I arrived in Santa Marta on Feb.22, 2013, and the scene as the plane descended was simply stunning. Upon arrival into the small airport, I was greeted by the tour guide, Diva, who instantly called me by name and guided me to the bus which took me to the hotel.
I love that the hotel is not far from the airport, and even closer to the beach. Irotama Resort: The naturally green hotel, is just that. As you approach the hotel you will pass Irotama Del Sol, and Irotama Del Mar is only a short distance walking the pathway with the beach on the other side. Beautifully kept landscapes and grounds, helpful staff and beautifully appointed rooms, a variety of restaurants and entertainment, all within walking distance.
Walking into my room, and being greeted with such a large room, was just easy to fall into. Large shower with a clothing line, dressing area, large closets with room for a family or a diabolical diva with umpteen clothing choices, extra blankets, sheets, mattress pad, king size bed, kitchenette, stocked with pots, pans, glasses, cutlery, coffee maker, refrigerator, dining area, living area, and an enormous balcony which can accommodate at least 20 people comfortably for a get together, and a hammock. Not to mention an incredible view of the other resorts and beach.
Had a wonderful buffet breakfast at Coco's Bar, with a LOT of options; both American and Colombian options enough to satisfy every palette.
The one downside was: The fact that I had no hot water - BUT, with the island being so hot, the surprisingly cool/cold water was refreshing.
I absolutely enjoyed my stay at Irotama.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the Pozos Colorados area, 20 minutes from Santa Marta, Irotama captures all the magic and enchantment of a luxurious Caribbean hotel. This breathtaking resort is surrounded by nature and has tennis courts, a golf draving range and a kilometer long beach. Come discover it! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Irotama Hotel Santa Marta