Movich Hotel Cartagena de Indias
What We Love
- The rooftop pool, bar and restaurant have arguably the best views in the city
- Great location, just steps from the city’s most historic buildings
- Light-filled interiors defined by clean lines and design-forward touches
What To Know
- Swimming pool is better for soaking up the city views than lap training
- Located in the historic center, but that’s not reflected in either the building or the decor
- All the high-tech necessities: iPod docks, LCD TVs and free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
Within the ancient walls of Cartagena’s old town, the Movich is a haven of contemporary design. Its 32 rooms are spacious, open-plan and light-filled, with blond wood furniture, neutral tones, tactile furnishings and, in a nod to its locale, rough-hewn coral stone walls. Splashes of color come in the form of striped cushions and giant prints of Colombia’s natural landscapes. On higher levels, the floor-to-ceiling windows frame sweeping views over the city’s tiled rooftops and church steeples — although nothing can eclipse the view from the roof terrace, where you can have breakfast, lunch or dinner under the stars. You can also opt for breakfast in your room or in the lobby restaurant, which in the evening serves local dishes with a modern fusion twist. After a hard day’s sightseeing, head to the rooftop pool to cool off, before watching the sun set, cocktail in hand, from a made-for-sharing daybed or the Jacuzzi.
In the Area
Wander the lovely cobbled streets of the old city, dropping in at ancient churches and brightly painted colonial houses turned chic boutiques, with balconies festooned in flowers. Head to the baluartes (city walls) or the hilltop fortress of Castillo San Felipe for spectacular sunset viewing, then sip rum at the historic El Coro, dine on sophisticated Italian fusion at Alma or creative tapas at Demente, and dance ’til dawn to sultry Latin rhythms at Cafe Havana. To escape the heat, set sail for the Rosario Islands, where you can snorkel the reefs and relax on a castaway’s spit of sand.
How to Get There
To be clear, we didn’t stay at this hotel.
A group of 8 of us where on a city tour, and our guide took us here for a drink break, with views.
As we where making our way up to the top, we were very Impressed with the look of the hotel, looks like a place to stay next trip.
There was 2 people in the inviting pool, but we were the only ones at the bar.
Needless to say, the service was amazing, the drinks perfect.
And the views are spectacular.
Made this a stop to remember.
we went to the hotel to enjoy one of the best options in cartagena the people was very kind and the hotel decoration is just great!
we were told about the view but honestly it wasmore than what we had expected.!
we will come back to this amazing hotel located un the heart of the old city.
SHOCKING!! such poor service, staff are rude and takes advantage of non Spanish speaking tourists!
we stayed here 2 nights after spending 2 nights at a boutique hotel just 10 min away. What a mistake to book this place...i got fooled by the rooftop photos...expensive but not worth it.
Checkin: was ok at first until i had to pay and their credit card machine wouldnt work, i was told to come back the next day in the morning to fill out a credit card form. When i returned the next day the young man told me to come back later because he simply couldnt be bothered to help and all he had to do was print our a form??
Rooms: was ok but not worth what you are paying! and bathroom amenities was a joke
Rooftop: yes of course it was beautiful! but while i was up there sunbathing, one of the waitresses came around with free water for everyone. i missed her by accident so i went up to her asking for two glasses of water. It turned out she charged me for it when i checked out..
checkout: So this young man who couldnt assist me with the credit card form was of course the man who had to check me out. He asked me to pay for the 2 waters that i had at the pool. i asked him how much it was and he says $18 i paid him $20 and he looks at me an says sorry i dont have change with a smile. Oh and then i receive the hotel bill via email and the waters were $14..
breakfast: was good
This rooftop bar is the best in Cartagena. The food is not on par with the drink selection, but I found that was the case in general in Colombia. I suggest you come here with your lover just before dusk and you drink in the city scapes of the old walled city.
We enjoyed a fantastic day at the rooftop pool at the Movich in Cartagena. We paid $80 aus each which included a 30 minute massage and about $30 went towards food and beverages. The staff were fantastic, if we wanted we could’ve gone out for a while and returned but it was too good to leave. Really recommend the splurge if your hotel or hostel doesn’t have a pool coz Cartagena is hot! Also the sunset is incredible.