Hotel Boutique Don Pepe

Hotel Boutique Don Pepe

Cl. 16 #1c - 92, Comuna 2, Santa Marta, Santa Marta Municipality 470004 Colombia
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DON PEPE Hotel, here you can find the presence of history and Samaritan human greatness, the hospitality of our patriot ancestors who took care of the venerable rests of Simon Bolivar, founder of our homeland, that united to the visionary effort of Don Jose Benito Vives Campo (DON PEPE), they interlace to offer this place, where comfort, tranquility and pleasure will be the best welcome to the tourist.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Rooftop terrace
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Rooftop bar
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Massage
Solarium
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel
Romantic
Languages Spoken
Spanish

Location

Cl. 16 #1c - 92, Comuna 2, Santa Marta, Santa Marta Municipality 470004 Colombia
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Simon Bolivar Airport
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bettyIllinois wrote a review Jan 2023
Pedasi, Panama
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a welcoming spot after walking on the busy streets of Santa Marta. Great location to explore the city. Tastefully done, attention to architecture appreciated, service could not be more personal and attentive. Manager Luis was very helpful with shopping suggestions and tourist sights. Alejandra, and Jorge always greeted us with a smile and their service impeccable. Paulina gives a very good massage, highly recommend. Do go up to the roof top so see a sunset. I will miss the pigeons cooing.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Hotel Don Pepe, Atención al huésped/Recepción at Hotel Boutique Don Pepe
Responded 25 Jan 2023
Thank you for choosing our hotel, and for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your accommodations, as well as the services to the hotel. Our hotel aims to provide a truly unique experience, and we are thrilled that we were able to exceed your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the future.
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HelenBorda wrote a review Feb 2020
Bogota, Colombia
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
This past weekend my husband surprised me with a Trip to Santa Marta wich I very much wanted to visit and he chose a Don Pepe for our stay,he booked a suite wich upon our arrival we where upgraded to the Lovely Gran Pepe Suite that featured a very nice wide terrace plus an amplious bathroom with a hydromassage tub.

He made special requests since it was Valentine’s day however not always you’d expect everything will be exactly as ordered. Champagne was chilled to desired temperature flowers on point lighting just right. The hotel is quite charming set in a colonial house from
The 1800s mainting certain aspects of it’s original arquitecture,staff is very kind. The only thing they could have is a more welcoming bar or service so it seems sometimes the property is empty though it is not wich to some this might he a highlight of the place its quiteness. Room service and breakfast should have a menu you can actually look into options for food and drinks.

They should level up the food and drink offer if you ask me.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Hotel Boutique Don Pepe, Atención al huésped/Recepción at Hotel Boutique Don Pepe
Responded 04 Dec 2020
Estimated Ms. Duncan Your opinion is really valuable. For the hotel team, it is very important to know that your experience with us was the desired one, we work very hard to always give the best service to our guests. We appreciate your comments and will be reviewed to improve the service Thank you very much for your comment!
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TandTSwitzerland wrote a review Mar 2020
Zurich, Switzerland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Located in the heart of the old center of Santa Marta, in a nice old building with lot of Charme. Nice patio with a small pool, nice terrace with jacuzzi and some more terrace so plenty of lovely places to enjoy the day or the sunset with a drink. The rooms are Not very big so I recommend you book a luxury or suite category. Due to the old building the water pressure is not really good. They provide Occitane products in the bathroom.

Staff is friendly, I would like to mention in particular Nelsy, she is really a great manager and goes out of her way to make her guests happy, nothing is too much asked for her, this is really outstanding. Also to mention Juan, the waiter, always very helpful, attentive, he remembers all your special wishes and is really accommodating. Great job, this is what makes this hotel so special!

They also have a beach club which can be used, very nice a relaxing place with a nice pool and lots of space to enjoy a day at the beach (15 minutes drive by taxi).

