Staying at Movich Hotel Cartagena de Indias in Colombia

Movich Hotel, Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena might be an old colonial city, but it has managed to turn many of its historic buildings into hotels bursting with charm. Think boutique hotels with balconies overlooking inner courtyards and lush greenery. For travelers who would prefer a more modern hotel with top amenities, Movich Hotel Cartagena de Indias is a perfect option. Here’s my review of staying at this top-notch hotel in Cartagena, Colombia.

Movich Hotel, Cartagena, Colombia


Movich Hotel is a contemporary hotel located within the walls of Cartagena’s historic old town. The hotel decor is simple with clean lines and modern furniture. In addition, the customer service at the hotel is impeccable. Step into the hotel lobby, and a waiter immediately greets guests with a traditional ice cold limonada de coco!

The hotel offers a wide range of top amenities. Guests can pamper themselves at the spa, workout at the gym or enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the restaurant located in the lobby. The highlight of the hotel, however, is the rooftop terrace that has a pool, jacuzzi, bar and restaurant. The terrace offers a 360 degree panorama of Cartagena’s skyline and has the best views of the city. After a long day of sightseeing, head up to the rooftop pool to enjoy the sunset, cocktail in hand of course.

Movich Hotel, Cartagena, Colombia


The hotel has 32 spacious and light-filled rooms that are decorated with blond wood furniture, neutral tones and coral stone walls. Splashes of color come in the form of wall-adorning photography that celebrate Cartagena’s rich cultural heritage. All rooms also come with high-tech accessories like iPod docks, LCD TVs and free WiFi.

Movich Hotel, Cartagena, Colombia


Movich Hotel has an onsite restaurant located in the lobby that serves meals all day. There’s also an American breakfast selection that’s complimentary for all guests. In the evening, the restaurant serves local dishes with a modern fusion twist. You can also opt to head up to the rooftop terrace for breakfast, lunch or dinner under the stars.

Movich Hotel, Cartagena, Colombia


Movich Hotel is perfectly located for those who want to explore old town Cartagena. Head to nearby Plaza Bolívar to people-watch, browse for crafts from local artisans or sample street food like arepas con queso.

The hotel is also located within walking distance to Plaza Santa Teresa, the meeting point for many walking tours from companies like Free Tour Cartagena. For more ideas on what to see and do, be sure to check out A Travel Guide to Cartagena, Colombia.

Movich Hotel, Cartagena, Colombia


Hotel: Movich Hotel Cartagena de Indias

Address: Centro, Calle de Vélez Danies #4-39, Cartagena, Colombia

Telephone: +57 (5) 660 0133

Price: $$$$

Movich Hotel, Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena views from the rooftop terrace at Movich Hotel


  1. Viki
    January 29, 2017 / 10:02 pm

    I just moved to Colombia and will go to Cartagena very soon and will definitely check out this hotel! Hopefully they still have a spare room for me!

    • January 30, 2017 / 12:20 pm

      Cartagena is a must-visit! Hope you have an amazing time exploring your new home!

  2. January 30, 2017 / 12:59 am

    This looks like a beautiful hotel and the way you have described it is making me think to stay here when I visit Cartagena one day. Great write up 🙂

  3. January 30, 2017 / 4:08 am

    I love their style! It’s ethnic and particularly relaxing. I will definitely check it out!

  4. January 30, 2017 / 4:40 am

    OH WOW the hotel (and town) are beautiful! I love that pool overlooking the city. We have never been to Colombia we will have to put it on our travel list!

  5. January 30, 2017 / 7:21 am

    I love the rooftop terrace and the swimming pool! Both has such a great view of the city, that’s probably one of the strongest selling points of the hotel. Looks like you had a great stay!

    • January 30, 2017 / 12:21 pm

      The hotel and city were amazing!

  6. January 30, 2017 / 6:10 pm

    This is the second post that I’ve come across regarding Colombia… I think it is a sign! We need to make it happen for 2018. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas! This hotel looks incredible. We will put it on our future travels list!

  7. January 31, 2017 / 10:16 am

    Wow, the Movich Hotel is fantastic! Love that rooftop patio/bar. How swanky. Hoping to get over to Cartagena later in February.

  8. February 1, 2017 / 2:15 am

    Your photos are always so gorgeous. I would definitely stay here! That pool and VIEW just looks heavenly. Great post, thanks for sharing 🙂

    • February 1, 2017 / 6:24 pm

      Thank you for such a wonderful comment! 🙂

  9. February 2, 2017 / 5:52 pm

    I LOVE when a hotel has a good rooftop terrace. Those views are fabulous and that pool is just a plus! I’d definitely stay here. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  10. February 26, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    Hotel really looks beautiful and the rooftop seems amazing for a relaxing with a glass of wine.

  11. March 24, 2017 / 2:17 am

    I love that you have a view of the old charming town with its bright colors and of the city in the distance!

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