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Casa Barlovento Hotel

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Kilometro 33 Via Riohacha, Vereda Los Naranjos, Santa Marta, Santa Marta Municipality 5700 Colombia
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Casa Barlovento is a fantastic place privileged for its location, beauty and tranquility of the natural environment. It is located at Km 33 Vía Riohacha, 45 minutes from Santa Marta, just 3 minutes from the main entrance of the Tayrona Park. It has spacious social areas, two warm swimming pools that run throughout the house, reading and relaxation room, 6 spacious rooms with a spectacular panoramic view of the sea and the Sierra Nevada, and is surrounded by beautiful gardens that give the touch of exuberant nature. It has direct access to the beach and the mouth of the Piedra River. The beach is suitable for Surfing and the river is not suitable for bathing, just to contemplate the beautiful views.
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Free parking
Free internet
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Bar / lounge
Beach
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Airport transportation
Banquet room
Internet
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Shuttle bus service
Non-smoking hotel
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Kilometro 33 Via Riohacha, Vereda Los Naranjos, Santa Marta, Santa Marta Municipality 5700 Colombia
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+ great location with nice view + Staff is very friendly + food was good - for meals all guests sit together at one big table, no privacy - staff speaks only Spanish except chef - service doesn't really work - housekeeping did not clean room - rooms are a bit worn down and more hostel style - bed is too hard, I could barely sleep - coffee ran out one morning for breakfast (seriously?) - we had breakfast included and some extra slices of toast were charged additionally Too expensive over all and we got the impression that the owner wants to make extra money out of everything.
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First off, the location of the property is amazing directly above the ocean on the bluff with beach access and beautiful views. However, there were a few issues with the property that mostly relate to expectations (based on the price) vs what was provided. The property itself could use some considerable updating. While very clean (the staff are diligent), it looks to be all original with the wear and tear of being an older hotel on the ocean. Many things didn't work properly and frankly need replacement (A/C, hot water, bug screens that fit, etc.). Many of the rooms have huge ocean view private patios, yet little to no patio furniture? The food was generally ok, but the menus are physically old and could also use an update, fresh food is plentiful in Colombia and should be a highlight. The staff are very friendly but spoke only Spanish with no English. Come prepared with Google Translate if you need it! Another issue was service. While very friendly, the staff were not very attentive. This might partly be a discrepancy between our western expectations and local service, but I have a hard time with that considering the price. Numerous times we were left searching for staff (over an hour and a half one time) to ask for a bottle of water or beer. It felt more like we were staying at a guest house (with little service expectation vs a "hotel"). If it was half the price I'd be ok with everything frankly, but it's not. This brings me to my last point. There are two new hotels on the property that are considerably more attuned to service. I recommend staying there (Casa Tayrona or Eco Habs Los Naranjos) - both are new, likely owned by the same company, offer excellent food and are in the same ball park for price. I wanted to give Casa Barlovento a thumbs up, and I think the staff work hard and are friendly, but it needs a considerable infusion of cash to fix it up, and likely a service manager to focus the staff on the expectations of what a hotel of this price should be providing. If you stay here, ask for a discount, lots of beers and water up front and bring cash because the machines and connections are unreliable.
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When you book this hotel you have to be aware that you will end up in the middle of nowhere. Despite this you will find friendly hotel staff which tries to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The rooms are simple but spacious, the balcony offers great ocean views. The homemade food is delicious, true Caribbean style. But everywhere you see that some times have passed without taking care of the facility. They started brush up but I am sure it will take time to make the shiny again.
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If you want a ‘how not to run a hotel’ course in less than 24 hrs, then this is it. Casa Barlovento (not to be confused with neighbouring Finca Barlovento) is the ‘ugly duckling’ of the 4 hotels in this private domain. Real Fawlty towers experience. Non-existent and uninterested management but worse, the woman apparently owning the place couldn’t care less. While paying a reasonable amount of money you will not receive a welcome drink but a list of rules instead. The infrastructure has had its best time, with the plumbing in the bathrooms creating miniature swimmingpools. The food is simply uneatable (if you already get it within 2 hours for lunch), overcooked for like a decade, without any taste, breakfast the name unworthy. We booked to enjoy the swimming pool and requested to use the pool some extra hours after check out and were looked at like coming from Mars. We had to leave the premises on check out time first and got ‘2 hours’ at the end while nobody was there... (we paid 550.000 COP (165 euro!) which was like 400.000 too much for what we got). For the payment we had to go up the attick where the staff sleeps to hold the machine in the air (this is not a joke) - we could have left even without paying. Don’t even think of booking a tour here. For one reason or another, I made a mistake booking the Casa Barlovento instead of its neighbour Villa Tayrona as I exchanged last minute as the Tayrona NP seemed to be closed (check ahead, not all hotels do warn you). BUT, yes, there are some reasons why you might end up here. The rooms all have fantastic sea views with the very spacious corner rooms 1 and 3 (fortunately ours) 270 degrees over sea and the national park, complete with huge balconies around. As such difficult to beat in terms of location and view from your (hard) bed! Also the 2 (!) swimming pools are pleasant with great (but painted in ugly fluorescent colours) sundeck. The staff (actually two young girls) speaks Spanish only, is untrained, poorly dressed (they serve and clean in their own poor clothes) but at least friendly. Conclusion: book it only if the rest (beautiful Villa Tayrona or Villa Playa (Tayrona)) (how confusing can it get) is full and then only 1 of the 2 rooms mentioned above if you want to see sunrise AND sunset from your room. Never book half board (eat at the restaurant next door) and book directly to negotiate the price. Via Booking.com it is simply too expensive. Manage expectations as far as the hotel is concerned but the view and tranquility do ease the pain. How unfortunate. All of the above hotels are located 400 meters from the main road where the buses to Palomino or Santa Marta (and thus Tayrona) pass (every 10 minutes)
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Recommended by friends last year. The hotel is situated ever looking the ocean. Pros: Great views Swimming pool Large bedroom Hot shower( cold basin) Downside: Attention to detail - no covers for sun loungers, no towels for pool area. No menu out for meals, staff lounging on seating. Etc etc This Place Needs a manger, we felt we were intruding on their space. No customer service, ashtray on entry steps not emptied while we stayed ! Empty beer cans left around all day Evening dinner was almost empty every night. Somebody must have noticed F&B earning have gone to nothing ???? Anyway, eat and stay next door at Casa tayrona los Naranjos - much much better in all respects
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PRICE RANGE
$80 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ColombiaMagdalena DepartmentSanta Marta MunicipalitySanta Marta
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Casa Barlovento Hotel
What are some of the property amenities at Casa Barlovento Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Casa Barlovento Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Casa Barlovento Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Casa Barlovento Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Casa Barlovento Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Casa Barlovento Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.