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Hotel Boutique Don Pepe - Santa Marta - Pool
1
9.3 Excellent (236 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hotel Boutique Don Pepe in Santa Marta (Historic Center), you'll be within a 5-minute walk of Tairona Gold Museum and Parque de Los Novios. Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in Santa Marta? This hotel has 120 square feet (11 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center and a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great Location.Staff was very accommodating. Breakfast was great.
Cons: Pool was too small and located by check in.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This is a fantastic boutique hotel in Santa Marta. The building is very beautiful, you basically stay in a beautiful colonial villa with a small swimming pool in the patio. The place is perfect to relax (one of the few places in Colombia where the music was actually relaxing and quiet in the background as it should be). The rooms are fantastic, and bed is amazingly comfortable. One of the biggest assets is the staff who are all very professional, very friendly and helpful.
Cons: The only thing that could be improved is the breakfast which was just ok (but in a hotel of this class one would expect better)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I loved everything about this hotel! Great for couples getaway. The rooms and the staff are top notch. The restaurant there is excellent! Definitely can't wait for a chance to return!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: very nice overall
Cons: there was a booking.com event with super loud music until late - very annoying for us who were expecting some calm to rest. Disappointing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Good location. Down town
Cons: Everything is wonderful
10.0 Excellent
Pros: What a great hotel. Nelsy the manager was absolutely wonderful. They upgraded us to the most beautiful suite with a private balcony. The hotel has beautiful grounds with a great rooftop garden. The entire staff was friendly. Juan, the owner was always around to make sure everything was good and he even let us spend the day at a private ocean front beach club. This hotel made our stay in Santa Marta really special and would go back anytime.
Zuana Beach Resort - Santa Marta - Building
2
9.1 Excellent (4,074 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Zuana Beach Resort in Santa Marta, you'll be on the beach, within a 15-minute drive of Rodadero Beach and Santa Marta Beach. Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Event facilities at this resort consist of a conference center and a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
8.2 Excellent
Pros: Comida, ubicación y playa
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I need to start by saying that I think the price we got for the timing of our stay was luckily very cheap. The main pool in the resort was being renovated and I think this caused the extremely low price. We payed roughly $5000 AUD less than we would have for the same duration on a later date. That being said, the place was amazing, it has plenty of things to do. Lots of restaurants and bars, and all quite reasonably priced. The pools aren’t overly busy, and are very clean. They even have two water slides! We really enjoyed playing tennis and using other facilities here. The service was amazing, everyone was nice and we felt comfortable the whole stay. We payed slightly more for a larger room, and it was huge. They even accommodated our fussy request to move to a room with a better view. Really great service and phenomenal staff.
Cons: If I had to give some negatives or constructive criticism, it would be that the lobby could use some re doing, it doesn’t do the resort justice for how amazing it is when you first walk in (this is a very minor issue). The only other issue was the breakfast not having bacon (again very minor issue). The breakfast was large and had a huge selection of buffet options, but not once was the option bacon, just found it a bit strange. You can however order omelettes with bacon included, so it definitely isn’t a bit deal. This place is great.
4.0 Okay
Pros: The room was OK and overall clean.
Cons: Terrible terrible terrible service! I stayed for 4 nights and no day or night was good! Always something happening. First we got to the hotel, and they didn't want to let us in through the gate to get checked in because we didn't have a room#..hey! Hello? How am I going to give you a room# if I haven't checked in? Then we got to the restaurant and they say we couldn't sit inside because they were closing but we would still receive the same service outside: and we had to wait. For half an hour for someone who would take our order. Every time we went to the restaurant, the service was so slow. We had to wait even like an hour for a small dish of fruit. Did they went to grow the fruit or what? One time that we ordered. Meat, the meat was bad! It even caused us a stomachache. Also, I asked for this room to be next to my family's room and they said when I was going to check in that I never mentioned that before. Also, we went to eat outside, and they were 5 rooms represented in the car, and they didn't want to let us in. Furthermore, one time I ordered an ice cream, and the girl never brought it; when I asked for it, she said she never got clarification on the flavor, but hey if you were confused you didn't ask for clarification either and decided to ignore it. additionally, we went to the pool one afternoon, and the odor was extremely disgusting!!!! This is nowhere near a 5 star service hotel!! Please look for a different one for your stay if you want to get good service!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The common areas
Cons: The sushi and cocktails does not were so Good.
