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1 room, 2 adults

Hotel Arena Blanca

3.5-star3.5 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Boat tours nearby
Calle 2 No. 1 - 51, Punta Hansa, San Andres, San Andres y Providencia, Colombia

Family-friendly hotel with outdoor pool, near Spratt Bight Beach
  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Children's pool
    • Free WiFi
    • Refrigerator
    • Boat tours nearby
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • I had a wonderful experience there. The food was excellent. It was close to the beach and…Jan 27, 2020
  • The internet was surprisingly functional, despite the reputation of all properties on the…Sep 7, 2019

Hotel Arena Blanca

from $175
  • Standard Quadruple Room
  • Standard Double or Twin Room
  • Standard Triple Room
  • Standard Single Room
  • Junior Double Room, Jetted Tub
  • Junior Double Room Single Use, Jetted Tub (Single Use)

What’s around Hotel Arena Blanca


  • Heart of San Andres
  • Spratt Bight Beach - 4 min walk
  • Islote Sucre - 24 min walk
  • Coton Cay - 8 min walk
  • Paintball San Andres - 9 min walk
  • North End - 30 min walk
  • Punta Norte - 30 min walk
  • First Baptist Church - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km

Getting around

  • San Andres (ADZ-Gustavo Rojas Pinilla Intl.) - 7 min drive
  • Free area shuttle
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 72 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 8 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-2:30 AM
  • Check-out time is 1 PM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child (2 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

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

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle*


  • No onsite parking

  • Street parking available


  • Free area shuttle

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Free reception
Things to do
  • Beach towels
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Pool umbrellas
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference center
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2000
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Down comforter
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LED TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

All inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at Hotel Arena Blanca are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).
Gratuities and taxes
Taxes are included.
Food and beverages

  • All buffet meals, snacks, and local beverages included
  • Room service during certain hours
  • Meals and beverages at companion properties

Activities and facilities/equipment
All onsite activities and use of facilities and equipment are included.

  • Aerobics
  • Dancing

Not included
  • Minibar
  • Room service
  • Gratuities


RESTAURANTE ALCATRAZ - Overlooking the pool and garden, this buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Hotel Arena Blanca’s small print

Also known as

  • Arena Blanca Hotel
  • Arena Blanca San Andres
  • Hotel Arena Blanca
  • Hotel Arena Blanca San Andres
  • Hotel Arena Blanca Hotel
  • Hotel Arena Blanca San Andres
  • Hotel Arena Blanca Hotel San Andres


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 foreign visitors) 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.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

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

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • For stays on or after January 1, 2022, 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.

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Hotel Arena Blanca

  • Does Hotel Arena Blanca offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Hotel Arena Blanca does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Arena Blanca?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Hotel Arena Blanca?
    No, unfortunately, but there's street parking available.
  • Is there a pool at Hotel Arena Blanca?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Hotel Arena Blanca?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Arena Blanca?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM - 2:30 AM. Check-out time is 1 PM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Arena Blanca?
    Yes, RESTAURANTE ALCATRAZ offers garden views. The dining venue will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to March 1 2021 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Peruwok (3-min walk), La Regatta (4-min walk), and Hamburguesas el Corral (4-min walk).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Hotel Arena Blanca?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • What is there to do at Hotel Arena Blanca and nearby?
    Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as boat tours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a garden and access to a nearby outdoor pool.

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 39 reviews

Very Good 8.0
some personnel were not really friendly, some others were. The bartender was very nice and professional.
CAM, us5 night family trip
Fair 4.0
Noisy bar. Construction all around
We were looking forward to stay in San Andres. Paid US $3000. For 4 people, 3 days stay for all inclusive. Hotel is old, updated in 1990s. Hot water did not work. Pool bar was very noisy pass 2am. We complained about that as we could not sleep. Food was mediocre. Staff helpful sometimes. Hotel is surrounded by 4 buildings in progress also very noisy during the day. In general we were very unhappy about the stay. Chances are will never go back to this island
Eda, us3 night trip
Good 6.0
Couples getaway!
Hotel is slightly overpriced! When I booked the the hotel it stated we would have a massage included in our all inclusive, we arrived Sunday am and there were no appointments until Tuesday night, by then we had checked out! The hotel advertised nightly shows and there were none! There were kids parties on both days we were there and the pool was dirty with food and what looked like streamers. The food was probably what made our stay worth it! There was a variety at all meals, drinks were decent and the location was convenient as you can walk to the beach and the city center! Rooms were clean and beds were comfortable! There is no good view as the surroundings are either in ruins or a construction sight! It is noisy in the neighborhood but that did not bother us! Staff was friendly!
lady, us2 night romance trip
Poor 2.0
Do not stay at this hotel.
Do not stay at this hotel. This was not a 3.5 star experience. We booked 4 nights and quickly realized after check-in that the hotel was entirely occupied by hundreds of 15-year old girls for a school trip. The result was overwhelming—the pool was taken over by them and each night we had to endure girls screaming and slamming doors outside of our room until 3:00am. The hotel is old construction and the doors/windows don’t protect from any noise in the hallways nor outside on the street. Basically, we didn’t get any sleep for three days. We weren’t told in advance of the circumstances, nor did they seem overly concerned with our horrible experience. When we couldn’t take it anymore, and we finally told the front desk that we had to change hotels because of the noise, the front desk staff informed us that the “manager in Bogota” refused to issue us a refund for the last night’s stay (which we weren’t using). In addition to not being able sleep, there was a cockroach in our room, the WiFi sucked and the breakfast was basic at best. While the staff was fine and the location convenient, I would advise you to avoid this hotel, as it’s not worth the price and there are other/much better options; we moved next door to the brand new "Samawi" hotel, for the exact same nightly cost, and it was heads above Arena Blanca.
la4 night romance trip
Fair 4.0
This place was beautiful exactly what you see in the picture, we had a lovely view however the pool is under construction but that wasn’t a problem because we went to the beach. The main problem was that the air conditioning started leaking in the middle of the night I woke up to hearing water droplets and when I called reception they came up with towels and left a bucket. They offered to send someone up to fix it but it was our last night so I said not to bother. Other then that the next morning I turned on the air con and after 20 min it started to leak again. Sort of ruined the perfect stay in this beautiful island
gb2 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Good selection
Louis, ie3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Muy recomendable
Hotel algo deteriorado, pero muy comodo, limpio, personal atento y servicial. Buen desayuno y buena ubicacion
luisa, es2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Súper bien ubicado, cómodo y limpio. Tenía servicio de desayuno gratis, y estaba súper rico y muy variado, tenian muchas opciones de comida.
Melissa, co2 night trip with friends
Poor 2.0
Está lejos de la playa, las instalaciones son viejas, el servicio de internet es pésimo y la calidad de la comida en el restaurante es mala.
mx3 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Hotel en buen estado, bien situado, desayunos ricos, aunque por el precio pensamos que era mejor, pero los lugareños nos aseguraron que no existen hoteles 5 estrellas en San Andrés yo diría que es éste es un 3 estrellas
Claudia Mariajosé, gt3 night family trip

Hotel Arena Blanca