First a quick overview on Cartegena old town.
The best word to describe it is "charming", it has lots of good shopping and some very good restaurants. The atmosphere is also good and at night, the bars are buzzing.
As I write this I have to admit to being a bit confused though. Why is this hotel rated as only 4.5 out of 5 in terms of service, quality and luxury. To my mind and from my fairly considerable experience this is a 5 star property through and through. And I am a fussy customer!
The service is top notch, the hotel food is good, everyone is helpful, most staff speak English, the pool area is excellent with a good drinks and snacks service and it has a nice spa and fitness area.
The location is also good, at the rim of the old town.
Only thing it doesn't have is a beach nearby.
There are only very few properties I would strongly recommend and this hotel falls into that catagory & by the way, I don't work for Sofitel!!
Very quick gripe... The laundry prices are far too expensive.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Originally built as a convent in 1621, the Sofitel Santa Clara 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sofitel Santa Clara Hotel Cartagena
- Sofitel Hotel Santa Clara
- Sofitel Cartagena
- Cartagena Sofitel