Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena is a beautiful and beautifully-rare luxury hotel in Colombia, housed in a 17th century monastery yet boasting all the amenities of a modern-day resort. The architecture alone stands Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena out as something special. Here, great efforts have been made to maintain the original courtyards, stone pillars and balconies, wells, crypts and even cannon balls of the building, which was built in 1621. This, alongside the tropical plants, historical paintings and prime location in Cartagena’s Old Town adds up to a truly atmospheric stay. Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena is more than a five-star museum, however. This is a hotel of 24-hour butler service, a gorgeous central swimming pool, a spa and gym with hot tub, hammam and sauna, plus one of the best fine dining restaurant in Cartagena, “1621”.

Rooms at Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena

There are many accommodation options at Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena, ranging from Classic Rooms to Junior Suites, Spa Suites to the Presidential Suite Botero – with no less than 7 additional categories in between. Every option at this hotel is modern, adorned in sophisticated color tones of cream, white, and pops of pastel plus an interesting array or furnishings that flick between contemporary and classical, depending on the room. Mod-cons come in the form of espresso machines, Wi-Fi, plush beds and bathrooms. And, while all guestrooms at Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena come with patio doors and most with a balcony, as you move through the themed luxury levels to the Suite and Superior Suite categories you can expect split-level and multi-room living, larger balconies and floorplans, roof terraces and outdoor hot tubs, depending on which you choose.

Experiences at Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena

Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena is unmatched in many ways as a unique, authentic and historic luxury hotel in Cartagena. Some of the hotel’s highlights include:

Incredible 17th century building, a former monastery that was once attacked by pirates!
The largest outdoor swimming pool in Cartagena, found in the hotel’s blissful courtyard.
Onsite spa, gym, hammam and sauna plus a hot tub and massage to up the luxury levels.
Stunning guestrooms in all categories.
The property is renowned for its service levels.
1621 Restaurant is one of the finest places to eat in all of Cartagena.
Atelier’s pick

The gastronomic offerings at Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena are sensational, from the relaxed El Coro Lounge Bar to the sensational 1621 Restaurant, a fine dining hot spot with a reputation beyond the 17th century walls of the hotel.


3 miles from Rafael Nuñez Inernational Airport.