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1 Double Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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1 Double Bed
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161 square feet
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Get an overview of this hotel
Beachfront hotel for sun and fun

Popular property highlights

Breakfast included
Free valet parking
Free WiFi
Laundry facilities
24-hour front desk

Location

Nestled on the beach, this Santa Marta hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Taganga Beach and Tayrona National Natural Park. Grande Beach and Santa Marta Theater are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Hotel Features

Spend the day playing on the beach then return to dine at one of La Ballena Azul Hotel's 2 restaurants.

Room Amenities

All 33 rooms offer plasma TVs with cable channels, plus ceiling fans and safes.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Dining is available at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning as well as a complimentary manager's reception. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. For a surcharge, a roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request) is offered to guests. This beach hotel also offers a terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and concierge services. Complimentary valet parking is available on site.

  • Terrace
  • Free reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of restaurants - 2
  • Concierge services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free breakfast
  • Laundry facilities
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Beach towels
  • Total number of rooms - 33
  • One meeting room
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Number of floors - 2
  • Free WiFi
  • Free valet parking
  • Wedding services
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Parking

Free valet parking

Room Amenities

La Ballena Azul Hotel offers 33 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and ceiling fans. Plasma televisions come with cable channels. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Plasma TV
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room safe
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ceiling fan
  • Cable TV service

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary full breakfast each morning. A complimentary manager's reception is offered each day.

Entre Cubiertos - 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. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Bar La Terraza - This bar is located on the beach. Open select days.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Ecotours nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-out

Check-out time is 1 PM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding. Children may not be eligible for complimentary breakfast.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for COP 53500 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

No cribs (infant beds) available

No elevators

No pets or service animals allowed

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • The national sales tax (19%) is charged upon check-out to citizens of Colombia regardless of length of stay and to foreigners staying 60 consecutive days or more. Foreigners on a tourist visa are exempt from this tax. Furthermore, the tax may apply per room when the room is shared by a taxable and a nontaxable guest.

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

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: COP 60000 per vehicle (one way)
  • Rollaway bed fee: COP 53500 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Names

  • 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 Hotel Santa Marta
  • Ballena Azul Santa Marta

We should mention

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.

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

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