Bastion Luxury Hotel, Cartagena

In the heart of Cartagena, Bastion Luxury Hotel brings all the luxury of the modern day alongside all the wonder of the colonial era. Housed within a converted 16th-century colonial mansion, the Bastion will open its doors – and your eyes – onto this most fascinating of cities. From a rooftop view with enviable views over the city to bicycles on which to explore the city’s cobbled streets, a stay in one of the 51 rooms here will immerse you in Colombian culture.


Surrounded by history and culture on all sides, Bastion Luxury Hotel leaves you poised and ready to explore the Old Town of Cartagena. Just a short stroll away, Santo Toribio Church, Fernandez Madrid Park and the Santa Catalina de Alejandria Cathedral all await discovery. Just 10-minutes’ drive from Rafael Núñez International Airport and a five-minute walk from trendy restaurants and hidden rooftop bars – why not make Cartagena your next city break?

Your Room

The style and design of each of the 51 rooms much reflects the character of Cartagena itself. Loyal to colonial roots, with accents inspired by the British aristocracy, they offer a glimpse of the past whilst still boasting state-of-the-art gadgets of today. Dark wood floorboards expertly offset crisp white linens that top king-size beds whilst studded footstools and cosy armchairs create an atmosphere of relaxed elegance.

Why we like it

Part of the joy of staying at the Bastion lies in its showstopping cuisine. The nine-course tasting menu at El Gobernador brings Colombian flavours to life with knockout dishes such as the lionfish and Coco Loco dessert. Meanwhile, for something more local, El Gobernador Patio invites you to sample local recipes for family favourites that include ceviche, carimañolas and mote. Or for those special occasions, there’s always a private dinner on the rooftop Lookout with front rows seats to the best sunset view in the city.