Really a nice small hotel with great staff, I will definitely go back if I am in the area again. It is not the most luxury place but one needs to consider it is Santa Marta and not NYC!
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Hotel Boutique Don Pepe, Atención al huésped/Recepción at Hotel Boutique Don Pepe
Responded 04 Dec 2020
Estimated Guest Your opinion is really valuable. For the hotel team, it is very important to know that your experience with us was the desired one, we work very hard to always give the best service to our guests. We have taken all of your recommendations Thank you very much for your comment!
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eric wrote a review Feb 2022
Winston Salem, North Carolina
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This is probably the best hotel in Santa Marta. I wanted to like this hotel more based on its reputation, but a few flaws made my stay a little disappointing. The good is that the location is fine and is safe inside. The facility has character as it is old and slightly unrefined. The flaws were as follows: Modern particle board room furniture does not compliment the hotel’s colonial aesthetic. The outdoor pool/restaurant area is infested with sand fleas or some other bug. Bring bug spray and wear long pants or you will suffer many bites during meals. Breakfast was functional, but uninspiring. Food service was uneven. For example, I requested granola and received wheat flakes. Despite the hotel’s small size, room was never cleaned before noon unless I requested it be cleaned. Finally, be aware that the front desk and restaurant employees only speak Spanish. Also, English channels blocked on TV, if that matters to you.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Bring bug spray or something to treat bites
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Response from Hotel Don Pepe, Atención al huésped/Recepción at Hotel Boutique Don Pepe
Responded 07 Feb 2022
Dear Guest, We want to thank you for having chosen it as your hotel in Santa Marta and having had a few minutes to share your experience. It is pleasing for us to have a guest who through his comments allows us to know the perception of the service received, the results of our operation, and the possibility of implementing it in the search for continuous improvement. You are a very important client for Hotel Boutique Don Pepe and we regret that our hotel has not met your expectations, it is our duty to always offer the best service and we work every day so that our guests feel well cared for and receive the attention that characterizes us. Warm Regards, Sincerely, María Teresa Arango.
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Vincent R wrote a review Apr 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were very pleased to stay in this marvelous hotel during what can only be described as the most insane and hysterical covid lockdowns I've ever seen. The entire city shuts down every other day and you're not supposed to be out on the streets. Absolutely ridiculous! Anyway, the staff at the hotel are excellent as is the food. We initially had a room near the pool which was a bit dark, but the concierge very graciously moved us to a brighter room. There is a fantastic series of lounges on the roof that were all very enjoyable. I highly recommend this hotel, it's not cheap by local standards, but it is worth every penny. I cannot think of a better place that we had to be during the hysteria.
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Date of stay: April 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Hotel Boutique Don Pepe, Atención al huésped/Recepción at Hotel Boutique Don Pepe
Responded 03 May 2021
Mr. Vincent Thank you so much for your amazing review. With all this new situation, we just reinvent our services to make an unforgettable experience for our guests. Thanks for enjoying all our beautiful spaces and our restaurant. We hope your trip back home, was safe! Cordially Lina Maria Calle Hotel Boutique Don Pepe
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Jasper wrote a review Oct 2022
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel Don Pepe is located in a really charming building which gave it a very luxurious vibe. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I especially liked the big bed in our room. Even the standard room is really big. I you can, be sure to make use of the jacuzzi on the rooftop during sunset! The location of Don Pepe is also a really big plus, because you can walk within a minute or two to some great restaurants and cafe's.
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 06 Nov 2022
Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. We count ourselves lucky for customers like you. We look forward to working with you again in the future! Greetings. María Teresa
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LisaMCTraveler wrote a review Dec 2022
Montclair, New Jersey
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Don Pepe comes to life in the history, and art work of this beautiful, 12 room boutique hotel with the open air space of a hotel five times its size. From the lulo beverage served on arrival, to the graceful unlocking and opening of the gate, the service was charming and first class. Luis Felipe, the general manager, and Jordy, the front manager were stand outs for their service and commitment to the hotel guests. There are three levels of communal access, which include 3 pools and multiple dining and bar areas. We had a luxury suite, which was spacious and beautifully furnished. There are two things you should know about. 1. If you want to stay in Santa Marta on a Saturday night stay out late or expect the noise from the square to echo into your room until the bars close at 3 am, and try to sleep through the 6 am ringing of the church bells. (For such a small city it certainly doesn’t sleep on weekends.) 2. If you are not comfortable navigating curving, wrought iron stairs request a room on the ground floor.
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Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Hotel Don Pepe, Atención al huésped/Recepción at Hotel Boutique Don Pepe
Responded 11 Dec 2022
Dear Lisa, For us it was a real pleasure to enjoy your visit during these days, thank you for all your appreciation. For our collaborators, it is always encouraging to receive so much love and it always motivates us to improve our service for our future visitors. Greetings and a big hug. Jordy Manuel Front Desk Manager
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dyt1337 wrote a review Mar 2022
Singapore, Singapore
