GIO Hotel Santa Marta Tama

GIO Hotel Santa Marta Tama

Calle 80 # 1-10, Santa Marta, Santa Marta Municipality 470006 Colombia
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3.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.1 of 5 bubbles
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3.7 of 5 bubbles
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GIO Hotel Santa Marta Tama by 3C Hotels is located in the exclusive area of Pozos Colorados, between the airport Simón Boliva and the historical center of Santa marta. The hotel GIO Santa Marta is the ideal place for a family holiday or a business trip to Santa Marta . From the charms of the caribbean ocean to the magic of Sierra Nevada, Tayrona Park or the Lost City, all options easy to visit from this hotel in Santa Marta, Colombia. Only five minutes drive from the touristic zone of El rodadero, the place is characterized by security and cleanlinnes of its beaches. The modern hotel counts with 36 guest rooms, 2 pools, direct beach access, a restaurant and meetings room. Book a superior room and enjoy an ocean view.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Spa
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
Quiet
Languages Spoken
Spanish
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Olerk wrote a review Aug 2022
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The breakfast is very good. The pool table and the pin pon table are good for entertainment. The room for three people has a good distribution, but the cleaning lady does not knock on the door before opening. Neither the street to get to the hotel nor the parking lot is paved, so there was a lot of mud and swamp. The two swimming pools that the hotel has are very small. Only four people can be in the pool, therefore you have to ask for an appointment at the office to be in the pool, which is only given for one hour. You only can be at the pool for one hour. Very sad for a place where is so hot. The hotel does not have its own sun umbrellas you have to pay for them and for the chairs to sit on the beach.
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Date of stay: August 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Cristian K wrote a review Nov 2020
New York City, New York
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Ideal location for family vacation in Santa Marta. We enjoyed access to the pool and beachfront. The staff was personal and professional and helped us enjoy the vacation while being mindful of Covid restrictions and protocols. The breakfast was wonderful.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Susanna H wrote a review Mar 2012
Tampere, Finland
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for one week when arriving to Colombia. The hotel is pretty close to the airport, but faraway from everything else. We took a cab to El Rodadero and Santa Marta every night since there's nothing to do or see around the hotel. If you want to hang on the beach every day and go to bed early every night this place is for you. The beach is ok (but you need to pay for shade and chairs), and there are two tiny pools as well. The breakfast was boring (but first day when we arrived just after breakfast was over, it was a nice touch to still serve it to us), as was the whole menu. And expensive as well.
The room was nice and very clean, but being on second floor it had no view and the balcony was really small anyway. We didn't get warm water in the shower, and since only two persons barely spoke english (the other being a waiter), we never had it fixed.
I wouldn't stay here again on my vacation.
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Date of stay: February 2012
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The higher floors probably have a view of some sort.
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Response from LuisJorgeJimenez, Community Manager at GIO Hotel Santa Marta Tama
Responded 25 Oct 2012
Dear Susanna H: In advance we thank you for the confidence placed in us by choosing to enjoy their holiday in Hotel Tequendama Inn Santa Marta Hotel Tequendama Society, chain of tradition and excellence in service for 59 years in Colombia. We regret any inconvenience you may have had during your stay. Likewise, we tell you that we are making improvements to retell his gracious presence in our hotel. Within these quality processes, this is a phased implementation of hot water at 100% of the rooms, finding recreation programs for adults and children throughout the day in high season supported by a travel agent present in the facilities which offers a number of options to meet the most destination. Moreover, taking advantage of our excellent food and beverage service and by valuable comments, we implemented a breakfast bar based on a broad product range consists of cold juice, a choice of fruit, cereals, breads, hot drinks and proteins. Thanks to your feedback, we implemented the necessary changes and look forward to your visit again wishing you have a memorable experience in the Tequendama Inn Santa Marta Sincerely, Operations Management
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Denis S wrote a review Jul 2015
1.0 of 5 bubbles
dont waste your money and time
rooms filty , air conditioner will not cool dawn the room
breakfast is nasty ,birds are eating from the plates at the same time that they are serving
bed was very unconfortable
bathroom is very filty full of signs telling you how much water you should be using
limited towels and soap
one night we came back to hotel late at night ,and no one was there to open the front gate we waited for 30 minutes to the point that i started kicking the gate till this dude showed up very upset with an attitude saying that he was busy !!
