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Reviewed March 24, 2019

We absolutely loved our stay at the Bovedas. Our room was spacious and quiet and the front desk staff were terrific. In particular, German, always helped us with a smile! Breakfast was included in our room and was delicious. We loved the fresh bread and chocolate croissants. One of the biggest benefits is that the Bovedas is affiliated with the Sofitel across the street and guests have full access to the pool, restaurants and spa. You really feel like you are staying at both hotels. The pool at the Sofitel was perfect! Service was great and the food was delicious. Make sure to try the local dishes - empanadas and plantain chips.

We also enjoyed the best of Cartagena. Our favorite restaurant was Montesucro Resto Bar. Dining is on a colonial balcony and the food was outstanding. Other restaurants we loved was Lila’s Pomorrosa right next door to Bovedas, El Arsenal the Rum Box and dining in the courtyard at the Sofitel. When dining at the Sofitel courtyard, make sure to be there when the Monks light the candles as it is really special. We also loved seeing the sunset at Cafe Del Mar and taking a horse and carriage ride tour of the old city.

We booked our tours with Alex Rocha, Experience the Real Cartagena, and he was terrific! This is a family run business and he took care of round trip airport transfers, Chiva bus tour, boat trip to the Rosario islands and a walking tour. Alex was super responsive over email and our tours were perfect!! We absolutely loved working with his family and loved all of the experiences. Alex also seems to know everyone in Cartagena which adds to the special experience.

Date of stay: March 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Admon_HBSC, Director General at Bovedas de Santa Clara Hotel Boutique, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Bonjour

Dear Lisa

This a great History for a trip and at Bovedas de Santa Clara we are very happy to be part of it, thank you very much for taking the time to share with us about your experiences, we will shrare your comments with all the team specially with German we are sure everybody is going to be very happy to know it, and this will and encoruge us to improve our selves everyday.

we will be very happy to welcome you in your next visit to our Heroic City

Osvaldo Ortega V.
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Reviewed February 28, 2019

Lovely hotel in the Walled City, so everything walking distance. Pleasant design, bright and modern. Our suite was very spacious with sea-view (too windy though to sit on the balcony) and a master bed on the Mezzanine floor with bathrooms on both levels. Was great that we could use the facilities of the Sofitel across the street, especially the big pool. Keep in mind that it is still a 100m walk. Loved the L'Occitane amenities. Staff was very friendly and helpful. We had asked for two baby cribs (twins) and everything was perfectly set up upon arrival. The breakfast area just next to the lobby area is somehow not that cozy... and anything in the minibar was quite overpriced but no issue as you can walk to supermarkets nearby.

Date of stay: January 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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Admon_HBSC, Director General at Bovedas de Santa Clara Hotel Boutique, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2019

Dear UtedB

Thank you very much for comments, we are very happy to be able to accomodate up to 6 peoples in our suites, this is great for family or a group of frineds, it is a great Honor for us to be the only Hotel in Cartagena that offers full acces to the Santa Clara Hotel 100m walk and enjoy all the facilitties of this historical building or even charge all their consumptions to your room bill.

we will keep doing our best to make our areas as cozy as possible for all of our guest, we will very pleased to welcome you in your next visit to heroic Cartagena. is great to know that you enjoy the warmest of our Ambassadors we will share your comments with them.

Osvaldo Ortega V
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Reviewed February 20, 2019

Spacious, charming,and comfortable with access to pool, restaurants, and Spa at the fabulous Sofital across the street. The service was excellent and we were very happy with the location. We were only there 5 days but had the opportunity to try two restaurants one block from hotel at the squarr and both were excellent. Lots of fun shopping for Colombian made products and art within walking distance. I recommend going into the town for best shops.

Date of stay: February 2019
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Admon_HBSC, Director General at Bovedas de Santa Clara Hotel Boutique, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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Dear GingCorr

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your comments with us we really much apprecitte,it, at Bovedas de Santa Clara we srtive to provide a Memorable experience to all of our guest.

we will be waiting for the chance to welcome you in your next visit to Cartagena.

Osvaldo Ortega V
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Reviewed February 20, 2019

We had a fantastic stay at the Bovedas de Santa Clara. From check-in to check-out the staff was so helpful and truly wanted us to enjoy our stay. Myself, my husband and my friend stayed here for a wedding at the Sofitel. We had a perfect room: a king loft with private bath, a queen bed with second bath on the first floor, kitchenette, sitting area, and amazing balcony with a view of the sea. It was perfect for 3 people or even 2 couples or a family. The rooms were kept cool and quiet. We were able to utilize the facilities at the Sofitel - which was the icing on the cake since all our friends were staying there. Being able to bill food/drink to our room was amazing. Cartagena was incredible and if we go back, we will undoubtedly stay at the BSC again!

Room tip: The rooms that sleep 4 have 2 bathrooms and 2 sleeping areas!
Date of stay: February 2019
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Admon_HBSC, Director General at Bovedas de Santa Clara Hotel Boutique, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2019

Dear Juliesementa

WOW, Thank you Very much for such a great comment of our Hotel, we are very happy to know that you enjoy your stay with us,

we will very Happy to welcome you in your next visit to Cartagena.

Osvaldo Ortega V
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Reviewed November 29, 2018

Hotel Bovedas de Santa Clara is in a great location -- within the walled city but in the San Diego neighborhood that's toward the edge of town. Great restaurants and shops within 1 block. Souvenir shops around the corner. We loved our 2-story room - kids downstairs and adults upstairs. Breakfast is a nice buffet of fruits, cereals and breads, cheeses and salami, and the traditional Colombian snacks. Hotel showers are outstanding! Best we had in Cartagena. We LOVED that you can use the pool at the Hotel Santa Clara which is an amazing perk --- beautiful big pool to while away those hot Cartagena middays.

Date of stay: November 2018
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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