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GHL Relax Hotel Costa Azul, Santa Marta

Beachfront hotel in Santa Marta with free water park and spa

  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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$72 CAD

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8.8.Fabulous.
  • The food in the restaurant is awful. You are stuck eating there as there are no other…

    Feb. 5, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 72 hours gap period enforced between guest stays
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 67 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • 2 outdoor pools

For families

  • Children's pool
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Separate bedroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden

What’s around

  • On the beach
  • Magdalena River - 1 min walk
  • Bello Horizonte Beach - 43 min walk
  • Zazue - 2.8 mi / 4.6 km
  • Rodadero Beach - 10.5 mi / 16.9 km
  • Blanca Beach - 12.7 mi / 20.4 km
The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to March 1 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Room
  • Junior Suite
  • Family Room, 2 Bedrooms

Location

  • On the beach
  • Magdalena River - 1 min walk
  • Bello Horizonte Beach - 43 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On the beach
  • Magdalena River - 1 min walk
  • Bello Horizonte Beach - 43 min walk
  • Zazue - 2.8 mi / 4.6 km
  • Rodadero Beach - 10.5 mi / 16.9 km
  • Blanca Beach - 12.7 mi / 20.4 km
  • Parque de Los Novios - 15.1 mi / 24.2 km
  • Mundo Marino Aquarium - 10.7 mi / 17.2 km
  • Rodadero Sea Aquarium and Museum - 12.6 mi / 20.2 km
  • University of Magdalena - 13.4 mi / 21.6 km
  • Santa Marta Theater - 13.8 mi / 22.3 km

Getting around

  • Santa Marta (SMR-Simon Bolivar) - 7 min drive

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 67 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 10 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-anytime
  • 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

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

Children

  • 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*

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free uncovered onsite self parking

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
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Swim-up bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Water dispenser

Things to do

  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Children's pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa tub
  • Free water park access
  • Beach towels
  • Swim-up bar
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • Computer station

Services

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

Facilities

  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 45-inch plasma TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Spa

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Spa. Services include massages. The spa is equipped with a spa tub and a steam room.

The spa is open daily.

Dining

Yaharo - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Small print

Also known as

  • GHL Comfort Hotel Costa Azul Santa Marta
  • GHL Relax Hotel Costa Azul Santa Marta
  • GHL Relax Hotel Costa Azul Hotel Santa Marta
  • GHL Comfort Hotel Costa Azul
  • GHL Comfort Costa Azul Santa Marta
  • GHL Comfort Costa Azul
  • GHL Relax Hotel Costa Azul Santa Marta
  • GHL Relax Costa Azul Santa Marta
  • GHL Relax Costa Azul
  • Ghl Relax Costa Azul
  • GHL Relax Hotel Costa Azul Hotel

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Policies

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.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Pool access available from 9 AM to 8 PM.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

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, debit 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.

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.

FAQs

  • Yes, GHL Relax Hotel Costa Azul 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.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 9 AM to 8 PM.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, Yaharo offers local cuisine. The dining venue will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to March 1 2021 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Hotel Y Cabanas Brisas Del Caribe (4.7 mi), Subway (5.9 mi), and Marpikao (5.9 mi).
  • GHL Relax Hotel Costa Azul has 2 outdoor pools and a spa, as well as a garden.
8.8.Fabulous.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very close to the airport. Pools were great. Def recommend.

    1 night family trip, Dec. 30, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I love the service, the breakfast, the rooms, and the pools. The hotel is perfect for a relaxing vacations. It would be nice to have lunch buffet included too.

    Lonson, 2 night trip, Feb. 23, 2020

    Verified Orbitz guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Pretty good bang for the buck

    My stay was very good I was very pleased with the staff the kitchen was good the food was good the Wi-Fi worked well I thought it was a pretty good bang for the buck

    Stuart, 3 night trip, Feb. 14, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The staff at this location is absolutely phenomenal! We stayed for 2 weeks and by the time we left it felt as if we were leaving family. The ocean and beach here is beautiful! You can see Gold in the water and sand which we didn’t see at other beaches. This location is off the beaten path so you do have to travel up the highway for different food or shopping but it’s very close to the Airport. This location is very safe! There is security and the front and back gates. Our safety was a high priority for the staff at this location which meant the world to us. We had a phenomenal driver Andreas that fulfilled every aspect of our trip. The ladies at the front desk were absolutely amazing! We highly recommend this location!

    Angela, 13 night family trip, Nov. 14, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Best Place to stay in Santa Marta

    This is the best BARGAIN in Colombia. By far, the best place to stay in Santa Marta. It's clean. It's pretty. The staff is wonderful and caring. Always smiling. The beach is beautiful and EMPTY> You can't beat this place...why pay more to be at a Marriott or Holiday INN when you can pay $50 a night and get a free breakfast, free wifi...clean rooms with increidble views?

    Larry, 7 night trip, Oct. 17, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful, clean hotel right in the beach with exceptional pools. Excellent security also.

    Keith, 4 night romance trip, Sep. 15, 2019

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 8.0.Very Good

    GHL Relax Hotel Costa Azul- Gigantic Room with Fantastic Amenities! I truly enjoyed my experience at GHL Costa Azul and it was an amazing value! Although the hotel is older, they have worked to maintain the rooms and the property. The customer service was terrific, and the restaurant provided a wonderful buffet breakfast with something for everyone’s taste! The pool and the beach were lovely. They have a small store on site to purchase snacks, drinks, sunscreen etc. It is a convenient place to stay if you have a very early flight because it is very close to the airport; and in case you’re wondering, the air traffic did NOT present a noise problem. Just a bit of advice; the property is not identifiable from the road and you may want to have a detailed map and the name of the nearby gas station, if you’re arriving by taxi. Good experience overall.

    Sunshine, 1 night trip, Mar. 27, 2019

    Verified Orbitz guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Swimming pool and ocean views are great! Our room was very clean and the front desk employees were very friendly

    Ryan, 1 night romance trip, Mar. 9, 2019

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great escape

    Great hotel it is near the airport so it is very convenient. But it is far away from any town or city. So if you want an experience where you’re remote and like being in one spot then this is the place. Going into town to buy things or go to a restaurant is a $10 can ride each way.

    Karyn, 6 night trip, Mar. 8, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Decent stay.

    It's great family hotel. A lot of activities for kids. As for the location it was only 5 minutes from the airport but there is nothing else around there. So if you are not planning on leaving the hotel it's great but everything else is a 30 minute taxi ride away. Even to get something simple to eat. The hotel staff was friendly. The rooms are a good size but the beds were too soft for me at least. And one thing I didn't like is they charged me for half a day because I asked to check out 2 hours later because.y flight was delayed. And they did not need the room for anyone else. I know this because I had 2 adjoining rooms and told me they can only give me one room because the other was taken.

    Aristotle, 3 night family trip, Feb. 15, 2019

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