Four Seasons is one of the most luxurious hotel brands in the world and it is natural to ask the question, is there a Four Seasons in Cartagena, Colombia? After all, there are two Four Seasons hotels in Bogota and these are the best luxury hotels in Bogota?
Wherever you are in the world, Four Seasons hotels are consistently one of the best hotels in that city or resort. This means that most Four Seasons hotel room rates generally start at $500 – $1000 USD per night and because they don’t have a Four Seasons loyalty program, you will never be able to book a free stay by racking up and redeeming points, or by collecting points on your credit card and spending them on a Four Seasons hotel stay. It can’t be done. But you can get discounts at Four Seasons hotels and benefit from special rewards at Four Seasons hotels for no extra cost by booking your next stay via our luxury travel concierge.
Colombia is situated on the northernmost tip of South American. The rainforest-covered country of Colombia boasts the Andes mountains, numerous coffee plantations, wonderful colonial architecture, and plenty of fabulous all-night salsa clubs.
Founded in 1533, Cartagena de Indias is an unmissable city in Colombia and is now Colombia’s main travel destination. Cartagena is the most popular tourist destination in Colombia, a place where the magic of the old city meets modernism and where you’ll find a warm-hearted welcome from locals.
Its walls that once served as the city’s defense, but now they harmonize with colonial balconies and republican structures reminiscent of the splendors of its past. In recognition of its vast cultural wealth and architecture, UNESCO declared Cartagena’s walled city and fortresses World Heritage Site in 1984.
Is There A Four Seasons In Cartagena, Colombia?
The answer is no. There is not currently a Four Seasons in Cartagena, Colombia, which is a real shame. The good news is that Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts revealed plans to open a luxury hotel and private residences in Cartagena in the near future, so watch this space! Although Four Seasons hotels are not cheap, their reliably expensive room rates mean that their rooms are reliably excellent and a Four Seasons hotel is always a blissfully and reliably luxurious retreat.
But don’t worry. There are also some beautiful alternative and similarly luxurious hotels that you can book into.
Where Should I Stay?
If you are after large and big brand, choose the InterContinental Cartagena, located on the waterfront Bocagrande. The InterContinental Cartagena de Indias offers seaside sophistication and upscale amenities.
With a privileged location in waterfront Bocagrande, one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the city, InterContinental Cartagena is a few blocks from the beautiful bay of Castillogrande, five minutes from the old city, and 15 minutes from Rafael Núñez International Airport.
The rooms here are stylish and modern with hardwood floors and floor to ceiling windows. Book a Club Room and you will have access to their InterContinental Club Lounge which offers breakfast, snacks during the day, and evening drinks and canapes.
There have been very few reviews of the executive club lounge at this InterContinental but you can see what we have experienced in terms of food and drink at the club lounge at InterContinental O2 in London (pictured above) and the club lounge at InterContinental Park Lane which will give you an idea of what to expect. This will undoubtedly be one of the best club lounges the city with a substantial hot and cold buffet and a la carte breakfast and evening canapes and alcoholic drinks.
Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena is a more historic option and is really special with just 123 beautiful guestrooms. It is one of the best luxury hotels in Cartagena.
Originally built as a convent in 1621, the Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena is a legendary landmark in the heart of Cartagena’s walled city. Transformed into a luxury hotel in 1995, the Sofitel Santa Clara, unique in style, combines the allure of history with the art of French savoir-faire.
Mixing Colonial and Republican-style architecture with modern comfort, the hotel features gourmet cuisine, exceptional service, a world-class spa, meeting facilities, and state of the art technology for events, conventions, and weddings.
After more than a decade in service, the hotel has been recognized as the “Best Hotel in Colombia” in Travel + Leisure’s Spanish edition. In 2009, the hotel is pleased to be included in Condé Nast Traveler prestigious Gold List for the first time and a proud member of Virtuoso’s exclusive travel network, which means you get benefits here, much like you do at most of the hotels that we feature, by booking your stay via our luxury travel concierge.
Guestrooms are distributed along a Colonial and Republican wing and overlook the Old Town, the Caribbean Sea as well as the hotel’s poolside and interior courtyards. They are decorated in contemporary or authentic colonial style and feature the Sofitel MyBed concept for a calm and peaceful sleep guaranteed.
In terms of dining, “El Claustro” (cloister) restaurant has a brasserie atmosphere and fare. Guests can enjoy delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner either buffet style or à la carte. Open from 6:30 am daily. Another great option is “El Coro”, named after its convent’s choir, and offering an exclusive lounge bar offering signature cocktails, cigars, and live music from Thursday to Saturday.
Designed to transform body and soul, LeSpa at the Sofitel Santa Clara is huge at 800 square meters and offers fully equipped cabins and professionally trained staff. Select from an array of facials, deluxe treatments, rituals, or special packages all year round.
Photo above was from my visit to Four Seasons Cap Ferrat.
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