Situated on the Plaza de le Aduana, the Sophia Hotel in the Colombian city of Cartagena is an idyllic Caribbean escape. Nestled behind the walls of the old city, this luxury boutique hotel encapsulates the deep-rooted charm of the city while offering all luxury amenities. Stroll Cartagena's cobbled streets, passing colourful colonial buildings and take in the city's relaxed and languid vibe. Come evening, the city shifts into a vibrant party scene.
The hotel offers 15 different rooms, including the Hagia Sophia suite, which gives guests access to a private terrace with views across the bay. All rooms have Wi-Fi, air conditioning and a mini-bar, ensuring maximum comfort for guests.
What's for breakfast?
Breakfast consists of fresh fruit, juice and traditional cuisine from Cartagena, as well as breads and pastries, and is served in the inner courtyard of the hotel.
How about lunch and dinner?
The hotel's restaurant, Clemente, offers substantial meals for any time of the day and specialises in mixing traditional Colombian food with cosmopolitan cuisine.
Is there a bar?
Yes. Head to the rooftop bar to sample a selection of the best Colombian cocktails Cartagena has to offer.
One of the few hotels to do so in the centre of the city, the Sophia Hotel Cartagena houses a rooftop pool adjacent to the bar. There is also a mobile spa that goes from room to room offering guests a selection of different massages including lymphatic drainage and couples treatments.
Things you should know
The staff at the Sophia Hotel are extremely helpful and can arrange boat trips to the nearby Rosario Islands on your behalf. There is also a meeting room available to hire for events.
Within a short walk you can find…
The hotel is situated near the seafront, which offers some beautiful views across the Caribbean Sea. The Café Del Mar sits atop the seawall and is host to an extensive cocktail menu and late-night DJ sets.