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Portobelo Plaza

Ave. Colombia No. 5A-69, San Andres Island, Colombia
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Ranked #26 of 36 hotels in San Andres Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012
alanmhersh Los Angeles, California
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

The hotel is just across from a nice central beach and a few blocks away the pedestrian mall. Its pros end there. As mentioned in previous reviews, the staff was not particularly friendly. You must pay upon checking in (which is not a standard practice) so if something happens after you checked and decide to leave you're out of luck.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

Portobelo Plaza is a reasonably good hotel at one of the best locations along the beach. We hired Victor, the Rasta man who rents golf carts across the street from the hotel for fantastic tours of the island plus Johnny and Haines Cays. Haines Cay is less crowded and much prettier than Johnny Cay. On Haines Cay get Bibi's fresh... More

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Bogota, Colombia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

A friend of us recommended this hotel so we paid it in advance with several months of anticipation. When we got there, we noticed that the location was great but we were very dissapointed that the hotel : - Did not have wi fi (only in the reception of the main building, one block away). - There were no blackout... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011 via mobile

We went to San Andres for a few days, not booked a hotel. We walked down from the airport and went into the Portobelo Plaza. A nice girl of the reception showed us a room, very nice, the price was ok, so we staid. The beach was just round the corner, the Restaurant excellent. We can recommend this island and... More

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Fortaleza, CE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

I stayed 17 days at the hotel with my wife. It's located at the best beach on the island, the staff is super friendly and the price is amazing. Next year, portobelo again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2011 via mobile

I stayed a week at the hotel with my family on vacation. We just have to commend. The hotel, located in a paradise in the middle of the Caribbean Sea, has great facilities. Large, comfortable rooms and new furniture. The staff are extremely friendly and courteous. They were always ready to answer any questions and guide us in the walks... More

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Finnland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2011

First time we did not spend a vacation at an all-inclusiv-resort and it was great. We had all we need, a nice big room with comfortable beds, air condition, new bathroom, good service and the best beach right in front. Just one point, we missed more english speaking employes at the reception. Breakfast we had at the Terazza Portobelo -... More

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medellin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2010

The receptionists were all women and very unprofessional. The room smelled, the bathroom was very small, and the window above the shower was broke so mosquitoes flew in and bit us all night. Only two towels and two washcloths were given. Later, we woke to ants all over the room and even in the bed!!! It was horrifying!!! After we... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2009

Hotel Portobelo Plaza was lovely - simple, not fancy or luxurious, but exactly what my group needed to make for a very comfortable stay on San Andres. The staff was extremely friendly and accomodating for my group, which tracked in mud and cement each day after a day of exhausting construction work. The owner Carlos did everything he could to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2009

It was the second time for us in San Andres island, and our first in this hotel. The location is perfect as it is close to all the restaurants and stores. We booked a single room and asked for a queen size bed, as i was traveling with my spouse. Well, we got twin beds instead. Asked to be changed,... More

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Address: Ave. Colombia No. 5A-69, San Andres Island, Colombia
Location: Colombia > San Andres and Providencia Department > San Andres Island
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48 multiple rooms, 12 junior suites with king size bed, balcony and ocean view. Central air conditioning, central control room, refrigerator with mini bar, phone with URC AND DDI, laundry service, wireless Internet wireless, cable TV, emergency power plant, 4 dining options. Reception service 24 hours. ... more   less 
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