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Hotel Nueva Granada
Ranked #7 of 110 Santa Marta B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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112 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Well mentained”
Reviewed September 13, 2008

Nice location, right in the center of everything (though i guess everything is in the center in Santa Marta). I have stayed two nights on the different occasions but i believe they expected me back so they didn't give away my room for the entire time i was away (about 7 days). They had a storage room so it's pretty safe to leave your luggage there.
Hotel is very nice and well mentained, but i have to agree with a previos review that bed and pillows were pretty hard so i slept on the bed in my own sleeping beg.
Breakfast was fantastic and the personel very helpful.
I didn't have problems with bedbugs though i saw a huge cockroach in my bathroom. Needless to say that after 5 days in South America you get used to them and don't pay attention. So i wouldn't say it was something extraordinary.

Stayed August 2008
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Reviewed December 12, 2007

This hotel is in a good location, not far from Parque Bolivar and the beach. It has colonial charm and a good atmosphere. However, there are some problems:
*We got covered in insect bites. Not sure if they were bedbugs or mosquitoes. Most likely the former, since I did not see many mosquitoes and we had more than 20 bites each.
*Beds uncomfortable and fitted sheets always coming off.
*No hot water (although not much of an issue with the Santa Marta heat).

We told the owner / manager about the bugs and he just laughed. Was not in the least apologetic or helpful.

Breakfast was okay. 1hr free internet access per night was good.

$33 for a double room with bath and fan.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — insects
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Nueva Granada
Address: Calle 12 No. 3-17 | Centro Historico y Cultural de Santa Marta, Santa Marta, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Magdalena Department > Santa Marta District > Santa Marta
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 110 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Marta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Nueva Granada 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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