Many Junior and Grand Suites have fireplaces; just call the front desk and someone will come to start a fire
Colorful orchids on display across the property
Some rooms in the front of the hotel have balconies, and double-pane windows keep out most of the noise
Live jazz, elegant lighting and a respectable selection of wines at Casa Medina’s terrace restaurant
What To Know
It’s a solid 45-minute ($6) cab ride to La Candelaria, home to most of the city’s museums, churches and other tourist destinations; call ahead for a taxi, as not all are willing to make the journey through Bogota’s notorious traffic
Most of Casa Medina’s staff speaks English, but that’s not the case everywhere in the city
While Bogota’s security situation has improved dramatically in recent years, it’s worth splurging on a taxi after dark
Parking on site
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Historic boutique gem in Bogota’s gourmet district with two restaurants and a 24/7 gym
Bogota’s premier boutique hotel was built in 1945 by Don Santiago Medina. An architectural gem even in upscale Barrio Rosales, the mansion has since been declared a part of the capital’s patrimony, requiring elegant conservation efforts on the part of the owners. Historic details such as ornate wood-paneled walls, herringbone floors and grand staircases mix with modern furnishings (a living sculpture of hanging orchids, shag carpets, chrome trunks that double as coffee tables).
Bed and Bath
Many of Casa Medina’s 58 guestrooms are in the original building, complete with polished stone and inlaid wood. Each of these rooms is unique, with some showcasing entire walls of hand-carved wood, others overarched with wood beams supporting whitewashed ceilings, a nod to Colombia’s Spanish colonial past. The stained glass windows that glow above the staircases are all original, while an impressive collection of artwork accentuates the architect’s taste for classic French and Spanish styles. The rooms in the newer portion of the property tastefully continue the theme, with stone fireplaces, carved columns and era-appropriate furnishings. The amenities are decidedly modern, with plasma TVs, iPod alarm clocks, fully stocked minibars and free WiFi access. The modern glass and marble bathrooms come complete with rainfall showers, hair dryers and Lotto toiletries.
The smallish 24-hour gym is well equipped with state-of-the-art machines, and only guests with an electronic room key can operate the leather-clad elevators. There are two excellent restaurants on-site: a fine dining establishment in a beautiful setting with chandeliers, parquet floors and lots of polished wood, and a more casual option (gourmet pizzas and salads) occupying the interior terrace. Of course, Casa Medina’s location in the heart of Zona G means that a wealth of Colombian and international foodie destinations lie just beyond the hotel’s landmark brick and stone walls.
Four Seasons Hotel Bogotá Casa Medina
Carrera 7, 69A-22
How to Get There
Flights are available to El Dorado International Airport (BOG) from major U.S. cities on a variety of carriers. Private car transfers are available from BOG, about two miles away, for approximately $30 to the hotel and approximately $25 from the hotel to BOG; both can be arranged through the property. For those renting a car, self-parking is free.