We had never visited Cartegena before and this trip was a spur of the moment prompted by the "36 Hours" article in the New York Times. Spirit also offered direct air service from Fort Lauderdale (home). So we did not know what to expect....a monastery, walled city, forts and pirates. Hummmmmmm
The hotel is really interesting. It's in the walled old city and is thus well situated for everything. I think it's generally considered the best of the larger hotels there. Staff were gracious and helpful. I was surprised at the lack of English speakers on staff at the bar and restaurant though. That was a theme throughout Cartagena.
The hotel arranged a city tour for us with Rafael Lara. He did a great job and really sold us on what an interesting place the city was. He is a high school history teacher. You can contact him direct at [-].
The second day the hotel arranged for us to visit their sister property at Isla Rosario. That was a really good time and well done.
Enjoy your trip. You should be pleasantly surprised.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Originally built as a convent in 1621, the Sofitel 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sofitel Santa Clara Hotel Cartagena
- Sofitel Hotel Santa Clara
- Sofitel Cartagena
- Cartagena Sofitel