Step inside the iron gate from the hot dusty street, and you find yourself in a small, calm peaceful oasis. The manager on duty during the daytime, while we were there, could not have been more helpful. The rooms are very well furnished, the bathrooms extremely spacious and the toiletries provided in the bathrooms are of the highest standard we have found on our travels through Colombia. Everything is kept spotless, and the staff are extremely polite and helpful. Breakfast could not have been better. We were able to store our bags for five days while we did the Ciudad Perdida trek, and returning to the Casa de Isabella after our trek felt like coming home. I would definitely stay there again without looking anywhere else, and can recommend Casa De Isabella to anyone visiting Santa Marta.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa de Isabella pays homage to the charm and history of Santa Marta's colonial era while ushering in a future rich in culture and beauty. Founded in 1525, Santa Marta is Colombia's oldest city. Its natural port provided a refuge from long journeys on Spanish galleons, and its position on the north coast allowed explorers to use it as a base camp for trips to the interior. Casa de Isabella sits in the Centro Historico, the Old City of Santa Marta. This area, first developed after the Manzanares river receded in 1850, holds buildings that reflect traditional Mudejar architecture. The building's original owners inhabited the house for four generations and contributed significantly to the city's growth in the 19th and 20th centuries. In renovating the hotel for the modern era, we consistently chose classic style, maintaining the original integrity of the building and its surrounding neighborhood. Our guests feel the simplicity of Santa Marta's natural charm while enjoying modern comforts. From the greenery of the courtyard to the intimacy of a personal rooftop pool, Casa de Isabella fuses the tranquility of Colombian culture with top quality hotel conveniences. With lighting fast Wi-Fi, complimentary I-Pads, and Apple TV, as well as restored furniture and handmade adornments, this hotel stays anchored in tradition while looking ahead toward a bright future. We have proudly renovated the most beautiful boutique hotel in the Colombian Caribbean. ... more less
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