Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena
Founded in 1533, Cartagena de Indias, is today Colombia’s main travel destination. Its walls that once served as the city’s defense, now harmonize with colonial balconies and republican structures reminiscent of the splendors of its past. In recognition of its vast cultural wealth and architecture UNESCO declared Cartagena’s walled city and fortresses World Heritage Site in 1984.
Originally built as a convent in 1621, the Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena is a legendary landmark in the heart of Cartagena’s walled city. Transformed into a luxury hotel in 1995, the Sofitel Santa Clara, unique in style, combines the allure of history with local hospitality and the art of French savoir-faire. Mixing Colonial and Republican-style architecture with modern comfort, the hotel features gourmet cuisine,
exceptional service, a world-class spa, meeting facilities and state of the art technology for events, conventions and weddings.
After more than a decade in service, the hotel has been recognized as “Best Hotel in Colombia” in Travel + Leisure’s Spanish edition. Since then, its high standards of excellence have gained national and international recognition. In 2009, the hotel is pleased to be included in Condé Nast Traveler prestigious Gold List for the first time and a proud member of Virtuoso’s exclusive travel network.
A Legendary Hotel
Following her death in 1607, Doña Catalina de Cabrera, a leading philanthropist in Cartagena, left an endowment of 2.500 pesos together with a modest terrain within the ancient orchards in Jayüeyes for the founding of a Clarist Convent. Fourteen years later in 1621, her wishes became a reality when the Spanish sisters of the Order of Saint Clair settled into the completed building that would become the
Convent of Santa Clara.
During 240 years, the Santa Clara Convent served as a monastery, it was both witness and victim to invasions and sieges; protagonist to scandals such as the Cessatio a Divinis; the epicenter of natural disasters and the origin of many, many legends.
After 1861 when a government order forced the nuns to abandon it, the ancient Clarist cloister became host to a range of other institutions such as a penitentiary, a charity hospital and a school of medicine among others. A series of reforms throughout the nineteenth century gave the cloister a new look for the most part after the construction of the Republican wards.
The Sofitel Santa Clara opened its doors on October 15, 1995 on the occasion of the Non-Aligned Countries Summit.
Rooms & Suites
The hotel boasts 122 beautiful guestrooms, 19 of which are suites. Distributed along a Colonial and Republican wing, the stylist guestrooms overlook the Old Town, the Caribbean Sea as well as the hotel’s poolside and interior courtyards. Tastefully decorated in contemporary or authentic colonial style, guestrooms offer comfortable, versatile spaces and feature the Sofitel MyBed concept for a calm and
peaceful sleep guaranteed.
Clefs D’Or Concierge
24-hour Room Service
Restaurants and Lounge
Private parking (limited spaces
(available at an additional charge)
Spa Rituals and Treatments
Personal shopping assistance
RESTAURANTS AND BARS
“El Claustro” (cloister) restaurant has a typical brasserie atmosphere and fare. Patrons can enjoy delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner either buffet style or à la carte.Open from 6:30 am daily
Named for its original use as the convent’s choir, “El Coro” is an exclusive lounge bar offering signature cocktails, cigars and live music from Thursday to Saturday. It’s also a preferred spot for reading during the day.
Open from 12:30 pm daily
SoSpa SOFITEL LEGEND SANTA CLARA
Designed to transform body and soul, LeSpa at the Sofitel Santa Clara is an open invitation to wellness. An exclusive 800 square meters facility with fully equipped cabins and professionally trained staff at your service. Whether solo, as a couple or with your friends, select from an array of facials, deluxe treatments, rituals or special packages all year round.
