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Casa Pestagua Hotel – Luxury in the Walled City

At Classic Travel, we like to keep our clients up to date with all the new hot destinations and it is no news that Cartagena is the place to visit. The moment you arrive in this colonial city, it immediately transports you to a different world; a world full of history where every wall and every corner has a story to tell. The key is always finding the best place to stay!

Patio central

Casa Pestagua Hotel sits right in the heart of the Walled City at Plaza Santo Domingo and it is perhaps one of the most beautiful houses in Cartagena. It is the only hotel in Cartagena where you will find yourself living in the luxury of the seventeenth century, only four hundred years later but with the latest technology and exquisite taste.

Suite 6

Casa Pestagua Hotel belonged to the Count of Pestagua, a distinguished business man and thanks to his foresight, the hotel is able to offer its visitors a unique and unforgettable experience. Casa Pestagua’s architectural beauty reflects the magnificence of a time like no other. It allows guests to get a glance back in time and feel part of the history of this beautiful city.

Pisicna

Its majestic size, proximity to the Walled City’s main attractions, shops and restaurants, 11 unique rooms, dazzling swimming pool and dreamy courtyard, makes this mansion the perfect choice for travelers looking for a unique experience. Casa Pestagua Hotel is the ideal choice for a destination wedding!

For 2015, Classic Travel Rate Includes:
• A la Carte full breakfast for two
• Upgrade on arrival if available
• Early check-in/late check-out if available
• Complimentary 30 min Massage once during stay

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Up and Coming Locales

There are some tried and true vacation destination that never disappoint – but if you are feeling more adventurous maybe one of these up and comers would be better suited for you.   I have recently sent clients to all of these places, and know they will only become more popular in the future.  Head here now and beat the crowds!!

Colombia – the political scene has stabilized and the  hotels are going up fast.  For a great colonial feel and beach access you can’t beat Cartagena. The Sofitel Santa Clara is a great property – and Virtuoso clients receive an upgrade if available, breakfast daily and a spa credit. Take this savings and splurge on a boat trip to the Rosario Islands.  This will be a trip to remember!

Jordan – the ancient civilization of Petra is fast becoming the new Machu Picchu… the ancient ruins everyone wants to check out.  Pair this with the Kempinski resort in Aqaba on the Red Sea and you will have a view into the past and the future.

Laos – this landlocked neighbor of Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia never gets the same attention – but we think it is pretty special in its own right. We love the Amantaka in the cultural center of Luang Prabang (the night markets are pretty incredible) and if you make ithere a rafting trip in nearby Vang Vieng is a MUST! 

 

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