Transformed from a 1621-built convent to a hotel in 1995, the Sofitel Legend Santa Clara is a landmark hotel in Cartagena’s Old Town. There are few better examples of successfully adding contemporary decadence to a beautiful, colonial treasure. This is one of only 5 Sofitel’s worldwide to be granted their exclusive ‘Legendary’ status.
Hotel Cosmos Ananda is a beautifully restored 16th-century townhouse in the heart of Cartagena’s picturesque walled city. Featuring just 23 spacious rooms and suites, the property is a peaceful sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of Cartagena’s mesmerising cobbled streets.
The Charleston Santa Teresa is an imposing property within the warm interiors of Cartagena de Indias’ walled old city. Originally a 17th-Century monastery, it’s former lives include a factory and a police station; before being very tastefully converted into a hotel in 1996.
The Orchids Hotel is an intimate 6-bedroom property is the heart of the Candelaria neighbourhood. Dating back to 1892, the building was formerly a private home, which was restored and opened as a hotel in 2014. The neoclassic style has been embraced throughout, with each bedroom uniquely decorated with its own take of old-world charm!
The B.O.G. Hotel is a contemporary, uber-chic property that is perfectly at home in the trendy, buzzing La Cabrera district. Purpose built in 2013, renowned interior designer Nini Andrade took inspiration from Colombia’s two most precious commodities – gold and emerald. This luxurious aura flows through the hotel and is very much one for the Millennial generation.
The Four Seasons Casa Medina offers the perfect blend of historic architecture with contemporary design. Built in 1945 and converted into a hotel in 1988, Casa Medina has the distinction of being declared a monument of culture by the Colombian Ministry of Culture.
Casa Legado feels like home. Not your actual home, but the home you wish you had! Tucked away in the peaceful, quirky district of Quinta Camacho, Casa Legado offers 7 uniquely luxurious rooms (the owner Helena, is an interior designer) all inspired by the core theme of the property – family. Help yourself to their bikes, or an umbrella if it’s raining, and explore Bogota.
With Atlantic, Pacific and Caribbean coastlines, South America is not short of a good beach or two. Whether you’re looking for a remote beach getaway or a bustling seaside resort, there are plenty of options to suit every taste.