Sofitel Santa Clara Hotel
Rating: 5 Stars
Location: Old City
Sofitel Santa Clara Hotel Cartagena is located in the Historical Heart of Cartagena de Indias, a city declared by UNESCO in 1985 as a “Historical and Cultural Legacy of Humanity”. Once a seventeenth-century convent, it has been converted into one of the top lodgings in the Caribbean coast city of Cartagena that happens to be the destination of choice for travelers from elsewhere in Colombia.
Sofitel Santa Clara Hotel Cartagen is the first choice for many travelers who are drawn by its architectural charms and relative calm environment as well as its top-notch service. The hotel’s rooms are distributed in two different atmospheres: colonial and republican, all with a view towards the old city, the Caribbean Sea or their beautiful inside patios. They are excellently equipped in order to satisfy the most refined taste.
Facilities are up to the standard of any of the world’s best hotels, from the business center to the swimming pool and Turkish bath, and its more idiosyncratic charms include daily trips to its sister hotel’s private island (some 45 minutes away) offering coral reef scuba courses and other seaside diversions.
Though on the Caribbean Sea, there is something very European about this hotel. The cuisine is French and Italian, and the atmosphere is elegant, Continenta. And though a resort town, Cartagena remains unspoiled by the sort of gratuitous development that mars much of the Caribbean.