We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Beautiful boutique hotel”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Casa de Leda - a Kali Hotel
Ranked #2 of 67 Hotels in Santa Marta
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
189 reviews
109 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
“Beautiful boutique hotel”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

We stayed a few nights at this hotel which was great.
Staff all helpful, and polite, some speak better english than others (but we were able to communicate fine). Francisco was especially helpful, always eager to help with various queries and a hard worker.
Our room was on the first floor, clean and spacious with high ceilings, air con, ceiling fan, wifi. There was a modern rain shower with very good pressure and hot water.
Breakfast was served on the roof, which was good (fruit + a choice from the menu + drink). Perhaps a few more options on the breakfast menu would make it better.
Location is good, central but quiet and a short walk from the sea front.
Our only complaint is that their laundry service was very expensive so we didnt use it, instead we went to a local laundry shop.
We found price good value for money.
If visiting Santa Marta we would definetely stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Italian_kilt
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Jacob_Schwarz, Propietario at Casa de Leda - a Kali Hotel, responded to this review, 13 August 2014
Thank you so much for this review. We pride ourselves on maintaining a quality English-speaking reception, as well as dedicated staff in all departments. Francisco has seen your post and greatly appreciates the mention. As we do not have laundry facilities in the hotel, we refer to the prices for local cleaners. We are always happy to show our guests the nearby laundromats for per pound service. We hope you make it back to Santa Marta sometime soon! Be sure to book directly with the hotel (email or our website) for great discounts and promotions.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

526 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    432
    70
    17
    5
    2
See reviews for
62
320
31
11
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (60)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Really nice hotel. Small, well-located, super cute, and the rooms are amazing. See the pics on their website! The hotel is even better than that. It is a hotel spa, so not the best for kids, but otherwise excellent. Great service and friendly people throughout.

Room Tip: Not the best for kids.
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Julian N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Jacob_Schwarz, Propietario at Casa de Leda - a Kali Hotel, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
Thank you so much for this review. We greatly appreciate your mention of the photos. We designed the hotel as work of art in itself, with many of the spaces flowing into one another. The photos represent our best attempt to capture that feeling, but nothing replaces experiencing it for yourself! We hope to see you again sometime. Be sure to book directly with the hotel (via email or our website) for great discounts.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 July 2014

This is an excellent hotel. The rooms are fantastic. The food is quality. Great views and very helpful and trustworthy staff. Situated in the lively town of Santa Marta, this hotel is a must. Jacob specifically was a great help and recommended a great diving centre. I had a fantastic stay there and would recommend it to anyone. Much Gracias Hotel Casa De Leda.

James McEwan
Edinburgh, Scotland.

Room Tip: Ask for room number 9. Fantastic!!
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Jmc4816
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Jacob_Schwarz, Propietario at Casa de Leda - a Kali Hotel, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
It was a pleasure to have you with us. We strive to make all stays at Casa de Leda surprisingly great. As you noted, we do our best to accommodate any and all needs, be it within the hotel or without. I was glad to set you up with a trusted dive shop in Santa Marta. If you every find yourself back in the area, be sure to check out Villa Maria, a Kali Hotel jungle retreat near the entrance to Tayrona Park.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed in this hotel for one night before our adventure with "the lost city trek" and also on our way back from that adventure for 2 more nights!!

This hotel is a delight! It is beautiful and all the staff are so helpful and lovely!! The customer service was simply outstanding! Giovanni and his cocktails and meals, Francisco and his breakfast, and all the boys at reception were awesome! It was very helpful to be able to leave our luggage stored at reception while we did our trek!

This was a perfect break for us, we went to Santa Marta only to be able to visit the lost city, and we did love that experience, but we didn't really get excited about the beaches in Santa Marta (we come from Australia where the beaches are super) however we would love to comeback to Santa Martha just to stay in this gorgeous hotel.

All the decor, the pool, the rooms were beautifully designed and renovated, the location of this hotel was also very convenient! Right in the heart of Santa Marta, on a very quiet street but just a stroll away from the touristic old city and the party and the restaurants. The only regret is that we didn't stay any longer to rest and enjoy this awesome hotel, as our itinerary was very tight. Well done to all the team! Paola & Michael Karamallis (Colombian & Australian visitors)

Stayed July 2014
Helpful?
1 Thank Paola K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Jacob_Schwarz, Propietario at Casa de Leda - a Kali Hotel, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Casa de Leda. It is a pleasure for us to create wonderful experiences, and we are always thrilled to hear when our guests leave happy. Thanks for mentioning Francisco and Giovanni, as those guys work very hard every day to maintain a superb level of service and attention. We hope to see you again soon! Be sure to book directly with the hotel for great discounts and promotions.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Vancouver, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

We have stayed many times in Santa Marta although this was our first time in historic centre. We love the beach but in SMR you can travel to great beaches wherever you are staying. This hotel was as good as it gets in Santa Marta. Rooms were perfect, separate bathroom from shower, comfy beds, and very nice decor. Breakfast was exactly what I look for which was freshness. Ice cold fresh juice waiting with a fruit salad to start....I could go on for a while but the long and short is that the staff here are as good as you would get in any 5 star and the decor in the historic casa and rooms were very classy. Still amazed the rates are so low for the value you get but it is Santa Marta...nice work and keep it up.

