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Royal Decameron Baru

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Km7 Via Portonaito, Isla Baru, Colombia
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Isla Baru
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Overall, it was an average stay. The food was great and resort was gorgeous. However, the customer service, especially the front desk people, we're not attentive and FYI it's true.... they speak very little to no English. (I'm a very low maintenance kinda guy). It took about 2 hrs and 4 phone calls (2 to customer service and 2 to... More 

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Someone had stolen our flip flops while we were in the pool, we went to ask security if they had found them and they asked us to return at 7PM, we asked again at 7PM and the new guard on shift had not heard anything about it. We asked for a manager and the first woman we spoke with was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived on July 16 for a 2 nights stay. The reception staff was not very friendly, and did not know how to work the hotel rates. We had a reservation for 4 people, and wanted to add 2 kids to the reservation and the reception lady did not know how much an extra kid was, she told us she... More 

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Barranquilla, Colombia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the best vacation I have every had. The staff is outstanding, the grounds are perfectly maintained and the food is perfect. The beach is fun and the pool is relaxing. We will be back!!!! A great value.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a difference between this and the Decameron property in Bocagrande Cartagena. Baru resort is first class with excellent treatment from every staff member. Beautiful setting, well maintained. Lots of choices of activities and places to swim with 3 pools and lots of beach side spots to relax and sunbathe. We'll be back!

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Arequipa, Peru
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Royal Decameron Baru is the only hotel in the island, the beaches are private, only for the hotel. The rooms are confortable and the workers very kind. The food is just ok in the cafeteria, and breakfast and luch can be crowded, but if you make the reservation for the thematic restaurants for dinner, food is decent. The pools... More 

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Miami, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I have never been treated so poorly. Talking to the staff is just like talking to an answering machine. They can't decide on anything and everything has to go through management. It seems like their favorite word is "NO". Over 4 months have past since I first contacted the hotel for wedding and although I had read the horrible reviews... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Rip off!!! Not a family hotel! Pool opens at 10, and closes at 5....as so the beach.....kids cannot be in the water without an adult....TERRIBLE FOOD.....crapy service...staff not friendly...the place is beautiful but I would never come back ever! Very expensive! Complete rip off!!!

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Midwest
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We spent 5 days at this beautiful hotel and had a blast! The location is perfect! Far enough from the city but still just an hour away from the airport. The rooms are very big and comfortable, and the beaches are gorgeous! The water is so clear, you can see little fishes swimming around you! And the food.... Oh Lord!... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

After an 1 ½ hour trip on an average bus, provided by the hotel, so it's not like they didn't know we were coming. Still waiting 1 ½ hours later to check in. Can't possibly complain about the service. There isn't any. You seem to have to go thru some sort of pre visit speech. However they only seem to... More 

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