This hotel was a typical carribean style hotel rated 4 star. It was located in the only town in San Andreas but it was right on the beach which was like a typical carribean beach with gorgeous blue water and lovely white sand.
The room was very big with a decent bed and a t.v with about 50 stations! The bathroom was actually lovely with a powerful large shower which always had very hot water. There was also a couch in room as well as table and 2 chairs, a safe, wardrobe and fridge come minibar. The best thing about the room was undoubtedly the view which was straight out on to the beach and the beautiful sea. The window opened completely so you could put your head and shoulders out to feel the lovely sea breeze.
Food at hotel was all inclusive but we only ate there for breakfast. Food was just alright. Chef did lovely omlettes and nice selection of breads for breakfast but lucnh and dinner did not look that appealing to us. However little cafe belonging to hotel but where you must pay does lovely milkshakes, pizzas etc.
Swimming pool at hotel was small but very clean. However the beach was too appealing and hence we never needed to yuse the pool. The beach was public beach but this same guy looked after us each day with sunbeds and shelter hut for about $15. The island was extremely safe and you never had to worry about your belongings on beach. Both a pair of googles and snorkel and you could see cool fish in the water.
There was not too much to do on island. It was just for relaxing. Did do tour of island the whole way around which took about 2 hours and cost about $22. Very cheap but do after 4pm when it gets a little bit cooler.
Recommend going to Mr. Carringtons for some Lobster. We went one night but it was closed. Our taxi driver Adolphus (who works for casablanca Hotel) honked his horn and Mrs. Carrington actulally opened up her restaurant for us and cooked us delicious Lobster. It was amazing!
Lots of brand shops on island as it was made duty free years back so lots of Colombians opened up shops there but now no longer duty free but shops still there i.e Roxy, Tommy Hillfiger, United Colours of Benetton, Quicksilver. No McDonalds, Starbucks or the likes.
I tried to book Decameron Isleno but it was fully booked. I believe from looking at all hotels that Hotel Casablanca was probably second best on island after Isleno. If I were to go back I would try for Isleno first and if full I would definately go back to Casablanca.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- National Tourism Registration No. 3436. The Casablanca Hotel of the Island of San Andres, Colombia, is pleased to announce the opening of its new swimming pool. Hotel Casablanca, your right choice in the Island of San Andres. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casablanca Hotel San Andres Island