Placita Vieja Hotel Boutique Spa

Placita Vieja Hotel Boutique Spa

Calle 19 # 2A - 09, Santa Marta, Santa Marta Municipality 470004 Colombia
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In Santa Marta, America's Most Beautiful Bay, Capital and Historic Tourist District, Placita Vieja Hotel Boutique Spa, offers you endless options for your leisure or business travel in a Caribbean environment. This boutique hotel offers the perfect combination of Republican architecture and luxury. Placita Vieja Hotel Boutique Spa is located in the Park of Los Novios, a privileged location in the heart of the historic center of the city of Santa Marta, next to the main bars and restaurants of the city, Placita Vieja Hotel Boutique Spa, 5km away from El Rodadero beach, and 4 minutes walk to the most beautiful bay in America. With a distance of 300 meters from Santa Marta Cathedral and the Gold Museum. Simón Bolívar International Airport is the closest, located 14 km from the hotel. Enjoy personalized attention, with a 24-hour reception service, free bicycle service for our guests. In our facilities you will be able to have that rest that you are looking for, full of tranquility and harmony. We have 8 comfortable rooms divided in, Junior suites, Master suite, luxury room and standard rooms, fully furnished, with air conditioning, cable TV, minibar, safety box, amenities, hair dryer, desk and all with view Outside our garden. Our Suite room has exterior view to our pool, sea and view to the park of the bride and groom. Placita Vieja Hotel Boutique Spa, has adapted its accommodation model to the needs of all clients, creating a room, accessible to people with reduced mobility, a room specially adapted to accommodate people with mobility difficulties, this room is in the first Floor of the establishment, allowing easy access to the room. Placita Vieja Hotel Boutique Spa offers and recommends to our guests and visitors the service of relaxing body massages that you can enjoy during your stay, where rest and relaxation are the primordial part of our commitment and with the help Of our expert masseurs who are responsible for recreating their senses and awakening their sensitivity to new perceptions, which will leave you completely relaxed. Placita Vieja Hotel Boutique Spa, has a physical and mental wellness area, where our outdoor pool has a water circuit, and hydromassage stretchers, which invite you to lie down and receive a gentle massage with water jets , An experience guided by the benefits of water that induces the body to a state of recovery at the muscular and mental level. A beautiful solarium where you can enjoy the fresh air and an excellent view of the park of the bride and groom. All this to make our guests and clients happier. Placita Vieja Hotel Boutique, has a local team specially prepared to provide a superior service that meets and exceeds all expectations. We are the best lodging option with high standards of quality and service in the city.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Sauna
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Taxi service
Spa
Foot massage
Full body massage
Massage
Solarium
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
Room types
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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4.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quirky Hotels
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

Calle 19 # 2A - 09, Santa Marta, Santa Marta Municipality 470004 Colombia
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Great for walkers
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D1223chicago wrote a review Jan 2022
Florence, Italy
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved our stay here. It is perfectly located on a plaza with great restaurants and activities. The hotel has triple pane windows so no noise from the music and restaurants is heard. The hotel is immaculate and artistically decorated. Breakfast is delicious. The pool on the roof is a cool welcome relief to the heat of the day. The staff are kind and gracious.
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Date of stay: January 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Responded 02 Feb 2022
Dear Mrs. Dawn. Thank you for booking at our hotel, it was a real pleasure to have her presence and we are very happy to know that her stay with us has been so satisfactory. Cordially, Family Placita Vieja Hotel Boutique Spa
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Sebastiensh wrote a review Apr 2022
New York City, New York
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
The building is a modern architecture gem: love the courtyard, roof top, reminiscent of colonial houses but with modern design.
The location cannot be more central: surrounded by restaurants and souvenir stores in the square, every evening it is a big party. Sometimes one would argue it’s a bit too much.
The staffs are the friendliest and most professional. Breakfast was served with changing menu and the minute I went up to the pool they turn on the jet stream just for my benefits. I cannot say enough good things about them.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: If you are very sensitive to noise, this might not be your hotel. The square next to it is a...
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Responded 12 Apr 2022
Dear Sir Sebastian Thank you for staying at Placita Vieja, it was a real pleasure to have your visit, we are glad to know that your stay has been so excellent and you have nice memories. I remind you that this is your home in Santa Marta and you are always welcome Cordially, Family Placita Vieja Hotel Boutique Spa.
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travel-freak-79 wrote a review Feb 2023
New York City, New York
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here twice, for one night each before and after our trek to Ciudad Perdida, and found this the perfect base to stay in and explore the lovely historic centre of Santa Marta. The hotel is on a pedestrian zone on the main square of the town, away from traffic noise and surrounded by great restaurants and cafes.
We felt very safe as only hotel guests are admitted to the building. The host at reception, Jesus, is an absolute gem and greeted us with a warm smile and was keen throughout our stays to assist.
The large double room at our first and junior suite at our second stay were both very spacious with great views and all the amenities, A/C, fan and high quality bathroom products (Occitane).
