Les Lezards Bed & Breakfast

Calle de las Chancletas #10B-39 , Cartagena, Colombia (Show map)


ROMANTIC GUESTHOUSE IN GETSEMANI. A beautiful and romantic colonial guesthouse in the Historical Centre of Cartagena de Indias, in the vibrant and traditional Getsemani area, one of the last truly exotic places in the Caribbean, the most dynamic downtown location where new boutique hotels, bars and restaurants sprawl. Positioned on a quiet street, away from traffic and commercial activities, but just a few feet away from the Arsenal and the booming Calle del Guerrero and Media Luna night spots and at walking distance from all the best restaurants, bars and attractions. The house designed by award winning architect blends colonial with mediterranean style and is decorated with items and maps collected during worldwide journeys. All rooms are custom designed and have 400 thread count Egyptian cotton, 600grs cotton towels, hard and soft pillows, minibar, smart tv with cable tv and Netflix, 10MBPS wifi. Our suite and premium rooms have Nespresso coffee machines with complimentary coffee selection. The cotto floors with spanish ceramic accents help you cool down and unwind surrounded by an abundant tropical vegetation with adult mango and palm trees. Guests can relax in the patios and enjoy an open air tile jacuzzi on the terrace and a mirador/solarium with views on the Cathedral, the churches of San Pedro and La Trinidad and the Castillo San Felipe. The house is on a north-south axis and enjoys plenty of natural ventilation.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Smart Loft with challenging staris

3.2 on March 14, 2016

Les Lezards is located in a lovely townhouse in Cartagenas centric Getsemane neighbourhood. The building is being transformed into a B+B during several years with lots of love and lovely ideas how to expose the charme of the colonial building. Several roof terraces invite you to observe the sunset and several patios provide individual spaces for breakfast and coffee. However, it is to be mentioned that the refurbishment of the building is still going on and construction works won't stop before 4 pm. Secondly, during the era when the house was built, humans were definitely much smaller than they usually are today. Even with my moderate height of 1.60 m I needed to take a lot of care when climbing the stairs to the lovely terraces or - in the case of the particulary smart Santorini room - to the bathroom on top of the dormitory. This hotel is definitely not for the elderly, nor the handicapped not the pregnant nor the tall guys. Still, the owner managed to safely bring down our luggage via these challenging stairs at 4 am. Thanks and admiration to Marcus.

A great place for an enjoyable weekend

3.0 on November 04, 2014

Our host, Marcus was helpful during the booking process via email and we really appreciated him arranging transport from the airport to the accommodation. The B&B is in a great neighbourhood, within easy walking distance of practically everything you would want to see in Cartagena. Marcus welcomed us warmly, with loads of suggestions for entertaining ourselves over our weekend in Cartagena. Sadly, we didn't see him again. Our room was on the smallish side but chock full of books, souvenirs etc. The bed was comfortable, if a little too firm. The room was clean and cool with a good air conditioner. The upstairs outdoor areas were beautiful and relaxing. Breakfast was a very informal affair- and a little difficult for me as a vegetarian as there wasn't really much choice about what was offered.

Wonderful Place!

5 on March 22, 2014

A beautiful house close to the historic center. I really enjoyed my stay there and hope to go back next year.


3.6 on October 07, 2013

Awesome choice to stay in Cartagena, and feel the real deal about it. The house is near everything you need: historic downtown, bars, restaurants, markets, pier. Marcus and all his staff are the nicest people ever. They make you feel home. 100% sure I would choose this place In my next stay In Cartagena.

Un lugar único y mágico!

5 on November 26, 2012

Acabo de pasar unas hermosas vacaciones en Cartagena, alojada en uno de los mejores sitios de la ciudad. Les Lezards es un lugar mágico, que une el encanto de la ciudad con la mejor comodidad, además la atención es inmejorable y está a cargo de su propietario, quien se esmeró en todo momento por hacernos sentir como dueños de la casa. Sin duda volveré siempre a este hotel, quedé encantada con las instalaciones y la calidez de nuestros anfitriones. Recomendadísimo!!!!

Un séjour enchanteur!

5 on November 26, 2012

L'hôtel est enchanteur, silencieux, décoré avec goût, situé dans un quartier très sympa du centre... Le propriétaire et le personnel sont charmants et très disponibles. Inoubliable : la douche ouverte sur le ciel..!

Maison super ! Depaysement assure !

5 on August 16, 2011

Ma copine et moi avons loue cette maison pendant dix jours. On voulait finalement connaitre cette ville enchantee que nous avons vu dans tant de films. La maison est charmante, comfortable et tranquille. L'endroit ideal pour une escapade exotique et romantique ou pour passer notre deuxieme lune de miel. On n'oubliera pas les longs fins de soiree dans le jacuzzi sous les etoiles, les delicieux mojitos de la Habana et de la Vitrola, les incroyables murs et fortifications de la ville, Cartagena, depaysement assure ! On retournera. Merci !

Beyond our expectations

5 on August 05, 2011

My two daughters and I spent our Easter vacations in Cartagena, a beautiful and exotic city, beyond all our expectations. We fell in love with the city and with this cozy and comfortable house. Each of us had a different room and all were charming and very comfortable. The housekeeper had every morning an amazing breakfast ready in the patio and always took care of us when we needed something in the house or during our holiday sightseeings. The house is very well located and close to everything in town and at the same time it is very quiet and relaxing. The perfect place to rest after walking through Cartagena's hot streets ! Now all our friends in Berlin want to go to Cartagena !!! Thank you !!!

