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Originally built as a monastery in 1621, the Sofitel Santa Clara Hotel is a reference point in the heart of Cartagena de Indias.
The hotel's walls, which acted as a shield in ancient times, combine with colonial balconies and republican structures to evokethe splendor of days gone by. In recognition of its great cultural and architectural wealth, the walled city, with its castles and bastions, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Center in 1984.
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Excellent location in heart of old-town Cartagena. Rooms have great views over Cartagena's old town or the Caribbean. Spacious pool area and Spa give the hotel a resort-like feel. Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has a home next door.
The Sofitel's old-town Cartagena location is very safe. The hotel's hip El Coro lounge is worth a visit and makes one of the best coco-limeades around; ask for a floater of the local rum. Reservations are recommended at 1621 restaurant, especially on weekends. Select a room with a sea view for scenery; or a garden view for peace and quiet. The hotel is popular for conventions and business meetings. Dine alfresco in Santo Domingo Square to experience Cartagena's lively outdoor nighttime scene.
Cartagena-Rafael Nunez International Airport (CTG)
November through April