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"Spanish colonial gem for those in the know."

Need to know

    • 7 rooms
    • Set in Cartagena de Indias, 200 metres from Bolivar Park, Columbia
    • A sophisticated, chic hotel providing privacy and a peaceful retreat

We love

  • The Hotel does not have a menu, as such guests can eat according to their tastes and preferences.
  • The rooftop Jacuzzi
  • The hotel offers a trip away to a private island off the coast of Cartagena.

Top Secret

Guests can learn how to make new recipes by preparing a dish for breakfast, lunch or dinner with assistance and guidance from the kitchen staff.


Hotel La Mantilla was originally a house built during the Spanish Republican era. The interior has since been completely rebuilt, with only the front side remaining original. Ms. Milena Bolaños 
Bermudez is General Business Manager, originally from Cartagena. Before working at this Hotel she worked for several years at another boutique hotel in the city, as the Head of Reception and Reservations Department. She began working at the Hotel in December 2008 as Assistant Manager and assumed management of the Hotel in December 2011.

The Review

Cartagena was the first province in Colombia to declare full independence from Spain on November 11th 1811.  Proud of its freedom, yet fully embracing its rich cultural and historical background, 
Cartagena is a wonderfully vibrant place. Weave between its cobbled streets and you will find young men and women dancing to the sounds of Cumbia and Salsa, children sipping on freshly squeezed fruit juice, and a city at ease with itself and past.  There is a touch of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s magical realism within the city, at once modern and vibrant, but steeped in history and myth.  
Leaving behind the humidity of the day and entering La Mantilla Hotel, you are immediately met with a cool and peaceful atmosphere, finding yourself in a beautiful courtyard, hidden behind lofty wooden doors.  The relief is welcomed and remains throughout the stay.   With just 7 rooms, privacy and peace are at a premium here.  This feeling is central to what make the Hotel a success. Experience this when sitting by the decorative pool in the courtyard; on your balcony watching the sunset; when resting in the Jacuzzi and drying off on the sunbeds; or simply when retiring to the comfort of your room. This peace is complimented by the Hotel’s authentically Colombian feel, encapsulated by its fresh and vibrant cuisine, and which greets you, in its warm and friendly staff.


Hotel LM (Cartagena)

  • Address: Calle de la Mantilla No. 3-44, Cartagena de Indias, Bolivar, Colombia
  • Travel info: About 10 minutes/5 km drive from Rafael Nunez International Airport

Key Features

  • Pool

  • Free Wifi

  • Bar

  • Restaurant

  • Spa