Cartagena

Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena

Meghan Callaghan
Deal Expert

Why We Love It

  • Luxury hotel housed in 17th century convent
  • Biggest swimming pool in Old Town
  • Works from Colombia’s greatest modern artists decorate the property
  • The nuns' former dining hall is now a foodie hotspot 

“Absolutely stunning and in the best location in Cartagena” -- Conde Nast Traveler

Map & Directions

The hotel is a 15-minute drive from Rafael Núñez International Airport.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Housed in a 17th century convent, the Sofitel Legend Santa Clara blends the history of Cartagena with the modern luxuries travelers expect from the upscale brand. Architects kept arched walkways, confessionals and water wells intact but ornamented the grounds with work from Colombia’s most sought-after contemporary artists including a bronze nude by Fernando Botero and designer duds by Lina Cantillo to dress the staff.

Visitors can choose between rooms in the new addition overlooking the pool and Caribbean Sea or colonial suites with antique furniture and views of the gardens or Old Town Cartagena. Classic rooms are smaller but connecting rooms can be reserved for families. Wi-Fi is free in all accommodations.

The interior walls of the convent surround an open-air courtyard filled with plants and toucans. A large terrace with chic white loungers and cabanas embraces the turquoise pool now dominating the courtyard. 

Local and visiting foodies alike flock to Restaurante 1621, housed in the nuns’ former dining room. The highly-rated restaurant serves Latin-Americanized Mediterranean fare while the monastery kitchen has been transformed into El Claustro brasserie. Guests can sample local cocktails and cigars in El Coro Lounge where live musicians perform daily. After a day exploring Cartagena’s historic center, retreat to the So Spa for locally-influenced treatments. 

From the press:
  • "More romantic than its Clarist nun founders could ever have intended" -- Fodor’s
  • "The original details preserved in this 17th-century convent are exquisite" -- Lonely Planet

Amenities

General

  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Spa

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Pillow menu
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Slippers

Parking

  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary valet service

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Policies

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm

Know Before You Go

  • If you are traveling with a child your property may require you to present the following documents: Parents traveling into Colombia with a child under 18 may be required to present the child's birth certificate and photo ID (passport for foreign visitors) upon check-in. If a relative or legal guardian is traveling into Colombia with the child, that relative or legal guardian may be required to present a notarized consent of travel signed by both parents and a copy of both parents' ID. If only one parent is traveling into Colombia with the child, that parent may be required to present a notarized consent of travel signed by the other parent. Visitors who plan to travel with children should consult with a Colombian consulate office prior to travel for further guidance.
  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • One child 11 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 24 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wired Internet: USD 20 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wired Internet in public areas: USD 20 per night (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 26 per vehicle (one way)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 200 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Mandatory Fees and Taxes

  • Tourism fee: USD 2.7 per accommodation, per night
  • The national sales tax (19%) is charged upon check-out to citizens of Colombia regardless of length of stay and to foreigners staying 60 consecutive days or more. Foreigners on a tourist visa are exempt from this tax. Furthermore, the tax may apply per room when the room is shared by a taxable and a nontaxable guest.

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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