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.


  • Amazing place with a luxury service tripadvisor

    Wonderful experience in a unique place. Santa Clara is the place to be in Cartagena. Sublimation came from a top service starting with the concierge Gabriel and above all thanks to attention at all...

    Eric L
  • Average service, full price tripadvisor

    I have stayed at Santa Clara multiple times over the years. This last experience was average… the location and hotel is one of a kind, but for a $360 Usd a night hotel, you expect a good level of...

  • Fun Experience tripadvisor

    Went there for drinks & dinner, good setting around the inner court yard, garden, very good service, yummy food, nice wine, very nice setting, good vegetarian options and comfortable evening, good to...

    AlakGRajuWellington, India
  • Loved this hotel tripadvisor

    Great, historic hotel. Very clean, friendly staff, good restaurant, excellent pool. The location is good for walking around the walled city. We ate breakfast every day in the restaurant. There...

    dsmaddoxHouston, Texas
  • Fell well short of expectation tripadvisor

    Unfortunately, our recent stay at Sofitel Legend Cartagena was far below our expectations for a hotel of this stature. We chose this establishment, believing it would uphold the standards associated...

    Ardie A

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