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Arena Blanca Hotel

Sector Hansa Frente A La Casa De La Cultura, San Andres Island, Colombia
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Arena Blanca Hotel
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Ranked #11 of 37 Hotels in San Andres Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013
IrishGuinness1690 Medellin, Colombia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Houston TX
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I tend to not be picky - which is how I survived. The good: the location is handy to get to the dive boat and office for Kakaribe Divers (great shop!!!) there is a nice little pool area and a good bar. The rest is pretty much mediocre to baaaad. The front desk staff are not helpful and are kinda... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I got to the hotel and had to wait to check in . There were a lot of people in the lobby waiting for their rooms to be ready even though check in is at 3. I got mine after this hour , the bed looked lumpy , floor was still wet . They made up the room in a... More 

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Medellin, Colombia
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154 reviews 154 reviews
29 hotel reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We asked for a room as high as possible and were rewarded with a corner room on the penultimate floor with magnificent views of the sea. The room was large, very clean, spacious bathroom and an extremely comfortable bed with quality sheets. The level of service was very high from check-in to the servers in the restaurant to the bar... More 

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virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Our group of ten stayed for a week ( 5 rooms) with little to complain about except the pool closing everyday at dusk. That was a bit annoying since it was hot & dusk came early. Food was good, service was great, & the rooms were just fine. A huge factor for me when staying in a high rise property... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

I loved this hotel. the decorations is no modern but the staff is really friendly, they smile all the time. The rooms are big and very comfortable, almost all the rooms have sea view; I love that. The food is so so nice and tasty and the cocktails are nice if you want to try cocktails from the Island. In... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
61 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

I was confused when making a reservation for the hotel on the island. Instead of casablanca have arrived at arenablanca. Well, it was already paid and they did not want to give me my money back at the reception when arrived and just looked around that terrible reception. The decoration was like from a nightmare, cheap bazar, horrible noise of... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

I love San Andres, I've visited it for several, times, each one in a different hotel, and let me tell you that the only hotel I'd visit again is arena blanca, great staff, very good food, nice shows, other hotels have no shows.......nice room, very clean and updated......highly recommended

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2011

The only reason to stay here is for its location close to the wharf. The music pounds out like a fairground ride, the shower was cold and had very little pressure although the room was clean. If you are spending time on the island and are coming for the beach rather than an all-inclusive and shopping frenzy, stay out in... More 

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Belo Horizonte, Brasil
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2010

I've stayed at the Arena Blanca on late October. San Andrés is marvelous, specially the Aquarium and the Johnny Cay Island. The staff is wonderful, ready to help, nice, polite, really great. The room had an ocean view and a balcony, what was great, but the bathroom ceiling needed to be repaired (it was adorned with mold). The beds were... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2010

We went with this hotel because of the #1 status on Trip advisor and we were really disappointed. It is OK but not fantastic. The rooms were clean but the shower was ice cold and we had to ask twice in our 4 day stay for toilet paper in our room. The staff are mostly friendly, particularly to kids but... More 

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