Indulge in SoSpa services:
800 square meters
One duo cabin
Two VIP suites
5 luxury treatment rooms
Manicure and pedicure stations
Individual tea service
Sisley & local So Spa products
8:00 am – 9:00 pm MON-FRI
8:00 am – 8:00 pm SAT-SUN & Holidays
Originally built as a convent in 1621, the Sofitel Legend Cartagena Santa Clara is a landmark hotel in the heart of the walled city. Unique in style, the hotel combines the allure of history with local hospitality and the art of French savoir faire. Enjoy city, sea or courtyard views from tastefully decorated guestrooms and suites, including two iconic suites: Botero and Legend. Mixing colonial- and Republic-style architecture with modern comforts, the hotel features award-winning cuisine and service, a world-class spa, meeting facilities and state-of-the-art technology for events, conventions and weddings.
In the Know
Travelwizard.com Guests Receive:
- For 2014 & 2015
- Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
- Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests
- $100 USD Food & Beverage credit, to be utilized during stay
- (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
- Early check-in/late check-out
- subject to availability
Right in the middle of the new financial and commercial centers of Bogotá, in one of the most historic and traditional buildings of the city, lies Hotel Casa Medina. This boutique hotel, which has been established as one of the finest in South America, guarantees a remarkable stay for both business and leisure travelers thanks in part to its modern infrastructure and personalized service.
At Hotel Casa Medina, guests will find a unique environment where comfort and elegance coexist in order to offer them the most pleasant and enjoyable stay. Here, every guest is unique and it is for this reason that we focus on providing unbeatable service, customized to satisfy the needs and wishes of each particular person.
Due to its historic past, Hotel Casa Medina was declared a monument of cultural interest by the Colombian Ministry of Culture. This honor is given to those monuments, whether natural or man-made, that because of their authenticity, originality, aesthetics, design or artistic values, are symbolic of the Nation and represent living testimony of its history and culture.
At Hotel Casa Medina, we are certain that once you have experienced our service, our beautiful spaces and our exquisite international cuisine, you will want to come back again and again to enjoy another wonderful stay with us.
With an exquisite menu of international cuisine and an impressive wine cellar, the restaurant at Hotel Casa Medina is a symbol of tradition and excellence in Bogotá. Its colonial architecture, complete with carved wooden walls and classic furnishings, make it the perfect refuge for lovers of fine cuisine.
The terrace at Hotel Casa Medina offers guests and visitors the opportunity to enjoy the best international cuisine while dining at a relaxing outdoor table.
At the exclusive and traditional bar at Hotel Casa Medina, you will find a wide selection of the finest cigars accompanied by a variety of high-end liquors. Enjoy the experience of smoking a first-rate cigar or having a relaxing drink in a place that represents discretion and good taste.
Services & Amenities
Gym – The hotel offers its guests a superior gym that this furnished with the latest cardio, weight-lifting and daily training equipment. Open the 24 hours of the day, it is ideal for the modern executive who wants to take advantage of his or her free time.
Massage Room – After a busy day around Bogotá, Hotel Casa Medina offers the opportunity to enjoy a traditional massage that incorporates Eastern techniques of relaxation. In an environment of complete tranquility, our expert technicians will pamper your mind, body and spirit to leave you ready and energized for a new day of business or tourism.
Concierge – To better serve you during your stay at Casa Medina Charleston we have a concierge that will provide the service and information to help you plan your visit in the city of Bogota. For your convenience we can offer recommendations of the various restaurants, attractions and activities to do in this city.
Transportation Services – For your convenience the hotel offers shuttle service in high-end vehicles during your stay. We have transportation to and from the airport or hourly services.
In 1538, when the city that is currently known as Bogotá was founded by Spanish conqueror Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada, he gave it the name of Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza (Our Lady of Hope). A year later it was changed to Santafé and finally, with the creation of the Republic in 1819, it was given its current name.
Bogotá has a privileged location within the Colombian territory, sitting on a high plateau in the middle of the country, 2640 meters above sea level. With a population of more than 7 million, Bogotá is divided into 20 localities that cover the totality
of the city and have their own local mayor and administration board.
Travelwizard.com Guests Receive:
- Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
- Complimentary round-trip private airport transfers
- Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
- served in restaurant
- Complimentary internet access