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“Perfect understated luxury”
Review of Hotel Casa Amani

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Hotel Casa Amani
Ranked #2 of 110 Santa Marta B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Zurich
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Perfect understated luxury”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

Luxury and hotel are words often used together but what does it really mean?
Here in the Casa Amani in Santa Marta we found that it was a little oasis where we could really relax, it has just everything. The service is truly perfect, breakfast excellent. The rooms and the furniture are understated luxury. There is a pool to cool off in, deck chairs, lounge and Sofa to hang out on. the feeling is much more like a large home than a hotel. The free WiFi speed was great, important as I needed to watch QPR on line. The mini bar was free. There was no extra charge for our six year old daughter. The location is spot on with good restaurants all around, and the beach at the end of the road.

Room Tip: We stayed in the big room at the back of the hotel. It was great.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

Felipe was a very gracious host. He gave us good ideas of what to do (visit Minca!). The house is beautifully decorated and very comfortable to hang out and read, chat with Felipe, or meet the other guests. The breakfasts were delicious and lots of food--with a different and exotic fruit salad every morning. This is one of the best places I have ever stayed!
Thank you Felipe!

Room Tip: All the rooms are beautiful.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

This B&B is simply wonderful. We unfortunately only had a short stay, but I would recommend it to anyone without hesitation. In a nutshell: (1) The location is amazing. You are literally around the corner from all the restaurants and bars (which are either on Carrera 3 or Calle 19-20-21), BUT it is still quiet; (2) Casa Amani itself is beautiful. It feels like your home, but WAY cooler. There are 5 rooms and all are named after the word "peace", but in different languages. And you can see the care and detail by which every piece in the place was selected--from the placement of the hammock to the dining area which sits in the open veranda next to the open kitchen where breakfast is made; (3) Felipe, the owner is amazing. He takes the time to get to know you, while making you feel like you have been friends with him for ages. He joined us for breakfast, sat with us when we were relaxing by the pool, and even invited us to join his friends for drinks on NYE; (4) The breakfast is awesome. Tropical fruits, homemade yogurt and granola, fresh breads and spreads, eggs, and a selection of drinks.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

Casa Amani is one of the loveliest places I have ever stayed. Beautifully decorated by its charming owner, Felipe Camargo, at times it was difficult to convince myself to go out and explore Santa Marta! But not just the comfort of the hotel, the friendliness of Felipe, his delightful sister and their lovely staff made my stay there so warm and enjoyable. I met other guests and was included in outings, so I forgot that I was travelling on my own. I can't recommend it highly enough and I would definitely go back there again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Reviewed December 17, 2012

What a gem of a bed and breakfast! I just took a full tour by the very gracious host and owner, Felipe after my friend Ivonned recommended it as one of the best in Santa Marta. Such a beautiful property with perfectly designed and decorated rooms. A romantic and relaxing charm permiates the entire space. I give it 5 stars for it's quaint and stylish elegance! I'll be back.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

Casa Amani is a real jewel. The bedrooms are all well kitted out with excellent bathrooms and showers and flat-screen TV and mini-bar, but all these things don't capture the love and taste that has been poured into the restoration of this small colonial house in the centre of Santa Marta. The large communal living and dining area has a small pool, and is full of wonderful paintings, books and artifacts from the owner's trips around the world. Breakfast is also wonderful - granola, fresh fruit, lovely local sour cream and yogurt and eggs and toast/arepas. The professionalism and friendliness of the staff ensure that you relax and enjoy your stay. This is one of the best small hotels I have stayed in during many years of travel - it is what a 'boutique' hotel should be, tasteful but not pretentious and staffed with real care to ensure you have a great time.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

Walking into Amani is like entering a parallel universe wherein the midst of the city you can find a place to rest and enjoy the pleasures life can bring you. Healthy breakfast, very comfortable rooms and the company of people from around the world are the minimum aspects you can enjoy at Amani. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed November 2012
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Property: Hotel Casa Amani
Address: Calle 18 No. 2-72, Santa Marta, Colombia
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Location: Colombia > Magdalena Department > Santa Marta District > Santa Marta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 110 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Marta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Casa Amani 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
CASA AMANI offers a combination of taste, beauty, peace and harmony. Decorated with items from Africa, Asia, Europe and America. AMANI means PEACE in Swahili, the largest and most influential African language. CASA AMANI combines personal attention, taste for the best, cultural awareness, languages and the desire to make you proud of your visit to Colombia. CASA AMANI in Santa Marta offers a variety of packages to ensure that you enjoy and learn about Colombia in a matter of days…! With a range of options for accommodation in Santa Marta, we also offer our own exclusive accommodation, and a variety of top and middle range hotels, bed and breakfasts, hostels and beautiful rural 'cabanas' in surrounding beaches and forests. CASA AMANI is also a member of the IGLTA. ... more   less 
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