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Playa Koralia

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

We were part of a tour group and some of us got older, not as nice rooms without ensuite bathrooms - we had to go out of the room in public view to access the washroom. There was no air-con so we had to keep the ceiling fan going at night. The nice beach was uncrowded and there were enough...

Thank StChris
Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We spent 4 nights at koralia in January 2017. In general the experience was good: bungalow perfect even if not hot water... Location was superb, incredible garden near the sea. You can walk kilometers on the beach without seeing anybody, really nice. The staff was the best surprise of this hotel. They do everything to make your stay nice. Congrats...

3Thank Hervé S
Guelph, Canada
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This is an amazing place. People are always trying to make your stay great. The rooms are amazing (we did not like the cold water for the shower...but it is part of the experience I guess) Food is amazing!!! every plate is a surprise ... Wish I could stay there and see the stars every night.

1Thank Tricito14
Columbia, South Carolina
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised to discover Koralia with its retro 60s theme including The Beatles and Buddhism. A different sort of B&B I suppose. Conditions are somewhat primitive but enjoyable all the same. I slept in a private bungalow in a hammock with mosquito netting The owner and staff are all very accommodating and speak English well. Try to get...

2Thank Steve C
Playa_Koralia, Public Relations Manager at Playa Koralia, responded to this review

Thanks Steve, Yes the Kogi are a pretty amazing people. The short version is that they are the Big Brothers and we all the Little Brothers. Their entire purpose in existence was to watch the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta for signs of an environmental apocalypse and to warn the rest of Humanity. For hundreds of years and generation after...

Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Perfect throughout. Unbelievable romantic spot. Very wide and very few guests. I have rarely seen such a long and beautiful beach with such few people. You can find unlimited privacy. Perfectly friendly staff. Food was surprisingly at very high standard. The couple running the bar made every visit very a great stay. The resort owner lady is very engaged in...

Thank Stephan H
Playa_Koralia, Guest Relations Manager at Playa Koralia, responded to this review

Wow - can't ask for a better review then this! Thanks Stephan :)

Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Very friendly and attentive staff. Meals and restaurant of excellent quality. Wifi only at reception. No swimming pool. Swimming in the sea not really advisable. Excellent place for trips to Tayrona Park.

1Thank Fred v
koralia, Guest Relations Manager at Playa Koralia, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write. The ocean is such a variable being. Some months it is clear and blue, others a bit more wild. This is all part of life at Playa Koralia as you lie in the lee of the spiritual Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta; where snow-capped peaks rise 20k from the Caribbean ocean. We...

Medellin, Colombia
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Playa Koralia is a beautiful destination in an incredible and unique place. The lodge itself, with seaside cabanas, a surprise top-quality menu each and every day, and across the board friendly service is already worth the trip. Throw in the fact that you have the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta as a backdrop, and the options are endless: Parque Tayrona...

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 16 June 2016

When wedding planning, beach, boho-style this could be the dreamed place BUT... just think twice and consider on going somewhere else. You CAN count with an amazing location (yes, pictures can turn out really good, even on a rainy non-caribbean day), you can also count with a non planned discussion with the "events director" PATRICIA which would not only avoid...

1Thank rosahyjesusd
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Playa Koralia is a small hotel near the Parque Tayrona National Park. Located one hour from Santa Marta. The rooms are very nice, have no air conditioning but they have strong ventilators. The bathrooms are open air and very big. The food is good but you can't choose what you're eating. The menu is fixed unless you make a special...

1Thank PABLO T
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

If you want to relax and be taken care of, come to Playa Koralia. I would not call it a hotel, more of a retreat. Fantastic staff. Great food. Wonderful, peaceful atmosphere. If you can, go to the Sacred Pool. Very unique. Erica and David. Rock on! Do not come here if air conditioning is a must have. That was...

1Thank Riel S

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Privacy is found as the ocean breaks on the beach and you are the only one to witness its fall. Playa Koralia gives you that experience and more, one hour away from Santa Marta (Colombia). Time stops as nature defines each space; sand, paradise, sea, fresh water, palms, light & shade. The elements come together where the rivers flowing from the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada flow into the blue Caribbean. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Playa Koralia

Address: Km. 47 Troncal del Caribe, Buritaca, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Magdalena Department > Santa Marta District > Buritaca
Price Range: €50 - €379 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Playa Koralia 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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“newer thatched rooms are better”
StChris, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Bring a head lamp as it gets pretty dark at night.”
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“The cabins are the best rooms”
Cindycit, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Free WIFI only at the reception building”
julienmjanda, 23 Mar 2016 | Read review
“wifi only in reception”
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