Let me start with that we were hesitant renting this condo after reading a recent negative review . Even called the owner to ask about the conditions.. He assured us that everything was fine so we went ahead and rented it. And we are happy that we did rent ! Air conditioning worked , apartment was clean , hot water worked , washing machine worked . Everyting was in working condition ! There was a funny smell when we arrived but that is expexted in the hot and humid tropical climate . Opened the windows and doors and it was gone in a minute.... Did find a few small bugs and ants during our stay that we had to spray but I suppose that is expected in the tropics even in the best buildings. Initially the remote controls were a bit confusing for the AC units but we learned quickly how to operate them. I suggest the owner clearly marks which controller controls which unit. When we arrived we did have to go shopping to buy paper towels , shampoo , detergent for the washing machine and shower gel for the showers because they were not provided but I suppose that is customary when you rent an apartment. I think this is a great apartment to stay in Cartagena ! You are a two minute walk from the shops and restaurants of Bocagrande and you are on the Beach with great views of the ocean.. You will have to go shopping when you arrive to stock up on things ! Highly recommend this apartment to all fellow travelers ! You will love it ! We did !!