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Casa de Isabella - a Kali Hotel
Ranked #1 of 67 Hotels in Santa Marta
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“Most beatiful hotel in Colombia”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

Our 9 days stay at Casa de Isabella were simply perfect! The price is really good for the quality you get. The staff and the owners are extraordinarily friendly and helpful, so that they e.g. supported me with their full heart to arrange something to celebrate my marriage proposal to my girlfriend! That is what I understand of service!!!
It is a really peaceful place near the beach of Santa Marta, perfect to have a beautiful retreat from where you can plan your trips to Tayrona Park, Taganga, great beaches, quebrada de valencia, etc. which are all very easy to reach from this central spot.
The rooms are cosy, well climated and really clean.
The little pool is very nice and fits perfect for enjoying a hot day at the hotel terrace.
Breakfast is varied and really good (fresh fruits, coffee and juice included).
The private suites with own jacuzzi are great, with a nice view over the harbour of Santa Marta.(See my pictures)
If you like a very beautiful hotel with great atmosphere where you are warmily welcomed, We can highly reccomend Casa the Isabella.

Thanks a lot for making our holidays in Colombia unforgetable, dear team of Casa de Isabella!

Kathrin and Markus

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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brian_sutcliffe, Owner at Casa de Isabella - a Kali Hotel, responded to this review, October 8, 2012
We really enjoyed having you and your NOW fiance:) Everyone was so excited for both of you and your type of stories make our hotel a fun place. We all had a wonderful time at the bar in the evenings with you and our other guests that week.

Next time you will know about Villa Maria for a romantic few nights. Sorry we were not advertising when you came last time.

Also remember we open Casa de Leda Spa Hotel in December and check your inbox for our newsletter with some specials we are offering our Isabella guests.
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

Fully taken away by this hotel. We booked this on a stag trip for a group of us last minute and were extremely impressed. We arrived after a long trip and were greated incredibly well. the service is excellent, all the staff are extremely helpful and to our surprise we had a roof top jacuzzi with amazing views!!!

Would recommend this to anyone looking for an amazing place in Santa Marta... But make sure you book the suite.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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brian_sutcliffe, Owner at Casa de Isabella - a Kali Hotel, responded to this review, October 8, 2012
Great review and thank you for allowing us to serve you. I added you to our monthly newsletter so check you email inbox as we are going to be offering our Isabella guests some great perks and specials. These will not be advertised and only for previous guests of Isabella to further build rapore with our clientele.
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

Loved being there! A real "Coup de Coeur"
The rooms are excellent! Modern and yet cozy... with a certain chill out ambiance! (and the Apple TV actually makes a difference...) My room was excellent, but before you choose your room take a good look, because when I got there I got jealous of a better room!!! I think there is one with a private jacuzzi on a terrace, but not sure :)
The Service excellent... they try hard to please guests! (I had a suit ironed on a Sunday!?!?!?!)
Price was excellent... even for Mini-Bar!A lot of very nice restaurants nearby... Go for a walk first... and then choose!
Do not miss Tayrona and the beach there! Take some Tennis shoes because you will go on the colombian rain forest for at least an hour walking! But either Rain Forest or Beach are really a must!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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brian_sutcliffe, Owner at Casa de Isabella - a Kali Hotel, responded to this review, September 17, 2012
Thanks for the great review. We feel so good when we see wonderful feedback from our guests that show we are doing good work.
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Reviewed August 30, 2012 via mobile

The hotel has a nice pool on the top. The staff is always looking forward to help you . I didn't like the ubication, in front of the hotel runs a very low class bar so every night you see things you don't wanna see if you go wih your kids.

  • Stayed August 2012
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brian_sutcliffe, Owner at Casa de Isabella - a Kali Hotel, responded to this review, September 17, 2012
Thanks for the great review.
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

After 3 weeks traveling at the great country COLOMBIA with a group off DUTCH travelers we stayed 7 nighs more at this wonderful, small, friendly,lovely hotel.We choose this hotel for the great discount they gave us and the feeling from the beginning that we are more than welcome!!
We had a very nice room at the ground floor with a lot off space,great bathroom! The staff speaks very good English and they were all very very helpfull to make you feel at home! Also the staff who were making the breakfast and cleaning our room are very very nice!The breakfast was great every morning and we can choose what we wanted for breakfast.It was a good beginning off our days at Santa Marta.We also used the swimming pool on the second floor and that feels wonderfull after a day walking! It was for us a perfect end off our holliday for 4 weeks at Colombia. If we ever come again to Santa Marta we surely go back to the CASA de ISABELLA HOTEL BOUTIQUE. THANKS for everything and we wish you all good luck!!!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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brian_sutcliffe, Owner at Casa de Isabella - a Kali Hotel, responded to this review, August 26, 2012
Thank you for the wonderful review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope that you come again. I know this was a 1 time visit to Colombia but I hope we made your stay enjoyable enough that you want to make a 2nd visit:) Thanks!
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

We did two nights at Casa Isabella, bracketing a weekend at nearby Tayrona National Park.

