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Casa de Isabella - a Kali Hotel
Ranked #1 of 67 Hotels in Santa Marta
Certificate of Excellence
Essex, England
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great choice in Santa Marta”
Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

Stayed at this hotel for three nights in August. Staff were warm and welcoming, with English spoken at reception. Our room was comfortable, well appointed, with a Private roof top plunge Pool. The bathroom was spacious with an excellent shower. The room also had a good sized TV and very efficient air conditioning. Although the hotel is in downtown, and therefore close to bars and restaurants, We did not hear any noise during our stay. I highly recommend this hotel as a good base for exploring this wonderful city.

Stayed August 2014
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Jacob_Schwarz, Propietario at Casa de Isabella - a Kali Hotel, responded to this review, September 3, 2014
Thank you so much for this review. We work to provide a top quality hotel with world-class service and luxury at a reasonable price. It is important to us to maintain a fully bilingual reception, as it is comforting to many of our non Spanish-speaking guests to gets directions and recommendations in English. We are glad you enjoyed the location, as it is just a block or so from many activities, but far enough so that any weekend noise does not reach the hotel. We hope to see you again in the future!
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed August 26, 2014

From the minute we stepped up to the gorgeous entry gate we knew we were exactly where we were supposed to be. We absolutely loved every minute at Casa de Isabella and only wish we could have stopped time to give us more days and nights. The staff was beyond helpful, gracious, professional and kind. Our suite was stunning and the private rooftop pool with a beautiful view at sunset was perfect. We will be back - without a doubt. A million thanks for making us feel so special.

Room Tip: Choose one of the two suites if possible. They are all beautiful though!
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Jacob_Schwarz, Propietario at Casa de Isabella - a Kali Hotel, responded to this review, September 3, 2014
Thanks a lot for this review. We couldn't ask for kinder words. It warms our hearts to know we made your holiday so special. The suites with private terraces and rooftop plunge pools have spectacular views of the Santa Marta bay as well as the city and the mountains. Its great to hear you will be back sometime! When you book, remember to contact us directly (via email or through our booking webpage) for great discounts and promotions.
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Shanghai, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2014

The hotel is a charming house in the center of the "Centro Historico". It is very well located close to the beach, Marina, shopping, historic sights, and night life. The service personnel are very friendly and always ready to help. Rooms were very charming with all the modern necessities one could need, even Apple TV. Breakfast was also very relaxing and good. I would recommend this hotel to young or old couples looking for a romantic get-away. But it is also good for families. Don't look further, this is a great choice in Santa Marta!

Room Tip: Try to choose higher level rooms as the room on first floor is across kitchen so it can be a bit noi...
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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Jacob_Schwarz, Propietario at Casa de Isabella - a Kali Hotel, responded to this review, September 3, 2014
Thanks for this review! It was our pleasure to have you with us and to show you around the city a bit. We appreciate your comment about the service personnel, because we know that no matter how good the location or how fancy the rooms, it is attention to detail and personal service that makes a great hotel stay. We hope to see you again sometime! Remember to book direct with the hotel (via email or our website) for great promotions and discounts.
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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed August 12, 2014

I was traveling solo through Colombia and spontaneously decided to make a trip to Tayrona. Needing a place to stay, I booked a room here last minute, and I am so glad that I did. The staff was friendly and helpful, the room was clean and comfortable, and the entire decor of the hotel was exceptional. I felt right at home at Casa de Isabella. Would definitely recommend a stay here and I hope to be back again myself in the future!

Room Tip: Roof access is online for the occupants on the third floor. Worthwhile upgrade.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
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Jacob_Schwarz, Propietario at Casa de Isabella - a Kali Hotel, responded to this review, August 21, 2014
Thanks a lot for reviewing us! We are glad you found us last minute during your trip to Santa Marta. It is our goal for every guest to leave pleasantly surprised, and we appreciate the opportunity to have reached that goal with you. If you ever find yourself back in the area, we would love to have you here again. Remember to book directly with the hotel for great discounts and promotions.
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Litchfield Park, Arizona
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Reviewed August 11, 2014

Stayed there one night before we went into Tayrona NP. Really nice room, very comfortable, clean and had all the amenities. Apple TV to help relax which was nice as we had long trip from Cartagena. Breakfast was really good, they gave you choices which was nice. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Nice location with good restaurants nearby. Price might be higher than other places in Santa Marta but we felt it was reasonable and it was well worth it. Loved the shower!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Jacob_Schwarz, Propietario at Casa de Isabella - a Kali Hotel, responded to this review, September 3, 2014
Thanks a lot for this review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay, as we strive for all guests to leave pleasantly surprised by our service and quality. Santa Marta is an up and coming city with many great restaurants, bars, and activities - especially Tayrona National Park and the area beaches. We are excited to be a part of the new wave of change occurring, and are glad you experienced it.
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Yekaterinburg, Russia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here during our trip to Santa Marta and Tayrona park, hotel is situated just in the center and it's close to everything (though there is almost nothing to see there except Tayrona, of course). We sated there for 2 nights and it was one of the best hotels we had in Colombia! Rooms are spacious and nicely and stylishly decorated, there is a good breakfast on the morning upstairs next to the pool area, it felt like a piece of heaven! I would definitely stay there again! And the staff was very helpful too and spoke excellent English!

  • Stayed June 2014
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Jacob_Schwarz, Propietario at Casa de Isabella - a Kali Hotel, responded to this review, August 21, 2014
Thank you kindly for these wonderful words. We are proud to have been among your favorite hotels, and thrilled that you took note of so many aspects of Casa de Isabella. Our multi-lingual reception is important to us, as we strive to provide world class service, luxury, and attention to detail in the language of our guests. We hope that you make it back to visit us sometime! Remember to book direct with the hotel for great promotions like free airport pickup.
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is a wonderful boutique hotel in the historic center of Santa Marta. The rooms are unbelievable. Go to their website and check out the pics! It is even nicer than in the pics. The service was great, the owners were around and were super friendly, and the price was very reasonable for what you get. Close to lots of nice restaurants and the ocean.

Room Tip: Stay here by all means. Perhaps not the best for kids.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Jacob_Schwarz, Propietario at Casa de Isabella - a Kali Hotel, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
Thank you for these kind words. We cannot ask for a better compliment than you have given us. We are so happy that our hard work comes across to our guests with great stays and positive experiences. It is our goal for everyone to leave feeling great about not only the quality of the service and rooms, but the value as well. We appreciate all feedback, be it positive or constructive, and hope you find yourself back in Colombia soon! Be sure to always book directly with the hotel (via email or on our website) for great discounts and promotions.
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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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
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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