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Hotel Betoma
Ranked #48 of 67 Hotels in Santa Marta
Reviewed June 23, 2008

This hotel was a pleasant surprise as we had heard about it thru a friend. One block to the beach, good sized rooms, awesome views and great staff make the no hot water and little electric shocks bearable.

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  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 20, 2008

Stayed here for 2 days in June, for about $50/night for a single, does not provide breakfast.
No hot water, phone service limited, only old style rotary dial phones in room.
Lamps by bed had rather dangerous open wires, causing minor shock when held the wrong way
AC adequate, but fan knob broken
But close to lovely beach, my balcony had a great view of the water.
Lonely planet phone numbers are wrong--try 422-7340, fax 422 8012
Emails did not seem to work, best to phone directly, no English spoken.
But clean, quiet, and safe, with an adequate price, would stay again.

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 2, 2008

I stayed at this hotel for 10 days straight in April of 2008. It is in a great location half a block to El Rodadero beach. The staff are excellent. The hotel and rooms are clean. The hotel is dated but nice. Limited hot water and low water pressure from the shower head but this did not bother me as it was so hot out I didn't want a hot shower. Desk staff gave great local information to me. I found other, cheaper places to stay while I was there but stuck with Betoma because it is safe, secure, they accept credit card payments, and no cockroaches! You will be glad you picked this place, and try to negotiate a room rate with them. All of this assumes you want to go to Santa Marta and be hounded by street vendors day and night...

  • Stayed: April 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 19, 2007

Hotel Betoma is located just half a block from the main beach in Santa Marta. It was constructed probably in the 1960s and has not been renovated since. Its style is thus cute in a kitsch sort of way. The best feature of the hotel is its location. All rooms have balconies with views of both the beach (to the left) and the gorgeous mountain forest landscape that surrounds Santa Marta (front and to the right). Rooms are air conditioned and comfortable, and service is friendly. This is a relatively no frills option compared to some other hotels in Santa Marta that feature swimming pools, direct ocean views from bed, newer or more charming decor, etc., but its price can't be beat. In the off season, we got a double for US$40 (list price was about $65). We noted that some rooms had three or even four beds, making this a great budget option for groups of friends traveling together.

  • Stayed: August 2007, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: June 2017, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: May 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 31, 2016
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Stayed: April 2016
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Address: Calle 8 1a - 58 | El Rodadero, Santa Marta 470001, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Magdalena Department > Santa Marta District > Santa Marta
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #48 of 67 Hotels in Santa Marta
Price Range: $46 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Betoma 2.5*
Number of rooms: 60
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