Svahns ApartaHotel

Svahns ApartaHotel

Calle 16 N° 1 B - 04, Taganga, Santa Marta Municipality Colombia
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4.0
#7 of 14 hotels in Taganga
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.7 of 5 bubbles
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Located 21 m from Taganga beach, Svahns ApartHotel offers six (6) self-catering accommodations with Free Wi-Fi, in Santa Marta, Colombia. BBQ facilities are available for guest use. The rooms in Svahns ApartHotel feature king size beds, kitchens, dining areas, air conditioning, plasma TVs, amenities facilities, linens, towels, minibar and balconies. Some rooms feature private terraces with sea views. Guests can request luggage storage and tourism information. Svahns ApartHotel is a 30-minute drive from Taganga Bus Terminal Station and a 40-minute drive from Taganga Airport.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Beach
Hiking
Babysitting
Children's television networks
Airport transportation
Open-air bath
Street parking
Wifi
Highchairs available
Solarium
Rooftop terrace
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Minibar
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Trendy
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

Calle 16 N° 1 B - 04, Taganga, Santa Marta Municipality Colombia
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Grade: 97 out of 100
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Simon Bolivar Airport
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E Cortissoz Airport
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1 Attraction
within 0.5 kilometers
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slbucsanyi wrote a review Feb 2014
Armenia, Colombia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
There were 6 of us who stayed in the biggest apartment. It was very clean and comfortable. I liked the location because it was so close to the beach and restaurants. The only problem was the club music stayed on all night long until like 6 a.m. I chose this place because we were charged by the room, not for each person.
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Date of stay: October 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: It just depends on how many people are in your group.
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Caro2401 wrote a review Jan 2012
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I traveled with my Family (of 6) and after seeing the Website and reading the reviews we made a reservation on Svahns. Cristina (one of the owners) was super friendly to us. We reserved our room in advance, and had no problem when we wanted to do little changes on the dates.
Our room was comfortable, with a private Balcony, A/C, Plasma TV, Kitchen and Fridge. I really like the concept they use to built the whole thing! The best part was the terrace! The Weekend we traveled was very busy and the Beaches were after 10 a.m too full (for what me and my sister like) So we ended up taking the sun up there, and on the Afternoon an amazing view of the sunset :)
If I come back, I'll stay here. Of course you can find cheaper places, but as one of the reviewers said:is a bit of Luxury in Taganga
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Date of stay: January 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Cristina R, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Svahns ApartaHotel
Responded 02 Apr 2014
de antemano le agradecemos a esta cliente por brindarnos la oportunidad de ver situaciones para mejoria del hotel, svahns aparta hotel a diario trabaja para que nuestros visitantes tengan una experiencia única. pensando la mejor forma de brindarles confort y buen servicio. para las temporadas altas existe muchos movimientos ( turistas, eventos y mucho trafico) y por ser el mismo los precios suben . aseguramos que seguimos con mejorias en cuanto SVAHNS APARTA HOTEL TAGANGA sea su mejor eleccion. bienvenidos. equipo svahns
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Sven Ivar J wrote a review Nov 2011
Kvinesdal
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I've have been to Taganga several times, and I always end up staying at Svahns. Michell is a great guy from Sweden, and he has constructed something very distinct from the rest of the accomodations you will find in Taganga. The rooms are spacious, the beds enourmous, and the price is good. The location is just of the beach, 30 meters from the beach promenade.
I'd recommend this to anyone looking for a bit of luxury while in Taganga.
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Date of stay: October 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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cLo3 wrote a review Jan 2012
San Francisco
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice accommodations are extremely hard to find in Taganga and I stayed at Svahns after looking at 5 different hotels. I read positive reviews of this place and have no idea what everyone is talking about. This place is awful. The rooms are 'nicer', the rooms smell funny, the curtains do not keep any light out, and the shower and toilet and sink are combined all in one open space creating a huge mess. It is extremely expensive -- I paid the same price for a VERY nice room in Cartagena that was 10x better. Also, I live in Manhattan New York, make a six figure income, and I thought it was expensive and not worth it. The WORST part was the owners. Two extremely rude people who were never helpful and never answered our phone calls or emails. There was a blackout for over 20 hours and they didn't even bother to give us any flashlights, ask if we need anything or provide candles. It was an awful experience being here with no lights. They refused to give us a discount after the horrid experience. I decided NOT to store my luggage with them because I was certain I would not get it back. Please be careful, everyone in Taganga is so nice and so respectful -- I was in complete shock with the owners of Svahns. Absolutely awful. I will tell anyone I know who travels to Colombia: "You must go to Taganga, but be careful, do NOT stay at Svahns".
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Date of stay: December 2011
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Cristina R, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Svahns ApartaHotel
Responded 02 Apr 2014
svahns aparta hotel agradece a este cliente por la gran oportunidad de ver situaciones y brindarle la mejorias necesarias para que seamos su mejor opcion al vicitar TAGANGA.
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Benjamin T wrote a review Nov 2016
Leeds, United Kingdom
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived to Svahns apartment early Wednesday morning after visiting Tayrona National Park. Up until that point our stay in Colombia had been amazing. When we arrived at the make shift reception (a bedroom with a Desktop computer) we were told that our reservation could not be located. Even given the fact I had produced our reservation email from Hotels.com. To make the situation even worse, the lady working that particular day was unfriendly and unhelpful. After prolonged discussions she finally found our reservation.

Once we entered the room we found out that the Hotel does not provide hot water. This meant cold showers.

