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Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • 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 


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. 

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


  • 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
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


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


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Slippers
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary valet service


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: No rollaway/extra beds available

Pets: Pets not allowed

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:

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.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.


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)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 200.0 per night

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

Cash not accepted. Debit cards not accepted

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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