Sofitel Santa Clara
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.
At a Glance
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
Impeccable Sofitel service and attention to detail
For an authentic Colombian feel, choose the Colonial rooms over the Republican.Scott Dunn team
Check out the original Botero sculptures amongst the tropical oasis in the lobby!Scott Dunn team
Not many can splash out for the opulent Botero Suite, but for real fans, make sure to let your consultant know and they will look to get you a private tour of the incredible suite which is designed by the artist's daughter, features a huge original piece, and is signed by Botero himself.Sonia Bungaroo
Meet our specialists
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Sofitel Santa Clara or take a look at our itineraries to Cartagena
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 artifacts 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.
The Sofitel Santa Clara features 102 guest rooms and 17 suites distributed in two different environments, Colonial and Republican, with stunning views over the ancient city, the Caribbean Ocean or the hotel's fabulous internal gardens.
Children are welcome to come and stay at Sofitel Santa Clara, and babysitting can be arranged upon request, but there are no specific facilities or guaranteed interconnecting rooms available.
The hotel has a swimming pool, two restaurants, lounge bar, Hammam, spa and a fitness center.
The Sofitel Santa Clara offers boat excursions to the nearby island of Rosario, sailing facilities, and a snorkeling and diving center.
Location & Directions
The Sofitel Santa Clara is located on Calle Del Torno in the historic heart of Cartagena, on the Caribbean Sea.
When to go
A year-round destination however as Cartagena has a hot and humid tropical climate, it can rain at any time of the year. Typically ‘drier’ season is from December to March, while the most rainfall comes in October and November. The best time to visit Cartagena is the dry season.