This place is run by a few generations of the same family. Fabio, Luz and the rest of the family go above and beyond to ensure that your stay is perfect and that you feel like family. They always have time to chat, even with my terrible Spanish, and they always made me feel like their home was my home.
The private single room I had was average but comfortable. My bathroom was down the hall which was a minor inconvenience. Other rooms with private bathrooms and TV are also available. On the third floor, there is also an outdoor courtyard with hammocks and tables to relax.
And the place was constantly being cleaned. I am sure that my bathroom had been cleaned 3 times a day.
The location is fantastic. Two blocks from the beach and in close vicinity to many restaurants and bars.
WiFi was not available everywhere but certainly on the main and second floors but not on the third floor courtyard.
I would NOT recommend this place for people who do not like children. The grandchildren are often around and are absolutely adorable. They can be noisy at times and although not a problem for me, others may take issue.
I would recommend this place for people who can tolerate basic accomodations in exchange for the experience of being part of a very warm and loving family.
One more thing, I was in Santa Marta for 3 days and nights. The city is very safe in the daytime and for two evenings, I felt safe wandering around the dark streets by myself. However, on the Wednesday evening I was there, it seemed the entire city was drunk. On many streets, I had to push away extremely drunk men and agressive prostitutes. I asked the night watchman about this and he said it happens all the time. It only happened 2 of the 3 nights I was there but just be aware of it.
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