard going in a group as everyone wants different things and it's hard to decide where to eat. I broke away from the group and went for Indian. The naan bread wasn't great but the spicy curry ...
... it’s clean and modern, it’s not in the altitude…we were in heaven !! Our spirits immediately started to lift even further when we arrived at our hostel , the most beautiful one so far with a little swimming pool and a gorgeous Rottweiler called Johnny Walker Black :) We spent 3 blissfully happy days eating our way through Lima. Food there is SO SO good, I could live there just for that. We did also do some ...
... amazing variety of birds, including a peacock in all his glory and - some black swans!! We don't know the names of the other birds but Robert got some good photos which we'll post on the blog.So, Cartagena was a very pleasant surprise - the best place we've seen (in our opinion) since leaving Auckland. It would be nice to have more time to explore it in more detail, but it's a long way from Australia, so we'll probably never see it ...