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La Posada del Cafe
Ranked #3 of 42 Salento B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 June 2011

La Posada del Cafe is a charming, small hotel located centrally in Salento. While there are cheaper options, La Posada is worth it not just for the homely decor but also for the kindness and assistance provided, often without prompting, by the owner Maria Elena. Having previously been married to an Englishman and lived in Virginia, Maria Elena is always willing to provide advice and help, no matter the time of day.
One downside is that the hotel's location on the main street makes it noisy in the front bedrooms, but as the town pretty much shuts down by 10pm, this isn' t much of a problem.
A thoroughlly enjoyable time was had at La Posada, much of it due to Maria Elena.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 May 2011

Posada Del Cafe is a hidden gem in Salento. Its right off the main street but from the outside you can't tell how lovely it is. The first thing that you see when the doors open is a gorgeous garden - and all the rooms surround the garden and a wrap around terrace where you can eat the delicous breakfast served each morning overlooking the garden. Every time you come back it feels like an oasis from the activity outside. Maria Elena was a gracious host, she had great recommendations for what to do in the area and has good connections with locals from anything like the best coffee tours, or places to eat in town. Traveling as a solo female it was great to come back to a place that felt like home, she and her staff even helped me clean my clothes when I came back from a muddy hike to Valle Coccora. I do want to mention that I was given a key to my room but not the posada so had to ring the doorbell each time I wanted to come in and so I felt a little bad coming in and out often or late at night although she made it clear that it was no bother. I assume it was for safety reasons. Overall a fantastic stay, I will be recommending it to anyone going to Salento.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 March 2011

The rooms are simple and the beds, okay. BUT, Maria Elena and her garden should not be missed. We felt like we were coming home every time we walked back into the Posada. She took care of us in every way and truly wanted us to have a good time! I would go back there in a heartbeat. One of the highlights for sure was sitting in the garden over breakfast watching the huge variety of birds flit around.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank Sierratravels
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Reviewed 12 March 2011

Colombians are wonderful people; always polite, friendly, funny and smiling. Maria Elena, hostess of La Posada del Cafe and her helpers are the best ambassadors of all this. Staying at her hostel felt like coming home to a good friend. If you need some days to rest and recover after many days of travelling this is the perfect place!

Steven (Norway) and David (Colombia/Spain)

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled with friends
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1  Thank sjox
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Reviewed 11 March 2011

Posada del Cafe provides simple rooms, a great location, and phenomenal hospitality. From the moment she greets you at the door, Maria Elena, the owner, seeks to make your stay the best possible. She finds out what you like to do and then helps you plan your time in Salento. She made excellent recommendations on everything from restaurants to coffee farms to hikes. She even went so far as checking the weather and hiking report to tell me which parts of Valle de Cocora were accessible - and the best route. She genuinely wants your experience in Salento to be absolutely fantastic and she stops at nothing to make sure that comes true. I very much enjoyed my stay at Posada del Cafe.

Stayed: March 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 18 February 2011

Conveniently located on the main street three blocks from the central plaza. What distinguishes this posada is the wonderful hospitality of the owner, Maria Elena. who also speaks English. A delicious breakfast is included. The rooms are basic but comfortable. There is a beautiful courtyard garden. A side balcony contains chairs and a television which nobody viewed during my stay. I was woken a few times at night by dogs barking in adjacent streets but that is par for the course in any posada in a small village like Salento. It was my favorite place to stay in my two weeks in Colombia.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled solo
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Thank metasequoia
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Reviewed 27 December 2010

This is a little gem. It's situated right where you want to be in Salento, is clean, has hot water showers and is just really quaint. But the owner, Marie Elena, is the reason that this place stands out. She is the most motherly, kind and helpful person I have so far come across during my 7 months travelling. The style and decor of the place reflects the type of person that she is and the type of place she is trying to run: soft pastel colours, a garden out of something in a childrens' bed time storybook and small touches sprinkled throughout the property that make you feel completely at home. All this for under $30 a day (including a very tasty breakfast).

Stay here if you want to experience the full enchantment of the wonderful Salento - I did and I'll be back again.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled solo
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Thank inDuna1
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Address: Carrera 6 No. 3-08 | Salento, Salento, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Quindio Department > Salento
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #3 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in Salento
Number of rooms: 6

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