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Hotel Boutique Casa Carolina

4-star hotel with spa, near Tairona Gold Museum

  • Free full breakfast and free WiFi in lobby
ZAR 733

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  • A very cute hotel. I love the design and the style Present throughout. Many options to…

    Jan 12, 2021

  • No elevator to the 3rd floor so had to lug my case up & down 6 flights of stairs.

    Feb 29, 2020

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Guests rated location

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 25 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • 3 outdoor pools and 2 spa tubs

For families

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Children's pool
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Television

What’s around

  • In Historic Center
  • Parque de Los Novios - 7 min walk
  • Tairona Gold Museum - 3 min walk
  • Simon Bolivar Park - 5 min walk
  • Marina Santa Marta - 10 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Room
  • Deluxe Room
  • Suite


  • In Historic Center
  • Parque de Los Novios - 7 min walk
  • Tairona Gold Museum - 3 min walk

What’s around


  • In Historic Center
  • Parque de Los Novios - 7 min walk
  • Tairona Gold Museum - 3 min walk
  • Simon Bolivar Park - 5 min walk
  • Marina Santa Marta - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • Santa Marta (SMR-Simon Bolivar) - 33 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 25 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon

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.

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. 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


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding, but may not be eligible for free breakfast
  • Parents must have child's birth certificate and photo ID*
  • Babysitting/childcare*


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Children's pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Number of spa tubs - 2
  • Fishing on site

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff


  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built - 1780
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • In-room massage available

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels
  • Tablet computer
  • IPod docking station
  • MP3 docking station

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa. Services include sports massages, facials, body scrubs, and body treatments.

Small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Boutique Casa Carolina Santa Marta
  • Hotel Boutique Casa Carolina
  • Boutique Casa Carolina Santa Marta
  • Boutique Casa Carolina
  • Casa Carolina Santa Marta
  • Hotel Boutique Casa Carolina Hotel
  • Hotel Boutique Casa Carolina Santa Marta
  • Hotel Boutique Casa Carolina Hotel Santa Marta

Optional extras

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of COP 40000 per vehicle (one-way, Maximum occupancy 4)


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 does not have elevators.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

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

This property accepts credit 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.

Deposit: COP 2500 per stay

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.


  • Yes, Hotel Boutique Casa Carolina 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.
  • Yes, there are 3 outdoor pools and a children's pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include La Muzzeria (4-min walk), La Casona (4-min walk), and La Perla (4-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is COP 40000 per vehicle one-way.
  • Have fun with onsite activities like fishing and boat tours. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and soothe your senses in one of the 2 spa tubs. Hotel Boutique Casa Carolina also has 3 outdoor pools and a garden.
  • 2,0.Poor

    No HOT water , I called front desk they said lie to saying it’s normally working they will fix it. First time this has happened they said .We will fix it tomorrow. When your looking at 4 star hotel, hot or even warm water should be very least they can provide. Sadly now in Santa Marta Best Western and same problem no hot or warm water . Front desk saying same thing . Telling me to run water for 5 mins until it’s hot and even tried that . Both hotel continue to lie and say they are going to fix it.

    Armin, 1 night trip, Feb 14, 2020

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Such a cool hotel. Great ambience, comfy rooms. Great location, friendly staff and delicious food. Would stay here again!

    Michelle, 1 night family trip, Dec 25, 2019

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  • 2,0.Poor

    Casa Carolina describes itself as a safe boutique hotel in the colonial Santa Marta. Far from the truth. The hotel is in a street that is dangerous to walk even as early as 6:30pm. We were assaulted with a knife for our money. After we informed the hotel personnel , we were told of another couple guest at the hotel that were also assaulted the night before. When the police arrived they told us how that street was not safe because drug dealings. Please share this with posible future clients for this property. We have used Expedia as a secure site to go for information and reservations . Never disappointed, don’t let us down now . Alma Lleras & James Thompson

    2 night romance trip, Nov 22, 2019

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  • 6,0.Good

    While the staff did everything they could to make our stay pleasant nobody told us that the hotel was a building site. According to the hotel they were undergoing “preventative maintanance”. However having about 12 to 15 workmen painting, plastering, re-varnishing floors etc, having areas of the hotel closed off and having to ask workmen to move ladders to get to our room was not what we expected. Overall I would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to stay in the old part of town but check first that the builders have moved out. Stayed 8th to 10th nov 2019

    3 night trip, Nov 7, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Incredible staff and beautiful facility. Had an amazing time and will return

    Marianne, 3 night family trip, Oct 9, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    This place is amazing! We stayed here before and after our lost city hike and both times had excellent service. They upgraded our room for free both times! The staff are super friendly and the rooms and pools are beautiful! This was probably the nicest hotel we stayed at during our month in Colombia, definitely recommend!!

    ShelleyHill, 1 night romance trip, Oct 9, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    The hotel was amazing! Beautiful accomodations, friendly people. I don't recommend the restaurant however, the service was awful and the food was just okay. Otherwise highly recommend the hotel, centrally located, friendly hotel service and wonderful pools to relax.

    Alanna, 1 night trip, Oct 6, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Our experience started with the hotel setting up our transport at the airport by a very welcoming couple. They provided some history of the city on our way to the hotel. We felt at ease with them. The front desk staff was exceptional providing detailed tourist information for our budget and short stay in Santa Marta. The hotel was well maintained and we felt safe. Location of the hotel is in walking distance to the beach where locals go and a short taxi ride to catch the boats to other beaches. And the pool is divine to relax after a day of sightseeing. We were 4 and we loved our room. The bathroom had this beautiful wall with plants, had a stove and small fridge.

    1 night family trip, Sep 28, 2019

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  • 2,0.Poor

    1 of 3 part Review: Upon arriving on Monday night at around 10:30pm, I was not impressed with the entrance. The 1st thing I saw was a huge roach which led me to feel then area the hotel is in, is not clean. The hotel lobby was dark and gloomy but our greeter Carlos was bright and cheerful. He quickly checked us in and carried our luggage up 3 flights into our room. To save energy they keep the ACs off and the room felt muggy. Before the lights were lit, we noticed the stains on the couches. There were stains on the bedsheets and the pillow covers were torn. There was paint coming off the walls and the room was poorly proportioned. We called Carlos and advise him of our concerns, he showed us several rooms, 4 additional rooms, all felt muggy, all with stained couches and all with stained sheets. We decided to stay in a room but asked for new clean sheets. As we were changing the bedsheets, on our own, a tiny roach crawled out and we immediately left this room. We ended up staying in a room in the 1st floor which felt that it was cleaned more recently. We still changed the sheets, because by this point we didn’t trust the sheets the bed had. Carlos, the only employee in the premise at that time, was very helpful. He was able to juggle our inconveniences and also attend other guests with their requests. Due to this experience we couldn’t rest well throughout our 3 night stay because we felt that a bug might crawl into our bed at any moment of the night.

    DianaV, 3 night trip with friends, Sep 16, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Recommended for a short stay

    Lovely hotel for a short stay in Santa Marta. Well located. Very helpful staff. Pools are refreshing but small. Dinner in restaurant was great. Rooms are fine, good a/c & Wi-Fi. But..rooms are on three floors but no lift to top floor.

    2 night romance trip, Sep 3, 2019

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