The Sofitel Santa Clara is an exquisite 17th century converted convent and grand luxury hotel with excellent facilities in Cartagena in Colombia, one of the most beautiful colonial cities in South America, set against the blue waters of the Caribbean.
A landmark building in the heart of Cartagena that’s now home to a magnificent luxury hotel
Retains much of its colonial charm but with all the modern conveniences of a 5* hotel
Views over the Caribbean, the ancient city of Cartagena or the peaceful internal courtyard and lush gardens
Huge outdoor pool and excellent Spa offering a range of pampering treatments
The Sofitel Santa Clara is located in the historic heart of Cartagena, a city declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Located on the Caribbean Sea, its colonial balconies and walled city hark back to the era of pirates, corsairs and Spanish traditions. This beautifully converted hotel has significant architectural value and has been divided into Colonial and Republican styles. During the restoration process many valuable artefacts were recovered and have now been used in the interior decoration. Each corner of the hotel has an important story to tell.
All the guest rooms have a view over the cobbled old city, the Caribbean Sea or the beautiful interior tropical courtyards, and are excellently equipped to satisfy the most exquisite of tastes. Cooling sea breezes flow through the hotels graceful arches and provide a respite from the Caribbean’s warm tropical climate.
The Sofitel Santa Clara also boasts two restaurants, the Refectorio that serves delicious French cuisine and El Claustro with a more international menu. Why not relax and unwind in the El Coro bar over a Caribbean cocktail or indulge in a one of the many treatments offered in the hotel's spa.
When to visit
For an authentic Colombian feel, choose the Colonial rooms over the Republican.
The Sofitel Santa Clara is located on Calle Del Torno in the historic heart of Cartagena, on the Caribbean Sea.
14-hour international flight to Bogota El Dorado International Airport, followed by a 1-hour 20-minute domestic flight to Rafael Núñez International Airport. Sofitel Santa Clara is 20-minute from the airport.
Half day private guided tour of Cartagena
Explore colonial Cartagena, taking in the city's key sights as you learn about the history of this old walled city. Visit the main museums, the iconic Santo Domingo church and the Inquisition Palace, accompanied by a private guide.
Literary Tour of Cartagena
Enjoy a tour of the colourful city of old town Cartagena, through the eyes and palate of one of its greatest artists, Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Best known for his book 100 years of solitude, Gabriel was a winner of the Nobel prize for literature.
Private Helicopter Tour of the Lost City
Departing from Cartagena, enjoy a private helicopter experience, soaring over remote corners of Colombia and the beautiful ruins of 'The Lost City', or 'Ciudad Perdida', one of the most important urban centres of the ancient Tayrona culture.
Rosario Islands by Private Yacht
Island hop on a private yacht around the beautiful Rosario Islands located one hour from Cartagena. The natural landscapes, crystal clear water and coral reefs, home to diverse flora and fauna, are the main attraction, plus great snorkelling & kayaking.
Rum & Cacao Tasting
Spend a couple of hours learning about and sampling two of Colombia's finest exports: rum and cacao. This tasting experience is not only a delight for the senses but also offers an interesting insight into their history and production.