Recently my husband and friend stayed at this hotel. We negotiated special arrangements via email with the front desk to accommodate 3 adults traveling together. They responded immediately and proactively helped up come up with a solution. Upon checking in, we met the owner Jacob who actually walked us down to the main square and gave us some highlights we should see on a quiet Sunday morning. He was very helpful and followed up with us later in our visit to assure things were going well. Franklin at the front desk was always very friendly and helped us book all our tours and even arranged a private car for us directly to Cartagena (best way to go). The front desk attendant could always speak English and was very helpful to direct us around the city and help make reservations. Once we started talking to some other tourist we found out this was rare and felt very lucky as many places did not speak English.
The rooms were great. They were very comfortable and clean and I could not have asked for more! The breakfast was delicious and was cooked to order each morning.
I can't recommend this hotel more highly! I would suggest it to anyone and the upgraded price is definitely worth it!
- 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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