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Bóvedas de Santa Clara Boutique Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Just a breath of fresh air. Front desk staff very helpful and knowledgeable. Special shout out to Ms. Wendy!!! My room was a lof t type with the main bedroom upstairs and living space downstairs. Biggest pro was access to Sofitel next door. I was BLOWN AWAY by the property and service there. I highly recommend Bovedas if you want a great boutique hotel experience with access to the grande-dame property across the street.

One of my favourite hotels. It used to be a monastery and still keeps lots of these touches. The building is amazing. Service is great. If you go to the bar and walk down a set of tiny stairs in the middle of it, you will see a little grave where nuns used to be buried. We love this place. Pricey but wor it

We stayed with my wife back in may and had a great time, the hotel is small but the rooms are pretty good in size, the service is excellent! A especial thanks to Gustavo the Operations Manager! He was great to deal with every time, also the 2 breakfast attendants were an absolute pleasure to see every morning, they were always very attentive and happy to serve you! It was great! Thank you Bóvedas team for a great stay! We will be back! Jose R.

Most professional and most peaceful place in Cartagena. I just have been there for breakfast. Highly recommendable Norwegian eggs with salmon. Helpful staff and really premium high end food quality. A must visit in Cartagena

I am incredibly happy that I chose Bovedas during a quick trip to Cartagena. I couldn't imagine having a better stay. The room was surprisingly large, with two full bathrooms and an incredible pizza sized shower head that rained down like a waterfall from the heavens. Seriously! In such a hot city, this was very much appreciated. Being able to use the pool and fitness center at Sofitel next door was a major deciding factor in choosing to stay. It's difficult to find a gym in the walled area, so having one (albeit small) was a plus. Each and every staff member I encountered was absolutely amazing. The management obviously knows what they are doing, and hire and train the best people. Though not a deal breaker at all, the only setback would be the in-room coffee pods. If I read the mini bar pamphlet correctly, it seemed like there was a fee for using the coffee pods. I drink way too much coffee for this to be an option for me. Instead I opted for the buffet breakfast (an extra charge, but worth it) with unlimited coffee, and a great assortment.

We stayed in a duplex two bedroom suite with a beach view. The room was excellent in its decor, cleanliness, and design. The hotel is centrally located within a few blocks of all of the action and sightseeing in Cartagena yet on a quiet and cozy street. The service at the hotel is amazing. Jorge who is the service waiter in their restaurant is a wonderful person!! Highly recommend staying here.

We had a great comfortable renovated room. The room is modern. Th bathroom was quite small but nice. The breakfast was included and was really nice. The service was good and reliable. Great access to Santa Clara Pool and restaurant. The hotel is centrally located so everything was easy to get to.

We stayed at Bovedas for my birthday and it was such a lovely hotel & in a great location. Having access to the facilities at Santa Clara is a great perk as well. We used the pool & gym at Santa Clara as well as their pool bar. You can bill charges at Santa Clara to your Bovedas room so no need to take your wallet to Santa Clara. The hotels are not connected and you need to walk a little bit from Bovedas to Santa Clara (2 minutes unless you go the wrong way like we did on day one) so you will probably want to wear a cover up if going to the pool. We walked pretty much everywhere. The staff was friendly and helpful from the moment we arrived when I was having trouble paying the taxi fare (currency change over in place so bill of the same amount look different). The taxi from the hotel was 15,000 pesos (like $5 USD) and we had various bills that were confusing. We had a welcome drink and our room was ready, much earlier than anticipated. They also recommended and booked our dinner reservation for my birthday at Alma (although the reservation was lost but still not sure about that mixup). The mini bar was well stocked although be sure to check the prices because paying more for a bottle of water at Bovedas than at Alma was a bit shocking (same brand & size). I would certainly visit again. If there was one thing they could add, it would be a seat in the shower. We use a folding teak seat in our shower but for commercial use, I think a fold up seat attached to the wall would be helpful....or maybe I'm just used to being able to sit down in the shower.

If you search for a good hotel kids friendly, here it is. This is the good place. In the hold city, near restaurants and commodities. You can also use the pool of the Sofitel nearby to your end of day, to relax... just enjoy !

Room is spacious and looking over the ocean. Great breakfast, friendly staff, great use of the facilities at the Sofitel hotel including the pool and lounge area. Try Carmen for dinner, food is fantastic

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89% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 219 reviews