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Casa Verde Hotel
Ranked #13 of 72 Hotels in Santa Marta
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 18, 2012

We spent 4 days in this small hotel in the historical center of Santa Marta.
We appreciated being near of everything while staying in a very calm and peaceful place.
Last but not least, Juan and his whole team were very nice and helpful with us.
For instance thanks to their advice we could get to the best ceviche in town and also some other great restaurants.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Christophe H
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Reviewed January 18, 2012

We have to recommend Casa Verde as an ideal place to spend your time in Santa Marta. Ideally located near many of Santa Martas attractions, in particular the beautiful Parque De Los Novios, this colonial guest house offers class and cosiness hand in hand. The architecture of Casa Verde mixes modern with the old and can set the imagination rolling through time and history of the building and city.

There is a continual friendly warmth radiated from the building that surely stems from the hospitable welcome of those who work there. The guest house is very clean (although it was slightly off putting to have an in use cat litter tray outside our bedroom) and the bedrooms are neat. There is satellite TV and wifi for those of a more homely nature, although wifi is intermittent in certain areas and times.

The breakfast was a variety of fruit, arepas, jam, cheese, juices and cafe. The only disappointment is with such a good breakfast it leaves you wanting a greater variety of morning treats to taste, maybe an added choice of say cereals to start, or meats with the arepas (besides eggs) and a slice of cake to finish would make the 'good', delightful.

One offer of caution is a taxi driver recommended by Casa verde, who when discussing a trip to the national park over the phone quoted a price for the trip then the next day when picking us up stated that this price was just for a single fare and not the return we understood. Of course this miscommunication is no reflection to Casa Verde, but just a note of caution for those wishing to do excursions, as Santa Marta offers a reliable bus service to most attractions for a tenth of the taxi price.

Room Tip: Rooms with the stair cases are excellent.
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Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
Thank gavin j
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Reviewed January 16, 2012

This hotel is unbelievably beautiful! It is small enough to offer a quaint and intimate experience, but is right in the middle of Santa Marta -- close to all the action. The staff are very accommodating, and the rooms are very well kept. An amazing experience for a great price. Stay here!

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Katie B
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Reviewed January 13, 2012

Casa Verde Hotel is the perfect place to enjoy Santa Marta and the holyday. Nice rooms - maybe a little bit small, but really comfortable - perfect bathrooms, ideal patio to relax or read or have a beer or splash in the Jacuzzi. Recently renovated, it has that particular atmosphere that only a person who loves to have guests could create. And Juan Davila, the owner, loves - I think - to have guests: he smiles, he helps (and he speaks a very good English), he gives suggestions, in a way he cuddles... And also the people who work with him are really nice and helpful, I must thank also them, for making me feel at ease: Fleider, Alvaro, Rocio, Nancy. And Cafucha, the cat. I stayed at Casa Verde one week. Ready to go back soon... Margherita, Milano

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank Margherita P
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Reviewed October 23, 2011

All the way down from Juan (owner) to the staff's service and the location, this was a great place to stay and call "home away from home" for a few days while we were checking out the Santa Marta area. Breakfast was great (they'll keep it coming if you ask), there was a little pool for the kids, and Juan was ready with recommendations for area sights and stuff to do.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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Thank jeffandsalimalash
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Reviewed July 31, 2011

A hidden gem in Santa Marta.
From the outside, you may not guess that Casa Verde could ever be as nice and relaxing as it is. However, beyond the gates lies a clean, comfortable and relaxing bed and breakfast that includes a small, but refreshing pool right in the courtyard. There are hamocks and rocking chairs to relax in after a day of beaching it in Taganga. Beautiful flower arrangements help set the mood. We got a two floor room with a double bed upstairs and a single downstairs. The room had AC, satellite TV and hot water. Casa Verde was quiet, clean and the staff was very helpful and friendly. Fun, tasty restaurants are only two blocks away (incliding an awesome tapas bar with amazing sangria). The main drag along Carerra 1 and the beach is only four blocks away. 
The only words of caution I have is for sleepwalkers, families with small children or heavy drinkers: the only thing that seperates the upper bed in the three person rooms from a ten foot drop onto tile floor is a three foot high railing. Watch how you roll out of bed or you may be rolling quite a bit.
If we return I will be sure to book our stay at Casa Verde.

  • Stayed: July 2011
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Reviewed July 20, 2011

We stayed one night there and we loved it.. The owner is also the host and speaks good English. Rooms are very comfortable even for the experienced resort stayers. Has a good little pool and close to everything you need. Service was great. We will be back

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank Bitad
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Additional Information about Casa Verde Hotel

Address: Calle 18 # 4-70, Santa Marta 470004, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Magdalena Department > Santa Marta District > Santa Marta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 72 Hotels in Santa Marta
Price Range: $65 - $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa Verde Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa Verde is a home away from home in historic Santa Marta, Colombia. Originally a Republican house built in the 1920′s, it has been restored and refurbished to host a six room hotel, right in the heart of Santa Marta. It is truly the home of the guests as you will always be welcomed with a smile and the team at Casa Verde provides exceptional service to meet all of your needs. The hotel is situated around a tranquil, shaded courtyard that invites guests to lounge on the hammocks or take a dip in the pool that provides an essential escape from the Santa Marta heat. The hotel houses two standard rooms, two lofted duplex rooms, a king sized suite, and a studio suite. All of the rooms are equipped with air conditioning, private bathrooms with hot water showers, and flat screen televisions. Breakfast is complimentary and served daily. Wi-Fi is also complimentary and available throughout the hotel. Casa Verde is located in the center of the historic district in Santa Marta, amongst wonderful restaurants and nightlife and just minutes away from Santa Marta’s beautiful parks, cathedrals, and the water. ... more   less 
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