Cra. 7 ##36-88, Cartagena, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
Townhouse With an avowed attitude that “fancy doesn’t have to be boring,” this irresistibly colorful hotel is a top gathering place for local gentry and travelers alike. High-thread-count sheets and perfumed designer unguents are all in place but what seduces are the unusual touches, like delightful murals and playful but sophisticated decor. This grandee’s palace cum hostelry also boasts what many consider to be Colombia’s best roof-bar (in a nation that’s mad for quaffing with a view). Your stay includes a private beach-club membership if you fancy making the 30-minute schlep.