The breakfast buffet is a belt-loosening spread of rice and beans, sausages, meat-filled arepas, fruit, bread and more
The responsive staff is quick to accommodate requests
The streets around the hotel are quiet (great for sleeping), but a few blocks away is a shopping district and happening restaurant and bar scene
What To Know
Friendly front desk, although impeccable English can be hard to come by (true throughout the city)
Despite this being the land of Juan Valdez, don’t expect free coffee in your room. You can, however, snag free water at the gym
You may be tempted to stay in La Candelaria, near the city’s historical sights, but you’ll be happier (and safer) after dark in this neighborhood
Members will be charged a 16 percent VAT tax by the property upon check-out that is exempt to foreigners of Colombia. To avoid this fee, be sure to provide documentation at the time of check-in.
Parking on site
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Designer pad in a hip Bogota enclave, with edgy gold decor, a rooftop pool and celeb chef–helmed restaurant
All glass and concrete, the hotel’s stark, boxy exterior belies its warm interiors by Nini Andrade Silva. Almost everything, from the honeycomb ceiling to a palm tree statue gleams gold, as if touched by King Midas — and it works. Other special design touches include neat rows of Panama-style aguadeños hats behind the bar and indigenous rain- and corn-dance costumes encased in glass on the lounge walls. Breakfast is taken in a light- and plant-filled atrium next to a long fireplace.
Bed and Bath
Almost Scandinavian in their modernity, the guestrooms are well laid out, with large picture windows (some floor-to-ceiling) and huge, comfy beds with crisp white linens. Though more neutral than the lobby, they preserve the hotel’s design cred with cowhide chairs and subtle gold detailing. Robe and slipper sets and three-headed Grohe showers come standard, and while the huge soaking tubs don’t, they’re so relaxing it just might be worth upgrading to a corner Business Suite.
Signature restaurant La Leo, fronted by renowned Colombian chef Leonor “Leo” Espinosa, turns out seriously savory fare, from grilled octopus to beef medallions with mushroom cream sauce. Side note: The room service menu is also worth a look, with options like chorizo sandwiches and shredded-duck rice. Go up in the world to the rooftop pool and lounge and enjoy designer cocktails, cool beats and views of the city. Or go subterranean to the pampering spa, which is inspired by the earth and sea.
In the Area
Head a few blocks in any direction and you’ll land on more dining, boozing and shopping options than you could manage in a dozen trips. Club Colombia, in an ivy-covered mansion and run by the country’s national beer company, is moodily romantic and serves high-end versions of classic Colombian dishes. The neighborhood of La Candelaria is worth a visit or two for its colonial architecture, cathedrals, alleyway markets and the Museo de Oro. On Sundays (and holidays) the city turns many of the main roads over to joggers, bicyclists and the sporadic wandering tourist in what’s called the Ciclovia. Walk 40 minutes up Carrera 7 to the open-air Sunday Mercado de las Pulgas market in under-the-radar Usaquén, another colonial gem full of ritzy restaurants.