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I felt like a princess during my two-day stay at this beautiful boutique hotel in a converted 16th century family home in the heart of Santa Marta. The rooms have high ceilings and come with comfy beds, bathrobes and slippers. The little dipping pool in the central courtyard was glorious, as were the upper floors with hammocks and loungers. There's a nice area on the rooftop with chairs and sofas for watching the sunset over the sea. All the staff were very friendly and really made me feel at home.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Hotel Don Pepe, Atención al huésped/Recepción at Hotel Boutique Don Pepe
Responded 25 Mar 2022
Dear Ms Dana. Thank you so much for choosing our hotel, and for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your accommodations, as well as the services to the hotel. Our hotel aims to provide a truly unique experience, and we are thrilled that we were able to exceed your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the future. Sincerely, María Teresa Arango.
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jarrodleeduncan wrote a review Jan 2020
Denver, Colorado
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you want to be treated like royalty, stay at Don Pepe. My wife and I only had a 1-night stay at Don Pepe and we wish it were longer. The staff was incredible, the rooms were beautiful, the bed was HUGE and soooo comfortable and the service was outstanding. They really went out of their way to make sure we felt welcome and appreciated. The manager of Don Pepe went above and beyond by offering us some time in a private spa/jacuzzi. It was lovely and really made the night. Thank you so much, Nelsy!
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Responded 04 Dec 2020
Estimated Mr. Duncan Your opinion is really valuable. For the hotel team it is very important to know that your experience with us was the desired one, we work very hard to always give the best service to our guests. Thank you very much for your comment!
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boricuainzrh wrote a review Jan 2021
Zurich, Switzerland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved our stay at Don Pepe! It is a beautiful and chic hotel in a great location walking distance from tons of restaurants and bars. Our room was very spacious and comfortable with a great king size bed. The breakfast was delicious, and the staff very friendly and helpful. We were headed out early in the morning to Parque Tayrona and they made us a to go bag with sandwiches for breakfast and lunch. Wonderful service! Their attention to detail is excellent. The rooftop is a cool place to hang out with a drink while enjoying the warm fresh sea breeze. In addition, their offering of free parking is a big plus. Highly recommend this hotel!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Hotel Boutique Don Pepe, Atención al huésped/Recepción at Hotel Boutique Don Pepe
Responded 08 Jan 2021
Dear Guest For us, it is a real pleasure to be aware of the needs of our guests, because we always want to make them feel like their own home. We hope your return home has been safe. Happy New Year! Cordially Lina Maria Calle
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travelingNYfamily asked a question Dec 2019
Smithtown, New York1,107 contribution155 helpful votes
Is there parking on-site and is there a cost?
Answer from HotelDonP
Santa Marta, Colombia8 contributions
Hi, Yes we have a parking. This service is free for our guests.
Julian B asked a question Dec 2018
Bogota, Colombia1 contribution
cual es el numero de teléfono?
Juan D asked a question Mar 2018
10 contributions10 helpful votes
ofrecen algúnos servicios o paquetes para pedir la mano a mi novia?
Answer from HotelDonP
Santa Marta, Colombia8 contributions
Buenas tardes, si claro contamos con diferentes planes románticos para este tipo de momentos especiales. Noche romántica, Cena romántica en una terraza privada, entre otros. si gusta nos puedes facilitar un número de teléfono para contactarlo o si prefiere nos puede llamar al 57 5 4210215.
Answer from HotelDonP
Santa Marta, Colombia8 contributions
Buenas Tardes, gracias por preguntar. El restaurante está disponible al público, por medio de una reserva realizada con antelación a nuestro teléfono 5 4210215.
OnAir00723057242 wrote a tip Feb 2024
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Have dinner down the street at Casa Magdelena! Great food and live music. There’s a small speakeasy style bar attached to it as well."
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Tom R wrote a tip Feb 2024
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be prepared to extend your stay due to excellence of treatment toward you as a guest."
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Tom R wrote a tip Jul 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be fully prepared to extend your stay, because you will not wish to depart such a magnificent experience. "
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Marloes T wrote a tip Oct 2022
Doetinchem, The Netherlands24 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just book this hotel!"
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Koshi Shinan wrote a tip Mar 2022
Worldwide10 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid, very disappointed!"
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PRICE RANGE
R 2,617 - R 3,520 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ColombiaMagdalena DepartmentSanta Marta MunicipalitySanta Marta
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Boutique Don Pepe
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Boutique Don Pepe?
Nearby attractions include La Cocoteria (0.3 km), El Mono Rojo (0.2 km), and Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Boutique Don Pepe?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Boutique Don Pepe?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Boutique Don Pepe?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Boutique Don Pepe?
Conveniently located restaurants include Marrakech Restaurante, Porthos Steakhouse & Pub Santa Marta, and Artesanal Restobar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Boutique Don Pepe?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hotel Boutique Don Pepe have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Boutique Don Pepe offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Boutique Don Pepe?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Boutique Don Pepe offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Boutique Don Pepe?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Paseo El Camellón (0.5 km), Centro Historico de Santa Marta (0.2 km), and Alcaldia de Santa Marta (5.3 km).
Is Hotel Boutique Don Pepe accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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