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La Ballena Azul Hotel, Santa Marta (and vicinity)

2.5 stars2.5 stars
Carrera 1 Calle 18Santa Marta (and vicinity)MagdalenaColombia
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Good3.4 / 5
Room
Room needs to be improved
Location
Great location
Beach
Beautiful beach
Cleanliness
Could use a good cleaning
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La Ballena Azul Hotel, Santa Marta (and vicinity)

from $37
  • Superior Room
  • Standard Room
  • Suite
  • Deluxe Room

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 33 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 1 PM
Airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others

Children

  • Up to 2 children (5 years old and younger) stay 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)

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

Transportation

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available on request) *

Also known as

  • La Ballena Azul
  • La Ballena Azul Hotel
  • La Ballena Azul Hotel Santa Marta
  • La Ballena Azul Santa Marta
  • Ballena Azul Hotel Taganga
  • Ballena Azul Hotel
  • Ballena Azul Taganga
  • Ballena Azul

Policies

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.

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for COP 53500 per night

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of COP 60000 per vehicle (one way)

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast daily
  • 2 restaurants
  • Restaurant
Things to do
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
Working away
  • One meeting room
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
Facilities
  • Terrace

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
Be entertained
  • Plasma TV
  • Cable TV channels
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Dining

La creperia - This beachfront restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Restaurante blue - This beachfront restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

La Ballena Azul Hotel, Santa Marta (and vicinity)’s small print

Also known as

  • La Ballena Azul
  • La Ballena Azul Hotel
  • La Ballena Azul Hotel Santa Marta
  • La Ballena Azul Santa Marta
  • Ballena Azul Hotel Taganga
  • Ballena Azul Hotel
  • Ballena Azul Taganga
  • Ballena Azul

Policies

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.

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for COP 53500 per night

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of COP 60000 per vehicle (one way)

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

Recent reviews

Good 3.4 /5 from 28 reviews

La Ballena Azul Hotel, Santa Marta (and vicinity)
Poor1.0 / 5
Stay away!
I have to say that I don't see any reason to stay in Taganga at all while you can get nicer and cheaper hotels in Santa Marta (which is 10 min dirve away). But if you insist on staying there keep away from this hotel. It's run down and dirty. There is no hot water and even no normal water pressure. The wifi doesn't work properly. And breakfast is lousy. The hotel is well located in Tagagna just next to the beach (which is not nice for swimming) but next to all restaurants and bars. On top of all problems mentioned above this causes a major problem of noise till late at night.
2 night romance trip
La Ballena Azul Hotel, Santa Marta (and vicinity)
Excellent4.0 / 5
Nice beach front hotel in Taganga
this is a great spot to spend 1 night in. I'm here because it's proximity to Parque Tayrona. You can conveniently take a boat from right in front of this hotel to Tayrona. The room is pretty no-frills, but it's clean and relatively quiet. Perfect place to crash after you've been living out of a tent for a few nights!
1 night trip
La Ballena Azul Hotel, Santa Marta (and vicinity)
Excellent4.0 / 5
Perfect location! Rough night sleep
Steps from the beach with a huge balcony to watch the sunset. Didnt see many others with the same easy setup. Free breakfast and wifi worked pretty well. Hotel staff was very kind. The biggest gripe is the room. SUPER hard bed and the AC either blows directly on you or not at all. There's a nightclub near and we could hear everything... Needless to say, not a lot of sleeping happened.
1 night romance trip
La Ballena Azul Hotel, Santa Marta (and vicinity)
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Cartagena
We really appreciated the location of this hotel once we got the lay of the city. We were close to everything. All the staff was very friendly and tried very hard to accommodate us from helping us find stores we wanted to arranging transportation for us. We will stay here again thanks to Hotels.com
3 night romance trip
La Ballena Azul Hotel, Santa Marta (and vicinity)
Excellent4.0 / 5
friendly staff
It was great
1 night trip

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La Ballena Azul Hotel, Santa Marta (and vicinity)

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