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Casa de Isabella - a Kali Hotel

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Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

We had already stayed a night in the sister hotel, Casa de Leda when we arrived. It was a bit of a downgrade in comparison, which was unexpected given that it was about $60 more expensive. Firstly, the room was not at all noise-proof. We were woken up at 7am by various noises and people talking. Also, the shower wasn't...

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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed December 24, 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed here for 3 nights, the wifi didn't connect to well in our room, but other than that this was our favourite place we have stayed in Colombia so far. Every staff member went out of their way to make sure we were happy. They were the friendliest we have met and liked them all. The...

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Franklin_Linero, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Casa de Isabella - a Kali Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for this review. We are glad to know you had a nice stay with us. We apologize as the wifi connection did not work properly, sometimes it fails as is normal, but we are always willing to fix any inconvenience as soon as possible. Thank you for mentioning our staff service, you have no idea how thrilled they...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights. The hotel is a lovely place very well situated near Parque de Los Novios and Calle 3, which have many great restaurants. The room was very nice and the staff were extremely helpful and pleasant and the concierges both spoke excellent English making it much easier for me with my passable Spanish. I highly...

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Franklin_Linero, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Casa de Isabella - a Kali Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for this great review. We are all glad you had a nice stay with us. We are always elated to hear about a guest that left truly satisfied. Due to Casa de Isabella is located in the historical center of Santa Marta, most of the best place in town are really close. The English-speaking staff is very important...

Santiago, Chile
Reviewed December 9, 2014

The quality, service, and location of this beautiful little hotel in Santa Marta was extraordinary. Located minutes from the bay, as well as the Plaza de Novios where are the good restaurants and bars are, this place blew my expectations away. My wife and I arrived on our honeymoon with no reservations (cause we're crazy like that) and they said...

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Franklin_Linero, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Casa de Isabella - a Kali Hotel, responded to this review

We are truly honored to have this review. Its a pleasure to create incredible hotel experiences here in Santa Marta, and seeing reviews like yours is one of the best parts of the job. I hope you feel better now. I showed Ana the review and she was really happy to know you liked her service. We are proud of...

Reviewed December 3, 2014

All I can say is WOW! I have stayed in hotels all over the world on many business trips and this one ranks up there amongst the best. From the extremely friendly and helpful staff to the many amenities. Rest assured if I ever return to Santa Marta the Isabella is the first call I'll make!

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Franklin_Linero, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Casa de Isabella - a Kali Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for this review. We are very excited to know you loved your stay with us. We are always trying provide the best service possible and make every guests stay remarkable. Hopefully you will be able to return soon, we will be more than happy to have you with us again.

Skokie, Illinois
Reviewed December 2, 2014

amazing views, rooms are extremely clean and very large even by American standards. everything works very well, safe, great location. can walk to everything. small but elegant. they have the best breakfast ever !!!! the staff is very helpful and speaks fluent English. great value for the money. the Kali chain really has it together. Don't miss this one. its...

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brian_sutcliffe, Propietario at Casa de Isabella - a Kali Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. It is very gratifying to know you realized so many positive points of the hotel. We actually try to provide world class service for a reasonable price. Kali Hotels branch is growing very fast and we all know our goal is make all our guests happy, comfortable and feel they are in home.

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Reviewed December 1, 2014

This is the nicest place to stay in Santa Marta. We stayed in a suite with a private pool, which was a nice bonus (although we did not use it as much as we had anticipated since we had so much fun exploring Tayrona and other beaches during the day). The staff is so wonderful and helpful. Luis and Luis...

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brian_sutcliffe, Propietario at Casa de Isabella - a Kali Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing us! We are pleased to know you had a nice experience in our hotel. Luis and Luis read your mention and they are happy to know they made an impression on you. With our happy hour 2x1 drinks (6pm - 7pm) we invite our guests to enjoy our cocktails at the bar area, of course, always providing...

Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel, as a last stop before heading home. The staff were extremely helpful and polite. A much needed welcome Tamarind juice when we arrived. We had the roof top pool suite. The room was spacious and well furnished. A massive, super comfortable 4 poster bed, with TV/Apple TV. The pool terrace, accessible by an outside stairwell...

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Reviewed November 11, 2014

Our stay at Casa de Isabella was just perfect!! Honestly I could not of asked for a better hotel; clean, beautiful, exceptional service, knowledgeable staff and English speaking staff were always available and willing to help! Thank you to Javier for greeting us with a pleasant smile each morning at breakfast! Ana, Ada and Emilse, you girls are awesome, always...

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Jacob_Schwarz, Owner at Casa de Isabella - a Kali Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for this wonderful review. The entire team has seen your review, and is so happy they made your stay unforgettable. Our goal is to provide world class service and luxury at a reasonable price here in the Old City of Santa Marta. We are so glad that you felt we reach that goal. We hope you make it...

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Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

First i have to say that we usually stay in places for around 100-120 Eur per double per night as we want some comfort. We stayed on the second floor of casa isabella. My resume: Comparing the 4 boutique hotels we've stayed in at santa marta (1), taganga (1) and cartagena (2), this place has an outstanding price-quality ratio. These...

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Jacob_Schwarz, Propietario at Casa de Isabella - a Kali Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We are truly flattered by your comments, and are thrilled we made your stay incredible! Our goal is to provide a great price/quality ratio so all our guests leave feeling satisfied about every penny spent. Thanks a lot for mentioning the Kali Hotels brand. We are working to grow larger than our...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Casa de Isabella pays homage to the charm and history of Santa Marta's colonial era while ushering in a future rich in culture and beauty. Founded in 1525, Santa Marta is Colombia's oldest city. Its natural port provided a refuge from long journeys on Spanish galleons, and its position on the north coast allowed explorers to use it as a base camp for trips to the interior. Casa de Isabella sits in the Centro Historico, the Old City of Santa Marta. This area, first developed after the Manzanares river receded in 1850, holds buildings that reflect traditional Mudejar architecture. The building's original owners inhabited the house for four generations and contributed significantly to the city's growth in the 19th and 20th centuries. In renovating the hotel for the modern era, we consistently chose classic style, maintaining the original integrity of the building and its surrounding neighborhood. Our guests feel the simplicity of Santa Marta's natural charm while enjoying modern comforts. From the greenery of the courtyard to the intimacy of a personal rooftop pool, Casa de Isabella fuses the tranquility of Colombian culture with top quality hotel conveniences. With lighting fast Wi-Fi, complimentary I-Pads, and Apple TV, as well as restored furniture and handmade adornments, this hotel stays anchored in tradition while looking ahead toward a bright future. We have proudly renovated the most beautiful boutique hotel in the Colombian Caribbean. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Casa de Isabella - a Kali Hotel

Address: Carrera 2 N. 19-20 | Centro, Santa Marta, Colombia (Formerly Casa de Isabella Hotel Boutique)
Location: Colombia > Magdalena Department > Santa Marta District > Santa Marta
Price Range: $76 - $154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Casa de Isabella - a Kali Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Santa Marta
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“Go for a suite”
 of 5 bubbles OenophileUK, Feb 14, 2017 | Read review
“Top floor rooms have private pools but the first floor terrace is a lovely place to relax.”
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“Splurge on the 2 suites for the best view in town.”
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“The suite with the private rooftop pool is well worth the money!”
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“Second floor, that way you have everything closer.”
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