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Retiro, Colombia
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279 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2013

This place is pretty darn good - all inclusive - we had an apartment on the ocean all inclusive for like 140 USD per night for 2 people. It's not fancy - and doesn't cater to a high end crowd like the Decameron Baru Island - but it's perfectly fine for us. The food isn't the best - but it's... More 

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UK
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63 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2013

Good beach-front location and food is OK - never got ill from eating here unlike their sister hotel in El Salvador! Just a short taxi ride from Santa Marta town and at the foot of the hills where the lost city is - seems there are helicopter day trips available weather permitting. Beach is fine, unlike what some of the... More 

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nj
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 January 2012

Decameron hotels have a good reputation but this location is a big disappointment. The pool is small considering the size of the resort. The food is simply ok. I had to have my room changed due to filthy linens and the shower was backed up. Once I was moved I had to deal with bugs invading the living space. They... More 

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Cape Canaveral, Florida
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2011

There are a lot of good things to say about this hotel. It had nice atmosphere, good restaurants and also a great beach and pool. They also had good entertainment at night. The water at the beach was very warm though but that is the Gulf of Mexico in the summer. The hotel is fairly secure so there are no... More 

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Navarre, Florida
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2011

This is one of the best all inclusive vacation places to stay. The rooms are spacious and clean. If your are worried about drinking the water you don't have to they supply you with bottled water and treated ice, (at no extra charge). Their are so many different places to eat, and the food is delicious. When they say all... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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82 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2011

This is the first time that i purchase an all-inclusive vacation. We were picked up at the airport punctually and zoomed quickly to the hotel. Our bus was full and therefore all wanted to check in at the same time. The service for check-in was very quick and efficient. The room was ready, not great, but ready. We asked to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2011

Great place with great food and a cool beach, Very easy to visit the rest of Santa Marta from here. Good price. Perfect for couples or families. i wouldn't recommend it to the solo traveller.

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2010

most of the employees were nice hard working people except the girl responsible for dinner reservations. She never displayed a name tag, was always late in the mornings and always dictated the hour of the meal not allowing guests any choice- terrible. They also accepted huge groups of adolescent tours that looked like underage kids, who were served liquor and... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2010

the beach is not nice due to lots of coal dust in the water. The food is average. The rooms are average. the staff are unhelpful at times.

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Edmonton, Canada
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2010

How true this is. We stayed at the Decameron in 2009 and enjoyed it so much that we broke our rule of never going to the same country twice. We should have stuck to our rule because the hotel was a major disappoinment the second time around. The prices had skyrocketed, the quality of the food had plummeted and management... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free Parking
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Additional Information about Decameron Galeon

Address: Km 17 via a Cienaga, Santa Marta, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Magdalena Department > Santa Marta District > Santa Marta
Price Range: €163 - €265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Decameron Galeon 3.5*
Number of rooms: 243
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Decameron Galeon Santa Marta
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Decameron Galeon Hotel Santa Marta
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“No need to pay for Wifi since its not available throughout, BUT please get the Safe!”
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“If you don't like your room, ask for a change. I did, and they gave me one significantly better, and I was very happy with the way the employees handled my request.”
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