Stayed July 2014
Helpful?
Thank 49north1970
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Jacob_Schwarz, Propietario at Casa de Leda - a Kali Hotel, responded to this review, 27 July 2014
We greatly appreciate this wonderful review. We work hard to ensure that all guests leave as satisfied as you did, and are thrilled you enjoyed the little details. With the heat of Santa Marta, a cold juice and fruit salad at breakfast is a key element of the Casa de Leda experience. Thank you for mentioning the price/value ratio. Our philosophy has always been to offer world class service and quality for a reasonable price, and are so happy you felt we achieved that goal. We hope you make it back to Colombia soon! Always remember to book direct with the hotel (via email or our website) for great discounts and promotions.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Napa, California
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2014

We loved our stay. Rooms were clean and beautiful. Food was amazing. They offered different breakfast options. The pool was beautiful and the hotel was very close to Parque Los Novios. Perfect location.

All employees were very nice and would assist us in anything we needed. We celebrated my birthday there and they made sure we had an amazing time. They even fixed a special dinner for us.

If I ever go back to Santa Marta. I will stay here again for sure!

Room Tip: Any room is just perfect!
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Karen G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Jacob_Schwarz, Propietario at Casa de Leda - a Kali Hotel, responded to this review, 27 July 2014
Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay, as we are proud of Casa de Leda and work hard for every guest to have a truly spectacular experience. Thank you for mentioning our service. No matter how strange the request, we will do all in our power to make it happen. We hope you make it back sometime soon! Be sure to check out Villa Maria, our jungle retreat near Tayrona National Park. A few days at the beach is a great addition to your coastal Colombian vacation.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2014

Wow! Where do I begin to describe our experience at Casa de Leda (and its sister hotel Villa Maria). The room was fantastic, the roof deck beautiful, but what really made our stay extraordinary is the staff. I would have given the hotel an outstanding review after our first day, but on the second day, I had some medical issues (see 7/18/14 Elemento Outdoor Adventure review for details) that elevates the review even higher. The staff went above and beyond to make sure that I was comfortable. I wish that I knew everybody’s name, because without exception, every staff person was extremely helpful and I would like to acknowledge each of them. Because I was unable to do the Ciudad Perdida trip that we had planned, Jacob helped us make alternative plans. He called a private guide, Jairo, and helped us negotiate a trip to Cabo de la Vela which turned out to be fantastic.

The only suggestion that I have is to add some additional privacy to Room Nogal to make it more suitable for families. While the room easily sleeps a family of 4 (2 twin beds and a futon upstairs), there is not a door on the shower, there is glass between the shower and toilet that makes it possible for the person in the shower to fully view the person using the toilet.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • Location
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank BRP_travels
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Jacob_Schwarz, Propietario at Casa de Leda - a Kali Hotel, responded to this review, 26 July 2014
Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We were happy to serve as your hub for all your activities around Santa Marta. Our goal is for all guests to leave pleasantly surprised and well-pampered. There is no request too strange, and we will do our best to fulfill any and all needs. We hear the suggestion for Room Nogal loud and clear, and are currently working on putting up a better barrier between the shower enclosure and the rest of the room. Thanks for the suggestion, and we are glad everything worked out with your trip to the Guajira Peninsula!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Santa Marta
0.2 mi away
Casa de Isabella - a Kali Hotel
0.2 mi away
Hotel Boutique Casa Carolina
Hotel Boutique Casa Carolina
#3 of 67 in Santa Marta
487 reviews
7.0 mi away
Zuana Beach Resort
Zuana Beach Resort
#8 of 67 in Santa Marta
1,566 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3.1 mi away
Hotel Tamaca Beach Resort
Hotel Tamaca Beach Resort
#6 of 67 in Santa Marta
646 reviews
0.2 mi away
Hotel Boutique Don Pepe
Hotel Boutique Don Pepe
#5 of 67 in Santa Marta
222 reviews
22.7 mi away
Villa Maria Tayrona - a Kali Hotel
Villa Maria Tayrona - a Kali Hot...
#1 of 3 in Tayrona National Park
565 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Casa de Leda - a Kali Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Casa de Leda - a Kali Hotel

Property: Casa de Leda - a Kali Hotel
Address: Calle 18 No. 4-38 (Calle del Pozo) | El Centro Historico, Santa Marta, Colombia (Formerly Casa de Leda Hotel & Spa)
Region: Colombia > Magdalena Department > Santa Marta District > Santa Marta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 67 Hotels in Santa Marta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Casa de Leda - a Kali Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa de Leda is the newest addition to Kali Hotels. Its luxurious and relaxing spa complements each room's unique and grand style. First owned by a wealthy family of Santa Marta's golden age, the original house where Casa de Leda sits dates back to the late 19th century. While most of that house no longer stands, we salvaged its original fluted columns, facade, and floor tiling. In this remodeling, as with Casa de Isabella, we consistently chose classical style, maintaining the building's original integrity whenever possible. With Casa de Leda, we proudly present a full service boutique hotel and spa. Spacious rooms under vaulted ceilings give way to open bathrooms with plenty of natural light. The open terrace, flanked by cascades of green vines and equipped with a cooling mist system, overlooks the Santa Marta Cathedral. Each room includes an aromatherapy kit, and some have in-room hot tubs. Flat screen TVs in every room have media players with music stations and video libraries. We also provide free WiFi, international calling, and breakfast cooked-to-order. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Odigeo, Hotels.com and Agoda so you can book your Casa de Leda - a Kali Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing