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“Good value, friendly”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Taganga Dive Inn

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Taganga Dive Inn
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Taganga
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“Good value, friendly”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

Friendly manager, good wireless, facilities are average for what you can expect in Taganga, water pressure is a bit low and no hot water, if you mind that. You can store food in the fridge and use the kitchen if needed, the owner can get you in touch with a laundry lady. No shapoo or towels get changed daily then I found that this seems to be the norm in budget accommodations in Colombia. The manager contacted us with a tour company to go to Tayrona, their name is "Tayrona Taganga Express" AVOID, AVOID, AVOID that company ended up being a huge fiasco, and I see other travelers have rated bad that company as well, so ask him for options or take a cab if you are three or four people.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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A i Lofoten, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

Taganga Dive Inn was our first choice when arriving Colombia. Before taking spanish classes in Cartagena and Bogota for next 6 weeks we decided to visit Santa Marta, Taganga and The Tayrona National Park. Omar, the owner met us with a great smile and from day 1 he was the best host, guide and friend during the whole stay. He was very patient with our Spanish, as we refused to speak English and was always very kind and gentle. He woke us up with delicious café tinto, the black coffee almost every day, helped us to arrange tours and gave a feeling of being really welcome and home.
The room was clean and the patio outside very cosy.
I definetely recommend this place for all people searching not just a room, but also good host and company.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

The place is new, about a year+ old. It is still being built by the manager, but nothing to do with loud noises, mostly finishing touches when I stayed there.
The manager (Omar) was extremely friendly. Despite my complete lack of Spanish, he made every effort to make us feel welcomed, that included:
1. Admiting us in at 1am
2. Walking us to the boardwalk and making sure we were taken care of
3. Refusing to accept tip (there was a tip box that I was finally introduced to, which happily took all of my change and a few notes.
4. Overall very nice and helpful

He was the biggest asset in that place. Granted, there weren't many people there, but still.

On the cons - the place had a lot of ants, which I don't particularly care about, but some would. Breakfast was edible but that's pretty much it. It's a very simple place to crash, but we ended up staying there a few days as we found no reason to switch locals. It's a bit far from the main boardwalk (5-7 minutes walking) but that didn't really matter much to me either.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

Warm and nice welcome from the staff, Omar makes everything with pleasure, so that the stay at Taganga is great : he advises you according to what you like to do, he helps you and likes to chat. A very very nice person.
The accomodations are clean, close to everything you need.
Definetely a place to go!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Maritza M, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Taganga Dive Inn, responded to this review, August 23, 2012
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Additional Information about Taganga Dive Inn

Property: Taganga Dive Inn
Address: Calle 8 No 2 - 36, Taganga 951, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Magdalena Department > Santa Marta District > Taganga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Taganga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
It is a beautiful, new, quiet and safe. We are located 150 meters from the beach. Our rate includes breakfast, rooms with private bathrooms, free wifi in all areas of the hotel. Restaurant. We offer diving, snorkeling or snorkelling, mountain biking. We are located close to major tourist centers such as Tayrona Park, Rodadero, The Historic center of Santa Marta, Buritaca, and Minca Palomino. We are known for quality service and personalized. ... more   less 
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