i really hope the people from the hotel read this review i was staying with my familly from 7/1/15 to 7/5/15 room 201
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Date of stay: July 2015
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: find a hotel elsewhere ,very old and noisy rooms
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Gina T wrote a review Nov 2013
Barranquilla, Colombia
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This was the only hotel available by the time my husband and I were going. So even thought was not a 5 stars hotel, we went for it. The first room they gave us had the toilet broken, so they had to move us to another one. The rooms are really small, really small beds, not very clean, you can see spider webs all over the place. The breakfast were really poor, 2 or 3 things to choose from. There is no parking area for the cars, we had to leave it outside the hotel. The tv signal is terrible!!! The only good thing they have is a deck where you can take the sun and it is very private. But the last day we were there, my husband was coming down from it and the stairs broke, he almost felt from up there. They need to work on maintenance!!! For SURE!!! I will NEVER go back to this hotel.
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Date of stay: November 2013
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from MariamFLT, Community Manager at GIO Hotel Santa Marta Tama
Responded 06 Dec 2013
"Dear Mrs. Gina T: Receive a cordial greeting in the name Tequendama Inn Santa Marta and in my own name. Let me thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are very sorry you were not comfortable with your stay. Currently, we are working on those issues you are saying. We look forward to you visiting us again in order to assist you with the best pleasure."
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DLRife wrote a review Aug 2015
Florida
1.0 of 5 bubbles
After checking in prior to 1500 hrs we went to the room.
The AC unit was a in the room model.
I turned it on.
Went to the bathroom and noticed the venetian style windows were open and broken.
Informed the desk.
8 hours later upon our return from Santa Marten found the windows still open and not fixed.
AC unit not doing the job.
Went to the desk and ask for a fan.
None on site.
Then was told if we were staying more then one night they "might" be able to get us another room.
I told the desk manager another night was not in the cards.
Also for the $72 US I paid it was not worth the charge.
The next morning I went down to the kitchen area at 0615 am.
The staff was working on food.
I saw they had coffee going.
I had to DEMAND a cup of coffee and when I asked for some milk for it was told not until 7am.
This came from a girl that was thin short and also looked to be the one in charge.
She was there at 830 running the floor when the rest of my party arrived.
I will never return and will pass my thoughts along to anyone I know going to this area.
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Date of stay: August 2015
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Run Do Not Walk.
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Response from Sociedad Hotele... T, Director de Relaciones Públicas at GIO Hotel Santa Marta Tama
Responded 08 Oct 2015
Mr. Yours sincerely on behalf of the Hotel Tequendama Inn Santa Marta. For us it is very important to have the views of the guests, as this allows us to improve every day looking for providing excellent service. Therefore we appreciate the time you decided to share their experience. They regret the inconvenience , which tells us , were presented during their stay; you can be sure that we will monitor each of the observations to apply the necessary corrections to improve our service, and thus ensure that at the next opportunity you enjoy an unforgettable hotel experience. Sincerely, Yeimi Díaz M.
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wanderwithsav wrote a review Nov 2019
British Columbia, Canada
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I think they had bed bugs... I swear I got devoured by bugs in my sleep. They scarred terribly and started going away a few months later. We did not find our stay here pleasant at all besides receiving massages on the rooftop and having breakfast overlooking the water. I do not recommend this hotel to anyone. I do not like leaving bad reviews and had to think about this for months. Unfortunately, I just don't think you should stay here. We had no choice as this was the only hotel available that could accommodate our group and had enough rooms.
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Date of stay: January 2019
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Marcela P, Public Relations Manager at GIO Hotel Santa Marta Tama
Responded 13 Nov 2019
Dear Wanderwithsav Thanks for sharing your experience. When reading your comment I observe that your stay here was months ago, we would like to know what the exact date was. Our hotel had a change of administration in which improvements have been made in all aspects including sterilization of all our mattresses, pillows and lingerie, however we apologize for the inconvenience caused. and we would really like to be able to count on your visit and show the improvements made. Cordially. Cesar Rodriguez. Manager Hotel Gio Santa Marta
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CA_taveleer wrote a review Feb 2014
Modesto, CA
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A large group of Americans and Canadians stayed here for two weeks while we worked in a nearby town. Secure internet, good food and great access to the beach. It's a taxi ride to the larger town of Santa Marta or Crepes and Waffles.
