This was a good adventure for us: my fiancee, my mother,brother and myself. We decided to travel around Colombia and we stopped in Santa Marta to enjoy the Colombian Caribbean,(stayed for 3 nights) I found this hotel at tripadvisor and made the reservation straight from the hotel website, I live in Houston TX, and I handled everything over the phone with the front desk and then by e-mails. We arrived past midnight, we were welcomed in a warm manner and we had a blast at this hotel!!!:
The positives: Great location right in front of the beach, (El Rodadero) near by shops, Restaurants, live music. Very Safe! Rooms very clean, spacious, with a refrigerator full of drinks and beverages for you to buy. Rooms included a safe box, We had a suite with a big master room and an additional room with two beds. The Bathroom was clean but a bit small. Parking included. The entire hotel resembles a bit of Greek architecture, our suite had a balcony to the beach. The Hotel has a lady who can wash and fold all your clothes for about $5-10 dollars. We gave her our dirty clothes in the morning, they were washed and folded by the end of the day... Breakfast was phenomenal, Colombian food is just amazing. The staff was very friendly.
Negatives: After midnight there were few girls looking for hook ups (clients) around the beach area... People in Santa Marta party late all night long and you can see or hear few drunks. However the police is around to control any disturbances.
Let me advise you that people in Colombia are very helpful and very nice. You can always bargain price on everything, but never expect refunds... That's the culture there.
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