Sofitel Legend Santa Clara, Cartagena

You’re visiting Cartagena de Indias to revel in its history, to explore the ancient streets that lie within the old walled city and to experience the atmosphere of its centuries old buildings. So why stay in a modern hotel?

A grand old colonial building that was created in 1621 as a convent, the Santa Clara is one of Cartagena’s landmarks. So it is a very fitting place to stay on your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Colombia. Its thick, defensive walls, towering arches and columns, picturesque balconies and massive proportions all reflect the castles and bastions of Cartagena itself. But that is not to say that the Santa Clara is dated. The palm-fringed swimming pool, the state-of-the-art luxury, the chic interiors of the rooms and suites are all world class.

Sofitel Legend Santa Clara, at a glance

  • Luxury hotel in a grand colonial building dating back to 1621
  • Choice of 123 rooms and suites
  • All with en suite bathrooms, complete with showers and – typically – bath tubs
  • Sophisticated yet simple décor with a modern twist
  • Many rooms have views of the pool or city
  • Larger rooms have renovated balconies – some with sea views
  • Suites have king-sized beds, state-of-the-art entertainment systems and butler service
  • Choice of two colonial style restaurants serving first class food, plus pool and lounge bars

For leisure and pleasure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Extensive 800 sq. m spa with eight treatment rooms
  • Gym and fitness centre, solarium and tea area
  • Hammam and massage
  • Scuba diving and snorkelling centre nearby
  • Boat excursions, sailing facilities and kayaking
  • Great access to beaches, historic monuments, galleries and museums
  • Once again the service we got from Ultimate was impeccable

    NR, Burma, 2015


  • 24/7 emergency contact
  • Established for 25 years
  • ATOL, ABTA, IATA protected


  • First-hand experience to every destination
  • Only the best guides and local partners used
  • All holidays designed to suit individual needs


  • 70% repeat and referral business
  • Support local charities world-wide
  • Access to senior directors 24/7