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Cra 6 N.14 - 06, Villa de Leyva, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Our room in El Solar was comfortable and clean. The hotel has a very fast internet connection. The staff was friendly and helpful. Each morning breakfast (with good coffee) was served on the beautiful patio. El Solar is centrally located. The main square of Villa de Leyva is on a 5 minutes walking distance. We would absolutely recommend this hotel,... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

I can't find fault with anything here; beautiful building, great location, friendly helpful staff, cheap price, nice breakfast, big and clean room, massive bed, hot shower, room cleaned daily...you get the point, stay here!

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146 reviews 146 reviews
62 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I really enjoy this hostel. I am not even sure why they call it hostel, since it has the comforts of a 3 star hotel at least. Our double bed is HUGE and comfortable; rooms are cleaned every day; there is a tv (surely not what I would go about when picking a place to say, but nevertheless I don't... More

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

What an absolutely wonderful experience it was staying here. We were greeted as though we were long lost friends, and treated as such throughout our 3 night stay. Martha the owner is lovely. She doesn't speak a lot of English, but speaks slowly and really tries to help you understand. She gave us a lot of information on the surrounding... More

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Perth, WA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

From the moment you step foot onto the grounds, you are greeted with love and friendly welcomes. We hadn't booked and were shown to our room for the night. Lovely clean room at the back of Villa de Leyva. Friendly cats and some kittens to keep you company. Internet is available as well as a campy fire, tree type house... More

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Berlin, Germany
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9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Although the owner that many reviewers have raved about was nowhere to be seen we enjoyed our stay at this B&B. The location is great, the kitchen is well equipped, the garden very nice and the little kittens highly entertaining. Our room was clean and the bed quite comfortable but the breakfast part leaves quite some room for improvement. What... More

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Los Angeles, California
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18 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

El Solar is a quaint B&B set in a beautiful location. The grounds are very nice and well-maintained. The rooms are clean and quiet. The staff was friendly, but whoever raved about Martha, we either didn't meet Martha, or she wasn't on her A-game. Neither of the two people we dealt w/ were rude by any stretch, and they were... More

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Geleen, The Netherlands
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Some people mention the welcoming cries from Martha as nice, I would describe it as one big play. We arrived to El Solar on a late afternoon, and even after we reconfirmed our arrival time and the reservation, the place was totally booked out. There was a festival going on in Villa de Leyva, but the owner could have given... More

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Cartagena, Colombia
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16 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

I had read some reviews on here and hostel world and thought there is no way an owner can be this nice. I arrived and the first thing Martha (the owner) did was embrace me in a big hug with cries Of mi amor! It was an absolute joy to stay after that. The rooms are lovely and after 6... More

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Naples, FL
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We originally were scheduled to stay here for just one or two days, but ended up here for over three. This hostel is amazing, set next to a beautiful mountain range with a fantastic hiking trail. Not to mention that the owner is the sweetest woman in the world. She makes this hostel a home, with her fantastic mora (blackberry)... More

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Address: Cra 6 N.14 - 06, Villa de Leyva, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Boyaca Department > Villa de Leyva
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The Solar hostelWe look forward to sharing our culture and letting you see how wonderful it is Villa de Leyva, Colombia.With over two hundred years of rock, mud and wood are preserved and restored this house that style and warmth was achieved only once.Today is a large room warm in winter and cool in summer and displaying a Colombian culture.Where guests feel at home!check in: anytimecheck out: anytimebreakfast included (tea or coffee and fruit)credit cards acceptedgroups bookings accepted ... more   less 
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