7.7 Good
Pros: - The facilities were beautiful - The pool was nice - The beach was clean, very well kept - Door men were very attentive - Away from the main stream beaches but close enough for a short drive to Santa Marta and Rodadero for food - 5 minutes from airport
Cons: - Front desk service was awful and not welcoming. (The entire lobby is quiet and an awkward first experience) - Food - Room service has awkward times - Can't buy basic things anywhere after hours including water! - Breakfast food was ok - Bar at pool makes horrible beverages. We had their margaritas and coconut beverage. - WiFi coverage was bad in room. Fine on balcony.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent beach front resort with all facilities to have amazing vacation. The Parque Tayrona is like 40mins away and it has the best beaches in Colombia
7.1 Good
Pros: close to the beach
7.9 Good
Pros: it's a very nice hotel, the staff is the best
Cons: I think food price is a little bit excessive
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Its beach location and staff attention
Cons: No complaints
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Peaceful, great service, nice food.
Cons: The fact that the main pool was closed, but I understand it was for remodeling.
8.2 Excellent
Pros: the swimming pools, the location, the beach
Cons: food is not good and very expensive, cleanliness in some areas, not many activities for kids
Decameron Galeon - Santa Marta - Pool
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9.1 Excellent (2,295 reviews)
Overview Reviews
This Santa Marta property is on the beach, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Magdalena River, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Bello Horizonte Beach and Zazue. Rodadero Beach and Blanca Beach are also within 12 mi (20 km).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff
Cons: Wifi was slow
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The food was excellent and entertainment was excellent
Del Mar Hotel - Santa Marta - Pool
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9.1 Excellent (1,372 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Del Mar Hotel in Santa Marta (El Rodadero), you'll be a 1-minute drive from Rodadero Beach and 6 minutes from Santa Marta Beach. Featured amenities include a computer station, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is available for a surcharge.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast buffet was excellent. We ate a lot and breakfast turned into brunch.
Cons: No wifi on the 3rd day of our 4 day stay
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The service, and the location is very good
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Very helpful staff, big and clean rooms, very new hotel, atm directly next to hotel
5.4 Okay
Pros: Clean, good breakfast
Cons: Room was tiny. Provided paper cups to carry down the hall to a water fountain for water...shabby. One chair provided for two people...cheap. Staff were cold but not discourteous.
5.0 Okay
Pros: Location. Decent breakfast. Nice to have a pool although it is quite small. More for cooling off.
Cons: The reception staff were awful. They barely smiled. When I asked for help to make a bus reservation they suggest I do it myself from my room. On the day of my departure, I spoke directly to the reception to tell them I am waiting for the bus we arranged the other day. When the bus came they didn’t say anything and my bus left without me! They took no responsibility and just shrugged it off. Terrible customer service . They simply don’t care.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Muy bonito, bien diseñado, cómodo buen servicio personal muy atento buen desayuno limpio pensaron en todos los detalles
Cons: No incluyen el impuesto en la compra entonces el valor resulta ser mayor
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Del Mar Hotel is not in Santa Marta. It is in El Rodadero, about 4 km away. There are busses very some minutes. A taxi is about 12.000 Pesos = about 3,50 €/$. The hotel is definatly the best hotel. The hotel is, how a hotel can be best. Take it! ...by the way and you are lucky and they offer cayeye at breakfast: please try it...
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Really awesome buffet for breakfast, the bedroom was very clean and comfortable, the staff was really helpful
Casa Del Ritmo Hostel - Santa Marta - Bedroom
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9.1 Excellent (545 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Casa del Ritmo Hostel in Santa Marta (Historic Center), you'll be a 1-minute drive from Santa Marta Beach and 7 minutes from Rodadero Beach. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and laundry facilities.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The hostel was bright and fun, we ate at the onsite restaurant and the food was delicious, it's also close to shops and the water.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Lovely place with a great atmosphere! Delicious food, friendly staff, good music and stylish decorations make that hostel special
7.5 Good
Pros: The location is really lovely and the staff really friendly.
Cons: We got sick, think it came from the fries and old oil.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The staff were extremely nice and helpful, the food was really good, the vicinity to the airport is really convenient and the overall experience was great value for money.
Cons: The area around the hostel didn't feel very safe and wasn't so inviting.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff were super friendly and helpful and every meal I had at the veggie restaurant was delicious! Location is a 15-20 min bus ride from Santa Marta but much more preferable as the beaches are nicer and the area is much safer.
