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Hotel Boutique Don Pepe

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Don Pepe Hotel, is the true essence of a luxury boutique hotel. It’s the kind of hotel that makes it hard to walk out of the doors and explore the nearby city. Rooftop deck, interior swimming pool, skyline cabana and jacuzzi. The wonderful staff and delicious food was icing on top the cake. Can’t wait to come back.

First of all, I am an extremely experienced, inveterate traveler. That could almost be to the point sometimes, I'm jaded, because I've stayed in so many different hotels in so many countries. Thus it's pretty hard for me to get the WOW! experience, that I would take my time to write a review, anymore. Well, Hotel Don Pepe more than makes the grade. I really felt, in casa, as in Spanish the real meaning is, that you really feel as if you're at your own home. Actually, really, nobody in my house treats me as well as I was treated here.😅 Everyone of the people who embrace you, as you start your experience, from the front desk to the kitchen staff, to the cleaning staff, are outside any kind of scale of friendliness and competency, that I have ever experienced. They're absolutely sincere, and genuinely care and love their job. Then, it all originates from the inspired mind of the manager Daniel. He is trilingual, and incredibly amiable and socially adept, and bountifully gregarious. Daniel made the extra effort to call our taxi driver, as we were headed back from the day in the national Park, to ask if we would like tickets to a concert that night. It ended up being a fundraiser for a foundation to build a school for underprivileged children. Not only do they enable a special travel experience, but the owner and Daniel, and the staff have a strong sense of social justice. I just don't have enough superlatives to applaud each and everyone of the staff I have had interactions with here. Luis, for example, who attends to me now at breakfast, does his job as if I were the most important guest he ever served. Alejandra, who works the front desk, has a smile and scintillating personality, that makes you wish your own daughter were that sweet. That's exactly the experience I had with each and everyone of the marvelous people here. I remarked to Daniel, that I was totally shocked that they had some bad reviews, and he glibly rejoined that of course, that was before he came. That had to be the case, because only a cretinous curmudgeon, could have a beef with the stay here. You will love it here. You will return here if you come back to Santa Marta. I absolutely will

The hotel, a beautiful colonial building, is in the heart of the old Santa Marta. Great room well decorated. All the staff is dedicating to make your stay enjoyable. Stunning rooftop with a view on all the old city of Santa Marta. Close from the main sightseeing spots, bars and restaurant.

We stay at Hotel Boutique Don Pedro for 3 days in august of 2017. The building is an old convent transformed into an unique hotel. Rooms are large and very confortable, staff is welcoming, front desk staff very professional. The restaurant serves exquisite food. Highly recommended.

We booked the grand suite (Gran Pepe) and it surpassed our expectation in terms of space and quality (the website photos don't do it justice). The courtyard is very plush and the onsite restaurant is pretty good. A local street full of good restaurants is within a block walking distance.

À very nice hotel To stay, Good service. Love the rooftop, swimming pool area and garden lovely. .my stay was to short to say more. Staff always in alert even service was kind of slow. The staff did everything to please us.

We stayed here for a week with our two grandchildren. It was a very happy holiday within a very charming hotel. For us,the outstanding quality of this hotel is the high standard of customer service. The staff are delightful, nothing is an issue for them, and always with a beautiful smile , a special mention to Maria Alejandro, Julo, and Alonso. We were very well looked after, thank you. A point for consideration, some choices for the children on the lunch/dinner menu.

I stay in many of the best hotels with work but I can genuinely say that the don Pepe is up there with very best. The rooms are fantastic, spa excellent (my wife and I had massages) service friendly but not obsequious. The lulu daiquiris were amazing - wonderful salt rim and frozen daiquiri. The interior of the hotel is just right and the location is excellent next to the right spots in Santa Marta for dining - we enjoyed Radio Burger, the balcony at Ouzo and the services of Eduardo Riveira as our guide (+57 (301) 485-9222) Eduardo is great and enthusiastic and offers interesting and informative tours Matthew

This hotel has its own style and flair. The pool is on the main floor courtyard next to the hotel check-in and surrounded by the restaurant tables. It's there more as a large fountain rather than a swimming spot. Our room was large but the window shades were broken and some of the furniture was modern IKEA-ish. The bathroom was new and very well appointed. Breakfast is served and very good. Employees are very thoughtful and attentive. Nice, safe, and clean.

Don Pepe is beautiful. The staff is so very helpful (they kept our extra luggage while we did the Ciudad Perdida trek for no extra charge). The rooms are very nice, and the rooftop bar, spa & social area has everything you need to be able to relax & unwind during your stay. Helpful tip- if you are doing the CIUDAD PERDIDA trek- the company we went with (Expotur) is located just a few blocks away- could not have been more convenient!!!

Calle 16 No 1c - 92 Santa Marta Magdalena

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Historic Center, Hotel Boutique Don Pepe is next to Simon Bolivar Park and Tairona Gold Museum. This 4-star hotel has 12 guestrooms and offers an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and a spa tub. Customs House and Parque de Los Novios are also a short walk from this Santa Marta hotel.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


All of Hotel Boutique Don Pepe's 12 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including iPod docks, minibars, and safes. LCD TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms have hair dryers, bathrobes, and slippers. Phones and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Hotel Boutique Don Pepe offers an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. For transportation, you can make use of an airport shuttle for a fee (available 24 hours), as well as an area shuttle for a fee. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include a conference center, a business center, and a computer station.

Room options

Standard Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Luxury Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

100% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 232 reviews