Hotel Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena
Cra. 8 #3929, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
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Sofitel Legend Santa Clara CartagenaThis Old Town icon is a smart pick for travelers who want high-tech modern amenities with their historic colonial architecture. The 123 French-influenced rooms and suites are spread between 19th- and 17th-century wings separated by gardens and courtyards; the 17th-century section includes parts of a former convent replete with mysterious original features, including crypts, confessionals, and secret windows. Accommodations feature a contemporary design, Lanvin toiletries, signature MyBed mattresses, Nespresso machines, and either internal or town/sea views; some also have balconies or terraces, while the grand Fernando Botero Presidential Suite features a large painting by the famed artist and was decorated by his daughter, Lina Botero. True to Sofitel form, the property also offers the full range of luxury amenities, including a large outdoor pool and a nearly 9,000-square-foot spa with treatment rooms, a gym, and a solarium. The on-site food and drink options make this a true city oasis: choose between the casual El Claustro brasserie, fine dining Restaurante 1621, clubby El Coro Lounge (featuring live music, tapas, and famous mojitos), and the sun-drenched poolside bar, plus 24-hour room service.