Sofitel Legend Santa Clara
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... blocks which seemed unimaginative and mundane ic comparison to my colombian verona (where i have never been btw, its just how i imagine it to look)
Oh, but the heat is stifling. Luckily (I spose) we had big electrical storms by night which took the edge of- but the dry heat is somewhat oppressive. Air con in hostel a necessity.
Filled the days circling the city walls, brief visit to the beach- after the near perfection of san andres anything will be ...
... decided it wasn't worth driving all the way to Cartagena with only 5 passengers so we were made to jump on another bus. While the 4hr drive turned into a slightly frustrating 7hr drive, it was still quite fascinating seeing all the passionate Columbian supporters flowing out onto the streets from every shop that had a TV (every 9 out of 10 shops).
We were pleasantly surprised when we got to our hostel in San Diego, Cartagena. ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena
The hotels beauty is only outmatched by the personality of the staff. Pool is the centerpiece of a four hundred year old convent now converted to the Sofitel. The rooms are adequate and well outfitted. Negative reviews in Tripadvisor stem from the slight musty smell in-rooms (any tropical climate has this....its very difficult to fight the humidity...perhaps they add air deoderizers?) , but they are very clean, luxuriously outfitted, nice showers, and super comfortable beds. The staff leaves treats like coconut candies and Evian in evenings. Most rooms face the open pool area in the Republican section (newer area). The Colonial section housing the original convent has a small church, two restaurants, business center, meeting rooms, and a beautiful garden with fountains.
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