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
The Movich Cartagena sits on a quiet street in the Old Town. Service is impeccable. They have great coconut mint lemonades to greet you and are happy to give you more during your stay. Breakfast is excellent and included in the rate. They even offer complimentary room service breakfast. My room was large and very well appointed and the a/c worked perfectly. Remember it is very hot and humid in Cartagena. A short walk to the Clock Tower Plaza and the Convention Center as well as the other sights in the Old Town which is a colonial gem. Highly recommended.
Amazing place for a pre wedding night with great food,ambiance ,service and set up ! Roof top pool and lounge with Cartagena views, great experience ! I would return !
Very private and the music was so good !!!
Perfect setting, rooftop is second to none, excellent attentive staff. The breakfast in the morning was second to none and included in the room price. 24 hour staff always willing and able to help with any needs. Can't wait to come back again someday.