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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A present surprise once you go past the facade and enter the private oasis. Most friendly people we ever ran across while traveling in Colombia. We stayed here with my 3 teenage kids. We had 2 suites each with our own private pool and pateo. The staff were so kind and curteous. Always willing to help us and accommodate our... More 

1 Thank Marina K
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We booked the suite with the private roof deck and lounge pool. It was awesome. The staff was amazing! Javier, Ana, Felipe, everyone. They were so friendly and helpful and cheerful. Honestly stood out as the warmest and most enjoyable stay of our trip so far. Breakfast was made to order and served in our room for us. Though we... More 

1 Thank SimplicitLy
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am giving Casa de Isabella the full stars because of the service and the way they handled our issues. We booked this through hotels.com and selected a 2nd floor room based on other reviews. When we arrived here, we were given a ground floor room and told the other rooms were booked. I don't believe they ever received our... More 

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Lima, Peru
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was really good, breakfast options were amazing. The room was big, it was very pretty. Wifi and air conditioner worked perfectly. We stayed in the second floor. I recommended they cleaned the pool more, because of the amount of tiny leaves and bugs that kept falling in. But the room was clean, the terrace were breakfast was served... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff are absolutely top-notch. They assisted in every way, helping with taxis, organising tours, even simple things like recommendations for coffee, restaurants. The rooms are in the style of a boutique hotel - each room is individual and more like mini apartments. We had to move rooms at one point as we extended our stay, and moved up to... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right from the entrance you could see is well kept. Really clean and well organized. The Hotel is sort of a boutique hotel with a fusion with nature (since it has trees right in the middle and the hotel is built around them) which makes it really cool. It looks modern but at the same time really colorful. Staff is... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend Casa de Isabella for any visit to Santa Marta! Central location, comfortable rooms and great breakfast (included with room rate ) on open air terrace. Staff is so helpful- will help you plan logistics for any excursion, provide dining recommendations and even point you in the direction of the drug store. Big shout out to Juan and Jordy... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We reserved just a few days before we arrived, slurping on a suite because the price was so reasonable. It turned out to be amazing--large and with a surprise private roof deck with a plunge pool. The view of the sunset from the roof was spectacular. The only drawback is that there is a open metal mesh stairway going to... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room was very large with everything you need for a good nights sleep. some very good restaurants are across the street. Take a taxi if you need to go someplace, the traffic is very bad. The staff is also very helpful with some English spoken. The front desk has very good English.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed here in July and absolutely loved it. The hotel were very good at recommending things to do and was in a great location. We stayed in one of the suites and had our own roof top terrace, which was absolutely beautiful. The hotel staff couldn't do enough to help Location was great and we were able to walk... More 

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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 

Additional Information about Casa de Isabella - a Kali Hotel

Address: Carrera 2 N. 19-20 | Centro, Santa Marta, Colombia (Formerly Casa de Isabella Hotel Boutique)
Region: Colombia > Magdalena Department > Santa Marta District > Santa Marta
Price Range: ₹ 4,661 - ₹ 12,612 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Casa de Isabella - a Kali Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Marta
#2 Family Hotel in Santa Marta
#2 Romantic Hotel in Santa Marta
#6 Best Value Hotel in Santa Marta
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“Second floor, that way you have everything closer.”
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“The suites which are # 9 and #10.”
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“I stayed on the ground floor. Very quite. Try for the top floor. Breakfast was very good.”
 of 5 bubbles HowardWestSeattleWA, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Go for the suite. It's worth the extra £20.”
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“Suite with private rooftop terrace and plunge pool”
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