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Queen J
California

Nice stay, large rooms

4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 09 Aug 2023
PROS:
- This hotel is one of the nicer options in Santa Marta. My friend and I had originally booked the family suite, but when we arrived, it was not available, so we were given two separate rooms for the same price, which worked out just fine.

- I had a standard double room, and my friend had a superior double room. As far as I could tell, the only difference was that the superior double room had a balcony with chairs.

- Both rooms were large and clean with an oversized double bed, crisp clean sheets, and a duvet. The bed was a little more comfortable than the standard hard-as-stone beds one finds throughout Colombia. Quality pillows.

- A/C, Wi-Fi, and mini fridge all worked well.

- The bathroom was modern with a decent-sized shower and hot water.

- The breakfast was simple but tasty - eggs, bread, fruit, yogurt or cereal, juice, coffee. The menu varied slightly from day to day.

- The hotel was located on a quieter side street, 2 blocks away from the main park with nightlife and restaurants, Parque de Los Novios. The malecon (beachfront promenade / harbor) was only about a 7 minute walk away.

-There was a nice lighted terrace with a bar on the roof (fourth floor), though we never went up there because we were always out and about.

CONS:
- I thought it was priced a tad higher than it should have been.

- There was no A/C in the halls or lobby area. Not a huge deal, but Santa Marta is bloody hot, and you will sweat through your breakfast. The only spaces with A/C were the rooms themselves, and a small enclosed area directly in front of the reception desk.

- No elevator, so you will need to lug your bag up one or two flights of stairs.

- The pool is really just for decoration. It's a "plunge pool."

- The hotel entrance faces a dumpy side street. There really aren't any views of anything from here.

It was a nice stay, but if I returned, I would probably spend a few more dollars and stay at one of the other hotels.
Date of stay: June 2023
Trip type: Travelled with friends
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Reviewed 8 March 2023 via mobile

I stayed here for one night. I personally wouldn’t be able to recommend. I don’t like doing a negative review. Everything was rather average. I would have left a pleasant review. I told reception I wanted to go to minca and was very clear and they sent me to a bus station that had no buses to minca that meant taking another taxi to the right place. Maybe if reception don’t know it be better just to say so

Date of stay: March 2023
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 April 2022 via mobile
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Date of stay: April 2022
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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