Cartagena was the first province in Colombia to declare full independence from Spain on November 11th 1811. Proud of its freedom, yet fully embracing its rich cultural and historical background,
Cartagena is a wonderfully vibrant place. Weave between its cobbled streets and you will find young men and women dancing to the sounds of Cumbia and Salsa, children sipping on freshly squeezed fruit juice, and a city at ease with itself and past. There is a touch of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s magical realism within the city, at once modern and vibrant, but steeped in history and myth.
Leaving behind the humidity of the day and entering La Mantilla Hotel, you are immediately met with a cool and peaceful atmosphere, finding yourself in a beautiful courtyard, hidden behind lofty wooden doors. The relief is welcomed and remains throughout the stay. With just 7 rooms, privacy and peace are at a premium here. This feeling is central to what make the Hotel a success. Experience this when sitting by the decorative pool in the courtyard; on your balcony watching the sunset; when resting in the Jacuzzi and drying off on the sunbeds; or simply when retiring to the comfort of your room. This peace is complimented by the Hotel’s authentically Colombian feel, encapsulated by its fresh and vibrant cuisine, and which greets you, in its warm and friendly staff.