Cons: Lots of mosquitos
9.2 Excellent
Pros: A small hostel with a very friendly vibe. I felt very comfortable there. The quality of the veggie food offered by the kitchen was amazing!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Food there is outstanding ! and staff is super friendly and helpfull
Irotama Torres - Santa Marta - Bedroom
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9.1 Excellent (249 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Irotama Torres in Santa Marta, you'll be on the beach, within a 15-minute drive of Rodadero Beach and Santa Marta Beach. Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Event facilities at this resort consist of a conference center and a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available 24 hours).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The attention of all the personnel was excellent, always helpful and gentle. The rooms and facilities were excellent as well. I had a great time.
Cons: The price of the food was very high.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Irotama has 5 different towers, all nearby, Irotama Reservado is the newest and is amazing, we arrived there but realized that maybe it could be too calm for the kids, so we moved to Irotama del Sol, the apartments in both towers are fully equipped and really nice, big and confortable, complete kitchen, washing and drying machine, nice bathrooms, we also had a big outdoor Jacuzzi, the place is amazing, very clean and well equipped, but the most amazing thing is that the staff is really nice and courteous and helpful. we even had a medical condition with one of the kids, we went to a hospital for a preocedure and the next day the hotel reimbursed us all our costs using their own insurance.
Cons: nothing!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Great facilities.
Cons: The suites on the 06 line, have little privacy. A new built tower is extremely close. No privacy in the jacuzzi for romantic evening.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The facilities were great and the staff very friendly.
Cons: It's a more a family resort that for couples.
7.5 Good
Pros: Facilities and location are good
Cons: Prices are expensive and limitations of food that are included in the plan
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The room was perfect. Everything was like new. We loved the balcony and the view. The rooms were spacious. Juan Carlos was exceptional. He helped us communicate our needs.
Cons: No complaints
Mercure Santa Marta Emile - Santa Marta - Building
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9.0 Excellent (4,781 reviews)
Overview Reviews
The Mercure Santa Marta Emile hotel is located in Santa Marta and offers free WIFI and an outdoor swimming pool. The rooms at the Mercure Santa Marta Emile hotel feature wooden doors and floors, air conditioning, flat-screen TVs and private bathrooms. The hotel's reception desk is open 24 hours a day. The Mercure Santa Marta Emile hotel is located 8.7 miles (14 km) from Taganga and 2.5 miles (4 km) from Simón Bolívar International Airport.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: At Breakfast they did not have the option of omelet, like the last time
9.6 Excellent
Pros: i was a great time, the hotel is beautiful and very clean, its a 2 minute walk to the beach and is a beautiful beach, the pool of the hotel is great and the food is very good, 100% recommended
Cons: nothing, everything excellent
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Very comfortable, clean, free and secure parking, great buffet breakfast with large selection.
Cons: Felt I was in a nondescript condo with a view facing another nondescript condo. But perfectly acceptable considering I didn't exploit the facilities such as beach, pool, exercise room, etc,
6.3 Good
Pros: Great location, couple of blocks from the beach and the supermarket
Cons: The bedroom didn't really amazed me for the price. I was expecting a bigger bathroom and better selected food. Staff was just ok, didn't effort at all.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: great
Cons: Staff let a person unknown to my room come to my room. Unsecure!!!!!!
9.7 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff. Modern and clean.
Cons: construction around, a bit noisy.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Very good service and accommodations. The neighboor is really nice and walking distance to the beach, using a private elevator. Definitely would recommend staying there.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: the room, the cordiality of the staff, the pool's lifeguard was helpfully and very kind with our baby
Cons: the food , ( not breakfast) could be better
Hilton Garden Inn Santa Marta - Santa Marta - Building
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9.0 Excellent (1,624 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Near Santa Marta's Bay, Hilton Garden Inn Santa Marta offers comfortable guest rooms and thoughtful amenities in location convenient to many of the area's top attractions. Our hotel, just a 9-minute drive from Prado Plaza Shopping Center and Tesoro del Mar Shopping Center, provides you with a view of the Marina of Santa Marta. Visit one of the local casinos, parks or restaurants. Rodadero Beach, easily reachable from our hotel, is one of the most popular destinations in the area, and is perfect for swimming, diving and snorkeling. Start your day with a cooked-to-order breakfast in The Garden Grille. We offer Evening Room Service, and our 24-hour Pavilion Pantry® has refreshments available. Enjoy the views while relaxing by our outdoor pool, or stay fit in our 24-hour fitness center both located on the 17th floor. We'll help make your next meeting, luncheon or special event a successful one in one of our perfectly equipped and versatile meeting rooms for up to 300 people.
