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Howard Johnson Hotel Versalles Barranquilla

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This hotel is safe, clean and basic, pretty much what we expected. The restaurant is fine with a good breakfast buffet. Nothing to write about other than it served the purpose of a place to stay for a night while traveling through. I suppose I should give it a 2 plus or 3. It's a basic, average hotel.

Hotel is very good with respect to location. Swimming pool and restaurant area is also very beautifull. Covered by lot of happening places nearby. Breakfast include varety of food. And staff here is very very cooperative

Not sure where to start with this. I can't give it on star because I am sure there are worse flee infested motels that I wouldn't even consider staying in, but this place is close. First for an American brand nobody spoke English. Luckily my wife is Latino, so she had to translate. The neighborhood is pretty scary too. During the day is fine, but I wouldn't go out at night. The place was in disrepair. The gym was barely functional. Even the pool was out of order when we were there. I think the worse part of the stay was that the AC could not keep the room cool. It wasn't even a particularly hot day either (mid 80's)

I've stayed here now on three different occasions and planning on my fourth this coming January-February 2017. I've always found the staff to be polite and friendly, the rooms clean and comfortable. They do, however, need a little updating, particularly if the hotel wants to continue competing with some of the newer hotels "en el norte". Other notes: - Location is excellent; you can walk or take public transport to pretty much anywhere in the city, and without spitting distance is a large grocery store (always a plus when I travel). - Very good (and reasonable) laundry service. - For some reason, the second floor is used for all sorts of job interviews so if you end up on that floor, there are people coming and going all hours of the day. - Nice complimentary breakfast, except you have to beg for that second cup of cafecito.

Given the timing of our stay (Colombia vs Chile match in town) the prices for the rooms were at their peak. Due to this we paid top dollar for the room, and when this occurs you tend to question what value you get for it. I agree with all previous comments regarding the standard of english at front desk (and throughout the hotel), it is basically zero, luckily my wife is a local so with her it was no problem, without her it would've been tough. Rooms are large, but need a bit of modernising, or just some really good maintenance. Shower heads not fully functional (just need a clean), and overall rooms are a bit dated, but very comfortable with good air-conditioning. I thought breakfast options were very good, but caters to local tastes (which Im now used to). In general everything was fine, some of the staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful, others not so much (like most hotels I guess). For me the only reason I couldnt rate the experience a solid 4 stars was simply that I didnt get much value due to the elevated room prices. Had I gotten a much cheaper rate the overall perceived value would have been better.

The hotel has a very good location, is in downtown, so it´s accesible to main public transportation. The service is mainly good, but has some flaws, for example at the pool bar the variety of drinks is not good, and the service there could be a lot better; we stayed in a 3 beds room, but they could only give us one cardkey, so it was annoying to ask the clerks to open the room for you when the roommate with the key wasn't near. The rooms are very clean, most of the staff is very helpful. Is a good option for business travel.

Staff at front desk were consistently surly. Little to no English is spoken, which is ok, just a warning to those with limited Espanol. Breakfast is a bit disappointing but fairly typical. Pool is small and a bit dirty. My room had 1 small window which looked directly at a wall 1 meter away and made the room feel like a cave. Room was large, but oddly laid-out. Linens and furniture and built-ins were in quite poor shape, but hey... it was fairly cheap.

To begin, to be fair I don"t speak spanish well but I thought staying in a american owned/based hotel by whydym you would think there would have at least 1 person at all times who speaks English. WRONG, When i check in the reception girl Kathern never even said hello and spoke no english and made no effort, Thank god my girlfriend was with me, she then charge me wrong on the nights i stayed,,,,then when i check in my room safe and air con not working,AGAIN THANK GOD MY GIRL FRIEND WAS THERE, went to a different room where everything did work. IT gets worse, next day my room was not clean untill 4 pm after i went downstairs and spoke my broken spanish. Breakfast was horribble, again no one spoke a word of English. Pool was good. When I check out Kathern managed to remember to charge me for the one night she did not charge me when i check in, and HAD THE NERVE TO JUST HAND ME A SURVEY TO FILL OUT, I think they did that to get a bounus, THEY DID NOT CARE ABOUT MY STAY. What an awful experience , Now I am sure the hotel will respond in English to this review, and my questions is WHERE WERE YOU WHEN I NEED YOUR HELP LAST WEDNESDAY? If you want respond, THEN DO IT TO ME PERSONALLY cc26cc@yahoo.com

Excellent location ! Very professional and corteous staff, the rooms are spacious and clean friendly environment..the restaurant Paris is just awesome.. delicious food and great service..we are enjoying our stay here and highly recomended ..is like a home away from home! Thank to all the staff of the Howard Johnson Versalles for their kindness!

My wife and I stayed here 2 nights during carnaval. We had originally booked at another hotel and because of a problem with the reservation, we were re-booked here. Our main issue is that the original hotel had English speaking staff and we had chosen it based on that. Howard Johnson's didn't have any English speaking staff. Good: nice big reception area, nice restaurant, good breakfast. Bad: No English speaking staff, tiny room, loud all night (basically because of carnaval), old Howard Johnson 1970's orange and aquamarine decor everywhere reminded us of a set from Mad Men.

Carrera 48 70-188 Barranquilla Atlantico

Hotel highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in El Prado within a 5-minute walk of Romelio Martinez Stadium, Howard Johnson Hotel Versalles Barranquilla is within a 15-minute stroll of Romantic Museum. This 80-room, 3.5-star hotel has free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. Also nearby are Asuncion Clinic and Centro Comercial Villa Country.


Dining

Free breakfast is included with your stay. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant or coffee shop/café.


Rooms

All of Howard Johnson Hotel Versalles Barranquilla's 80 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. 29-inch LED TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding. Safes and ironing boards are other standard amenities.


Property features

Howard Johnson Hotel Versalles Barranquilla features an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle for COP 40000 per vehicle one way. Staff members are on hand to provide luggage storage and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Additional amenities include a spa tub, free WiFi in public areas, and 7 meeting rooms.

Room options

Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Twin Room, 3 Twin Beds

Twin 3 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

84% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 304 reviews