Amarla is a seven-room boutique hotel set within a restored home in Old Town of Cartagena, Colombia, within easy reach of the city’s best cafes, restaurants, and night spots.
The hotel owners like to think of Amarla as a family house, rather than a hotel; the service is attentive but never fussy.
The name ‘Amarla’ is the Spanish word meaning ‘to love’. The owners and their staff see Amarla as a home away from home–a welcoming retreat away from the crowds.
Amenities & Services
Amarla’s amenities and services include:
- Breakfast patio
- Banquette table
- State of the art kitchen
- Roof top terrace
- Open air cinema
- Spa treatments area
“A la carte” breakfast in included every morning, and a coffee break with the best Colombian coffee is offered every afternoon with Amarla’s homemade cookies and cakes.
The kitchen is defined as the heart of this home. It is where fresh, local ingredients are made into elegant, modern Colombian cuisine.
Amarla has seven en-suite guest rooms, each named after a native Colombian bird. These seven rooms have unique personalities; each is decorated with one-of-a-kind pieces created by local artisans.
Among the in-room amenities are:
- Free WI-FI
- Air conditioning
- Satellite TV
- Courtesy tea and coffee
- Luxury toiletries and hairdryer
- Pool towels, silk bathrobes, and slippers
- Laptop size safety deposit box
- Maid service daily
- Laundry service
- Evening turn down service
- Luxury Egyptian cotton bedding
- Feather mattress toppers
These rooms–Hummingbird, the Quetzal, and the Maria Mulata–the cozy Standard Rooms at Amarla range from 178 to 205 square feet, and are furnished with either a queen-size bed or a king-size bed.
Standard rooms are all located in the second floor.
The Deluxe Rooms–Toucan and the Macaw–range in size from 242 to 255 square feet, and are furnished with king-size bed.
Deluxe Rooms are all located in the second floor.
Two special rooms–Heron and Parakeet–can be combined combine to form a 488-square-foot two-bedroom Duplex Suite, which is furnished with a library, balcony, and a 200-year-old temple doorway from Rajasthan. Each of the two rooms has a king-size bed.
Whether it’s a private group, corporate event, Cartagena wedding or retreat, it is possible to book the entire Amarla hotel on exclusive basis. The common areas on the first floor make an ideal area to meet and greet, while the seven rooms offer an intimate guest retreats. Amarla’s rooftop allows for beautiful views over the rooftops of Cartagena.
Booking the entire Amarla hotel includes:
Exclusive use of all common parts
Use of all seven rooms in Amarla
Exclusive use of the rooftop and pool
2,691 square feet of common areas down stairs
2,153 square feet of rooftop
Private staff and chef
The hotel offers a variety of on-site authentic Colombia experiences. These include:
- Champeta classes
- Salsa classes
- Meditation and Gong Bath
- Rum tasting
- Cigar rolling
- Coffee tasting
- Night time dining
- Cooking classes & guest chefs
- Taste the fruits of Colombia
These activities come at an additional cost.
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