6.7 Good
Pros: The hotel is fine but the neighbourhood and the beach near by is not nice.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect but pool is small
Cons: Small pool
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The facilities
Cons: The pool is too small
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything Very comfortable and clean room, amazing view from the rooftop pool, kind and helpful staff, very good breakfast
Cons: Nothing bad, just points for improvement: Decoration of the pool area Breakfast was missing vegetables
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Terrazas Tayrona Travelers Apartamentos y Suites in Santa Marta (El Rodadero), you'll be a 2-minute drive from Rodadero Beach and 8 minutes from Santa Marta Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Event facilities at this apartment consist of a conference center and a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Personnel were all excellent
Cons: There was a hidden insurance fee we were charged at arrival. I told them, it would had been better to charge that as part of the full fee, because those things are uncomfortable
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff,location and food
Cons: No soap
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great place to stay with family and friends
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great place, big and bright
Cons: Hotel Elevators need maintenance too slow and will open at every floor, or take you to the wrong floor 90% of the time.
6.7 Good
Pros: The room was able to accommodate all 4 of us.
Cons: The jacuzzi wasn’t heated (why even have a jacuzzi if it isn’t heated?!), the breakfast was sad, and they don’t serve any liquor at all. They only have canned beer available. The table placemats have photos of cocktails and the hotel logo, but they don’t serve any cocktails!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: This hotel offers great value facilities/services to transit to/from the airport. The staff is great to offer guidance and support, while the apartment room is comfortable and fully equipped. Wifi worked perfectly. Good value overall!
Cons: The breakfast is extremely poor for a hotel of this standard. The gym is poorly equipped. Location is ok-ish, but closer to/from the airport, the beach and good restaurant options.
Ghl Relax Hotel Costa Azul - Santa Marta - Building
10
8.9 Excellent (1,562 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at GHL Relax Hotel Costa Azul in Santa Marta, you'll be on the beach, within a 15-minute drive of Rodadero Beach and Magdalena River. Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
2.0 Mediocre
Pros: They stated that the hotel was located in the Rodadero, the hotel is located over 15 min away by taxi.I booked the hotel based on being located in the Rodadero region. I requested a refund with no luck..
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Great relaxation after Mountains, Treks, busy Santa Marta. Private Beach, excellent Pool, Fabulous Breakfast, Very comfy Beds, quick Wifi, nice Staff ;)
9.0 Excellent
Pros: the staff was very courteous, helpful and professional, the hotel was very nice and comfortable, the view from our balcony was beautiful .
Cons: I would suggest complimentary coffee in the lobby 24hours a day and vending machines in the event guests would like a snack after hours.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was perfect, from the staff to the location and rooms.i would totally recomend this place.
Tayrona Dive Center - Santa Marta - Building
11
9.1 Excellent (76 reviews)
Overview
Just a 10-minute drive from downtown Santa Marta, right by the picturesque Taganga Bay, this hotel features a diving centre offering varied activities and courses. Wi-Fi and parking are free. The accommodation at Tayrona Dive Center is bright and simple, providing en suite bathrooms and fans. In addition to diving lessons and trips, Tayrona Dive Center offers underwater photography classes. Diving equipment sales and repair services are also provided. Tayrona Dive Center is located 13 km from Simón Bolivar Airport. For additional convenience, the front desk is open 24 hours a day.