Back soon !

5 on May 17, 2011

My wife and I spent last fall in Cartagena and stayed at this cozy house in Getsemani. Comfortable, clean, safe and friendly staff at a very convenient price. The housekeeper is an excellent cook ! We miss her arroz con coco and fried pargo ! Cartagena is definitely amazing and you need more than just a few days to fully appreciate it, especially if you go to the Rosario Islands. We'll be back soon !

Pasamos delicioso !

5 on May 13, 2011

Pasamos delicioso en Cartagena y en esta casa ! Muchas gracias a Manuela por estar pendiente de nosotros y por sus deliciosos almuerzos. De ahora en adelante cada vez que vamos a Cartagena nos hospedaremos aqui ! Ya estamos organizando nuestras proximas vacaciones...

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Rooms & Rates

Suite/Souvenir d'Afrique

Souvenir d'Afrique. With its Africa inspired decoration, this is the main bedroom with 1 king size bed, a library filled with an interesting collection of books from all over the world and a tv area with sofa or twin bed. Tv is a 42 inches smart tv with cable tv and Netflix. Private bathroom with souvenirs from the Red Sea and Massawa. Hot and cold water. 10MBPS wifi, minibar, coffee corner with Nespresso machine and a complimentary full selection of coffees from the world, wifi, 400 count sheets, hard and soft pillows, 600gr cotton towels. The atmosphere, cozy and exotic, the tones from whites to khakis and the cotton mosquito net around the bed will take you to the shores of the Red Sea. The sofa can be transformed in a twin size bed for 1 adult. Maximum occupancy is 3 adults.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $140 - $180

Standard Double/Mexico

Mexico. This is a Standard double room with 1 queen bed and 1 sofa or 1 queen bed and 1 twin bed. Bright room with tones ranging from white to yellows and reds. The private bathroom has a vibrant yellow open roof shower showing a piece of sky and some brave agave defying the sun. Minibar, 10MBPS wifi, 48 inches led tv with cable tv and Apple tv, 400 count sheets, 600 grs cotton towels, hard and soft pillows. Mexican inspired style.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $120 - $165

Junior Double/The Blue Room

The Blue Room. Single room with queen bed. It can be used as a double room though it's smaller than our other rooms. It's very cozy and with a modernist touch. Tones are blue and white. 400 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, hard and soft pillows, 600 hrs cotton towels, minibar, 48 inches smart tv with cable tv and Netflix, 10MBPS wifi. The bathroom, with dark blue ceramic tiles, is small but sexy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $110 - $120

Standard Double/Provence

Provence. Very cozy and romantic standard double room inspired by the houses of Provence. 1 queen and 1 sofa or 1 queen and 1 twin bed. The private bathroom has a ceramic tiled open roof shower. Minibar, 10MBPS wifi, 48 inches smart tv with unlimited Netflix, 400 count Egyptian cotton sheets, hard and soft pillows. 600 grs cotton towels. The white and lila tones will inspire your long Cartagena nights.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $120 - $165

Premium Double/Santorini

Santorini. Premium double room with 1 queen bed. It has a private terrace with comfy seating perfect to spend the long hot nights of Cartagena sipping a mojito under the mango tree and the stars. The private bathroom is on the second level with a blue ceramic tiled open air shower facing the mango tree. Minibar, Nespresso coffee corner with complimentary coffee from the world, 10MBPS wifi, 48 inches smart tv with cable tv and Netflix. 400 count Egyptian cotton sheets, hard and soft pillows, 600 hrs cotton towels. The architectural elements are inspired to the white and sunbathed houses of Santorini.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $130 - $175

Premium Double/Up in the Sky

Up in the Sky. This is a small but incredible room, up on the way to the mirador. You'll see the sky all around through 3 windows facing north, east and south while relaxing on a comfortable orthopedic queen bed. A bit like flying. There's a cool mediterranean style bathroom with white and blue tones and a small very private terrace with hot tub. There are lots of stairs to get to the room and the bathroom and terrace are on different levels. Amenities are the same as in the other Premium rooms, last generation a/c, minibar, Nespresso coffee corner with complimentary coffee from the world, 48 inches smart tv with cable tv and Apple tv, 400 count Egyptian cotton linen, 600 hrs cotton towels and 10MBPS wifi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $130 - $175

Check Dates


Location Type



8 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Islas del Rosario, Tayrona Park, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ruins

Inn Details

Establishment type

Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Ceiling fans, Childcare, Computer, Copier, Secretarial services, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Kitchenette, Library, Movie library, Satellite/Cable TV, Spa, TV, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Boating, Cartagena Gourmet classes, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 12pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only No smoking in rooms. Smoking allowed in open air areas.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Children under 12 stay for free in their parents'room
  • Childcare Provided: Yes baby sitter available
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required $20 pet daily lodging fee. $50 non refundable cleaning fee.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: To book, a 50% deposit is required, payable through deposit or bank transfer in the US, with your credit or debit card or through Paypal.
  • Cancellations: Deposits are non refundable but bookings can be rescheduled, subject to availability, with no time limits.



Marcus Loerbroks

Languages spoken

English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Resident Pets


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  • Time Served: 7am-12pm
  • Serving Location: At the open air jacuzzi, Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Pargo platero con arroz con coco y patacones
Whole deep fried red snapper with coconut rice and fried plantains.