Along side the Santa Clara Hotel are the most popular and luxurious places in the historic center of Cartagena de Indias, being located in the southwest section of the wall, next to the [poi = 120953] Naval Museum [/ poi]. What is now the hotel, was the first convent of the walled city (the building dates back from the seventeenth century), built by a wealthy lady of the aristocracy of that era to spend the last years of her life in the company of the nuns. For sure you will sleep better here than in the Gethsemane Hostel (the cheapest area to stay), and the rooms aren't too expensive either (offers starting at 200 euros), but for me the 200 euros for accommodation would be half my budget for the trip in Colombia (obviously I don't recommend the majority of the places where I stay).
The Sofitel Legend has been classified as the best hotel in Cartagena de Indias by several surveys and international magazines. It's considered to be one of the best hotels in the Americas, and even worldwide. Located in the historic old town of Cartagena in the former Convent of Santa Clara, it has a unique charm thanks to its mixture of old and modern. Its service is simply fantastic - there's no doubting that this really is the best hotel in Cartagena de Indias!
The spectacular [poi = 123420] Old City of Cartagena [/ poi] has lodging for all tastes and budgets. The Marques Hotel, located in a dramatically restored colonial mansion, is the ideal location for a honeymoon, a romantic vacation or just to treat yourself to a decadent indulgence. Decorated in exquisite taste, it boasts a wonderful playground, a pool surrounded by ancient walls, indoor and outdoor lounges and large rooms, the Marques is one of the best hotels in Cartagena.
Sophisticated, luxurious, beautiful, romantic, relaxed ... it's hard to choose just one adjective to describe the exquisite Pestagua House, a colonial mansion from the early seventeenth century that's located in the heart of the [poi = 123420] Old City of Cartagena [/ poi]. Pestagua House, whose original owner was an Earl, went through years of decline until it was restored. It would be great to run as a luxury hotel-spa. It has a lovely pool surrounded by palm trees, a cozy bar, an elegant restaurant, a spa where you can get pampered, jacuzzi on the terrace to enjoy the magical sunsets and 12 Caribbean dream suites, make hotel Casa Pestagua unforgettable.
If you want to ensure that your stay in Cartagena is exceptional, spend a night at the Hotel Boutique LM. It's located on a quiet street in the historic Bolivar Park area close to the center of the city. The rooms are cozy and air conditioned and the hotel has fine restaurants and incredible decor. You won't want to leave!