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"Stylish and romantic colonial boutique in Colombia’s oldest city."

Need to know

    • 12 rooms, each with a unique family history
    • Vintage colonial-era hotel in Santa Marta, Colombia
    • Check-out time: 12:00 pm, flexible check-out available on request

We love

  • Cocktail in hand, enjoy the sunset over El Morro from the exclusive rooftop lounge.
  • Indulging in a range of sublime seafood within the in-house restaurant.
  • Santa Marta’s prime position in accessing the beauty of the surrounding coast, Sierra Nevada and Tayrona National Park.

An extra little something

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Free couple’s massage in the Pevonia Spa centre.

Top Secret

Don Pepe is deeply embedded in international history. In the charming Bacota restaurant, the body of revolutionary liberator Simón Bolívar was housed before his internment in the cathedral and final resting place in Caracas. Guests are dining among truly esteemed company!


A building whose history is intertwined with local heritage, Don Pepe is named for the father who envisioned restoring this colonial treasure to its former grandeur. Now establishing itself as the leading boutique in the city, Don Pepe continues to be a family affair, overseen by one of Pepe’s sons Juan Ignacio.

The Review

The first Spanish city in South America, Santa Marta’s history has been rich and varied since its founding in 1533. This coastal hotspot is also blessed in its location and proximity to the natural splendour between La Costa Caribe and the Sierra Nevada mountains. The wonders of Tayrona National Park, the tranquil hamlet of Minca and the untamed beaches of La Guajira are all within tantalising reach.

With its central location, Don Pepe is a few minutes’ stroll from the city’s highlights, including the beach, cathedral and gastronomic heart of Santa Marta surrounding Parque de los Novios. However, the undeniable draw of Don Pepe is found within its classical walls; a haven of relaxation, tranquillity and luxury that has been masterfully realised.

Guests pass into the central courtyard where they can recline by the shaded pool, swing from a hammock on the sun terrace or indulge in the excellent range of treatments in the on-site Pevonia Spa. If you are tempted to move from relaxing on the exquisite king-size beds, both jacuzzi and sun loungers provide romantic seclusion, with a commanding view overlooking the city’s rooftops.

Boasting such a high level of architectural preservation, the hotel exudes a classic charm between its seductive arches and original tiled floors. Shaded bedroom terraces and vintage wooden beams are blended with a contemporary touch to produce a truly unique space.

The Bacota restaurant delights the taste buds with a range of local seafood specialties and dishes inspired by world flavours, while staff members have perfected the art of attentive but discreet service. This ensures each guest’s experience of Don Pepe is both memorable and flawless.


Hotel Don Pepe Boutique

  • Address: Carrera 16 1c - 92, Barrio Centro, Santa Marta, Magdalena 470005
  • Travel info: The nearest airport is the Simon Bolivar International Airport (SMR), with a 15-minute taxi ride bringing you to central Santa Marta where the hotel is located.

Key Features

  • Pool

  • Weddings

  • Airport Shuttle

  • Car Parking

  • Bar

  • Restaurant

  • Spa