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Outdoor pool, open 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM, pool umbrellas
Outdoor pool, open 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM, pool umbrellas
Outdoor pool, open 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM, pool umbrellas
In-room safe, individually decorated, desk, laptop workspace

Overview of Samawi

VIP Access


3.5 star property
3.5-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Spratt Bight Beach

8.0/10 Very Good

126 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
The price is $176
Price available on 8/3/2022
21 Cra. 1, San Andres, San Andrés y Providencia, 880001
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • Room service
  • Business center
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Front desk safe
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of San Andres
  • Spratt Bight Beach - 5 min walk
  • Islote Sucre - 9 min drive
  • North End - 11 min drive
  • Island House Museum - 21 min drive
  • Morgans Cave - 24 min drive
  • San Luis Beach - 23 min drive
  • West View - 29 min drive

Getting around

  • San Andres (ADZ-Gustavo Rojas Pinilla Intl.) - 8 min drive

About this property


Samawi puts you just 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from the airport and a 5-minute drive from Spratt Bight Beach. After splashing around at the outdoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other highlights include a poolside bar, a snack bar/deli, and a terrace. Fellow travelers like the helpful staff and breakfast.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • 80 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - midnight
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 1:00 PM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Parents must have child's birth certificate and photo ID*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Taking the kids

  • Lifeguard on site

What to do

  • Beach access

Working away

  • Business center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Visual alarms in hallways

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 49-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Electrical adapters/chargers


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Guidebooks/recommendations

Special features


Restaurante Cardamomo - Onsite restaurant.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • For stays on or after January 1, 2023, residents of Colombia and non-residents staying 60 consecutive days or more will be charged a 19% national sales tax by the property at the time of stay. Travelers on a tourist visa will not be required to pay this tax. The tax may be charged where a room is shared by a taxable and a non-taxable guest.

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities
  • Shuttle services

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • If you are traveling with a child, your property may require you to present the following documents: Parents traveling into Colombia with a child under 18 may be required to present the child's birth certificate and photo ID (passport for non-Columbian citizens) upon check-in. If a relative or legal guardian is traveling into Colombia with the child, that relative or legal guardian may be required to present a notarized consent of travel signed by both parents and a copy of both parents' ID. If only one parent is traveling into Colombia with the child, that parent may be required to present a notarized consent of travel signed by the other parent. Visitors who plan to travel with children should consult with a Colombian consulate office prior to travel for further guidance.

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; contactless room service is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Property Registration Number 64214

Also known as

Samawi Hotel San Andres
Samawi Hotel
Samawi San Andres
Hotel Samawi San Andres
San Andres Samawi Hotel
Hotel Samawi
Samawi Hotel
Samawi San Andres
Samawi Hotel San Andres

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings


Very Good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/10 Fair

VIP GOLD STATUS not honored.
VIP GOLD STATUS not honored. Do not stay here whatever you do. Worst hotel in Colombia I’ve stayed in after traveling for over a month. Cold cold water. No shampoo. Wifi so slow Google map searches doesn’t work. Broken security box. Rude staff at entry with a big attitude and quick to raise their voice. Disastrous check-in process and rooms ready very late; was not ready to five even though a gold exclusive reservation with Early check-in and standard check in at 3pm. Hotel has no service training and lacks far behind the industry standard. I was so upset with the experience I wanted to leave halfway through the reservation. Only positives are pool with nice view and delicious breakfast.
Gustavo, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

The staff was nice, friendly and helpful. Breakfast was very good. No VIP treatment. The room was small with partial view. Wifi was the worse I have seen. Waited until 4pm to get our room. Pool closes too early, like 6 or 7pm. Water in pool was not clear.
Aldo, 3-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

Carlos, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

The only thing good about this hotel is the location. We rent a suite with hot water that we did not have for 5 nights out of 6 of our whole reservations, when we ask why the hotel did not have hot water the front desk basically lied to us saying that no property have hot water (this was not our first time in San Andres so we know this was a lie). The water pressure was a total joke, good luck showering with a drip of water. The toilet, of course, was also not working. On the first day, no water pressure and no water on the toilet. The second day after complaining several times we get the toilet fixed, still no water pressure. On the third day again complained of not being able to have a decent shower in one of the supposed best hotels on the island, front desk mentioned that they will communicate again to management. On the four day, not only we still didn't have pressure, but at the time we came back from the beach, there was no water at all at the property. On the Fifth day, I basically needed to wait at the front desk until I have the maintenance management Jhon Morales come and fix the freaking shower. We basically spend 5 days of our 6-day vacation complaining about a basic thing for what the hotel management did nothing and did not even show their face. If you want to get a scam stay here, if you want a real vacation stay in any other property the Arena Blanca hotel is beside the Samawi, is preferable to check that out instead of this property without descent service.
DIEGO, 6-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Clean, staff is professional
2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent view.
3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

It was OK, bit WAY overpriced for what you get. I really felt violated paying what i did. No hot water and the sheets and pillow cases are visibly dirty. I saw some other reviews about rude staff. For me, only 2 were super rude, everyone else was helpful or at least tried. Breakfast itself was good, music at breakfast was depressing for the most part. Overall i would not go back and I would not recommend unless the got some cleaninng products, new sheets, and a hot water tank.
5-night trip with friends
Verified Orbitz guest review

4/10 Fair

The hotel wasn’t what i expected
4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Nice exterior and lobby, that is where the pros stopped. Bad food, bad customer suervice, wi fi did not work any say, received a diffrent room than I reserved, and I can just go on an on. DONT STAY IN THIS HOTEL
4-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

Great customer service. We had an air conditioning issue the first day but they repaired it within the hour. The hotel is a great location. Close to everything
Roger, 3-night trip
Verified guest review