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Bedrooms 1
Space 710 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Casa del Virrey Eslava, is located just steps away from Garcia Marquez mansion, Hotel Santa Clara and the best restaurants in the old Cartagena. Casa del Virrey Eslava is the most luxurious multifamily complex of its kind. This property emerged from the restoration of the old Colegio de La Esperanza, built and partially restored in 2008 by Alberto Samudio who gave it a very modern environment with particular sophisticated style..

Casa Del Virrey Eslava offers 2 lap pools, 4 jacuzzis, gymnasium, spa, sauna, massages rooms for the convenience of our guests, 24 hour security.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018


San Diego Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 710 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8 based on 20 reviews
New York, New York

There were pluses and minuses...

  • 3 of 5

We've stayed at HomeAway before - it's a viable alternative to hotels. Our apartment at Virrey Esclava was well located in the historical area of Cartagena; it's a modern apartment in what used to be an old building. Here are the things we disliked (things that can easily be remedied): There was no hair dryer, no coffee maker, no samples such as shampoo, coffee, water, no paper towels, no face/bath cloth, no phone connection between our room and the front desk (security), the ice maker in the refrigerator was fiddly and difficult to use, etc. There were no instructions - who to contact in an emergency, where to eat, what to see, mini markets nearby, etc., etc. All other places provided such basics; if the owners decide not to do so, at least we should be forewarned in order to bring our own supplies. Oh, and there was no maid service - a first; plus, no garbage bags or pickup - another first. One night there was a loud band (wedding) playing until after midnight; another night, nearby neighbors were talking loudly until midnight. Then, because of high winds, our awning came apart and was flapping loudly against our window and side of the building. On the plus side, the A/C worked well, the bed was large and comfortable, the washer and dryer worked well.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Very nice upscale place in a very good location in old town. close to everything yet quiete. Pool, terrace and gym were all nice bonuses. At first I was worried about the unusual payment method by bank transfer and then paying cash deposit on site but all went without a hitch and got full deposit back at checkout. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location & Great A/C

  • 5 of 5

We read the reviews from previous guest and they helped us in our selection of this location. The location was great the A/C was great. The owner is very responsive to questions and his on site person was ready to meet us there when we arrived. Someone complained about a broken refig. but they must have replaced it because there was brand new one in the apt. My only suggestion which I told the on site person about would be to possibly buy some plastic ice cube trays for the refig. As there were none in there. This was no big deal as we bought a bag of ice. Just an fyi if you can't get the remote control to turn off the A/C in bedroom just hold the remote closer to the unit. I think the batteries may have been weak. But the A/C is soooooooooo Great. We used the pool and the gym and the roof top deck. The front desk personnel were very friendly and nice. Galindo thank you much for sharing your place with us. Joe

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, great a/c

  • 4 of 5

This place is 100% worth the price. The only reason it did not earn five stars is because the refrigerator was not working. Additionally, the items around the house are a bit dated such as the sheets. The addition of new sheets and comforters would go along way in this property. Nevertheless, this was well worth it and I would highly recommend to anyone else going.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albany, NY

Great apartment/close to everything in walled city!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was beautiful and everything worked great (AC is specially needed as Cartagena can be hot).

Old town is realy beatiful and it was very easy to walk to from apartment, so I enjoyed first two days exploring it. The third day I tried to go to a beach close by (Baru) for a day trip but things didn't work out very well with the taxi driver and all the people soliciting. Unfortunatly that was the lowlight of the trip. If you plan to visit islands or beaches around just be careful with the arrangements.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, Colorado

Great place to stay in Cartagena

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was perfect! It was in the walled town and we walked everywhere. We never had to take a taxi anywhere. At sunset, we just had to walk less than half a block to sit on the wall and watch the sunset.

If you go, bring your own bath soap, kitchen soap and laundry soap, as those are not provided.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $300

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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