Through an unassuming set of doors off the leafy Plaza San Diego, in the very heart of Cartagena’s enchanting historic centre, is the cool calm of the Sofitel Legend Santa Clara. Housed in a converted 17th-century convent, overlooking the myriad blues of the Caribbean, within its walls is a world of utmost luxury, with service to match.
Retaining much of the Spanish colonial style and plenty of original features, the old blends seamlessly into the new, creating an atmosphere of timeless elegance and endless charm. On arrival, embark on the complimentary tour to learn a bit about the building’s fascinating history; though thorough, it still leaves plenty of secrets for you to discover.
123 lovely bedrooms are split into a great variety of room types, offering something for everyone. Each is airy and tranquil with views over the gardens, pool, historic centre or the sea, and offers the utmost comfort and every modern convenience – the higher standard rooms include butler service.
The large swimming pool sits at the heart of an expansive courtyard, with plenty of spots to lounge beside it and soak up the atmosphere. There’s also a spa, fitness centre, hammam and so much more - plenty of ways to relax and wind down after a day exploring Cartagena’s plentiful sights. Three restaurants offer excellent gastronomy; 1621, serving up traditional French and New World delights, is one of the city’s finest restaurants, and a must visit for guests and non-guests alike.