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Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena

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Bienvenido a Cartagena de Indias, a World Heritage Site renowned for exuberant Caribbean architecture, sugar sand beaches and salsa evenings under the stars. From the moment you enter Sofitel Legend Santa Clara, discover a world of colonial charm.

Our 17th-century convent of the Order of Saint Clare transports you to a bygone era where you'll be rewarded with memories to treasure forever. As a Green Key-certified hotel, we are also proud to be working toward a more sustainable future.

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1621: The Convent

Through a generous bequeathment of 2,500 pesos from Ms. Catalina de Cabrera, the Santa Clara de Asís Convent is built to house the Poor Clares order of nuns.

1861: The eviction

The Poor Clares are evicted from the Convent. For over a century, the building bears witness to both tragedy and triumph as it serves as a hospital, prison and medical school, before being abandoned.

1995: The rebirth

The building is regenerated as the Santa Clara Hotel, beginning its renaissance as an iconic landmark in Cartagena's rich tapestry of architectural history.

2012: The legend begins

Following a restoration and redesign project, the hotel becomes the Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena, joining an exclusive collection of landmark heritage properties around the world.

Suites & rooms

Soothing, serene and infused with a liberal sprinkling of old-world glamour, our rooms and suites seamlessly blend Colonial and Republican architectural features with modern comforts and hand-crafted details. Come with us, into a rarified world of art, music and fabled Caribbean spirit.


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Ancestral traditions of holistic treatments from around world meet refinement and technique of French cosmetology to create Sofitel Spa, where mind and spirit follow body for a rejuvenating experience.
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Iconic pool

In Cartagena's tropical climate, the outdoor pool is the ideal place to enjoy refreshing cocktails and a la carte snacks. A sunny, cool and pleasant place for truly legendary moments.
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Sofitel Fitness

Completely redesigned with state-of-the-art fitness equipment, the Sofitel Fitness is reserved exclusively for our hotel guests. Experience a workout in one of Cartagena's most exclusive fitness centers.
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Restaurants & bars

Set sail on a culinary journey that combines local, seasonal ingredients in a delightful fusion of Caribbean flavors and French finesse. From leisurely breakfasts to tantalizing tasting menus with award-winning wines, our chefs and mixologists promise innovation and a symphony of flavors every time.

Experiences & offers

Designed to spark curiosity and ignite your senses, discover the stories behind the hotel. From a deep dive into the rich history of this 17th-century convent turned luxury hotel, to indulgent tastings of local products, turn your stay with us into a riot of of history, flavor and culture.

  • Magnifique Romance

    Celebrate the Sofitel way with our most romantic offer, including Champagne, breakfast in bed and luxury accommodation at our hotel in Cartagena.

  • Rum and Chocolate Tasting

    Journey into the world of rum and chocolate during your visit to Colombia. A unique experience exclusive to our luxury hotel in San Diego, Cartagena.

  • Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena Legendary Tour

    Discover the secret history of Sofitel Legend Santa Clara's past as a convent of the Poor Clares on a butler-led tour of our remarkable Cartagena hotel.

  • Family Offer, Inspired by Le Petit Prince

    Book our Family Offer Inspired by Le Petit Prince for 50% off an adjoining room for your children, along with breakfast and late checkout.

  • Early birds' delight

    Save up to 25% when you book in advance at Sofitel. Plan ahead for a memorable stay with luxury rooms, first-class dining and indulgent spa treatments

Meetings & events

Looking for an event venue to dazzle? You've found it. Sofitel Legend Santa Clara combines enchanting colonial architecture with state-of-the-art technology, gourmet catering and the help of a detail-oriented team who excel in setting the stage for remarkable occasions.

Sustainable luxury

We are proud to be the first luxury hotel in Colombia to receive the Green Key certification. Sustainability initiatives include the installation of water-saving plumbing and solar panels; the elimination of single-use plastic in all rooms; and food donations to community feeding schemes.

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Frequently asked questions

The hotel is conveniently located 5 kilometres or approximately 10 minutes by car from Rafael Núñez International Airport (CTG), so you'll be off the plane and luxuriating in the Caribbean sun before you know it.

Of course. The dedicated team at Sofitel Legend Santa Clara can arrange private transfers upon request, ensuring your journey from the airport to the hotel, or indeed anywhere else, is smooth, seamless and infinitely comfortable.

Absolutely! Our concierge team is well-versed in all the region has to offer and can curate hyper-personalized tours and activities. Whether it's exploring historical landmarks, discovering the thrills of our many water sports, or engaging the services of a personal shopper, we guarantee a captivating stay in Cartagena.

Our speciality! As the best luxury hotel in Cartagena we're well equipped to host grand celebrations. With spacious venues and expert event planning, we can create your dream destination wedding, whether it's an intimate affair or a lavish celebration with hundreds of guests.

Location & Contact


Calle Del Torno 39-29, Barrio San Diego, (STATE) BOLIVAR



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20 Parking spaces

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