Calle Del Torno, 39 – 29 Barrio San Diego
night, two person
Perched on the northernmost point of the city walls, with a view of the Caribbean Sea, the Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena can be found in the old town of Cartagena, which was designated as a Unesco World Heritage site in the year 1984. The hotel is situated at a distance from the street level and is covered behind the appearance of a towering terracotta wall.
As a result, guests are completely submerged in the allure of the ancient town. Allow yourself to get lost in the old-town maze of multi-colored buildings, watch a blazing sunset from the city walls, learn to salsa in one of the lively bars, or visit the once-home of renowned Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez, which is located in close proximity to the hotel. All of Cartagena’s prominent attractions are within a short walking distance from the hotel doors.
Bedrooms are divided between the “colonial area” in the traditional convent building and the “republican area” in the hospital that was turned into a residential institution. The 123 basic rooms are delightful; they are primarily designed in white, and they include stone washed beams, hardwood flooring, private balconies, and new beds that are devilishly comfy.
Additionally, complimentary extras include pillow menus, a personalised “room scent,” and a little Legendary Stories booklet that is put on your pillow after you have turned down your bed. This is a small but thoughtful touch in a hotel that has been so influenced by its mysterious past. If you want to have the best possible views of the Caribbean Sea, book a room on the top level that looks out over the pool.
This hotel provides impeccable luxury, and you can anticipate receiving service that is on par with that. This begins at the entrance, where a multitude of distinguished Clef d’Or concierges, dressed in white suits and wearing top hats, are waiting excitedly for your arrival.
Every VIP room comes with a butler service that is available around the clock. In terms of amenities, you can anticipate a large outdoor swimming pool that is the largest in the old town, a spa, a fitness centre, a hammam, daycare, conference spaces, private indoor parking, and a whirlpool hot tub in which guests can naturally enjoy strawberries and champagne.
Food and drinks
It is widely acknowledged that the gourmet restaurant 1621, which is located in the former dining room of the Clarisas, is among the best in all of Cartagena. The restaurant is exceptionally well-liked by both internal and external customers, and it provides a variety of dishes that are a combination of traditional French and New World cuisine.
Breakfast, lunch, and supper (both buffet and à la carte) are all available in the bistro-restaurant El Caustro, which provides a more laid-back dining experience. There is a wine bar that is adjacent to 1621, and there are also additional drinking alternatives available, such as the El Coro Lounge Bar and the Pool Bar, which both serve cocktails, nibbles and live music.