Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena

Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena

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


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Its walls, which acted as a defensive shield in the past, blend in with colonial balconies and republican 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.


  • Beautiful property, wonderful staff tripadvisor

    The hotel itself, especially the pool, is beautiful. But the staff really made the experience perfect. From the second we arrived, everything we needed was taken care of and the staff seemed...

    Krissy F
  • Rude staff, not a five star experience tripadvisor

    The hotel is beautiful, however our experience with the staff was quite unpleasant. Simple requests were met with a very “deal with it yourself” attitude and most of the time the staff wasn’t helpful...

    Mariana L
  • Gem of a place tripadvisor

    5 star resort lives up to it name. Staff is attentive and very friendly. Gustavo was amazing and made sure we were happy and well taken care of, made us really feel welcome and well taken care of...

    Passenger53230382868Delray Beach, Florida
  • Wonderful trip tripadvisor

    I’ve been in this hotel for one week and it has been amazing , everything is perfect , room , pool . everything that you need is in this hotel , really suggest you to go as is the best place in...

    Giuseppe R
  • Unique experience in Cartagena tripadvisor

    Hotel Sofitel Santa Clara is unique. It’s located in the best quarter in Cartagena. The staff is extremely cheerful and helpful. We had the chance to have our own butler, we’ve to say that their...


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