Portobahia Hotel

Portobahia Hotel

Carrera 4 6 69 El Rodadero, Santa Marta, Santa Marta Municipality 470001 Colombia
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3.5
#45 of 99 hotels in Santa Marta
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.9 of 5 bubbles
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3.8 of 5 bubbles
Value

Finding an ideal budget friendly hotel in Santa Marta does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Portobahia Hotel, a nice option for travellers like you.

As your “home away from home,” the hotel rooms offer air conditioning, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

Guests have access to 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and baggage storage while staying at Portobahia Hotel. In addition, Portobahia Hotel offers an on-site restaurant, which will help make your Santa Marta trip additionally gratifying.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Santa Marta, Portobahia Hotel is located a short distance from San Miguel Cemetery (2.6 mi) and Parque de Los Novios (2.6 mi).

Travellers looking to enjoy some filet mignon can head to Restaurante El Bistro. Otherwise, you may want to check out a barbeque restaurant such as Absurdo - Grill Criollo & Bar, Caribbean Wings, or Restaurante El Banano.

If you’re looking for something to do, Catedral de Santa Marta (0.9 mi) is a nice way to spend some time, and it is within walking distance of Portobahia Hotel.

Portobahia Hotel puts the best of Santa Marta at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Concierge
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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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
Budget
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

Carrera 4 6 69 El Rodadero, Santa Marta, Santa Marta Municipality 470001 Colombia
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 77 out of 100
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Simon Bolivar Airport
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Anna M wrote a review Dec 2018
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Positives: friendly staff, clean air-conditioned rooms, very good food (extremely hygenic in their preparation of the meals).
Negatives: we only had cold water in the shower and the hotel overall was very crowded with families and large groups.
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Date of stay: November 2018
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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NinaLouiseMarshall wrote a review Mar 2017
London
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Positives:
- Estella on reception is extremely helpful, despite us not speaking the same language
- the refurbished rooms are great
- powerful showers
- fantastic location
- all staff try hard
- varied breakfast

Could be improved:
- hot water available at breakfast
- not double glazed so lots of external noise
- current building works mean the bar is not available
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Date of stay: March 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Gustavo M, Manager at Portobahia Hotel
Responded 18 Apr 2017
thank you so much for your review, i hope you´ll be back soon, we miss you.
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85emanuelk wrote a review Nov 2016
Curaçao
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is nicely decorated and the staff will help you out where needed. They aren't multilingual though, so prepare to work on your Spanish if you don't know any. The room is basic, but offers everything you need and free wifi as well. What was strange is the shower, that didn't have a shower head. In addition, it only has cold water. In the hot summer months that's ok. but during raining season it's just too cold. Breakfast is included, but isn't very elaborate and is the exact same every day (eggs, arepa's, slightly toasted bread and soup).
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Date of stay: November 2016
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Chris wrote a review Nov 2016
Berlin
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a recently renovated hotel. It is very clean, the interior and the beds are new.
Value for money is excellent. A continental breakfast is included. The manager of Portobahia was very welcoming and extraordinarily helpful.

The location is perfect, a 4 minute walk to the beach. Rodadero is a clean and peaceful beach town between Santa Marta and the airport. Public busses to Santa Marta or the airport are frequent, easy and cheap. Lots of Restaurants (catering mostly to domestic tourists) and clean beach in Rodadero.
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Date of stay: November 2016Trip type: Travelled solo
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ToriFGraham wrote a review Aug 2017
Sydney, Australia
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel and rooms are fine and look quite modern however the restaurant is terrible and some of the staff were not at all helpful. I stayed there on 2 separate occasions as I had already booked before leaving Australia. When I returned, the staff on the desk which much more helpful. I didn't like the area, would definitely reccomend staying in the heart of Santa Marta over Rodadero. Also, the wifi didn't work in my room.
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Date of stay: July 2017
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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MariaM7 wrote a review Jan 2017
Madison, Wisconsin
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed there with 22 people, they were able to accommodate us in rooms of 4 - 6 people, but the rooms were very small, with bunk beds that seemed a little unstable. No space for suitcases. Only one small (fits 4) elevator available.

Also, apparently food poisoning is very common among guests. I avoid eating on street locals or the beach, but I got sick for a full day, and two other members of my family had it too.
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Date of stay: January 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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ITorres2013 wrote a review Sept 2015
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel was in perfect condition! Staff was ver y friendly, especially Milton at the desk. Location was great, a few blocks from the beach and the rooms were confortable and well maintained. Will visit again. About 15 minutes from the Airport in the heart of Rodadero!
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Date of stay: September 2015Trip type: Travelled with family
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María Antonia S wrote a review Jan 2024
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Good afternoon, my name is María Antonia, I was there from January 19 to 23.
I liked the location of the hotel, it is relatively close to the beach, the cleanliness of the rooms, hallways and access areas is good.
Breakfast was varied and balanced.
I suggest furniture to accommodate clothes, at the hotel they offered us some tours to take during the days of stay, they charged us for outings, boat rides, visits to several beaches, museums and the aquarium. The unpleasant thing and what needs to be improved is that they do not make additional charges such as entrance to bathrooms, drinks with lunch. We have to cancel these separately and that seems like an abuse to the tourist who is the one who contributes to this entire economic chain. In Taganga, for example, they told us that we could use some small chairs located on the beach without any charge, when we arrived at the place they blatantly charged us 6 thousand pesos per person. These things are unpleasant because you leave with the security that what was canceled in advance includes everything. It is disrespectful and creates discomfort and discomfort.
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Date of stay: January 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Melissa Santana asked a question Feb 2018
13 contributions5 helpful votes
Hola!! El hotel cuenta con agua caliente en las duchas??
Answer from Jhon C
1 contribution
las habitaciones premium si igual allá no hay necesidad de agua caliente ya de por si sale caliente.
Ive asked a question Apr 2017
Santiago, Chile21 contributions4 helpful votes
Hola! El servicio lo mantienen para la habitación que te dieron? Es decir, servicio de toallas, desayuno, sabanas?
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PRICE RANGE
R 716 - R 973 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ColombiaMagdalena DepartmentSanta Marta MunicipalitySanta Marta
NUMBER OF ROOMS
95
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Frequently Asked Questions about Portobahia Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Portobahia Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Casa de Buceo (0.2 km), Playa El Rodadero (0.4 km), and Son de la Sierra Bar (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Portobahia Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Portobahia Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Portobahia Hotel?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Portobahia Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurante Karey, Pame Na Fame, and Sublime Gelateria Italiana.
Does Portobahia Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Portobahia Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Portobahia Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Portobahia Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Paseo El Camellón (4.1 km), Centro Historico de Santa Marta (4.5 km), and Alcaldia de Santa Marta (0.9 km).
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