A very good plated breakfast was included with multiple refills of coffee. We can only recommend the place and hope to return one day.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 16 Mar 2023
It makes us happy to know that you were so comfortable in our hotel, our main objective is to make you comfortable and treated like royalty, we are always willing to make your stay the best possible experience. This is your home in Santa Marta and you are always welcome Cordially Familia Placita Vieja Hotel Boutique Spa
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Katherin K wrote a review Apr 2023
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had the most fantastic stay at this hotel. I loved everything about it. The room was beautiful and big, the location was perfect, super close to everything, and the room also had quite good soundproofing as it can be quite loud at night. The breakfast was super yummy and filling. The pool and outside area was lovely and felt very intimate. But the highlight were the staff, Jesus really went above and beyond, he is a real asset to the hotel. Mirriam, Eliana, Sheyla, Emner and Javier, were also brilliant and very friendly. I had the best time and can't wait to return. 10/10
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Date of stay: March 2023
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 20 Apr 2023
Dear Mrs. Katherin Thank you for your beautiful words and thanks to our staff and for the compliments to the hotel, we are happy to hear all this from you and we want to remind you that this is her house in Santa Marta, she is welcome whenever she can. We will be waiting for her with her open arms, to treat her like a queen again. Cordially, Family Placita Vieja Hotel Boutique Spa
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Ingo wrote a review Jan 2023
Cologne, Germany
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Super lovely hotel, very well located and the people who run the hotel are very friendly. Although I don’t speak Spanish I felt like home! The interior is nice, warm water, Wi-Fi is perfect everywhere and if there was anything where I needed help, they did it with full engagement. 11 out of 10! Go there when u are in Santa Marta!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 30 Jan 2023
Dear Mr Ingo Thank you for your vote of confidence and booking at our hotel Thank you for your words, it was a great pleasure, for us to have you as a guest, it makes us happy to know that you felt at home, that is our idea, to make you feel at home even if you are away from it. This is your home in Santa Marta and you are always welcome. Cordially Familia Placita Vieja Hotel Boutique Spa
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Carl B wrote a review Mar 2022
Carlisle, Massachusetts
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Placita Viejo for one night on both ends of our excursion to the Lost City, and wished we had booked an additional night on the back end. The staff is extremely nice and accommodating and gladly stored our bags the three nights we were gone.
Placita Viejo is centrally located in the walking district (and a stone’s throw from the Expotur office) but still quiet enough to sleep. Note, you can only drive to within a block of the hotel. We ended up putting our car in a parking garage for about $10 US/day while we were staying at the hotel and off on the Lost City hike. Our room was large and comfortable and they provided a very nice breakfast. There are lots of nice restaurants and excitement to be had in the immediate area; Santa Marta is a fun place to be.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 03 Apr 2022
Dear Sir Carl Thank you for your comment, it is very gratifying to know that we were able to help make your visit to Santa Marta so excellent, you are our priority and that is why we try to do our best, so that your memories are always great stories. Cordially, Family Placita Vieja Hotel Boutique Spa
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maditapscott wrote a review Mar 2020
Toronto, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing hotel right in the Center of Parque de los Novios in Santa Marta. Great rooms, comfy beds, awesome breakfast. The staff was more than willing to accommodate our early breakfast time and the arepas de huevos I highly recommended, super tasty. Great pool as well.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Responded 29 Apr 2020
Dear guest, maditapscott Thank you for sharing your experience at Placita Vieja Hotel Boutique Spa. We are pleased to know that I enjoy our typical breakfasts to the fullest and that our facilities were to your liking for your rest, we are waiting for you on your next visit in our city Santa Marta. Cordially, La Familia Placita Vieja Hotel Boutique Spa
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Maryam S wrote a review Nov 2023
Los Angeles, California, United States
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was too small like a closet and there was no real window, the window was opening to a solid wall. Adjacent restaurant/ bar shares a wall with the hotel rooms, they were playing loud music till 1:00 am. I don’t recommend staying here, the hotel is located on a dirty chaotic street. if you have to stay in Santa Marta, try to get a hotel with ocean view and stay away from the city centre since it’s a dirty ugly city without any charm. Trust me you won’t miss anything by bypassing Santa Marta city centre.

I arrived at 3 pm, after they charged my credit card then they told me the room wasn’t ready. It was an extremely hot day, I had to go sit in a cafe waited till 6 pm. Even at 6 pm they told me the room still wasn’t ready because the lock was broken. Then they gave me another room that someone recently smoked in it. I showed them my reservation that was for a non-smoking room, but they insisted that it was my imagination and forced me to get the smoking room.
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Date of stay: November 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: if you have to stay in Santa Marta, try to get a hotel with ocean view and stay away from the...
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Ivan G wrote a review Jan 2023
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have no words to describe my experience at Placita Vieja. After a couple of bad nights at El Prado Hotel in Barranquilla (read my past review) I have to say Placita Vieja save the day. Location is a dream, the building is impeccable and the staff is the best...since the check in until the check out is a NO NOTES! Very comfortable rooms, quiet (even in the middle of a busy area, you can sleep like a baby). The pool is very stylish, the social areas well designed, the breakfast is a YES YES!!! The little bar and restaurants around the plaza and the close streets are delightful. Is the perfect combination between tradition and cosmopolitan.
