Private speedboat, free WiFi. In rooms: TV with Apple TV, iPod dock, minibar, Antica and Ferragamo bath products.
Worldly artworks give every room a unique character – Room 2 is our favourite, for the hand-painted folksy statuettes.
The courtyard pool is sheltered by palms and bordered by a terracotta brick terrace – just the spot to cool off after a day of city sightseeing. Oh, and there’s a hot tub on the rooftop.
Bring one of Gabriel García Márquez’s greatest hits – we suggest Love in the Time of Cholera, set in Cartagena.
All the common areas are wheelchair accessible, and there’s a Deluxe Junior Suite with a bathroom adapted for wheelchair users.
All ages are welcome. Cots can be added to all rooms.
The Junior Suite has the most space and plenty of sleeping capacity, with two double beds and a long sofa (or two single beds). If you need a cot, just ask.
Take a tour to Colombia’s National Aviary, and combine it with beach time on Isla Barú. Get your culture kicks at imperious San Felipe de Barajas castle, ChocoMuseo (where you can make and taste artisanal chocolates), or the frightful-yet-fascinating Palace of the Inquisition.
The pool isn’t huge, but it’s fit for a dip.
Lots of kid-kit can be supplied, including beakers, cutlery and highchairs.
Book at least two days in advance; it costs $20 an hour, with a minimum of two hours.
No need to pack
Art materials – you can borrow it if your kids want to get crafty.
The chef sources ingredients from local producers, and the hotel uses environmentally friendly products backstage, too – light bulbs, cleaning kit and the like.