Casa Verde Hotel - Santa Marta - Pool
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8.9 Excellent (271 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Casa Verde Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Santa Marta, a 1-minute drive from Santa Marta Beach and 8 minutes from Rodadero Beach. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It’s a great location, rooms are beautiful and unique, breakfast is delicious and staff wonderful. Highly recommend!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Nice hotel at a good location. The rooms were spotless clean with very comfortable beds and aircon. Good breakfast and friendly helpful staff. We were even allowed to leave our luggage at the hotel when we left for a 4 day jungle trip to Minca.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: everything perfect, when travelling through Colombia - this hotel was my favourite, very helpfull owner and his staff, delicious, complete breakfast (eggs, fruits, juices, coffee!!, toasts, cereales) - this is how every hotel should be managed - congratulations to the owner!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Cute, small hotel well located. Good inexpensive (almuerzos) restaurant next door.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great Way to start the holiday was better then expected, was recommended on this hotel and glad we went for it as made it all the better for a great family holiday
Cons: Nothing everything was better then expected
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful place, delicious breakfast, good location
Mauricio Babilonia - Santa Marta - Bedroom
13
8.9 Excellent (196 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Great republic house in the middle of the historic center of Santa Marta, Colombia.Very convenience to all icons (Tayrona Park) of the city.4 blocks to the Sea.Near to most well known beaches.Walking distance to Supermarkets and restaurants.Two blocks to the Cathedral.House full furnished!.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This boutique hostal is just gorgeous. It is in a beautifully maintained historic home & exquisitely decorated. It is spotlessly clean with comfortable beds. The cold water shower works well. The staff although they don't speak much English are very friendly & welcoming. It is in a quiet but central location. A lovely breakfast of fresh juice, coffee, fresh fruit & eggs is served in the dining room.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The B&B was in a great location, very central but far enough away from all the action that you aren't affected by the noise. My room was in the back and was very quiet. The house itself is lovely. Lots of unique touches, and the roof deck is AWESOME. I didn't spend as much time there as I'd have liked to. The staff was lovely and accommodating. I spent one night in Minca and then returned, and they were really nice about letting me leave my big suitcase there. The breakfast was simple but very good. Highly recommended.
Cons: There is a very steep and narrow spiral staircase to get to the two rooms upstairs (where I was). I frankly felt a little unsafe every time I went up and down, especially when I had my big heavy backpack. It wouldn't stop me from staying there again, but it wasn't fun.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Comfortable, charming little guest house. Very accommodating
Cons: Breakfast could be a bit earlier
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The style and concept of the house is great, it is a travel in time Warm and welcoming staff
Cons: The bathroom is really tiny
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. I liked the location, far enough away from the busy streets of restaurants & bars to be peaceful but close enough to walk in. There was a lovely patio area full of plants, a great place to relax and read, the breakfast was great. The only improvement could have been the aircon but there was a ceiling fan as well which made it okay. And it was so nice I returned to the property after doing La Ciudad Perdida.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The room was clean and nice
Cons: Nothing
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Estelar Santamar Hotel & Centro de Convenciones in Santa Marta, you'll be on the beach, within a 15-minute drive of Rodadero Beach and Magdalena River. Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Good food and great beach area. Rooms within the main hotel building have great wifi. Amazing staff!
Cons: Front desk can be a little slow when checking in and out.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Staff is helpful & friendly. Air conditioning was excellent which is important. Breakfast was good.
Cons: The property could use some renewal. Things look somewhat worn. Pools have a lot of chlorine. Sand on the beach gets very hot. Breakfast while good is not as varied as it could be. It’s a 20 minute taxi ride to center or bay.
9.7 Excellent
Pros: Friendliness of staff
Cons: Birds flying around and taking food off tables while eating on the patio
7.5 Good
Pros: Good hotel, with friendly staff, although no one spoke English, luckily my husband who spoke Spanish was able to communicate with them. Rooms were big and spacious, clean and good air conditioning. The room service was very expensive. Good hotel for family and children as they had lots of activities for them.
Cons: The food and drink was on the expensive side. The beds were not very comfortable. The main swimming pool was on the small side too.
7.9 Good
Pros: Staff, food at the dinner.
Cons: Room condition, wifi, location.
Masaya Hostel Santa Marta - Santa Marta - Pool
15
8.8 Excellent (2,634 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Masaya Hostel Santa Marta in Santa Marta (Historic Center), you'll be a 1-minute drive from Santa Marta Beach and 8 minutes from Rodadero Beach. Featured amenities include a business center, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very good location. They organize every day an event you can participate on, for example the Halloween night was really well organized and lots of energy put in. The staff is very knowledgeable about everything you need to know. I had a very good experience!!
Cons: Nothing at all
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Everything. Rooms were nice, so we're the staff. The pools were really nice and the place was quite free. No rules about drinking at the pool etc. Definitely recommended.
Cons: There were a couple of families with young children which is not what you expect at a hostel.
3.8 Mediocre
Pros: The location of the hostel is good and central
Cons: We had a private room, The double bed Mattress was foam and dipped on one side, there was a rodent trap under the bed, mould on the skirting boards and above air conditioning unit. the cups and cutlery were dirty at breakfast. We were very unhappy with the cleanliness of the hostel and expected more for our money.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The location is great. Right in the middle of town and easy access to bars and restaurants. There is lots of taxis nearby which is convenient. every night there is a different activity on and although it gives off a party vibe you can sleep through the night with out getting disturbed. We stayed here on two different occasions and while we went to the national park they held our bags for us at no extra cost which was great.