A very special thanks to Jesus (He made our stay unforgettable).
We will be back and bring all our friends and family! Super recommended!
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Date of stay: January 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Call the hotel...they will help you
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Responded 09 Jan 2023
Dear Mr. Ivan Thank you for his comment, and for choosing us as his resting place in Santa Marta. We value every word written by you, it fills us with joy to know that we did our best so that you could rest as you deserved it, like true kings. I want to remind you that this is your home in Santa Marta and you are always welcome, our doors are open for when you decide to return. Cordially, Family Placita Vieja Hotel Boutique Spa
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Kabiosile wrote a review Oct 2022
Orlando, Florida
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I liked everything about this hotel. From the beginning the staff was courteous and hospitable way beyond our expectations. The crew works consistently the same shift at each individual’s hours so you get to know everyone. They’re all nice and friendly. At some point I asked if it was a family business due to their interaction, workflow, and smooth logistics. Excellent service all around. If you did not schedule a service, i.e, spa, mani/pedi, or even transportation to Barranquilla; they will go beyond their way to arrange it and make it happen. I left every morning to run errands and Elaine would bring breakfast to my husband without us even asking for it. Jesús is such a loving person, he is extremely attentive and will make you feel like a VIP! The lady at the kitchen, the young gentleman working the graveyard shift, and even the housekeeper (which refreshes your room every day, btw). Even though it’s a hotel, you will feel at a bed and breakfast. A home away from home! I love Colombians in general and Plazita Vieja Hotel is a fine representation of the reason why I’m in love with their culture. Your very own “Encanto” family in real life and the Hotel…your casita without “Bruno.” (Disney movie reference 😊) You will definitely be enchanted.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Just stay away from non crowded areas, nor wonder too far off tourists areas. Around the hotel...
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Response from Placita Vieja, Propietario at Placita Vieja Hotel Boutique Spa
Responded 19 Oct 2022
Dear Mrs. Alina Thank you for her beautiful words. Thank you for choosing us as your place of accommodation in Santa Marta, it fills us with great joy that you have made such a wonderful impression on us. We always try to give the best, so that you, our dear guests who visit us from different parts of the world, find here the rest, comfort and royal treatment that you always deserve. This is your home and you are part of this little charm that makes us unique. Cordially Familia Placita Vieja Hotel Boutique Spa
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karen a asked a question Oct 2016
Que tal para luna de miel?
Santa Marta Municipality, Colombia7 contributions5 helpful votes
Estimada karen . Placita Vieja Hotel Boutique Spa se Complace en saludarla . somos un hotel temático para el disfrute en pareja, ubicado en el centro histórico de la ciudad de Santa Marta , en el Parque de los novios . una de nuestras habitaciones fue diseñada para el romanticismo y disfrute de noche de bodas, cada detalle de esta , evoca todo el concepto de lo que es Uguana Nuka . el cual en dialecto de la etnia indígena wiwa nos traduce amor en pareja. cordialmente Luis Fernando Jaramillo Ángel Director General
Gjo wrote a tip Dec 2023
Olten, Switzerland1 contribution3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do not book here."
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Maryam S wrote a tip Nov 2023
Los Angeles, California, United States228 contributions174 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"if you have to stay in Santa Marta, try to get a hotel with ocean view and stay away from the city centre since it’s a dirty ugly city "
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Carlos A wrote a tip Apr 2023
Ronkonkoma, New York2 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Advance reservation"
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prius2 wrote a tip Mar 2023
Tampa, Florida2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Jesús is a great host and concierge, very helpful with restaurant choices and making travel plans"
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Ivan G wrote a tip Jan 2023
Fort Lauderdale, Florida3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Call the hotel...they will help you"
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,354 - R 1,570 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ColombiaMagdalena DepartmentSanta Marta MunicipalitySanta Marta
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Placita Vieja Hotel Boutique Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Placita Vieja Hotel Boutique Spa?
Nearby attractions include La Cocoteria (0.2 km), El Mono Rojo (0.1 km), and Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Placita Vieja Hotel Boutique Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Placita Vieja Hotel Boutique Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Placita Vieja Hotel Boutique Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Placita Vieja Hotel Boutique Spa?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Placita Vieja Hotel Boutique Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Marrakech Restaurante, Porthos Steakhouse & Pub Santa Marta, and Artesanal Restobar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Placita Vieja Hotel Boutique Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Does Placita Vieja Hotel Boutique Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Placita Vieja Hotel Boutique Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Placita Vieja Hotel Boutique Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Placita Vieja Hotel Boutique Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Placita Vieja Hotel Boutique Spa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Paseo El Camellón (0.4 km), Centro Historico de Santa Marta (0.3 km), and Alcaldia de Santa Marta (5.1 km).
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