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Sunset Hotel 3.0

San Andres Island, San Andres and Providencia Department, Colombia

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Pros

  • Right across the street from the beach
  • Simple rooms have flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and electronic safes
  • Lovely colorful grounds full of greenery
  • Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus alfresco dining available
  • Breakfast included in all rates, plus lunch/dinner can also be added to rates
  • Outdoor pool with swim-up bar, and a separate kids' pool
  • On-site dive shop
  • Bike, motorcycle, and snorkeling gear rentals available 
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout

Cons

  • Not much in immediate area; no dining options nearby
  • Simple, no-frills interiors
  • Bathrooms are basic, plus not all have hot water showers
  • Wi-Fi signal is slow

Bottom Line

This simple three-pearl hotel makes a good base for travelers seeking proximity to the beach on San Andres Island. With just 16 guest rooms, the atmosphere is tranquil and relaxed, and though spaces are a bit basic, colorful grounds with lush greenery make for an inviting setting. Rooms have flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and air-conditioning, plus all have private bathrooms -- but not all have hot water showers. The hotel has an outdoor pool with a swim-up bar, a kids' pool, and a restaurant serving breakfast (included in all rates), lunch, and dinner. Though there's a lovely beach right across the street, the location is a bit inconvenient as there's not much in the area. For something in the town of San Andres, check out Portobelo Convention Center (though there's no pool).

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Scene

Casual and relaxed mid-range property with simple interiors and colorful, lush grounds

This mid-range family-owned hotel is a relaxed and casual base that attracts budget travelers on a beach vacation. Lush greenery fills the grounds, which are vibrant with color: palm trees feature colorfully painted trunks and the hotel buildings are painted with bright orange and blue hues. Interiors are quite simple, but pleasant enough; the lobby is a small and functional space encased in windows overlooking the grounds. It has some conveniences like vending machines and a collection of books. The restaurant is also a basic affair, but quaint in its simplicity, with white wooden walls contrasting red gingham curtains and table linens. Alfresco dining beneath thatched umbrellas is also available, on a patio sprouting lush plants and palms. Overall, this is a solid choice with a warm and welcoming atmosphere that attracts budget-minded travelers seeking something by the beach -- but those looking for proximity to dining options and other conveniences might want to look elsewhere.

Location

Across the street from the beach on southwestern coast of San Andres island

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The hotel is situated right across the street from the beach on the southwestern coast of San Andres island, a Colombian island in the Caribbean that's off the coast of Nicaragua. With lots of coral reefs, it's a popular destination for snorkeling and diving. There's not much in the immediate area; guests will have to drive, or take a cab or bus to explore more of the island or to reach dining options, so it might not be the most convenient location for all. Hoyo Soplador, a hole in the beach that shoots up ocean water, is a five-minute drive from the property. Some of the island's other top attractions include Morgan's Cave (13-minute drive), Spratt Bight Beach (30-minute drive), and Old Point Regional Mangrove Park (30-minute drive). Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport is about a half-hour drive north. 

Rooms

Clean, simple rooms have air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, and mini-fridges; plus private bathrooms, but not all have hot showers

Rooms here are fairly simple, but they're clean and homey. White walls and tile floors provide a clean backdrop to simple furnishings and colorful beachy paintings on the walls. Beds are topped with white linens. Colorful throws and accent pillows provide a pop of vibrancy, as do curtains. All rooms have desks, flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, electronic safes, and air-conditioning, and though there's free WI-Fi, it's a bit spotty and not always reliable. Bathrooms are also a bit dated, but they're clean. They have external sinks located outside of the bathrooms, as well as being equipped with walk-in showers. Basic toiletries like soap are provided. Note that not all rooms have hot water showers.

Features

Modest features include an outdoor pool with bar and kids' pool, plus a restaurant that serves three meals a day

Though it's a small hotel, the property offers a number of extras that add value and convenience to a stay here. There's a nice outdoor pool as well as a separate kids' pool; both are surrounded by loungers. It features a swim-up bar with seating in the water. Dining-wise, the hotel has a small restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast is included in all rates, plus guests can also include dinner and/or lunch in their bookings.

Guests can rent motorcycles, bikes, and snorkeling gear through the hotel. The property also has a dive shop that offers diving courses, equipment rentals. guided tours, and other services. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi, but the signal is slow.

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Carretera Circunvalar Km. 13, Colombia

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