Quadrifolio's eight luxury suites preserve the essence of a 17th century property in Cartagena while adding the contemporary touches expected by savvy travellers. This 8-bedroom colonial mansion is perfect for groups of up to 20 people looking to do Cartagena in true Caribbean luxury.
Taking its name from the lucky four-leaf clovers used by the Spanish to ventilate Cartagena's most precious colonial architecture, this low-key boutique hotel has built a reputation for elegance, privacy, comfort and service.
If you're looking for lady luck to bless a romantic trip to Colombia's most passionate city or to shine down on a strictly business visit to the jewel in the Caribbean crown, this intimate, tranquil and stylish location in the heart of Cartagena's historic centre is perfect for every occasion.
With a ground floor swimming pool and a rooftop jacuzzi to choose from there are plenty of options for holing up in the comfort of your own Cartagena mansion.
Bronze yourself on the roof with one of the hotel's signature cocktails or beat the heat by the downstairs pool in one of Quadrifolio's contemporary rattan loungers.
Quadrifolio does understated luxury better than most of its try-hard competitors.
It's manageable size and management's shrewd decision to allocate generous public spaces to event management give it the edge over its rivals for intimate group bookings ranging from wedding receptions to intimate team-building sessions by forward-thinking corporations that want to treat their employees to a moral-boosting Caribbean escape.
When these elegant spaces are not being used by blue-sky thinkers they serve as a refined air conditioned hideout for a little down-time reflection.
Its in-house spa services deploy the same attention to detail as its interiors, creating one of the city's most accomplished accommodation options.
Given a tasteful 2016 refit by the King of Colombian interiors, Miguel Soto, the property is a stunning option for a big group that wants to celebrate NYE in style.
THIS IS WHAT WE LOVE
* Apparently effortless attention to detail throughout the property
* Interiors that make you want to stay at home throughout your stay
* Expansive public spaces and intimate rooms and suites that set a perfect balance between work and play
* Slipping straight into the rooftop pool with a Coconut Lemonade
* Service levels you would expect from the most luxurious hotel chains
* Close proximity to great dining experiences that include Agua de Mar, Don Juan and La Perla
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
* The hotel offers breakfast to guests and in-house catering for groups. It does not have a fully functioning restaurant but you can make arrangements through the hotel concierge
* The hotel was one of the first boutique hotels to focus on services and its rates reflect these service levels as much as the hotel's elegant interiors
The house will be for you if you book it in its entirety. You won't be sharing it with anyone else. There's always staff at the property to let you in and out.
My office is one block from the apartment.
I want you to feel welcome in the city, that's my job, so feel free to reach out to me whenever you want.
The staff are also very friendly and can help with anything when I am not around.
If I am traveling there will always be someone from my team looking out for you.
I am a travel writer for the likes of Wallpaper* City Guides and the Wall Street Journal. Four years ago I set up my own guide for Cartagena - This Is Cartagena - which has been keeping me at home a little more than in the past.
I love travel and getting paid to visit new places. Love a little luxury when I am on the road but the most important thing for me is to get to really know somewhere through its people.
When I am on the road it's great to meet new people that really help get under the skin of the city. When I have guests I love doing re-paying the generosity of others. Going the extra mile to ensure someone gets to know my city is good business and good karma.