Ananda Hotel, Cartagena de Indias

Sitting on one of the three elegant terraces, cocktail in hand, after what has been a day filled with sightseeing, you could well find yourself in a blissful state as you watch the sun turn the sky into old gold.

Such moments will make you pleased you decided on this hotel as a port of call on your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Colombia. A genuine boutique-style hotel, the Ananda has been created from an original 16th century colonial house, so it exudes period charm and character, with tented beds and wooden floors. It also has modern amenities like a pool and spa. But perhaps one of its most telling ‘blisses’ is its unrivalled setting, in the heart of Cartagena’s walled old city, amidst picturesque museums and historic sights.

Ananda Hotel, at a glance

  • Lovely boutique hotel in a 16th century colonial residence
  • 10 minutes from Rafael Nunez International Airport
  • Choice of 23 charming rooms and suites arranged over three floors
  • Superior rooms and deluxe suite twin rooms have queen-sized or twin beds and generous en suite bathrooms
  • Luxury king suites are very spacious and have king-sized beds
  • Period-style furnishings and simple, but aesthetically appealing décor
  • Views over the old quarter of Cartagena de Indias
  • Carmen Restaurant serving excellent international cuisine, plus bar

For leisure and pleasure

  • Lovely swimming pool with sun decks
  • Modern spa offering a wide range of relaxing treatments
  • Three terraces for relaxing with sundowners and admiring the view
  • Great base for wandering around the walled part of Cartagena’s old quarter
  • Just five minutes’ walk from the famous Simon Bolivar Square
  • Within easy reach of the historic and fascinating Gold Museum
  • Close to the infamous but involving Museum of the Inquisition
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  • 24/7 emergency contact
  • Established for 25 years
  • ATOL, ABTA, IATA protected


  • First-hand experience to every destination
  • Only the best guides and local partners used
  • All holidays designed to suit individual needs


  • 70% repeat and referral business
  • Support local charities world-wide
  • Access to senior directors 24/7