Sofitel Santa Clara
Sofitel Santa Clara, Cartagena, Colombia
The Sofitel Santa Clara is an elegant combination of the past and present. The Convent originates from the seventeenth century when it was inhabited by Clarisas nuns. The building is a beautiful example of Spanish Colonial architecture and many of its original features have been preserved to this day.
The rooms have views over the Caribbean Ocean, the ancient city of Cartagena or the peaceful internal courtyard and gardens. The hotel has a restaurant with refined and authentic cuisine and the bar is built over an ancient crypt which was the inspiration to Gabriel Garcia Marquez's novel "Of Love and other Demons".
If you feel like you deserve some relaxation and serenity then you must make time to visit the hotel's sophisticated spa facilities which is fully equipped to provide only the best beauty care and therapy treatments. If you are feeling more energetic then the gym and pool is where you should be.
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Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
This half day tour takes you to the Castillo de San Félipe de Barajas -the greatest fortress ever built by the Spanish in the colonies. It is an impressive structure erected between 1639 an 1657.
This leisurely half-day tour on foot of Cartagena’s idyllic old colonial town works wonderfully as a small history lesson combined with some stunning architecture.
Time to take to the waters of the Caribbean for a day trip out to Hotel San Pedro de Majagua located on one of the islands of the Isla Rosario chain.