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La Ballena Azul Hotel

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Carrera 1 Calle 18, Taganga 00000, Colombia
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Ranked #8 of 10 hotels in Taganga
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked a room through Hotels.com and it was clear on the Hotels.com voucher that payment will be made at check-in, however when I arrived at the hotel my credit card had been charged already. Upon check-out I did pay cash for additonal services however the hotel charged the credit card again. No solution yet found, Be careful. You would... More

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Taganga, Colombia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
13 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The restaurant of this hotel has no personality but the staff are nice and there are big open windows out to the beach. We came for a breakfast and it was no pricier than anywhere else in Taganga. If you fancy some pancakes or cereal with fruit, toast or eggs, give it a try.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This hotel has an excellent location in Taganga, we really loved our stay there. The staff was super friendly, nice food, very good for chilling at the beach and wake up with a lovely view from this amazing bay. Strongly recommend the suit!!!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

god I loved staying here. the staff were lovely, the tree next to my balcony had weaver birds, and iguanas, the room was cool and clean, and the Caribbean was so close you could stumble out after a night of rum and prawns and swim before breakfast. other people have said it was noisy...have to say, for me, who lives... More

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We arrived at the front desk of the hotel totally soaking and rattled from a super bumpy boat ride from Tayrona Park, to find out we had made a mistake in the date, and our reservation was for the following night. The reception staff was totally understanding and willing to honour our reservation, and give us an even better room... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We stayed at this hotel after our trip to Tayrona park. It was great to come here and relax in a good comfy bed. The staff is really friendly, the location is perfect right on the beach and you feel safe staying here. It costs a bit more, but it's worth it! I highly recommend this place.

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Santa Cruz, Bolivia
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8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

I stayed there for 3 nights. The hotel is clean and the people who work there are very helpful, specially the bartender. Our room was very nice, with a big bathroom, flat TV, AC and safe box. Taganga is one noisy little town so don't expect quiet sea breeze soundtrack during nights, but it's not that bad. If you say... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We selected this hotel based on the official pictures, which made it look like paradise...what a lie! The beach, which seems to be quiet and desert in the pictures, is crowded, noisy, dirty and full of stray dogs. The breakfast is poor, without a buffet to pick from, nor typical colombian food. The bathroom is open in the room, without... More

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Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We only stayed one night. Taganga is a bit of an odd place and we arrived late at night. Our room was ok - bed was clean, tiny bathroom rubbish shower and no window in the room. I didn't really feel safe there. Beachfront location was great but all in need of a bit of TLC.

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

We were there for only one night, so we might have been unlucky and biased, but we were disappointed that the water at the beach was so muddy you could not see your feet. Coming from Tayrona when we got there the water was not what we were expecting at all. Our other disappointment was the bathroom in our room,... More

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Address: Carrera 1 Calle 18, Taganga 00000, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Magdalena Department > Santa Marta District > Taganga
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Ballena Azul Hotel 2.5*
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