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Sofitel Legend Santa Clara

Cartagena, Colombia

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Historic property in the heart of the city with a full-service spa, fine dining, outdoor pool, auditorium, and event space. Overlooking Plaza de San Diego, the property is close to the Playa de Pescadores, shops, restaurants, and historic sites.
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  • $100 F&B Credit
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Sofitel Legend Santa Clara
Originally built as a monastery in 1621, the Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Hotel is a reference point in the heart of Cartagena de Indias, where its walls, which acted as a shield in ancient times, combine with colonial balconies and republican structures to evoke the splendor of days gone by. In recognition of its great cultural and architectural wealth, the walled city, with its castles and bastions, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Center in 1984.

Today, the elegant hotel combines age-old tradition with local hospitality and French luxury. Blending colonial architecture with modern comforts, the property has 123 rooms, including 20 suites, each with a mix of contemporary and traditional decor, tile floors, and sleek furniture.

Within the hotel there is a large outdoor pool surrounded by a sundeck, as well a first-class spa. Restaurants 1621 offers a multi-sensory experience with traditional Old World cuisine mixed with ingredients from the new continent, while El Claustro is a traditional brasserie with French and Caribbean fusion dishes. Plus, there's an auditorium and event spaces equipped with state-of-the-art technology.

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Originally built as a convent in 1621, the Sofitel Legend Cartagena Santa Clara is a legendary landmark in the heart of Cartagena's walled city. Transformed into a luxury hotel in 1995, the Sofitel Santa Clara, unique in style, combines the allure of history with local hospitality and the art of French savoir-faire. Mixing Colonial and Republican-style architecture with modern comfort, the hotel features gourmet cuisine, exceptional service, a world-class spa, meeting facilities and state of the art technology for events, conventions and weddings.

Guests making reservations through Five Star Alliance under the "Five Star Signature Package" or "Five Star Signature Suites & Villas" will also receive the following amenities:

  • Breakfast Daily
  • $100 F&B Credit
  • Use of Hammam
  • VIP Status
  • WiFi
  • Upgrade
  • Early Check-in
  • Late Check-out
Terms and Conditions
Reservations must be made through Five Star Alliance under the “5 Star Signature Package." Buffet breakfast is provided for two daily at El Jardín Restaurant. A $100 food and beverage credit is included, once per room, per stay to be utilized during stay (Not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full). Also included is complimentary use of hammam. Upgrade, early check-in and late check-out are subject to availability at time of check-in and departure.

Hotel Address:
  • Sofitel Legend Santa Clara
  • Calle Del Torno 39-29
  • Barrio San Diego
  • Cartagena, Bolivar
  • Colombia

Location Summary
Located within Cartagena's walled city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Sofitel Legend Santa Clara overlooks Plaza de San Diego. Within walking distance of historic sites, shops, restaurants, and Playa de Pescadores, the luxury hotel is set within a former convent built in 1621.

Directions to Hotel
From the north, take the anillo vial (ring road) from the south of Barranquilla. From the east, take Avenida La Cordialidad. Then take Avenida Pedro de Heredia and continue to the city centre.
Banquets & Meetings
The Hotel has 7 boardrooms for meetings and an auditorium with state-of-the-art technology.
Fine Dining On Site
Restaurante 1621 restaurant combines traditional Old World cuisine with ingredients from the new continent to create a multi-sensory experience.
Pool Outdoor
Outdoor pool with sundeck.
Spa Facility
So Spa is a full-service facility with a fitness center.
Playa de Pescaderos is nearby.
Recommended Rooms
Fernando Botero Presidential Suite is located on the 3rd floor of the colonial section with views of the pool, VIP and Butler services, as well as Bose sound equipment, Hermes products, and a bathroom with a bathtub and shower.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Business Center
    - Meeting Space
    - Disabled Access
    - Executive Retreat
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fine Dining Nearby
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Beach
    - Casino Gambling
    - Dining
    - Fishing Ocean
    - Shopping
    - Theatre & Museums

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