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“Tranquil haven in Santa Marta” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Boutique Casa Carolina

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Hotel Boutique Casa Carolina
Ranked #3 of 68 Hotels in Santa Marta
Certificate of Excellence
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
“Tranquil haven in Santa Marta”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014

Staying at Casa Carolina was an absolute pleasure from the minute we arrived- beautifully designed and immaculately clean, it was exactly the relaxing, tranquil haven we were hoping for in the centre of Santa Marta. Our room was spacious with balcony, air con, music system and stylish bathroom, and there's a lovely general area downstairs for hanging out with pool, swingseats, hammocks, spots for sunbathing and shady tables for reading/eating, (order the guacamole- it's Delicious!), so it was actually quite hard to tear oneself away to explore the rest of Santa Marta... In this respect though, we were given great advice and help organizing snorkeling, diving, coffee plantation tours, restaurants, and transport to and hammocks in Tayrona. We were made to feel really welcome throughout our stay by David and Vanessa and their team, and I would happily have stayed much longer. Massages also thoroughly recommended :)

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014

I want to thank David, his wife, and all the staff at Casa Carolina for an amazing stay in their new hotel. This hotel is truly a gem and the staff and guests made for an amazing experience. As a seasoned traveler in Colombia and South America, I can truly say this is one of the best places I have ever stayed at and would recommend it to anyone. It is a very relaxing environment, located near pretty much anything you want to see and do in the city, has a great pool, and wonderful attention to design. Above all, the personal attention from the staff and owners is something that you will simply not find in many hotels.

Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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London
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61 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014 via mobile

Beautiful and modern hotel .Great care have been taken in restoring it. Staff and the owners very friendly. They can organise trips to see waterfalls,coffee plantation, Tanganga and more. On the way to the waterfalls we stopped for lunch (again organised by the owner)- lovely little restorant with the terrace with the view of the river and the forest. Loved it all.

Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

If you plan to relax and enjoy a nice hotel, I really recommend this new hotel in the heart of Santa Marta historical district. I really spent time inside the hotel, room and bathroom very very clean (so important for me!). The swimming pool also is perfect for relaxation under the sun of the tropic! This historical house, remodeled and turned into a boutique hotel, is located at a walking distance from bars and restaurants at Parque de los Novios!!! The staff members were nice all the time, and the owners, who run the hotel, helped me with a nice room, when most of the hotels in the area were packed (just last week!!!). I am very thankful for that. Even they give you some advise to keep safe while walking in the area!!! I will stay here again. one last thing, they share with me new years eve, many thanks for that too!!!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014 via mobile

This hotel, café and place is outstanding. The best place I have ever stayed at in my life. The moment I entered the door I felt at home. The staff is so kind and helpful. The surroundings are beautiful and cosy, especially the area around the pool. The food is homemade, affordable and delicious and can be served at one of the roof terraces. I strongly recommend this place. Laura from Denmark

Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2013 via mobile

This really is a great place to stay! With a cool front room to enjoy breakfast or escape from the heat of the day, comfy hammocks to lounge by the pool, or just hang out in the rooms (which are spacious and beautifully done). Just a few hundred metres from the beach at Santa Marta or the buzzing restaurants/bars near the Plaza de Novios, this is also a great base for exploring local places to visit: national parks, beaches, boat trips, driving up to the mountains etc.

The owner is very friendly, speaks excellent English, French and Spanish - and seemed very happy to suggest how to make the most of our stay in beautiful Santa Marta. Not to be missed.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2013

This place is an absolute gem of a find in Colombia. As soon as you walk through the door you feel like you're in a haven; away from the hustle of Santa Marta. The courtyard aspect of the hotel ensures that every room has a great view. The staff were all incredibly helpful, arranging day trips to Sierra Nevada(Minca), Tanganga, and an unforgeable boat trip to some of the beaches in Tyrona. Santa Marta worked as a fantastic jumping off point and we ended up staying at Casa Carolina for almost a week.

The rooms themselves are incredibly spacious and kitted out with all of the mod-cons. We ended up spending quite a few of our evenings having a few drinks by the pool, as we could find no reason to go anywhere else. We will be visiting again next time we are in Colombia.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Boutique Casa Carolina
Address: Calle 12 # 3-40 | Centro Historico, Santa Marta 470001, Colombia
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Region: Colombia > Magdalena Department > Santa Marta District > Santa Marta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 68 Hotels in Santa Marta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Boutique Casa Carolina 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa Carolina is a luxurious but relaxed Boutique Hotel located in a calm area of Santa Marta's beautiful historic centre. Facilities include swimming pool, jacuzzi, spa treatments, luxury rooms and suites, roof terraces, restaurant and bar, laundry, 24hr reception, kids equipment. All rooms have hot power shower, safe, fridge, International HDTV, telephone, Ipod docking station, wifi, use of tablet computers ... more   less 
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