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
This is a great place to see the sunset, have a romantic cocktail and take-in the views of the new and old cities surrounding you. The juxtaposition of the old and new is spectacular. The beer is cold and in January there is a lovely sea breeze coming in from the sea... Thinking of taking a room on our next visit.
We visited Movich hotel to access the rooftop for a breathtaking view on Cartagena. It is not necessary to stay in the hotel to gain access to the rooftop where you will find a restaurant/bar. Although, to use the pool, it is necessary to buy a day pass (200 000 Colombian pesos), which includes a 60 000 credit at the restaurant and a 30 minutes massage. The food and drinks were great, the staff is exceptional and the massage therapist was amazing ! Overall, I highly recommend a visit !
I was in Cartagena from December 28- January 2. Movich Cartagena was absolutely amazing! We were greeted with welcome beverages that were delicious! Our room and view was beautiful. The hotel staff was so kind and willing to help with our every need. Victor and Wilson were our favorite staff members! They were both delighted to assist us with making dinner reservations, excursion booking, etc. They greeted us by name everytime we entered the building. Wilson was so eager to help that he walked with us to show us where to get the best clothes in the Walled City. My only con is that service at both on-site restaurants is a little in the slow side. Nonetheless, I still give this place 5 stars! Thanks! I'll be back!
Our stay at the Movich hotel Cartagena was fantastic, the rooms and and staff made us feel at home. Great location close to everything and beautiful Facility with an amazing rooftop pool and bar overlooking the old city. We loved it.
Ok i'll be honest, i didn't stay at this hotel, but ate at their restaurant. To make a very long story short, my cousin wanted to take me to a nice restaurant in Cartegena. Well, he stayed at the hotel, and just to eat at the restaurant, you need a reservation. The food is delicious and the service is excellent.