Hotel Charleston Santa Teresa

All business inside an historic facade

Hotel Charleston Santa Teresa, Carrera 3, Cartagena Province, Bolivar, Colombia


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At a Glance

Though it’s located in a building with a long and intriguing pedigree this 90-room hotel, one of the largest in Cartagena, fails to retain much of that charm.

Indagare Loves

  • The hotel’s prime position behind San Pedro Square, just inside the city walls
  • Sea views from top floor rooms and the rooftop pool


This hotel was originally built as a convent in the 17th century and as you enter through a gorgeous red brick arch you expect to find a beautifully preserved hotel (like the Monasterio in Cusco, for example). Unfortunately, the interior charm has mostly been gutted and replaced with standard cookie-cutter hotel details. Rooms are well-appointed with mini bars, flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi but they look Hiltonesque. Common spaces seem designed and furnished to accommodate the waves of cruise ship passengers, who often stay here.  The hotel does offer multiple conference rooms and a comprehensive business center right down to bilingual secretaries if you need them plus a gym, a spa and four restaurants.

Who Should Stay

Business travelers who value the usual amenities over a sense of place

Written by Karen Catchpole

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