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
I came here in November for my brothers wedding reception. It was a beautiful setting and very glamorous.
The service was great and the food was yummy! We had a great view of Cartagena from the roof top area - thank you for having us.
Can't get enough of the view from the rooftop terrace. Awesome place to sit and watch the sunset with a drink. Very friendly staff and great service! And the food is excellent. I've recommended this hotel to several people already and they all say the same thing. A must see in Cartagena. Highly recommended!
We came here after a street food walking tour through Cartagena Connections on a beautiful November afternoon. We were lucky enough to get there around 4:45pm, before the sunset was estimated to happen at 5:25pm or 5:30pm. We also lucked out to get a table in the middle of the rooftop. Honestly, although we really enjoyed the sunset at Cafe Del Mar, this view may have been even better. It felt more intimate since there were not as many people, and the view was spectacular. Also, you can take photos from different levels since the staircase opens up to the view. we would highly recommend it!
After walking around the city we decided to go to the rooftop pool bar for a drink. Wonderful drinks, view and experience. Service was good and we just relaxed watching the sunset. Would definitely return.
Very sexy rooftop bar with outstanding views. We ordered the bruschetta and a few drinks. Both were good. Service was good as well. Only thing was that credit card wasn't working but luckily had cash. You must come here for a sunset drink.