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La Ballena Azul Hotel

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Medellin, Colombia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As a colombian citizen, it's very sad for me to say that the visit to our caribean Cities, like Cartagena, Barranquilla and Santa Marta it was terrible. I can't recommend a dirty city and beach, without any care, from the goberment and their people. Taganga beach is awful! broken glasses, cat and dog poop and trash all over the beach...

Thank jorgealvarez11
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We didn't stay here but we tried their restaurant and is fantastic. We ordered Pargo with patacones and coconut rice. Delicious food and great atmosphere with music all in front of the bay. Servers are nice and helpful and the place itself is just great.

Thank MephistoUS
Bentonville, Arkansas
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Location, Location, Location. great location right on the beach. One of the best ways to experience what Taganga is all about. The hotel sits right on the beachfront, and if you stay in one of the beach view rooms, you can hear and feel the local atmosphere all day and all night long. The room we stayed in, was very...

Thank Expat_in_BA
Taganga, Colombia
Reviewed 28 July 2016

nice place, best place in Taganga at the beach, good kitchen, very good service nice rooms, but relatively expensive. also the creperia is a beautiful place with good coffee and delicious menus. i'd love to stay there.

Thank brunolu
Cali, Colombia
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I wasn't sure if this place was just a restaurant or a hotel with a public restaurant...just found out it was a hotel. We were looking for breakfast at 7:30am before going to our diving tour. It was the only nice, decent place open for breakfast. Plus, it had a nice view.

Popayan, Colombia
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Nothing worked in the bathroom, tap, light, plugs. The next morning we changed rooms, what a pain after unpacking. When we arrived at the airport there was no taxi to meet us, as promised. It was 11pm. When we arrived at e hotel there was a very unfriendly woman at reception who insisted on putting wrist bands on us, for...

Thank grannycp2015
Bogota, Colombia
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

We didn't stayed in the hotel, but we went to have breakfast almost every day. In Taganga, not a lot of places open early to have breakfast, and after trying some other places, we decided to stop looking, and kept going back. They have great food, good service, and a nice view.

Thank Calidad111
London, Canada
Reviewed 3 February 2016

This is a very laid back location and when I first arrived, I was not sure about my choice.....however that rapidly changed when I checked in, had a good experience at the front desk, with a great receptionist, then looked at my room and I was totally impressed! In room fridge, spacious, ultra clean room, and separate bath and shower!...

Thank David H
Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

Old run down overpriced hotel. Wouldn't call it hotel its mostly a hostel. No hot water. Wifi does not work. Lousy breakfast and nothing that can be called service. The room wasn't really clean and the bath room was awful. I have to say that I don't see any reason to stay in taganga while the hotels in Santa Marta...

Thank Shukile
south sweden
Reviewed 23 August 2015

I have been to this hotel several times. My girlfriend and I feel very much at home here. They speak english very good at the reception and have always been helpful. The rooms are very comfortable with a good bathroom. We always choose a room with aircondtion and they work very good. The breakfast is great and the coffee is...

Thank KarlSouthSweden

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  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about La Ballena Azul Hotel

Address: Carrera 1 Calle 18, Taganga 00000, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Magdalena Department > Santa Marta District > Taganga
Price Range: $72 - $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Ballena Azul Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 33
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#5 On the Beach Hotel in Taganga
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“rooms with a beach view are very loud. Taganga's beach has people 24 hours a day so you will hear the outside noise all day and all night.”
Expat_in_BA, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“seaside is a dream!!!”
brunolu, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Pay a little extra and take a room with aircondition!”
KarlSouthSweden, 23 Aug 2015 | Read review
“choose another town”
markism, 21 Feb 2015 | Read review
“pick any room, they are all fine, but if you can get one with a balcony then grab it.”
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lushchica, 18 May 2014 | Read review
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