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Top 5 Star Hotels in Cartagena

The 5 Best 5 Star Hotels in Cartagena, Colombia

With so many quality hotels in Cartagena, this was a really tough list to create. But after much debate and taking into account the overall style, location, quality of service, general accessibility, we’ve created our list of the 5 very best 5-star hotels in Cartagena, Colombia.


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  1. Casa San Agustin

Located in a former colonial mansion across from the former convent that houses the University of Cartagena, the Casa San Agustín is arguable the finest hotel in Cartagena, landing it squarely on the top of this list of the best 5-star hotels in Cartagena.

Casa San Agustin 

With large, luxuriously furnished rooms, many of which sport their own colonial balconies, this Cartagena 5 star hotel will leave you feeling pampered.  Alma, one of the finest restaurants in Cartagena is located on the ground floor, and the hotel also has an infinity poolLocated in the heart of the Walled City, it also offers easy walking access to many of the city’s top attractions.

Alma makes our list of the best restaurants in Cartagena too.  See the full list here.

  1. Hotel Movich

Although in a more modern high rise, Hotel Movich still has a neat colonial-style decor, and offers some of the most luxurious furnishings in Cartagena, making it another great choice amongst the best Cartagena 5 star hotels.

Hotel Movich Cartagena

In particular, you will love the amazing rooftop pool and bar.  The view is one of the very best in the city, especially for seeing the sunset over the bay with the colonial Walled City in the foreground and the modern skyscrapers of Bocagrande in the background.  Whether taking a dip in the pool, enjoying a cocktail, or snacking on the tapas and entrees, enjoying the roof here will make you happy you chose to stay in this 5-star hotel in Cartagena.


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  1. Amarla Boutique Hotel

Also located in the heart of Cartagena’s historic city is the next place on this list of top Cartagena 5 star hotels.  Amarla Boutique Hotel is located in a colonial-era home, and its spacious rooms have a rustic but elegant feel.

You’ll also be able to enjoy meals in the gorgeous courtyard or get a tan by the rooftop pool with a gorgeous view of the colorful spire of the nearby Cartagena Cathedral.  The hotel is for adults only, making it a great option for those looking for a quiet vacation, although those coming with families may want to consider another one of the Cartagena 5 star hotels listed here.

On a tighter budget?  Then you may want to check out our lists of the top 4-star and 3-star hotels in Cartagena too.

  1. Sophia Hotel

If rooftops with amazing views are your pleasure, then you should consider the next hotel on this list of best Cartagena 5 star hotels.  Sophia offers an amazing view of the dome of the San Pedro Claver Church from its rooftop pool and terrace.  Like Movich, it’s one of the very best views in all of Cartagena.

The rooms are also fabulous and decorated with a modern but classy style.  Rather for a family vacation or a romantic getaway, it makes for another great option for 5-star accommodation in Cartagena.

  1. Hotel Casona del Colegio

This is one of the newest 5-star hotels in Cartagena, opening in 2019.  Hotel Casona del Colegio is rebuilt inside a large renovated building that once housed a school and is located just a stone’s throw from Cartagena’s iconic Clocktower.  It has a neat look that blends modern and traditional, with gorgeous wood interiors.  The hotel’s design has lots of colors and is meant to represent the diversity of Colombia.

Casona del Colegio

There is also a rooftop garden and terrace with an infinity pool.  The location is also near some of the best dining in Cartagena’s historic downtown. One of the 13 rooms here would make a great choice for 5-star accommodations in Cartagena as well.


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