Immerse yourself in a unique lodging experience in Cartagena's old town at the Alfiz Boutique Hotel.
The former 17th-century house has undergone a restoration process to combine the comfort and elegance of a typical Cartagena colonial house with the services of a modern top boutique hotel.
The décor and furnishings, with antiques and charming old pieces, and our 8 thematic rooms allow our guests to encounter Colombian history and culture while staying in one of the best hotels in Cartagena.
Let the bilingual staff introduce you to our hotel's many stories and secrets! Start your stay at Alfiz Hotel with a tour of our historic property.
If you'd like to learn more about the beautiful walled city, they'd also be happy to provide walking tours and concierge services for guests.
Cartagena's Old Town is the inspiration for the settings in many of renowned Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez's novels. Find your way to its historic streets in Love in the Time of Cholera, Of Love and Other Demons and more.
Discover Garcia Marquez's writing at Alfiz Hotel Boutique's expansive library, which boasts more than 200 of his works in various languages.
The Colony | Standard Double Room
TThe Conquest | Standard Double Room
The Indigenous | Standard Double Room
The Independence | Jr. Suite
The Viceroyalty | Suite
The Republic | Family Suite
Private Walking Tour Historic Cartagena
Imagine discovering Cartagena de Indias with a private guide who will tell you those incredible details of the history of the city. The journey starts from the hotel and towards the Plaza de Santa Teresa and goes through the most important streets of the walled center.
Visit to the church of San Pedro Claver, squares of Aduana and Bolivar, Inquisition Palace, Santo Domingo Square and walk to the Baluarte de San Francisco Javier.
City tour and San Felipe Fort
In a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and accompanied by a guide, you´ll take a tour through the city outskirts, bordering the bay, to reach the Island of Manga, passing the Clock Tower and the Convention Centre.
You´ll see the convent of La Candelaria on the Cerro de La Popa, the monument to the old shoes and take a guided tour through the insides of the San Felipe Fort. End the tour with a short walk through the old town from Las Bóvedas (the Vaults) with many handicraft shops to the Plaza de Santa Teresa.
Traditional Bus City Tour and San Felipe Fort
In a traditional and colorful bus accompanied by a guide, take a tour through the city outskirts, bordering the bay to reach the island of Manga, passing the Clock Tower and the Convention Centre. You´ll see the monument to the old shoes and take a guided tour through the insides of the San Felipe Fort.
End the tour with a short walk through the old town from Las Bóvedas (the Vaults) with many handcrafts shops to the Plaza de Santa Teresa.
In the footsteps of García Marquez's Cartagena
Cartagena de Indias, a magical city on the Caribbean, is the setting for the monumental work of Gabriel García Márquez, Nobel Prize winner in Literature and one of the most widely read authors in all languages.
This provocative tour will escort you in the discovery of enigmatic angles of the city all the while experiencing its remarkable urban spaces and history, recast in a mix of fact and fiction through the writer’s pen.
Garcia Marquez's Literary Menu
Enjoy every bit of the food and discover the locations that inspired García Márquez’s books, walking to 9 of his must-see places in Cartagena. Taste 5 snacks on the way to discover the food that Gabo’s characters eat and the history behind the traditional cuisine of Colombian Caribbean through delicious passages extracted from his books.