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Date of stay: January 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from MariamFLT, Community Manager at GIO Hotel Santa Marta Tama
Responded 27 Mar 2014
"Dear CA_taveleer: Receive a cordial greeting in the name of Tequendama Inn Santa Marta and in my own name. Let me thank you for taking the time to review our property. It is really nice for us to read such good comments about our Hotel. The opinion of all our guests is very important for us. We look forward to you visiting us again in order to assist you with the best pleasure."
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jakub h wrote a review Jul 2012
Bogota, Colombia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
ten minutes from Rodadero, ten mins from the airport, 25mins from Taganga, located in peaceful environment; cleaning service very efficient; rooms are spacious and well designed; brilliant breakfast; kind of small swimming pool but next to a beach; who likes swimming like I do, will love this beach, which is more like 150m pool with extremely calm water.
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Date of stay: June 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 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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Response from MariamFLT, Community Manager at GIO Hotel Santa Marta Tama
Responded 24 Jun 2013
Dear Mr. jakub h: Receive a cordial greeting in the name of Tequendama Inn Santa Marta Hotel and in my own name. Let me thank you for giving us your very valid remarks in our services. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay in our hotel; we have a complete cleaning staff to keep in the best conditions our hotel in order to satisfy the guests. We look forward to welcoming you again Yours Sincerely,
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DanteStraivosky wrote a review Apr 2015
Bogota, Colombia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel staff: They're just adorable. Rooms are confortable and quiet, ideal when you're looking for tranquility. Pool is small but I think you don't need at all a pool when the caribbean sea is right next to you. Food is delicious, highly recommended, especially "patacones con hogao". Hotel is close to the airport and close to El Rodadero, but at the same time it's quite so far, so there are not many sellers on the hotel's beach. Relation prize-quality is maybe the best in Santa Marta.
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Date of stay: March 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Sociedad Hotele... T, Community Manager at GIO Hotel Santa Marta Tama
Responded 05 May 2015
Dear Guest: Thanks for writing such a kind comment on tripadvisor´s page. You wrote about how comfortable and quiet our rooms are. We are glad that you have enjoyed tasting our "patacones con Hogao". You make us feel so proud because of the great job we are doing. It is a pleasure for us to serve you. We hope to see you again in a near future. Sincerely, Tequendama Inn Santa Marta.
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Marta b asked a question Oct 2022
Antioquia Department, Colombia
buenas noches, quisiera que me confirmen si hay disponibilidad del 7 al 14 de noviembre y hacer reserva.
Answer from Marta b
Antioquia Department, Colombia
para una habitacion frente al mar
andrea q asked a question Nov 2021
precio noche habitacion niño de 8 años
andrea q asked a question Nov 2021
Buenas noches. precio por noche para niño.
Javier D wrote a tip Oct 2018
Ponte Vedra Beach, United States6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get room on a higher floor."
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Angela Lopez wrote a tip Apr 2018
Norwalk, Connecticut23 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"quieter floors, far from major atractions"
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Fannella wrote a tip May 2016
Panama City, Panama36 contributions11 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Higher rooms are best"
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BogotaJim wrote a tip Mar 2016
Bogota, Colombia145 contributions16 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"#106 to #109 has shade in the afternoon and is in quite courtyard."
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DLRife wrote a tip Aug 2015
Florida2 contributions4 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Run Do Not Walk."
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PRICE RANGE
R 921 - R 1,263 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Hotel Gio Tequendama Santa Marta
LOCATION
ColombiaMagdalena DepartmentSanta Marta MunicipalitySanta Marta
NUMBER OF ROOMS
36
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Frequently Asked Questions about GIO Hotel Santa Marta Tama
Which popular attractions are close to GIO Hotel Santa Marta Tama?
Nearby attractions include Casa de Buceo (3.9 km), Catedral de Santa Marta (2.6 km), and Playa Blanca (5.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at GIO Hotel Santa Marta Tama?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at GIO Hotel Santa Marta Tama?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at GIO Hotel Santa Marta Tama?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to GIO Hotel Santa Marta Tama?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurante Karey, Pizza & Pasta, and Pame Na Fame.
Are there opportunities to exercise at GIO Hotel Santa Marta Tama?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Does GIO Hotel Santa Marta Tama have airport transportation?
Yes, GIO Hotel Santa Marta Tama offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does GIO Hotel Santa Marta Tama offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to GIO Hotel Santa Marta Tama?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Alcaldia de Santa Marta (3.2 km).
Does GIO Hotel Santa Marta Tama have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is GIO Hotel Santa Marta Tama accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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