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“Nice hotel at San Andres” 4 of 5 stars
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Sol Caribe Sea Flower Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   San Andres Centro, Parque De La Barracuda, San Andres Island, Colombia   |  
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Ranked #16 of 37 Hotels in San Andres Island
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“Nice hotel at San Andres”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Nice room with minibar, wifi, cabltv and 2 balconies. A little noisy at daytime. Safe at room, cheap handsoap. Ok food. Good value for money. The hotel could need some restautation, Just 1 elevator working. Very good and central location, close to the best divecenter on the island.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

having breakfast included is worth it; there are fruits, coffee, milk, yougurt, bread, jam, butter... ok
but dinner and lunch, please, for those, leave the hotel! there are lots of restaurants nearby that will serve you excelente food!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Good place, very clean with great location and good food. The staff is very nice and attentive. The hotel has WiFi on all floors and good cable service. It needs some minor repairs from the pass of time, some paint specially. The restaurant offers great food.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

San Andres Island doesn't have very good hotels; most of them are overpriced and need a lot of work. For the price (about 50 USD per person, with breakfast and one meal included), this hotel is actually a good option.

The room was big, and yes, there is some noise, if you don't want any noise, you should go to Sol Caribe Campo instead. But then you would be away from the options that the city offers (bars, shops, etc).

The bathroom was very basic (but functional and clean) and had very cheap soap. Bring your own. But it had hot water, plenty of it, which is unusual in San Andrés, especially at this price.

Breakfast was fine, not great but fine. You have to remember, when it comes to food, that San Andres island is in the middle of nowhere and they have to import everything from the mainland. That affects the number of vegetables and fruits that you can find on the Island.
Breakfast options included: hot beverages, cereals, yogurt, eggs, toasts, bread and pastries (quite dry), sausage, plantains, fruit (papaya, watermelon, melon, pineapple).

The other meals that we had were ok, nothing exceptional, just ok everyday food. A type of fish, some kind of meat, rice, veggies, some other carbohydrate, bread, soup, and a small salad bar.

Skip the juices, they are not natural and have too much sugar.

You have the option of eating at the other Sol Caribe hotels if you let them know one day in advance. We ate at Sol Caribe Campo twice and the food was better, there were more options and they had real natural juice. The sight from this hotel is just wonderful, don't miss it. Really.

There is a van that takes you for free to their beach area in Rocky Cay (not Rocky at all) and to Sol Caribe Campo.

We rented a golf cart through the hotel at 100.000 pesos /day (50 usd). It was slow, but it was a great thing to do on the island.

People at the reception and at the restaurant were polite. It would be nice if they could smile more.

I have stayed at Sunrise hotel, Bahia Sardina hotel, and Hotel Las Américas on San Andrés Island. I would say the Sunrise hotel would rank first, followed by the Bahia Sardina, the Sol Caribe and Las Americas (avoid this one). Now if you consider the prices and what each hotel offers, i'd rank them like this: Sunrise, Sol Caribe, Bahia Sardina, Las Americas.
All of these hotels have problems though, but again, it is San Andrés, a beautiful island in the middle of nowhere. BTW, Decameron hotels seem to be average 3-4 star hotels, but they are so overpriced! That is why I never stayed at these hotels, I don't like to feel robbed. Decameron is building a new hotel on the island, right in front of the most beautiful beach. That's going to be very interesting!!!

So, to conclude, if you want to stay at an OK place in San Andrés and don't want to spend a LOT of money and feel robbed, Sol Caribe is a great option. Just don't take the full board option so you can go to other restaurants and are not stuck at the hotel eating more or less the same every day.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

The people is very attentive and lovely, but the poor infrastructure and the noise can make this experience not the best.The localization is very good, close to the best restaurant of San Andres - La Regatta!!!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

I spent one night in this hotel waiting my flight to Providencia Island.
It is not bt the pool. It is old. The service is not good.
The best option would be to stay in a hotel in the Spratt Bight area, in front of the beach, and there are many option.
This area faces the Johnny Cay (Small island). A good place for snorkling.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Bogota, Colombia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

This is NOT the hotel for peace and quiet! I was on the fifth floor but faced the street and the noise from the motos and even worse, the car stereos at night, was quite disturbing (even with the air conditioning on). Fortunately by midnight it began to rain and scattered away the stereo players. The room was a little run down but quite large and the bed was fine. I only stayed here one night before flying to Providencia.

The staff were all uniformly excellent and extremely helpful and friendly.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: San Andres Centro, Parque De La Barracuda, San Andres Island, Colombia
Location: Colombia > San Andres and Providencia Department > San Andres Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 37 Hotels in San Andres Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sol Caribe Sea Flower Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 46
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