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The Plantation House Salento

Calle 7 No. 1-04, Salento 631020 Colombia
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#20 of 131 Speciality lodging in Salento
Nestled in the foothills of the Andes, halfway between the towns of Armenia and Pereira, Salento is in the heart of Colombian coffee country. Conveniently located some 6-8 hours by bus from Medellin, 7-9 hours from Bogota and 4-5 hours from Cali, Salento is the perfect stop off point to explore Colombia´s coffee country. And when you are in Salento, Plantation House (only 5 blocks from the main plaza) is the best location for you to stay. The original Plantation House (PH 1) is a 100 year old coffee plantation house that offers small dormitory and private accommodation with and without ensuite bathrooms, lounge and kitchen facilities. Plantation House Two (PH 2) is a renovated traditional style farmhouse set in 2 acres of land and is literally across the road from the original Plantation House. This also offers both small dormitory and private accommodation with and without ensuite bathrooms. Both Plantation Houses have gas fired hot water systems. Amongst the many services we offer our guests are WIFI, free internet, kitchen facilities, free coffee, book exchanges and book shop PLUS the best most current and accurate tourist information in Salento. In both the Plantation Houses new kitchen and social areas with fireplaces have been constructed. The Plantation Houses have extensive gardens, with a myriad of flowers and native trees and of course a few coffee plants, hammocks and WIFI access.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle bus service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Secured parking
Horseback riding
Outdoor fireplace
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
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Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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sadeeyor wrote a review Apr 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom854 contributions57 helpful votes
Tim's yer Man in Cafetera (but challenge him at chess at yer peril). Bring a book for Cristina - you'll likely find a page-turner to swap it for. As for Collie Keira: just bring her your love, as you succumb to slow death by slobber, courtesy of Newfoundland Stan & Jack Ye Olde English Sheepdog. If you're not a canine hound, there are other clean & character-free hostels down the village. Stay not here. But fine with canine, lap up this rustic place. Tim's a tad Yorkshire gruffalo at times, but he's a mine of worthwhile opinion & local knowledge. I'd done coffee tours elsewhere, so didn't bother, but he seems much in demand for good reason. Cocora is of course the flagship hike, and the hummingbird species rival the Chiriqui Highlands of Panama. On another day, however, I urge you to complement this with a trip just outside town to Kasaguadua (ask Tim to reserve it, if numbers permit) where, on a strenuous up'n'down hike through the forest levels, the professor who is Carlos will tell you the true health of the land. Salento is a great base for tons of activities, as well as being one of the best looking towns in the country, good bars & trout restaurants, live music under the mirador. Plant yersel here for three days or four or more. There's a wee kitchen, free coffee straight off the finca, browse a book from the shelf, pet some pooches. Could be worse.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Flyfreemark wrote a review Jan 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada303 contributions97 helpful votes
Tim and Christine and family are wonderful hosts. The rooms are well maintained and excellent shower in my room. Felt right at home. If you are a dog person their gentle giants will love you up for the belly rub. Their residence just up the block a few houses is a perfect spot to enjoy gorgeous sunsets Tim’s coffee tour is very cool. He’s an expert for sure and knows how to maintain/produce the traditional varieties. Learned so much I had no concept of before and I’ll know what to look for in the future. You might try the sweet aromatic liquor distilled from the first wash of the beans. Good enough I took a little bottle home
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: Didn’t answer the shared bathroom question yes / no because they have either one depending on the...
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Estaban57 wrote a review Dec 2019
Canberra, Australia109 contributions23 helpful votes
Stayed at this hotel as part of a group tour. The rooms are very basic and bathroom facilities are shared betwwen several rooms. The word quaint would describe this place perfectly. You are definitely paying for luxury, if fact the opposite would be more precise. The ownere is originally from Australia and you can rely on good English being spoken. We were the first group to have catered food provided and it was quite good. The accommodation is an easy ten minute stroll from the town centre.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Leedstraveller2017 wrote a review Nov 2019
Leeds, United Kingdom27 contributions10 helpful votes
This is probably one of the best coffee tours I have been on. Tim (AKA Don Eduardo) gives you a very detailed break down of coffee production and you get to see it from the harvested bean right through it being roasted, ground and get to taste some different varieties through various roastings. We also stayed overnight in the hostel. Don’t expect any frills, but the rooms are clean with power and the shower is very good with plenty of hot water. There is also a kitchen with a fridge where you’re able to store a bit of food which we made use of to have some breakfast the next day. If you don’t like dogs this is not the place for you, the owner has quite a few but they are very well behaved and rather lovely. And of course, there is free coffee to help yourself to during the day
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Date of stay: November 2019
Emma B wrote a review Nov 2019
31 contributions3 helpful votes
On our first night at Plantation house we had a private room and bathroom- it was nice a good shower and great bed. The second day there was some confusion about us having to leave but we were ensured by the owner it was fine. A few hours later he knocked on our door and told us “like we were told at check in we could only stay one night”. We were never told that the room was available for only one night and he was very short with us.... so in the pouring rain we relocated (with no help from the staff)- fine. The second room didn’t even compare to the first yet it was the same price. The shower had no pressure and was cold. I went to the reception to notify them about this. One of the staff just kept walking away as I was talking to him and another guest ensured me that they had no water and it was a town wide problem- again fine. But the staff was not informative and actually quite rude walking away and not even explaining to me- it was another guest. We didn’t have water for 2 days in the room and were told it was in the entire town. On the 3rd day after a very fun morning of mountain biking we were covered in mud and wanted a shower. Our room still had no pressure and no hot water. We went to reception and they came to turn on the hot water. Still nothing so AGAIN in the pouring rain we moved rooms (with no help from the staff). When we moved back to the old room there was no cold water and only scorching hot. Now frustrated after 2 hours with no shower we ended up taking a shower in a different room. He explained to us that of course the other room had water because it’s on the reserve. So why not put us there in the first place???? Upon checkout we verbalized all of this to the owners wife. She apologized but kept saying that the room was only available for one night and that the water happens like this in the entire town. She ended up giving us a free bag of coffee with her apology- which we appreciate for her listening and hopefully improvements. Ultimately the staff need better communication with each other and some more basic customer service.. in conclusion look for a different hostel.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$19 - US$32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Plantation House Salento
Which popular attractions are close to The Plantation House Salento?
Nearby attractions include Iglesia Nuestra Señora del Carmen (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Plantation House Salento?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and shuttle bus service.
Is parking available at The Plantation House Salento?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Plantation House Salento?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hamburguesería El Cacharrito, Cumana Bistro Food, and Beta Town Bar&Grill.
Is The Plantation House Salento located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Salento.
Are pets allowed at The Plantation House Salento?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Plantation House Salento?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.