The bathroom was a wet room which didnt drain water properly. Therefore it meant anybody wanting to use the toilet after a shower was lucky to make out alive without a broken leg or dislocated shoulder.

The beds were uncomfortable and linen not fresh. My friend ended up sleeping on the floor as it was more comfortable.

Around 6pm on the Wednesday night, we abruptly got a knock at the door asking for us to pay for the room now or we would be kicked out. Further we were told that the card machine was not working and we would have to pay cash. This was in complete contrast to what "hotels.com" had written in our reservation. Given that Taganga only has one cash machine in the whole town which very often runs out of cash.

Reception was not open at 8am (as advertised) so we could check out.

Overall I would highly recommend to anyone wanting to stay in Taganga to firstly consider a stay in Santa Marta and just get a bus to Taganga or Taxi if your doing your diving. However if you do decide to stay Taganga stay away from this hotel! This service is awful especially considering the money paid for one night.
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Date of stay: November 2016
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Do not stay here! If there is nothing in Taganga go Santa marta
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Whatthef2009 wrote a review Jan 2014
Quebec
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I was supposed to stay 12 days, but stayed only 2 and moved to other hotel. The main beds are King as in the photo's but quite hard. Had unit # 6. Terrible noise at night due to the loudest bar in town on the same block, Noisy air conditioner did not even drown out the noise from the music. No closet in the room to put clothes in. My wifes family had another unit, the sofa bed was actually a 3-4 inch foam. When we asked to do something about the foam bed, all we were told is that was all that was available. Apparantly, Michael divorced Christina and moved back to Sweden and let her manage it now.
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Date of stay: December 2013
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If going to Taganga, I would recommend either Baleina Azul, Bahia Taganga, Or Ocean Taganga...
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Nykogut wrote a review Sept 2011
Barranquilla, Colombia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Went to Taganga with my gf for a scuba trip. Did not need anything else. 6 room hotel, very clean, king bed, bathroom, nice little kitchen to cook with a refrigerator. The street outside is unpaved but no need to worry. Taganga is a ver safe place, full of people from all over the world.

Beach is about a 30 second walk from the door. At night you can walk and eat at very nice places, and some great bars too at walking distance. Sunday is the day when the locals come to the beach, so it is best to avoid it. Scuba diving is awesome. You can take a boat ride to the beaches nearby for a day trip the same day.

It is awe inspiring with the mountains nearby and beautiful transparent water at the beach, Just enjoy yourself and relax at this great hotel and great place.
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Date of stay: September 2011
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kara L wrote a review Jan 2016
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Relaxing, kind service and good breakfast. We loved the staff and the location at Svahns. They extended our stay and helped us with alternative accommodation when we were in a bind. Rooms are nothing special, but they are clean, comfortable and reasonably priced.
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Date of stay: December 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Nickng83 wrote a review Nov 2011
San Francisco, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were a group of 9 friends looking for a place to stay in Taganga and at first could not believe the deal we got for Svahn's. The rooms are spacious and modern, the hotel is brand new, and its located near the center of Taganga. We ended up paying $23/person for two rooms - some people slept on the couch or mattresses, but it wasn't cramped at all. The owner was very accommodating and gave good advice on nearby attractions in Tayrona. Highly recommend this as a value for money option.
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Date of stay: October 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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kwilliamw9 wrote a review Mar 2018
Kyle Whittaker
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I've stayed here two years in a row and they have been excellent to me both years. The staff are very friendly and accommodating to whatever you need. Hotel is clean Modern and Safe. Perfect place to park your motorcycle if that is needed. I lived in Taganaga for a year and a half a long time ago so am very familiar with the different hotel options and I still choose this place for location security and comfort.

Also their wifi is good. I was able to continue working and making skype calls to land lines in Canada without a problem :)
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Date of stay: March 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from svahns h, Director de Recepción at Svahns ApartaHotel
Responded 22 Dec 2019
Muchas gracias por tu comentario, es muy importante para nosotros!
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cristina R asked a question Nov 2016
Santa Marta, Colombia7 contributions1 helpful vote
gracias quiero saber de cuanto esta cerca del mar?
Answer from cristina R
Santa Marta, Colombia7 contributions1 helpful vote
a 50 metros
Benjamin T wrote a tip Nov 2016
Leeds, United Kingdom9 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do not stay here! If there is nothing in Taganga go Santa marta"
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CraigZap wrote a tip Nov 2015
Savannah, Georgia77 contributions59 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Upstairs room"
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Victor G wrote a tip Apr 2015
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The room close to the balcony"
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slbucsanyi wrote a tip Feb 2014
Armenia, Colombia6 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It just depends on how many people are in your group."
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Whatthef2009 wrote a tip Jan 2014
Quebec11 contributions17 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"If going to Taganga, I would recommend either Baleina Azul, Bahia Taganga, Or Ocean Taganga International"
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PRICE RANGE
R 950 - R 1,077 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ColombiaMagdalena DepartmentSanta Marta MunicipalityTaganga
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Svahns ApartaHotel
What are some of the property amenities at Svahns ApartaHotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, airport transportation, and room service.
Which room amenities are available at Svahns ApartaHotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Svahns ApartaHotel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Svahns ApartaHotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Svahns ApartaHotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Divanga Bar Restaurant, Restaurante Bar Babaganoush, and Pachamama.
Does Svahns ApartaHotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Svahns ApartaHotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Svahns ApartaHotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Taganga.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Svahns ApartaHotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Svahns ApartaHotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Paseo El Camellón (3.7 km), Centro Historico de Santa Marta (3.3 km), and Bahia de Santa Marta (4.4 km).
Is Svahns ApartaHotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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