Four Seasons Hotel Bogotá Casa Medina
What We Love
- 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
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
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.
How to Get There
Beatiful 1940s building redone to 4 Season quality fit out.
I few small flaws, like prolonged time to settle in due to rooms we rejected.
We were offered to pay more but as veteran travellers we declined as AMEX assures upgrades if availble.
Room was very nice as well as bath for us with double sinks etc.
Bed too soft for my purposes. But overall a good quality stay
Amazing property, location and staff! Everything you would expect from a Four Seasons! Perfect location. The hotel is surrounded by restaurants, bars and coffee shops. We are already planning our next trip to Columbia.
The hotel staff anticipated my needs in every stage of the stay from check-in to check out. By their utmost level of anticipation of my needs -my stay was seamless and very relaxing.
I was impressed on how they pay attention to the smallest details to make your stay carefree.
Their welcome fruits have labels on the side for each of them which is very good.