Luz and Alfredo's PRIVATE STUDIOS are located just 2.5 blocks from Rafael Nunez airport, a short walk from the beach, and a short taxi ride to the historic center of Cartagena. The private studios are fully furnished with double bed, flat screen TV with cable, full washroom, closet, refrigerator, kitchen, table + chairs, plates + cutlery, pots and pans, air conditioner, and fan. Wi-Fi is also included. All private studios have their own entrance, with a shared door into the larger building.
There is a different sized Studios available, there all private and comfortable and all studios are ideal for adventurers and business travelers, on their own or as a couple. We offers discount for weekly and monthly rates. We also have a very special rate for three months rent and up.
Our private Studios are accessible through the property main entrance. All Studios have their own door. Guest will received two keys that open the front door and the studio door.
We have cameras 24 hours. We do not have reception
We are retired adventurers and we are not always on the property. The Administrator lives in the back and is available most of the time, her name is MARIA CRISTINA her cell is +(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) . We also are available for whassap 24/7 our cell +(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) or + (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)We have a house phone number available for local calls at not charge. The number is (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).
ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING INSIDE THE PREMISES. NO EXCEPTIONS. GUEST CAUCHT SMOKING WILL BE REMOVED AND FINED.
NO COUCHSUFER FRIENDS STAYING OVER OR OTHER UNAUTHORIZED GUEST.
PLEASE ENSURE TO CLOSE THE DOOR THAT LEADS TO THE STREET.
WE DO NOT HAVE HOT WATER. CARTAGENA IS A VERY HOT CITY AND USUALLY THE WATER IS WARM.
WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND TURNING OFF THE AIR CONDITIONER WHEN YOU LEAVE THE UNIT.
BY REQUEST WE OFFER EXTRA LINEN AND TOWELS IN CASE THAT YOU NEED IT, HAIR DRYER AND IRON.
If you need laundry service, there is a “lavanderia” just 5 minutes from the studios. It’s located on Carrera 1, just a few steps past Calle 70, in the direction of the beach/ocean. It costs $6,000 COP per pound of clothes, for pick up the next day. It’s $12,000 COP per pound of clothes, for pick up on the same day. They are open Monday to Saturday.
From Crespo, it is only a 5-minute taxi ride to the walled city of Cartagena (approx. $8,000 COP), 10 minutes to the modern Bocagrande (approx $15,000 COP), or 3 minutes to the ritzy beachside of La Boquilla ($7,000 COP). Make sure to confirm the price with the taxi driver before getting in.
For another mode of transportation, you can hop on the city operated Transcaribe bus service. Boarding the bus requires a refillable card, which can be acquired at the central Transcaribe station. Refilling of this card can be done at any Transcaribe bus station, for whatever amount of money. Each ride costs $2,100 COP, but you can transfer from one bus to another at no cost. The Crespo 102 line will take you right to the walled city, and to the more eastern barrios of Cartagena. There are 6 different bus routes, so be sure to know what stops the Crespo 102 bus stops at. If anything, just hop off at any station and transfer to another bus that stops where you want to go. Feel free to visit download the Transcaribe website, or download the Transcaribe app to get familiarized with the different bus routes and stations.
Also, you can hop into shared taxis called "collectivos". They are essentially taxis that fill their vehicle with 4 people and head to a specific location. And just a heads up, they only move when they have filled up their vehicle with 4 people. From Crespo they only head to the barrio of San Diego, just inside the walled city. From San Diego, they head to either Bocagrande or Crespo, so make sure to ask the driver what route they are taking so you don't end up in the wrong place. Collectivos charge $2,000 COP per person. IMPORTANT: If you are trying to hail a collectivo on the street, or they hail you by honking, make sure to ask the driver if they are operating as a collectivo or a taxi, as some drivers change from one service to the other throughout the day, depending on their location and time of day. By asking you will avoid hopping into a taxi that you thought was operating as a collectivo but you end up having to pay the taxi rate which you never confirmed before getting in.
And finally, Uber is available in Cartagena. Like in a lot of cities around the world, the service is in a gray area of legality. Although you can hail a vehicle/driver using the Uber app, be aware that Uber drivers are not viewed upon positively by taxi drivers. So, if you hail an Uber driver on your own, they may ask you to sit in the front seat to avoid unwanted attention. You have the right to not sit in the passenger seat and cancel the service without charge, but the driver also has the right to reject you as a passenger. This is not always the case, but do be aware that this can happen. For the most part, Uber is a reliable way to get around and get home in Cartagena.
PROHIBIDO FUMAR DENTRO DE LOS ESTUDIOS Y DENTRO DEL ESTABLECIMIENTO.
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We are a couple of professional hoteliers, we like the adventure, we love and we take care of the planet, we are happy and we have traveled all over the world, we know perfectly the basic needs when we are away from home and is for this reason that we have built our comfortable STUDIOS "CASA BUGANVILIA" so they can meet the basic needs of a travelers, and enjoy to plenitude stay. We live in US and frequently traveled to Cartagena, not all the time we are in the property, but we have an administrator who lives in the back of the House, a very kind person who will supplied any need, request or information.
Somos una pareja de Profesionales Hoteleros , nos gusta la Aventura, amamos y cuidamos el planeta, somos alegres y hemos viajado por todo el mundo, conocemos perfectamente las necesidades basicas cuando se esta fuera de casa y es por eso que hemos construido nuestros COMFORTABLES ESTUDIOS "CASA BUGANVILIA "para que puedan cubrir las necesidades basicas de un viajero y disfrutar a plenitud la estadia. Nosotros vivimos en US y viajamos con frecuencia a Cartagena, no todo el tiempo estamos en La propiedad , pero Tenemos una administradora que vive en la parte de atras de la casa, una persona muy amable y quien suplira cualquier necesidad.