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 small boutique hotel in the centre of the Old Town and an ideal base for exploring. Excellent staff who really want to ensure you feel looked after, welcome drink on arrival. Fabulous panoramic views from the lovely pool and rooftop bar. Very good breakfast. Excellent large room facilities and effective air conditioning (essential). Overall a brilliant place to stay, we will be back.
This hotel was awesome! Awesome from the moment I arrived. The staff checked me in fast and efficiently. When I entered my room to take pictures, I saw there was no need. The room was as clean and aesthetically captivating as those on the hotel’s website. The entire hotel is clean and chic with every detail covered.
The staff is even better! As an English speaker, I never felt frustrated or at a loss. They were very attentive, friendly and knowledgeable of the immediate area and Cartagena as a whole. In a word they were awesome.
The property is located inside the Walled City, so I walked to mostly everything. The hotel team did arrange for a great beach excursion as well.
The location, property and staff give you a true upscale and relaxed experience (great food and drinks too!)
If you’re going to Cartagena, Movich is the place!
The Movich was a gem. We arrived early and the room could not be accessed. Immediately we were greeted with a refreshing mint lemonade and local snacks. Once we got in the room was very impressive. Spacious, comfortable, very clean, and the view of old Cartagena was stunning. The bathroom too had all the comfort and necessary amenities. We used the pool many times, for swimming and for cocktails after dark. The amazing views of Cartagena never got old. We loved the boutique ambiance of the Movich.
The service was very attentive and responsive to all our questions and needs. Our rate included a breakfast buffet and we were so glad we took it. Wide variety of local fruit, juices, pastries and tasty egg choices, all with a local flair.
The central location in the old town makes it ideal for walking at all times with easy walk to many restaurants, bars, churches, museums and squares. The area feels very safe, even after dark.
Would most definitely go back. Thanks to all the staff for a memorable stay!!!!
My friends and I just spent four days in Cartagena and really enjoyed our stay at the Movich. The service was absolutely excellent. Leonardo, the concierge was SUPER helpful in helping us make all of our plans over our stay. He was very responsive to all emails leading up to our trip to set up dinners, activities, car service etc. Wilson, one of the guys at the front desk was so kind and helpful & even took us food shopping & went to the bank to exchange money for us. We had a nice room with a king bed & view / patio on the 5th floor (room 506). I would make sure to request room that does not face the street. Breakfast was included and very good.
Pool was small & not a lot of pool chairs to lay out BUT rooftop was definitely really nice w amazing views of the city. Bar service was also great.
Overall, this hotel has great service & is in a good location & has nice, clean rooms. I would suggest this hotel to all and would 100% stay there again.
I really like Movich Hotel that I chose for me and my husband for our trip to Cartagena. We could spend there 5 nights and explore the city, as well go for one day to Buenaventura. The place is in a great location and the service is good.