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Outdoor pool, open 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM, pool umbrellas
Outdoor pool, open 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM, pool umbrellas
Outdoor pool, open 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM, pool umbrellas
In-room safe, individually decorated, desk, laptop workspace

Overview of Samawi

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3.5 star property
3.5-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Spratt Bight Beach

8.0/10 Very good

146 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
21 Cra. 1, San Andrés, San Andrés y Providencia, 880001
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • Room service
  • Business center
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Front desk safe
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of San Andrés

Getting around

  • San Andres (ADZ-Gustavo Rojas Pinilla Intl.) - 10 min drive

About this property


3.5-star hotel in the city center
A free breakfast buffet, a poolside bar, and a terrace are just a few of the amenities provided at Samawi. Be sure to enjoy a meal at Restaurante Cardamomo, the onsite restaurant. In addition to laundry facilities and a bar, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • An outdoor pool with pool umbrellas and a lifeguard on site
  • A front desk safe, smoke-free premises, and a 24-hour front desk
  • An elevator and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews say great things about the location
Room features
All guestrooms at Samawi boast perks such as laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi and safes.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • 49-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Daily housekeeping, electrical adapters/chargers, and desks


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 80 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - midnight
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 1:00 PM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (1 year old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Parents must have child's birth certificate and photo ID*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Lifeguard on site

What to do

  • Beach access

Working away

  • Business center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Visual alarms in hallways


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 49-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Electrical adapters/chargers


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Guidebooks/recommendations

Special features


Restaurante Cardamomo - Onsite restaurant.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • For stays on or after January 1, 2023, 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.

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities
  • Shuttle services

Children & extra beds

  • 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 non-Columbian citizens) 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.

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

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; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, 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 room service is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Property Registration Number 64214

Also known as

Samawi Hotel San Andres
Samawi Hotel
Samawi San Andres
Hotel Samawi San Andres
San Andres Samawi Hotel
Hotel Samawi
Samawi Hotel
Samawi San Andrés
Samawi Hotel San Andrés

Frequently asked questions

Does Samawi offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Samawi does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Samawi?
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 staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Samawi?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Samawi?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Samawi?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Samawi.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Samawi?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 1:00 PM.
What is there to do at Samawi and nearby?
Samawi has an outdoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near Samawi?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Restaurante Cardamomo. The dining venue will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include La Regatta (4-min walk), Peruwok (4-min walk), and Miss Celia (4-min walk).
What's the area around Samawi like?
Samawi is located near Spratt Bight Beach, just a short 7-minute walk from Coton Cay and 4 minutes' walk from La Regatta. Travelers say that the hotel is in a great location.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/10 Fair

This property is mediocre at its most. It is well located, close to everything, good breakfast and from the rooms you have a beautiful view of the sea. The room was tiny for 3 people, the bathroom extremely uncomfortable, there were lots of bugs in the room and the towels extremely dirty. You won’t get your money’s worth at this place
Patricia, 4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Diego, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Samawi is a very new hotel, beautiful and clean, very friendly staff. We would come back
Manuel Antonio, 5-night romance trip
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4/10 Fair

VIP GOLD STATUS not honored.
VIP GOLD STATUS not honored. Do not stay here whatever you do. Worst hotel in Colombia I’ve stayed in after traveling for over a month. Cold cold water. No shampoo. Wifi so slow Google map searches doesn’t work. Broken security box. Rude staff at entry with a big attitude and quick to raise their voice. Disastrous check-in process and rooms ready very late; was not ready to five even though a gold exclusive reservation with Early check-in and standard check in at 3pm. Hotel has no service training and lacks far behind the industry standard. I was so upset with the experience I wanted to leave halfway through the reservation. Only positives are pool with nice view and delicious breakfast.
Gustavo, 3-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Hi all, This property is really good , however the staff and the service are really bad and that can ruin the experience .
Ronald, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

The staff was nice, friendly and helpful. Breakfast was very good. No VIP treatment. The room was small with partial view. Wifi was the worse I have seen. Waited until 4pm to get our room. Pool closes too early, like 6 or 7pm. Water in pool was not clear.
Aldo, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Carlos, 3-night trip
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2/10 Poor

The only thing good about this hotel is the location. We rent a suite with hot water that we did not have for 5 nights out of 6 of our whole reservations, when we ask why the hotel did not have hot water the front desk basically lied to us saying that no property have hot water (this was not our first time in San Andres so we know this was a lie). The water pressure was a total joke, good luck showering with a drip of water. The toilet, of course, was also not working. On the first day, no water pressure and no water on the toilet. The second day after complaining several times we get the toilet fixed, still no water pressure. On the third day again complained of not being able to have a decent shower in one of the supposed best hotels on the island, front desk mentioned that they will communicate again to management. On the four day, not only we still didn't have pressure, but at the time we came back from the beach, there was no water at all at the property. On the Fifth day, I basically needed to wait at the front desk until I have the maintenance management Jhon Morales come and fix the freaking shower. We basically spend 5 days of our 6-day vacation complaining about a basic thing for what the hotel management did nothing and did not even show their face. If you want to get a scam stay here, if you want a real vacation stay in any other property the Arena Blanca hotel is beside the Samawi, is preferable to check that out instead of this property without descent service.
DIEGO, 6-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Clean, staff is professional
2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent view.
3-night romance trip
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