Cons: The hostel could be a bit cleaner with regards to the roof fans been cleaned and the storage lockers. The beds and the bathrooms were clean, but just some of the smaller details to be improved upon.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Nice staff and nice activities every day, on Thursday pub crawling ;)
Cons: You can refill with water your bottle, but it costs You 2,000
Hotel Tamacá Beach Resort - Santa Marta - Bedroom
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8.8 Excellent (1,262 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hotel Tamacá Beach Resort in Santa Marta (El Rodadero), you'll be a 1-minute drive from Rodadero Beach and 6 minutes from Santa Marta Beach. Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: you can't beat the location.
Cons: This property has Prime Beach location with direct access from the pool to the beach. They also provide Beach canopies free of charge, and the restaurant next door provides waiter service for drinks and food which I highly recommend and his name is Jefferson
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We like the family-friendly atmosphere, the location next to the beach, the buffet breakfast, access to the shopping centre across the street, the pool, friendly staff, and the cleanliness.
Cons: The concerts two nights in a row until 2am in front of the hotel, the poor internet, and the tour company, which cancelled our tour and would not provide a recommendation for another tour.
9.6 Excellent
Cons: Angie with the tours we paid 250.000 peso for an excursion Angie left the group with native man who sent us down river with a 13 year old son was greatly disappointed. The young boy ended the trip early guided us the wrong location and angie no where to be seen she was with her boyfriend we picked up on the way for the tour
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was my mum's birthday and they helped to decorate her room for the occasion (even gave her a small cake to celebrate)
Cons: They were not clear with the price of the room.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: I loved the beauty, cleanliness and friendliness of the resort. Excellent food and service. The staff were always ready to help with any matter and seemed to sincerely enjoy pleasing the guests. One of the better places I have ever stayed. A guard and gate assures your safety and us a good thing for first time travelers and the elderly.
Cons: For the first day of our stay we could not connect to the internet. They finally got me connected the second day but connecting in some areas was next to impossible. The signal strength was good in our room but a lot of other places the signal level was poor or varying a lot during slight repositioning of the phone. They really need to update their WiFi, as this is a nice resort. Secondly, the rooms only have one roll of toilet paper and if there is still paper left on the roll when they clean your room, they will not leave a second roll. We had to call and request a roll of toilet paper. This is not acceptable. Not enough staff speak English well enough to be most helpful. The staff were very willing to help and when someone had a problem and needed to speak English, the staff called for another person to assist.
7.9 Good
Pros: - Swimming pool area is nice and nearby bar serves great cocktails - Price is fair - Luggage storage service was helpful
Cons: - Provided shampoo and body soap are not good - Breakfast quality could be improved, mainly on warm selections and coffee options (no cappuccino or espresso offered)

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Casa de Leda, a Kali Hotel - Santa Marta - Building
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9.4 Excellent (779 reviews)
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Located in Santa Marta (Historic Center), Casa de Leda, a Kali Hotel is a 4-minute walk from Parque de Los Novios and 6 minutes by foot from Customs House. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We had booked a standard double room then got upgraded upon arrival, a great treat to the end of our holiday!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything! Location and team especially.
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We arrived a tad bit early for our check in. The front desk not only upgraded our room because of low season ( Oct) but offered to hold our stuff and let us use the facilities to get changed while we waited for the room to be ready. We found the Staff to be consistently thoughtful and kind, we asked for an extension of one extra day so we could spend more time at Tayrona- And it was no problem. We booked a massage for one evening and 2 masseuse arrived on time and did a great job. The breakfast was superb and offered tasty fresh juices of the day as well as an assortment of options including fresh local fruits (Yummy golden papaya, Mango and Pineapple!) Pancakes and Eggs any style with fresh tomato. Delicious! We stayed in Room 4, closest to the kitchen and the dining area. Not only did we sleep like babies, but did not hear any clutter or noises. We used the rooftop pool one evening and had total privacy, it was beautiful! There are other facilities here to use such as a steam room, 2 pools and a dining area for breakfast. You will find everything you would expect at a mid range boutique however the grounds here are exceptional featuring very chique metal workings mixed with natural feature pieces like the huge tree growing in the middle of the property. You will hear some birds in the morning who have perched up on the branches there. A nice mix of nature and modern styling. TV Worked great, we were able to attach our own device to the tv and use it ( Amazon Fire TV Stick) and the wifi was sufficient for that use. Location is perfect- you are close to the crazy street vendor's selling many different things, bakeries and a 5 minute walk to the beach, dinners and travel companies ( Who are happy to pick you up at your hotel, no problem!) The street that the entrance on is just perfect as its not busy at all. When exiting the hotel, turn left. Make your first left again. The next small intersection has it all. I would rate this stay 9.6!
