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Hotel Taroa

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#1 of 12 hotels in Riohacha
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.5
Service
4.1
Value
4.0

Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travelers visiting Riohacha, Hotel Taroa is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its family-friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Hotel Taroa makes it easy to enjoy the best of Riohacha.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Hotel Taroa offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar.

Guests of Hotel Taroa are also welcome to enjoy a lounge, located on site.

While in Riohacha be sure to experience local shrimp favorites at Restaurante La Casa del Marisco.

Looking to explore? Then look no further than Camellon de Riohacha (0.0 mi), Catedral Nuestra Senora de los Remedios (0.2 mi), and Plaza Padilla (0.2 mi), which are some popular Riohacha attractions – all conveniently located within walking distance of the hotel.

Whether you’re traveling for business, pleasure or both, Hotel Taroa is sure to make your visit to Riohacha one worth remembering.

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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Beach
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
Concierge
Dry cleaning
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Rooftop bar
Non-smoking hotel
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Ironing service
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Air conditioning
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Business
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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jimmyktown wrote a review Jun 2022
Bogota, Colombia82 contributions156 helpful votes
I stayed for five nights on business. I had a 'junior suite', a large room facing the front of the hotel with a balcony. The room was comfortable, with a comfortable bed, good air conditioning, a big desk, and a comfortable chair. Good hot water in shower. A lovely view off the deck. There were two problems. The biggest was weak and intermittent internet - It was not dependable, and most of the time I had to rely on using my iPhone 'hotspot' as my internet connection. There is reliable internet elsewhere (universities, government offices, etc). This was a major problem for me. This might not be a problem for tourists. The hotel needs to invest in a better system and better routers. They charge three times more than other hotels, and can afford to do this. The routers are ancient and insufficient. They also need to invest in sound proof windows and glass. Once again, for the price they charge, they owe it to their customers. This is reputedly the best hotel in the city. Keep in mind Riohacha is the second poorest city in the country, and must be judged in that context. Tipping the staff really helps.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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FrenchTraveller001 wrote a review Jan 2022
Paris, France790 contributions530 helpful votes
Rooms with a balcony facing the sea have a wonderful view and are very comfortable. The bathroom was perfect with strong water pressure in the shower. Beds were very comfortable. There is a fantastic parking area. The rooftop terrace is fabulous. Food was outstanding and service was perfect. Breakfast was sadly a bit basic.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Get a room with a beach view
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maria k wrote a review Feb 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands68 contributions28 helpful votes
We stayed two nights - before and after our trip to Punta Galinas. In- and checking out is terribly slow. Rooms are nice and the showers are really great and provide excellent hot water. Unfortunatedly our last night was at the eve of the carnaval parade and until 5am in the morning the noise was horrible as windows are not double-glass and due to the construction of the hotel the sound comes everywhere. There is an excellent bar at the 10th floor where meals are served too when we visited. (The hotel keeps bags at no cost and well locked. The security guard is very alert and helpful. When we left the hotel towards Santa Marta, he wrote carefully down the number and details of the taxi and driver!! Very attentive.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: Higher floors have less noise from the street
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Frl.Meyer wrote a review Feb 2020
Berlin, Germany4 contributions
The hotel is really nice. The value you get is very good. The room is equipped with everything you need. There is even a mini bar. Staff is really nice. Breakfast could be better and a bigger variety. The air condition was either too weak or too strong. In the night from Sunday to Monday there is a party at the Malecon which is really loud. It feels like you want to sleep in a club. Make sure to bring ear plugs.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Kevin P H wrote a review Jan 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia19 contributions23 helpful votes
Very comfortable with a very helpful staff. Rooftop restaurant and bar is just terrific with a spectacular view of the Carribean and the beach. Rooms are cozy clean and spacious. You should seriously consider staying here!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
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kbloem wrote a review Jun 2019
Salt Lake City, Utah38 contributions19 helpful votes
The hotel is located right in front of the beach. There are a lot of vendors with Wayuu bags and other crafts right outside. The front desk is nice. I asked them to help me find a taxi driver a few times for several errands, including a longer trip to Maicao. They helped me and all the drivers they found me were great. One of them even came with me to the craft market to buy souvenirs. The only downside was the poor internet access in both rooms I stayed in. I requested to be switched due to the poor internet access, but I was told that was not a good reason since I could use the internet in the common areas. However, because there was construction right outside my room, they did switch me rooms. The food at the hotel was very good. Customer service at the restaurant was great. The view from the terrace is unbeatable any time of day! I would come back.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Frans wrote a review Jun 2019
127 contributions38 helpful votes
It is the best hotel for occidental tourists, but it is quite expensive. Great breakfast with local products, great roof bar with nice views over the beach. Also the room was nice and very clean. The staff was not the best happy and motivated staff, but I think it is something cultural. Overall, very good service (best in town) but it is still too much expensive.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Graham C wrote a review Feb 2019
Portland, Oregon67 contributions38 helpful votes
A favorite with my colleagues from Bogota when they travel to La Guajira. The rooms are clean and well appointed. Staff are friendly. The rooms can get loud noise from the street or nearby discos but this is a common challenge. Dinner service on roof terrace can be unusually slow. But a great place for a drink afterwards.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Traveled on business
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Catalina wrote a review Jan 2019
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Hotel Taroa is located right in front of the beach,and is surrounded by some great restaurants. The reason we booked this hotel was due to the terrace and pool (pictures on their website), however when we checked in we were advised that these we not available due to renovations... which did not please our stay. The hotel is very nice and clean. They have security 24-7 and the front desk folks are nice for the most part. Breakfast was good but repetitive; they had the same menu every day... we stayed 5 days so we were ready for something different after the second day. Overall, great experience and we will visit again (call before going to make sure the terrace and pool are operable).
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Ali Khataw wrote a review Jan 2019
Austin, Texas78 contributions55 helpful votes
Before heading to Cabo de la Vela in La Guajira we stopped for one night in Riohacha. Hotel Taroa is located right on the beach front with balconies opening to the view of the main promenade on the sea front. Surrounded by some great restaurants, it is an ideal hotel to break the journey before heading deeper into La Guajira. The room was huge with our own private balcony with the views of the sea front. The room even had a two person hammock! Overall for the area I would have rated this hotel with five stars but did not because there was no hot water available for a morning shower. To my wife that is a major criteria! Overall the hotel was great with friendly staff. I would recommend it.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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$74 - $82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ColombiaLa Guajira DepartmentRiohacha
NUMBER OF ROOMS
46
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Taroa
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Taroa?
Nearby attractions include Punta Gallinas (0.07 miles), Camellon de Riohacha (0.01 miles), and Catedral Nuestra Senora de los Remedios (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Taroa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Taroa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Taroa?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Taroa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurante La Casa del Marisco, La Jaus by LaTrece, and Restaurante Knoa.
Is Hotel Taroa located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Riohacha.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Taroa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Taroa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Hotel Taroa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.