We had the small room that is available for discount through trip advisor. It is very clean, with a huge shower and a big bed, just not a ton of floor space. But (But!) it's a ridiculously good deal. I think it worked out to about $117 USD for a night.

So, sure, it's not one of those swanky suites upstairs, but a good room, good breakfast, afternoon coffee, and a nice pool? I'd take it again.

However, the best part about this place was the staff. My wife and I know very little Spanish, but two of the young guys on staff were fluent in English and helped make transportation arrangements and even called into a remote campground in Tayrona for us to get details before we treked out.

Returning from Tayrona, we needed some laundry done fast. It wasn't going to make the next delivery, but the staff pulled it off anyway.

Oh, and my wife was thrilled with the massive wine pour at the bar. Santa Marta is a great town and this is a perfect home base.

Room Tip: The suites upstairs looked awesome, but if you're looking to save money, you won't be disapp...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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brian_sutcliffe, Owner at Casa de Isabella - a Kali Hotel, responded to this review, August 3, 2012
Thanks for the wonderful review and also thanks for pointing out the price specials we have been running for Trip Advisor clients. We do feel it is a tremedous value and as a matter of fact we really have a hard time making money at these price points with our costs. Anyway we understand we are new and need to build a client base and become as good as we can service wise. I will have to speak with the staff about the large pours of wine:) hahaha
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Pulheim, Germany
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

This hotel is located right in the center of Santa Marta, a very nice and unique boutique hotel.
We had a friendly staff, especially the room service/breakfast team, because we always got a worm smile from them in the morning with a personalized and delicious breakfast with freshly-made fruit juice (with plenty of refills :-) )
From this place you can explore downtown Santa Marta with typical Carribean-style small houses. Here you can find a lot of nice restaurants nearby which offer international cuisine.
The hotel patio is a great place to relax after a tour of the Sierra nevada National Park. You will enjoy your stay whether it is for one or two days or two weeks.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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brian_sutcliffe, Owner at Casa de Isabella - a Kali Hotel, responded to this review, August 3, 2012
Thanks for the wonderful review. We really are trying to offer top service and accomadations at good price points. Reviews like these and Trip Advisor has helped us get the word out about what we are doing to change the landscape of Santa Marta hotel options.
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Property: Casa de Isabella - a Kali Hotel
Address: Carrera 2 N. 19-20 | Centro, Santa Marta, Colombia (Formerly Casa de Isabella Hotel Boutique)
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Location: Colombia > Magdalena Department > Santa Marta District > Santa Marta
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Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 67 Hotels in Santa Marta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Casa de Isabella - a Kali Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa de Isabella pays homage to the charm and history of Santa Marta's colonial era while ushering in a future rich in culture and beauty. Founded in 1525, Santa Marta is Colombia's oldest city. Its natural port provided a refuge from long journeys on Spanish galleons, and its position on the north coast allowed explorers to use it as a base camp for trips to the interior. Casa de Isabella sits in the Centro Historico, the Old City of Santa Marta. This area, first developed after the Manzanares river receded in 1850, holds buildings that reflect traditional Mudejar architecture. The building's original owners inhabited the house for four generations and contributed significantly to the city's growth in the 19th and 20th centuries. In renovating the hotel for the modern era, we consistently chose classic style, maintaining the original integrity of the building and its surrounding neighborhood. Our guests feel the simplicity of Santa Marta's natural charm while enjoying modern comforts. From the greenery of the courtyard to the intimacy of a personal rooftop pool, Casa de Isabella fuses the tranquility of Colombian culture with top quality hotel conveniences. With lighting fast Wi-Fi, complimentary I-Pads, and Apple TV, as well as restored furniture and handmade adornments, this hotel stays anchored in tradition while looking ahead toward a bright future. We have proudly renovated the most beautiful boutique hotel in the Colombian Caribbean. ... more   less 
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