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.