The Epitome of Luxury: The 5 Best High-End Hotels in Cartagena, Colombia

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Cartagena, Colombia, a city steeped in history and charm, offers a plethora of high-end accommodations that redefine luxury. From inside the heart of the vibrant city walls to the serene shores of Bocagrande, these hotels not only provide opulent stays but also embody the rich cultural tapestry of this coastal gem.

Cartagena offers a diverse array of experiences that cater to every taste and style. For discerning travelers seeking an exceptional lodging experience, Cartagena hosts a collection of high-end hotels that redefine luxury and hospitality.


Hotel Charleston Santa Teresa

Old City, Cartagena
Carrera. 3 #31-23, El Centro
+57 605 664 9494

Occupying a perfect site within the historic walled city, Hotel Charleston Santa Teresa is an elegant testament to colonial grandeur.

The hotel is without a doubt one of the most beautiful and luxurious in Cartagena. A regal mix of historic grace and contemporary cool offering warm Colombian hospitality, seamlessly combining modern luxury with antique charm. Its meticulously decorated rooms offer views of the city or the Caribbean, providing an enchanting backdrop. 

There is an exclusive gastronomic menu of international and local dishes in its restaurants, led by head chef Harry Sasson, internationally recognized on the list of the best restaurants in Latin America.

In the courtyard, where in previous times the voices of school children vibrated, today you can experience a series of exquisite flavors. Spectacular menus mixed with Cartagena’s culinary tradition produce incredible international gastronomy to satisfy the most demanding tastes and the most exquisite of palates.

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Exclusively for guests, enjoy the incredible cuisine of the La Terraza restaurant, atop the building. It is akin to being at the gates of heaven, only to be captivated by the view of everything that is Cartagena. The historic cupolas, the towers that rise in the distance of modern Bocagrande and the infinite expanse of the sea that combines with the blue of the panoramic pool around you.

As evening falls, the sky begins to fill with stars as music takes over the Plaza de Santa Teresa.
There is no place is better than this for an exclusive and fabulous place to dine, with the cool fresh breeze of the Caribbean blowing gently. The view over the city walls and the Bastion of San Francisco Javier, reinvent the charm of the old Cartagena and its social and cultural life.

What sets Charleston Santa Teresa apart is its commitment to preserving the city’s heritage, while providing sublime luxury.


Sofitel Legend Santa Clara

Old City, Cartagena
Calle Del Torno 39-29, Carrera 8 #39-36
+57 605 650 4700

Step into an oasis of elegance and refinement at Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena, a former 17th-century convent transformed into an emblematic hotel where tradition and modernity meet.

This captivating property flawlessly blends colonial charm with modern amenities, offering a unique and unforgettable stay.

The hotel’s suites are adorned with regal furnishings and its spectacular spa offers rejuvenating treatments in an atmosphere of complete tranquillity.

The Botika Roof Top Pool and Bar gives breath taking views of the city, while you indulge in refreshing cocktails and light bites.

Restaurant 1621 integrates the refinement of French haute cuisine, the best local products as well as detailed cuisine full of surprises. An invitation that can be enjoyed with a menu providing various experiences for the palate and the senses. An unforgettable culinary adventure.

There is also Santa Clara, a charming courtyard restaurant serving authentic Colombian dishes in a spectacular romantic setting. Featuring a gourmet menu that showcases the best of Colombian cuisine, this creates an exclusive culinary experience, including private chef dinners, elevating the dining experience.

The hotel’s uniqueness lies in its historic significance, providing guests with a chance to experience the legacy of this 17th-century architectural marvel in pure luxury.


Casa San Agustín

Old City, Cartagena
Calle de la Universidad, #36-44
+57 605 681 0000

A luxuriously chic and relaxed atmosphere at this authentic boutique hotel, which was redesigned to preserve a colonial heritage.

With just twenty guestrooms and eleven suites beautifully decorated, this preserves the authentic Colombian style, yet incorporates the modern services and amenities for the high-end travelers of today.

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From original frescoes in the library to centuries-old wood-beamed ceilings in the guest rooms, Casa San Agustín’s architecture evokes the city’s rich history from the 17th century.

There is a private beach and pool to enjoy for the most luxurious days, along with a spa for maximum relaxation.

Enjoy a luxurious gastronomic experience in the Alma Restaurant, with the best seasonal offerings providing a grand tour of the flavors of Cartagena along with international cuisine.

Casa San Agustin stands out for its commitment to personalized service, ensuring every guest receives a bespoke and memorable luxury stay.


Hyatt Regency Cartagena

Bocagrande, Cartagena
Carrera 1 #12-118
+57 605 694 1234

Overlooking the Caribbean Sea in the upscale Bocagrande district, the Hyatt Regency Cartagena is a modern oasis of luxury. The hotel’s sleek design extends to its spacious rooms, each offering stunning ocean views.

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Enjoy panoramic views and exquisite cuisine while dining at two exclusive restaurants, Kokaú Restaurant & Bar and Amacagua Lounge & Grill.  Kokaú offers local Colombian ingredients majestically transformed into delicious authentic dishes.

Amacagua creates a delicious selection of seafood, meats and vegetables grilled to perfection. This open-air restaurant offers an unrivaled view of the Caribbean, allowing guests to enjoy alfresco lunches while in the evening, the cooling fresh ocean breeze appeals beneath the light of the moon and stars.

The infinity pool and the rooftop lounge provide a perfect setting to relax in complete tranquillity and admire the stunning views.

The Hyatt is a fabulous choice if you prefer to be outside the walled city of Cartagena itself.


Movich Hotel Cartagena de Indias

Calle de Vélez Danies No. 4 – 39
+57 (601) 521 5050

The Hotel Movich Cartagena de Indias enjoys an unbeatable location in the historic center of CartagenaSituated beside the Plaza de la Aduana and very close to other important sites such as the Clock Tower, the Convention Centre and Plaza Santo Domingo.

Excellent area for shopping, dining and visiting important cultural sites and is only 15 minutes from the airport.

The hotel’s rooms are designed in a modern aesthetic, offering both comfort and style. The Alyzia restaurant is luxury personified creating a fusion of flavours with haute cuisine techniques. With a wine list equally impressive, this is a wonderful setting for a special evening.

The Terrace has an amazing view of the walled city while you enjoy Caribbean fare with refreshing tropical drinks. The pool area is wonderful for taking a dip to recharge. The Cartagena breeze seems to enhance the stunning view of the walled city.

Movich Hotel stands out for its modern design, upscale amenities and its strategic location, offering easy access to the city’s vibrant nightlife and cultural attractions.

Cartagena’s high-end hotels are a testament to the city’s ability to seamlessly blend history and culture with modern luxury. Whether within the Old City’s historic walls or overlooking the Caribbean Sea in Bocagrande, these accommodations offer a range of experiences that cater to the discerning traveler, making a stay in Cartagena an unforgettable journey into luxury and refinement.



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