Cons: Our experience here for 3 nights was very positive. We felt like the staff were there for us at anytime and they truly were, no problems there at all. There was a small amount of Construction happening in one section of the hotel but it didn't impede us in any way. I thought maybe they would be working during our massage but all work stopped when we were getting our massages which was very thoughtful. Wifi works great however I did experience a few drops. Out of all the wifi Santa Marta that we logged into, this wifi was the strongest and we were able to use all our devices for researching things to do as well as uploading videos etc. Honestly this boutique hotel earns its rating of 9.6
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location, comfortable room and the staff was very pleasant.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful hotel and very pretty room.. friendly people and the breakfast was included
9.6 Excellent
Pros: This place has friendly staff and fast check-in process. The room was nice with a comfortable bed and good shower with hot water. Breakfast was very nice with excellent service. It is a clean and stylish boutique hotel.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I enjoyed the charm of this hotel and also the service. I will be back again with less luggage.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything; from the receptionists, cleaners, chefs, maintenance man. Everyone was brilliant and made my stay perfect. Lovely to get away from hostels for a bit and enjoy a little bit of luxury. 10/10 - highly recommend.
Hotel Boutique Casa Carolina - Santa Marta - Pool
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9.2 Excellent (1,389 reviews)
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Hotel Boutique Casa Carolina is in the heart of Santa Marta, within a 5-minute walk of Tairona Gold Museum and Simon Bolivar Park. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The property is really well mantened! The rooms are pretty big! Really nice breakfast. The house is beautiful, like the photos!
Cons: The are many stairs in the property without elevator option! The wifi was not worked well! And the location you have to be aware at night!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Staff including Hugo who checked us in was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was amazing. Jacuzzi and pools galore on every level.
Cons: Rooms are a little dark but that maybe to keep them cool.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was very polite and accommodating. I highly recommend the restaurant. The hotel is so beautiful and has everything you need. The location is perfect
Cons: The mattress was a little soft for my taste
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The stay was perfect, 100% recommend
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With a stay at La Casa del Farol Hotel Boutique by Xarm Hotels, you'll be centrally located in Santa Marta, a 1-minute drive from Santa Marta Beach and 8 minutes from Rodadero Beach. Featured amenities include a computer station, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Decor and comfort
Cons: Nothing
7.9 Good
Pros: Location is great. Close to bars and restaurants and tours pick up and drop off points .
Cons: Rooms are large! I was in the Paris Room. But conditions are outdated ,, doors, ac’s missing flaps, pillows ! TV not working !! Safe box does not work ! Have stayed there a few times I. The last three years but this time I am a bit disappointed!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The ladies at the front desk were lovely and very helpful. They kept our bags while we visited Tayrona (4 mil Pesos per night per item) and then allowed us to check back in at the last minute the following night. Room was huge and comfy and extremely clean with interesting design (we stayed in "New York"), and it is well located in the old part of Santa Marta. We felt very at home here!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We were so happy that both when we arrived before the Ciudad Perdida trek and after that we were upgraded to a super deluxe suite so that we could relax to the max. We could leave our large backpacks for free during the trek which was very helpful. Floating around in the roof top pool was the best way to recover from our hike in the jungle. Location was excellent, our tired legs still brought us to all restaurants around as they were super close.
Cons: Actually everything was great, we really enjoyed our stay here.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I loved the Rome room. Staff was extremely helpful with helping me coordinate my trip. Excellent location just a couple blocks from Parque de Novios.
7.5 Good
Pros: The building is amazing, location is great and the staff are very helpful
Cons: The water of our Room Roma was cut for a morning and they didn’t give explanations before or after
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The room was big, the staff charming and very helpful, the location in the animated center and the seaside
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very Clean, friendly and helpful staff, good breakfast, cool pool on the rooftop