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Villa Maria Tayrona - a Kali Hotel

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edinburgh
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very nice setting, lovely staff and delicious food. Great place as a base for trips to the Tayrona National Park and Santa Marta. There is one thing to remember though, on top of the regular price there an additional charge of 60,000 COP for every person - just to keep it mind when estimating costs. Not always come up when...

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brian_sutcliffe, Owner at Villa Maria Tayrona - a Kali Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit to Villa Maria and such a great review. We wanted to address the 60,000 peso charge. This is per additional person above two guests. All our rooms are double occupancy and all our advertised prices reflect two guests . However we have 2 rooms which can have 3 guests and a family room which has...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Although a bit expensive for Colombia, Villa Maria is worth every penny! Made up of numerous buildings and cottages build on the side of the mountain, almost every room has a view of the ocean. And if you can't see it, you can hear it crashing far below. Breakfast, which is included, is excellent with choices such as arepas with...

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Roseville, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Two senior ladies on a quest to hike Tayrona National Park. The location, rooms and staff are superb. A rainstorm set in on our arrival night and we were advised against hiking the national park the next day. Good advice since hikers reported knee high mud. We hiked instead down a path to a beautiful beach where we had an...

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Livingston, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have traveled a lot all around the world. We have also traveled to Colombia on several vacations. This time we traveled with family and friends. This hotel's service and people are exceptional when compared to all of our travels. Between accommodating our departure and showering hours after checking out to going to Santa Marta to help us exchange money,...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an awesome 4 nights here, wish we could have stayed longer. The staff were helpful and a great walk to the beach! Pool is a perfect place to unwind after a long day in the sun. thanks so much, we would definitely visit again.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This stretch of coast near Tayrona national park is very special - lush jungle, framed by forested mountains, leading down to miles of unspoilt golden sand. Villa Maria has been thoughtfully laid out - 20 Cabanas perched on little hills with views over the jungle (the four highest Cabanas have sea-views - but most don't). There's a pretty pool, a...

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Swansea County, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent location on the edge of the national park, lush greenery and a beautiful forest environment. The staff were really helpful and the room was amazing. Very very comfy bed and possibly the best shower I have seen in south america. The short walk to the beach is mostly in the shade and comfortable even in the middle of the...

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KaliHotels, Owner at Villa Maria Tayrona - a Kali Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guests, I would like to address once more the WiFi problem. Villa Maria Tayrona is situated in the jungle of the Sierra Nevada, no Internet Service Provider operates in the area. Trying to provide a service to our guests, we set up a partial solution with setting up an antenna at Villa Maria Tayrona that communicates to a repeater...

London
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exceptional experience from the beginning. The manager Nikolas clearly is very passionate about Villa Maria and you see this from your arrival. He says relax, enjoy soak it all in. They can help you arrange any trips. The food was good. Fabulous facilities. A private beach, super pool with hammocks, nature at your fingertips. Hummingbirds flying by you all day,...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow, what an amazing place, beautiful setting and really close to the entrance of the national park. The food was great, especially the mixed skewers and drinks wise, me and my girlfriend both agreed the Margarita was the best cocktail either of us had ever had. Saying that, its not the place you want to go on a budget. Quite...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had an incredible time at Villa Maria for our honeymoon. The staff were attentive and thoughtful without being intrusive. The ocean facing bungalow was very romantic and it felt downright luxurious to be able to take a hot shower. We were so impressed by the entire place we went out of our way to spend a...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Villa Maria combines natural beauty with the comfort of a luxurious resort and the intimacy of your personal country retreat. Surrounded by lush jungle overlooking the ocean, you relax in the shade next to your private swimming pool. Our staff will give you the best welcoming. As you walk the 5 minutes path on your way to the virgin, white sand beach, you will pick avocados, papayas, and bananas right off the tree. Attended by a 24-hour staff, Villa Maria provides daily cleaning, free breakfast, air conditioning, meals upon request, and of course, lots of fresh air. Just 45 minutes from the Old City of Santa Marta, you can expect the same superior quality of amenities and personal service as at all Kali hotels. At Villa Maria, you choose your own agenda. With our on-site staff, all of your needs will be anticipated and met. Drink juice directly from coconuts harvested 10 feet away, or eat fresh fish caught just in front of the local beach. Located 3 kilometres from the entrance to Tayrona National Park, the Villa keeps you close to the park's legendary beaches while giving you the privacy of your own home. Furthermore Villa Maria is the only hotel in the area offering hot water and a/c in the rooms. Local attractions of Quebrada Valencia, the trek to La Ciudad Perdida, and Orinoco can be reached with ease. Our network of hiking trails gives you the authentic sense of exploration felt by the area's first pioneers. Surfing, sunbathing, swimming in waterfalls, or simply walking the grounds will make you cherish every moment you spend at this slice of paradise. At the end of the day, satisfy all of your senses with a comfortable bed and the iconic aroma of the Ylang-Ylang flower, made famous by Chanel No. 5, growing on our gardens. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villa Maria Tayrona - a Kali Hotel

Address: Troncal Del Caribe Km 34 | (3km on the Main Road From Entrance of Park), Tayrona National Park, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Magdalena Department > Santa Marta District > Tayrona National Park
Price Range: $169 - $280 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Villa Maria Tayrona - a Kali Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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