Hotel Overview

Decameron Barú is located amidst a tropical forest and its architectural design intermingles with an ecological environment surrounded by many beaches, among which is the popular ‘Playa Blanca’, considered one of the best beaches of the Colombian Caribbean, and the luxurious ‘Playa Puntilla’ beach, where our travelers may enjoy a private club and several sports such as kayaking, rowing, scuba and snorkeling.
Partying and enjoyment are guaranteed, enlivened with the rhythms from the countries of the great Caribbean basin such as ‘champeta’, a genre that mixes African and Colombian Indigenous sounds and that introduces travelers to the local culture.
As a complement to pleasure, you may sharpen your senses with the delicacies of typical and renowned Colombian Caribbean cuisine.
From this destination you may explore Cartagena’s colonial history and visit other important cities from Colombia’s northern territory such as Barranquilla, a commercial, river and sea port and seat of the multitudinous Carnival, as well as historic Santa Marta, considered the most beautiful bay in America.

Property Information

Total rooms: 366

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General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 21
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds. 

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.  Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.  Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.


Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 star tripadvisor rating 4140 reviews
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Worst staying of my life

    The hotel looks amazing from the outside. We arrive maybe 3 hours before the check in time believing that they were going to give us our room earlier after a very long trip.. and they make us wait in the lobby without AC for 3 hours, it was crazy hot, my wife was pregnant, we were very tired, i tried to explain this to the staff but they didn't help... Then when we finally got our room, we find out it was a very old and ugly room... They gave us a twin room with small beds and we were so tired that we just take the room, we were not going to wait for 3 more hours to change room... Then when we were trying to enjoy the beach, pool and hotel there were these sellers who were soooooo annoying, the first thing i did when they approach us was to tell them that we were not interested but they didn't care, they were all day talking to us, trying to sell us some kind of subscription to the Hotel AND WE DIDN'T WANT IT, AND WE TOLD THEM WE DIDN'T WANT IT AND THEY JUST KEEP TRYING TO SELL US THE SUBSCRIPTION. I was so tired of these guys that i just wanted to be in my room watching some netflix... But they don't offer wifi, there is just a small tv probably from the 90's. And the food, omg the food... I was hopping to try some delicious traditional colombian food, but that was just... I dont know how to describe it... Just awful... So no wifi, no respectable tv, very rude staff, very old ugly rooms, annoying salesman everywhere, bad food: Worst vacation experience of my life... some salesman told me is the best hotel in Colombia but i really have to disagree... it has a lot of potential, but they really need to improve a lot of things.

    Nov 02, 2019
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    :( upset

    We were travelling from Canada! Unfortunately our experience wasn’t good :( there was around 4 different situations that made us feel uncomfortable. The reception staff Doesn’t have good Customer service. NO LGBT friendly. A guy in the Italian restaurant and a girl in the towels area were super rude with us. I can’t recommend at this time. The management team doesn’t work well. :/

    Oct 28, 2019
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Family time with grandparents

    The reception staff were super rude. Do not arrived before the checking time otherwise you have to wait in the lobby( horribly hot) for few hours because you are not allow to use the hotel facilities. Until we got upset they didn’t change their attitude. Left a very bad first impression. The chairs are very uncomfortable. The worst day of our holidays.

    Sep 30, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Destination Weeding

    Stayed at this resort for a week, most of The personnel is very friendly however we had a situation where lunch , which is buffet style, was supposed to be over at 3:00 and we got there at 2:30 and everything was already picked up... we asked a couple of the workers and they said it was over at 2:30 with was not true as I had just arrived the night before & was given a schedule showing 3:00 as the end of lunch....after complaining one of the Waiters went to the kitchen & brought out some fish & salad..... so my recommendation will be to get there early for your meals, tip your waiter the diary day & they will treat you well the rest of your stay....

    Sep 12, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Amazing Time...

    Just got back from our beautiful trip to Decameron Barú... The views, beach, pools, food, entertainment and ballet were phenomenal. The "Animation Wow" staff with Frijolito, Larry, José, Mini, Lalis and Jefferson were amongst our favorite parts of the trip, always making sure there was no dull moment. There were different activities and shows every day at different times suitable for all members of the family. We were able to plot the days accordingly to enjoy the resort to the fullest, in conformity to our needs. Some of the resort staff, such as reception, is in need of customer service training, but other reviews have covered that subject and there's no need to rehash. All in all, every member of my family agreed we would definitely return to this resort and were sad to leave.

    Aug 31, 2019
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