Before heading out to Colombia, I had read that Hotel Boutique Don Pepe would be considered a quality boutique hotel anywhere in the world, not just in Colombia. This review convinced me to book and it was completely accurate.
We enjoyed the hotel so much during our two night stay that we barely left to explore the city of Santa Marta. The hotel is decorated beautifully and makes for a particularly romantic setting at night time when the beautiful courtyard pool is decorated with candles. Our room was extremely spacious, well air conditioned, and furnished to a very high standard. The bathroom in particular was stunning.
The chef, who I believe was new, cooked us a delicious meal and it was complemented by a number of cocktails made by the hotel's friendly and welcoming staff. There are 3 roof terraces on which to enjoy the sun, one of which has a jacuzzi, bar, and spa room. The atmosphere on the latter terrace at night time is wonderful and is the perfect way to spend a hot evening.
All in all, Don Pepe is a perfect sanctuary and I would recommend it to anybody. To reiterate the review that convinced me to book, this is a quality hotel by anybody's standards.
We only stayed here for two nights and the facilities are nice and the owner has done a nice job of turning this old home into a nice hotel. But this place has more than just a good look to it; It is the staff that makes this place 5star. I myself and my girlfriend both work at a 20star resort in the U.S and it is the genuine hospitality of the staff that Forbes uses to take a property. From a 4 to a five star rating, and I would have to say that they truly care about their guest, not just while there patrons but for the whole stay in Santa Marta. We had numerous personal issues while staying here as well with the airlines but I will not bother you with that. The point being is that once Felipe knew there was a problem, himself and his staff went above and beyond to help resolve the problem, while also consoling us with all the means at there disposal. I must say I truly feel as though we have made some unforgettable friends here and would never imagine staying anywhere else in Santa Marta. Because the experience we had here was better than any luxury hotel I've ever set foot in. Thank you Felipe and your staff for a unforgettable time in Santa Marta.
"ITS NOT THE EXPERIENCES IN LIFE. ITS THE PEOPLE WHO CREATE THE EXPERIENCE"
Great Hotel. Good pools, nice people. Relax.
Good food and drinks.
Good rooms. I liked minimarket.
Near to the airport.
Bowling is great. Very good mini pizzas. The arepa e huevo spectacular.
The empanadas delicius!
I dont liked waiters attention, was very slow at the beggining whe you sit at the table.
Staff were super friendly and helpful and the hotel felt like i was at home in a new place. Really enjoyed every minute at the hotel - location is perfect and every morning the breakfast they prepared was better than any other hotel we stayed in during our trip. Absolutely would stay there again!!!!
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