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…”

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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.


  • Excellent service tripadvisor

    The staff provided an impeccable service since the moment we entered the hotel, all the way til the end of the evening and the food was delicious, every plate was unique and flavorful, it was a...

    alvaro m
  • Excellent vacation!! tripadvisor

    We had a wonderful time at Sofitel Santa Clara. The location is perfect! The staff is amazing and very knowledgeable and the tour of the hotel was excellent. Our suite was spacious and perfect for...

    Vanessa BHackensack, New Jersey
  • For sure best hotel in Cartagena! A gem… tripadvisor

    We stayed in Sofitel Legend Santa Clara around a week and all in all, it was a fabulous experience.   At arrival we found something in the room, which clearly was not expected to be found in a hotel...

  • 10/10 - highly recommend tripadvisor

    Santa Clara hotel is excellent! The staff everywhere in the hotel (reception, lobby, restaurant, bars, and the spa) were so amazing, helpful, and polite. The spa treatments were very relaxing and had...

  • Absolutely Breathtaking Iconic Landmark Hotel tripadvisor

    5-star Luxury with Both Bygone Era Splendor and Modern Amenities in the Heart of Cartagena’s Timeless Historic Center We thank the entire staff at the iconic Sofitel Legend Santa Clara for an...


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