The capital city of Colombia is a city in which visitors can find a long list of things to do, excellent restaurants and interesting sites. The Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) is a particular highlight, along with the many markets which sell a wonderful selection of locally crafted goods. It is easy to use Bogota simply as a stop over when on route to other destinations within Colombia due to its impressive connections, however, it is worth spending a couple of nights here. To tempt you further – here’s a list of 6 of the best luxury hotels in Bogota;
1. The B.O.G.
Although the name may be questionable, the BOG is undeniably one of the most modern and well-respected hotels in the city. This is the only hotel in Colombia to be part of the Design Hotels group, and it’s an honour that is well deserved. Inspired by the ancient gold treasures that have been found throughout the country, the decoration is in emerald green and black, giving it a chic and luxurious finish. There are 55 rooms and all offer an excellent range of facilities including minibar and complimentary WiFi. Thanks to the hotels great location, guests can also enjoy a fabulous selection of bars and restaurants within walking distance.
2. Four Seasons Casa Medina
Exposed bricks, living walls and beamed ceilings is what awaits guests to this luxury hotel which perfectly mixes contemporary design with authentic features. The Casa Medina serves up everything one would expect from the Four Seasons name, including exceptional facilities such as a full gym, spa and wonderful restaurant. Tapas and exciting cocktails are served every night, making this a great place to start or end a night out in the capital city. Each of the 62 rooms are very comfortable, featuring classic designs and plenty of amenities such as a pillow menu and luxury toiletries.
3. The Orchids
The fabulous location of this hotel in the heart of Bogota’s colourful Candelaria district is one of the many features which make it such a good choice for accommodation in the city. The Orchids oozes traditional sophistication, with just 8 suites which are all individually decorated in opulent themes and named after different plays and operas. Antique furniture is complimented by the neo-classical house in which it resides and unique artwork on the walls, giving it a boudoir feel. Guests can stroll outside into the nearby streets which are a photogenic dream, lined with colourful houses that Colombia is so famous for.
4. Sofitel Victoria Regia
This 5-star hotel is a classic property in the exclusive northern region of Bogota, encircled by first-class restaurants and bars. The Sofitel is ideal for those seeking all the benefits from one of the big hotel brand names, as this modern hotel delivers on every level. The 102 rooms (including 5 suites) are decorated in bold colours, complimented by chic furniture and unique artwork. In each, guests will find a flat screen TV, complimentary WiFi, a king size bed with luxury linen, desk, safe, iron, minibar, iDock and spacious marble bathroom. There is a restaurant onsite, which serves a combination of classic Mediterranean food made with local ingredients, all overseen by the highly respected chef, Mauricio Rodriguez.
5. The W
Glitz and glamour await any guests at the W Hotel in central Bogota. This arty hotel is outrageously colourful, with metallic accents and bold wallpapers throughout. The fabulous interior is not for the feint-hearted, but truly is a unique place to stay in this modern city. All around the hotel there is a vast selection of trendy bars, fashionable shops and stylish restaurants. The vibrant décor is reflected in the rooms, which all boast floor to ceiling windows alongside 42 inch LCD smart TV’s, iDocks, complimentary WiFi, rainforest showers, bathrobes, coffee machines, luxury toiletries and huge beds. If there is one special feature about this hotel, it has to be the rooftop pool. The views from the top are wonderful, and the poolside bar serves an impressive selection of cocktails for you to enjoy between laps.
6. Four Seasons Bogota
Located in the heart of Bogota’s busy and modern Zona T, the Four Seasons Bogota is a popular option for accommodation in during a holiday to this city. It offers a serene mix of luxury facilities, first class service and elegant dining. Polished wood floors can be found throughout, with original pieces of art and other charming touches such as hand-made rugs. The rooms boast a long list of amenities including free WiFi, Nespresso machine, minibar, safe and gigantic beds. There is a state of the art fitness centre, spa, steam room and library. If you like sushi, look no further than the Kuru restaurant which serves fantastic Japanese cuisine.
Simon Williams is Director of Bespoke Latin America. Bespoke Latin America is a luxury travel company specialising in tailor made holidays to Latin America.
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