Hotel Casa De Nelly Reviews
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This was one of the best places I've stayed. A beautiful old country house with a great garden that felt like being at home. It feels more like staying with a group of friends. The owner was so knowledgeable and helpful about the area and what to do. The in house chef made amazing home cooked meals for breakfast and dinner (with advance notice). Cheap too, 5k for breakfast and 10k for dinner. Our double room was HUGE. Hot water all the time. This place is worth going to just to relax here!
Look no further in San Agustín - wonderful home cooked food daily, great staff. It's a walk from the town but the setting is beautiful. You will stay longer than intended!
great place!!! great staff!!! all perfect!!! hey ho gustavo (the chef)!!!
Really nice hostel with pleasant staff. They can buy you the bus ticket for Bogota. The food is excellent! You can go walking to the archeological park.
I do recommend taking a taxi to the hostel as it is hard to navigate the streets when first arriving in San Agustin. Upon arriving you are greeted very friendly and warm. Were given a tour of the property there was a fresh pie coming out of the oven. they had beers in the fridge and fruit on the counter so if you would like to help yourself you simply filled out a receipt about you wee charged at check out. they were very helpful with info! after our tour let us come back and shower amazing
What all great hostels should have: lovely staff, great breakfast, communal dinners, proper coffee, honesty beer fridge, cat and dogs, nice clean rooms, beautiful gardens. One od the very best.
Lovely place in a beautiful location. Would definitely recommend. The only negatives were; 1) The food situation is confusing. You can sort of get them to make you food, but it's not always obvious how it works. The BBQ the put on is good and has a nice atmosphere. It would probably make more sense for them to have a set group meal where you write up your name. 2) Washing. There are washing machines that you can technically use, but in reality you can't as they're in use.
A beautiful old house with some great outdoor and social areas. A bit out of town which is ok as the town itself has not much to offer. A short walk to the archeology park as well.
Something you must know if you’re visiting San Agustín is that you’ll have to walk a lot, but going up and down the hills will give you stunning views. Casa de Nelly isn’t far away from neither town nor the main archeological park, but it’s true you’ve to walk and sometimes is tiring. I slept in single room shown on the 7th picture and it was amazing! The garden and house details are so pretty. Dinner isn’t included (12.000 COP) but it’s so delicious. There are interesting books for reading.
It's an amazingly awesome place with wonderful gardens, cozy rooms, comfy beds and chill vibe. The staff was so helpful and provided excellent restaurant recommendations and ways to get to attractions. It's great if you want some peace and quiet or connect with others. There' s a side kitchen available to guests that has some good bones but I wished it was much better planned, more useable and much better maintained like the main kitchen. If you don't plan to cook, it's not an issue.
We loved staying at this hostel. It felt like a home away from home. It was about 15 mins walk from the centre of San Augustin and had a lovely garden to sit and relax in and the rooms were really nice. The staff were amazing, really helpful and friendly. Gustavo's cooking was really tasty, and their army of pets were also very amusing!
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Truly beautiful setting, very relaxing and friendly.
The biggest drawback with this place is its location as it´s a good 30 minutes walk from town up a steep hill. Saying that, it´s very peaceful and is ideal for those who wish to relax. The hostel is more like a country house and is both atmospheric and characterful. The staff are friendly but only one member speaks English. Beer is sold and breakfast is served in the morning for a fee. The dorm rooms are clean and comfortable and this place offers a different hostel experience completely.
We passed a very nice time!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 41+
- (1 review)
t first man welcome us is very nice and helpful, the other guy(sorry, I can't speak Spanish. And he cant speak english. In the morning, I ask for breakfast, he seems understand and ask me if I want a coffee. 20 minutes later, he only prepare coffee and no breakfast.... Tye day people are waiting us because we cant have breakfast before we should leave. But basically I like this place a lot. Very comfortable place can enjoy and relax there. Thank you provide this place for us to stay
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 31-40
- (1 review)
I had a great stay at "Casa de Nelly". Everything was very good and I almost felt like "part of the family". Great! - and I am going back tomorrow!
This hostel is set in a garden setting and has been around for more than 20 years. It has an excellent cook and diners run from 12-18.000 pesos, soda and beers are also available. Staff is very helpful and knowledgeable about the area. There is a kitchen for guest to use. I stayed in room, 4 a privet room with a great view. Wi-Fi is good but not always available.
An excellent stay - Julio, Harry and Refaine were wonderful hosts and made me feel very welcome. The house is beautiful, the rooms very bright, clean and comfortable, and the garden is well-kept too. It is a little far out but I really didn't find this to be a problem. Highly recommended.