Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena

Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena

Welcome to Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena, an iconic hotel where heritage meets modernity


“Its walls, which acted as a defensive shield in the past, blend in with colonial balconies and historic buildings that evoke the splendor of bygone eras. After significant efforts, the Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena opened its doors as a luxurious hotel bursting with history, magic and impressive anecdotes…”

David Mulin 

The General Manager

Discover the magic of Cartagena, the historic walled city, world heritage site by UNESCO in 1984.

Hotel Boutique Bóvedas de Santa Clara by Accor
5 minutes walking distance from Sofitel Legend Santa Clara, you will find a boutique hotel ideal for a romantic getaway or a family vacation. 18 Luxury rooms and suites most of them with panoramic views of the Caribbean sea.
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Over 400 Years of History

Built in 1621, our property was originally a convent that housed the Poor Clares before they were evicted in 1861. For over a century, this place witnessed history and served successively as a charity hospital, prison and medical school therefore generating a series of Republican style changes. In 1995, it became the iconic Santa Clara hotel.

Legendary Guests

Santa Clara’s famous visitors throughout the years include royalty, numerous heads of state, Fashion icons, musicians, Nobel Prize winners, actors and film directors such as Jean Paul Gauthier, Mick Jagger, Don Juan Carlos Borbón & Sofía of Greece, Gabriel García Márquez, Sting, Shakira, Sofía Vergara and Fernando Botero amongst others.

Enter the Legend

In 2012, the Sofitel Santa Clara became Sofitel Legend, thus joining a collection of landmark properties located in cities with a rich cultural heritage all around the world. Travel back in time and discover the legendary story of this iconic hotel infused with French art de vivre, the perfect combination of age-old tradition and local hospitality.


  • Worst experience in a room full of black mold tripadvisor

    I had the nightmare of staying at this place for three nights, truly the worst experience I’ve ever had at a hotel. I had to deal with a room with black mold and staff that would just walk in...

    Pablo A
  • Historic and beautiful grounds tripadvisor

    This was our first time to Cartagena and we arrived very late. There was a lot of confusion as to whether we could still get a meal and eventually we did. I had ordered a bottle of champagne in the...

    MichelleN0023New York City, New York
  • Excellent choice. tripadvisor

    We were there for a family wedding. It was beautiful. The hotel, the staff, food, beverages were excellent. The staff at the, wonderful pool were amazing. Ender, Luis, Oscar etc., were friendly...

    _marymac314New York City, New York
  • One of the worst tripadvisor

    The hot water changes temperature if someone else opens the tab nearby. The place wasn’t clean. Construction debris on the staircases. There was leftover food in the balcony and insects on the floor...

  • Gracias a Victor y Luis! tripadvisor

    We had such a great experience at the Sofitel Santa Clara restaurant. The food was fresh and full of flavor. The staff was even better! Gracias a Victor y Luis! The rest of the staff was phenomenal...

    Vanessa F

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